Uranograph is a set of classes and methods written in Java for generating printable and viewable star charts based on different data sources. Currently the Lambert azimuthal equal-area projection is implemented. Output in SVG and PDF (with iText library).
The Uranograph is an ancient chart of the heavens. Similar to a geographer who draws maps of the Earth, an uranographer draws maps of the skies...
Although there already are many software tools for astronomers, I did not find yet a configurable software tool that is dedicated to producing printable (static) charts and star maps.
So why on earth did I start this project? Basically for fun!
Although I did not yet migrate all preliminary code, you will find below a set of early examples that illustrate the capabilities of Uranograph.
The following things still have to be done (although some work has already been done):
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