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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 [http://www.astromatic.net/ 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.
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Fedora Astronomy brings a complete open source toolchain to both amateur and professional astronomers. The Spin provides the Fedora KDE desktop enhanced with a complete scientific Python environment and the [http://www.astromatic.net/ 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.
  
 
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Revision as of 08:42, 25 April 2016

Astronomy Spin

Summary

A Fedora Spin providing a complete toolchain for both amateur and professional astronomers.

Owner

Current status

Detailed Description

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.

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).

Scope

  • Proposal owners: Implement this Change.
  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Release engineering: Add spin to spin-kickstarts, ensure spin has been tested, and release with rest of spins
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

How To Test

Test booting and usage of live media, installation from live medium, and resulting installed system.

User Experience

Users will have a new option for trying and installing Fedora. Astronomers will get a ready-to-work installation.

Dependencies

  • Fedora KDE Spin
  • Trademark approval from Fedora Council is required (has been approved).

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks product? N/A

Documentation

Plans

Spins Page

Name and Location

"Astronomy Lab" on [1]

Slogan

Explore the Outer Space

Spin description

Fedora Astronomy brings a complete open 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.

Screenshot

Astronomy Spin with Celestia and KStars

Download tab

Default

Support tab

Need help using Fedora Astronomy?

Help via Chat General help is available in irc channel #fedora-astronomy on irc.freenode.net.

For help using IRC, please visit the Fedora IRC how-to

Help via Email

Users and developers are also available on the Astronomy List

General help with Fedora is available on the Fedora users' mailing list at [users@lists.fedoraproject.org https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/users]. For guidance on how to interact on Fedora mailing lists, please review the Fedora Mailing List Guidelines.

Custom branding

None