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Fedora Astronomy Packages

List of Astronomy packages that are already in Fedora. You can also check proposed packages and refused packages .


Accrete Accrete is a physical simulation of solar system planet formation. This simulation works by modelling a dust cloud around a Sun-like star, injecting a series of masses which collect dust, and form planets by accretion.
Celestia Free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions.
Stellarium Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It is being used in planetarium projectors.
Redmode Switch to and from night red mode.
Planets Planets is a simple interactive program for playing with simulations of planetary systems.
openuniverse OpenUniverse is a solar system simulation.
mars-sim The Mars Simulation Project is a free software Java project to create a simulation of future human settlement of Mars.
orsa ORSA is an interactive tool for scientific grade Celestial Mechanics computations. Asteroids, comets, artificial satellites, Solar and extra-Solar planetary systems can be accurately reproduced, simulated, and analyzed.
Just Moon Just Moon: a moon viewer.

Image processing

ccdciel A free CCD capture software intended for the amateur astronomer.
ds9 Astronomical Data Visualization Application.
gcx Data-reduction tool for CCD photomet.
MuniPack MuniPack is a CCD photometry package developed by Filip Hroch under and for Linux.
opticalraytracer Utility that analyzes systems of lenses.
SAOimage SAOimage (pronounced S-A-0-image) is a utility for displaying astronomical images in the X11 window environment.
Siril Siril is an astronomical image processing software for Linux.
swarp SWarp is a program that resamples and co-adds together FITS images using any arbitrary astrometric projection defined in the WCS standard.
wcstools Software utilities to display and manipulate the WCS of a FITS image.


gpredict Gpredict is a real-time satellite tracking and orbit prediction application.
xvarstar XVarStar is a astronomical program written for variable star observers, and is used for searching GCVS catalogue.
corrida Meteorites archiver.

Star charts

KStars The display includes 130,000 stars, 13,000 deep-sky objects,all 8 planets, the Sun and Moon, and thousands of comets and asteroids.
spacechart A 3D star-mapping program.
messigy Messiggy is a database of celestial objects, as cataloged by the French astronomer Charles Messier in the mid-18th century.
Cartes du Ciel/SkyChart A software to draw chart of the night sky for the amateur astronomer from a bunch of stars and nebulae catalogs.

Data processing

Nightfall Nightfall is an astronomy application for fun, education, and science. It can produce animated views of eclipsing binary stars, calculate synthetic lightcurves and radial velocity curves, and eventually determine the best-fit model for a given set of observational data of an eclipsing binary star system
Rmap Rmap is a package that will allow you to generate images of the earth from a distance or fairly zoomed.
Sextractor SExtractor is a program that builds a catalogue of objects from an astronomical image.
StarPlot StarPlot is a program for Unix that allows you to view charts of the relative 3-dimensional positions of stars in space.
xstar N-body simulator
jday A simple command to convert calendar dates to julian dates. Quite useful in timing situations where you need elapsed time between dates.
Cloudy Spectral synthesis code to simulate conditions in interstellar matter.
GGobi GGobi is a data visualization system for viewing high-dimensional data.
GNURadio Gnuradio is a software defined radio framework.
GRC The GNU Radio Companion is a preliminary graphical user interface which allows GNU Radio components to be put together graphically.
boinc-client A platform for distributed computing.
cpl ESO library for automated astronomical data-reduction
extrema Extrema is a powerful visualization and data analysis tool that enables researchers to quickly distill their large, complex data sets into meaningful information.
starlab A package for simulating the evolution of dense stellar systems
funtools Minimal FITS library and utilities
psfex Model the Point Spread Function from FITS images
pp3 Creation of sky charts in Postscript or PDF format
wcslib An implementation of the FITS World Coordinate System standard
radial A simple program for calculating radial velocities of stars in a binary system

Telescope control

indi Instrument Neutral Distributed Interface
indistarter A GUI for controlling local and remote INDI servers
nexcontrol Software to control your Celestron NexStar Telescope
nightview NightView is a software package to control of the SBIG's CCD cameras under Linux. It provides full iterative or batch control of a camera and a filter wheel. It is developed on Monte Boo observatory as a main control software of our camera and telescope. The develop is under GPL so a source code is open for possible changes.


astronomy-bookmarks Fedora astronomy bookmarks.
python-numdisplay Visualize numpy array objects in ds9.
Virtual Planet Atlas An atlas to display planet formations for Mars, Mercury and Venus.