Astronomy/Astrophysics: Best Free Resources: Image/Stars
This guide contains some of the best astronomy/astrophysics resources freely available on the Internet.Last Updated: Nov 8, 2019 2:14 PM
- Anglo-Australian Observatory of Astronomical Images - Striking wide-field photographs
- Astronomy Image Explorer (AAS/Institute of Physics) - free search of images, illustrations, graphs, charts, and videos appearing in the Astrophysical Journal title set from 2008+.
- Astronomy Images Directory - Pretty Pictures (NRAO) - Over 100 sites listed, from Hubble to the space shuttle to comet Shoemaker-Levy 9.
- Constellation and star guide (Univ. of Wisconsin) -when they are best seen and interactive sky charts.
- Google Earth (& Moon, Mars, & Sky) – Simply download Google Earth. Click on Planet icon to switch planets. More powerful than browser based Google Sky.
- Google Sky – Uses just your browner, easy to navigate. Can also view Moon & Mars
- Interactive Sky Chart (Sky and Telescope magazine) -View an image of the sky from any location on earth. Free registration required.
- The Messier Catalog - A complete guide to the 110 prominent and beautiful objects listed the standard Messier catalog, based on a historic observation by Charles Messier and his collegial friend, Pierre Méchain in the late 1700’s.(SEDS)
- NASA Images & Videos (Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System)- Metasearch of over 28,900 videos and over 90,700 images.
- Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Telescope Data Center
- Worldwide Telescope (Microsoft) - A feature-rich virtual telescope seamlessly bringing together terabytes of imagery from the best ground- & space-based telescopes to enable guided explorations of the universe.