HSPI does parallel capture and sky surveys.
HSPI offers to the astronomer the possibility to capture pictures from the CCD camera in a fast and intuitive way, keeping under control all the instrumentation in posses. HSPI can control the CCD camera, the mount, the focuser, the filter wheel and the dome from a single interface, and not only this: these features can be added on as many observatories and instrumentations you want. HSPI is ASCOM and INDI compatible, so if you want to use particular setups like Linux computers connected with your instrumentation and control them from remote then HSPI is your choice! After a few clicks you can see the images coming from your cameras connected through Internet or your LAN. HSPI saves your pictures in various formats: Bitmap, FIT, JPEG, PNG, TIFF are the picture formats supported.
Calculate Sunrise, Sunset and dawn times. The calculation based on sunriset by Paul Schlyter. 64 bit windows users: There are 64 bit windows binarys in the file section.
Supernova search tool
Starblinker allows to easily search for new stars in your astronomical photos. The new star could be: 1) An already known or a new unknown asteroid; 2) An already known or a new unknown comet; 3) An already known or a new unknown galactic nova; 4) If it is superimposed to an external galaxy, an already known or a new unknown supernova; Before reporting a potential new discovery, please make all necessary checks to be sure it is not an already known object or a defect in your image.
A java 3d simple virtual celestial globe. Source code available
A simple java 3d virtual celestial globe. Rotate the globe, magnify it, select the level of detail to show stars and constellations, and the ecliptic. Source code available to everyone to modify it. Star catalogue from Wikipedia. Available plain text star catalogue. Total stars number now reaches 1038. Using Phong shading. No Open GL.
A sky guide written in C#.
My application is easy to use. First, if you want, use the arrow keys to move through the sky or use the search box (there isn't any multi-language API, so the app and the group names are in English and the star and constellation names in Latin). Then see the stars. Click on a star to see details about it: the name, coordinates, the constellation it belongs to and the best month that you can see that star at midnight.
Optical Design Software
Optical design application geared to telescopes and other optical systems. Features include layout design, optimization, standard expected output, ability to import ZMX and LNS files
Converts ADV video frames into FITS files
This is a specialised utility that works with the astronomical digital video (ADV) standard (http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/adv-standard/) and converts individual video frames to FITS files. ADV files can be recorded by devices such as the Astronomical Digital Video System (ADVS) - http://www.astrodigitalvideo.com.au/
Fluorescence and absorption spectroscopy made easy
FABS is a program designed to run a fluorescence/absorption spectrometer on Windows. The program analyzes spectra and provides graphs and data files. Users may choose to input video files from cell phones or other cameras, still images, or even live streams of video from webcams. FABS can perform any necessary calibration and image preprocessing. Experienced users have a number of more advanced options such as background subtraction, adjustments for nonlinearities in detector response, and graph smoothing. FABS was designed with students in mind, as a way to help high schoolers and undergraduates learn about spectroscopy without paying for expensive equipment and software. Accompanying this software is a hardware design, which can be used as a bare-bones spectrometer that will provide quantitative absorption and fluorescence emission spectra at an extremely low cost. It uses only materials that many people can find around their home.
INDI C# Client
This project consist in a .NET/Mono assembly containing a simple INDI client and a WinForm that permits to connect to astronomical equipment INDI server, and to use drivers connected at it.
SWIM is a special non-trivial software package that monitors solar activity and the Earth's geomagnetic activity in real-time. Solar Terrestrial Dispatch has released this formerly commercial software into the public domain.
A FITS file sorting application.
Welcome to the StarFiles Homepage! This application is designed to sort FITS star image files taken by professional astronomers at observatories. The application sorts the files by their image type: Bias, Dark, Flat, and Object. The Flat and Object images are sorted by filters U, B, V, R, and I. The application allows the user to create and save a profile of a given observatory's FITS header format, for future sorting use. This application also provides a header viewer for FITS image file.
wxEphe displays Astronomical Ephemeris for The Sun, The Moon, and solar system planets, given date and observer's location.