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Spin Name

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.



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.

User Experience

  • 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

  • Kickstart File: [1]

ISO Name / FS Label

  • ISO name: Fedora-$release-$arch-Live-Astronomy
  • FS-Label: Fedora-$release-$arch-Astronomy


  • Fedora KDE Spin


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Spin description

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.


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Need help using Fedora Astronomy?

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

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Help via Email

Users and developers are also available on the Astronomy List

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