PP3 creates celestial charts. It generates resolution-independent maps of very high graphical quality. They can be used, for example, as illustrations in books or on Web pages. It is possible to change many parameters, and arbitrary text can be placed on the maps. The output formats are EPS or PDF.
|Tags||multimedia Graphics Presentation education Scientific/Engineering Astronomy|
|Operating Systems||OS Independent POSIX Linux|
Release Notes: This release includes full documentation, including installation guide, tutorial, illustrations, keyword reference, and index.
Release Notes: The example input scripts now cover all 88 sky constellations, including all of their constellation lines. An example GIMP script shows how to convert PP3 output to bitmaps in batch mode. Some bugs were fixed, one of which could have caused the program to abort.
Release Notes: New features include a reference card, more Wikipedia example scripts, many more constellation lines (the Northern sky is almost complete now), and Tic Marks. The new "nebulae" switch can be used to switch nebulae on or off globally. Some bugfixes were made.
Release Notes: A new label type for text that flows along a declination circle was introduced. Many examples used for Wikipedia show how to use the program for large projects. The location of the data files can now be chosen more flexibly. LaTeX command hooks provide even more configurability. An RPM is available.
Release Notes: Neat "flex labels" that follow a declination circle were added. Input scripts used for the Wikipedia celestial charts were added as examples. The constellation lines database was made more complete.