Data and Image Sources

 

Site Name and Address

Description

  StarDial http://www.astro.uiuc.edu/stardial/ Raw images of the night sky.   No longer in operation, but archive images available.
Astronomical Research Institute http://ari.home.mchsi.com/home.htm Specifically for education in NEO and Supernova searches. 
Sloan Digital Sky Survey http://www.sdss.org/
SDSS Navigation Tool
Images and data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and educational lessons.
Aladin Sky Atlas http://aladin.u-strasbg.fr/ Interactive image and data retrieval from a variety of sources. Image analysis features.
Deep Sky Browser http://messier45.com/ Easy to use interface for data, images, and sky map.
CDS http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/CDS.html
VizieR Simbad
Connection point for SIMBAD and VisieR
ADC http://adc.astro.umd.edu/ Astronomical Data Center. Exhaustive list and links to data catalogs.
National Virtual Observatory
http://www.us-vo.org/
Data access from a variety of catalog sources
Starcast http://archive.stsci.edu/starcast/ Image and data retrieval somewhat like CDS and NVO
MAST http://archive.stsci.edu The Multimission Archive at STScI. Primarily focused on scientifically related data sets in the optical, ultraviolet, and near-infrared parts of the spectrum.
HYG Database http://astronexus.com/node/34 Some easy to use astronomical databases that can be read by Excel
Fujii Bisie Observatory
http://www1.harenet.ne.jp/~aikow/
Spectral traces of many stars. 450 to 750 nm
Project Lite
http://lite.bu.edu/spex/v3/index.html
Search and display images and spectra plus more. Education.
AAVSO http://www.aavso.org/ American Association of Variable Star Observers.  Data on variable stars. Has an educational component.
The STScI Digitized Sky Survey http://archive.stsci.edu/cgi-bin/dss_form Digitized images from various sky surveys.
WEBDA http://www.univie.ac.at/webda/webda.html Stellar cluster in the Milky Way and Megellenic Clouds
Deep Sky Database http://www.virtualcolony.com/sac/ Object data base for type and location.
Sky View
http://skyview.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Virtual Observatory on the Net generating images of any part of the sky at wavelengths in all regimes from Radio to Gamma-Ray.
SkyMorph
http://skyview.gsfc.nasa.gov/skymorph/
Part of SkyView. SkyMorph enables searches for variable, moving or transient objects from NEAT.
Digital Lunar Atlas http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/ Images of every part of the near side of the moon.

Planetary Photo Journal http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/index.html NASA's collection of planetary images.  Updated regularly.
Mars Exploration Rover Mission http://marsrovers.nasa.gov/home/ Processed and raw images from the Mars Exploration Rovers.
Mars Global Surveyor http://www.msss.com/moc_gallery/ Martian surface images form the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft.
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
http://marsprogram.jpl.nasa.gov/mro/
Images for the Martian surface from the orbiter. High resolution.
MER Radiometrically Calibrated Imagery
http://www.lyle.org/~markoff/index.html
Rover images calibrated for color correctness
Cassini - Huygens Mission (Saturn)
http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/images/index.cfm
Images of Saturn and its moons from Cassini and the Huygens Titan Lander.
Solar Data Analysis Center http://umbra.nascom.nasa.gov/ Solar data from many sources.
Current Solar Data from NOAA http://www.n3kl.org/sun/noaa.html

Solar X-rays:
Geomagnetic Field:

Status
Status
 
Solar Weather Browser
http://sidc.oma.be/SWB/
Solar browser software to retrieve current and past images of the sun
  Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)
http://www.lsst.org
Scheduled to begin operation in 2013.  The goal is to make sky images available for the public
     
Click HERE for spreadsheet format star lists

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