Some sites worth visiting!


Poor Meadow Dyke Observatory Steve Chambers of modded webcam fame! ATMing plus the story behind modded webcams and Artemis cameras.
Bill Ward's HomePage. Scotland's roving ATMer - he even helped Steve Lee build his observatory in Australia!
Mel Bartels' HomePage. Computerise a Dobsonian and other much useful info for the telescope maker.
Steve Lee's Homepage This Australian amateur astronomer makes telescopes, CCD cameras and takes images.
David Moorhous's Binos - 16-inch binocular Dobsonian in New Zealand
UK ATM Pages. Steve Tonkin's UK ATM Resource Centre - includes excellent list of suppliers of bits and bobs for ATMers!
George Amos Budget Telescope Making.
Chris Lord's Observatory - Fabulous old Calver Telescope

Amateur Imagers

Anthony Jennings Photography Accomplished local (astro)photographer specialising in 3D.
The Leyland Observatory Len Adam's observatory also known as International Astronomical Union Observatory J82
Ross Wilkinson's Webpages Checkout the fabulous image of Saturn being occulted by the Moon taken from Bolton
Rob Johnson's Astronomy Multi-talented imager from Liverpool. Don't miss the spectrosopy section and the light-box design.
The New Forest Observatory Professor Greg Parker's imaging site and home of the mini-WASP array.
David Haworth Afocal and much more.
Johannes Schedler Pioneer of DSLR Imaging
Christian Buil - home of IRIS software. Brilliant freeware for Webcams, DSLR, and CCD cameras.
Brian Lula High Quality Deep-sky Imaging
Robert Gendler Stunning Images from his driveway!
Dale Mais. CCD Spectroscopy and imaging from the vicinity of Mount Palomar.
Tom Boles Supernovae discovery - over 100 and counting.
Tim Puckett's HomePage. This is Supernova home - some impressive telescopes too! See also Apogee Cameras
Dave Petherick's HomePage. This guy makes everything! Telescope, CCD camera and now observatory.
Mount Tuffley Observatory, Gloucester, UK John Fletcher's observatory and examples of his CCD imaging. "As seen on Channel 4"

Astro Podcasts

AstrotalkUK 30 minute weekly audio podcast for amateur astronomers. Put together by Gurbir Singh.
Jodcast Jodrell Bank's monthly podcast on general astronomy and research.

Astro Ads

UK Astronomy Buy & Sell The biggest UK site for secondhand astro kit. No login/password required for buying (only if selling)
AstroBuy&Sell New UK site not to be confused with the above.
Astromart. Unfortunately requires a subscription now. Mainly USA.
Australia Astronomy Buy & Sell Looks just like the UK site! Pick up a bargain on holiday.

Astro General

Arthur Missira's PDF Books - very useful online resource of scanned Astronomy books (and others) in pdf format.


RCOS - RC Optical System, real Ritchey-Chretien Telescopes
Software Bisque - Home of the Paramount!
Apogee - CCD Astro Cameras - now owned by Andor and Belfast based.
Finger Lakes Instruments - CCD Camera Manufacturer.
Ian King Imaging - Probably the best UK supplier.
Astronomy Now The UK's top astro magazine and is much improved.
Sky and Telescope Used to be the best but has it dumbed down?
Springer (UK) Probably the leading publisher of Astronomy books!


Bolton Astronomical Society The Society's web pages are under going a huge improvement!
Liverpool Astronomical Society Probably the oldest Society in the country! Don't miss the 30inch Dobsonian
Society for Popular Astronomy Main national society for beginners of ALL ages!


XC Weather UK Probably the best source of observing weather for the UK
EUMETSAT Real time cloud cover for UK


My other life

Lancashire's Roman Roads - Updated 2018. New home, new discoveries and loads more maps & images.
Cumbria's Roman Roads - New for 2018. All Cumbria's Roman roads in detail.
Cheshire's Roman Roads - New for 2019. All Cheshire's Roman roads in detail.
Norfolk's Roman Roads- New for 2020. All Cumbria's Roman roads in detail.
MARIO - Maps old and new, Aerial Photos, public footpaths and speed camera locations for Lancashire!
Old Maps of Lancashire - digitised maps from 1350 to the 1900s.
Historic Highways of Lancashire - From the Romans to the Motorway era(Now archived).

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