1. Overview

    At Tuparev Technologies we are involved in a wide range of astronomy projects, ranging from software for amateur astronomy, to hardware and observatory development for professionals, through to full-scale industrial programmes. We develop a wide range of in-house software including applications for modern astronomical image processing, pipelines for space situational awareness, and observatory control software. We also provide contract services for external companies looking to enter the astronomy market, upgrade their current software, or to build and manage databases or systems. Our team comprises a mixture of astronomers and software developers, meaning we can cover a wide range of needs and give specialist advice. Our philosophy is that astronomy software should be functional, as efficient as possible, but above all sleek, intuitive and easy to use.

    Our current projects are the development of a system for space situational awareness in partnership with Astrosyteme Austria, finding, consulting and developing modern observatory facilities in countries such as Bulgaria and Armenia, developing a universal astronomy framework and implementing this in applications for working with astronomy data, telescope databases and robotic networks and much more. You can find more details about our astronomy projects and astronomy team, known as the StarCluster team at: https://www.starcluster.app .

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    We provide full services from start to finish for our clients. This can start with advice and services for initial idea brainstorming, wire framing and user design. We can then move to development, prototyping, beta-testing, and full version release of the client's project. Finally, we can help with further and future maintenance of your project. We provide the following services:

    • Full App development
    • App UX design and development
    • Astronomical pipeline development for Unix based systems
    • Back-end services and data storage solutions
    • Front-end services and website development
    • Astronomical or related data analysis
    • Management of observatory systems


    • Handling of astronomical imaging and spectroscopic data
    • Python, Swift, RTML, C++
    • ASCOM and INDI standards
    • XML, JSON, file parsing and conversion
    • Database architecture and administration
    • Knowledge of IRAF and MIDAS software
    • Knowledge of VO tools
    • Astronomical research

    Deployment and support

    We provide support for our clients' systems throughout the entire lifespan of the project. We also offer scalable hosting solutions at multiple sites across Europe.

  2. Remotely Controlled Robotic Astronomical Observatories

    We designed and implemented a reusable software package able to control a large, heterogeneous network of fully and semi-robotic astronomical observatories initially developed to run the MONET network of two 1.2m aperture telescopes, and a small campus siderostat.

    The package is able to handle complex and long running astronomical projects, to support time-accounting between research organisations, and is accessible not only to professional astronomers, but also to amateurs and high-school students.

    The system is able to communicate with notification systems announcing X-ray/Gamma-Ray bursts events, and other astronomical events requiring immediate observation, as well as to exchange information with external astronomical observations scheduling systems (Heterogeneous Telescope Network - HTN).

    The system was developed using Cocoa and WebObjects with the exception of the low-level embedded systems controlling engines and other electronic devices.

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      Key features:

    • Observation scheduler
      Highly complex scheduler, which is self-learning and adaptive to an unpredictable environment (atmospheric changes, urgent astronomical events, etc.). It maintains long-term observation schedule.
    • Observation broker
      The system is trading observations for either equivalent time slots or real money thus helping users minimise their costs and providers fully utilise their facilities.
    • Data archive
      The system provides fully searchable data archive for data acquired by the instruments it controls. User and group access rights as well as data trading is possible.
    • Information portal
      A rich web-based user interface allows complete monitoring of all available instruments, astronomical project planning, creation, submission, and monitoring of observation requests, and comprehensive live-observation mode.
    • One-stop shop for users
      Professional astronomers, amateurs, and high-school students can utilise the system as a single entry point to the entire HTN.
    • High degree of reusability
      The entire software package or separate modules could be deployed with minimal effort to control other observatories or to add HTN connectivity to existing instruments.