Fedora Astronomy Spin
The goal is to create a Live media spin containing a set of tools for astronomers and astrophysicists. This includes observatory control as well as scientific data analysis and astrophotography.
- Name: Christian Dersch
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In both amateur and professional astronomy and astrophysics Linux is a very popular operating system. More and more data analysis is performed using Python, especially the astropy project is a quite new effort providing a professional toolchain. The Astronomy Spin provides a complete scientific Python environment (2 and 3) as well as the AstrOmatic software. For observational astronomy, KStars provides a complete solution for astrophotography using the INDI library. In addition to an astronomical collection of packages the spin also adds a menu for astronomy to make work more comfortable.
- Powerful completely open-source and free tool for amateurs and professionals.
Benefit to Fedora
At the moment, there is no such distribution which offers a set of professional open-source tools for astronomers and astrophysicists and Fedora is very popular in astronomers' environment (that it is strongly linux-based).
- Kickstart File: 
ISO Name / FS Label
- ISO name: Fedora-$release-$arch-Live-Astronomy
- FS-Label: Fedora-$release-$arch-Astronomy
- Fedora KDE Spin
Explore the Outer Space
Fedora Astronomy brings a complete ioen source toolchain to both amateur and professional astronomers. The Spin provides the Fedora KDE desktop enhanced with a complete scientific Python environment and the AstrOmatic software for data analysis. KStars was added to provide a full featured astrophotography tool. As KStars uses the INDI library to control equipment, various telescopes, cameras etc. are supported. Summarized, Fedora Astronomy provides a complete set of software, from the observation planning to the final results.
Will follow soon
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