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/
CELUI Is a general purpose C++ OpenGL cross-platform GUI framework that allows to create animated and rich user interfaces for simulations and games.
Calculates and plots Colour Magnitude Diagrams from Astronomical data
CMD Plot Tool calculates and plots Colour Magnitude Diagrams (CMDs) from astronomical photometric data, e.g. of a star cluster observed in two filter bandpasses. It can handle multiple file formats (plain text, DAOPHOT .mag files, ACS Survey of Galactic Globular Clusters .zpt files) to generate professional and customised plots, without the usual steep learning curve. Development using Python, OOP and a formal software development lifecycle model (Agile) allowed for the creation of an application that can be deployed on multiple systems. It works “out of the box” and does not require any installation of development environments, additional libraries or resetting of system paths. The tool is available as a single application/executable file, with the source code, on Sourceforge. Sample data is also bundled, to demonstrate its complete functionality to users. Other functionality within this application is the ability to convert DAOPHOT magnitude files to CSV format.
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
Data reduction and imaging for select astronomical cameras
CRUSH is a pioneering reduction and imaging suite for many astronomical cameras operating at far-infrared, submillimeter and millimeter wavelengths, such as SHARC-2, SCUBA-2, LABOCA, GISMO, or SOFIA/HAWC+ (to name a few).
CUSS - CUbesat Scheduling System
This program calculates critical curves and caustic curves for gravitational microlensing studies with an arbitrary number of stars using the analytic Witt method.
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.
Sight Reduction for Air Navigation with Python
This Python TK application calculates a good set of stars for a 3 star fix, makes all calculations similar to the FAAs Celestial Computation Sheet (see FAA doc FAA-H-8083-18). Also, you can create a PDF file that generates Pub 249 Vol 1 for any epoch you specify. The PUB249 as PDF is found under "Files". I wrote this for my aircraft bubble octant :-) It is mainly useful for air navigation as it assumes a bubble sextant but may be used for normal sextants as well. Requires Ephem and ReportLab (optional for PDF output) Not to be used for real-world navigation!
Simulate gravity inside a virtual universe and wait to see galaxies colliding.
This package can be used for further development of package needs to deal with 3D geometrical relationship. It provides class for Vector, Point, Coordinate, transformations and also provides functions for dealing with relationships between them.
Arduino lx200 based computerized telescope
Arduino al/az mount controller based on lx200 protocol.
Calculator that takes care of measurement units.
Java program for computations with values expressed in terms of physical or other units. Supports complicated mathematical expressions and user-defined functions. Invoked from scripts, line command, or as GUI. Extensive units data base.
A set of cross-platform tools for connecting via TCP/IP to the VOEvent transient astronomy alert network. Tools include a receiver/broker, a sender/publishing tool, and a VOEvent message checker. Runs on Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.
A client program compatible with the INDI standard (see http://indi.sourceforge.net) for remote telescope and device control. It works under Windows as well as Linux. It is writen in Python and uses the GTK in order to display the GUI.
Make star maps for anywhere at anytime
Generate star maps for anywhere at anytime. Choose from a database of thousands of deep sky objects, including all Messier, Caldwell, and NGC objects. Also allows recording of notes on viewed objects, and configuration of user-generated observation lists.
Java library to calculate heliocentric and geocentric planetary positions. Two types of calculations are supported: a 'fast' version which has an accuracy of about 1 arc second and a 'full' version that implements the full VSOP87 theory.
Collection of embedded softwares to control a telescope mount.
EQ Track purpose is to provide amateur telescope makers (ATM) with electronic board schematics and embedded software to control their telescope mount via stepping motors. EQ Track comes in different "flavors" : - "Basic" controls the right ascension and declination motors of an equatorial mount. - "Go To" controls the motors of a mount in any orientation (ie. equatorial, altazimuth, alt-alt), to point and track equatorial coordinates.
A code for fast multi-dimensional density estimation . Instead of assuming an a-priori metric definition, it calculates a locally adaptive metric for each data point by using, a Shannon Entropy based, binary space partitioning scheme.
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.
Calculates the shape of a telescope mirror from a sequence of Foucault test images. Java-based GUI simplifies entering and organizing measurement data. Logging and comparison functions enable quantification of the effects of various figuring strokes.
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.
GBTIDL provides offline data reduction for spectral line data from the GBT, a single dish radio telescope. Although the GBTIDL code is open source, running it requires you to have your own IDL license and base package.
GIRAFFE Data Reduction Software
GIRAFFE Base Line Data Reduction Software is a set of python scripts and modules and a C library to reduce FITS images produced by the Very Large Telescope (VLT) FLAMES instrument.
The GPU-BH tree solver is a FLASH4 module to calculate the gravitational potential using a CUDA device.