Observing comets is exciting because we usually don't known when a good one will come along. The comet page will help you find information on observable comets and the Comet Article contains basic comet information.
Astra's ATM page links to telescope makers and information on making your own.
The feature image of the observer's page was taken during observations of Comet Hale-Bopp. The dark shadow of a telescope with a camera mounted on it is highlighted in the vanishing twilight. The blue component of the comet's tail is cropped off the image.
"What's Up in the Night Sky?" is Astra's monthly almanac! Find out what's up in the sky this month. Monthly features cover constellations or other astronomical topics of interest. The almanac was original written by the Star Geezer, Ron Leeseberg who retired in December 2011. Bookmark this page to find out what to look for this month by reading the latest issue. Works great on phones, too!
Find out more about this feature by clicking on the home page, "What's Up? home".
The challenge allows you to choose what type of observations you would like to make. Five separate areas with a limited number of observations to make may be just the program you need.
Being an amateur astronomer isn't just about looking through the eyepiece and moving on to the next object. Your observing sessions will be more memorable if you take the time to write about what you are observing.
We finally have pages at the stargate that will keep observers informed of upcoming eclipses and important eclipse information. It's still under development so keep that in mind. Let us know if you have any comments please.
This is a short list of the many comet sources that are out on the www. The first goes to an article written a few years ago. Click on the title of this section to go to the main comet page at Astra's Star Gate. On Astra's comet page you will find the bright comets when they are observable.
Gérard de Vaucouleurs' Atlas of Galaxy Types - Created by Prof. Courtney Seligman - A great site for astronomical information as well, find images and information about your favorite galaxy on this astounding astronomical reference website.