A planetarium software that shows a 3D simulation of the night sky
Stellarium renders 3D photo-realistic skies in real time with OpenGL. It displays stars, constellations, planets, nebulae and others things like ground, landscape, atmosphere, etc.
SkyChart is a software to draw chart of the night sky for the amateur astronomer from a bunch of stars and nebulae catalogs. See main web page for full download. This software is part of a full suite for astronomical observation: https://sourceforge.net/projects/ccdciel/ https://sourceforge.net/projects/indistarter/ https://sourceforge.net/projects/eqmodgui/ Requirement: https://sourceforge.net/projects/libpasastro/ See also: https://sourceforge.net/projects/indi/
Software for Moon observation and survey. Let you visualize the real Moon aspect at every time. Also help to study any lunar formations using feature database and pictures library.
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.
Real time satellite tracking and orbit prediction
Gpredict is a real-time satellite tracking and orbit prediction application. Gpredict can track an unlimited number of satellites and display the data in tables and various graphical view.
Data Analysis, Simulations and Visualization on the Sphere
Software for pixelization, hierarchical indexation, synthesis, analysis, and visualization of data on the sphere. Please acknowledge HEALPix by quoting the web page http://healpix.sourceforge.net and publication: K.M. Gorski et al., 2005, Ap.J., 622, p.759 Full software documentation available at http://healpix.sf.net/documentation.php Wiki Pages: https://sourceforge.net/p/healpix/wiki/Home GDL users should read https://sourceforge.net/p/healpix/wiki/HEALPix%20and%20GDL/
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.
EQAlign born as a software that assists to align a German Equatorial Mount (GEM) exactly to the Earth polar axis. Today, in adition to polar align feature, EQAlign is a full featured astronomical software.
The Ground Station Software Suite projects aims at providing free, useful software tools for ham radio operators. Currently, this projects hosts the Grig communication radio control.
The PDL module gives standard perl the ability to COMPACTLY store and SPEEDILY manipulate the large N-dimensional data sets that are the bread and butter of scientific computing.
Provide Pascal interface for standard astronomy libraries
Provide shared libraries to interface Pascal program with standard astronomy libraries. libpasgetdss.so : Interface with GetDSS to work with DSS images. libpasplan404.so: Interface with Plan404 to compute planets position. libpaswcs.so : Interface with libwcs to work with FITS WCS. This libraries are used with the following projects: https://sourceforge.net/projects/skychart/ https://sourceforge.net/projects/ccdciel/ https://sourceforge.net/projects/virtualplanet/ https://sourceforge.net/projects/virtualmoon/
The C-Munipack is an astrophotometry software package, which offers a complete solution for reduction of images carried out by CCD or DSLR camera, intended on a observation of variable stars, exoplanets and minor Solar System bodies. It provides a simple and intuitive graphical user interface.
Pulsar software for forming timing residuals. Developed mainly by George Hobbs and Russell Edwards at the ATNF.
OpenUniverse is a fun, fast and free space simulator. It currently focusses on the Solar System and lets you visit all of its planets, major moons and a vast collection of smaller bodies in realtime 3D (using OpenGL).
ORSA is an interactive tool for scientific grade Celestial Mechanics computations. Asteroids, comets, artificial satellites, Solar and extra-Solar planetary systems can be accurately reproduced, simulated, and analyzed.
Parallel Iterative Deconvolution is a multithreaded ImageJ plugin for iterative image deblurring.
The JSky package contains java classes for displaying astronomical images, searching astronomical catalogs and plotting catalog symbols on images. The jskycat application is also included and makes use of most of the features.
Software for planet observation and study
Allow you to visualize any planet aspect at any time. Include extended feature database and texture. Many function are oriented to the observation at the telescope and other to indoor research .
A web atlas using the planetary body renderer, Xplanet. Explore the solar system. Overlay clouds, cities, weather forecasts, and more. Navigate by point and click. Search global databases.
A library of C codes for storing and managing nuclear reaction networks, that is, ensembles of nuclear species and reactions among them.
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
MobileStarChart is a MIDP1.0/2.0 midlet for Java-enabled mobile/cell phones or handheld device. It simulates whole sky at any point on earth with constellations, stars up to 6 mag, solar systems and some other celestial objects.
EXTREMA is an interactive program with publication quality graphics and mathematical analysis capabilities. EXTREMA can be GUI and/or command driven. The command language includes conditional branching, looping and subroutine calling constructs.
This is an interactive graphical 3D simulation of the orbital mechanics of the planetary motion in the solar system and galaxy. It specifically concentrates on the phenomenon related to the sun, moon and the earth.
AstronomicalAlgorithms is a FREE portable ANSI C implementation of some of the algorithms published in Astronomical Algorithms by Jean Meeus (2nd edition, December 1998, Willmann-Bell ISBN 0943396638)