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.
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 stepper motor focus controller (DIY) based on Arduino Nano/Uno. (c) Copyright Robert Brown 2014-2018. All Rights Reserved. YOU MAY NOT SELL CONTROLLERS OR PCBs BASED ON THIS PROJECT without express written permission granted from the author. Schematics, Code, Firmware, Ideas, Applications, Layout are protected by International Copyright Law. Permission is NOT granted to any person to redistribute, market, manufacture or sell for commercial gain the myFocuserPro products, ideas, PCB's, circuits, builds, variations and units described or discussed herein or on this site. Permission granted for personal and Academic use only. THIS MEANS THAT YOU CANNOT COPY/RE-DESIGN AND MAKE AVAILABLE KITS OR PCB BASED ON THIS PROJECT AND OFFER THOSE KITS OR PCB FOR SALE TO OTHERS. THAT IS A BREACH OF COPYRIGHT. Use of this project, circuit, firmware and applications is deemed acceptance of the above.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
C API to control NexStar compatible telescopes
This library implements the serial commands supported by the Celestron NexStar hand control (HC) and SkyWatcher/Orion SynScan HC. This applies to the Celestron: NexStar GPS, NexStar GPS-SA, NexStar iSeries, NexStar SE Series, NexStar GT, CPC, SLT, Advanced-VX, Advanced-GT, CGE, CGEM etc. SkyWatcher: EQ5, HEQ5, EQ6 (Pro), AZ-EQ5 GT, AZ-EQ6 GT, EQ8 etc. and the corresponding Orion mounts. Communication to the hand control is 9600 bits/sec, no parity and one stop bit via the RS-232 port on the base of the hand control. Communication can be established over TCP/IP if nexbridge is running on the computer connected to the telescope. To control network based telescopes nexbridge must be used on the remote site. https://sourceforge.net/projects/nexbridge/
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.
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.
Routines for wavefront propagation in IDL, Matlab, and Python
PROPER is a library of routines for the propagation of wavefronts through an optical system using Fourier-based methods. It was developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for modeling stellar coronagraphs, but it can be applied to other optical systems were diffraction propagation is of concern. It is currently available for IDL (Interactive Data Language), Matlab and Python (2.7 & 3.x). It includes routines for generating complex apertures and obscurations and aberrations (Zernike & PSD-defined). It includes a model of a deformable mirror for wavefront control. The routines perform near and far field propagation with automatic selection of propagators. All Python users are urged to download v3.0b, which has some major bug fixes. The latest Python version is v3.0b released on 6 Mar 2018. IDL and Matlab versions are v3.0a from 22 Jan 2018.
This library is a Fortran 95 gnuplot interface for some Unix like OS'es. This provides some routines that enables direct access of a child gnuplot session from a Fortran 95 program. You will need a copy of fortranposix to make this work.
Slim is a data compression system for scientific data sets, a binary and a library with C linkage. Slim works with integer data from one or more channels in a file, which it can compress more effectively and more rapidly than general tools like gzip.
Space Science library for Python - contains superposed epoch classes, drift shell tracing, access to magnetic field models, streamline tracing, bootstrap confidence limits, time and coordinate conversions, etc.
Command-line tools for astronomy and astrophysics
Command-line tools for astronomy and astrophysics, written in Fortran.
A graphical representation of the night sky for Linux/KDE.
Backend for scripts to control an SBIG ST-4 CCD camera.
Talon is a a fully automated open-source solution for automated telescope and observatory control. Talon controls all aspects of robotic astronomical observations, including telescope control, dome control, image processing, scheduled operations, and envi
SkyNET is a sky chart program for .NET
SteelBreeze is a software for data processing of geodetic Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) observations. It estimates geodynamics parameters (Earth Rotation Parameters (EOP), coordinates of stations and sources, etc.) using Least Square Method.
X-Bc (formerly: xbc) is a graphical user interface to the command line calculator bc. All Inputs and Outputs stays visible for editing and comparing. Functionality: trigonometry, number-theory, exponential funcs, scientific constants, primenumbers ...