Astrology calculation, charting, and analysis
Astrolog is astrology software featuring many types of computation, display, graphics, comparison, and analysis. It supports multiple environments, such as MS Windows and Unix X Windows, with complete C++ source code available. For more information see the Web site: http://www.astrolog.org/astrolog.htm
The EQ mounts' internal electronics provides pointing accuracy to .144 arcsecs. EQMOD connects the EQ directly to a serial comms. This project has the source files for the Public releases of the EQMOD ASCOM driver, associated programs and an EQMOD compatible hardware design. Please note that later test releases for all EQMOD Project software may be available via the EQMOD Yahoo group.
Slim is a data compression system for scientific data sets, a binary and a library with C linkage. Slim works with integer data from one or more channels in a file, which it can compress more effectively and more rapidly than general tools like gzip.
Routines for wavefront propagation in IDL, Matlab, and Python
PROPER is a library of routines for the propagation of wavefronts through an optical system using Fourier-based methods. It was developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for modeling stellar coronagraphs, but it can be applied to other optical systems were diffraction propagation is of concern. It is currently available for IDL (Interactive Data Language), Matlab and Python (2.7 & 3.x). It includes routines for generating complex apertures and obscurations and aberrations (Zernike & PSD-defined). It includes a model of a deformable mirror for wavefront control. The routines perform near and far field propagation with automatic selection of propagators. The latest version for IDL and Python is v3.0 released on 7 Aug 2017. For Matlab it is v3.0.1 released on 22 Aug 2017 (bug fix in prop_readmap).
Library of Java code to interact with the data-recording formats (RPFITS and PSRFITS) used at the Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF). It also provides tools for extracting metadata from the files for supply to Virtual Observatory instances.
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
Planetary Ephemerides DLL Library for Microsoft Windows and Excel
Planetary Ephemerides A Dynamic Link Library (DLL) for Microsoft® Windows™ And also an Addin to use with Microsoft® Office™ Excel Planetary Ephemerides implements several functions to get positions of major and minor planets and artificial satellites, using well known solutions developed and released by development centers as "Jet Propulsion Laboratory" (JPL), Institut De Mécanique Céleste Et De Calcul Des Éphémérides" (IMCCE) and "North American Aerospace Defense Command" (NORAD). It needs binary files to get JPL DEXXX ephemerides and IMCCE INPOPXX ephemerides. The library also implements VSOP87 ephemerides, which do not need any external files. It also implements SGP4/SDP4 ephemerides for artificial satellites, by calling the sgp4 function delivered by David A. Vallado. Positions of minor planets from its orbital elements. SOFA functions call. WARNING: Excel Addin has become unreliable in Excel 2013 and above. Using it may cause unexpected results.
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.
Gigapixel GPU accelerated radio interferometric imager
ExCon can create images with a very wide field of view (more than billion pixels). It implements novel gridding and image weighting algorithms. It is well suited to make ultra deep radio interferometric images, minimizing aliasing artefacts and PSF variation. NVIDIA GPU acceleration is available. JAVA/SCALA support available.
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.
Astronomical planetarium SW
SkytechX is free astronomical planetarium for rendering real objects (stars, planets, comets etc.) on the map. Program works with range of years 1 AD and 3000 AD. Main catalogue is Tycho2 with more than 2.5 millions of bright stars. Customized internal catalogue of non-stellar objects has been composed of several sources like NGC, IC, PGC, Messier etc. and contains more than 100,000 of objects. The planetarium allows you to connect your telescope via ASCOM6 platform. You can search for solar or moon eclipses, planet conjunctions and other events in given time range. Supports work with overlayed DSS-FITS images directly on the map.
Open source observatory control software
RTS2 is project to create an open source environment for control of a fully autonomous observatory. It is running about dozen fully autonomous observatories. Its modular design allow easily addition of new devices (to already huge supported HW list).
PyCosmic is a tool to detect and clean single images from the disturbing cosmic ray hits. It was designed and tested specifically for CALIFA and other fiber-fed integral-field spectroscopy dataset. It is written in Python and can be executed from the command line. New release is version v0.5. Updated to be compatible with numpy version 1.12. New release is version v0.4. It's now compatible with astropy for fits I/O and computation time is reduced by a factor of 2.
Software para la Medición Automática de la Oscuridad del Cielo
Aplicación para facilitar la toma de datos del nivel de oscuridad del cielo nocturno usando un SQM-LU y aplicando las directivas establecidas por la SEA en el proyecto NIXNOX. La aplicación se conecta via TCP/IP a una raspberry pi que controla tanto un brazo robot como el SQM-LU. Las instrucciones para configurar la raspberry pi estarán disponible en breve en: http://www.luz-cero.es/maroc
C API to control NexStar compatible telescopes
This library implements the serial commands supported by the Celestron NexStar hand control (HC) and SkyWatcher/Orion SynScan HC. This applies to the Celestron: NexStar GPS, NexStar GPS-SA, NexStar iSeries, NexStar SE Series, NexStar GT, CPC, SLT, Advanced-VX, Advanced-GT, CGE, CGEM etc. SkyWatcher: EQ5, HEQ5, EQ6 (Pro), AZ-EQ5 GT, AZ-EQ6 GT, EQ8 etc. and the corresponding Orion mounts. Communication to the hand control is 9600 bits/sec, no parity and one stop bit via the RS-232 port on the base of the hand control. Communication can be established over TCP/IP if nexbridge is running on the computer connected to the telescope. To control network based telescopes nexbridge must be used on the remote site. https://sourceforge.net/projects/nexbridge/
Siril is an astronomical image processing software for Linux.
Siril is an astronomical image processing software for Linux. Dev here is stopped: as of 2013/02, Siril development has moved and is regaining activity here https://free-astro.org/index.php?title=Siril
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
INDI is an instrument neutral distributed interface control protocol that aims to provide backend driver support and automation for a wide range of Astronomical devices (telescopes, focusers, CCDs..etc).
Analyze Spectroscopic Data
You can organize and analyze your spectroscopic data.
Cross platform Perl API to control NexStar compatible telescopes
This module implements the serial commands supported by the Celestron NexStar hand control (HC) and SkyWatcher/Orion SynScan HC. This applies to the Celestron: NexStar GPS, NexStar GPS-SA, NexStar iSeries, NexStar SE Series, NexStar GT, CPC, SLT, Advanced-VX, Advanced-GT, CGE, CGEM etc. SkyWatcher: EQ5, HEQ5, EQ6 (Pro), AZ-EQ5 GT, AZ-EQ6 GT, EQ8 etc. and the corresponding Orion mounts. Communication to the hand control is 9600 bits/sec, no parity and one stop bit via the RS-232 port on the base of the hand control. For extended example how to use this perl module look in to the distribution folder for nexstarctl.pl. This program is a complete console tool to control NexStar telesctopes based on NexStarCtl module. To control network based telescopes nexbridge must be used on the remote site. https://sourceforge.net/projects/nexbridge/
Xplanet is a solar system simulator which calculates accurate positions for the major planets and satellites. It displays multiple bodies, eclipse shadows, and customizable labels and markers.
SITools2 is a new CNES generic tool performed by a joint effort between CNES and scientific laboratories. The aim of SITools is to provide a self-manageable data access layer deployed on already existing scientific laboratory databases.
Modify a manual filterwheel and add stepper motor and Arduino
A project by Clive Stachon and Robert Brown in modifying a manual 5 slot filter wheel to automatic using an Arduino Nano and stepper motor. Windows application, ASCOM driver and Arduino firmware provided. This project is still in development mode. CODE IS SUBJECT TO RAPID CHANGE. DO NOT START THIS TILL HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE ARE COMPLETED. DO NOT PURCHASE ANYTHING TILL THE PROTOTYPE IS FINISHED - IT WILL BE POSTED HERE WITH FULL DETAILS AND IMAGES AND INSTRUCTIONS.
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