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.
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.
Arduino Nano DC Motor Controller
An Arduino based controller for a DC motor focuser solution. Replaces RigelSys/JMI DC Controllers. Windows application and ASCOM driver available. Works with most DC motor solutions (eg RigelSys, JMI, Orion, Skywatcher etc). Feature rich and low cost. Build the controller for under $25. (c) Copyright Robert Brown 2014-2018. All Rights Reserved. The schematic, code and ideas are released into the public domain. Users are free to implement these but may NOT sell projects based on this project for commercial gain without express written permission granted from the author. Schematics, Code, Firmware, Ideas, Software Applications (Windows and ASCOM drivers), Layout are protected by Copyright Law. Code or portions of code may not be copied or used without appropriate credit given to author.
EXTREMA is an interactive program with publication quality graphics and mathematical analysis capabilities. EXTREMA can be GUI and/or command driven. The command language includes conditional branching, looping and subroutine calling constructs.
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.
wxEphe displays Astronomical Ephemeris for The Sun, The Moon, and solar system planets, given date and observer's location.
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.
Dark Master allows astrophotographers to quickly match dark frames
Dark Master allows astrophotographers to quickly match dark frames to light frames based on temperature. The inputs to Dark Master are the directories to the light images and dark images. The output is a DeepSkyStacker file list.
A software for ATM telescope automation
SoundStepper is a "100% software" telescope controller, for Windows, using audio hardware to control step motors at real time. All it requires to operate are external step motor drives, which can be a commercial "pulse/direction" drive or analog current amplifiers. Documentation: http://soundstepper.sourceforge.net/
Modelling galaxy disk shape aberration
Let suppose a galaxy to be just a disk of stars, mainly double. For each star we have an aberration -v/c which visually moves it to another position, so we view galaxy disk optically changed. This modelling allows to see which shapes we can see from different distances for disks tilted by a certain angle.
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.
Combining panoramic photographs with 3D landscape models
PanoPhoto is intended to combine panoramic photos made on the Moon and compare resulting panorams with 3D models of the Moon surface. Language is Russian. Комбинирует панорамные фотографии, сделанные (в основном) на Луне и позволяет сравнить полученную панораму с 3D-моделью лунной поверхности.
Turns your display red to preserve night vision
As an amateur astrophotographer, I like to use a small laptop to control my gear, the problem is that a standard display will ruin your acquired night vision. This program turns (temporarily) everything red to minimize the impact of the display on your night vision. You may want to install a red cursor scheme, one is included (from Oxygen Cursors by LAvalon in GPL 3.0) in the source distribution.
A sky guide written in C#.
My application is easy to use. First, if you want, use the arrow keys to move through the sky or use the search box (there isn't any multi-language API, so the app and the group names are in English and the star and constellation names in Latin). Then see the stars. Click on a star to see details about it: the name, coordinates, the constellation it belongs to and the best month that you can see that star at midnight.
Program na spracovanie pozorovaní slnečných škvŕn
Program vznikol ako ročníková práca z informatiky na Gymnáziu Jána Adama Raymana v Prešove. Vznikol na základe programu PC – Sun (autor: V. Feik), ktorý slúži na digitalizáciu pozorovaní Slnka na Hvezdárni Františka Pešty v Sezimovom Ústí (ČR). Program Slnečné škvrny slúži na digitalizáciu pozorovaní slnečných škvŕn a fakulových polí. Pozorovania sú následne štatisticky spracované do tabuliek a grafov popisujúcich aktivitu Slnka. Program taktiež umožňuje výpočet fyzikálnych súradníc Slnka, Carringtonovej otočky a juliánskeho dátumu. Program je určený pre astronómov – amatérov aj profesionálnych astronómov. Program rieši komplexne problém pozorovania slnečných škvŕn. Taktiež realizuje kontrolu vstupných dát od užívateľa. Pre správne fungovanie programu je potrebné dať užívateľovi právo zapisovať do priečinku "C:\Program Files\Slnecne skvrny".
Solid body rotation simulator in free space.
App to calculate vector lengths
With this ultra lightweight application vector calculation has never been easier yet! Just enter units vectors or coordinates and you're done!
Minimum Lens Thickness Calculation
mltc - Minimum Lens Thickness Calculation. Application is created for minimum lens thickness calculation according to GOST (Russian, Belarusian) Standard
4Port USB2.0 controller (Arduino Nano) which you can connect/disconnect ports using remote software application. Ideal for Astronomy solutions such as focusers, cameras CCD, filters etc. Windows application provided for remote control. (c) Copyright Robert Brown 2014-2018. All Rights Reserved. The schematic, code and ideas are released into the public domain. Users are free to implement these but may NOT sell projects based on this project for commercial gain without express written permission granted from the author. Schematics, Code, Firmware, Ideas, Software Applications, Layout are protected by Copyright Law. Code or portions of code may not be copied or used without appropriate credit given to author.
Prayer times, Qibla and Lunar phase for your location
Salat calculates the prayer times for your location. If your city is not in the database (unlikely, since it has 36,000 cities in it), just feed it the latitude and longitude of your place (Get that from Google Earth) and it will calculate the times of Namaz. Options for calculating according to Hanafi and Shafe'ee schools of Jurisprudence. Other options include Height of your location (which changes the salat timing...) Now don't miss a prayer even if you are on the tip of Everest :) You can also customize your Fajr and Isha timings with a customized twilight angle...depending on the traditions at your place. Prepare customized printouts for the entire year... All this with a Jazzy interface and Adans from Medina, Mecca and more... Create reports for a month or year for anywhere on earth. Lunar Phase, Hijri Date are calculated accurately. Created by Mohamed Iqbal Pallipurath, Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam