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
A fully functional stepper motor focus controller (DIY project) based on Arduino Nano/Uno, with full driver, application and ASCOM support. Temperature probe support, LCD1602 or TFT display options, Bluetooth option, push button options, local/manual or remote control. Supports many different boards, L293D, L298N, DRV8825, Easydriver and more. Tested on Windows, Linux and Mac, Moonlite compatible. (c) Copyright Robert Brown 2014-2017. All Rights Reserved. The schematic, code and ideas are released into the public domain. Users are free to implement these but may NOT sell projects based on this project for commercial gain without express written permission granted from the author. Schematics, Code, Firmware, Ideas, Software Applications (Windows and ASCOM drivers), Layout are protected by Copyright Law. Code or portions of code may not be copied or used without appropriate credit given to author.
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.
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.
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/).
Simple tools for working with gravitational waves
GWtool: simple tools for working with gravitational waves
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.
Navigational Algorithms - Marine navigation
- Celestial Navigation: Sight Reduction, Line Of Position, Fix... - Positional Astronomy: Nautical Almanac, RA, GHA, Dec - Coastal Navigation: Range, Bering, Horizontal angles, IALA... - Sailings: Rhumbs, Loxodromic, Orthodromic, Meridional parts... - Weather , Tides - Software: PC, Android https://sites.google.com/site/navigationalalgorithms/
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
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/
Parallel Iterative Deconvolution is a multithreaded ImageJ plugin for iterative image deblurring.
Lynkeos is an astronomical webcam image processing software for OS X.
Lynkeos is a Cocoa® application dedicated to the processing of astronomical digital images taken through a telescope. It is optimized for SSE vectorized instructions sets, multi-processor and multi-core machines.
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.
Java based astronomical logging software which stores it's data in a free and open XML based format (OpenAstronomyLog).
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 .
Earth orbits and coverage display in 3D on your laptop.
SaVi - simulate Iridium, Globalstar, O3b, Sirius Radio, GPS, Galileo and other satellite constellations, modify them, or design your own. Uses Tcl/Tk and Unix libraries; 3D viewing option requires Geomview running on X Window.
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.
Analysis and display software targeted at space physics data. See documentation at https://qsas.sourceforge.io/QSAShelp/QSAS_help_index.html
Build your own GPS unit
To develop an Arduino Nano based GPS module that is low cost, portable and can be used in Astronomy. (c) Copyright Robert Brown 2014-2017. All Rights Reserved. The schematic, code and ideas are released into the public domain. Users are free to implement these but may NOT sell projects based on this project for commercial gain without express written permission granted from the author. Schematics, Code, Firmware, Ideas, Software Applications, Layout are protected by Copyright Law. Code or portions of code may not be copied or used without appropriate credit given to author.
Celestial Mechanics Engine
libnova is a general purpose, double precision, celestial mechanics, astrometry and astrodynamics library.