kStars 3.7.0

KStars is free, open source, cross-platform Astronomy Software. It provides an accurate graphical simulation of the night sky, from any location on Earth, at any date and time. The display includes up to 100 million stars, 13,000 deep-sky objects,all 8 planets, the Sun and Moon, and thousands of comets, asteroids, supernovae, and satellites. For students and teachers, it supports adjustable simulation speeds in order to view phenomena that happen over long timescales, the KStars Astrocalculator to predict conjunctions, and many common astronomical calculations. For the amateur astronomer, it provides an observation planner, a sky calendar tool, and an FOV editor to calculate field of view of equipment and display them. Find out interesting objects in the "What's up Tonight" tool, plot altitude vs. time graphs for any object, print high-quality sky charts, and gain access to lots of information and resources to help you explore the universe! Included with KStars is Ekos astrophotography suite, a complete astrophotography solution that can control all INDI devices including numerous telescopes, CCDs, DSLRs, focusers, filters, and a lot more. Ekos supports highly accurate tracking using online and offline astrometry solver, autofocus and autoguiding capabilities, and capture of single or multiple images using the powerful built in sequence manager.

Tags astronomy planetarium
License Mixed
State initial

Recent Releases

3.7.002 Apr 2024 06:05 major bugfix: 4236bcd19 2024-03-28 Jasem Mutlaq For partial object name search, exact flag should be passed down and a partial search should take place 405707024 2024-03-28 Jasem Mutlaq Correct the dark subtraction tooltip 47ad9418f 2024-03-27 Hy Murveit sky background color a037f 2024-03-26 Jasem Mutlaq i18n in adaptive focus A173256f6 2024-03-26 Jasem Mutlaq file URL 000cf2625 2024-03-26 John Evans Focus Advisor Phase 3 F201544fa 2024-03-25 Toni Schriber Expand check for initial rotator angle to IPS_OK IPS_IDLE C1b4d0167 2024-03-22 Hy Murveit Add options to increase the size that the Sun and Moon are rendered. Cd12445f3 2024-03-23 Jasem Mutlaq in loading sequence and scheduler files 50fb264d3 2024-03-22 Akarsh Simha a few things in the Views feature D8601bf1b 2024-03-21 Hy Murveit Generate job capture summary 5f9ce4a30 2024-03-19 Wolfgang Reissenberger captured frames counting 40f1d87fd 2024-03-19 Akarsh Simha Introduce Views: A way to quickly reorient the sky-map to match the view through an instrument 8fa465627 2024-03-18 Wolfgang Reissenberger Update test cases after settings refactoring 20536ddae 2024-03-18 John Evans Focus Passes R2 Check Fail details to Analyze 82a81b7e2 2024-03-18 Jasem Mutlaq Use job instead of state 80816c8dc 2024-03-18 Jasem Mutlaq Restore limit settings 4eccc0784 2024-03-18 Hy Murveit Move to train-based storage for stand-alone esq editor 75ba2881d 2024-02-04 Eric Dejouhanet feat(ci): KDE CI pipelines for linux, android and win32, fortify. 949f050b0 2024-03-17 John Evans Turn off Focus Advisor Defaulting for New Ops 6c61d2c3e 2024-03-17 Yuri Chornoivan minor typo Ab18ac1c4 2024-03-16 John Evans Focus Overscan Delay C721828bb 2024-03-16 John Evans Filter Manager Button in Capture C5490eb8c 2024-03-16 John Evans Focus Framing on Filter Change 18e59ff02 2024-03-16 J
3.6.901 Feb 2024 10:25 minor bugfix: E6285e15c 2024-01-30 John Evans In Sequence HFR Check e2b4bb982 2024-01-28 Jasem Mutlaq possible crash when disconnecting devices where we have pending properties 246836cda 2024-01-27 Yuri Chornoivan minor typos 8f9102b14 2024-01-26 Jasem Mutlaq Add Train reset 145597bca 2024-01-26 Hy Murveit Simplify moon separation test Fb7717365 2024-01-26 John Evans Donut Buster - Phase 1 6193ab3e6 2024-01-23 Jasem Mutlaq Add one more check for client manager, but it should exist by this point 2d63b2fe6 2024-01-21 Jasem Mutlaq minor in port selector where connection status is not updated per device 44e743715 2024-01-22 John Evans CFZ Step Size Precision to 3dp 38612eaa8 2024-01-21 Toni Schriber Add capture time delay estimate for rotator movements Bc0d0f7e0 2024-01-21 Toni Schriber overhaul "differential slewing" B21f5ed2f 2024-01-21 Jasem Mutlaq driver labels 4f1532fe3 2024-01-21 Hy Murveit Simplify variance calculation Ebee2551c 2024-01-20 John Evans Focus: Small tweaks as requested by forum user E697a1a86 2024-01-20 Yuri Chornoivan minor typos 9e20246b5 2024-01-20 Jasem Mutlaq INDI Driver sync Ee2923bdb 2024-01-11 Ian Jessen Added camera data for Player One Astronomy Saturn-C and Poseidon-C 51b3f1892 2024-01-19 John Evans In Sequence HFR Check Refactor 74186b331 2024-01-19 Antoni Bella PΓ©rez l10n : and improves A3c404394 2024-01-17 Jasem Mutlaq Account for actual exposure time in the focus timeout D3889e4e9 2024-01-15 Hy Murveit small in sequencejob save 47e7a0a6f 2024-01-15 Hy Murveit Added handbook section on editing the scheduler queue while running, and on. 4ec204cf3 2024-01-15 Hy Murveit Create standalone editor for editing and saving.esq files. 6d38e124d 2024-01-13 Jasem Mutlaq focus setAllSetting not merging settings as in other modules 5b6cd4ebe 2024-01-13 Wolfgang Reis
3.6.829 Dec 2023 15:37 minor bugfix: b92ee12e8 2023-12-01 Jasem Mutlaq INDI drivers sync e3e305a17 2023-12-01 John Evans Aberration Inspector Handbook Update 9aa0227e2 2023-12-01 John Evans Focus Guide Settle Bug fd55f8939 2023-12-01 John Evans Scheduler hangs when Focus does not signal Autofocus start failure a610e357c 2023-12-01 Joseph McGee Fixed a problem that prevented the exposure calculator file download function from finding new camera data files in github. 6bbb21618 2023-12-01 Toni Schriber Revise differential slewing 08c25289f 2023-11-30 Yuri Chornoivan Fix minor typo 323adaebb 2023-11-30 Yuri Chornoivan Fix minor typos 9d32a738e 2023-11-29 Jasem Mutlaq Send INDI status 9da16320f 2023-11-29 Joseph McGee Update handbook Ekos Capture to include docs for Exposure Calculator. Add... 097cc6c70 2023-11-28 Hy Murveit Bugfix in one-pulse dither.