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Desktop planetarium for KDE

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.


User 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



version 16.12.0 (stable)
released on 9 December 2016

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Janet Casey

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14 December 2001

Leaders and contributors

Jason Harris Maintainer
Alex Mondshain Contributor
Martin Piskernig Contributor
Vincent Jagot Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=22914
Bug TrackingVCS Repository Webviewhttp://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id-22914&atid=376945
HelpMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/kstars-announce
DeveloperMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/kstars-devel
SupportMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/kstars-users
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/kstars

Software prerequisites

Required to useKDE
Required to buildkdelibs-devel
Required to buildXFree86-devel
Required to buildzlib-devel
Required to buildlibqt2-devel

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 21 February 2018.


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