Guide to the Galaxy - Stella 2000
CVC Astronomy Freeware and
Shareware - Space Programs
Ciel Sky Charts
Free Virtual Galaxy
simulates the movement of stars, planets
astronomy, space & satellite
Skylog guide to learning
displays positions of Jupiter's moons by Gary Nugent
displays information on objects in our Solar System
Newtonian telescope design program
Sky Survey - http://www.sdss.org/
A survey that maps one-quarter of the entire sky, determining the positions and absolute brightnesses of
more than 100 million celestial objects.
HEASARC - http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/
High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center. Provides an archive of data on (and software
for analyzing) gamma-ray, X-ray, and extreme ultraviolet observations of cosmic (non-solar)
Space Telescope Science Institute - http://www.stsci.edu/resources/
Contains astronomy resources, space data archives, visitor information, and research
NASA Extragalactic Database - http://nedwww.ipac.caltech.edu/
MAST: Multimission Archive at STScI - http://archive.stsci.edu/
MAST supports a variety of astronomical data archives, with the primary focus on scientifically related
data sets in the optical, ultraviolet, and near-infrared parts of the spectrum.
DSS - The Digitized Sky Survey - http://stdatu.stsci.edu/dss/
Comprises a set of all-sky photographic surveys in E, V, J, R, and N bands conducted with the Palomar,
and UK Schmidt telescopes at the Space Telescope Science Institute.
SIMBAD Astronomical Database - http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/Simbad.html
Offers data, cross-identifications, observational measurements, and bibliography for celestial objects
outside the solar system including stars, galaxies, and nonstellar objects within our galaxy, or in external
Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg - http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/CDS.html
(CDS) Astronomical databases, bibliography, documentation, and directory.
The Munich Astro Archive - http://www.maa.mhn.de/
Archives astronomical data. Includes star dates, comets, glossary, astronomical catalogs, calendar,
meteor events, and astromaps.
The Web Nebulae - http://www.seds.org/billa/twn/
Features images of Nebulae organized by Bill Arnett. Includes glossary, image list, and
ADC - Astronomical Data Center - http://adc.gsfc.nasa.gov/
NASA's ADC is a resource for astronomical data, catalogs, and journal tables.
Planetary Data System - http://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/pds_home.html
PDS archives, and distributes digital data from past, and present NASA planetary missions, astronomical
observations, and laboratory measurements. Contains data and services, educational resources, and contact
The Royal Astronomical Society - http://www.ras.org.uk/index.html
UK organization promoting astronomy, geophysics, and planetary science.
Solar Data Analysis Centre - http://umbra.nascom.nasa.gov/
Contains solar data, and images. Includes SDAC Data-Finder, current solar images, and TRACE analysis
ESO, and Space Telescope Science Archive Facilities - http://archive.eso.org/
A joint venture of The European Southern Observatory(ESO), and the Space Telescope European Coordinating
Facility(ST-ECF). Contains a shared archive server, services, news, updates, digitized sky images, links, and public
Way - http://adc.gsfc.nasa.gov/mw/milkyway.html
The Astrophysics Data Facility (ADF), located at the NASA Goddard Space Flight
pages - http://www.cv.nrao.edu/fits/www/yp_personal.html
A list of the personal web pages of professional astronomers from around the world.
The VLA FIRST Survey - http://sundog.stsci.edu/
Faint images of the radio sky at the wavelength of 20 centimeters.
database - http://www-obs.univ-lyon1.fr/hypercat/
Search data about millions of galaxies by their name or celestial position. Also an archive of 100,000
images of galaxies.
NCSA Astronomy Digital Image
Library - http://imagelib.ncsa.uiuc.edu/imagelib.html
(ADIL) collects astronomical, research-quality images and make them available to the astronomical community,
and the general public. Offers Library access, image browse, and FITS links.
The Aladin Sky Atlas -
Provides an interactive sky atlas allowing users to visualize digitized images of any part of the sky.
Includes astronomical catalogs, personal user data files, and interactive access to related data from the Simbad database,
and Vizier service.
Starcast - http://archive.stsci.edu/starcast/
Provides simultaneously queries, and many astronomical databases. Includes input target coordinates or
name, data type, source, and bandpass.
USGS Planetary GIS Web Server. - http://webgis.wr.usgs.gov/
Mapping interface that will integrate powerful Geographic Information Systems (GIS) graphical,
statistical, and spatial relational tools for analyses of planetary datasets.
Infrared Astronomical Satellite
(IRAS) - http://space.gsfc.nasa.gov/astro/iras/
Sky map, and point source catalogs from the all-sky survey.
SAO Telescope Data Center - http://cfa165.harvard.edu/
Creates, and maintains software to process and archive data from optical telescopes at the Oak Ridge
Observatory in Harvard, Massachusetts, Whipple Observatory, and Multiple Mirror Telescope on Mt. Hopkins in Arizona. The
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) is part of the Harvard- Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) in Cambridge,
UK astronomical data-center - http://archive.ast.cam.ac.uk/
Data center that is part of the Cambridge Astronomy Survey Unit providing a selection of data from the UK's
ground based telescopes. Includes archives, and catalogs.
ESO/ST-ECF USNO-A1.0 Catalogue
Server - http://archive.eso.org/skycat/servers/usnoa
Archive provides access to the all-sky catalogue from the set of ten CD-ROMs produced by the US Naval
Observatory within the Precise Measurement Machine Project.
CADC - Canadian Astronomy Data
Centre - http://cadcwww.dao.nrc.ca/CADC-homepage.html
Contains digitized sky survey, IUE archive, star catalogs, and links.
Supercosmos Sky Surveys - http://www-wfau.roe.ac.uk/sss/
Provides images, and catalogues of the southern sky in three colours. Includes access to digitised images,
and the data derived from SuperCOSMOS scans of photographic Schmidt survey plates.
WEBDA - http://obswww.unige.ch/webda/
Devoted to stars in galactic open clusters. It offers an interface to a database collecting astronomical
observations, and bibliography.
NVSS Postage Stamp
Server - http://www.cv.nrao.edu/nvss/postage.shtml
This postage Stamp server for NRAO/VLA Sky Survey (NVSS) returns radio images of the sky in FITS or JPEG
Radio Astronomy Group, University of Tasmania - http://www-ra.phys.utas.edu.au/
Contains student research projects, astronomical data, radio observatories, and
Cambridge Astronomical Survey
Unit - http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/~mike/casu/index.html
Contains information on the PDS and APM microdensitometer facilities, Carlsberg Meridian telescope, data
archives, and processing center.
2dF QSo Redshift Survey (2QZ) - http://www.2dfquasar.org
An Anglo-Australian collaboration surveying 740 square degrees of high-galactic lattiude sky. Contains
spectroscopic data release, results, progress report, and input catalogue, survey members, and
CFHT Archive - http://cadcwww.dao.nrc.ca/cfht/cfht.html
The Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Archive. Includes CFHT archives, images, instruments, help, and
Islamic Crescents' Observation Project - http://www.jas.org.jo/icop.html
Global project organized by the Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences (AUASS). Contains data base
for Crescent Observations.
Leicester Digitized Sky
Survey - http://ledas-www.star.le.ac.uk/DSSimage
An image browser providing access to digitized optical Schmidt plates forming the STScI
The UTR-2 Catalogue - http://www.ira.kharkov.ua/UTR2/
Provides a low frequency sky survey of discrete sources obtained in the Institute of Radio Astronomy of
the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences. Images from the UTR-2 radio telescope at a number of the low frequencies used
in contemporary radio astronomy within the range from 10 to 25 MHz.
The New UKIRT Archive - http://archive.ast.cam.ac.uk/ukirt_arch/
The United Kingdom Infrared Telescope Archive. Offers search tool, and operator's
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Archive - http://apod.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html
Daily archive of interesting astronomy photos by NASA.
Jim's Hubble Telescope Photo Gallery - http://www.mindspring.com/~deline/
Presents photos from the Hubble Space Telescope.
Microsoft Research and the SDSS
SkyServer - http://research.microsoft.com/~gray/SDSS/
A project to develop an Internet data resource in astronomy. Includes journals, reading, the sky server,
team information, and links.
Pat Baker's Astronomy Central - http://my.execpc.com/~dep33/
Explores astronomy, the universe, the Hubble telescope, the solar system, and astronomy history. Offers
news, images, articles, and links.
NOAO Data Archives - http://www.noao.edu/archives.html
Operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), Inc. Includes survey
programs data archive, and links to other data collections.