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

Hi Steffen,

On Tue, Jan 03, 2012 at 05:45:48PM +0100, Steffen Moeller wrote:
> 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.

Any reason to keep the unmotivated split between scientific packaging
groups alive instead of simply using Debian Science packaging team SVN?

Kind regards



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