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Bug#654427: ITP: linoccult -- prediction and visualisation of asteroidal occultations

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Steffen Moeller <steffen_moeller@gmx.de>

* Package name    : linoccult
  Version         : 2.1.1
* URL             : http://andyplekhanov.narod.ru/occult/occult.htm
* License         : GPL2
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : prediction and visualisation of asteroidal occultations

 Observations of stellar occultation by asteroids will make significant
 impact in several areas of astronomy. Observations of these events by
 professional and amateur astronomers are extremly important since thay
 can provide unique information about the size of asteroids and improve
 their orbit elements dramatically.
 LinOccult computes predictions of such occultation of stars by
 asteroids. It also visualises the trajectories of the asteroid's
 shadows on the earth or directs astronomers to future eclipses for
 a given coordinate.

Packaging will be handled openly at the pkg-escience Alioth project.
Comments from astronomers are most welcome.

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