Bug#654427: ITP: linoccult -- prediction and visualisation of asteroidal occultations
On Tue, Jan 03, 2012 at 05:45:48PM +0100, Steffen Moeller wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: Steffen Moeller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> * 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?