Links

This page will remain "under construction" as more links are added...

Here are some of my favourite links to what is happening in the sky - new comet discoveries, latest sun news, new novae & supernovae, near-earth asteroids  etc

http://www.spaceweather.com/  All the Sun and sky news!

http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/iauc/RecentIAUCs.html List of the most recent Circulars from the International Astronomical Union.  Subscriptions are required to obtain actual circulars.

http://www.rochesterastronomy.org/snimages/ All the latest supernova news, with discovery images.

http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/realtime-images.html Near real-time images of the Sun, in a variety of wavelengths.

http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/iau/cbat.html Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams (IAU)

http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/iau/cbet/RecentCBETs.html The 50 most recent Central Bureau Electronic Telegrams (IAU).

http://www.minorplanetcenter.org/mpec/RecentMPECs.html Recent Minor Planet Electronic Circulars.

http://aavso.org/ American Association of Variable Star Observers - variable star news & observing.

https://sites.google.com/site/aavsocvsection/ Cataclysmic variable section of AAVSO - latest news.

http://hea-www.harvard.edu/~fine/Astro/flybys.cgi?start=2008-08-29&sort=H Tom's Asteroid Fly-bys - all the latest data on upcoming near-earth asteroid fly-bys.  Create personalised ephemerides.

http://www.aerith.net/index.html Seiichi Yoshida's comet site, updated regularly with current comet information.  Southern Hemisphere catered for at the click of a mouse.

http://www.minorplanetcenter.org/iau/Ephemerides/Comets/index.html  Ephemerides of all currently-observable comets, with the latest 'breaking-news' discoveries at the top.

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/AVSON/ Austral Variable Star Observer Network website - latest observations and news.
 
http://www.astronomerstelegram.org/  The Astronomers' Telegram, for reporting and commenting on new astronomical observations.

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Want to see what's happening in skies around the world, live?  Go here and click on the red links, indicating that those channels are broadcasting:
 
 
Don't miss Ken's Snake Valley Australia channel, broadcasting awesome southern skies from a Samsung SCC-A2333 camera in a Saxon 120mm f5 Achro, 0.6x focal reducer, on EQ6.

 

If astronomy forums are of interest to you, here's a few:

Oort Cloud (formerly South Celestial Pole) is a growing Australian forum with some very good imagers.  All levels of astro-imaging & astronomy interest catered for.  A robust meeting place that combines some pretty serious astro with bursts of mayhem and the not-so-serious!

Webcam Moon Imagers is a relatively small Yahoo group for people interested in imaging the Moon with a webcam.  There is a monthly Imaging Challenge, where members have to shoot for a particular feature of the Moon!  The Challenge has two sections, to give opportunities for people with less advanced gear.

Amateur Astropics is a very small Yahoo group which would suit beginner astro-imagers, or more experienced people with limited equipment.  All astropics welcome, whatever level!  Create and share your own photo gallery; use the astronomical events calendar.

asv_astrophotography is a Yahoo group representing members of the Astronomical Society of Victoria who are interested in astrophography.  

 
Some big astronomy forums:

Cloudy Nights

Ice in Space