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KSTARS(1) General Commands Manual KSTARS(1)


kstars - KDE Desktop Planetarium


kstars [Qt-options] [KDE-options] [options]


KStars is a desktop planetarium for KDE, depicting 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. It includes tools for astronomical calculations and can control telescopes and cameras.


Dump sky image to file.
Script to execute.
Width of sky image [640].
Height of sky image [480].
Filename for sky image [kstars.png].
Date and time.
Start with clock paused.


Show help about options.
Show Qt specific options.
Show KDE specific options.
Show all options.
Show author information.
-v, --version
Show version information.
Show license information.
End of options.


--display <displayname>
Use the X-server display `displayname'.
--session <sessionId>
Restore the application for the given `sessionId'.
Causes the application to install a private color map on an 8-bit display.
--ncols <count>
Limits the number of colors allocated in the color cube on an 8-bit display, if the application is using the QApplication::ManyColor color specification.
Tells Qt to never grab the mouse or the keyboard.
Running under a debugger can cause an implicit -nograb, use -dograb to override.
Switches to synchronous mode for debugging.
--fn, --font <fontname>
Defines the application font.
--bg, --background <color>
Sets the default background color and an application palette (light and dark shades are calculated).
--fg, --foreground <color>
Sets the default foreground color.
--btn, --button <color>
Sets the default button color.
--name <name>
Sets the application name.
--title <title>
Sets the application title (caption).
--visual TrueColor
Forces the application to use a TrueColor visual on an 8-bit display.
--inputstyle <inputstyle>
Sets XIM (X Input Method) input style. Possible values are onthespot, overthespot, offthespot and root.
--im <XIM server>
Set XIM server.
Disable XIM.
Mirrors the whole layout of widgets.


--caption <caption>
Use `caption' as name in the titlebar.
--icon <icon>
Use `icon' as the application icon.
--config <filename>
Use alternative configuration file.
Disable crash handler, to get core dumps.
Waits for a WM_NET compatible windowmanager.
--style <style>
Sets the application GUI style.
--geometry <geometry>
Sets the client geometry of the main widget.


More detailed user documentation is available from help:/kstars (either enter this URL into konqueror, or run `khelpcenter help:/kstars').