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Software

Skychart 4.2.1
37-56 MB
Nov 24 2019
The Skychart software version 4.2.1 with basic catalog data, documentation and translation.

Take a look at the installation procedure for your platform, specifically if you want to upgrade from Windows 32bit version to the 64bit version.

On Linux you must also install the required package libpasastro

Also upgrade the catalog below to take advantage of the new versions.
Beta version
Development version The unstable version if you are interested to test the latest features

Additional Catalog

Stars catalogs

Windows setup
Windows zip
Mac
Linux Deb
Linux RPM
Linux tar
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Sourceforge

55-72 MB
Mar 19 2017
This files install all the standard stars catalog down to magnitude 12, variables and double stars:
Tycho2, GCVS, WDS
Search index for SAO, BD, HD, GC

Contain new format for version 4.0
UCAC4 catalog V2
450MB- 2700MB
Mar 4 2013
This files are an extraction of the UCAC4 star catalog with stars down to magnitude 16.
They contain only a part of the original catalog data. For each star it include: identifier, RA, Dec, magnitude, proper motion, color index.
You can get only the stars visible for you. i.e. a northern hemisphere observer can get only the North and Equator files.
On Windows be careful to not extract the zip files directly in C:\Program Files\Ciel\ as this may pose problem with the user right management.
GAIA DR2 catalog

1.1GB
7.3GB
34GB
Jun 11 2018
This files install the GAIA DR2 star catalog with stars down to magnitude 21.
The Torrent download is more reliable for this big files.
Download the 3 files and extract all in the same directory. You can install only the first file if you want. See this page for more options
On Windows be careful to not extract the rar files directly in C:\Program Files\Ciel\ as this may pose problem with the user right management.
DSO catalogs

Windows setup
Windows zip
Mac
Linux Deb
Linux RPM
Linux tar
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Sourceforge

120MB - 160MB
Mar 19 2017
This file install all the standard nebulae catalog:
NGC, PGC, GCM, GPN, LBN, OCL
including 5 million galaxies from Hyperleda 2017

Contain new format for version 4.0

Pictures

DSO pictures

Windows
Mac
Linux Deb
Linux RPM
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Sourceforge

110-130 MB
March 19 2017
This files install 9700 pictures for object of the SAC and OpenNGC catalog.
New version with better object coordinates from OpenNGC.

After installing this package you need to open the picture setting and click the “Scan directory button”.

More data catalogs:

en/download.txt · Last modified: 2019/11/24 17:31 by pch