gstar is a gtk front-end for the starchart program

Version : 0.01
Author(s) : Allin Cottrell (
License : GPL
Website : http://

Installs from Open Source Astronomy for Linux cd 1
Disk space required for installation is 708.08 Kb

After the package is installed it can be accessed using the command



A shortcut will be installed in the KDE/GNOME desktop menu system,
as an entry in the Astronomy submenu


gstar is a gtk front-end for the "starchart" program (originally by Alan Paeth, updated in 1990 by Craig Counterman) which generates high-quality postscript charts of any chosen region of the sky.

The GUI requires that the gtk libraries (>= 1.2.0) be installed. See if you want to know more about gtk.

The postscript generator from the original "starchart" suite is included, in source form, in this package. So are the data files you need to generate the charts, so this package is self-contained.

See the file INSTALL for installation directions. See README in the starchart sub-directory for some more info on the starchart program itself.