Open source powered meteor station. We are currently using the Raspberry Pi 4 as the main development platform, and we use digital IP cameras. The code also works on Linux PCs, and everything but the detection works under Windows. We are slowly phasing out the support for analog cameras, but they should work well regardless. The software is still in the development phase.
The main operational goal of the project is to establish a decentralized science-grade instrument which observes the night sky every night of the year from as many locations around the world as possible.
Providing the meteor community with real-time awareness of the near-Earth meteoroid environment by publishing orbits of all observed meteors from all around the globe every morning.
Observing meteor showers, computing their flux, mass indices and orbits to constrain meteor shower prediction models.
Observing meteorite producing fireballs to increase the number of meteorites with know orbits (only ~50 circa 2021, more info: http://www.meteoriteorbits.info/) and help constrain meteorite source regions.
When the US-based SkyHub organisation regrettably closed down in August 2021, enthusiastic former community members wanted to keep the project and the valuable exchange within the community alive. Therefore, in October 2021, we, a group of European astronomers, software developers and hardware engineers, founded Sky360 as a non-profit NGO association, registered in Austria.
We want to provide a community platform, tools and support to all people interested in observing the skies for stars, meteors, satellites, planes, drones, weather phenomena, birds, UAPs or anything else that happens in our atmosphere and low Earth orbit. We already support the Discord channel the UAP Tracking Forum for the community of UAP trackers with over 900 members and more communities to come in the future. Together with and for the community we develop hardware and software for a 24/7 citizen sky observatory that can detect, track, identify and analyze any aerial phenomena and yet is still affordable for citizens.
Virgo is an easy-to-use open-source spectrometer and radiometer based on Python and GNU Radio (GR) that is conveniently applicable to any radio telescope working with a GR-supported software-defined radio (SDR). In addition to data acquisition, Virgo also carries out automated analysis of the recorded samples, producing an averaged spectrum, a calibrated spectrum, a dynamic spectrum (waterfall), a time series (power vs time) and a total power distribution plot.
Lastly, an important set of utilities is provided to observers, making the package for a great tool for planning (radio) observations, estimating the system sensitivity of an instrument, and many more.
CygnusRFI is an easy-to-use open-source Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) analysis tool, based on Python and GNU Radio Companion (GRC) that is conveniently applicable to any ground station/radio telescope working with a GRC-supported software-defined radio (SDR). In addition to data acquisition, CygnusRFI also carries out automated analysis of the recorded data, producing a series of averaged spectra covering a wide range of frequencies of interest. CygnusRFI is built for ground station operators, radio astronomers, amateur radio operators and anyone who wishes to get an idea of how "radio-quiet" their environment is, using inexpensive instruments like SDRs.
The CLI tool is used to set up scanning runs. Data is graphed as output.
Maybe make a bot out of this?
A point-in-time simulation of the position of the planets in the solar system, based upon date and time. Also calculates the ephemera for the planets at that point in time.