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Installing KStars

Choose your OS

Choose your operating system for specific instructions. If your operating system doesn't provide binaries (executable programs), you may need to build KStars from source code.

Microsoft (R) Windows (TM)

Windows 10+ 64bit installer KStars 3.6.3

Use Quick Hash GUI to verify the integrity of the executable file. The following are MD5 and SHA256 hashes:


KStars 3.6.3 DMG Installer is available for MacOS 10.15+. After mounting the DMG, please follow the instructions within the DMG.


On most GNU/Linux distributions, KStars can be installed from your desktop environment software center (eg: Discover). If not found, you can install the latest KStars on Ubuntu/Mint by typing the following commands in the console:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mutlaqja/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indi-full kstars-bleeding

Building from source

See Building KStars from Source for details.

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