Interstellar overdrive - Linux and astronomy

Posted by zigzag on Nov 28, 2009 3:43 AM EDT
Heise; By Richard Hillesley
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Desktop astronomy has become more accessible over the last few years as hardware and software have come down in price. For an outlay not much greater than a top of the range PC it is possible to put together a CCD powered telescope that is more than adequate for hunting comets or prospecting for asteroids, which are still popular pastimes among amateur astronomers. This optical hardware can be augmented by a substantial range of free software to process the raw images and guide amateur astronomers on where to look and what to see...

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