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.
Parallel Iterative Deconvolution is a multithreaded ImageJ plugin for iterative image deblurring.
A simple command to convert calendar dates to julian dates. Quite useful in timing situations where you need elapsed time between dates. Also useful for astronomy applications.
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.
Spheral++ provides a steerable parallel environment for performing coupled hydrodynamical & gravitational numerical simulations. Hydrodynamics and gravity are modelled using particle based methods (SPH and N-Body).
Specview is a Java GUI_based application for 1-D spectral visualization and analysis of astronomical spectrograms generated by a variety of observatories and instruments. Note that we no longer provide file distributions of this software. You are encouraged to visit the specview web site download page: http://www.stsci.edu/institute/software_hardware/specview/download to retrieve an installer appropriate for your platform.
Astronomical library for photometric distances calculation. Implemented different extinction models. Pure Python inside.
Control Applications for Astronomical CCD Cameras
jASCOMPure is Java implementation of ASCOM framework (and later drivers). Everything is in Java, so it is usable on most of operating systems (with used rxtx API ported).Applications can access drivers directly (java) or through embeded JSP pages.
MISS is a software simulation of the control room of the International Space Station. It is intended to be both entertaining and educational, aimed at high school students. Various pre-configured and random events encourage interaction and groupwork.
Oree - Optimum Real-time Estimation of Events of Interaction: real-time reconstruction of photon interaction events in Gamma Cameras. Optionally making use of a CUDA enable GPU, Oree achieves reconstruction of over 1M events/sec.
Uranograph is a set of classes and methods written in Java for generating printable and viewable star charts based on different data sources. Currently the Lambert azimuthal equal-area projection is implemented. Output in SVG and PDF (with iText library)
Virtual telescope written in Java for mobile phones. Uses CLDC1.1 and MIDP2.0. Tested on mobile phone with 2MB RAM and 60MB storage. The largest catalog uses TYCHO2(2.5M stars) and NGC+ IC(13k DSO) .Sky plotted in dark red. Has desktop version also.
The motivation for this project came from the fact that there is no OSS Platform Independent Astro App available for all forms of Astrology.My current scope is Vedic astrology in Krishnamurti Paddhati and that too in English extend able to other forms.
retep is a collection of Java API's covering PDF, XML, J2EE , Swing and now NetBeans modules for displaying astronomical maps, controlling modern "Go-To" telescopes - all in java., and accessing online databases.