Welcome to the Gray Fox Images Astronomy Page. Actually, I've been doing astronomy for a lot longer than photography -- since about the age of 15 -- and it's every bit as enjoyable.  In the case of astronomy, it's not only a hobby but also a scientific interest as well.  Although I don't do all that much astrophotography, I do occasionally combine the two hobbies. On or linked from this page you will find the following:

  • Total Solar Eclipse - 21 Aug 2017   |   NASA Eclipse Page   |
  • Links for weather and observing resources (linked icons at right) (Big Meadows)
  • Links to astronomy news resources and tools (links at bottom of page)
  • Presentations on astronomy and astro gear topics (list with links follows)
  • Resources such as telescope buyers guide, info about H-alpha scopes, etc. (list with links follows)
  • Night Sky -- An extensive collection of deep sky observing lists in PDF form
  • Astrophotography -- a small portfolio of celestial images
  • Telescope Odessey -- A brief biographical sketch of the journey from my first small and classic telescope to a rather varied collection fifty years later

Feel free to browse, bookmark the various resources, and download the PDFs.






Astronomy News
NASA Science
Science at NASA
NASA Solar System
ISS Tracking
NASA Hubble
Hubble Site
Night Sky Network
Sky & Telescope News
S&T Observing Highlights
Astronomy Magazine News
Science Daily Astrophysics
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Hubble Site Tonight's Sky
Discovery Space News
Jodrell Bank Night Sky
Satellite Tracking
 JPL  ||  NSF
   IAU  ||  USNO
ESA  ||  ESO
Universe Today
Astronomy Tools

NASA Eclipse Web Site

Moon Phase Calendar

NASA Solar System Simulator

Evening Sky Map
EasyCalc Telescope Calculator Cruxis Limiting Magnitude Calculator CSG Telescope Calculator

Click for Fredericksburg, Virginia Forecast
Clear Sky Clock

Fredericksurg, VA
Clear Sky Clock

Ashland, Virginia
Virginia Graphical
USNO Astro Apps
NOAA Magnetic Dec
NOAA GOES Satellite
Current Goes east eastern us visable image
Visible Cloud Loop
Satellite Server Home
Intellicast Satellite View
Current US Satellite Image
Auroral Oval
Northern Hemisphere Enlarged View
NOAA POES Satellite
Day/Night View

by AstroViewer ®

Click for Fredericksburg, Virginia Forecast

Moon Phase
Current phase of moon
U.S. Naval Observatory
SDO/HMI Continuum

Solar & Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO)
Real-time ISS Tracking
Real-time ISS Tracking
NASA Mars Today

NASA Mars Model Group
View Jupiter's Moons
Click for Current Position

Sky Map by AstroViewer ®

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