Debian Science Project
Summary
Astronomy
Debian Science Astronomy transitional package

Debian-Astro is now a separate Debian Pure Blend and allows a fine-grained control on the topics to install. To ease the transition, this package will install all user related tasks from Debian-Astro.

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Debian Science Astronomy packages

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Astro-catalogs
Astronomy catalogs
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This metapackage will install a selection astronomical catalogs. Please note that due to their size, most catalogs are not included in Debian. Check the CDS web service for additional catalogs if needed.

Astro-datareduction
Data reduction pipelines for astronomy
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The term data reduction in astronomy means the data processing from the raw exposures up to scientific usable data. This includes the basic CCD processing, the astrometric and photometric calibrations, the reprocessing, error estimation and other steps.

This metapackage will install astronomy data reduction pipelines that can be used universally, but also those for specific telescopes.

Astro-education
Educational astronomy applications
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This metapackage depends on various applications that can be used to teach astronomy.

Astro-frameworks
Astromomical data analysis frameworks
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This metapackage will install large astronomical data analysis frameworks, which usually provide their own script language.

Astro-gdl
IDL/GDL packages for astronomy
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GDL (GNU Data Language) is a free replacement for the commercial software IDL (Interactive Data Language). It has full syntax compatibility with IDL 7.1 and is usable for astronomical data analysis. This metapackage will install astronomy related packages usable with GDL; especially the IDL Astronomy Users Library.

Astro-publication
Packages for the publication and presentation of astronomical data
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This metapackage will install software for the preparation of astronomical data to publish them in journals or on the web.

Astro-python
Python 2 packages for astronomy
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This metapackage will install Python 2 packages for astronomy. The packages can be used for interactive analysis, or to create specific programs.

Astro-python3
Python 3 packages for astronomy
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This metapackage will install Python 3 packages for astronomy. The packages can be used for interactive analysis, or to create specific programs.

Astro-simulation
Simulation packages for astronomy
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This metapackage will install packages for celectial, astronomical and cosmological simulations.

Astro-telescopecontrol
Telescope control and data processing
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This metapackage will install Debian Astro packages to control (mainly amateur) telescopes and do their data reduction.

Astro-tools
Astronomy tools and utilities
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This metapackage will install small tools provided by Debian Astronomy packages. These tools handle smaller tasks, mainly dealing with FITS files.

Astro-viewers
Interactive astronomical data viewers
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This metapackage will install software for the interactive visual inspection of astronomical data.

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