Category Archives: Astronomy

Voidfinder

Finds and quantifies empty space. Voidfinder is a Fortran subroutine that takes the position of galaxies in cartesian coordinates. Some subroutines used in the body of SDSSvoidfinder (the main program) are used to convert the ra, dec and redshift into … Continue reading

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Aciqra

Aciqra is an open source virtual planetarium which tracks the locations of planets, the sun and moon along with Earth’s shadow and displays the phases of the moon and planets in realtime. The program also includes several widgets which give … Continue reading

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Skychart

SkyChart is software to draw a map of the night sky for the amateur astronomer from a bunch of stars and nebulae catalogs. It shows the position of the planets, simulates an eclipse, and shows artificial satellites. It can also … Continue reading

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KStars

The Desktop Planetarium for KDE. It provides an accurate graphical simulation of the night sky, from any location on Earth, at any date and time. The display includes 130,000 stars, 13,000 deep-sky objects,all 8 planets, the Sun and Moon, and … Continue reading

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Stellarium

Stellarium is an open source desktop planetarium for Linux/Unix, Windows and MacOSX. It renders the skies in realtime using OpenGL, which means the skies will look exactly like what you see with your eyes, binoculars, or a small telescope. Stellarium … Continue reading

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Starlink Project

Starlink provide and coordinate leading edge interactive data reduction and analysis tools for use in research by UK Astronomy, STP and Solar scientists. Find Starlink Project at: http://www.starlink.ac.uk

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Celestia

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. Find Celestia at: http://sourceforge.net/projects/celestia/

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Linux SBIG’s STV CCD autoguider

a Linux GTK app to control the SBIG STV autoguider Find Linux SBIG’s STV CCD autoguider at: http://www.prl.res.in/~shashi/instruments/stv_linux.html

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Standard Objects for Astronomy

This website is a collection of links to resources and papers related to the selection of standard objects for astronomical calibration. Find Standard Objects for Astronomy at: http://sofa.astro.utoledo.edu/SOFA/

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GeoVirgil

GeoVirgil is a user friendly Java mapping program to analyze data from NASA’s planetary probes. It reads NASA’s Planetary Data System (PDS) file format and provides a collection of image processing functions. Find GeoVirgil at: http://www.siliconspaceships.com/GeoVirgil/

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