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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Lynkeos is an astronomical webcam image processing software for OS X.
Lynkeos is a Cocoa® application dedicated to the processing of astronomical digital images taken through a telescope. It is optimized for SSE vectorized instructions sets, multi-processor and multi-core machines.
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/
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.
A collection of Java ports of open source terrain and solar system generation packages. Code has been extensively refactored, extended and documented. GPL License with exception for required libraries.
PHOEBE (Physics Of Eclipsing Binaries): scientific code for full-fledged modeling and analysis of eclipsing binary stars, build on basis of the WD code. It is actively being developed, its official homepage is at: http://phoebe-project.org
Astrology software for desktop
Modern, nice software for astrologers. Contains different views of horoscope: classical chart, planets view and plain text. Provides detail information about each element of horoscope. Uses 9 house systems, over 40 aspects for horoscope calculation, tropical and sidereal sign and much more.
This library is a Fortran 95 gnuplot interface for some Unix like OS'es. This provides some routines that enables direct access of a child gnuplot session from a Fortran 95 program. You will need a copy of fortranposix to make this work.
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.
Moon calendar: shows moon's phase, signs and relatives plant's part
MoonPlanner is a Java calendar that allow to view moon's phases, moon's signs (constellations in which the moon is), and show the part of the plant corresponding to each sign (flower, fruit, leaf or root). For every calendar's day the user can attach notes (that are stored in a persistent database). At the startup the program will remind you if there will be notes for current day. Timezones and localizations (En, IT) are supported by the application. This calendar is usable between 1900 and 2020. This tool can be useful to plan gardening tasks or to view some astrology informations. References and requirements: - JRE/JDK version 1.5 or later must be installed on host computer. - UI are made using SWT by Eclipse (see http://www.eclipse.org/swt/). - The software uses AstroLib library version 1.1.5 provided by Mark Huss to calculate Moon's phases (http://mhuss.com/AstroLib.html). - The software uses Apache Derby 10.9.1.0 (http://db.apache.org/derby/) as embedded database.
PMViewer is a Visualization tool for Astrophysical N-Body and Hydro Simulations. GADGET-2 data support.With/Without periodical boundary conditions.Snapshot of scene in PPM and GIF formats.Flying in 3D space. Active/Passive Stereo 3D support.
GUI to configurate and start XPlanet easily. Adds a downloader to XPlanet to load clouds, images and marker files from the internet. Generates cmd (windows) and configuration files for XPlanet and the downloader. Hides in the System Tray.
Open Source Astronomy Tools
Open source tool to assist with study of Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology. To include usefull data and calculation of common equations used in the basic study of these subjects. Later versions may interface to other existing Astronomy software t
AstroEasyCap is an optimized linux easycap DC60 driver for astronomical purpose. It comes from the great easycapdc60 driver written by rmt1947. Features : integration control using a TTL output, bypass frame processing, gray-scale optimized mode...
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.
Talon is a a fully automated open-source solution for automated telescope and observatory control. Talon controls all aspects of robotic astronomical observations, including telescope control, dome control, image processing, scheduled operations, and envi
JStars is an astronomical ephemeris program written in java.
A graphical representation of the night sky for Linux/KDE.
This package is a collection of libraries, data processing filters, and UI applications to aid in the analysis and visualization of scientific data stored in the Radar Data Format.