(or the most useful, but unnoticed page)

During my work as a scientist I’ve realized that one can save a lot of time if you know where to find which information. Often enough it seems impossible to find the where until someone else tells you. That is why this page exists 😉 As described on the disclaimer I do not have any influence on the contents of the linked webpages!

Useful tools – search engine for astronomy and astrophysical related publications – interactive map of the sky – calculation and forecast of several astronomical events – online tool for testing regular expressions – interactive search for TeX-symbols – Astronomy Picture of the Day – ISDC HEAVENS – online analysis of data from recent high-energy missions

Databases – data archive of high energy observations – data archive of UV- to IR-observations – advanced searches for IR-objects – scientific catalog of stars – database of atomic energy transitions – detailed table of nuclides

Sky monitoring – BeXRB monitor – Swift-BAT Hard X-ray Transient Monitor – MAXI Soft X-ray Monitor – INTEGRAL 9-year Galactic Survey – live weather maps

Free software – SAOImageDS9 – application for visualization of astronomical data – ISIS – analysis of X-ray spectra, very flexible because it’s programmable – ISISscripts – collection of useful ISIS functions – database and search engine for Perl-libraries – repository for Python packages – create, edit, and convert images from the command line – record, convert, and stream audio and video (ffmpeg/avconv?)

Guides & Tutorials – ISIS Wiki – various S-Lang guides – Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide

Institutes & groups – ECAP – neutrino-, X-ray-, and gamma-ray astrophysics – Remeis observatory – compact objects, active galactic nuclei, hot stars – Caltech Space Radiation Lab – cosmic rays, high energy astrophysics – MIT Kavli Institute – high energy astrophysics, cosmolgie, supernovae, exoplanets, … – Univ. Würzburg – multi-wavelength astronomy, AGN, astroparticle physics – UCSD Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences – NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center – Leibniz-Institut for astrophysics Potsdam – X-ray astronomy, cosmologie, … – Max-Planck-Institute for radio astronomy

People – Jörn Wilms – X-ray astrophysics – Atsuo Okazaki – simulations of Be-disks and winds – Peter A. Becker – theory behind accretion columns on neutron stars – Mike Nowak – useful stuff about Chandra and ISIS – Thomas Dauser – relativistic reflection at ionized accretion disks

Journals – Astronomy & Astrophysics – The Astrophysical Journal – Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society – Astronomer’s Telegram – arXiv astrophysics – Science – Nature