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 +====== SkyChart / Cartes du Ciel ====== 
 + 
 +====== Free software to draw sky charts ====== 
 + 
 +** For use with Linux, Windows, Mac OS X **\\ 
 + 
 + ​{{:​stars.jpg?​nolink|}}  
 + 
 + 
 +Look at the [[en:news:start|News]] and [[en:​documentation:​start|Documentation]] for more information about this version. 
 + 
 +[[en:​Download]] the current stable version or the [[http://​sourceforge.net/​projects/​skychart/​files/​0-beta/​|last beta version]] and please report any problem [[http://​www.ap-i.net/​mantis/​|here]]. 
 + 
 + 
 +====== Description:​ ====== 
 +This program enables you to draw sky charts, making use of the data 
 +in many catalogs of stars and nebulae. 
 +In addition the position of planets, asteroids and comets are shown. 
 + 
 +The purpose of this program is to prepare 
 +different sky maps for a particular observation. 
 +A large number of parameters help you to choose specifically or automatically 
 +which catalogs to use, the colour and the dimension of stars and nebulae, 
 +the representation of planets, the display of labels and coordinate grids, 
 +the superposition of pictures, the condition of visibility and more. 
 +All these features make this celestial atlas more complete than a conventional 
 +planetarium. ​  
 + 
 +====== License: ====== 
 + 
 +The software itself is released under the [[en:​documentation:​software_license|GPL]] license. 
 + 
 +The different catalog data are generally public domain but an acknowledgment to the original catalog author is require if you use this data for your research. 
 + 
 +You are free to use any chart or print produced by the program for any use, commercial or not (blog, web publication,​ printed book,...). You can mention Skychart and link to this page, but this is not required.  
 + 
 + 
 +====== Want to help? ====== 
 + 
 +You can help the project in different way, no need to be a programmer.\\ 
 +  * Help other user by responding to question on the [[https://​groups.io/​g/​skychart|maillist]].  
 +  * Improve the [[contribute|program documentation]]. 
 +  * Improve the program [[translations|translation]] in your language. 
 +  * We also welcome and appreciate your [[https://​sourceforge.net/​p/​skychart/​donate/​|donations]] to help us with the costs of maintaining the web server and the compilation infrastructure. 
 + 
 +====== Credit: ====== 
 + 
 +{{:​lazarus.jpg?​nolink|}} Cartes du Ciel Version 3 use [[http://​www.lazarus-ide.org|Lazarus/​FreePascal]] compiler and the following component : 
 + 
 +{{:​libsql.png?​nolink|}} The [[http://​sourceforge.net/​projects/​libsql|Libsql]] component to access the SQLite and MySQL database. 
 + 
 +{{:​synapse_logo.gif?​nolink|}} Synapse TCP/IP library, by Lukas Gebauer http://​www.ararat.cz/​synapse/​ 
 + 
 +EnhEdits by Paul Warren. 
 + 
 +XML Parser http://​destructor.de/​xmlparser . 
 + 
 +If a JPL ephemeris file DExxx cannot be found, the planets calculation between -3000 and +3000 is based o­n plan404 by [[http://​www.moshier.net/​index.html|Steve Moshier]]. 
 + 
 + 
 +====== Links ====== 
 +[[http://​www.mikehotka.com/​DAS/​index.htm|{{:​deepsky_bannercolor.jpg|}}]]\\ 
 +[[http://​www.mikehotka.com/​DAS/​index.htm|Deepsky Astronomy Software]] is a very good planner software that [[http://​www.mikehotka.com/​DAS/​cartes.htm|integrate]] with Cartes du Ciel.\\ 
 +You can now [[http://​www.mikehotka.com/​DAS/​masterdownload.htm|get the full software and data]] for free.  
 + 
 +[[http://​science-all.com/​sakychart-documentation-be.html|Belorussian FAQ translation]] 
 + 
 + 
 +Still using Win95/​98/​Me?​ This version do not work on this systems. The old version 2.76 that run o­nly with Windows is still available [[http://​www.stargazing.net/​astropc/​oldversion/​download.html|here]] but no more maintained.  
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