Dear all,

I'm looking for information related to Stellarium software databases. I'm doing my PhD about animal migration and behavior, and one of the main aims of my thesis is to analize the relation between animal behavior and the moon phases, and even more, the angle of the moon above the horizon. These "parameters" can be visualized into Stellarium, but I don't know about the possibility of "export" this data to integrate in an analitical software (Geographical Information System or statistical package). We have information of moving animals during migration for at least one year, and the waypoints could be intersected with the corresponding sun/moon information. I know the existence of moonphase (but not the angle of the moon) databases availables in the internet, but the potential of Stellarium for me is the geographic perspective (the angle of the moon above the horizon at each geographic coordenate of the Earth). However, I'm not an expert on the subject so I don't know in which way the Stellarium database is organized.

So in this context, I was wondering if it is possible to get  these data or database, or to extract this information directly by using the software in an automatic way.

Thank you in advance for your advices.


José Manuel de los Reyes González

PhD Student
Departament of Animal Biology (Vertebrates)
Faculty of biology
University of Barcelona
Avda. Diagonal, 643
08028 Barcelona