Wow, this might be the coolest thing ever – The astrometry pool on Flickr automatically adds labels to the astronomy photos you upload. Brought to you by the folks at Astrometry.net…
If you have astronomical imaging of the sky with celestial coordinates you do not knowâ€”or do not trustâ€”then Astrometry.net is for you. Input an image and we’ll give you back astrometric calibration meta-data, plus lists of known objects falling inside the field of view.
We have built this astrometric calibraton service to create correct, standards-compliant astrometric meta-data for every useful astronomical image ever taken, past and future, in any state of archival disarray. We hope this will help organize, annotate and make searchable all the world’s astronomical information.
Astronomy Hacks. Why use the traditional approach to study the stars when you can turn computers, handheld devices, and telescopes into out-of-this-world stargazing tools? Whether you’re a first timer or an advanced hobbyist, you’ll find Astronomy Hacks both useful and fun. From upgrading your optical finder to photographing stars, this book is the perfect cosmic companion…
Cover up to see in the dark… MAKE 03 – page 190.
‘Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders‘–get out under the stars. If you’re interested in observing multiple stars and astounding deep-sky objects (nebulae, galaxies, and clusters), this book shows you how to do it–everything from choosing your equipment to actually finding the objects when you are out there in the field.