Skysoft

Astronomical software directory

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Program to generate sky maps, from internal data or external databases.

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Guide 8  Popular
Guide 8 is a powerful general-purpose charting/desktop planetarium tool. The main purpose of this program is star chart generation, and it is unsurpassed in this area; but it also provides immense amounts of data on the objects displayed, ephemerides, telescope control, and other useful features.
Addedd on: 17-Oct-2003
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apmcat  Popular
This is a standalone program which makes a remote request of the APM catalogues system based on command line arguments and returns either a list or a postscript finding chart on standard output.
Addedd on: 08-Oct-2003
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Cartes du Ciel  Popular
This program enables you to draw sky charts, making use of the data in 16 catalogs of stars and nebulae. In addition, the position of planets, asteroids and comets are shown. The purpose of this program is to prepare different sky maps for a particular observation. A large number of parameters help you to choose specifically or automatically which catalogs to use, the colour and the dimension of stars and nebulae, the representation of planets, the display of labels and coordinate grids, the superposition of pictures, the condition of visibility and more.
Addedd on: 17-Oct-2003
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Celestial Maps  Popular
Celestial Maps is an astronomical software that produces accurate maps of the sky in five types of projections. It has been written in Borland Delphi 4 for Windows on 32 bits. The software is very user friendly, a main menu being visible at any time on the top bar under the application title. Beside the application's main form, other 23 forms set the various functions of the program.
Addedd on: 19-Oct-2003
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DESKTOP UNIVERSE  Popular
DESKTOP UNIVERSE is the fusion of a full-color photographic star atlas with a powerful desktop planetarium program.
Addedd on: 09-Oct-2003
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KStars  Popular
KStars is a Desktop Planetarium for KDE. It provides an accurate graphical simulation of the night sky, from any location on Earth, at anydate and time. The display includes 40,000 stars, 13,000 deep-sky objects,all 8 planets, the Sun and Moon, and thousands of comets and asteroids.
Addedd on: 21-Oct-2004
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rgsc  Popular
rgsc extracts selected entries of the Space Telescope Guide Star Catalog (GSC) from one or two CD-ROMs, listing the results and saving them to a disk file in any of several formats. If no options are specified on the command line, allowable options and current parameter values are printed. Maps may be made directly from the Guide Star Catalog CD-ROMs using skymap.
Addedd on: 28-Oct-2003
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SKYMAP  Popular
SKYMAP is a computer program which produces maps of arbitrary portions of the sky in a variety of projections and coordinate systems.
Addedd on: 26-Oct-2003
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StarPlot  Popular
StarPlot is a program for Unix that allows you to view charts of the relative 3-dimensional positions of stars in space.
Addedd on: 18-Oct-2003
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The Earth Centered Universe  Popular
The Earth Centered Universe is A Planetarium and Telescope Control Program for Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT4, Windows 2000, or Windows XP.
Addedd on: 17-Oct-2003
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Voyager III  Popular
The software CD includes Hipparcos, Tycho, and HST catalogs, and can create very handy sky charts in many different coordinate systems. Accurate precession routines and the ability to input your own source lists are other good features
Addedd on: 02-Oct-2003
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Xephem  Popular
Star chart and ephemeris software.
Addedd on: 26-Oct-2003
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xsky  Popular
xsky is an X Window System program which is essentially an interactive sky atlas. The familiar actions of scrollbars, sliders, and pointer gestures such as clicking and rubberbanding can be used to move around the sky, adjust the magnification, select a region to view, and bring up detailed catalog information on any object. Objects can be located by name or position, and labelled with either catalog labels or custom user labels.
Addedd on: 21-Oct-2004
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