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/
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.
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.
Version 2 of the myFocuser Project
myFocuserPro2 is an ASCOM telescope focuser using Arduino Nano and stepper motor. Multiple options and driver boards supported. This is v2, not moon-lite compatible. If you want a moonlite compatible focuser see https://sourceforge.net/projects/arduinofocuscontrollerpro/. (c) Copyright Robert Brown 2014-2019. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for personal and Academic use only. Code or portions of code may not be copied or used without appropriate credit given to author. mFP2E WiFi - https://sourceforge.net/projects/myfocuserpro2-esp32/ [Note: myFP2 ESP32 and ESP8266 project] myFP2M ready built controller available for purchase - https://sourceforge.net/projects/arduinoascomfocuserpro2diy/files/myFocuserPro2M/OrderForm-myFocuserPro2M.pdf/download myFP2N - Nextion touch screen display - https://sourceforge.net/projects/arduinoascomfocuserpro2diy/files/myFocuserPro2N%20NEXTION%20TFT%20DISPLAY/
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.
Arduino Focuser, fully ASCOM complaint
A stepper motor telescope focus controller (DIY) based on Arduino Nano/Uno. (c) Copyright Robert Brown 2014-2019. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for personal and Academic use only. Code or portions of code may not be copied or used without appropriate credit given to author. Use of this project, circuit, firmware and applications is deemed acceptance of the above. To purchase a ready-made assembled controller please see https://sourceforge.net/projects/arduinoascomfocuserpro2diy/files/myFocuserPro2M/OrderForm-myFocuserPro2M.pdf/download
Stacking program, astrometric (plate) solver, fits file viewer
ASTAP is a free stacking and astrometric solver program for deep sky images. This program can view and stack astronomical FITS images using an astrometric solution or star alignment. For the astrometric solution it can use either the internal solver or a local version of Astrometry.net The internal routine compares the star positions to align. Main features: - Stacking images including Dark Frame and Flat Field correction - Native astrometric (plate) solver, command line compatible with PlateSolve2. - Alignment using an internal star match routine, internal Plate Solver or a call to a local version of Astrometry.net. - FITS viewer with swipe functionality, deep sky and star annotation, photometry and CCD inspector. - Photometry of point sources, extended sources and variable stars
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.
The EQ mounts' internal electronics provides pointing accuracy to .144 arcsecs. EQMOD connects the EQ directly to a serial comms. This project has the source files for the Public releases of the EQMOD ASCOM driver, associated programs and an EQMOD compatible hardware design. Please note that later test releases for all EQMOD Project software may be available via the EQMOD Yahoo group.
AstroTortilla is a wrapper around common astrophotography tools intended to automate basic tasks such as polar alignment and goto correction. Not in active development presently.
Project Apollo - NASSP (also known as NASSP or NCPP) is an add-on for the Orbiter space flight simulator. Project Apollo simulates the Apollo missions to Earth orbit and the Moon and the planned post-Apollo missions that never flew.
ChronosXP is a planetary hours astrology program for Windows. It runs from the system tray where it displays a glyph corresponding to the current planetary hour. Planetary hours/days can also be viewed for any given time or location.
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/).
Dew Controller Feature Rich
A 3-channel fully automated Dew Controller (DIY project) based on Arduino Nano for telescopes. For $48 or less. (c) Copyright Robert Brown 2014-2019. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for personal and Academic use only. 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.
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.
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/
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 C-Munipack is an astrophotometry software package, which offers a complete solution for reduction of images carried out by CCD or DSLR camera, intended on a observation of variable stars, exoplanets and minor Solar System bodies. It provides a simple and intuitive graphical user interface.
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 the LATEST issues/wiki/code change
Lin-guider is an astronomical autoguiding program for Linux. It supports Philips, Logitech, uvc webcams, QHY5, QHY6, DSI2PRO, QHY5L-II-M, QHY5L-II-C, QHY5-II, ATIK, Starlight Xpress, ZWO ASI astrocams for video and FTDI chip-based, parallel port-based (LPT), GPIO-based, GPUSB devices, Nexstar-protocol based and QHY5, QHY6, QHY5L-II-M, QHY5L-II-C, QHY5-II, ATIK, Starlight Xpress, ZWO ASI astrocams for pulse guiding. Starlight Xpress ltd. is helping this project http://www.sxccd.com/
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.
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/
Hallo Northern Sky planetarium program
Welcome to the semi professional free planetarium program HNSKY for MS-Windows and Linux. This program can control your telescope via the ASCOM or INDI interface, has a comprehensive up to date deep sky database with 30.000 objects and detailed descriptions. A star database with millions of stars and hundreds of Deep Sky Survey images which blends in accurately. Additional the program can access the online version of the Deep Sky Survey allowing online update of the asteroid and comet databases and it can search on-line in professional astronomical databases. Is provided with menu's in 21 languages and it is totally free without any advertisement or restriction!! Free with 30.000 deep sky objects and native star databases up to magnitude 18. Online access to GAIA DR2, UCAC4, NOMAD and PPMXL star catalogues or download the USNO UCAC4 up to magnitude 16. The Sun, Moon, the planets and their major moons are all displayed with surface features. It maps the position of co
Calculates and plots Colour Magnitude Diagrams from Astronomical data
CMD Plot Tool calculates and plots Colour Magnitude Diagrams (CMDs) from astronomical photometric data, e.g. of a star cluster observed in two filter bandpasses. It can handle multiple file formats (plain text, DAOPHOT .mag files, ACS Survey of Galactic Globular Clusters .zpt files) to generate professional and customised plots, without the usual steep learning curve. Development using Python, OOP and a formal software development lifecycle model (Agile) allowed for the creation of an application that can be deployed on multiple systems. It works “out of the box” and does not require any installation of development environments, additional libraries or resetting of system paths. The tool is available as a single application/executable file, with the source code, on Sourceforge. Sample data is also bundled, to demonstrate its complete functionality to users. Other functionality within this application is the ability to convert DAOPHOT magnitude files to CSV format.