KStars is a Desktop Planetarium for KDE. KStars application provides an accurate graphical simulation of the night sky, from any location on Earth, at any date and time.
The display includes 130,000 stars, 13,000 deep-sky objects,all 8 planets, the Sun and Moon, and thousands of comets and asteroids.
This is the version of KStars for KDE-3.5.2. If you already have the kdeedu-3.5.2 package installed, then you do not need this.
- KStars: New Features in KDE 4.2:
- The KStars team joins in the celebration of the International Year of Astronomy with the release of version 1.5.0 along with KDE 4.2, seeing a whole host of new features. We hope that KStars will help achieve the mission of IYA 2009 - to take astronomy to the masses, at all levels. Hope you enjoy the features!
- 100 million stars - Keep zooming in!:
- Are you one of those amateurs with a humongous telescope or do you own an observatory that you'd want to use KStars with? KStars can now load 100 million stars without consuming any more memory than before!
- We now provide the brightest 100 million stars from the USNO NOMAD Catalog, going down to mag 16 as an optional download. To download this, select 'Download New Data' from the File Menu and choose to install 'USNO NOMAD Catalog (Part)'. You could adjust the star density by using a simple slider in the Configuration dialog. Happy observing!
- KStars with the 100 million star catalog:
- LMC and SMC: