ALMA Observing Tool
The ALMA Observing Tool (OT) is a Java application used for the preparation and submission of ALMA Phase 1 (observing proposal) and Phase 2 (telescope runfiles for accepted proposals) materials. It is also used for preparing and submitting Director's Discretionary Time (DDT) proposals. new
AstroImageJ is ImageJ with astronomy plugins and macros installed. It includes tools based on the Göttingen ImageJ astronomical resources. OSSBlog
Foucault Test Image Analyzer
Foucault Test Image Analyzer calculates the shape of a telescope mirror from a sequence of Foucault test images. Java-based GUI simplifies entering and organizing measurement data. Logging and comparison functions enable quantification of the effects of various figuring strokes.
IridiumFlares is an application that predicts the flares made by the constellation of communication satellites known as Iridium. A flare can be observed when a light source (such as the sun or the moon) is reflected by one of the satellite?s antennas. A flare is a very bright phenomenon (the brighter have a magnitude of -8.4) that can easily be observed if the date and location in the sky are known.
Mars MOLA Viewer
The Mars Orbiter Laser Alitimeter experiment carried on the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft produced a topographic map of the entire surface of Mars. The data for this map is available on the Internet. The Mars MOLA Viewer will download this data for you and render it as a 3-D landscape which you can "fly" through in real-time.
Mars Simulation Project
Mars Simulation Project is a free software Java project to create a simulation of future human settlement of Mars.
Mars24 displays a Mars sunclock, a graphical representation of the planet Mars showing its current sun- and nightsides, along with a numerical readout of the time in 24-hour format.
This is a Java implementation of N-Body: a set of FORTRAN codes which describe numerical simulations of many-body (N-body) gravitational interactions.
PlanetScape is for visiting different planets, presently Mars. The user can see : The globe of the Mars, a 2000 x 2000 km part of it in albedo colors and color coded for elevation & a 3D picture of the marsscape (stereo pictures are possible).
SalsaJ is meant to easily analyse astronomical data in classrooms, display amazing astronomical images. Several sets of real astronomical data have been prepared for the exercises, including measurements with SalsaJ, scientific analysis and interpretation of results. The flexibility of the SalsaJ tool enables the pupils and teachers to extend the exercises with their own observations.
This project deals with different simulations of star movements and their visualizations. At first we look at the projection and accumulation of star brightness. In actually doing this we have to distribute stars among a three dimensional figure. To get a nice effect we combine the photographic image production with a moving view point. So we get the visual impression of flying through a star field.
SolarCalc is designed to help photovoltaic systems designers to estimate the solar radiation and the electrical energy yield in a given site around the world.
StarView is an astronomical database browser and research analysis tool. The main tasks starview is used for are: Searching the MAST archive for scientific data including HST, FUSE, IUE, and EUVE data, examining the calibrations used for a particular data set, and looking at proposal information for past HST projects.
TerraJ is a set of fractal terrain and solar system generation programs that have been ported from C/C++ to Java. The port has included extensive refactoring, the creation of a documented API to enable reuse of parts of them in other programs and extensions to the original programs such as new Swing user interfaces.
VStar is a multi-platform, easy-to-use variable star observation visualisation and analysis tool developed in collaboration with the American Association of Variable Star Observers and the Citizen Sky project. Data can be read from a file or the AAVSO database, light curves and phase plots created, period analysis performed, and filters applied. Plugins can be developed, e.g. to make additional observation sources available. OSSBlog