A Fedora Spin providing a complete toolchain for both amateur and professional astronomers.
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).
- 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)
- Trademark approval: Approved
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.
Users will have a new option for trying and installing Fedora. Astronomers will get a ready-to-work installation.
- Fedora KDE Spin
- Trademark approval from Fedora Council is required (has been approved).
- 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
Name and Location
"Astronomy Lab" on 
Explore the Outer Space
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.
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 [firstname.lastname@example.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.