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Astronomy Software Links and Reference Sources
« on: June 23, 2011, 06:37:37 PM »
Some Astronomy Software Links

Planetariums
 FREE
Stellarium - Windows/Linux/Mac
Cartes Du Ciel - Windows/Linux/Mac
Kstars - Linux Only

NOT FREE
Starry Night Pro - 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 - FREE

Android Apps

Sky Charts
A great site for monthly summaries and sky maps by Fiona Vincent of St. Andrews University
John Small's Telrad Charts
Michiel Brentjens' Charts
Mansfield & Sutton Astro - Charts

Moon Info
Dacre moon phase calculator
Shebastro moon calc
Virtual Moon Atlas - Windows/Linux/Mac - FREE

Astro links for people with disabilitiess (thanks Bill)
« Last Edit: May 02, 2012, 08:28:48 PM by G1ZmO »
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Re: Astronomy Software Links and Reference Sources
« Reply #1 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.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2011, 01:19:09 AM by Parus major »
Stuff that I try to use...
Explorer 150PL OTA
NEQ6
EQMOD
My branes


http://www.anydogildorescue.org/index.html
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Re: Astronomy Software Links and Reference Sources
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2011, 04:05:23 PM »
Added free image processing software to the list above.

Gaz
Skywatcher star discovery 150p
Canon 1000d
Philips spc900 webcam
Loads of other bits n bobs

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Re: Astronomy Software Links and Reference Sources
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2011, 07:10:01 PM »
What about processing tools :

Registax, Avistack, Deep sky stacker etc.

Kathleen
HEQ5/EQ5
Tal 200K and Tal 100R
Equinox 80 and Orion 80
Skywatcher 150mm Refractor
Modded Canon EOS 400D
DFK-31AF03

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Re: Astronomy Software Links and Reference Sources
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2011, 07:33:10 PM »
What about processing tools :

Registax, Avistack, Deep sky stacker etc.

Kathleen

Added them Kat....  ;D

Gary
Skywatcher star discovery 150p
Canon 1000d
Philips spc900 webcam
Loads of other bits n bobs

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Re: Astronomy Software Links and Reference Sources
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2011, 08:04:11 PM »
Cheers Gary
HEQ5/EQ5
Tal 200K and Tal 100R
Equinox 80 and Orion 80
Skywatcher 150mm Refractor
Modded Canon EOS 400D
DFK-31AF03

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Re: Astronomy Software Links and Reference Sources
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2012, 08:30:10 PM »
Added a link that Bill found with astro resources for people with disabilities (thanks Bill)
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Re: Astronomy Software Links and Reference Sources
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2012, 10:06:22 PM »
Android apps -


Astropanel - 7timer app by a SGLer
Google SkyMaps - google sky maps like stellarium
Skye - as above but apparently can control push to as well
Planets Position - can tell you what's up where you are
SatTrack - can tell you Sats, ISS and Iridium flares etc (haven't used it much)
Satellite AR - an Augmented reality sat "viewer"
Rain Alarm - uses weather information to notify you if it's raining nearby
Stargazing Log - 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.


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Re: Astronomy Software Links and Reference Sources
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2014, 08:17:08 PM »
Got another Android app called Night Filter allows you to red filter the touch screen. Now just need one to switch off the button lights.


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Re: Astronomy Software Links and Reference Sources
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2014, 08:32:25 PM »
Astroplanner is shareware not freeware
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Re: Astronomy Software Links and Reference Sources
« Reply #10 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/

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