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2012-Oct-11, 02:08 PM
Hi, I'm an Android developer and I would like to create an Astronomy app with a database with all astronomical object (with most useful information and a link to wiki) with a friendly interface. Does anyone know where can I find a free astronomical database? A resource with some typical astronomical algorithms would be nice too.

I got this idea to make an App for Android with the following features:
- Full catalog of NGC and IC objects, planets and double stars
- Realtime conversion from equatorial to horizontal coordinates
- Filtering by subsets of the 2 mentioned catalogs (Messier, Herschel 400, Caldwell, etc)
- Create observing lists
- Observation logs (generating history associated with the objects)

If you have a suggestion with other features, post here!!!
Thanks Shedo!!!

2012-Oct-11, 07:26 PM
Hi shedo, there are some links to astronomy resources in the Ice Investigators Resource Library (http://cosmoquest.org/Ice_Investigators:_Resource_Library). I hope that helps a bit.

Welcome to the forum!

2012-Oct-12, 09:57 AM
thanks for you reply!
this resources are very helpful but they collects only informations about small objects of the solar system. Where can I find one or more downloadable databases (or other open resources) collecting informations about:
- objects in the solar system
- stars
- deep sky objects

thanks a lot

2012-Oct-16, 05:18 PM
try looking over at http://www.stellarium.org/ I believe the collections they use are free/open

2013-Dec-26, 12:20 PM
Yes dalvist is right stellarium is good resource, you will find astronomical database from there try it.

2014-Jan-18, 04:04 AM
thanks =)