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Amateur Astronomy on the Web
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Astronomy Software Sites

(Freeware, Shareware and Commercial sites)

[Windows/DOS ]   [Macintosh ]   [UNIX/VMS/Linux ]   [Java & JavaScript ]  [Computing]
  [Online Data ]  [Other Sources ]


Windows & DOS

Dan's Astronomy Software

  • free software from the original creator who inspired this page
    Jupiter, Saturn, and eclipsing binary star programs

CCDOPS

  • SBIG CCD camera control software

CCDSoft

  • combines both CCD camera control functions and astronomical image processing functions into a single package

Coeli - Electric Planisphere

  • a simulation of the stars in their courses as seen from Earth

Deepsky 97

  • Database, Observing, and Planning software that is useful for observers

Ephem

  • computes accurate planet coordinates

Guide

  • star charting program

HomePlanet

  • astronomy, space, and satellite tracking package

Lunar View

  • displays lunar phase, vital lunar stats, and a clickable image map of the moon

MegaStar

  • Sky Atlas for Windows

SEDS FTP Site

  • collection of astronomical software

CelesTrak

  • shuttle and satellite tracking program using NASA/NORAD 2-line elements

The Earth Centered Universe (ECU)

  • planetarium and telescope control program (Win 3.1/95)

TheSky

  • graphical astronomy program that turns your personal computer into a personal planetarium
Aberrator  

 

 

 


Macintosh

 

Starry Night

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INFO-MAC Science and Math

  • MoonClock, Moon Tool, NightSky, Planet, StarAtlas, MacAstro, MAIA, etc.

SEDS FTP Site - Macintosh

  • collection of astronomy software

 

 

 


UNIX & VMS

 

ESO-MIDAS

  • European Southern Observatory Munich Image Data Analysis System
  • VMS, OpenVMS and UNIX systems, including LINUX

IRAF

  • Image Reduction and Analysis Facility

XEarth

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Skymap

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Java and JavaScript

 

Jupiter Events

  • JavaScript Application

Julian Date

  • JavaScript Application

J-Track

  • Java applet that tracks Mir, Hubble, UARS and COBE.

 

 

 


Astronomy Computing

 

Astronomy With Your PC

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FAQ on
Astronomy Calculations for the Amateur

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Online Data Sources

 

Star, Asteroid and NGC Catalogs

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Astronomical Data Center - Goddard

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The Space FAQ

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Other Astronomy Software Sites

 

John Mosley's Astro Software Revue

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AstroWeb - Astronomy Software Servers

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Solar System Live

  • WWW Interactive

David Eagle's Celestial and Orbital Mechanics Web

  • links to MATLAB files and PC programs

Home Planet Software

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STSci Free Space Science Software

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AIPS

  • Astronomical Image Processing System

 

 

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