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.
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/
Simple tools for working with gravitational waves
GWtool: simple tools for working with gravitational waves
A program to align and stack astronomical images.
Lxnstack is a program designed to align and stack astronomical images (both planetary and deep-sky). The features of latest version are: * Several stacking methods (average, median, sigma-clipping, ...) * Two automatic align method: align-points; phase correlation, * One manual align method. * sub-pixel precision (0.1 pixel for phase correlation and 0.01 pixel for manual alignment). * Automatic image derotation. * FITS file support (by installing the python2 package 'astropy') * Hot pixels suppression algorithm * CR2 files native support * Can load/save video * Grayscale RAW image support * Editing of result image's levels. * Light curve generation
RFI detector and quality analysis for astronomical radio observations
The AOFlagger is a tool that can find and remove radio-frequency interference (RFI) in radio astronomical observations. The code has been highly optimized for speed and accuracy. It is used by default for the LOFAR radio telescope and thus is in productional stage. The software can run in a fully automated way, but a graphical interface is provided to analyse results and tweak the strategy. The preferred input file format is the Casa Measurement Set (MS) format. I believe that the AOFlagger is the best available flagger, both in terms of accuracy and speed. It has been succesfully used on several interferometric telescopes, including LOFAR, WSRT, VLA, GMRT, ATCA and MWA, and the single-dish telescopes Parkes and Arecibo 305m. Besides the flagger, the software consists of tools to efficiently visualize data in different ways, such as plotting time-frequency diagrams and power spectra. It provides the programs rficonsole, rfigui, aoqplot, aoquality and more.
Simple astronomical CCD controller
This program supports TSNK-lab ICX285AL cameras, QHY5, QHY6, QHY9, QHY8L, DSI2PRO, DSLR. It works with Mono images of 8, 12, 16 bits and RGB images of 24, 48 bits. Photo and video modes can be used. Histogram control of preview is available. There are two modes of capture: single frame mode and series.
General data-reduction tool for fiber-fed integral-field spectrographs
p3d is a general data-reduction tool for use with fiber-fed integral-field spectrographs (IFSs); although, the spectrum viewer works with spectrum data cubes of any origin. The tool is built about the proprietary software IDL (Harris/EXELIS; see http://www.harrisgeospatial.com), but can be used without any license. Most slowly running loops are implemented in parallelized C (OpenMP).
Supernova search tool
Starblinker allows to easily search for new stars in your astronomical photos. The new star could be: 1) An already known or a new unknown asteroid; 2) An already known or a new unknown comet; 3) An already known or a new unknown galactic nova; 4) If it is superimposed to an external galaxy, an already known or a new unknown supernova; Before reporting a potential new discovery, please make all necessary checks to be sure it is not an already known object or a defect in your image.
Calculate Sunrise, Sunset and dawn times. The calculation based on sunriset by Paul Schlyter. 64 bit windows users: There are 64 bit windows binarys in the file section.
WSClean is a fast widefield interferometric imager
WSClean (w-stacking clean) is a fast generic widefield imager. It uses the w-stacking algorithm and can make use of the w-snapshot algorithm. As of Feb 2014, it is 2-12 times faster than CASA's w-projection, depending on the array configuration. It supports full-sky imaging and proper beam correction for homogeneous dipole arrays such as the MWA. WSClean allows Hogbom and Cotton-Schwab cleaning and has wideband, multiscale, compressed sensing and joined-polarization deconvolution modes. All operations are performed on the CPU.
A MATLAB toolbox to simulate optical systems
Modal Interferometer Simulation Tool (MIST) is a MATLAB toolbox that can simulate arbitrary resonant optical systems in the paraxial beam approximation. It allows the user to define any optical setup (composed typically of laser sources, mirrors, lenses, electro-optical modulators and detectors) and to compute the static laser field at any point. It uses a Hermite-Gauss modal decomposition to simulate diffraction limited optics. This tool is being developed mainly for simulation of large scale interferometers with resonant cavities used for the detection of gravitational waves. Subscribe to the mailing list for updates and news. If you use MIST in your own simulation work, please cite is as G. Vajente, "Fast modal simulation of paraxial optical systems: the MIST open source toolbox" Classical and Quantum Gravity 30, 075014 (2013)
Galaxia is a code for generating a synthetic model of the galaxy. The input model can be analytical or one obtained from N-body simulations. The code outputs a catalog of stars according to user specified color magnitude limits.
Focus Helper for Astrophotography
astrofocuser is a very simple tool written with Qt 4.5 to help star focusing in astrophotogaphy. This tool applies an FWHM by transparency on the background window.
Editing tool for astronomical videos
AstroAviBrowser is a small tool for astronomy imaging capture/processing. With AstroAviBrowser, you may open a video file, select the good frames and save the new sequence in a new avi file. It also debayer your raw sequences.
A free, fast and accurate routine to compute the position of the Sun
SolTrack is a simple, free, fast and accurate C/C++ routine to compute the position of the Sun. The code can be used to track the Sun on low-specs machine, such as a PLC or a microcontroller, and can be used for e.g. (highly) concentrated (photovoltaic) solar power. SolTrack has been developed by Marc van der Sluys, Paul van Kan and Jurgen Reintjes, of the Lectorate of Sustainable Energy at the HAN University of Applied Sciences in Arnhem, The Netherlands. The code is based on the astronomical Fortran library libTheSky and can be used, modified and distributed under the conditions of version 3 of the GNU Public Licence.
C++/CUDA/OpenMP based Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) Solver
DualSPHysics is based on the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics method and can be downloaded from the official website (www.dual.sphysics.org). The code is developed to study free-surface flow phenomena where Eulerian methods can be difficult to apply, such as waves or impact of dam-breaks on off-shore structures. DualSPHysics is a set of C++, CUDA and Java codes based on the SPHysics FORTRAN project (www.sphysics.org) that are designed to deal with real-life engineering problems and are provided along with pre-compiled binaries and source for Windows/Linux/Unix as well as a number of example test cases.
HSPI does parallel capture and sky surveys.
HSPI offers to the astronomer the possibility to capture pictures from the CCD camera in a fast and intuitive way, keeping under control all the instrumentation in posses. HSPI can control the CCD camera, the mount, the focuser, the filter wheel and the dome from a single interface, and not only this: these features can be added on as many observatories and instrumentations you want. HSPI is ASCOM and INDI compatible, so if you want to use particular setups like Linux computers connected with your instrumentation and control them from remote then HSPI is your choice! After a few clicks you can see the images coming from your cameras connected through Internet or your LAN. HSPI saves your pictures in various formats: Bitmap, FIT, JPEG, PNG, TIFF are the picture formats supported.
JAVA project represents the realization of modern astronomical algorithms related to the orbital movement of planets, satellites and small bodies in the solar system by solving Kepler's equation and additional astronomical and mathematical libraries
Edit/create settings and data files(.bdf) of Bugale N-Body Simulator.
This project simply provides a convenient graphic user interface to create and edit the data files (simulation settings and body properties) for Bugale N-Body Simulator. You can find the Bugale N-Body Simulator project here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/bugalesimulator/ You must have Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (or later) installed on your system in order to use this editor: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=21
Data reduction and imaging for select astronomical cameras
CRUSH is a pioneering reduction and imaging suite for many astronomical cameras operating at far-infrared, submillimeter and millimeter wavelengths, such as SHARC-2, SCUBA-2, LABOCA, GISMO, or SOFIA/HAWC+ (to name a few).
Toolbox for high-level analysis of astronomical gamma-ray data
GammaLib is a versatile toolbox for the high-level analysis of astronomical gamma-ray data. It consists of a C++ library and a Python module that exposes the full functionality of the library to Python. The library provides an abstract data analysis framework that is independent of any specific gamma-ray telescope. Instrument specific aspects, such as handling of data formats and response functions, are implemented as isolated and well defined modules sharing an identical abstract interface. This enables a joint multi-instrument analysis of data, allowing for consistent broad-band spectral fitting or imaging. So far, GammaLib supports analysis of data obtained with COMPTEL, Fermi/LAT, and Cherenkov telescopes (CTA, H.E.S.S., MAGIC, VERITAS). Except for HEASARC's cfitsio library that is used to implement the FITS interface, GammaLib does not rely on any third-party software. All functionalities are implemented natively.
JPARSEC is a Java Package of Astronomical Resources for Standard Ephemerides Calculations, focused on accuracy, documentation, 2D/3D charts, realistic planetary rendering, and Astrophysical modeling. For source code visit http://conga.oan.es/~alonso/
Software para la Medición Automática de la Oscuridad del Cielo
Aplicación para facilitar la toma de datos del nivel de oscuridad del cielo nocturno usando un SQM-LU y aplicando las directivas establecidas por la SEA en el proyecto NIXNOX. La aplicación se conecta via TCP/IP a una raspberry pi que controla tanto un brazo robot como el SQM-LU. Las instrucciones para configurar la raspberry pi estarán disponible en breve en: http://www.luz-cero.es/maroc
The Open Source Sunspots Organizer is a php interface designed to register all data acquired from sunspots' observation. It supports a login system to separate observers. As a php based interface it needs a web server to run.
SITools2 is a new CNES generic tool performed by a joint effort between CNES and scientific laboratories. The aim of SITools is to provide a self-manageable data access layer deployed on already existing scientific laboratory databases.