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Installation on Windows

Instructions to install the binaries on a Windows system

It is possible to install the Cartes du Ciel-SkyChart version 3.0 over a full Windows version 2.76 in the same directory, and run the Cartes du Ciel-SkyChart 2.76 version apart from the 3.0 version. But you can also install the 3.0 version of Cartes du Ciel-SkyChart only.

Run the installer file skychart_3.xxxxx.exe, to install Cartes du Ciel-SkyChart in your prefered directory (i.e. C:\Program Files\Ciel)

At any time you can start the version 3 with skychart.exe, or the 2.76 version with ciel.exe


Telescope drivers

Only a limited number of telescopes are natively supported.
To work with the full range of telescope models you need to install the ASCOM platform and the required telescope drivers.

Video recording

Video recording require the ffmpeg software.

You can get a ready to install version for Windows from a number of places:

You can install the files anywhere you want, but be sure to set the location of ffmpeg.exe in the menu Setup / Date-Time / Animation.

en/documentation/installation_on_windows.txt · Last modified: 2015/11/06 20:43 (external edit)