Rust Astronomy

Open-source Rust projects categorized as Astronomy

Top 5 Rust Astronomy Projects

  • astro-rust

    Astronomical algorithms in Rust

  • aladin-lite

    An astronomical HiPS visualizer in the browser

    Project mention: James Webb & The Two Micron All Sky Survey - J-H-K bands (2MASS color) of Herbig-Haro 211. | /r/jameswebbdiscoveries | 2023-09-16

    2MASS colored

  • InfluxDB

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  • rust-sun

    A Rust library for calculating sun positions

  • astro-rs

    Astronomy utils written in Rust

    Project mention: License Adherence Help | /r/opensource | 2023-03-21

    I'm working on a pure Rust approximation of astropy. Up til now, I was able to recreate the intent by looking at an external API, but I'm moving on to functionality that I don't understand enough to implement without basically copying the code. Astropy uses the BSD-3 license, and it wraps the ERFA library which uses a custom license. My project currently uses the MIT license. My PR is here - my question is have I attributed everything correctly, or is there anything I need to change for everything to be above-board?

  • ascom-alpaca-rs

    Cross-platform Rust library for the ASCOM Alpaca API for astronomy devices

    Project mention: Cross-platform Rust library for the ASCOM Alpaca API for astronomy devices | /r/rust | 2023-06-24
  • Onboard AI

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NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-09-16.

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Project Stars
1 astro-rust 246
2 aladin-lite 85
3 rust-sun 45
4 astro-rs 12
5 ascom-alpaca-rs 9
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