Open source development of a tool for the astronomy community to interact with the GRB Coordinates Network (GCN) broadcast of real-time gamma-ray burst (GRB) and X-ray Flash (XRF) information. Support for satellite packets: HETE-2, Integral, Swift
GRad is a standalone solar radiation model, programmed in Java. It is capable of the calculation of potential (clear sky) and actual (real sky) irradiance and total irradiation for single and multiple geographical locations. Note that, while fully functional, this application is currently not developed any further.
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.
MESA: Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics -- a set of thread-safe fortran 95 libraries for stellar astrophysics, including physics (e.g., eos, opacities, nuclear nets) and algorithms (e.g., ODE solvers). Available by svn checkout or as zip file. See project webpage (http://mesa.sourceforge.net/).
A free, portable, plug-in based, gnomonic sundial calculator utility
Model of the Solar System
The Solar Model is real time modeling of solar system. It allows user to navigate in space, to control time counting (speed-up time flow) and estimate movement of space bodies, bind camera to space objects (for example, from Moon on Earth in real time).
A simulator that allows people with a computer to simply create their own solar systems, and see what would happen if it really existed!
PaperScope is a graphical tool for exploring the data holdings of the Astrophysics Data System (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/). It enables the user to explore the relationships between Astrophysics papers and locate papers of research interest.
BoPlanets shows planets relatively to an observing planet.
BoPlanets is a virtual planetarium showing the planets relatively to any observing planet. The planets can be viewed in ecliptical-, equatorial- or horizontal view. The times of rise, transit and set of a planet can be determined. Click on the link below to the web site of BoPlanets to see BoPlanets running as an applet.
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.
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.
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.
The Universe Simulator project's goal is to provide a set of libraries for simulating all known and understood physical phenomena.
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
The Java Astrodynamics Toolkit is a library of components to help users create their own application programs to solve problems in astrodynamics, mission design, spacecraft navigation, guidance and control using Java or Matlab.
The gTLE project aims to develop a full GNOME application for managing NASA "Two-Line" Ephemeris data. Such data is essential for satellite tracking both in the Pacsats and in commercial ground segment / ground stations.
Gnorbits is an open source 3-D orbit program. It supports multiple bodies of varying masses and initial velocities, using a GTK interface.
retep is a collection of Java API's covering PDF, XML, J2EE , Swing and now NetBeans modules for displaying astronomical maps, controlling modern "Go-To" telescopes - all in java., and accessing online databases.
Satellite Tracking Web Service
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.
OrbSearch application calculate minor planets orbits by using a set of observations. After calculation of initial orbit OrbSearch fitting this orbit with other observations. To calculate orbit parameters statistical approach is used.
A software for ATM telescope automation
SoundStepper is a "100% software" telescope controller, for Windows, using audio hardware to control step motors at real time. All it requires to operate are external step motor drives, which can be a commercial "pulse/direction" drive or analog current amplifiers. Documentation: http://soundstepper.sourceforge.net/
Toolbox for high-level analysis of astronomical gamma-ray data
GammaLib is a versatile toolbox for the high-level analysis of astronomical gamma-ray data. It consists of a C++ library and a Python module that exposes the full functionality of the library to Python. The library provides an abstract data analysis framework that is independent of any specific gamma-ray telescope. Instrument specific aspects, such as handling of data formats and response functions, are implemented as isolated and well defined modules sharing an identical abstract interface. This enables a joint multi-instrument analysis of data, allowing for consistent broad-band spectral fitting or imaging. So far, GammaLib supports analysis of data obtained with COMPTEL, Fermi/LAT, and Cherenkov telescopes (CTA, H.E.S.S., MAGIC, VERITAS). Except for HEASARC's cfitsio library that is used to implement the FITS interface, GammaLib does not rely on any third-party software. All functionalities are implemented natively.
Multi-platform Variable Star Visualisation and Analysis
VStar is a multi-platform, easy-to-use variable star observation visualisation and analysis tool. Data can be read from a file or the AAVSO database, light curves and phase plots created, period analysis performed, and filters applied. Plugins can be developed, e.g. to make additional observation sources available. See also: 1. http://www.aavso.org/vstar-overview 2. http://www.aavso.org/forums/about-aavso/vstar 3. http://dbenn.wordpress.com/category/astronomy-science/vstar 4. http://www.citizensky.org/teams/vstar-software-development
Web based software for searching, viewing and naming stars for anyone who needs to display information about stars in the Smithsonian Astronomical Observatory Catalog. Includes a CSV backup of the db and modules for displaying star information.