This catalog contains links to the most useful astronomical programs. The list will be constantly updated.
Stellarium – most popular planetarium, free, simple and beautiful. Recomend for everybody! There is a paid version for devices on the Android platform
Jupiter 2 – freeware program showing the position of the Great Red Spot of Jupiter and satellites. Do not forget to specify the current longitude of the GRS at the bottom of the program (Absolute Position On Jupiter (°))
StarCalc – another freeware planetarium with many features.
Redshift – paid computer planetarium-encyclopedia for a personal computer and iPhone \ iPad.
Cartes du Ciel – freeware planetarium.
Celestia – freeware planetarium with the possibility of traveling through the universe.
Space Engine – realistic 3D planetarium and simulator of the universe
FireCapture – freeware program for capturing video from cameras. Many settings. Recommend!
SharpCap – capturing images from cameras (including webcam). Freeware.
EOS Movie Record – a program for recording video from Canon Canon cameras (starting with Canon 1000D). Recommend! Freeware.
PIPP – multifunctional program with a bunch of settings for converting, cutting, aligning, calibration videos and single frames. Recommend! Freeware!
SER Player – SER video player. Free.
AutoStakkert!3 – program for the selection and stacking of images. Simple, fast, Free. Recommend!
Registax –program for the selection and stacking of images. Many settings, but the interface is less clear than that of AutoStakkert. Free.
Astra Image – program for post-processing of images (deconvolution, wavelets). Astra Image 3.0 SI is free.
WinJUPOS – program for derotation of planetary images. Particularly useful to owners of monochrome cameras. Recommend! Free.
JID (Jovian Impacts Detection) – program for the analysis of Jupiter’s movies for the fall of asteroids. Freeware.
AstroSurface – an excellent program for processing astrophotos (like deep sky, lunar-planetary). Deconvolution and wavelets with lots of fine tuning.
Let me remind you, my instructions for shooting and processing planets are here.
(galaxies, nebulae, clusters)
PHD2 – program for autoguiding. Free.
Lin-guider – autoguider Linux. Free.
PixInsight – the best application for processing pictures of deepsky objects. Paid.
DeepSkyStacker – free powerful program for stacking and calibration of images. Free.
Fitswork – powerful program for stacking and post-processing of images. Free. (Mirror link).
IRIS – image calibration and stacking, image capture, astrometry and many other functions. Recommend! Free.
FITStacker – program for the optimal stacking of fits files of different quality (more and less noisy). Free. Recommend!
GraXpert – excellent program for background flatten and gradient elimination. There is an automatic histogram stretching function. Recommend!
Software for mobile devices:
Stellarium Mobile – mobile version of the popular planetarium.
SkEye – planetarium with the possibility of use as a go-to.
DSO Planner – great free planetarium for deepsky observations.
Star Walk – a good planetarium, was originally on iOS.
JoveMoons – the position of the Great Red Spot and the moons of Jupiter.
Astro Panel – astronomical weather forecast.
ISS Detector – International Space Station visibility alerts and Iridium flares.
SynscanInit 2 – program to configure the pole finder.
Windyty – map of winds, clouds, rains and more. Not really an astronomical program, but it allows you to find out the direction of the winds at different heights.
Daff Moon Phase – free program showing the phase of the moon, the conditions of visibility of the planets and their orbits. I recommend!