Cartes du Ciel is free software released under the terms of the
GNU General Public License
The stable version of Skychart is already included into the packages provided by the Mageia repositories.
To install the software, just use rpmdrake (or using the Mageia Control Center) as shown in the figure below:
To install from a command line terminal, type as root:
or using sudo as a standard user:
sudo urpmi skychart
Some functionalities of Skychart are not available in the rpm provided by Mageia repositories (artificial satellites computation and Iridium flares prediction).
If you need such functionalities please use rpm provided on Skychart homepage.
To save bandwith, starting with Skychart 3.4, offline documentation is provided by a separate package named
skychart-wikidoc. To install it from a command line terminal, type as root:
Only minimal data are include with software package.
You can get RPM files for more stars, nebulae and pictures on the download page.