[GNU Spacechart]

A 3D star-mapping program for GNOME

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Have you ever wanted to see how the stars are distributed in space?

Do you want to know how far Tau Ceti is from Alpha Centauri?

Or how many stars are there within 10 light years of the Sun?

Then this program is for you.

GNU SpaceChart is a program that allows you to see the stars in glorious 3D and rotate them to see them from any point of view. You can also limit which stars you want to see, according to their spectral class and luminosity, and draw links between all stars closer than a certain distance.

GNU SpaceChart works under the GNOME environment. Provided GNOME is present, it's known to work on GNU/Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris 8. If you get it running on other systems, please tell me.



CVS Access

SpaceChart's SourceForge CVS repository can be checked out through anonymous (pserver) CVS with the following instruction set. The module you wish to check out must be specified as the modulename (currently there are two modules available: spacechart and gliese2spacechart). When prompted for a password for anonymous, simply press the Enter key.

cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.spacechart.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/spacechart login
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.spacechart.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/spacechart co modulename

Bugs Reports

If you find a bug in Spacechart, or just have a suggestion for a feature, you can either:



Miguel Coca <mcoca@gnu.org>

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