AstroInfo is a new astronomy web application which offers useful information and calculations that can help amateur astronomers in planning their astronomy/astrophotograpy sessions. It also has some additional features and interesting data provided by external web services such as NASA which is updated on a daily basis.
The AstroInfo web app currently supports three languages -English, Croatian and German.
Some of application’s features are:
– extensive information on numerous deep-sky objects
– calculator which converts RA/DEC coordinates to ALT/AZ coordinates
– modern user interface, easy user’s geographical location definition and update by mouse click,
– new astronomy picture of the day
– user definable data such as astronomy stores or locations suitable for astronomy/astrophotography
– current ISS (International space station) real-time data and their visual presentation on a map
You can download AstroInfo here.
Another similar program that just released a new version is AstroGadgets, which is a free Windows desktop program for amateur astronomers that gathers information from various astronomy websites, provides a concise display of essential information and provides pop-up, audible, email or SMS (text message) alerts for events such as International Space Station passes and Planetary KP Index levels (conditions favoring aurora).