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.
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.
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.
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.
mySQM powered by Arduino Nano
A sky quality meter based on TLS237 and Arduino Nano. (c) Copyright Robert Brown 2014-2018. All Rights Reserved. YOU MAY NOT SELL CONTROLLERS OR PCB's BASED ON THIS PROJECT to anyone 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 the mySQM products, ideas, PCB's, circuits, builds, variations and units described or discussed herein or on this site. Permission is granted for personal and Academic use only. THIS MEANS THAT YOU CANNOT RE-DESIGN AND MAKE AVAILABLE KITS OR PCB BASED ON THIS PROJECT AND OFFER THOSE KITS FOR SALE TO OTHERS. THAT IS A BREACH OF COPYRIGHT. Code or portions of code may not be copied or used without appropriate credit given to author.
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.
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/
A virtual planetarium for observers of the real sky.
Aciqra is a virtual planetarium and sky mapping program which tracks celestial bodies including planets, deep sky objects and stars to an accuracy of a fraction of a degree for thousands of years into both the future and the past. It includes the 2.5 million stars of the Tycho-2 catalog supplemented by data of 120,000 stars from the Hipparcos catalog, 13,000 deep space objects from the NGC and IC catalogs and a large number of asteroids and comets from the Minor Planet Center. The program is platform-independent and can be made to work on most modern computers that support OpenGL.
AudeLA is a TCL extension aimed at providing amateur astronomers with image processing, telescope controling, ccd camera driving, and various astronomical algorithms.
General data-reduction tool for fiber-fed integral-field spectrographs
p3d is a general data-reduction tool for use with fiber-fed integral-field spectrographs (IFSs); although, the spectrum viewer works with spectrum data cubes of any origin. The tool is built about the proprietary software IDL (Harris/EXELIS; see http://www.harrisgeospatial.com), but can be used without any license. Most slowly running loops are implemented in parallelized C (OpenMP).
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.
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.
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 .
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.
SkyNET is a sky chart program for .NET
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.
The threeaxis project will provide support for controlling three axis telescope mounts. This includes documentation of pointing equations, a simulation of the mount's motion, and real-time control software.
A software for ATM telescope automation
SoundStepper is a "100% software" telescope controller, for Windows, using audio hardware to control step motors at real time. All it requires to operate are external step motor drives, which can be a commercial "pulse/direction" drive or analog current amplifiers.
The AstroLog.NET project provides a software solution for logging, planning, and recording astronomical observations and a set of tools for general astronomical calculations for deep-sky, lunar, and planetary observations on the .NET platform.
Control Applications for Astronomical CCD Cameras
The 'BandSystem' spectral analysis system is a rule-based system for the classification of mineral spectra. It consists of a preprocessor, a feature extractor, and a rule-based system to identify minerals from infra-red reflectance spectra.
CELUI Is a general purpose C++ OpenGL cross-platform GUI framework that allows to create animated and rich user interfaces for simulations and games.
3D night sky simulator. View stars and constellations at any point in time from any point on Earth.
The aim of this project is to produce high-res/quality printable star maps according to your latitude. This projected was founded at the Deutsche SchülerAkademie Steinmühle 2004. It's a cooperation of the astronomy and cg courses.