AstroWeb: Astronomy software servers

The maintenance of the AstroWeb database of astronomical resources has been discontinued on 10 July 2010; its contents is still available but represents the status of Astroweb at that date.

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AIPS++ (Astronomical Information Processing System)
AIPS++ is a software package which will calibrate and image (primarily) radio astronomical data. It is being written in an object-oriented style using the C++ language. AIPS++ is being developed by an international consortium. AIPS++ is not yet of interest to users, although there are some email reflectors you may wish to join for information. A beta library release is available via anonymous ftp. This may be of interest to C++ software developers. - Categories: software radio

ANA data processing package/language (ANA)
A free, extensive, IDL-like interactive data analysis and display program and language for 32-bit computers, developed and used by the authors for scientific investigation of images of the Sun (but not limited to those). The source code is written in C (with X11) and is (Nov 1998) about 4.2 Mbyte in size, of which 670 kbyte is covered by the manual. The authors use ANA on linux and SGI Irix, and it has also run on DEC OSF and Sun Solaris. - Categories: software

ASSIST implements a uniform graphical interface to analysis systems, documentation, and other community memory. - Categories: software

Aberrator Free Startest Software (Startesting)
Aberrator is a star-testing software which can currently show all common telescope defects (astigmatism, coma, pinch, tube-currents etc) according to the characteristisc of a personal telescope (diameter, obstruction, spider). It also show the effects on double stars, planets and can inform you on PSF/MTF functions. - Categories: software

Ada in Astrophysics
Object-oriented astrophysical software components written in Ada95, including two complete parallelised codes for spectral line synthesis in polarised and unpolarised light respectively. - Categories: software

Analyz User Guide (single-dish spectral analysis (NAIC) - Categories: software

Association des Astronomes Amateurs de l'Abitibi-Temiscamingue (AAAAT)
This is an amateur organization located in the western part of the Province of Quebec, Canada, far away from major centers. [in French] - Categories: society software

Astro Space Center (ASC)
The Astro Space Center as a branch of Lebedev Institute of Physics has a number of commitments for space experiments in the areas of upper atmospheric, solar, and astronomical research aboard Radioastron , Kvant and other space projects. Division scientists are involved in major research thrusts that include interferometric observations, studies of the solar atmosphere by using spectrographic techniques, and studies of astronomical ranging from the ultraviolet through cosmic rays. The division maintains facilities to design, construct, assemble, and calibrate space experiments. - Categories: dept center software space

AstroMB: Computer Aided Astronomy (MBCAA)
The AstroMB software package provides a PC-based database, image viewer and planetarium to handle astronomical images and catalogs. Astronomical objects on images can be identified from catalogs. Observations at different energy range (e.g. X-ray and visible light) or at different times may be matched together. Astrometry and photometry can be performed automatically, with pattern recognition. The database holds the descriptions of many catalogs, such as radio sources, X-ray objets, minor planets, etc. It also holds the descriptions of more than 10,000 images, mainly from the ROSAT and Einstein Observatory satellites, and can be enriched with the user own data. The program is ASCOM compliant and can drive a telescope. - Categories: software

AstroNotes (Free and commercial tool for recording and planning observations)
AstroNotes is a tool for recording observations and planning future observing sessions.
The goal of AstroNotes is to provide a database application for amateur astronomers at a low price. - Categories: software

AstroSnap (Amateur Astronomical Imaging software for webcams)
Astro-Snap is a multi purpose amateur astronomical imaging software especially designed for webcams. Many features from focusing assistant to off-chip frame integration and image stabilization, polar align assistant, relative go-to for non goto equatorial mounts, powerful scripting language for automatic frame capture, mosaic capture feature, etc. [also in French] - Categories: software

AstroViewer - quick orientation in the night sky
AstroViewer is a Java applet, that helps you to find your way in the night sky quickly and easily.
AstroViewer allows you to: - Categories: software education

Astronomical Image Processing System (AIPS (the Classic Variety) at NRAO)
The Astronomical Image Processing System is a software package for calibration, data analysis, image display, plotting, and a variety of ancillary tasks on Astronomical Data. It comes from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. It is primarily for Radio Astronomy. There is a Usenet newsgroup alt.sci.astro.aips that deals with AIPS issues and has occasional interesting announcements. There is an AIPS memo that nicely describes the AIPS software system (PostScript, 189404 bytes). It contains one schematic diagram of the overall AIPS structure. - Categories: software

Astronomical software clock (MAXCLOCK)
The high-precision astronomical clock displays various sidereal and solar time signals(for Greenwich and other selectable site), equation of equinoxes, Julian dates in UT1 and ET, Delta-T, Sun and Moon in aequatorial and ecliptic coordinates(milliarcsec-accuracy), and issues announcements for solstices, equinoxes, and Moon phases. - Categories: software

Astronomical software on top of Linux
A list of astronomical software available on top of the Linux/Unix operating system. - Categories: software

Astronomy and Islam
A galaxy of astronomical links many with an Islamic flavour. - Categories: misc education history software

INACTIVE LINK ? - 61 --- Astronomy freeware
A description of useful astronomy freeware and software field tested in the classroom with download links - Categories: education software

Astrophysics Source Code Library (
The Astrophysics Source Code Library (ASCL or is a free, on-line library housing source codes of all sizes that are of interest to astrophysicists. All source codes have been used to generate results published in or submitted to a refereed journal. - Categories: software comp_sci

BUlge/Disk Decomposition Analysis (BUDDA)
Budda is a Fortran code developed by Drs. Ronaldo Eustáquio de Souza, Dimitri Alexei Gadotti, and Sandra dos Anjos (Astronomy Department, São Paulo Univ.) to perform a detailed structural analysis on galaxy images. It is simple to use and it gives reliable estimates of bulge and disk structural parameters. Moreover, it has a powerful ability to reveal hidden sub-structures, like inner disks, secondary bars and nuclear rings. - Categories: software

Bentec Multiplexed Hyperaspheric Optical Surfaces
Polymer Optics Manufacturing and free optical software illustrating Multiplexed Hyperaspheric Optical Surfaces. - Categories: software optical

Binary Stars
Free software for Macintosh computers, complete with manuals, for use in an educational setting or for self-learning. Teaches binary star concepts. - Categories: software education

INACTIVE LINK ? - 165 --- CADC Services
The CADC tools package includes: starcat - STARCAT is a tool for accessing the HST Archive, CFHT and ESO archives. xhot - X tool which displays the planned activities of the Hubble Space Telescope. It allows you to find out what the telescope is currently observing simbad - The new SIMBAD tool now runs on your workstation. xmgr - This very nice interactive plotting package is now used for the Preview system whitin STARCAT. You will be amazed by its capabilities. Data display could be FFT'd, fitted, zoomed, printed, etc... - Categories: software

An IDL widget based CCD photometry reduction system - Categories: software

INACTIVE LINK ? - 55 --- CFD codes list - Categories: software newsgroup

CHIANTI: A database for astrophysical emission line spectroscopy (CHIANTI)
CHIANTI is a database that contains the most accurate data available for the calculation of emission line intensities as a function of both temperature and density. The database is essentially complete for wavelengths greater than 50 Angstroms and is to be extended to shorter wavelength. A library of IDL procedures is included. - Categories: physics center high_energy software

INACTIVE LINK ? - 55 --- CIGALE Data Analysis Software - Analyse et Depouillement Homogene des Observations Cigale (ADHOC)
ADHOC is a 3D complete package to acquire, display and reduce data from Perot-Fabry scanning interferometer devices. ADHOC runs on PC's under WINDOW9x or WINDOWS NT systems. ADHOC is the main software used by the Interferometric Group of Marseille's Observatory to reduce the 3D data coming from Photon Counting or CCD observations. It contains also general 2D modules useful for simple imagery. ADHOC software has been designed in 1987 in order to reduce data from the scanning Pérot-Fabry instrument CIGALE built in Marseille's Observatory. Up to 1998, the successive versions of ADHOC run on DOS operating systems. The new version will offer also to reduce TIGER and PYTHEAS observational data. - Categories: software

CLOUDY - Photoionization Simulation code (CLOUDY)
Cloudy is a large-scale Fortran code designed to simulate physical conditions in a broad range of astronomical plasmas, and predict its resulting spectrum. The Cloudy homepage provides pointers to the code and its documentation, along with related publications and activities. - Categories: software comp_sci high_energy physics

CcdBazar (CCD Amateurs)
This site carries information about usage of CCD by amateurs for astronomical photography. [mostly in French] - Categories: misc pictures software

Chemistry of CircumStellar ENVelopes (CSENV)
CSENV is a code that computes the chemical abundances for a desired set of species as a function of radius in a stationary, non-clumpy, CircumStellar ENVelope. - Categories: software

Create your own Stellar Population (Dial-a-model)
This form allows users to cook up arbitrary combinations of single-burst stellar population ages and metallicities. A grid of models is automatically consulted and properties of the requested population (integrated colors, M/L ratios, SBF magnitudes, and line strengths) are immediately returned. Optionally, the entire SED (spectral energy distribution) is sent to the user in a file. - Categories: software

CyberSky is an educational astronomy program that transforms a personal computer into a personal planetarium. CyberSky provides an excellent way to learn about astronomy and to explore the wonders of the sky visible in the distant past, the present, and the far-off future. - Categories: education software

Data Reduction Expert Assistant (DRACO)
The use of large format detectors, increased access to very large astronomical databases, and other developments in observational astronomy have led to the situation where many astronomers are overwhelmed by the reduction and analysis process. Draco is a novel approach to data reduction and analysis which works in conjunction with existing analysis systems such as STSDAS/IRAF, IDL, etc. Draco takes on much of the mechanics of the process, allowing the astronomer to spend more time understanding the physical nature of the data. - Categories: software

Deep Sky 2000 - Categories: software

DeepSkyStacker is a freeware for astrophotographers that simplifies all the pre-processing steps of deep sky pictures and is specialized in dealing with RAW files from DSLRs. (TIFF, BMP, JPG and PNG files are also supported).
Features: Registering, Stacking (Average, Median, Kappa-Sigma ...). Simple post-stacking processes to quickly view the final result, results saved to 16 or 32 bits TIFF files [site in both French and English]. - Categories: software

ESO-MIDAS Courier (Newsletter for ESO-MIDAS User)
The ESO-MIDAS Courier is published twice per year by the MIDAS group of the European Southern Observatory. - Categories: full_text software

ESO-MIDAS Users Guide (Overview)
ESO-MIDAS is the acronym for the European Southern Observatory - Munich Image Data Analysis System which is developed and maintained by the European Southern Observatory. The MIDAS system provides general tools for image processing and data reduction with emphasis on astronomical applications including imaging and special reduction packages for ESO instrumentation at La Silla. Volume A describes the basic MIDAS system with all general purpose facilities such as MIDAS Control Language, all available commands, data input/output (including plotting and image display), table system (MIDAS Data Base). Site specific features are given in an appendix. Volume B describes how to use the MIDAS system for astronomical data reduction. Application packages for special types of data or reductions (e.g., long slit and echelle spectra, object search, or crowded field photometry) are discussed assuming intensity calibrated data. A set of appendices gives a detailed description of the reduction of raw data from ESO instruments. Volume C gives the detailed description for all commands available. This volume is not available to remote users as the complete volume as it is accessed via the MIDAS GUI XHelp. - Categories: software optical

European Southern Observatory - Munich Image Data Analysis System (ESO-MIDAS)
The European Southern Observatory, established in 1962, operates astronomical observatories at La Silla (600 km north of Santiago de Chile) and at Paranal (130 km south of Antofagasta). ESO's headquarters are in Garching, just north of Munich, Germany. ESO is supported by: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland. In Europe and in Chile, ESO has a combined scientific, technical, adminstrative and visiting staff of around 400. - Categories: dept optical software

FIGARO Data reduction system (AAO) - Categories: software

FITS Information Archive
This is an archive for the Flexible Image Transport System [FITS], the standard data interchange and archival format of the worldwide astronomy community. - Categories: software

FITS Support Office - Categories: software

FITSview FITS image viewers (FITSview)
The FITSview family of viewers for FITS format astronomical images are available for Microsoft Windows (FITSview), Apple Macintosh (MacFITSview) and Unix/X-Windows (XFITSview) computer systems. These viewers have easy to use graphical controls and will display astronomical images in the Flexible Image Transport System (FITS) format allowing zooming, scrolling, modifying the brightness, contrast and pseudo color and allow determination of celestial positions and the physical brightness units in the image. Both standard World Coordinate System (WCS) and Digitized Sky Survey - Categories: software comp_sci pictures

FTOOLS - UK Mirror
This is the UK mirror of the HEASARC (GSFC) FTOOLS pages. FTOOLS is a collection of utility programs used to create, examine, or modify the contents of FITS data files. There are also user friendly GUI tools which allow interactive browsing of FITS files and provide a more intuitive interface for running the FTOOLS. The FTOOLS package forms the core of the HEASARC software system for reducing and analyzing data in the FITS format. - Categories: software

INACTIVE LINK ? - 277 --- FTP Software Inc
Innovative developer of TCP/IP transports and applications for DOS, Windows and OS/2 - Categories: misc software

Fitsblink (analysis of astronomical images)
Fitsblink is a program for Unix computers with the following functions: it reads and displays an arbitrary number of FITS images, allows their alignment, blinks them on screen, extracts and reads star lists, matches them with GSC, USNO, ACT and TYCHO catalogs, performs astrometry, identifies asteroids using the asteroid_server and allows sending of results directly by email. Binaries in easy to install RPM format for Linux, binaries for OS/2 and sources with user manual are available. - Categories: software

Flexible Image Transport System (FITS archive at NRAO) - Categories: software

Free online ephemeris and software library
Online Solar System ephemeris. Free software library to read, write, and interpolate the NASA/JPL ephemeris files, written in C for Linux. Released under the Lesser Gnu Public License v2.1. The site also has educational information on the Solar System. - Categories: software education history

GLU : Uniform Link Generator
GLU is a tool developed by CDS (Strasbourg) for managing heterogeneous distributed Web services. - Categories: software protocols

GeoAstro Applet Collection
Interactive Java applets display the position of sun and moon on the horizon for any date, time and location. The times of rise and setting, twilight, the declination, hour angle, the equation of time and more data are computed. - Categories: astroweb education software

Graphical Astronomy and Image Analysis Tool (GAIA)
GAIA is a graphical image display and analysis tool, it provides the usual facilities of image display tools, plus more astronomically useful ones such as aperture photometry, arbitrary region analysis, celestial co-ordinate readout, calibration and modification, grid overlays, blink comparison, defect patching and the ability to query on-line (WWW) catalogues. - Categories: software

Grenoble Image and Line Data Analysis Software (GILDAS)
GILDAS, the " Grenoble Image and Line Data Analysis Software", is a collection of software developped by the Observatoire de Grenoble and IRAM, oriented towards radioastronomy applications. - Categories: software

Grid Physics Network (GriPhyN)
The GriPhyN (Grid Physics Network) collaboration is a team of experimental physicists and information technology (IT) researchers who plan to implement the first Petabyte-scale computational environments for data intensive science in the 21st century. - Categories: misc physics software

Grup d'Estudis Astronomics (GEA)
GEA is a private non-profit organization devoted to research in Astronomy. We are now deeply involved in Jupiter & Saturn atmospheric studies. Our members are also developing LAIA, a powerful image analysis tool for MS-Windows, able to reduce CCD images of Jupiter, giving coordinates of atmospheric details. We are, among others, collaborating with the "Pic du Midi" observatory (French Pyrenees). From that observatory, our members discovered and tracked the last GWS (Great White Spot) in Saturn (August 1994). [in Catalan] - Categories: society software

HARRINGTON, Joseph (University of Central Florida)
Direct measurement of extrasolar planets Shoemaker-Levy 9 impact Astronomical data analysis methods and software - Categories: personal software

FITSIO This directory contains files related to version 3.410 of the FITSIO subroutine package for reading and writing data files in FITS (Flexible Image Transport System) format. Also: FTOOLS (FITS Tools) This directory contains the FTOOLS distribution file for Suns, DECstations, Alpha and VAX computers. Distribution for both the Public and Develop releases of FTOOLS are located here. This is also the distribution point for XSELECT as of the version 2.4c Develop release. - Categories: software

Hallo northern sky (planetarium software program)
The program Hallo northern sky is a simple windows application which plots an electronic version of the night sky. It displays all stars to magnitude 8.0 (or 9.5) and about 10000 deep sky objects. It also shows the planets, Moon, Sun, the Jovian moons, phases of the Moon and inner planets, solar and lunar eclipses, rings and moons of Saturn and some minor planets and comets.The intention of the program is to familiarise you with the night sky and prepare yourself with a map for a night with your telescope. To help you with this, all deepsky objects are displayed in the correct size and orientation if available. - Categories: software education

Hierarchical Equal Area isoLatitude Pixelisation of a sphere (HEALPix)
Future satellite missions to measure the CMB anisotropy - NASA's Microwave Anisotropy Probe, MAP, and ESA's Planck - will produce multifrequency data sets sufficient for the construction of full-sky maps of the microwave sky at an angular resolution of a few arcminutes. The principal concern in construction of HEALPix was to create a mathematical structure which supports the discretisation of functions on a sphere at sufficiently high resolution to facilitate fast and accurate statistical and astrophysical analysis of such massive full-sky data sets.
The HEALPix package is available for distribution. - Categories: software

Hierarchical Triangular Mesh (HTM)
The Hierarchical Triangular Mesh (HTM) is the indexing concept used in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Science Archive to partition the data by location on the celestial sphere. The HTM is a partitioning scheme to divide the surface of the unit sphere into spherical triangles. It is a hierarchical scheme and the subdivisions have not exactly, but roughly equal areas. - Categories: software

Hr Trace connection
Allow you to study galactic open clusters with some Excel + Visual Basic for Application programmed spreadsheets. - Categories: education software

Hubble in a bottle! A Tipsy file viewer with MPI capabilities
A scientific visualization tool for TIPSY files with plenty of optimizations (3dnow and SSE) and the ability to run on large supercomputer clusters using MPI. The model can be rotated in an intuitive manner. The program implements ten color maps and an edge detection filter. The code is Open Source, released under the GPL. Any further help is very appreciated! - Categories: software

IDL Astronomy User's Library
The IDL Astronomy Users Library is a central repository for general purpose astronomy procedures written in the commercial language IDL. The Library is not meant to be an integrated package, but rather is a collection of procedures from which users can pick and choose (and possibly modify) for their own use. - Categories: software

IRIS (CyTeg)
IRIS is a program complex for processing and analysis of large arrays of research data (in particular, images). It is a researcher's toolbox to decide a lot of concrete problems. IRIS is oriented towards the researchers: scientists, engineers, graduate students, students, etc.
Main features of IRIS are simplicity of use, flexibility, possibility of integration with other applications (advanced OLE and DLL-interface).
Native formats processed by IRIS, are FITS, SBIG, BMP. There is the possibility to include support of additional data formats without recompiling IRIS. - Categories: software dept solar

Image Reduction and Analysis Facility (IRAF, NOAO)
IRAF ftp archive directories. README = This file; ORDERFORM = IRAF order form, for mailed IRAF distributions and printed and bound versions of the manuals; REGISTER = IRAF mailing list and site registration; conf = November 1991 IRAF Conference information; contrib = Contributed software; docs = IRAF user and technical documentation; extra = IRAF add-on layered packges, fixes, etc.; v28 = The IRAF V2.8 distribution (partial); v29 = The IRAF V2.9 distribution; v210 = The IRAF V2.10 distribution; web = World Wide Web (WWW) home directory.; (there is an IRAF home page (preliminary) \ - Categories: software

Image Reduction and Analysis Facility (IRAF)
The main IRAF distribution includes a good selection of programs for general image processing and graphics, plus a large number of programs for the reduction and analysis of optical and IR astronomy data (the "NOAO" packages). Other external or layered packages are available for applications such as data acquisition or handling data from other observatories and wavelength regimes such as the Hubble Space Telescope (optical), EUVE (extreme ultra-violet), or ROSAT and AXAF (X-ray). These external packages are distributed separately from the main IRAF distribution but can be easily installed. The IRAF system also includes a complete programming environment for scientific applications, which includes a programmable Command Language scripting facility, the IMFORT Fortran/C programming interface, and the full SPP/VOS programming environment in which the portable IRAF system and all applications are written. - Categories: software high_energy infrared optical ultraviolet

Interactive Data Language from Research Systems, Inc. (IDL)
IDL, Interactive Data analysis Language, is a complete package for the interactive reduction, analysis, and visualization of scientific data and images. Optimized for the workstation environment, IDL integrates a responsive array oriented language with numerous data analysis methods and an extensive variety of two and three dimensional displays into a powerful tool for researchers. IDL supports an extensive data import capability, publication quality hard copy output, and user-defined Motif graphical user interfaces. Users can create complex visualizations in hours instead of weeks with the aid of IDL's high level capabilities and interactive environment. IDL is useful in physics, astronomy, image and signal processing, mapping, medical imaging, statistics, and other disciplines requiring visualization of large amounts of data.
The pages include technical information about IDL, distributor information, a gallery of images that you can download, and links to the IDL ftp site. A number of scientific visualization products. (ftp)
IDL Astronomy Library - Categories: software

Interactive Stereo Visualizations of Cosmic Ray Showers (AIRES Shower Visuals)
This has movies and animated 3d models of cosmic ray showers simulated by the AIRES package. You can see how a shower started by a gamma ray differs from one started by an iron nucleus, and so on. Software used to make the pictures are also available. - Categories: pictures high_energy particles physics software space

Interactive raytracing for optical design or education (Raytrace)
Raytrace allows you to set up and trace rays through arbitrarily complex optical systems. Rays may be one of three colours (wavelengths). Both real and idealised optical elements are supported. A scripting facility allows student tasks or demos or complex design tasks to be set up and played at the click of the mouse button. Ray diagrams can be animated by dragging with the mouse or under script control and ray paths are updated automatically as you drag. Protractor and tape measure tools allow accurate measurements which update automatically as diagrams are dragged or modified. - Categories: software

JPL Molecular Spectroscopy (JPL Line Catalog)
The JPL Molecular Spectroscopy Home Page is the starting point for accessing the JPL Submillimeter, Millimeter, and Microwave Spectral Line Catalog, which is a collection of predicted line positions and intensities for use in Astrophysics, Planetary Science, and studies of the Earth Atmosphere. There is also a collection of programs used to calculate the spectra. - Categories: infosys software

Jandel Scientific Software
Jandel Scientific offers PC-based software to aid researchers in many areas of astronomy and astrophysics. Jandel products include SigmaPlot graphics software, SigmaStat statistical software, TableCurve 2D and 3D curvefitting software, and SigmaScan image measurement and analysis software. In business since 1982, Jandel serves nearly 100,000 customers, many in astronomy and related disciplines. - Categories: software

The Karma package is a library and applications for Signal and Image Processing written by Richard Gooch. - Categories: software

Lambda Publications Astronomy CD Roms
Astronomy Software Packages at UK and US prices. - Categories: software

Links to Relativistic Starflight (RFS)
This is a list of links to all known relativistic flight simulators. There are a variety of technologies in use. - Categories: software physics

Linux for Astronomy CDROM project (LfA)
Collections of Astronomical software for the Linux (x86) operating system. Includes AIPS, GIPSY, MIRIAD, MIDAS,IRAF, NEMO, STSDAS, PROS, TABLES, SAOimage, FTOOLS, PGPLOT, Karma, StarLab, R, Xephem, and many more. All packages are prebuilt and install with a mouse click. - Categories: software comp_sci education

MFITSIO is a MATLAB interface to CFITSIO -- a library used to manipulate images and headers stored in the Flexible Image Transport System (FITS) file format. It currently supports reading and writing FITS images, headers, and array subsets. - Categories: software

We're the developers of S-PLUS as well as developers and providers of a variety of other tools for statistical and data analysis. We strive to provide you with a variety of online information which will help you work more efficiently and creatively within S-PLUS. - Categories: software

MathSource -- Mathematica Software (Wolfram Research, Inc.)
This site contains all material available through MathSource. The General directory contains items of general interest to the Mathematica community, such as administrative info, MathGroup archives, Mathematica tutorials, MathSource information, utility programs, and Mathematica tips. The Enhancements directory contains items that enhance the functionality of Mathematica beyond the capabilities of the basic kernel. Items in the Applications directory deal with the application of Mathematica to specific problems or subject areas. The subcategories group related items together into manageable sizes. Subcategories under Applications include: Audio, Chemistry, Complexity, Computer Science, Data-Tables, Economics-Finance, Education, Engineering, Geography, Graphics, Life Science, Material Science, Math, and Physics. Books supplements, periodicals, journals, press-announcements, bibliographical information, Mathematica documentation, and the like are all stored in the Publications directory. - Categories: software

Mathematica - Scientific Astronomer
A comprehensive astronomy package for Mathematica. - Categories: software

Mathematical Morphology - Categories: software

The Strasbourg astronomical Data Centre (CDS) is collecting modern media offering material related to astronomy and space sciences. - Categories: center software

Microcomputer Image Processing System (MiPS)
(this document is the announcement of a demo for MS-DOS computers) - Categories: software

INACTIVE LINK ? - 567 --- Microwave Anisotropy Dataset Computational Analysis Package (MADCAP)
MADCAP is a parallel implementation of the Bond, Jaffe & Knox formulation of CMB data analysis algorithms for:
  1. making a map (and the associated pixel-pixel noise correlation matrix) from a time-ordered dataset;
  2. extracting the most likely CMB signal bin power spectrum (and the associated bin-bin correlation matrix) from this map. - Categories: software

Miriad Interferometric Data Reduction Package (Miriad)
Miriad is a radio-interferometry data reduction package, going from raw visibility data through calibration, imaging, analysis and publication quality output. - Categories: software

Multiparametric virtual Instrument for GALaxy Evolution (MIGALE) - Categories: software

Multipurpose Interactive Image Processing System (MIIPS)
MIIPS is an interactive image processing system which runs under VAX/OpenVMS. Some components run under Linux and other version of Unix. MIIPS can perform image display, image analysis, plotting, and function fitting. Earlier versions of this package were known as ROO and Pandora. - Categories: software

Multivariate Data Analysis Software and Resources (Fionn Murtagh) - Categories: software

Munich Image Data Analysis System (FTP) (ESO-MIDAS)
This directory contains: README = This file; 9NNOV = Subdirectory containing the 9NNOV release of MIDAS (only packages, patches and documentation); courier = Directory containing the compressed postscript files of the newsletter: MIDAS Courier.; calib = Directory with the ESO calibration files for MIDAS.; linux = Directory containing binary versions of MIDAS for PC/Linux. - Categories: software optical

The Munipack is a photometry package for a long time series of CCD images. The Unix/DOS version is available. It was originated from a daophot aperture routines. Now, it uses a new core of a robust statistical estimators, routine for matching of CCD images, auto-flat-field, sum of many files and etc. It is designated to a masive processing a lot of images. - Categories: software

NASA COmputer Software Management and Information Center (COSMIC) - Categories: software comp_sci

NASA's Computational Technologies Project (CT)
The Earth, its relationship to the Sun and Solar System, and the universe in its totality are the domain of the Computational Technologies (CT) Project. This effort employs advanced computers to further our understanding of and ability to predict the dynamically interacting physical, chemical, and biological processes that drive these systems. Goddard Space Flight Center serves as the lead center for the CT Project and collaborates with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. - Categories: comp_sci earth physics software solar space

NCSA AipsView (Radio Astronomy Imaging)
AipsView is a tool for visual data analysis built at NCSA with support from the NSF/ARPA Grand Challenge project in Radio Astronomy Imaging, and in cooperation with the AIPS++ programming project. AipsView is a tool for two-dimensional visualization and relies on Motif and Xlib for its user interface and drawing capabilities. A companion tool for three-dimensional visualization, AipsView3, requires OpenInventor. AipsView3 is at an early stage of development, and is not yet described on these pages. - Categories: software

NCSA Software - Categories: software

NEMO Stellar Dynamics Toolbox (NEMO)
NEMO is a Stellar Dynamics Toolbox with many programs to create, integrate, analyze and visualize N-body (and related) systems. In addition there are various tools to operate images, tables and orbits, including FITS files to import/export data to/from other data reduction packages. - Categories: software education

NETLIB Software
Netlib is a collection of mathematical software, papers, and databases. - Categories: software

Neuro One - Neuro Code - neural networks softwares (NETRAL)
Neuro One is a Windows based neural networks software that handles static, dynamic and hybrid models (feedforward, feedback, NN+knowledge models). All predicted values are associated with a confidence interval. There is a flexible tool to design advanced NN like hybrid models or merged multi-ouputs models, a powerful optimizer for reverse computation (on mono or multi-outputs models), soon in 2004 a module for the design of experiments for non-linear models. Neuro Code is an automatic generator of librairies in C-code : neural networks, Levenberg-Marquardt algorithmes, confidence intervals. The codes runs sucessfully on Pentium and Itanium processors. [also in French] - Categories: software

Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG)
NAG is a supplier of numerical, statistical, symbolic and visualisation systems plus compilers and tools. - Categories: software

Numerical Recipes
The Numerical Recipes (NR) books are developed by Numerical Recipes Software and published by Cambridge University Press (CUP).
Thanks to special permission from Cambridge University Press, the complete Numerical Recipes books in C, Fortran 77, and Fortran 90 On-Line, are available on-line, free, in both PostScript and PDF formats. - Categories: software

Object Language for Numerical Relativity (LORENE)
Langage Objet pour la RElativité NumériquE is a set of C++ classes to solve various problems arising in numerical relativity, and more generally in computational astrophysics. It provides tools to solve partial differential equations by means of multi-domain spectral methods. LORENE classes implement basic structures such as arrays and matrices,  but also abstract mathematical objects, such as tensors, and astrophysical objects, such as stars and black holes. LORENE is a free software under the GNU General Public License. It has been developed in the Meudon section of Paris Observatory, mostly by Eric Gourgoulhon, Philippe Grandclément, Jean-Alain Marck, Jérôme Novak and Keisuke Taniguchi. - Categories: software

Orbit Reconstruction, Simulation and Analysis (ORSA)
Orbit Reconstruction, Simulation and Analysis (ORSA) is a framework for Celestial Mechanics investigations. With the xorsa application it is possible to create, simulate and analyze gravitationally interacting systems like the Solar System. All the operations are performed using a comfortable, coherent and well designed graphical user interface. - Categories: software education

Origin (data analysis)
Origin is a data analysis and technical graphics software in Windows for scientists and researchers. Free full working model is available at our website. - Categories: software

Orrery: The Solar System in Action (Orrery)
This site grew as a support resource for Spacetech's Orrery application for RISC OS workstations. It is now replete with educational resources for all platforms, and is kept up to date. The site contains the kind of information that teachers often want to have at their finger tips, because it was written by a teacher who looked for information, and failed to find it. - Categories: education software

PDS Imaging Node (PDSIMG)
The Imaging Node of the Planetary Data System is the curator of NASA's primary digital image collections from past, present, and future planetary missions. The node provides to the NASA planetary science community the digital image archives, necessary ancillary datasets, software tools, and technical expertise necessary to fully utilize the vast collection of digital planetary imagery. - Categories: center education infosys infrared optical pictures planetary software space ultraviolet

PERiod ANalysis SOftware (PERANSO)
PERANSO is a Windows based period analysis software offering advanced features for period error and period accuracy determination, next to Fourier based methods (Lomb-Scargle, DCDFT, Bloomfield, ...) and others (PDM, Jurkewich, Dworetsky, ...). In addition, the software provides methods for extremum finding (Kwee-van Woerden), etc. - Categories: software

PGPLOT Graphics Subroutine Library
The PGPLOT Graphics Subroutine Library is a Fortran-callable, device-independent graphics package for making simple scientific graphs. It is intended for making graphical images of publication quality with minimum effort on the part of the user. For most applications, the program can be device-independent, and the output can be directed to the appropriate device at run time. - Categories: software

PSPLOT is a Fortran-callable PostScript plotting library which can create 2-D publication-quality graphics. It supports the standard 35 PostScript fonts and color, and is distributed free of charge for non- commercial use. - Categories: document_tools software

INACTIVE LINK ? - 338 --- Parallel Tools Consortium (Ptools)
The purpose of the Ptools WWW pages is to provide information about the Ptools software consortium to the community. The on-line pages include up-to-date general information about the consortium, consortium project descriptions, meeting announcements and minutes, the email reflector archive, the by-laws, and pointers to other WWW resources. - Categories: software

Parallel Virtual Machine (PVM)
PVM (Parallel Virtual Machine) is a software system that enables a collection of heterogeneous computers to be used as a coherent and flexible concurrent computational resource. The individual computers may be shared- or local-memory multiprocessors, vector supercomputers, specialized graphics engines, or scalar workstations, that may be interconnected by a variety of networks, such as ethernet, FDDI, etc. PVM support software executes on each machine in a user-configurable pool, and presents a unified, general, and powerful computational environment of concurrent applications. User programs written in C or Fortran are provided access to PVM through the use of calls to PVM library routines for functions such as process initiation, message transmission and reception, and synchronization via barriers or rendezvous. Users may optionally control the execution location of specific application components. The PVM system transparently handles message routing, data conversion for incompatible architectures, and other tasks that are necessary for operation in a heterogeneous, network environment. - Categories: software

Personal MicroCosms
Download Astronomy Lab and Astronomy Clock from Personal MicroCosms' web site. These programs are available in Windows 3.1 and Windows 95, 98, and NT versions. - Categories: software

QVarStar GCVS browser
QVarStar is browser for GCVS (General Catalog of Variable Stars) catalog. It has ability to search catalog by any field, and to logically combine more than one field in one query. - Categories: software

Quantum Image Processing
Quantum Image, Image restoration software for Microsoft Windows platforms. - Categories: software

Remote Proposal Submission Software - Categories: software

SAO Telescope Data Center (RVSAO, RGSC, SKYMAP Software)
Includes software packages: RVSAO, an IRAF package for finding radial velocities from spectra; RGSC a program for searching the Hubble Space Telescope Guide Star Catalog; SKYMAP a program for mapping star catalogs onto the sky; STAR a program for searching star catalogs - Categories: center high_energy infrared optical software

SAOImage DS9
SAOImage DS9 is an astronomical imaging and data visualization application. DS9 supports FITS images and binary tables, multiple frame buffers, region manipulation, and many scale algorithms and colormaps. It provides for easy communication with external analysis tasks and is highly configurable and extensible. - Categories: software

SAOimage Image Display Utility (SAOimage)
SAOimage (pronounced S-A-0-image) is a utility for displaying astronomical images which runs under the X11 window environment. It was written by Mike Van Hilst at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in 1990 and is now maintained by Doug Mink. Image files can be read directly, or image data may be passed through a named pipe (Unix) or a mailbox (VMS) from IRAF display tasks. SAOimage provides a large selection of options for zooming, panning, scaling, coloring, pixel readback, display blinking, and region specification. User interactions are generally performed with the mouse. - Categories: software

STAR Atlas:Pro - Deep Sky Star Charts & Telescope Control (SKY:Lab Series Astronomy Software)
STAR Atlas:PRO is a powerful Deep Sky Star Atlas and Telescope Control application for Windows. Produce precision star charts to 21st magnitude. Controls robotic telescopes and supports Digital Setting Circles. - Categories: software

STD Aurora Monitor
STD Aurora Monitor is an interactive program that allows the user to post questions and auroral activity observations to others on the Internet. Find out when the latest Aurora is visible in your area. Also monitor Solar activity and global weather conditions in real-time using satellite imagery. Even see the different phases of the moon. Free trial software available. - Categories: software weather

Satellite Tracker freeware with interface to Meade LX200 Telescope
Satellite Tracker is free Windows software for astronomers which calculates the position of over 1800 satellites. An interface to a Meade LX200 telescope allows automatic tracking and viewing. - Categories: software

SciTech Astronomical Research (Telescope Manufacturer)
Design and manufacture high performance automated telescope systems, software, and related instrumentation for research and education. Emphasis on delivering turn-key operations to the customer. - Categories: astroweb misc software

Shadows : Freeware for the design of sundials
Shadows is a free software that allows to design and calculate various kind of sundials. Very easy to use. Contains a database of more than 700 locations, can draw and print the sundial drawing, gives the co-ordinates of all the lines, provides a very detailed on-line help with lots of information on the sundial theory, and advices to create a real sundial. - Categories: software

Sky Charts (free astronomy software)
This program for Windows 95/98/NT enables you to draw sky charts, making use of the data from 15 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 display of labels and coordinate grids, the superposition of FITS images, the condition of visibility and more. - Categories: software

Sky View Cafe (SVC)
Sky View Cafe is a Java applet you can use to get localized star charts, ecliptic charts, rise and set times of the Sun, Moon, and planets, Moon phases, and many other bits of astronomical data in a very interactive way. - Categories: software education planetary

SkyCat (ESO)
SkyCat is a tool developed at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) that combines visualization of images and access to catalogs and archive data for astronomy. - Categories: software center

Software Engineering Institute (SEI)
The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a major force causing the widespread adoption of significant improvements in the practice of software engineering. The institute is committed to the evolution of software engineering from an ad-hoc, labor-intensive activity to a managed, technology-supported engineering discipline. - Categories: comp_sci education software

Solar System Simulator (solaris)
Simple astronomical simulator and predictor of planet orbits that displays dynamic view of the Solar System as seen from the north ecliptic pole. This Solar System display software was implemented by F. Panicali in October and November of 2003. The algorithms to calculate planet orbits was implemented at the University of Rome by Marco Mammetti and Fausto Panicali. The algorithms to calculate the positions of the Moon are given in: Meeus, Jean. Astronomical Algorithms. - Categories: software education

Solar UV Atlas from HRTS (HRTS data)
Through the generosity of Dr. Pål Brekke of the University of Oslo, the High Resolution Spectrograph and Telescope (HRTS) ultraviolet solar atlas is now available on the Web. Click here for more information. - Categories: center pictures software solar space ultraviolet

Solex: Ephemerides by numerical integration (SOLEX)
High precision easy-to-use astronomy suite based on numerical integration. Runs on Windows 32 bit systems. Computes ephemerides and orbital elements of major and minor bodies, and can accurately predict close approaches, eclipses and occultations. Custom bodies can be easily added, and orbits can be calculated from observational data. Also an interactive planetarium, showing realistic sky views, static or dynamic, from and towards anywhere in the solar system and under various coordinate options. Databases include more than 50K asteroids and 1M stars. - Categories: software education

Space Telescope European Coordinating Facility - Software Developments (ST-ECF)
The ST-ECF is actively engaged in software development in many areas related to HST data calibration, analysis and visualization. - Categories: software

Space Telescope Science Data Analysis System (STSDAS)
Space Telescope Science Data Analysis System (STSDAS) is a software primarily designed for reducing and analyzing data from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). It operates in the IRAF software environmant. STSDAS includes the HST instrument calibration software included in the routine data processing pipeline but also includes general-purpose astronomy data analysis tools and enhancements to the IRAF environment. - Categories: software

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
STScI is responsible for the scientific operations of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). STScI is operated by Associated Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under contract to NASA. - Categories: dept center infrared library optical software space survey ultraviolet

Space Weather Software Applications
Software application to graph current space weather data from NOAA GOES satellites and other data sources. An interactive map of the sun showing locations of current active regions. - Categories: software solar

Spike Planning and Scheduling (Spike)
Space Telescope Science Institute developed the Spike planning and scheduling software in support of the Hubble Space Telescope as a general toolkit for planning and scheduling under Contract NAS5-26555 with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. It is our desire that this toolkit be used to promote scientific research through the effective and efficient use of ground- and space-based astronomical observatories. By providing the Spike system to other facilities, we hope to develop a community of users who develop and use the Spike system. To the degree our resources allow, STScI will act as a clearinghouse for users, bug fixes, modifications, etc. - Categories: software

StarClock: Stellar evolution
StarClock 2.0 is a simple free program for PC/DOS machines with VGA graphics that animates stellar evolution in the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram. Based on a grid of models computed recently at Geneva Observatory. - Categories: software

A 3D software planetarium. 3D renderings of 2 million stars, galaxies, nebulae, the milky way and more. Includes several educative tutorials. - Categories: education software

The Starlink Software Collection is an anthology of astronomy applications packages and supporting subroutine libraries and utilities. It is provided by the UK Starlink Project and contributing institutions, and distributed to non-profit making organizations for use in astronomical research. At present, the collection comprises some 140 different items covering most wavebands and branches of astronomy. Most run on popular versions of UNIX. Starlink sites in the UK automatically receive regular updates, while other sites may obtain copies of the collection (and updates) on request to - Categories: software infosys

StatLib Index
StatLib, a system for distributing statistical software, datasets, and information by electronic mail, FTP, gopher, and WWW. StatLib started out as an e-mail service and some of the organisation still reflects that heritage. - Categories: software

Statistical software for astronomy and related fields (StatCodes)
StatCodes is a Web metasite with links to >200 source codes and packages implementing statistical methods which are freely available on the Internet. Most are in C or Fortran. Categories include: general statistics; statistical distributions; Bayesian statistics; time series analysis; multivariate analysis; multivariate clustering and classification; censored and truncated data; nonparametric methods; density estimation and smoothing; spatial statistics; image analysis; correlation and regression; visualization tools; interactive Web tools. - Categories: software comp_sci

Stellar Evolution Adaptive & Modulary Code (CESAM)
Code d'Évolution Stellaire Adaptatif et Modulaire. [in French] - Categories: software

Stellar Spectral Synthesis code (SPECTRUM)
SPECTRUM is a stellar spectral synthesis program. Given a stellar atmosphere model, SPECTRUM computes the LTE synthetic spectrum. This Web site contains an introduction to SPECTRUM, full on-line documentation, and access to the ftp site for downloading SPECTRUM and auxiliary files. SPECTRUM is being made available over the Internet for the purposes of research and education. - Categories: software

Stellaris is a shareware program for MS Windows. It displays the night sky and the solar system, plots various user-definable graphs and displays space images. Various utilities are also included (e.g. astronomical calculator). - Categories: software

Stellarium (Free Planetarium)
Stellarium is a free software available for Windows 95/98/2000 and Linux. It is designed to produce photo-realistic skies in real time. - Categories: software

Sun, Moon & Earth Applet
This interactive Java applet displays the positions of sun and moon for any date, time and location on the horizon, and on a world map with day and night regions. The times of rise and setting, the declination, the Greenwich Hour Angle of sun and moon, the equation of time and more data are computed. - Categories: education misc other_astronomy software

TIM (Telescope Imaging Model) (PSF software for HST)
TinyTIM PSF software for HST - Categories: software

TS-24 Telescope Simulator (TS-24)
TS-24 is a realistic software simulation of a 24" research telescope, photometer and CCD camera for exploring a simulated night sky, including variables stars and asteroids. - Categories: education software

Tria Image Processing (Tria)
Tria Image Processing provides fast and effective blind deconvolution (de-blurring) of optical and non-optical images. The software opens 14 image types, including FITS, provides image math, conventional deconvolution, point spread cleaning, and SeDDaRA blind deconvolution functions. (Available Sept. 2005) - Categories: software

Twin Press Astronomy Publishers
Twin Press publishes information for students of astronomy and for the professional astronomer at as low a cost as possible. - Categories: full_text software

UniPOPS (NRAO) - Categories: software

University of Washington - Department of Astronomy
The Department participates in these major projects: Apache Point Observatory, Sloan Digital Sky Survey and NASA High Performance Computing and Communications. The HPCC Project offers the results of simulations including gas dynamics or just dark matter. Their software exchange contains N-body codes, tools for particle based codes, the Theoretical Image Processing System, TIPSY. - Categories: dept education software

University of Washington - HPCC/ESS Project
The Department of Astronomy offers the results of simulations including SPH gas dynamics and dark matter. Their software exchange contains N-body codes, tools for particle based codes, and the Theoretical Image Processing System, TIPSY. - Categories: dept software

VISTA Software - Categories: software

WIP is a simple to use command line user interface used to produce high quality graphical output. It is linked with the PGPLOT subroutine package providing easy interaction with those subroutines. - Categories: software document_tools

Web Infrared Tool Shed (WITS)
The Web Infrared Tool Shed is a collection of web pages and programs ("tool boxes") for the analysis of astronomical objects that emit primarily in the wavelength range 2 µm to 1 mm.  The goal of WITS is to provide the astronomical community with a uniform set of models over a large parameter space of source properties. - Categories: software

WinStars uses the latest 3D technology to show the objects of our solar system in a realistic manner. Thus, it is possible to move from one planet to another, to follow a space probe on its long voyage or to observe a celestial event from a place to which you could never go. The use of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s DE 404 planetary theories allows us to have a precise representation of the events displayed. [also in French] - Categories: software

XAsssist (JHU Astrophysics)
XAssist is a software package to automate the analysis of X-ray astrophysical data. Current emphasis is on Chandra data. ASCA and ROSAT are also supported and support for XMM-Newton will be added.
This software is capable of data reduction, reprocessing, source detection, and prelimenary spatial, spectral and temporal analysis of the sources. - Categories: software high_energy

XIRAF - a startup script for IRAF (XIRAF)
XIRAF is a C shell script which starts up an IRAF session on an xgterm, including starting an image display of the user's choice (i.e. SAOimage, XImtool, SAOtng, DS9). Its purpose is to provide a simple IRAF startup from Unix/Linux. - Categories: software

Xephem: An Interactive Ephemeris for X Windows/Motif (XEPHEM)
Xephem is an interactive astronomical ephemeris program for X Windows systems. It computes heliocentric, geocentric and topocentric information for celestial objects. Xephem has built-in support for all planets; the moons of Jupiter, Saturn and Earth and Mars' central meridian longitude. Xephem supports objects in heliocentric or Earth orbit given the appropriate elements. Sample databases of over 16000 objects are included in the release kit. Xephem generates data in configurable tabular forms and in several detailed graphical formats. Xephem can plot and list all data fields and can be programmed to search for arbitrary circumstances. Xephem can serve as the control point for automated telescopes and can connect to auxiliary database servers in real-time via named streams pipes (UNIX fifos). - Categories: software

INACTIVE LINK ? - 461 --- Yale Observatory iMAge Manipulation Application (YO MAMA)
Yale Observatory iMAge Manipulation Application (yomama), written by David Goldberg, is a java tool for FITS image manipulation and viewing. It was developed at the Yale University Astronomy Department under a grant entitled "Development of a Web-Based Image Analysis Package for Astronomical Data".
YO MAMA reads and displays FITS images, allows rotations, does aperture photometry, centroiding, and other data analysis functions. It makes mosaics and multi-filter color composite images.
It is platform independent, easy to use, and completely free. - Categories: software

Yellow CESAM (Stellar Evolution Adaptive & Modulary Code)
"Yellow CESAM" is a stellar structure and evolution computation code. It is written in FORTRAN 77 and it can be compiled using g77. It comes with opacity tables, nuclear reaction rates and simple input files. This code is a modified version of the CESAM code originally written by P. Morel from Nice Observatory (France) and it has been already used in many published works. - Categories: software

statnet (Neural network code)
This is a flexible feed-forward neural network code for data modelling, such as automated classification. The code incorporates a conjugate gradient optimizer and weight decay regularisation. - Categories: software

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