The aim of this project is to produce high-res/quality printable star maps according to your latitude. This projected was founded at the Deutsche SchülerAkademie Steinmühle 2004. It's a cooperation of the astronomy and cg courses.
Note: This project is no longer maintained. A newer version of the program is at https://code.google.com/p/digest2/. Statistical ranging for short arc moving object astrometry. Accepts atstrometry in MPC 80 charcater observation format, rates objects on likelyhood that they are yet-unknown near Earth objects.
Program to calculate Easter date for any year. It can also display palm Sunday, Ash Wedenesday, Lent and other dates. In the future, it will be a complete holiday calendar.
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.
FreeEOS is a Fortran library for calculating the equation of state using an efficient free-energy minimization technique that is suitable for physical conditions in stellar interiors.
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.
Gnorbits is an open source 3-D orbit program. It supports multiple bodies of varying masses and initial velocities, using a GTK interface.
Image stacking software for Unix/Linux, primarily for Astrophotography
Simple image stacking software for Unix/Linux, primarily for Astrophotography. Written in GTKMM (C++). Note: Currently being planned/implemented; not final working software yet.
Finds the cosmological power spectrum from a N-body simulation using the MPI FFTW library. May be run as a parallel computation for increased resolution. Reads in binary Gadget2 files.
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.
Experimental OpenGl night sky rendering by making full use of modern PCs hardware. Writing another planetarium is crazy? It's Glunatic!
Educational astrometry utility for plotting stars on a Hertzsprung-Russel diagram. Useful for learning about stellar spectra and properties and performing spectroscopic parallax calculations, as found in many high school physics courses.
spice-dlm provides a seamless mechanism for IDL users to access the SPICE library from JPL/NAIF, providing ephemeris information for solar system objects and spacecraft.
JACO (joint analysis of cluster observations) is a package for the simultaneous modeling of X-ray, Sunyaev-Zel'dovich, Weak Lensing, and dynamical data for clusters of galaxies.
JOrrery simulates the motion of planets moving under gravity. It comes with a number of initial "scenarios" you can run, such as "The solar system", "Earth & Moon" etc. You can also add more planets during a simulation.
Monitor for SETI@Home clients written in Java. Monitors statistics for a user, as well as work units.
KAstrometry is a Astrometry program for the KDE Desktop Environment. It aims to be a good tool to make measurements of objects in space from images taken by CCD cameras. Such measurements might be used to find orbits of astroids.
KSetiSpy is a KDE program for monitoring the SETI@home client and displaying information about the data it analyzes. It offers the same user interface as SETI Spy, a popular Windows utility.
KTelescope is a robust Server/Client control library for Meade's LX200 based telescopes. The library is divided into two components: A Low level modulo that allows access to the LX200 command set, and a Client/Server skeleton for remote control.
L.E.I.C.A. (Long Exposure Internet CAmera) is an application that takes input from your webcam, or v4l2 device, and makes a long-exposure image. Until now there's only a python binding for this app, soon there will be a C/C++ SDL one
A character based C library to control the Icom R8500 wideband receiver via RS232 link.
A free, portable, plug-in based, gnomonic sundial calculator utility
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)
MStars (Medicean Stars)-calculates and displays the relative locations of the four largest (Galilean) moons of Jupiter for a given date and time.