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Starry Night (series) Alternatives for Linux

Starry Night (series) 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 Starry Night (series) and six of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Starry Night (series) are Gaia Sky, KStars, Cartes du Ciel (Skychart) and Aladin.

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    Stellarium

    • 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.

    ⚫︎ PortableStellarium can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    The dance of the planets above ESO headquarters, near Munich.
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    Gaia Sky

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Gaia Sky is a real-time, 3D, astronomy visualisation software that runs on Windows, Linux and OS X.

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    KStars

    • 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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    KStars showing the constellation of Orion
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    Cartes du Ciel (Skychart)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    Moon rise with flattenning by the atmospheric refraction
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    Aladin

    • 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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    Aciqra

    • 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.

    ⚫︎ PortableAciqra can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

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

    C/2012 S1 (ISON) rising in the morning.
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