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I wrote a free program that changes the Windows wallpaper to Geos 16 (Earth color) and SDO (Sun) images every 10 minutes depending on what you select.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 10:32 AM

Just uploaded version v.48

 

No longer requires you to install openssl for sun images.

 

I wrote a free program that changes the Windows wallpaper to Geos 16 (Earth color) and SDO (Sun) images every 10 minutes depending on what you select.

I call it Spacegetti

Give it a try, to download click the link below and the downward pointing arrow on the site.

 

https://drive.google...Wi1rczBEZzhUYTA

A few notes:

If you run it and the Earth image from Geos 16 does not pop up on your wallpaper right away, it maybe because the server is busy processing the image from the satellite, or the site is overwhelmed just be patient and it will appear as soon as it is available.

When you minimize it, it will go to the task tray as an Earth icon, right click on it and select Show.

It installs to the windows startup folder so it will start when you login.


Please leave me comments or suggestions on how to improve it.

Enjoy!


Edited by vonskie, 23 August 2017 - 07:17 PM.


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 07:16 PM

Just uploaded v .48

 

https://drive.google...Wi1rczBEZzhUYTA



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 06:59 PM

Just uploaded v.49

 

https://drive.google...Wi1rczBEZzhUYTA



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Posted 25 August 2017 - 01:17 AM

Just uploaded v.50

 

Added telescope calculator

 

https://drive.google...Wi1rczBEZzhUYTA


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 08:28 AM

Just uploaded v.51

 

Corrected telescope calculator math statement

 

https://drive.google...Wi1rczBEZzhUYTA


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 09:16 AM

Just uploaded v.52

 

Added error handling to telescope calculator

 

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 09:37 AM

Just uploaded v .53

 

Error handling change

 

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 11:07 AM

Ver .54 improved error handling

 

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 10:13 PM

Ver .55 Option to resize image to screen size proportionally

 

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 05:52 AM

Ver .56 

 

Higher quality resample when resizing

 

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 06:50 AM

Ver .57

 

Resample quality tweaked

 

https://drive.google...Wi1rczBEZzhUYTA



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Posted 27 August 2017 - 08:37 PM

Ver .58 a few code tweaks

 

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 10:52 PM

I am thinking about things to add to the program, I added a telescope performance calculator.

I was thinking about adding moon phases, however; the code to do so that I have is in java and pretty complex so it would take me awhile to convert it to Pascal... So I am not sure it would be worth the effort...

So I have a question for you all what would be useful to add to the program that most astronomy hobbyist would use?



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Posted 03 September 2017 - 06:03 PM

Just uploaded v.61

 

Added band_16 images

 

Smarter when talking to the server via json at figuring out the latest images date and times.

 

https://drive.google...Wi1rczBEZzhUYTA



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Posted 04 September 2017 - 08:01 PM

Just uploaded v.62

 

Added the option to draw a world map over the earth image that way at night or the band  16 images you know where land stops and starts.

 

https://drive.google...Wi1rczBEZzhUYTA



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Posted 04 September 2017 - 08:30 PM

Just uploaded v.63

 

Added more information for gets

 

 

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 09:44 PM

Just uploaded v.64

 

Clear map resouce when done

 

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 09:56 PM

Just uploaded v.65

 

Tweak to code when freeing map resource

 

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 10:06 PM

Just uploaded v.66

 

More code tweaks to freeing resouces after they are used

 

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 10:24 PM

Just uploaded v.67

 

Small cosmetic change

 

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 11:23 PM

Just uploaded v.68

 

Remove UTC timestamp from sun image as it already has one

 

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 03:33 PM

Just uploaded v.69

 

Swapped band 16 to band 13 10.3 um the ones forecasters use

 

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 08:07 PM

Just uploaded v.70

 

Overlay maps change from time to time due to satellite movement, so I get the latest overlay maps to over lay on the earth images.

 

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 10:28 PM

Just uploaded v.73

 

Found memory leak in resize function (fixed)

 

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 10:43 AM

Example wallpaper

 

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