Recommended Links


These are the links that I use most often myself.

http://www.google.ca/
With Google you can find just about anything on the internet

http://www.gaherty.ca/
My own web site

Observing Weather:

http://cleardarksky.com/csk/
Clear Sky Clocks: Predicted cloudiness, transparency, and seeing for sites all over North America

http://weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/canada_e.html
Environment Canada 5-day forecasts

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/cities/can/pages/CAON0696.htm
The Weather Network: more detail short term, longer predictions long term

http://adds.aviationweather.gov/satellite/displaySat.php?region=DTW&isingle=multiple&itype=ir
Animation of most recent infrared satellite observations (moisture overhead)

http://www.intellicast.com/Local/USLocalWide.asp?loc=kgrr&seg=LocalWeather&prodgrp=RadarImagery&product=RadarLoop&prodnav=none&pid=none
Animation of most recent radar observations (precipitation)

My favourite online discussion groups:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/telescopes/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/starrynights/

Astronomy associations:

http://www.aavso.org/
American Association of Variable Star Observers

http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/alpo/
Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers

http://www.astroleague.org/
Astronomical League

http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/cfa/ps/mpc.html
IAU Minor Planet Center: asteroid data

http://encke.jpl.nasa.gov/index.html
JPL comet page

http://www.rasc.ca/
Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

http://www.saguaroastro.org/content/downloads.htm
Saguaro Astronomy Club: best lists of deep sky objects and double stars

http://www.seds.org/
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space

http://observers.org/beginner/
The Astronomy Connection: great beginners' information

Dealers:

http://www.astrobuysell.com/
Canada-Wide Astronomy Buy & Sell

http://www.kendrick-ai.com/
Kendrick Astro Instruments: very complete Canadian dealer

http://www.telescope.com/
Orion Telescope & Binoculars: one of very few US dealers who ship to Canada

Equipment reviews:

http://www.cloudynights.com/
Cloudy Nights

http://www.scopereviews.com/
Ed Ting's excellent reviews