Sky Map Alternatives for Linux

    Sky Map is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Stellarium, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Sky Map and six of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Sky Map are Gaia Sky (Free, Open Source), KStars (Free, Open Source), Cartes du Ciel (Skychart) (Free, Open Source) and Aciqra (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 16, 2020

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com
      Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.
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      Almost everyone thinks Stellarium is a great alternative to Sky Map.
    1. Gaia Sky is a real-time, 3D, astronomy visualisation software that runs on Windows, Linux and OS X.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • KDE
      KStars is a Desktop Planetarium for KDE. It provides an accurate graphical simulation of the night sky, from any location on Earth, at any date and time.
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    2. This program enables you to draw sky charts, making use of the data in 16 catalogs of stars and nebulae. In addition the position of planets, asteroids and comets are shown.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Aciqra (uh-SEE-kruh) is a free and open source virtual sky map and planetarium which tracks and displays astronomical bodies including planets, nebulae and stars to an accuracy of a fraction of a degree for thousands of years into both the future and the past.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 2.3.2, released in July 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      Aladin is an interactive sky atlas allowing the user to visualize digitized astronomical images or full surveys, superimpose entries from astronomical catalogues or databases, and interactively access related data and information from the Simbad database, the VizieR service and...
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