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Table of Contents for
the Virtual Amateur Astronomer

  1. Home Page

  2. Best of the Web

    1. The Rosette Nebula
    2. M57, the Ring Nebula
    3. M1, the Crab Nebula
    4. planetary nebula NGC 3132
    5. planetary nebula IC 418
    6. M31, the Andromeda Galaxy
    7. M8, the Lagoon Nebula
    8. The Helix Nebula
    9. M16, the Eagle Nebula
    10. the Pillars of Creation of the Eagle Nebula (M16)
    11. the stellar spire within the Eagle Nebula (M16)
    12. planetary nebula IC 4406
    13. globular cluster NGC 104
    14. The Eskimo Nebula
    15. The Horsehead Nebula
    16. M42, the Great Orion Nebula
    17. M27, the Dumbbell Nebula
    18. globular cluster M15
    19. The Little Ghost Nebula
    20. Mars
    21. M20, the Trifid Nebula
    22. globular cluster M5
    23. NGC 6751 planetary nebula
    24. Aurorae
    25. asteroid Eros
    26. M17, the Omega Nebula
    27. Omega Centauri
    28. Comet West
    29. M45, the Pleiades
    30. The Sun
    31. reflection nebula NGC 3603
    32. M13, the Great Hercules Globular Cluster
    33. Comet Hale-Bopp
    34. The Witch Head Nebula
    35. Venus
    1. M104, the Sombrero Galaxy
    2. The Flame Nebula
    3. Jupiter
    4. Jupiter's Moon Io
    5. emission nebula NGC 604
    6. M82, the Cigar Galaxy
    7. reflection nebula NGC 1999
    8. the Moon
    9. globular cluster M3
    10. Saturn
    11. Saturn's Moon Miranda
    12. M64, the Black Eye Galaxy
    13. The Bubble Nebula
    14. M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy
    15. globular cluster M80
    16. The Flaming Star Nebula
    17. M81, Bode's Galaxy
    18. globular cluster M10
    19. spiral galaxy NGC 891
    20. The Crescent Nebula
    21. globular cluster M14
    22. M83, the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy
    23. Eta Carinae
    24. Barnard's Galaxy
    25. globular cluster M22
    26. planetary nebula Hubble 5
    27. globular cluster M55
    28. Fishhead Nebula
    29. galaxy cluster Abell 2218
    30. galaxy NGC 2841
    31. The Butterfly Nebula
    32. The Cat's Eye Nebula
    33. globular cluster M53
    34. Supernova 1987a Nebula Rings

  3. The Solar System
    1. The Sun
    2. Mercury
    3. Venus
    4. The Earth, Moon, Aurorae and Meteors
    5. Mars and Its Two Moons
    6. Some Asteroids
    7. Jupiter and Its Galilean Moons
    8. Saturn and Some of Its Moons
    9. Uranus and Some of its Moons
    10. Neptune and Triton
    11. Pluto
    12. Some Comets

  4. Messier Objects

  5. M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9 M10
    M11 M12 M13 M14 M15 M16 M17 M18 M19 M20
    M21 M22 M23 M24 M25 M26 M27 M28 M29 M30
    M31 M32 M33 M34 M35 M36 M37 M38 M39 M40
    M41 M42 M43 M44 M45 M46 M47 M48 M49 M50
    M51 M52 M53 M54 M55 M56 M57 M58 M59 M60
    M61 M62 M63 M64 M65 M66 M67 M68 M69 M70
    M71 M72 M73 M74 M75 M76 M77 M78 M79 M80
    M81 M82 M83 M84 M85 M86 M87 M88 M89 M90
    M91 M92 M93 M94 M95 M96 M97 M98 M99 M100
    M101 M102 M103 M104 M105 M106 M107 M108 M109 M110

    Notable Messier Objects with Names:
    1. M1, The Crab Nebula
    2. M8, The Lagoon Nebula
    3. M11, The Wild Duck Cluster
    4. M13, The Great Hercules Globular Cluster
    5. M16, The Eagle Nebula
    6. M17, The Omega Nebula
    7. M20, The Trifid Nebula
    8. M27, The Dumbbell Nebula
    9. M31, The Andromeda Galaxy
    10. M33, The Triangulum Galaxy
    11. M42, The Great Orion Nebula
    12. M43, de Mairan's Nebula
    13. M44, The Beehive Cluster
    1. M45, The Pleiades
    2. M51, The Whirlpool Galaxy
    3. M57, The Ring Nebula
    4. M63, The Sunflower Galaxy
    5. M64, The Black Eye Galaxy
    6. M76, The Little Dumbell
    7. M81, Bode's Galaxy
    8. M83, The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy
    9. M97, The Owl Nebula
    10. M101, The Pinwheel Galaxy
    11. M102, The Spindle Galaxy
    12. M104, The Sombrero Galaxy

  6. The Milky Way and Universe

  7. Miscellaneous Astronomy Images

  8. Links to Other Websites with Nice Images

  9. The Amateur Astronomer Experience (presenting images typical of a small amateur telescope)
    1. The Moon
    2. The Moon Crater Tycho
    3. The Orion Nebula
    4. The star Sirius
    5. Saturn
    6. The Andromeda Galaxy
    7. The Pleiades
    8. Venus
    9. The Globular Star Cluster M13 in Hercules
    10. The Ring Nebula
    11. Sunspots
    12. Jupiter's Galilean Moons
    13. Jupiter and its Great Red Spot
    14. The Crab Nebula
    15. The Double Star Albireo
    16. The Quadruple Star Epsilon Lyrae
    17. The Horsehead Nebula
    18. Mars
    19. The Galaxy Pair M81 and M82
    20. The Open Cluster M67
    21. The Dumbbell Nebula
    22. Conclusion

  10. Some Astronomy Definitions

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