Welcome! to the Amateur Observers' website.
Originally put together to support NASA's Discovery mission Deep Impact, the AOP is continuing and expanding. We are observing the asteroids Vesta and Ceres in support of the NASA Discovery mission Dawn and comet Hartley 2 in support of EPOXI.
Experience the thrill of participating
in a NASA mission!
We are now accepting images of Vesta and Ceres. Please visit the LogBook to find out how to submit your pictures.
Don't worry, you won't need to know much about astronomy, comets or asteroids. That's what this site is about!
So, let's get started...
- If you don't know what an asteroid or comet is or how to find things in the night sky, you'll want to start with the Beginner's Guide.
- Take the next step and learn about coordinates, magnitudes, and some simple projects in the Intermediate Guide.
- If you just want to submit your latest observation, go to the Log Book.
- Finally, want to know the lowdown on the missions? Check out the