My name is Ralph Taggart (email@example.com) and I own and operate the Hogsback Observatory. If you have any questions about this site or notice some sort of problem or issue, don’t hesitate to email me. If you are a lunar/planetary imager and would like more detailed information on any of the images on the site, again, don’t hesitate to contact me.
Astronomy magazines are a great source of information. It is not only the magazines themselves, but the fact that the publishers also produce quides and other specialty publications as well as marketing such material from other sources.
Published in the U.S.A. since 1941, a must-have in any amateur astronomer’s library (English).
Declares itself to be the worlds best-selling astronomy magazine. Nicely put-together and always interesting reading (English).
Widely-read British journal (English).
Note that all of these suggestions are English language magazines with which I am familiar. If you know of any publications in French, German, Spanish or other world languages, please drop me a note and I will attempt to include them.
This is a very professional, largely volunteer organization of amateur astronomers interested in various aspects of solar system studies. With observing sections for the major and minor planet, the Moon, and virtually anything else in the solar family, here is a place to find like-minded observers.
Local and Regional Astronomy Clubs
These abound all over the U.S., Europe, Australia, Japan, and other parts of Asia. They are a perfect way to meet others of similar interests, see and even try different equipment, and enjoy the fellowship of star parties and other gatherings.
The internet is filled with the websites of equipment manufacturers, distributors, individuals, and organizations. There is a huge amount of information and misinformation. Find sources that know something about the specifics of what you want to do rather than picking up information from the equivalent of internet street corners.