Collection of Python scripts to make beautiful deepsky charts in various formats
Fchart3 is a project designed to create high quality astronomical charts. It is written in Python using data from Stellarium, Kstars and HnSky, including 300 million stars. It can be used to create both offline charts with output to PDF or online interactive charts as can be seen in the case of project CzSky.
Online interactive version is available on project CzSky:
Download this project and
python setup.py install
fchart3 --help to show commandline options.
The sources of original project fcharts can be found at:
However it relies on numarray which has been deprecated in favor of numpy.
Previous fchart sources for python2.7 can be found at:
This repository contains updated sourcecode so that the code may run with numpy.
This repository also contains following catalogs in the data/catalogs directory:
bsc5.datcatalogue of bright stars
constbnd.datCatalogue of Constellation Boundary Data
constellationship_western.fab- western constellation lines from Stellarium
milkyway.dat- outlined Milky Way
milkyway_enhanced.dat- shaded Milky Way
deep_sky.hnd- catalog of deepsky objects from Hnsky created by Han Kleijn (https://www.hnsky.org/software.htm)
namedstars.dat- catalog of named stars from kstars
outlines_catgen.dat- nebulae outlines from OpenNGC
PGC.dat- catalogue of PGC galaxies
PGC_updates.dat- actualizations of PGC catalogue
starnames.dat- star names from kstars
stars_0_0v*.cat- UsnoNomad catalogs from stellarium
unamedstars.dat- catalog of unamed stars from kstars
- Michiel Brentjens - original author
- Austin Riba - modern fchart for python 2.7, numpy. https://github.com/Fingel/fchart
- Vladimir Dvorak - fchart3: python3 + pycairo support. Rectangular view, constellations shapes, borderlines. Support for stars up to 16mag using HTM (hierarchical triangular mesh) and USNO NOMAD catalog.
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