Websites

 

Contents

 

Updated 2017 February 14

 

Weather

 

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology - http://www.bom.gov.au/index.php

 

BBC Weather - http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/

 

EUMETSAT - http://www.eumetsat.int/website/home/index.html

 

Jet Stream Analysis and Forecasts - http://squall.sfsu.edu/crws/jetstream.html

 

Metcheck UK - http://www.metcheck.com/UK/

           

Hobbies/Astronomy - http://www.metcheck.com/HOBBIES/astronomy.asp#.US3nPqJIiz4

 

Met Office - http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/

 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - http://www.noaa.gov/

 

            National Weather Service - http://www.weather.gov/

 

            National Hurricane Service - http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

 

MetService (New Zealand) - http://www.metservice.com/national/home

 

Sat24 - http://www.sat24.com/

 

Southampton Weather - http://www.southamptonweather.co.uk/

 

Organisations

 

Astronomical Society of South Africa - http://assa.saao.ac.za/

 

            Shallow Sky Section - http://assa.saao.ac.za/sections/shallow-sky/

 

Auckland Astronomical Society - http://www.astronomy.org.nz/new/public/default.aspx

 

British Astronomical Association (BAA) - http://britastro.org/baa/

 

Comet section – http://www.britastro.org/comet

 

BAA/TA comet image archive - http://www.britastro.org/cometobs/

           

Computing section - http://britastro.org/computing/

 

Robotic Telescope Project - http://www.britastro.org/robotscope/

 

Cometary ARchive for Afrho  (CARA) - http://cara.uai.it/

 

            CARA Yahoo group - http://it.groups.yahoo.com/group/COMETS-CARA/

 

Comet section of Belgian Association for Astronomy, Meteorology, Geophysics and Related Sciences (VVS) - http://www.vvs.be/werkgroepen/werkgroep-kometen

 

Comet Section of the Iberoamerican Astronomical League - http://cometobservations.freeservers.com/index.html

 

Dutch Comet Section - http://www.kometen.nl/

 

Hampshire Astronomical Group - http://www.hantsastro.org.uk/

 

Italian Organisation of Minor Planet Observers (UAI) - http://asteroidi.uai.it/

 

T3: Finding Comets in the Asteroid Population - http://asteroidi.uai.it/t3.htm

 

Comet Follow-Up Astrometric Program - http://asteroidi.uai.it/cfuap.htm

 

Royal Astronomical Society - http://www.ras.org.uk/

 

Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand - http://rasnz.org.nz/

 

Slovenian MBK Team - http://www.orion-drustvo.si/MBKTeam/comets.htm

 

            Extinction calculator - http://www.orion-drustvo.si/MBKTeam/comets/extinction.htm

 

Society for Popular Astronomy (SPA) - http://www.popastro.com/

 

Spanish comet observing group - http://astrosurf.com/cometas-obs/

 

Cometas_Obs Yahoo group - http://es.groups.yahoo.com/group/Cometas_Obs/

 

CCD Cometary Photometry: The Spanish Approach. Presentation by Mark Kidger - http://www.astrosurf.com/comets/tecnicas/Photometry_archivos/frame.htm

 

FoCAs - http://www.astrosurf.com/orodeno/focas/

 

The Astronomer (TA)-  The Astronomer

 

VdS-Fachgruppe Kometen (Comet Section of Germany) - http://kometen.fg-vds.de/fgk_hpe.htm

            Analysis of brighter or interesting comets - http://kometen.fg-vds.de/aktause.htm

            Interesting fainter comets - http://kometen.fg-vds.de/schwache.htm

 

International Astronomical Union (IAU)

 

International Astronomical Union - http://www.iau.org/

 

            Division F Planetary Systems and Bioastronomy http://www.iau.org/science/scientific_bodies/divisions/F/

 

            Commission C F2 Exoplanets and the Solar system http://www.iau.org/science/scientific_bodies/commissions/F2/

 

            Working Group – F WG Near Earth Objects http://www.iau.org/science/scientific_bodies/working_groups/171/

 

            Working Group F WG Small Bodies Nomenclature (SBN) http://www.iau.org/science/scientific_bodies/working_groups/97/

 

            Commission C.A4  Inter-Division A-F Commission Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy http://www.iau.org/science/scientific_bodies/commissions/A4/

 

IAU Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams (CBAT) http://www.cbat.eps.harvard.edu/index.html

 

            Headlines - http://www.cbat.eps.harvard.edu/Headlines.html

 

            IAU Comet-naming Guidelines  - http://www.cbat.eps.harvard.edu/cometnameg.html

 

International Comet Quarterly (ICQ) - http://www.icq.eps.harvard.edu/index.html

 

            Cometary Science Archive - http://www.csc.eps.harvard.edu/index.html

 

            Edgar Wilson Award - http://www.cbat.eps.harvard.edu/special/EdgarWilson.html

 

Minor Planet Center

 

Minor Planet Centre (MPC) - http://minorplanetcenter.net/

           

Minor Planet Astrometry - http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/iau/info/Astrometry.html

 

Lists and Plots: Comets - http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/iau/lists/CometLists.html

 

Minor Planet and Comet Ephemeris Service - http://minorplanetcenter.net/iau/MPEph/MPEph.html

Note; comet designations should be entered e.g. C/2007 Q3, 103P

 

Minor Planet Checker - http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/cgi-bin/checkmp.cgi

           

NEA Observation Planning Aid - http://minorplanetcenter.net/cgi-bin/neaobs.cgi

 

MPECs - http://minorplanetcenter.net/mpec/RecentMPECs.html

           

NEO and CometChecker - http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/cgi-bin/checkneocmt.cgi

           

NEOChecker - http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/cgi-bin/checkneo.cgi

 

Observable comet orbital elements (Megastar) -

http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/iau/Ephemerides/Comets/Soft12Cmt.txt

 

Possible Comet Confirmation Page - http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/iau/NEO/pccp_tabular.html

           

National Aero Space Agency (NASA)

 

NASA - http://www.nasa.gov/

NASA Science

Astrophysics Data System

Lunar and Planetary Science

 

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) - Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

            Near Earth Object Program

Orbit diagrams

Asteroid Watch

Asteroid Radar Research

Solar System Dynamics

Small-Body Database Browser

What’s Observable

Horizons (web interface)

Planetary Data Systems

Comet Hale- Bopp images

 

Robotic telescopes

 

Sierra Stars Observatory Network (SSON) - http://www.sierrastars.com/

 

iTelescope - http://www.itelescope.net/

 

Bradford Robotic Telescope - http://www.telescope.org/

 

Software

 

AIP4WINhttp://www.willbell.com/aip4win/aip.htm

            Yahoo Group; https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/AIP4WIN/info

 

Arkansas Sky Observatories - http://www.arksky.org/

            MPEC Sort - http://www.arksky.org/mpcsort

            Forums - http://www.arksky.org/smf/index.php

 

Aladin Sky Atlas - http://aladin.u-strasbg.fr/

 

Astroart - http://www.msb-astroart.com/

            Yahoo Group; http://www.astroartforum.net/forum/forum.php

 

Astrometrica - http://www.astrometrica.at/

            Yahoo Group – https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Astrometrica/info

 

Comet for Windows - http://www.aerith.net/project/comet.html

 

Dimension 4 - http://www.thinkman.com/dimension4/

 

GraphDark- http://graphdark.software.informer.com/

 

IRIS - http://www.astrosurf.com/buil/us/iris/iris.htm

Yahoo Group; https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Iris_software/info

 

Kphot - http://kometen.fg-vds.de/kphotsoftware.zip

 

Megastar - http://www.willbell.com/software/megastar/index.htm

            Yahoo Group; https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MegaStarusers/info

 

Project Pluto - http://www.projectpluto.com

Guide - http://www.projectpluto.com/

            Yahoo Group ; https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/guide-user/info

 

Visual Spec - http://www.astrosurf.com/vdesnoux/

 

Hardware

 

Star Analyser - http://www.patonhawksley.co.uk/staranalyser.html

 

Elliott Instruments CCDSPEC - http://www.elliott-instruments.co.uk/ccdspec.html

 

On-line image analysis

 

Sungrazing Comets – related observatories

 

Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) - http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/

-           Sungrazer Project - http://sungrazer.nrl.navy.mil/index.php?p=guide

 

STEREO -  http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/

 

Comets and asteroids

 

Skymorph - http://skyview.gsfc.nasa.gov/skymorph/skymorph.html

 

Observers and observatories

 

Arkansas Sky Observatories - http://www.arksky.org/

            Comet data - http://www.arksky.org/php/ctable.php

 

Artyom Novichonok - http://www.visualcomets.narod.ru/index.htm

 

Cameras for Allsky Meteor Survey - http://cams.seti.org/

 

Chris Schur - http://www.schursastrophotography.com/

            Comet archive - http://www.schursastrophotography.com/ccdcomets.html

 

Crni Vrh Observatory - http://www.observatorij.org/

Comet Observation Database (COBS) - http://www.cobs.si/

 

Dave Jewitt  - http://www2.ess.ucla.edu/~jewitt/David_Jewitt.html

 

Dominic Ford – https://in-the-sky.org/

            List of Bright Comets - https://in-the-sky.org/data/comets.php

 

Erik Bryssinck - http://www.astronomie.be/erik.bryssinck/comets.html

 

Gordon Garradd - http://astro.gunagulla.com/

 

Kazuo Kinoshita (Comet Orbit Home Page) - http://jcometobs.web.fc2.com/index.html

 

Klet’Observatory - http://www.klet.org/?stranka=klenot&menu_id=4&uroven=2

 

La Sagra Sky Survey - http://www.minorplanets.org/OLS/LSSS.html

 

Leonid Elenin - http://spaceobs.org/en

 

Lowell Observatory http://www.lowell.edu/

            Asteroid Observing Services http://asteroid.lowell.edu/

                        Asteroid Plot (ASTPLOT) http://asteroid.lowell.edu/cgi-bin/astplot

                        Asteroid Orbital Elements for Megastar ftp://ftp.lowell.edu/pub/elgb/astorb.html

 

Luca Buzzi, “G.V.Schiaparelli” Astronomical Observatory - http://schiaparelli204.wordpress.com/

 

Maik Meyer - http://www.comethunter.de/me.html

 

Mark Kidger - http://www.observadores-cometas.com/index.htm

 

Martin McKenna, Night Sky Hunter - http://nightskyhunter.com/index.html

            Comet Hunting - http://nightskyhunter.com/Visual%20Comet%20Hunting.html

           

Martin Mobberley http://martinmobberley.co.uk/

            - Comet images http://martinmobberley.co.uk/Comets.html

 

Michael Mattiazzo - http://members.westnet.com.au/mmatti/sc.htm

 

Michael Oates - http://www.mikeoates.org/comets/

 

Michael S Kelley - http://www.astro.umd.edu/~msk/

 

Nick James - http://www.nickdjames.com/

 

Paul Camilleri - http://www.bluemountainsobservatory.com.au/

 

P. Clay Sherrod - http://arksky.org/stardust

 

Peter Birtwhistle - http://www.birtwhistle.org/

 

Pieter-Jan Dekelver - http://www.astronomie.be/pieterjan.dekelver/Mainpage.htm

 

Rainer Kracht  - http://www.rkracht.de/

 

Reinder J. Bouma and Edwin van Dijk, Astrosite Groningen, - http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro/

 

Robin Leadbetter - http://www.threehillsobservatory.co.uk/astro/astro.htm

 

Seiichi Yoshida’s Home Page - http://aerith.net/

 

Shigeki Murakami - http://comet.la.coocan.jp/index.html

 

Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) - http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/

 

Sormano Astronomical Observatory - http://www.brera.mi.astro.it/sormano/

 

Stefan Beck - http://www.cometchaser.de/

Discovery stories - http://www.cometchaser.de/discoverystories/Comet-discoverers.html

 

Winnie’s Comet pages (Michael Hahn) - http://www.ki.tng.de/~winnie/

 

Yan Fernandez - http://physics.ucf.edu/~yfernandez/

 

Surveys, Search programs

 

Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) - http://www.fallingstar.com/home.php

 

Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) - http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/css/

 

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) – http://www.lsst.org/lsst

 

Lincoln Near Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) - http://www.ll.mit.edu/mission/space/linear/

 

Near Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT) - http://neat.jpl.nasa.gov/

 

Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) – http://pswww.ifa.hawaii.edu/pswww/

 

Information, Data

 

arXiv.org - http://arxiv.org/

 

Asteroid and Comet Groups - http://sajri.astronomy.cz/asteroidgroups/groups.htm

 

The Belt of Venus (drawing celestial objects) - http://www.perezmedia.net/beltofvenus/

 

Carlsberg Meridian Catalogue 14 (CMC-14) – http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/ioa/research/cmt/cmc14.html

 

Carlsberg Meridian Catalogue 15 (CMC-15) - http://svo2.cab.inta-csic.es/vocats/cmc15/

 

Catalogue of Comet Discoveries (COCD) - http://www.comethunter.de/

 

Cometbase - http://cometbase.net/en/site/index

 

Comet Catalog in order of Number of Periodic Comets - http://www.aerith.net/comet/catalog/index-periodic.html

 

Comet Handbook for 2017 - http://www.comet-web.net/~chb/chb2017/chb2017_web.pdf

 

Comet chasing - http://www.cometchasing.skyhound.com/

 

Comet Observation Database (COBS) – http://www.cobs.si/

 

Cometography  (Gary Kronk) - http://cometography.com/

 

Comet taxonomy, Harold Levison - http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu//full/1996ASPC..107..173L/0000173.000.html

 

ESO On-line Digitised Sky Survey - http://archive.eso.org/dss/dss

 

Heavens Above - http://www.heavens-above.com/

 

HM Nautical Almanac Office - http://astro.ukho.gov.uk/nao/index2.html

 

Johnston’s Archive – Astronomy and Space - http://www.johnstonsarchive.net/astro/index.html

 

Julian Date Converter - http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/JulianDate.php

 

List of comets by type - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_comets_by_type

 

NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database - http://ned.ipac.caltech.edu/

(useful for identifying any strange extra-galactic ‘blobs’ in your images)

 

The New CCD Astronomy -  http://www.newastro.com/

            CCD Calc - http://www.newastro.com/book_new/camera_app.html

 

An Observing Guide to Comets - http://www.nightskyhunter.com/An%20Observing%20Guide%20To%20Comets.html

 

Orbit Astronomy Association Computing and Minor Planets Sections - http://www.oaa.gr.jp/~oaacs/

 

Orbit viewer - http://www.users.on.net/~dbenn/Astronomy/OrbitViewer/comet_ov.html

 

SIMBAD Astronomical Database - http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/

(useful for identifying any strange galactic ‘blobs’ in your images)

 

Spaceweather.com - http://www.spaceweather.com/

 

Skybot webservice - http://vo.imcce.fr/webservices/skybot/

 

USNO CCD Astrographic Catalog (UCAC) - http://www.usno.navy.mil/USNO/astrometry/optical-IR-prod/ucac

 

Views of the Solar System – Comets - http://www.solarviews.com/eng/comet.htm

 

Weekly information about bright comets - http://www.aerith.net/comet/weekly/current.html

 

WikiComet - http://apollo.astro.amu.edu.pl/PAD/index.php?n=WikicometPub.MainPage

 

Wikipedia

 

Comet - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet

 

List of periodic comets  - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_periodic_comets

 

List of non-periodic comets - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_non-periodic_comets

 

Meteo/r/ride/rite – comet connection

 

Meteorite orbit database - http://www.ta3.sk/IAUC22DB/MDC2007/Roje/roje_lista.php?corobic_roje=0&sort_roje=0

 

Meteorites Australia - http://www.meteorites.com.au/home.html

 

Natural History Museum - http://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/collections/mineralogy-collections/meteorites-collection.html

 

Media

 

Astronomy.FM - http://astronomy.fm/

            CometWatch - http://astronomy.fm/?s=cometwatch

 

http://lists.britastro.org/mailman/listinfo/comets-disc

 

http://it.groups.yahoo.com/group/COMETS-CARA/

 

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/CometChasing/info

 

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Comet_Hunters/info

 

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Comet-Images/info

 

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/comets-ml/info

 

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/comet_observing_india/info

 

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/CometObs/info

 

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/asvcometsection/info

 

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/mpml/info

 

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Observadores_cometas/info

 

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/sohohunter/info

 

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/stereohunter/info

 

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