Mr. Galaxy's Supernovae
Supernovae Reference Section
- Sky Watcher's Handbook, James Muirden editor, W. H. Freeman and Company Ltd.; 1993; pp. 281-303, Chapter 13, "The Search for Supernovae", Steve Lucas.
- Stars, James B. Kaler; Scientific American Library, 1992
- Supernova Search Manual, AAVSO, 25 Birch Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA. ($2 US, $4 Elsewhere).
- Supernova Search Charts, Greg Thompson and James Bryan, Cambridge Press, 1989.
- Check a Possible Supernova, Jahudi Salmi (2 volume set)
- Photographic Atlas of Supernovae, Manuel Lopez Alvarez (3 volume set)
- Deep Space CCD Atlas: North, John Vickers
- Deep Space CCD Atlas: South, John Vickers & Alex Wassilief
- CCD Images of Southern Galaxies, Alex Wassilief
Supernova Web Sites
Galaxy and Supernovae Images
- International Supernovae Network - This international organization is concerned with the search for supernovae by amateur astronomers.
- Defunct: http://cssa.stanford.edu/~marcos/sne.html
This was the link to the Supernova and Supernova Remnant Pages at Stanford University. As of 2008, this page is no longer maintained. A link to the Stanford Astronomy Department is provided, below.
- Stanford Astronomy Department
- Novae and Supernovae - British website maintained by The Astronomer magazine contains information about the latest supernovae discoveries.
- CBAT/MPC/ICQ Index - The CBAT index contains IAU references.
- Guide to Supernova Information - This site, sponsored by the Supernovae Research Group of the University of Texas Astronomy Department, contains general reference information as well as observation and research references.
- Mike Richmond's Home Page - Mike has put together an abundance of supernovae material and references including his unpublished dissertation The Supernova Rate Starburst Galaxies. He also has an almost complete list of post-1988 supernovae. Dr. Richmond is a member of the Astrophysics Department at Princeton University.
- Historical Supernovae - ASIAGO has compiled a complete list of historical supernovae.
- List of Supernova in NGC and IC galaxies.
- Robert Cumming's Supernova Page
- Supernova - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
Observatories for Supernova Confirmations
- The STScI Digitized Sky Survey - Excellent reference source for obtaining images and data.
- SEDS Spider Index File - An outstanding array of gif images.
- Astronomical Images - Astronomical Images of the members of the Interessengemeinschaft Astronomie an der Universität Konstanz" (Astronomy Interest Group at the University of Constance, Germany)
- The Galaxy Catalog - A Catalog of Digital Images of 113 Nearby Galaxies.
There are a number of university and professional observatories which can be used to confirm supernova discoveries. However, since time at these facilities is extremely valuable (expensive), it is highly suggested that an initial confirmation be performed by Mr. Galaxy: any of the phone numbers or email addresses or at any other amateur observatory. Mr. Galaxy will also assist the discoverer with getting in touch with one of the professional observatories.
- Anza Observatory, Anza, CA. (909) 763-5152.
- Palomar Mountain Observatory, Palomar Mountain, CA
- Lick Observatory, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
- Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ
- Rev. Robert Evans, Australia
- International Supernovae Network, Italy
- The Astronomer, England. Guy Hurst, editor of TA since 1975, is responsible for the joint BAA/TA Nova/Supernova patrol. Telephone +44 1256 471074.
Other Related Web Sites
- WWW-VL: Astronomy and Astrophysics & AstroWeb - Contains pointers to various astronomy resources.
- Orange County Astronomers - This is an excellent website highlighting amateur astronomy activities in Orange County, CA at one of the world's largest (615 member) amateur astronomy clubs.
- Riverside Astronomical Society - The Riverside astronomy club was the chief sponsor and organizing body of the Riverside Telescope Makers Conference for many years. It has about 120 members and many avid observers.
- International Astronomical Union
- Information & On-line Data in Astronomy
- Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)
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