A collection of useful Stargazing resources

Books:

NightWatch: A practical Guide to Viewing the Universe  by Terence Dickinson

  • ISBN-13: 978-1554071470

Computer Desktop Software:

http://www.stellarium.org/  (Support multi-language, multi-platform) The best software to learn the sky, one of the most powerful app.

iPad:

Stellarium: Not as good as Desktop version, but very useful, English only

Star Walk HD: excellent UI, show detail star info, multi-language support

Startracker HD: best UI, easy to use

iPhone:

Startracker: similar to iPad one

SkySafari

Useful knowledge and resources:

Clear Sky Chart:

http://cleardarksky.com/csk/

Light Pollution Atlas 2006 on Google map:

http://djlorenz.github.io/astronomy/lp2006/overlay/dark.html

Observe Solar system stars:

http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/pao/skyreport/solar_system.html

Weekly tips:

http://stardate.org/nightsky/weekly

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