A planetarium software that shows a 3D simulation of the night sky
Stellarium renders 3D photo-realistic skies in real time with OpenGL. It displays stars, constellations, planets, nebulae and others things like ground, landscape, atmosphere, etc.
SkyChart is a software to draw chart of the night sky for the amateur astronomer from a bunch of stars and nebulae catalogs. See main web page for full download. This software is part of a full suite for astronomical observation: https://sourceforge.net/projects/ccdciel/ https://sourceforge.net/projects/indistarter/ https://sourceforge.net/projects/eqmodgui/ Requirement: https://sourceforge.net/projects/libpasastro/ See also: https://sourceforge.net/projects/indi/
Real-time 3D visualization of space
Celestia is an application for real-time 3D visualization of space, with a detailed model of the solar system, over 100,000 stars, more than 10,000 galaxies, and an extension mechanism for adding more objects.
Software for Moon observation and survey. Let you visualize the real Moon aspect at every time. Also help to study any lunar formations using feature database and pictures library.
Arduino Focuser, fully ASCOM complaint
A stepper motor focus controller (DIY) based on Arduino Nano/Uno. (c) Copyright Robert Brown 2014-2018. All Rights Reserved. YOU MAY NOT SELL CONTROLLERS OR PCBs BASED ON THIS PROJECT without express written permission granted from the author. Schematics, Code, Firmware, Ideas, Applications, Layout are protected by International Copyright Law. Permission is NOT granted to any person to redistribute, market, manufacture or sell for commercial gain the myFocuserPro products, ideas, PCB's, circuits, builds, variations and units described or discussed herein or on this site. Permission granted for personal and Academic use only. THIS MEANS THAT YOU CANNOT COPY/RE-DESIGN AND MAKE AVAILABLE KITS OR PCB BASED ON THIS PROJECT AND OFFER THOSE KITS OR PCB FOR SALE TO OTHERS. THAT IS A BREACH OF COPYRIGHT. Use of this project, circuit, firmware and applications is deemed acceptance of the above.
Version 2 of the myFocuser Project
Version 2, myFocuserPro2 for telescopes controlled by Arduino Nano. Many different options and driver board supported. Ongoing support. (c) Copyright Robert Brown 2014-2018. All Rights Reserved. YOU MAY NOT SELL CONTROLLERS OR PCBs BASED ON THIS PROJECT without express written permission granted from the author. Schematics, Code, Firmware, Ideas, Applications, Layout are protected by International Copyright Law. Permission is NOT granted to any person to redistribute, market, manufacture or sell for commercial gain the myFocuserPro products, ideas, PCB's, circuits, builds, variations and units described or discussed herein or on this site. Permission granted for personal and Academic use only. THIS MEANS THAT YOU CANNOT COPY/RE-DESIGN AND MAKE AVAILABLE KITS OR PCB BASED ON THIS PROJECT AND OFFER THOSE KITS OR PCB FOR SALE TO OTHERS. THAT IS A BREACH OF COPYRIGHT. Use of this project, circuit, firmware and applications is deemed acceptance of the above.
Real time satellite tracking and orbit prediction
Gpredict is a real-time satellite tracking and orbit prediction application. Gpredict can track an unlimited number of satellites and display the data in tables and various graphical view.
AstroTortilla is a wrapper around common astrophotography tools intended to automate basic tasks such as polar alignment and goto correction.
Project Apollo - NASSP (also known as NASSP or NCPP) is an add-on for the Orbiter space flight simulator. Project Apollo simulates the Apollo missions to Earth orbit and the Moon and the planned post-Apollo missions that never flew.
Data Analysis, Simulations and Visualization on the Sphere
Software for pixelization, hierarchical indexation, synthesis, analysis, and visualization of data on the sphere. Please acknowledge HEALPix by quoting the web page http://healpix.sourceforge.net and publication: K.M. Gorski et al., 2005, Ap.J., 622, p.759 Full software documentation available at http://healpix.sf.net/documentation.php Wiki Pages: https://sourceforge.net/p/healpix/wiki/Home GDL users should read https://sourceforge.net/p/healpix/wiki/HEALPix%20and%20GDL/
ChronosXP is a planetary hours astrology program for Windows. It runs from the system tray where it displays a glyph corresponding to the current planetary hour. Planetary hours/days can also be viewed for any given time or location.
The EQ mounts' internal electronics provides pointing accuracy to .144 arcsecs. EQMOD connects the EQ directly to a serial comms. This project has the source files for the Public releases of the EQMOD ASCOM driver, associated programs and an EQMOD compatible hardware design. Please note that later test releases for all EQMOD Project software may be available via the EQMOD Yahoo group.
Satellite tracking software
PreviSat is a satellite tracking software for observing purposes. Very easy to use, it shows positions of artificial satellites in real-time or manual mode. PreviSat is able to make predictions of their passes, predictions of Iridium flares and several other calculations.
The Ground Station Software Suite projects aims at providing free, useful software tools for ham radio operators. Currently, this projects hosts the Grig communication radio control.
MESA: Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics -- a set of thread-safe fortran 95 libraries for stellar astrophysics, including physics (e.g., eos, opacities, nuclear nets) and algorithms (e.g., ODE solvers). Available by svn checkout or as zip file. See project webpage (http://mesa.sourceforge.net/).
Xplanet is a solar system simulator which calculates accurate positions for the major planets and satellites. It displays multiple bodies, eclipse shadows, and customizable labels and markers.
Lin-guider is an astronomical autoguiding program for Linux. It supports Philips, Logitech, uvc webcams, QHY5, QHY6, DSI2PRO, QHY5L-II-M, QHY5L-II-C, QHY5-II, ATIK, Starlight Xpress, ZWO ASI astrocams for video and FTDI chip-based, parallel port-based (LPT), GPIO-based, GPUSB devices, Nexstar-protocol based and QHY5, QHY6, QHY5L-II-M, QHY5L-II-C, QHY5-II, ATIK, Starlight Xpress, ZWO ASI astrocams for pulse guiding. Starlight Xpress ltd. is helping this project http://www.sxccd.com/
The Mars Simulation Project is an open source Java project to create a simulation of future human settlement on the planet Mars. See https://github.com/mars-sim/mars-sim for code/issues/wiki
Calculate time ephemerides in convenient form
Project to calculate and distribute the general relativistic corrections to clock rates for the surfaces of various solar system bodies. These corrections are also known as time ephemerides.
The C-Munipack is an astrophotometry software package, which offers a complete solution for reduction of images carried out by CCD or DSLR camera, intended on a observation of variable stars, exoplanets and minor Solar System bodies. It provides a simple and intuitive graphical user interface.
EQAlign born as a software that assists to align a German Equatorial Mount (GEM) exactly to the Earth polar axis. Today, in adition to polar align feature, EQAlign is a full featured astronomical software.
Navigational Algorithms - Marine navigation
- Celestial Navigation: Sight Reduction, Line Of Position, Fix... - Positional Astronomy: Nautical Almanac, RA, GHA, Dec - Coastal Navigation: Range, Bering, Horizontal angles, IALA... - Sailings: Rhumbs, Loxodromic, Orthodromic, Meridional parts... - Weather , Tides - Software: PC, Android https://sites.google.com/site/navigationalalgorithms/
Simple tools for working with gravitational waves
GWtool: simple tools for working with gravitational waves
ASCOM driver for the LittleFoot Elegance Photo (LFEP) telescope controller. Firmware 6.x is fully supported - firmware 5.x is partially supported (all LFEP features are available but configuration is only possible by handbox). Contains drivers for telescope, focuser, camera, filter wheel, roof controller and dew heater which shares a single connection to the controller.
The PDL module gives standard perl the ability to COMPACTLY store and SPEEDILY manipulate the large N-dimensional data sets that are the bread and butter of scientific computing.