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.
Pulsar software for forming timing residuals. Developed mainly by George Hobbs and Russell Edwards at the ATNF.
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.
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.
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/
Astrology software inspired by the SYMBOLON deck. This software calculates the planet positions and make symbolon card tables according to the calculated constellation. It can draw the classical circular horoscope also.
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/
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.
Horary astrology is an ancient branch of horoscopic astrology by which an astrologer attempts to answer a question by constructing a horoscope for the time at which the question Answered by the astrologer. Smart software. AstroOpenSource@gmail.com.
INDI is an instrument neutral distributed interface control protocol that aims to provide backend driver support and automation for a wide range of Astronomical devices (telescopes, focusers, CCDs..etc).
PP3 creates celestial charts. It generates resolution independent sky maps of very high graphical quality. They can be used for example as illustrations in books or on web pages. Databases are included but you may use own data if you wish.
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.
ORSA is an interactive tool for scientific grade Celestial Mechanics computations. Asteroids, comets, artificial satellites, Solar and extra-Solar planetary systems can be accurately reproduced, simulated, and analyzed.
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.
converts cosmic-ray files from GALPROP for viewing / plotting.
The GALPROP program (http://galprop.stanford.edu) computes cosmic-ray propagation in the Galaxy, in 2D or 3D. The ouput cosmic-ray distribution is in the form of FITS files which however are not convenient for viewing or plotting with the standard ftools program fv, since the files have 4 or 5 dimensional arrays (due to the momentum and species axes) while fv handles only 3 dimensional arrays. This program converts to fv-compatible FITS files, either from 2D to (R,z) or from 3D to (x,z) at y=0 or (x,y) at z=0, in each case for a chosen cosmic-ray species. The third axis is momentum in each case. The distribution can be viewed with fv as a colour image, contoured, output to a file etc. The program is stand-alone and requires only the cfitsio library to be installed. Build instructions are in the program header. The FITS.cc/FITS.h class used provides simple convenient access to image data, useful also for other projects. For fv and cfitsio see http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/fitsio
DSPSR is a high-performance, object-oriented, digital signal processing library for radio pulsar astronomy. It implements an extensive range of algorithms and features, and can read data from most observatories, instruments, and file formats.
Software to control a remote telescope via a web interface. Includes software needed to operate a motorized dome, telescope, and cameras.This project has been partially funded by a grant from the Northwest Academic Computing Consortium.
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.
Galaxy extraterrestrial life simulation
EtiC is a galaxy simulation software that generates and renders a mock galaxy for rational estimation of the number of extraterrestrial civilizations. Stars and planets are simulated with plausible physical characteristics, based on user-adjustable parameters. An EtiC simulation run consists to generate a galaxy disk physical stars, associate planets to the stars, and for habitable planets, simulate the life stages evolution until extinction. A visual animation of the galaxy and user selection of highlighted star-planet objects is provided, together with statistics (25+ graphs) and estimates of Drake equation factors. The V2_1 provides several new features: planets surface magnetic field, reworked life stage transitions, integration of MW exoplanets catalog, planets view and graphs window optionally on different threads... EtiC is based on OpenGL / GLFW 3.2, runs on MSWindows 7 and MacOsX. Source code in C++, was developped using the Dev-C++ IDE and XCode.
Non-thermal bremsstrahlung c++ routine
A C++ version of the public GALPROP (http://galprop.stanford.edu) routine to compute non-thermal bremsstrahlung, with added features to compute the gamma-ray emissivity either differential or in user-defined bands.
Cosmic-ray propagation and emission processes
Software for cosmic-ray propagation, gamma-rays, synchrotron. Current version (r2766) includes * accurate propagation scheme * polarized synchrotron * free-free emission and absorption * new convection models * anisotropic diffusion * primary positrons * free-escape boundary conditions * new hadronic gamma-ray production models * new injection spectral breaks * upwards compatible with latest HEALPix * improved HEALPix skymap format * full reference output for a sample run * deuterium production by pp fusion * JF12 B-field * hadronic losses Full details in the Explanatory Supplement and README. Now at https://gitlab.mpcdf.mpg.de/aws/galprop Older versions, datasets etc: http://galprop.stanford.edu. See also http://www.mpe.mpg.de/~aws/propagate.html https://sourceforge.net/projects/galplot http://sourceforge.net/projects/galpropskymapco https://sourceforge.net/projects/gcrconvert https://sourceforge.net/projects/galpropsynchrotron synchrotron routines.
Parallelized FREquency DEComposer algorithm
This is a parallelized algorithm performing a decomposition of the time-series data into a number of sinusoidal components, disentangling them from the white Gaussian noise. The algorithm analyses all suspicious frequencies, including the ones that look like an alias at a glance, but may become preferable later. After selection of the initial frequency candidates, the algorithm passes through all their possible combinations and estimates their multi-frequency statistical significance. In the end, it prints out the set of largest frequency tuples that were still found significant. The GPU computing is implemented through CUDA and brings a significant performance increase. It is still possible to run FreDec solely on CPU, if no suitable GPU device is available in the system. See the details of the underlying theory in Baluev 2013, MNRAS, V. 436, P. 807 The description of the algorithm itself can be found in arXiv:1309.0100. Please go to the project forum to report any bugs.
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/
Astrophoto image & video processor. Full cycle with new technology
Astronomy program for selecting, viewing, aligning and stacking images. Creates 16-bit AVI gray/color video files from images series, concatenates videos together into one video file. The program helps to rebuild sequences of images and restore continuous order of files after they were edited, deleted, renamed or moved. PGMania converts images from one format to another. Supports batch converting operations, also for image sequences. Image formats can be any of well known image formats 8/16/32 bpp b/w/c. The program aligns and fits the pairs of images or image series, with each other or over master, calibrates them in pairs. Program detects stars and get stars statistics. Calculates fwhm, snr and star magnitudes. Image editor with alive histogram, contrast stretching, filters, evaluates and post process. XML and txt logging of all actions and results. *) PGMania uses original algorithm for image calibration. No need for dark & bias files for calibration and fit images.
Open PECTool - manipulate peroidic error data for Celestron mounts.
This is clone of the Celestron PECTool used to upload, download and manipulate PEC data. It is intended to work with Celestron Nexstar mounts like NexStar GPS, NexStar GPS-SA, NexStar iSeries, NexStar SE Series, NexStar GT, Advanced-VX, Advanced-GT and CGE mounts. Communication to the hand control is 9600 bits/sec, no parity and one stop bit via the RS-232 port on the base of the hand control. To build it libnexstar version 0.11 or newer is needed, which can be found here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/libnexstar/ Mac OSX binary is available here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/openpectool/files/prebuilt/openpectool-0.0.1.dmg/download