Astronomical links

CURRENT NIGHT-SKY

Night Sky Info:
http://www.nightskyinfo.com/

EarthSky:
http://earthsky.org/tonight

Finding planets in the night sky
http://www.nakedeyeplanets.com/

Hubble site : Tonight’s Sky
http://hubblesite.org/explore_astronomy/tonights_sky/

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 PLANETS DATA

NASA – Jet Propulsation Laboratory (JPL) – Solar System Dynamics
http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/?planet_phys_par

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum :
http://airandspace.si.edu/etp/etp.htm

Nine Planets.org
http://nineplanets.org/data1.html

Planetary positions, ephemeris, etc.
NASA – Jet Propulsation Laboratory (JPL) – Horizon Systems
http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/?horizons

Extrasolar Planets:
http://exoplanets.org/

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CONSTELLATIONS:

International Astronomical Union (IAU):
http://www.iau.org/public/constellations/

Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constellation

Stellar Senses
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/stellar/scenes/data_e/const88.htm

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BRIGHT STARS IN THE NIGHT SKY

Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_brightest_stars

Identifying bright stars in the night sky with star charts:
http://www.usefulcharts.com/science/brightest-star-night-sky.html

Brightest stars in the night sky
http://www.astro.wisc.edu/~dolan/constellations/extra/brightest.html

Nearest stars to the Earth
http://www.astro.wisc.edu/~dolan/constellations/extra/nearest.html

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DEEP SKY OBJECTS (Clusters, Nebulae and Galaxies):

History of Messier Catalog:
http://messier.seds.org/xtra/history/mcathist.html

Messier Objects:
http://www.astro.wisc.edu/~dolan/constellations/messier_list.html

SEDS
http://messier.seds.org/data2.html

Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_object

NGC (New General Catalog)
The NGC/IC Project:
http://www.ngcicproject.org/

SEDS
http://messier.seds.org/xtra/ngc/ngc.html

Tonight’s Deep Sky Objects:
http://tonightsnightsky.blogspot.in/2011/09/deep-sky-for.html

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ASTRONOMICAL DATA

NASA/SAO Astrophysical Data System:
http://adswww.harvard.edu/

National Space Science Data Center:
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Physical Constants and Astronomical Data
by Chris Dolan
http://www.astro.wisc.edu/~dolan/constants.html

List of Astronomical Data Sources on the Web:
http://tdc-www.harvard.edu/astro.data.html/

The VizieR Catalogue Service
http://vizier.u-strasbg.fr/

SIMBAD Astronomical Database (containing 69,64,585 objects!)
http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/

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IMPORTANT ASTRONOMICAL ORGANIZATIONS

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
http://www.isro.org/

International Astronomical Union (IAU)
http://www.iau.org/

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
http://www.nasa.gov/

International Meteor Organization (IMO):
http://www.imo.net/

Minor Planet Center (MPC)
http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/iau/mpc.html

Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, India
http://www.iucaa.ernet.in/

Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bangaluru
http://www.iiap.res.in/

Nehru Centre (Nehru Planetarium), Mumbai
http://www.nehru-centre.org/planetarium.html

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ECLIPSES

Solar Eclipses for the beginners:
http://www.mreclipse.com/Special/SEprimer.html

Lunar Eclipses for the beginners:
http://www.mreclipse.com/Special/LEprimer.html

NASA Eclipse website:
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse.html

NASA Lunar Eclipse page:
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/lunar.html

Lunar Eclipse Computer:
http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/LunarEclipse.php

Solar Eclipses by Xavier Jubier
http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/SolarEclipsesGoogleEarth.html

Five Millennium Catalog of Solar Eclispes
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEcat5/SEcatalog.html

Five Millennium (-1999 to +3000) Canon of Solar Eclipses Database
http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/solar_eclipses/5MCSE/xSE_Five_Millennium_Canon.html

Five Millennium Catalog of Lunar Eclispes
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/LEcat5/LEcatalog.html

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ASTRONOMICAL PROJECTS:

Astronomical Society of the Pacific:
http://www.astrosociety.org/education/resources/naep.html

Home Built Astronomy Projects:
http://www.homebuiltastronomy.com/

Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Projects:
http://cas.sdss.org/dr6/en/proj/

AstroProjects:
http://www.astroprojects.net/

Astronomy Workshop Tools:
http://janus.astro.umd.edu/AW/awtools.html

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ASTRONOMICAL SOFTWARES:

List of Astronomy Softwares:
http://www.danbruton.com/hotlist.html

Free Astronomy Softwares:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-astronomy-software.htm

Stellarium (Interactive Sky):
http://www.stellarium.org/

Orbits of Minor Planets and Comets:
http://www.projectpluto.com/find_orb.htm

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SPECIAL SITES YOU MUST SEE:

Wikipedia about Indian Space Research Organization:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Space_Research_Organisation

Milestones of Indian Space Research Organization:
http://www.isro.org/scripts/milestones.aspx

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD):
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

Mars Science Laboratory : Curiosity Rover
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/

The Google Maps Meteor Crater Viewer:
http://impact.scaredycatfilms.com/

Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (Near Earth Object Program):
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/orbits/

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