Bill's UA/SARA Observing Links

TuscaloosaKitt PeakCerro Tololo La Palma
Host siteUA Astro KPNOCTIO IAC ENO
Clear Sky Clock CalSky
USNO Sun/Moon UAObs KPNO
All-sky cameras KPNO CTIO GTC
Daytime webcamsDowntown North | South | Both CTIO La Palma JKT
Geosat images Gulf IR CONUS-W IR Chile IR W Africa
WX forecasts T-Town Old Pueblo La Serena Santa Cruz
Live sky maps Tuscaloosa Kitt Peak Cerro Tololo La Palma
CCD makers SBIG ARC QSI ARC QSI ARC QSI
Telescope supportDFM ACE ACE ACE
Coordinates 87.54403W 33.2098N 111.60W 31.98N 70.809W 30.159S 17.8925W 28.7569N
Schedules UA16 SARA-KP KP SARA-CT CTIO SARA-RM GTC WHT More
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General references:

  • Current UT from USNO
  • Landolt UBVRI standards - ADS | Vizier table | CFHT list w/charts | +50 stds ADS | -50 stds ADS | Smith+ ugriz stds
  • Andrew Johnson's PDF star atlas to mag 7 | Toshimi Taki's atlas to mag 8.5
  • JPL Horizons ephemeris service (obscodes: KP 695, CT 807, RM 950) | Asteroid occultations | Asteroids in field
  • Data services: NED | SIMBAD | Skyview | ADS | SDSS finding charts | WikiSKY | More
  • Lunar phase: NASA-Ames | Brian Casey astro calendar tool
  • Software: IRAF@NOAO | IRAF.net | Mira | Iris | DS9 | RealVNC | RAdmin | AstroImageJ
  • Terra MODIS aerosol predictions
  • Screensnaps of typical window setups: telescope | u55 | Sample all-sky image
  • Features of SARA-KP: Instruments | Tube | Mirror covers | Mount | Telescope tailpiece
  • Features of SARA-CT: Telescope, early 2010 March 2015 | Dome, mid-2009 March 2015
  • Gary Henson's plot of residual charge behavior on the Apogee U42 CCD (time in minutes)
  • Redshifted [O III] filter transmission: Table | Plot | UBVRI filters
  • Focal-plane maps: SARA-KP SARA-CT
  • Time zones and time: xkcd | Time/zone map
  • Recent BVR photometric zero points
  • PDF finding charts
  • SARA calibration data
  • SARA weather summary: PDF Excel

  • One of the hazards of remote observing

  • Dragonfly: github repository | Birger drivers | Abraham/vDokkum paper


    wkeel@ua.edu
    Last changes: March 2017