KStars is a graphical desktop planetarium. It plots the positions of stars, constellations, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and planets in the night sky for any date, from any location on Earth. The display can be panned and zoomed, and it can even identify and track objects as they move across the sky. KStars is highly configurable, you can control what objects are displayed, and with what colors. Images of any part of the sky can be downloaded from online databases. Our plan is to make KStars an interactive tool for learning about astronomy and the night sky.
DocumentationUser guide available in HTML format from http://kstars.sourceforge.net/handbook/index.html; User guide available as a tarball from http://kstars.sourceforge.net/kstarsdocs.tar.gz
released on 14 December 2001
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv2orlater||Janet Casey||14 December 2001|
Leaders and contributors
Resources and communication
|Developer||Mailing List Info/Archive||http://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/kstars-devel|
|Support||Mailing List Info/Archive||http://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/kstars-users|
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||http://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=22914|
|Bug Tracking||VCS Repository Webview||http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id-22914&atid=376945|
|Help||Mailing List Info/Archive||http://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/kstars-announce|
|Required to build||zlib-devel|
|Required to build||libqt2-devel|
|Required to use||KDE|
|Required to build||kdelibs-devel|
|Required to build||XFree86-devel|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 16 May 2005.
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