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.
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 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
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.
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/).
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.
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.
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/
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
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/
Earth orbits and satellite coverage display in 3D on your laptop.
SaVi - simulate Starlink, Iridium, Globalstar, O3b, GPS, Galileo and other satellite constellations, modify them, or design your own. Requires Tcl/Tk and Unix libraries; 3D viewing option requires Geomview running on X Window.
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.
Data Analysis, Simulations and Visualization on the Sphere
Software for pixelization, hierarchical indexation, synthesis, analysis, and visualization of data on the sphere. Please acknowledge HEALPix by quoting the web page http://healpix.sourceforge.net (or https://healpix.sourceforge.io) and publication: K.M. Gorski et al., 2005, Ap.J., 622, p.759 Full software documentation available at https://healpix.sourceforge.io/documentation.php Wiki Pages: https://sourceforge.net/p/healpix/wiki/Home Exchanging Data with HEALPix (in FITS files): https://sourceforge.net/p/healpix/wiki/Exchanging%20Data%20with%20HEALPix/ GDL and FL users should read https://sourceforge.net/p/healpix/wiki/HEALPix%20and%20GDL/
Simple tools for working with gravitational waves
GWtool: simple tools for working with gravitational waves
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.
Navigational Algorithms - Marine navigation
- Celestial Navigation: Sight Reduction, Line Of Position, Fix... - Positional Astronomy: Nautical Almanac, RA, GHA, Dec - Coastal Navigation: Range, Bering, Horizontal angles, IALA... - Sailings: Rhumbs, Loxodromic, Orthodromic, Meridional parts... - Weather , Tides - Software: PC, Android https://sites.google.com/site/navigationalalgorithms/
Java based astronomical logging software which stores it's data in a free and open XML based format (OpenAstronomyLog).
Pulsar software for forming timing residuals. Developed mainly by George Hobbs and Russell Edwards at the ATNF.
Celestial Mechanics Engine
libnova is a general purpose, double precision, celestial mechanics, astrometry and astrodynamics library.
Automated astrophotography using mobile devices
iAstroHub is: - the world's first solution for mobile astrophotography. A user can interact with all astrophotography devices from any mobile device using a web browser. - developed by Anat Ruangrassamee, Ph.D., Bangkok Thailand. (aruangra at yahoo dot com) See how it works from here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sncd3j8ipBQ Requirements and supported devices. 1. Autoguider: Orion Starshoot autoguider, QHY5, QHY5-II, QHY5L-II, QHY6 2. DSLR 3. CCD: QHY5,6,8,8L,9,11,12 4. Filter wheel: Starlight Xpress 5. Focuser: Robofocus 6. Flat fielder: Flip-Flat 5. USB serial adapter (PL2303-based) for controlling a mount via a serial port. I recommend ATEN UC232A. 6. Powered USB hub 7. TRONSMART MK808 (with RK901 wifi) or MK808B (with RK903 wifi). I got it from geekbuying.com. Or any RK3066 mini PC stick + an external Ralink5370 usb wifi adapter. 8. Class-10 micro SD card (at least 8GB). If you have any question, discuss here ...