Appendix B. Resources Listed here are websites and mailing lists which will help the reader to further their knowledge of the topics covered in this book.
An internet search on ‘asteroids’ will yield over 650000 hits – too many to include all of them here! This list may differ slightly from that in the book as recent additions, deletions and changes have been incorporated.
I haven’t attempted to list telescopes or imagers as there are just too many combinations (and too many manufacturers and suppliers) to do so, as you will have seen from the examples in this book and the multiplicity of advertisements in astronomy magazines and on the internet. To help you make your choice do talk to the more experienced amateurs, go along to your local astronomy group or contact your national organization who will be able to give you advice.
Amateur astronomers and observatories
Table B.8. Websites – Amateurs astronomers and observatories
Ansbro E. – Kingsland Observatory
Birtwhistle P. – Great Shefford Observatory
Great Shefford Observatory
Mount Abbeydale Observatory
Črni Vrh Observatory
Črni Vrh Observatory
Fletcher J, – Mount Tuffley Observatory
Mount Tuffley Observatory
Higgins D. – Hunters Hill Observatory
Hunter T. – Grasslands Observatory
British Astronomical Association : I&I Section : Nick James’ Observatory
Rebrícek amatérskych astronómov - objavitelov asteroidov z archívu SkyMorph
The Website of Marco Langbroek - stone age archaeology, Dutch meteorites, meteor astronomy
Guide to recovering/discovering objects in the NEAT archive
Guide to recovering/discovering objects in the Skymorph / NEAT archive
Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS)
Pan-Starrs - Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System - Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii
The Spacewatch Project
Spacewatch Fast Moving Object Project
UAO-DLR Asteroid Survey (UDAS)
The UAO - DLR Asteroid Survey
Please note that some packages may contain features other than those indicated by the table headings. Electronic cameras (CCD, DSLR and video) will come with their own software but most, if not all, will work with other packages. For example I use Megastar to point my telescope and Astroart to obtain the images.
(a) Astrometry and photometry
Table B.20. Websites – Software, (a) Astrometry and photometry
The Handbook of Astronomical Image Processing with AIP4Win Software by Richard Berry and James Burnell