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Open-source eclipse calculator?

KStars can only calculate lunar eclipses, afaict: XEphem is another excellent calculator, but I don't think it supports eclipse calculations, either. Is there any free, open-source software that ...
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Is there a library/API like Leaflet available for Starmaps?

Disclaimer I attempted to find an answer on the Astronomy Stack Exchange site, but seeing that I didn't gain much traction there, I'm posting here to see if anyone can help with my query. Some ...
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Is there something like Stellarium but with proper moving around?

Stellarium is a realistic night sky simulator. Basically, a fixed imagined camera is placed on the surface of Earth at a given GPS coordinate and date/time, and then you get to see the Sun, Moon and ...
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Software to find what planets and stars I can see from my location and their position in the sky at a given time?

Is there a software that: Based on a given location, identify what planets and stars are visible at a given time The software should also allow the user to identify the location of the planets/star (...
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Google Sky-similar program to select celestial objects

I'm working with CFHT to develop a citizen-science website, where users would be given a view of a large portion of the sky (an image we provide), and be able to navigate the image similar to google ...
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Software, in active development, for planetary or solar system generation

Mojoworld was a procedural planet generation software. However, development ceased over a decade ago, and the creator not only actively avoids answering any questions about possible future development ...
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Software for star charts

I'm trying to identify a cartographic package suitable for the production of astronomical (star) charts. The principal criteria are: the package must render small sections of the sky as a two ...
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Notifier about visible ISS passes and/or Iridium flares for Ubuntu PC

I am trying to find application that would be capable of notifying me about visible ISS pases for specified location and/or visible Iridium flares for specified location. This software must be ...
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Linux software for drawing star charts

I would like to produce some astronomical star charts; something like this: or the one here. Most star charts are set for the Northern Hemisphere; I'm in ...
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Sun positions app for Android

I am looking for an Android app that can tell me where the sun will be in the sky. This is useful for photography, as I can avoid shooting towards the sun, and figure out where shadows will be. The ...
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Android starmap (app) for watching stars and satellites

I need a astronomy app for Android that tells me what I'm seeing right now when I look up into the night sky. I live in a place where I can look up and see lots of stars, including the milky way. So, ...
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Sky camera software with motion detection and color change detection

I'm looking for sky camera software with motion detection (for meteors and other objects). The camera is plugged in the computer (using an USB cable) and the software should look at the camera's view ...
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Star System and/or Galaxy modelling/procedural generation software

I am looking for some Star System and/or Galaxy modelling/procedural generation software for a project. I am primarily interested in the properties of the generated bodies -- graphical output is a ...
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