Welcome to the kAstrHorloge (aka "KStar'sTime") page !

    KAstrHorloge is an astronomy software for Linux & KDE.

KAstrHorloge is provided with a 10000 stars database. For any of these stars or planets, the software can compute its position in the sky of your observation site. It displays the object location both in a map and in terms of coordinates (alpha and delta)

For each star or planet, you can add your own comments (for example, some physical data, or observation comments) and even a CCD image of the object !

All functions of KAstrHorloge are intuitive and easily accessible, so you can use this software without reading the doc !

Good observations !


How to download this software

    Karchiver is a free software, releaded under the GNU General Public Licence, version 2 or later.

    If you accept this licence, download KAstrHorloge .


How to install the software

  1.     First uncompress KAstrHorloge: tar -zvxf kastrhorloge-2.0.1.tar.gz
  2.     In the directory created, type ./configure --prefix=/usr
  3.     Then compile with typing make
  4.     Install the software: make install (being root user)
  5.     After restarting the "K" menu, an entry should appear in the Utilities section

    NB: an ix86 binary is provided, in RPM format, so just launch kpackage (included in KDE), and drop kastrhorloge.i586.rpm. Perhaps you should uncheck "check dependancy". Otherwise, launch the Mandrake package manager, rpmdrake, click on configure, enter the directory where the rpm is, then avaible, and at least install.


    This software is intented to the "K" Desktop Environment (KDE) . You need it for this program work (v1.1 or perfer at least version 2.0.1 or sup.).
    To compile the software, you need the development version of the  QT library  (go to the download section, then free edition, v > 1.4xor > v2.2.1). It should be incuded with your Linux distribution (RedHat, Mandrake ... )
    Please note the versions for KDE1.x and KDE2.x are not compatibles !


    A complete documentation is included in html format, just click on the help menu in the software. You can also take a look at the Changelog

Have fun with KAstrHorloge !