KStars 1.2 review

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KStars is a Desktop Planetarium for KDE

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: Jason Harris
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KStars is a Desktop Planetarium for KDE. KStars application provides an accurate graphical simulation of the night sky, from any location on Earth, at any date and time.

The display includes 130,000 stars, 13,000 deep-sky objects,all 8 planets, the Sun and Moon, and thousands of comets and asteroids.

This is the version of KStars for KDE-3.5.2. If you already have the kdeedu-3.5.2 package installed, then you do not need this.

What's New in This Release:
Improved NGC/IC catalog
A GUI Tool for adding custom catalogs
Improved Object Details window, including customizable thumbnail image
Allow negative timesteps in Solar System tool
Highlight objects on the sky which are in the Observing list
Save/Load Observing Lists
New Calculator module: Radial velocity conversion
DCOP functions to store/retrieve user settings
Can now execute "foreign" DCOP scripts
INDI: New CCD Preview tool
INDI: Add support for Apogee CCDs
INDI: Add support for Meade Lunar Planetary Imager
INDI: Add support for Sky Commander
INDI: Add support for Finger Lakes Instruments Filter Wheels

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