StarPlot a 3-dimensional perspective star map viewer. StarPlot is a program for Unix that allows you to display graphics on 3-dimensional positions of stars in space. It is free software; the StarPlot source code is available under the GNU General Public License. Here is a screenshot (click for larger image). Here are some key features of "StarPlot" · stars can be right click to display a popup data. · Stars can be displayed or hidden by spectral type and absolute magnitude (also shown above). · Limits Stellar absolute magnitude can be adjusted automatically according to the radius of the map. · The non-stellar objects such as nebulae are also supported. · The stars being viewed May be plotted on a Hertzsprung-Russell. · Charts may be viewed in both celestial or galactic coordinate systems. · Charts may be refocused, shot or zoom with a click of the mouse (this can of course also be done via dialog boxes for more precision). · graphic settings current may be stored in a file and reload later. • The format of data file is readable, well documented, and based on text. · StarPlot comes with a program (starconvert) that converts line-oriented stellar Record format data StarPlot. Several well-known star catalogs are available on this site, with all data necessary for conversions. Requirements: The latest version is 0.95 StarPlot .2 and is based on the library GTK + version 2.x. You will need that and a C + + compiler recent, preferably g + + 2.95.x or higher to compile the program. (If you only have GTK + 1.2, you StarPlot can still compiling version 0.93.1.) StarPlot In theory should compile on any Unix with GTK + 2 and g + + installed. StarPlot In version 0.94 a script generated by autoconf configure, which should mere compilation via the usual procedure:. / configure & & make & & make install limitations: • The program does not redraw the display while scanning the data files. Patches to do (reliability) multi-threaded are welcome. · When multiple data files open at once, StarPlot does not check for double stars. · I reports a bus error on Mac OS X. This seems to occur following the use of versions freetype2 unstable, if you encounter the problem, it should be repairable for installing freetype2 version 2.0.9. I'll investigate more thoroughly when I have a chance. What's new in this version: · StarPlot now allows the use of parsecs rather than light-years as unit first distance, and can also show distances in astronomical units and miles or kilometers from close range. · A new button allows table to be set to the orientation of a volume of space as seen from Earth. · A new dialog box, it is easy to calculate the distance between any two points in space. · More documentation was written. · Few bugs preventing compilation with g + + modern versions have also been corrected.