Hi, Am now using Kstars and Ekos, but is there a complete guide to this software, maybe one I can download and print out to form a reference book of some sort. 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. (part of the KStars Handbook accessible through the Help menu). • Set the time ahead by a couple years to see the effects of precession.
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Jason Harris kstars 30doradus. 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 jstars date and time. The display includes up to million stars, 13, deep-sky objects,all 8 planets, the Sun and Moon, and thousands handnook 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.
The KStars Handbook
Find out interesting objects in the “What’s up Tonight” tool, plot altitude vs. HiPS all-sky progressive overlay provide stunning views from numerous surveys spanning the whole electromagnetic spectrum.
Ekos supports highly accurate tracking using online and offline astrometry solver, autofocus and autoguiding capabilities, hadbook capture of single or multiple images using the powerful built in sequence manager.
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Command-Line mode for Image Generation 7.
Questions and Answers 9. Credits and License Index.
List of Tables 3. Deep-sky objects Catalogues 7. INDI State color code.