Cartes du Ciel is free software released under the terms of the
GNU General Public License
GAIA DR1 September 15 2016
The first GAIA data release is now available and can be used with Skychart
USNO-B1.0 Catalog July 11 2015
You can now download the full USNO-B1.0 catalog for use with Skychart or other software.
Version 3.10 March 29 2014
Wiki update November 13 2013
Change to the Wiki setting regarding the translations.
Version 3.8 March 9 2013
UCAC4 Catalog September 30 2012
A new version of the UCAC catalog is available.
Version 3.6 March 3 2012
The NOMAD catalog November 19 2011
Another “billion stars” catalog to use with Cartes du Ciel
Version 3.4 September 3 2011
This version add some long awaited addition.
Version 3.2 October 10 2010
Finally the stable version is available.
PPMXL Catalog September 12 2010
Want even more stars ?
UCAC3 Catalog October 3 2009
A new catalog ideal for star chart.
Version 3 beta 0.1.6 February 7 2009
Last beta before a stable version.
Version 3 beta 0.1.4 Dec-30-2007
Result of one year of development.
Version 3 beta 0.1.2 Dec-23-2006
Program translation and online pictures.
New web pages Oct-16-2006
The Cartes du Ciel web was changed to help users contributions.
Version 3 beta 0.1.0 Feb-26-2006
First beta version and compiler change, we now use Lazarus / FreePascal!
Version 3 alpha 0.0.9 Nov-27-2005
Improved user interface with more functions
Version 3 alpha 0.0.8 Jun-07-2005
This version add a lot of usability with new menu, button bar and functions.
Version 3 alpha 0.0.7 Jan-23-2005
Improved star display and picture database.
Version 3 alpha 0.0.6 May-26-2004
This version add telescope control.
Version 3 alpha 0.0.5 Jan-06-2004
Add comet database, labels, more printing functions.
Version 3 alpha 0.0.4 Dec-18-2003
This version add the support for an asteroid database.
More catalog for Linux Jun-29-2003
More catalog are now available in ZIP format to allow installation on Linux system.
Version 3 alpha 0.0.3 Jun-29-2003
A new alpha version is now available to play during the Summer.
Version 3 alpha 0.0.2 Jan-13-2003
This new alpha version is now a useable simple planetarium.
The version 3 alpha 0.0.1 is available! Dec-16-2002
This is the first alpha version, the development of the program is still in progress.