Member Websites

Are you a TAAA Member with an astronomy website? To be included in our listing, please send your website address and brief description of your website to webmaster [at] tucsonastronomy [dot] org.

CCD Imaging
Website of Dean Salman, a member and accomplished astrophotographer. The site features astrophotography images and resources for astrophotographers.

Darker View
Website of Andrew Cooper, amateur telescope maker and astrophotographer, now located in Hawaii. Site offers resources on observing database, information on astrophotography, telescope making and more.

Grasslands Observatory
A local private observatory run by Tim Hunter. (Also the website of Three Towers Observatory.) The site features astrophotography, as well as a variety of helpful observing resources.

International Dark Sky Assn (IDA)
IDA supports the ongoing effort to preserve dark skies and starry nights – founded by TAAA Members.

Jarnac Observatory Website
Located at the home of David and Wendee Levy, this website offers information regarding David Levy’s comet research and other astronomy research, astro-photography, and numerous observing resources.

Jim Loudon Observatory
Resources and observations from the Jim Loudon Observatory, located in the foothills of the Rincon Mountains on the eastern edge of Tucson.

Michael & Mary’s Astro Images
Private website of Michael and Mary Turner features astrophotography, clear sky clocks, light box construction resources, and more.

Victor Herrero Astronomy Page
Site offers sections on: using the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, recent bright comet galleries, Radio Astronomy observations with NASA’s Radio Jove program, observing a stellar Occultation by Pluto,   visits to Observatories, and the Grand Canyon Star Party.

Sam’s Astronomy Page
Amateur Sam Rua’s home page features astrophotography, created with both CCD and digital camera and equipment. Site also includes tips and resources for astrophotographers.

Sonoran Dark Skies
An astrophotography website by Larry Phillips, member. It features photos taken with both film and CCD. It describes equipment used and provides details about the object imaged and the exposure information.

Winer Observatory
The Irvin Marvin Winer Memorial Mobile Observatory, Inc. (Winer Observatory) was incorporated in 1983 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity to perform basic research in astronomy, provide educational outreach programs, and provide site and maintenance services for small telescopes through cooperative agreements with other astronomical institutions.

Woodlands Observatory
The private observatory of TAAA member Alistair Symon. Alistair’s website includes tips and techniques for imaging, plus many of his images.

Xanadu Observatory
Backyard observatory site run by Keith Schlottman features astrophotography, spectroscopy, observing projects, space news, Tucson area weather resources, solar conditions, and more.

Websites of other Amateur Astronomers

Goodricke-Pigott Observatory
Roy Tucker’s asteroid search facility is home to some very innovative equipment for this task, including his “three-shooter”.

Chris Vedeler’s Astrophotography Gallery
In addition to offering astrophotography images and resources for astrophotographers, this site features construction images and information for the Vedeler Observatory, located near Oracle, north of Tucson.