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
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/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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...
Displays the phase of the moon in the system tray.
Displays the phase of the moon in the system tray. Additionally, a window can be displayed that shows user configurable data about the moon (rise/set times, percent illumination, etc).
video align tool for astrophotography
cvastroalign is a program that loads a video sequence, aligns and stacks the selected frames obtaining an image as result of this process..
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
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)
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.
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.
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.
A java 3d simple virtual celestial globe. Source code available
A simple java 3d virtual celestial globe. Rotate the globe, magnify it, select the level of detail to show stars and constellations, and the ecliptic. Source code available to everyone to modify it. Star catalogue from Wikipedia. Available plain text star catalogue. Total stars number now reaches 1038. Using Phong shading. No Open GL.
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 Astronomical Data
Berechnung astronomischer Erscheinungen.
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.
Set of scripts to perform galaxy photometry simulations.
This project contains a set of python scripts to perform SExtractor galaxy photometry simulations. It uses Galfit to simulate the galaxies and SExtractor for the photometry. It is defined to be used also with distributed computing and with Condor. No very well documented yet. Developed for my PhD.
Optical Design Software
Optical design application geared to telescopes and other optical systems. Features include layout design, optimization, standard expected output, ability to import ZMX and LNS files