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The following list of suppliers has been obtained from advertisements. The listing does not imply any endorsement of the supplier by NSAS. The list is simply a service to members.

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General Information

Observing Reference Material

Observing Themes

  • Herschel 400A list of deep sky objects that are a natural extension of the Messier list.
  • Astro-Tom.comSite containing a list of deep sky objects and tips on their observation.
  • Lunar 100Site containing a list of lunar objects to observe.

Telescope Tuning, Mounts, Aligning and DIY

ATM (Amateur Telescope Making)

  • BBAstroDesignsSite containing useful information on telescope design.
  • StellafaneSite containing ideas and designs for telescopes.

Software

  • NINA - Complete Imaging and control software package (very popular, free and has the latest innovations).
  • SGPro - Complete Imaging and control software package (a bit dated and commercial).
  • PHP2 - The most popular guiding software (free).
  • ASTAP -  the Astrometric STAcking Program - A popular, fast and free plate-solving software.
  • APT - "AstroPhotography Tool" the Swiss army knife for your astro imaging sessions. Also an option for DSLR users.
  • SharpCap -  Astronomy camera capture featuring Polar Alignment and Planetary Imaging.
  • Firecapture - Astronomy camera capture for planetary imaging.
  • RTGUIWindows application that produces observing lists and can control some Goto telescopes.
  • Virtual Moon AtlasWindows application that provides information on the features of the moon.
  • PocketStarsPlanetarium software for Windows, smartphones and PDAs.
  • Cartes du CielPlanetarium software for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.
  • StarCalcA Windows based planetarium package that is expandable to use common databases.
  • StellariumA planetarium package for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.
  • Voyager and SkyGazerPlanetarium software packages for Windows and Mac OS X users.
  • Keith's Image StackerImage processing software for the Macintosh system.
  • AstroPlannerSoftware for observation planning, visualisation and logging.

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