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Fedora Astronomy Packages

List of Astronomy packages that are already in Fedora. You can also check proposed packages and refused packages .


Celestia Free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions.
Stellarium Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It is being used in planetarium projectors.
Planets Planets is a simple interactive program for playing with simulations of planetary systems.
orsa ORSA is an interactive tool for scientific grade Celestial Mechanics computations. Asteroids, comets, artificial satellites, Solar and extra-Solar planetary systems can be accurately reproduced, simulated, and analyzed.

Image processing

astrometry Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images.
ccdciel A free CCD capture software intended for the amateur astronomer.
ginga Image Viewer and Toolkit.
Siril Siril is an astronomical image processing software for Linux.
swarp SWarp is a program that resamples and co-adds together FITS images using any arbitrary astrometric projection defined in the WCS standard.
wcstools Software utilities to display and manipulate the WCS of a FITS image.


gpredict Gpredict is a real-time satellite tracking and orbit prediction application.
corrida Meteorites archiver.

Star charts

KStars The display includes 130,000 stars, 13,000 deep-sky objects,all 8 planets, the Sun and Moon, and thousands of comets and asteroids.
messigy Messiggy is a database of celestial objects, as cataloged by the French astronomer Charles Messier in the mid-18th century.
Cartes du Ciel/SkyChart A software to draw chart of the night sky for the amateur astronomer from a bunch of stars and nebulae catalogs.

Data processing

Cloudy Spectral synthesis code to simulate conditions in interstellar matter.
GNURadio Gnuradio is a software defined radio framework.
GRC The GNU Radio Companion is a preliminary graphical user interface which allows GNU Radio components to be put together graphically.
Sextractor SExtractor is a program that builds a catalogue of objects from an astronomical image.
StarPlot StarPlot is a program for Unix that allows you to view charts of the relative 3-dimensional positions of stars in space.
boinc-client A platform for distributed computing.
cpl ESO library for automated astronomical data-reduction
extrema Extrema is a powerful visualization and data analysis tool that enables researchers to quickly distill their large, complex data sets into meaningful information.
healpix Hierarchical Equal Area isoLatitude Pixelization of a sphere.
jday A simple command to convert calendar dates to julian dates. Quite useful in timing situations where you need elapsed time between dates.
psfex Model the Point Spread Function from FITS images
wcslib An implementation of the FITS World Coordinate System standard
radial A simple program for calculating radial velocities of stars in a binary system

Telescope control

indi Instrument Neutral Distributed Interface
indistarter A GUI for controlling local and remote INDI servers
nexcontrol Software to control your Celestron NexStar Telescope
phd2 Telescope guiding software.


calceph Astronomical library to access planetary ephemeris files.
cdsclient Tools to query databases at CDS.