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/
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.
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 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.
Arduino Focuser, fully ASCOM complaint
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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/
Satellite tracking software
PreviSat is a satellite tracking software for observing purposes. Very easy to use, it shows positions of artificial satellites in real-time or manual mode. PreviSat is able to make predictions of their passes, predictions of Iridium flares and several other calculations.
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.
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/).
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
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 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.
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.
Simple tools for working with gravitational waves
GWtool: simple tools for working with gravitational waves
Astrology software inspired by the SYMBOLON deck. This software calculates the planet positions and make symbolon card tables according to the calculated constellation. It can draw the classical circular horoscope also.
ProStack - a platform for image processing and analysis
ProStack - a platform for image processing and analysis. It implements various image processing methods as separate modules, that can be joined in a complex image processing scenario by use of a graphical user interface. RPMs are available at https://build.opensuse.org/project/repositories/home:mackoel:compbio
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.
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/
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).
PP3 creates celestial charts. It generates resolution independent sky maps of very high graphical quality. They can be used for example as illustrations in books or on web pages. Databases are included but you may use own data if you wish.
Parallel Iterative Deconvolution is a multithreaded ImageJ plugin for iterative image deblurring.
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 .
Java based astronomical logging software which stores it's data in a free and open XML based format (OpenAstronomyLog).