Facultad de Ciencias Fisicas y Matematicas. Departamento de Astronomía ( Universidad de Chile )

Department of Astronomy of the University of Chile. [in Spanish]

Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty-centimeters ( VLA FIRST )

FIRST -- Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty-cm -- is a project designed to produce the radio equivalent of the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey over 10,000 square degrees of the North Galactic Cap. Using the NRAO Very Large Array (VLA) and an automated mapping pipeline, we produce images with 1.8" pixels, a typical rms of 150 Jy, and a resolution of 5" . At the 0.75 mJy source detection threshold, there are ~110 sources per square degree, ~35% of which have resolved structure on scales from 2-30" .

FALCKE, Heino ( Max-Planck-Insitut fuer Radioastronomie, Bonn )

Scientific Home Page with complete publication record and links to all articles. Research keywords: AGN, quasars, low-luminosity AGN (LLAGN), compact radio cores, linear and circular polarization, Galactic Center, Sgr A*, Seyferts, jets, accretion disks, black holes, VLBI, VLA, HST.

Falling into a Black Hole

In which we fall into a black hole on a real free fall orbit. All distortions of images are real, both general relativistic from the gravitational bending of light, and special relativistic from the near light speed orbit. After you are done dying at the central singularity of the black hole, feel free to explore more about the Schwarzschild geometry, about wormholes, and about the collapse of a black hole.

FANG, Yihu ( Columbia Univ. )

Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer ( FUSE )

Information on the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer, a satellite astronomy project based at The Johns Hopkins University

FAST Mission ( NASA Small Explorer Program )

The NASA Fast Auroral Snapshot Explorer (FAST) Satellite is designed to investigate the plasma physics of the auroral phenomena which occur around both poles of the earth.

Federation of Astronomical and Geophysical Data Analysis Services ( FAGS )

The Federation of Astronomical and Geophysical Data Analysis Services (FAGS) was formed by the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU) in 1956 and includes today eleven Permanent Services each operating under the authority of one or more of the intererested Scientific Unions: International Astronomical Union (IAU), International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), and Union Radiologique Scientifique (URSI). Their tasks are to continuouisly collect observations, information and data related to astronomy, geodesy, geophysics and allied sciences; to analyse, synthesize, and draw conclusions from them; to distribute data; and to publish the results obtained.

FEIGELSON, Eric D. ( Penn State Univ. )

FEILER, Roman ( Torun Radio Astronomy Obs. )

FELDMEIER, John ( Case Western Reserve University )

Fermilab Library ( Information Resources Department )

Fermilab Theoretical Astrophysics Group - Postdoctoral Positions


Fiber Linked Unit for Optical Recombination ( FLUOR )

One of the three recombination instruments of IOTA interferometer.

Fibre Large Area Multi Element Spectrograph ( FLAMES, ESO VLT )

FLAMES is a Fibre Facility for the ESO VLT. It includes an high and intermediate resolution optical spectrograph (GIRAFFE), with its own fibre system.

FIGARO Data reduction system ( AAO )


FINI, Luca ( Arcetri )

Finnish amateur astronomy homepage

FIRBACK Survey ( IAS, Orsay )

FIRBACK is a cosmological survey which used the Infrared Space Observatory to study the Cosmic Far Infrared Background, and distant galaxies.
The final products will include:

·      maps and galaxy catalogs of 3 fields of 4 square degree at 175 microns (using ISOPHOT)

·      maps of some interesting sources at 90 microns (using ISOPHOT)

·      maps and galaxy catalogs of 1 fields of 1 square degree at 15 microns (using ISOCAM)

·      maps and catalogs at various other wavelengths, from optical to radio.


FITS archive documents database

The nrao-fits WAIS server supports searches of all of the text files in the entire FITS archive. " All" means everything -- READMEs, standards, drafts, overviews, and all of the news and Email messages in the traffic archive, even including the ASCII headers of the FITS sample and test data files. All of the Postscript documents are in the index too. The WAIS server enables users to search this huge mass of text for instances of any strings.

FITS Information Archive

This is an archive for the Flexible Image Transport System [FITS], the standard data interchange and archival format of the worldwide astronomy community.

FITS Support Office

fitsbits ( exploder gated to news:sci.astro.fits )

The unmoderated USENET newsgroup sci.astro.fits provides a forum for the discussion of all topics concerning the FITS [Flexible Image Transport System] data format, the standard data interchange and archival format of the worldwide astronomy community. The newsgroup is interfaced to the Email exploder fitsbits@nrao.edu so that traffic originating on either the newsgroup on the exploder is automatically transmitted to the other.

Fitsblink 3.x

Fitsblink is a program for Unix computers with the following functions: it reads and displays an arbitrary number of FITS images, allows their alignment, blinks them on screen, extracts and reads star lists, matches them with GSC, USNO and ACT catalogs, performs astrometry, identifies asteroids using the asteroid_server and allows sending of results directly by email. Binaries in easy to install RPM format for Linux, binaries for OS/2 and sources with user manual are available.

FITSview FITS image viewers ( FITSview )

The FITSview family of viewers for FITS format astronomical images are available for Microsoft Windows (FITSview), Apple Macintosh (MacFITSview) and Unix/X-Windows (XFITSview) computer systems. These viewers have easy to use graphical controls and will display astronomical images in the Flexible Image Transport System (FITS) format allowing zooming, scrolling, modifying the brightness, contrast and pseudo color and allow determination of celestial positions and the physical brightness units in the image. Both standard World Coordinate System (WCS) and Digitized Sky Survey

Five College Astronomy Dept. - Full texts of Ph.D. Theses ( Full text Ph. D. Theses )

The Five College Astronomy Dept. has begun placing the full text of Ph.D. theses from the department on a departmental WWW server. They will become available shortly after the final acceptance of the thesis. Besides the HTML version, Postscript files will be available on a chapter by chapter basis.

Five College Radio Astronomy Observatory - Schedules ( FCRAO )

Five College Radio Astronomy Observatory ( FCRAO )

The FCRAO was founded in 1969 by the University of Massachusetts, together with Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College and Smith College. The original low frequency telescope was superseded in 1976 by a 14-m diameter radome-enclosed antenna for use at high radio frequencies (mm wavelengths), built primarily to study the physics and chemistry of interstellar clouds, circumstellar envelopes, planetary atmospheres, and comets.

Flexible Image Transport System ( FITS archive at NRAO )

Florida Tech Physics and Space Sciences

The Astronomy Group at Florida Tech is concerned primarily with observational and theoretical studies of white dwarf stars, both as single stars and as members of binary or multiple systems. The Space Physics Group at Florida Tech studies the interaction of the Sun on the Earth's magnetosphere and ionosphere

FLYNN, Brian ( UC Berkeley/CEA )

Description of current research as an astronomer on the EUVE mission.

FOcal Reducer/low dispersion Spectrograph ( FORS, ESO VLT )

The two FORS instruments are designed as all-dioptric focal reducers for the ESO Very Large Telescope. They are capable of doing : direct imaging , long slit grism spectroscopy , multi object grism spectroscopy , polarimetry (FORS1), medium dispersion echelle grism spectroscopy (FORS2), and all sensible combinations of these modes (e.g. imaging- or spectropolarimetry) in the wavelength range from 330nm to 1100nm.

FOLTZ, Craig ( Univ. Arizona )

FONTAINE, Gilles ( Montréal )

FORESTINI, Manuel ( Obs. Grenoble )

Fors Deep Field ( FDF )

The FORS Deep Field is a key project of the FORS consortium (ESO VLT).


FOSCHINI, Luigi ( TeSRE, Bologna )

FOSTER, John C. ( MHO )

FOUQUE, Pascal ( Obs. Paris-Meudon - DESPA )

Fox Park Public Observatory ( FPPO )

The Fox Park Public Observatory is located in Potterville, Michigan.

FRAKNOI, Andrew ( Foothill College )

Education in astronomy.

FRANCIS, Paul ( Melbourne )

Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Observatory ( OFXB )

The François-Xavier Bagnoud Observatory, located above the village of St-Luc in the Swiss Alps, stands at an altitude of 2200 metres. It is intended not only for the experienced amateur wishing to produce work of a quasi-professional quality, but also for the use of schools and for simple visitors. curious.
Equipped with numerous instruments (60 cm reflecting telescope with CCD camera, 20 cm refracting telescope, coelostat, 16 cm coronagraph) it may be used day or night.

FRANK, Louis A. ( U. Iowa )

Franz Niklaus König: Celestial atlas (1826)

Fred Lawrence Whipple Gamma-Ray Telescopes ( Tucson, Ariz )

FREDRICK, Laurence W. ( U. Virginia )

FREEMAN, John W. Jr. ( Rice Univ. )

Freie Universität Berlin - Institut für Meteorologie [English] ( [German] )

The Department of Meteorology at the Free University of Berlin WWW server offers an index of sources for meteorological data on the Internet sorted by continent, manner of data and server-type. In addition they provide weather observations from Berlin and Meteosat pictures received from the University of Nottingham. For users from the FU Berlin they also offer latest radar images. They have links to other servers with interesting documents.

Fremont Peak Observatory Association ( FPOA )

The Fremont Peak Observatory Association is a non-profit corporation associated with the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation. FPOA is one of many state parks cooperative associations. It is unique in the it is the only cooperative association devoted to interpreting astronomy to the public. The FPOA constructed an observatory in the Fremont Peak State Park in San Benito County. It is eleven miles from San Juan Bautista. The main objective of the FPOA is to promote astronomy through public educational and interpretive programs at Fremont Peak State Park.

French WWW Servers ( France )



From Stargazers to Starships ( Stargazers )

A collection of about sixty linked files, forming a self-contained course at the high school level on (1) elementary astronomy (pre-telescope), (2) Newtonian mechanics (3) Spaceflight and spacecraft. The material is presented in a historical framework with many side excursions and incidental connections, with many outside links. Also contains a 9-section "Math refresher", a section for the guidance of teachers, a template of a sundial with explanations, glossary and timeline.
It is an attempt to create a high-school curriculum which makes as much use of space and spaceflight as possible.

Front Range Consortium ( FRC )

The Front Range Consortium (FRC) is a consortium of three institutions: CAPP, NCAR/SCD, NOAA/FSL, all of which are located in Boulder, Colorado. The FRC is committed to the development of high performance scalable computing and its application to Grand Challenge research problems in science and engineering. The FRC is a member institution of the National Consortium for High Performance Computing (NCHPC).

FTOOLS - UK Mirror

This is the UK mirror of the HEASARC (GSFC) FTOOLS pages. FTOOLS is a collection of utility programs used to create, examine, or modify the contents of FITS data files. There are also user friendly GUI tools which allow interactive browsing of FITS files and provide a more intuitive interface for running the FTOOLS. The FTOOLS package forms the core of the HEASARC software system for reducing and analyzing data in the FITS format.

FTP Software Inc

Innovative developer of TCP/IP transports and applications for DOS, Windows and OS/2

FUEGOS - Multi-Object Area Spectrograph ( ESO VLT )

The FUEGOS instrument stands for Fibre Unit for Extra-Galactic Optical Spectroscopy and will be capable of performing Multi-object spectroscopy and Area spectroscopy in the 370nm to 900nm wavelength range and with two resolving powers, 17000 and 7500.

Full-sky Astrometric Mapping Explorer ( FAME )

FAME is an astrometric satellite designed to determine with unprecedented accuracy the positions, distances, and motions of 40 million stars within our galactic neighborhood. It is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO) and several other institutions. FAME will measure stellar positions to less than 50 microarcseconds. It is a NASA MIDEX mission scheduled for launch in 2004.


Fundamental Stellar Properties: The Interaction Between Observation and Theory ( IAU Symposium 189 )

Table of Contents of proceedings, conference in Sydney, Australia, 13-17 January 1997.

FUSE ( French site, IAP, Paris )

[in French] Site of the French team contributing to Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE).
FUSE est un satellite observatoire de la NASA dédié à la spectroscopie haute résolution dans le domaine ultraviolet. Ce programme est realisé en coopération avec l'Agence Spatiale Canadienne et le Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES).