KStars is a free and open source Astronomy application for Linux, Windows and MacOS. Using KStars, you can view graphical simulation of the night sky, from any location on Earth, at any date and time. It comes with more than 13000 sky objects, planets, Sun, Moon, comets, asteroids, supernovae, satellites and 100 million stars. It also comes with FOV editor, observation planner, a sky calendar tool and many more. It is a powerful astronomy application for amateur and professional astronomers.
Install KStars on ubuntu Linux
KStars is available as a snap ,flatpak and from Ubuntu PPA. Open the terminal app using the ctrl+alt+t keys and run below KStars snap installation command. It will install the latest KStars on your Ubuntu system.
sudo snap install kstars
You can also uninstall it via
sudo snap remove kstars
Install KStars via Flatpak:
First install flatpak and flathub on your system and after that restart it. Now in terminal application run below Kstars flatpak installation command. It will install the latest version of Kstarts.
flatpak install flathub org.kde.kstars
And you can open it via
flatpak run org.kde.kstars
If you don’t like then uninstall it via
sudo flatpak uninstall org.kde.kstars
Install KStars via PPA:
In terminal app run all below commands one by one.
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mutlaqja/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indi-full kstars-bleeding