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).
AStro inFER - a rule miner and executer
Echoes it's a radio spectral analysis software for RTL-SDR devices,
Echoes it's a radio spectral analysis software for RTL-SDR devices, designed for meteor scattering purposes. RTL-SDR are very cheap Software Defined Radios that uses DVB-T TV tuner dongles based on Realtek's RTL2832U chipset. Echoes doesn't demodulate neither decode any human-made signal. Its main goal is to analyze and record the total power of natural signals and generate screenshots and tabular data (CSV, GNUplot) output in presence of particular peaks in a selected narrow range of frequencies. Since there is no demodulation, there is no provision for audio listening, except for a notify sound when an event has been recorded.
Fortran library to compute positions of celestial bodies
libTheSky is a Fortran library to compute positions of celestial bodies (Moon, planets, stars) and events (conjunctions, eclipses). It forms the core of the software that produces the Dutch popular-astronomy website http://hemel.waarnemen.com
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.
Astronomy CCD capture software
A CCD capture software intended for the amateur astronomer. It include all the features required to perform digital imaging CCD observation of celestial objects. Using the standard drivers protocol INDI and ASCOM it can connect and control the CCD camera, the focuser, the filter wheel and the telescope mount. This software is part of a full suite for astronomical observation: https://sourceforge.net/projects/skychart/ https://sourceforge.net/projects/indistarter/ https://sourceforge.net/projects/eqmodgui/ Requirement: https://sourceforge.net/projects/libpasastro/ See also: https://sourceforge.net/projects/indi/
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.
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.
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.
Software for polar alignment of equatorial mounts
PARot is a program for ultra fast and precise polar alignment of equatorial mounts. You can easily achieve alignment accuracy better than 1 arcmin in 5 minutes of time. You take one image of the celestial pole, rotate the mount around the RA axis and take another image. The program compares the images and shows you the necessary adjustment. The adjustment process is controlled by the live-liew created by your camera. Requirements: * A computer with Windows OS (tested with WinXP x64, Win7 x64, Win7 x86). * Maxim DL version 5. * A camera which can be controlled from MaxIm. * A combination of telescope and camera such that the camera can 'see' a star in any field with the exposure time of a few seconds. * A view of the celestial pole. It can't be blocked, e.g., by ground objects. * Read the manual please!
A library containing Some Useful Fortran Routines
libSUFR contains Some Useful Fortran Routines that I wrote for my own use, but that may also be useful for others. At the moment, it also "SUFRs" from the fact that Fortran module files are compiler-dependent...
Astrophysical magnetic fields simulator
Hammurabi is a HEALPix-based tool for simulating observables such as polarized synchrotron and thermal dust emission from models of physical inputs such as magnetic fields, dust and electron distributions, etc. It is a modular C++ framework into which you can add your own models easily and then use it to perform the line-of-sight integration to compute the observables. See the wiki for installation and usage information. Please cite the original Waelkens et al. (2009) paper if you use hammurabi. Hammurabi is being re-written and significantly improved. For the new version, please go to https://bitbucket.org/hammurabicode/hamx
Analyse output from MCMC codes like SPINspiral and lalinference_mcmc
analyseMCMC post-processes, analyses and plots output from the LIGO/Virgo gravitational-wave inspiral parameter-estimation codes SPINspiral and lalinference_mcmc.
A gravitational-wave parameter-estimation code for LIGO/Virgo
SPINspiral is a parameter-estimation code for the analysis of gravitational-wave signals detected by LIGO/Virgo.
Schematically plot the evolution of binary stars
RochePlot is a Fortran code using PGPlot to plot a series of binaries to illustrate the key stages in the evolution of a binary star
User interface for INDI Eqmod telescope driver
Eqmodgui is a user interface for Linux INDI Eqmod telescope driver. It allow to easily set the main parameters require to use this driver and manage the alignment data. Eqmod is now very simple to use on Linux. This software is part of a full suite for astronomical observation: https://sourceforge.net/projects/skychart/ https://sourceforge.net/projects/ccdciel/ https://sourceforge.net/projects/indistarter/ See also: https://sourceforge.net/projects/indi/
A scientific plotting library for C/Fortran built on cairo
A 2D scientific plotting library built on cairo. Provides uniform output to pdf, ps, png and X-Windows. Written in C with no dependencies (other than cairo) as a direct replacement for PGPLOT.
Download and browse MSL Curiosity images
Client desktop application to download and browse MSL Curiosity images from Mars. Program is written in PHP-GTK and uses MySQL database.
Tools to analyse output from the stellar-evolution code ev/STARS/TWIN
The evTools package provides tools to manipulate and display output from the binary stellar-evolution code ev (also known as STARS and TWIN).
Command-line tools for astronomy and astrophysics
Command-line tools for astronomy and astrophysics, written in Fortran.
Python binding to the libindi library
This project offers a python binding to the libindi library. It uses the Simplified Wrapper and Interface Generator (SWIG). You may generate a PyIndi module which mainly defines an IndiClient class. This class could be used to build python scripts able to interact with indi servers using sendNew* methods and implementing new* methods of the BaseMediator class. PyQt applications may also be built on top of IndiClient, thus allowing rapid development of GUI Indi clients. Besides Python there are also bindings for node.js, Tcl (incomplete) and PHP (not useful). As application examples you will find a Python Websocket server with which you may build a web application interacting with Indi servers, and a simple PyQt application similar to the Kstars Indi Control Panel (was built as an exercise). Finally there is an equatorial mount 3D simulator written with Freecad and Python, planned to be connected with the PyIndi module.
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.
Small Qt/Qwt program to display an analemma diagram of the sun. This is the curve representing the sun's angular height above the horizon. The program shows one curve per full hour (the real analemma) and one for every first day of a month.
wxEphe displays Astronomical Ephemeris for The Sun, The Moon, and solar system planets, given date and observer's location.
Software for instrumenting a Dobsonian telescope
This projects hold software required for instrumenting an alt-az telescope mount. The required hardware is documented here (http://simonbox.info/index.php/astronomy). The software enables real time conversion from (measured) alt-az to ra-dec and manages a connection to Stellarium (http://www.stellarium.org/), which allows you to view where the telescope is pointing in a virtual planetarium.