Software related to astronomy. This includes desktop planetarium and sky charting software, astronomy databases and observing utilities, simulation software, image processing and data analysis, education and multimedia software, and software reviews. Please note that, even though only software with dedicated web pages is included in this directory, there are many programs (mainly shareware-freeware) that have no web sites dedicated to them and are only available from a number of online software repositories (links to such repositories are included in this directory). Software Astronomy Science.
The term "software" was first proposed by Alan Turing and used in this sense by John W. Tukey in 1957. (wikipedia)
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- Promoting Astronomy Common Object Model (ASCOM) www
Promoting the use of open scriptable tools for amateur and educational astronomy. Common Object Model (ASCOM). Astronomy Common Object Model (ASCOM).
- Discover Astronomy Software Resources www
Discover links and resources for astronomy software for amateur and professional astronomers and for people interested in astronomy, Software Resources, stargazing and space. Astronomy Software Resources.
- Links Sky and Telescope -- Astronomical Software www
Links to the BASIC programs that appeared in Sky and Telescope, and Telescope -- Astronomical Software, to shareware/freeware astronomy related software and to vendors of astronomy software. Sky and Telescope -- Astronomical Software.
- Astronomical Linux for Astronomy cdrom www
Astronomical software precompiled for the Linux operating system. for Astronomy cdrom. Applications include general purpose image and signal processing tools, as well as algorithms in use at observatories and universities worldwide. Facilities for processing the data products of the major space-based instruments are also included. [Commercial - Linux] Linux for Astronomy cdrom.
- Free Observation Manager www
Free and open java based astronomical logging tool. Manager. It stores data in an XML format called COMAST, a tool which provides a free schema definition for all kinds of astronomical observations. Observation Manager.
- [commercial, Kairos General Calendar Conversion Program www
[commercial, General Calendar Conversion Program, demo available -- Win95/98/NT] Includes calendars required by historians of astronomy and general historians. Many details are provided for Indian and Jewish calendars. There is also a display of positions of the Sun, Moon and planets, effectively replacing Tuckerman's tables. A horoscope display, and details of lunar visibility, are calculated from modern parameters. Kairos General Calendar Conversion Program.
- Advanced AstroMB www
Advanced software for astrometry, AstroMB, photometry, robotic observations. Huge database of images and catalogs. Works with MaximDL and ASCOM. Free downloads. AstroMB.
- Review Orrery www
Review of the solar system simulator (by Spacetech) for RISC OS workstations. Orrery.
- Interactive Nightfall www
Interactive program for computing synthetic lightcurves and generating animated views and best-fit models of eclipsing binary stars. Nightfall. [Open source - Linux/Unix] Nightfall.
- Freeware Cartes du Ciel / Sky Charts www
Cartes du Ciel / Sky Charts.
- Windows Lunar Calendars and Eclipse Finder www
Windows software for converting dates in various lunar and other calendars and for finding lunar phases and eclipses of various kinds. Lunar Calendars and Eclipse Finder.
- Observation Deepsky 2000 www
Observation planning software for astronomers. 2000. Includes telescope control, logging, and charting.[Commercial - Windows] Deepsky 2000.
- Features Alcyone Software www
Features the following programs: an ephemeris calculator, Software, a collection of astronomical data in electronic form, Planet Orbits, C88, and Planetary, Lunar, and Stellar Visibility. Alcyone Software.
- News, AstroTips - Astronomy Software and Amateur Observation Resources www
News, Astronomy Software and Amateur Observation Resources, reviews, articles, forums and downloads of astronomy related programs for various platforms. AstroTips - Astronomy Software and Amateur Observation Resources.
- Provides DanIDL www
Provides a library of functions and routines written in the Interactive Data Language (IDL). DanIDL. Developed mainly for use in astronomy, the library also supplies general scientific and programming applications. DanIDL.
- Astronomical LinuxAstro www
Astronomical software on Linux. LinuxAstro.
- Lunar Astronomy Formulas www
Lunar and solar periodicity formulas, Formulas, definitions, time formulas, notation, astronomical constants with computer code for a programmable HP 48 by James Q. Jacobs. Astronomy Formulas.
- Powerful Modern Optical Design and Analysis Software www
Powerful optical design library, Optical Design and Analysis Software, and showing features, slide show, download, and register areas. Modern Optical Design and Analysis Software.
- Based Java Based Optical Design and Analysis Software www
Based on telescope design program MODAS, Based Optical Design and Analysis Software, can design and analyze one mirror and classical two or three mirror telescopes, one mirror catadioptric systems, two mirror catadioptric systems, doublets and triplets, and includes applets. Java Based Optical Design and Analysis Software.
- An The Art of Computational Science www
An online `socratic book' pedagogically describing the building of a N-body simulation code for stellar systems. Art of Computational Science. Software (in Ruby) is included. The Art of Computational Science.
- Grav-Sim Grav-Sim www
Grav-Sim is for astronomy and physics enthusiasts to conduct gravity simulations at home. Grav-Sim. It models a set of bodies gravitating under Newton's laws of motion. Grav-Sim.
- Interactive Starmap www
Interactive night sky plotter. Starmap. [Freeware - Windows] Starmap.
- Shows Stellarium www
Shows a realistic sky in 3D, Stellarium, as with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope, including fisheye projection for domes. [Free open source (GPL) - Windows, Mac, Linux] Stellarium.
- Eight Astro-Mania www
Eight interactive levels covering various aspects of the universe. Astro-Mania. [Commercial - Windows] Astro-Mania.
- Classroom-oriented Planet Tracker www
Classroom-oriented software to teach the concepts of planetary motion. Tracker. [Commercial, demo available - DOS] Planet Tracker.
- Logiciel AlphaCentaure www
Logiciel de cartographie du ciel qui peut être utilisé en complément avec d'autres logiciels d'astronomie. AlphaCentaure.
- Logiciel IRIS www
Logiciel de traitement d'images astronomiques. IRIS.
- [open MIIPS www
[open source - OpenVMS/Unix] Multipurpose Interactive Image Processing System does astronomical image analysis. MIIPS. The main package runs on OpenVMS, but many subsets can run on Unix. All source code is provided. MIIPS.
- Free IRIS www
Free astronomical images processing software. IRIS.
- Astronomical AstroWeb www
Astronomical internet resources from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. AstroWeb.
- Explores Astronomy and Space www
Explores the latest research in astronomy, and Space, with overviews of planets and deep-space issues, oberving tips for constellations and what can be seen in the sky tonight. Astronomy and Space.
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