Astronomy Downloads

Astronomy Talks

Webcam Imaging and Lunar Imaging Talk – CAA July 2014
Solar Imaging Talk – CAA July 2014
Deep Sky Imaging with a DSLR Talk – CAA June 2013 (1.5mb)
Solar Imaging Talk – CAA June 2013 (1.3mb)
Lunar Imaging Talk – CAA June 2013 (850k)
Deep Sky Imaging Talk – CAA July 2012 (4 MB)

Young Astronomer Talks

A and F Type Stars – CYA Apr 2016 (400k)
Measuring Latitude and Sextants – CYA Dec 2015 (5 MB)
The Moon by Eye, Binoculars and Telescopes – CYA Jan 2016 (5 MB)


Astronomy Making

PDF Make a Quadrant


Focusmax

I have put a few old versions of focusmax v3 to download here.


ASCOM

I have put a few old versions of ASCOM software to download here.


Prolific USB to Serial Drivers

Zip File Prolific PL2303 – v10518 – zip file


Autostar Files

Add the location of an asteroid which is directly behind the Sun to your Autostar, great for tracking the Sun and using for solar imaging, do not use this unless you have the correct solar filters in place.

Zip File The Sun – zip file


Astronomy Log / Observing Forms / Report Files

Some of these forms are taken from The Sky at Night CD-ROM, they were originally .jpg files, but I have converted them into Adobe PDF documents, to hopefully make them easier to use. You will need to install a PDF reader in order to view them.

Planetary and Solar Forms

pdf.gif Saturn Report Form (-8 degrees)

pdf.gif Saturn Report Form (-7 degrees)

pdf.gif Saturn Report Form (-4 degrees)

pdf.gif Saturn Report Form (+7 degrees)

pdf.gif Jupiter Report Form

pdf.gif Solar Report Form

pdf.gif Venus Report Form

pdf.gif Mars Report Form

Constellation Observing Forms

pdf.gif Basic Observing Form

Meteor Report Forms

pdf.gif SPA Meteor Report Form

pdf.gif BAA Meteor Report Form

pdf.gif IMO Meteor Report Form


ASCOM Downloads

Find the older versions of ASCOM for the PC here.


Computer Wallpaper and Backgrounds

Moon Wallpaper The Moon – 1280 x 1024 pixels

A shot I took of the moon using prime focus with my LX200 and Canon 400D DSLR camera.

This has been sized to fit perfectly as a 1280 x 1024 pixel PC monitor background image.

Moon Lunar Eclipse 2008 Wallpaper Lunar Eclipse Feb 2008 – 1280 x 1024 pixels

A shot I took of the lunar eclipse on a very cloudy night in February 2008. Taken using prime focus with my LX200 and Canon 400D DSLR camera. This image was used by websites such as the BBC and on my local ITV Anglia news program.

This has been sized to fit perfectly as a 1280 x 1024 pixel PC monitor background image.


Instruction Manuals

Meade f/3.3 CCD Focal Reducer Instructions

Meade f3.3 Focal Reducer Instructions Page 1 Meade f3.3 Focal Reducer Instructions Page 2

pdf.gif Meade 2″ Flip Mirror (647) Instructions

pdf.gif Telrad Finder Instructions


Make a Telescope

These are all PDF files that have been zipped up. They originally came included in the Sky at Night magazine CD-ROM

Zip File Make a Telescope – zip file (8MB File)


Astronomy Software

A selection of shareware and freeware astronomy programs for Windows PCs.

AMCap AMCap – zip file
Zip File Satellite Tracker – zip file

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