collection of online abstracts and publications in astronomy and astrophysics
- Astro-ph arXiv
archive of papers, abstracts, etc., in astronomy & astrophysics; updated daily M-F; Warning: many of the papers uploaded to the arXiv have not been refereed
A web app that brings the observing activities of astronomers to the cloud.
provides access to published astronomical catalogues; you can search for all objects with catalogued magnitudes, spectra, proper motions, parallaxes, etc. within some coordinate range
description of TESS observations, scheduling, sector descriptions, etc.
- Digitized Sky Survey (DSS)
download digitized images of any part of the sky; great for creating finder charts of targets
- SDSS DR9 Finding Chart Tool
Sloan digital sky survey (optical) images of the sky
- Schlegel Dust Maps
This service gives the Galactic dust reddening for a line of sight, returning a reddening map, the corresponding 100 micron intensity, and dust temperature, along with statistics for each.
GALEX ultraviolet (UV) images of the sky
- USNO Tables
Sun/moon rise times and twilight times
- Spyder Python IDE
Spyder is the Scientific PYthon Development EnviRonment: a powerful interactive development environment for the Python language. UNC has a great beginner's Spyde/Pythong tutorial here and others here.
- Ureka (deprecated)
Ureka is a collection of useful astronomy software that is generally centered around Python and IRAF.
package for viewing/processing FITS images in Windows
- Greg Laughlin's systemic console
console package for characterizing exoplanets, fitting orbits to RV curves, etc.