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Title: Astronomy Software Links and Reference Sources
Post by: G1ZmO on June 23, 2011, 06:37:37 PM
Some Astronomy Software Links

Planetariums
 FREE
Stellarium (http://www.stellarium.org/) - Windows/Linux/Mac
Cartes Du Ciel (http://www.ap-i.net/skychart/start) - Windows/Linux/Mac
Kstars (http://edu.kde.org/kstars/) - Linux Only

NOT FREE
Starry Night Pro (http://store.starrynight.com/starry-night-pro.html) - Windows/Mac

Image Processing
http://www.gimp.org/ - similar to Photoshop, only free!
http://www.astronomie.be/registax/ - stack frames from AVI clip
http://www.avistack.de/ - stack frames from AVI clip
http://deepskystacker.free.fr/english/index.html - stack images from eith DSLR or CCD

Observation Session Planning
Astroplanner (http://www.ilangainc.com/astroplanner/) - FREE

Android Apps

Sky Charts
A great site for monthly summaries and sky maps by Fiona Vincent of St. Andrews University (http://www-star.st-and.ac.uk/%7Efv/sky/)
John Small's Telrad Charts (http://www.atmob.org/library/member/skymaps_jsmall.html)
Michiel Brentjens' Charts (http://www.astro.rug.nl/~brentjen/fchart.html)
Mansfield & Sutton Astro - Charts (http://www.solarius.net/Pages/Articles/dbArticle.aspx?artid=messier_finders)

Moon Info
Dacre moon phase calculator (http://www.dacre.net/moon/moonframe.html)
Shebastro moon calc (http://www.shebastro.org/astro_data/moon_ph.htm)
Virtual Moon Atlas (http://www.ap-i.net/avl/en/start) - Windows/Linux/Mac - FREE

Astro links for people with disabilitiess (thanks Bill) (http://www.astronomerswithoutborders.org/gam2012-resources/links.html#People%20With%20Disabilities)
Title: Re: Astronomy Software Links and Reference Sources
Post by: Parus major on July 17, 2011, 01:17:31 AM
Celestia - http://www.shatters.net/celestia/

Not really a planetarium as such but a good tool. Windows, Mac OS and Linux. Free, btw.

I wish Kstars was Windows, loved that programme until Ubuntu shut me out.
Title: Re: Astronomy Software Links and Reference Sources
Post by: gary1968 on July 17, 2011, 04:05:23 PM
Added free image processing software to the list above.

Gaz
Title: Re: Astronomy Software Links and Reference Sources
Post by: SpookyKatt on July 17, 2011, 07:10:01 PM
What about processing tools :

Registax, Avistack, Deep sky stacker etc.

Kathleen
Title: Re: Astronomy Software Links and Reference Sources
Post by: gary1968 on July 17, 2011, 07:33:10 PM
What about processing tools :

Registax, Avistack, Deep sky stacker etc.

Kathleen

Added them Kat....  ;D

Gary
Title: Re: Astronomy Software Links and Reference Sources
Post by: SpookyKatt on July 17, 2011, 08:04:11 PM
Cheers Gary
Title: Re: Astronomy Software Links and Reference Sources
Post by: G1ZmO on May 02, 2012, 08:30:10 PM
Added a link that Bill found with astro resources for people with disabilities (thanks Bill)
Title: Re: Astronomy Software Links and Reference Sources
Post by: Belmthemus on May 02, 2012, 10:06:22 PM
Android apps -


Astropanel (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=Lewis.sevenTimer2&feature=nav_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDMsIkxld2lzLnNldmVuVGltZXIyIl0.) - 7timer app by a SGLer
Google SkyMaps (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDIxMiwiY29tLmdvb2dsZS5hbmRyb2lkLnN0YXJkcm9pZCJd) - google sky maps like stellarium
Skye  (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lavadip.skeye&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5sYXZhZGlwLnNrZXllIl0.)- as above but apparently can control push to as well
Planets Position (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=planets.position&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsInBsYW5ldHMucG9zaXRpb24iXQ..) - can tell you what's up where you are
SatTrack (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.heavensabove&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5oZWF2ZW5zYWJvdmUiXQ..) - can tell you Sats, ISS and Iridium flares etc (haven't used it much)
Satellite AR (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.agi.android.augmentedreality&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5hZ2kuYW5kcm9pZC5hdWdtZW50ZWRyZWFsaXR5Il0.) - an Augmented reality sat "viewer"
Rain Alarm (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.mdiener.rain.usa&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImRlLm1kaWVuZXIucmFpbi51c2EiXQ..) - uses weather information to notify you if it's raining nearby
Stargazing Log (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cwesoftware.astro&feature=search_result) - I haven't used it yet but apparently allows you to enter your scope and eyepiece details etc.


This is just the one's I've found since getting my new phone this weekend if I find any more I'll let you guys know :-D
Oh and as far as I remember they are all free versions available.


Gav
Title: Re: Astronomy Software Links and Reference Sources
Post by: Belmthemus on January 18, 2014, 08:17:08 PM
Got another Android app called Night Filter (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.digipom.nightfilter&hl=en_GB) allows you to red filter the touch screen. Now just need one to switch off the button lights.


Gav
Title: Re: Astronomy Software Links and Reference Sources
Post by: Mike on January 18, 2014, 08:32:25 PM
Astroplanner is shareware not freeware
Title: Re: Astronomy Software Links and Reference Sources
Post by: Longjohn54 on May 12, 2017, 12:54:02 AM
If you like double stars this looks like a great list.  One page with 200 of the best.   This looks to be my summer viewing.  :)

http://users.compaqnet.be/doublestars/ (http://users.compaqnet.be/doublestars/)

John