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Astronomy Software Links (Last updated 28 February 2007)

In each month's MNASSA journal, Greg Roberts gives handy tips and write-ups on the latest in computer software applications for astronomy. These links have been inspired by his articles. Last updated: 23 May 2007.

Astrophotography and image processing:
PIXINSIGHT -
astrophotographer's image processing (link..)
IRIS
powerful image processing (link..)
MAKALI'I - professional image handling, incl. FITS format (link..)
GIMP
- commonly referred to as the free version of Photoshop! (link..)
Registax 4 - Astrophotography stacking (link..)
WhatsUp A planning tool to help any Astrophotographer plan their night under the stars (link..)

Star charts and atlasses:
Cartes du Ciel - (Free) Detailed star chart generator (link..)
Skymap Pro
- (Commercial) Detailed star chart generator (link..)
The Sky - (Commercial) Detailed star chart generator (link..)
Starry Night Enthusiast
- (Commercial) Planetarium program and star map viewer (link..)
SFA Sky Charts - (Free) simple star maps (link..)
Virtual Moon Atlas - (Free) discover the moon from your desktop (link..)


Simulators & Planetarium software
Stellarium - (Free) one of the best night sky simulators available (link..)
Celestia
- (Free) fly into the solar system and beyond... (link..)
GoogleEarth -
go on a voyage of discovery from your PC
(link..)
NASA World Wind - the Earth from space (link..)

Satellite Tracking

Orbitron - (Free) Satellite Tracker (link..)

Planispheres

Planisphere - (Free) make your own professional-looking planisphere (link..)


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