Messiggy is a software that contains database of celestial objects.
Version: 0.5.0Messiggy is a software that contains database of celestial objects, as cataloged by the French astronomer Charles Messier in the mid-18th century.
Operating System: Linux
Messeir was a comet hunter, and the objects in his list -- galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters -- were often mistaken for comets by astronomers of his time. Messier's list contains many of the most beautiful objects in the heavens.
From the glorius Andromeda galaxy to the wispy delights of the Trifid Nebula, these celestial visions are often part of the "Messier Marathon", a personal contest to view all 110 objects in a single night.
This version of Messiggy is a beta release. Select an object from the main panel, and the program will display an informational window describing the object. Future versions will include:
Annotations attach observation notes and images (yours, or someone else's) to a Messier Object.
Future versions of Messigy will plot several types of star charts.
A tool for organizing and recording a Messier Marathon.
The final releases of Messiggy will support interfaces in languages other than English. Given the talents of my lovely wife, the initial version will likely include a Spanish translation.
As always, I'm open to suggestions.