Friday, March 23, 2012

Hobbyist Astronomer Develops App Used for Hubble Space Telescope

Published 01:35 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, 2012
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Created with Real Studio, AstroPlanner now used by more than 5,000 astronomers
Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 21, 2012 

Real Software, creator of cross-platform software development tools, today announced that its product, Real Studio, was used to create AstroPlanner, an application used by more than 5,000 astronomers. Because of the application, astronomers at the University of Toronto have streamlined observation planning for the Hubble Space Telescope. In addition, astronomers in the US and Australia automated extragalactic supernova search efforts using robotic telescopes.
AstroPlanner was developed in just six short months after Paul Rodman, an amateur astronomer discovered there were very few astronomy applications for Macs. As a former computer scientist, Paul had worked with other programming to compile applications to his Mac, but felt most of them were too time consuming. He was looking for a cross-platform application and after learning about Real Studio online, Paul was sold.



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