- Arrow Keys
Use the arrow keys to pan the display. Holding down the Shift key doubles the scrolling speed.
- + / -
Restore the default Zoom setting
Zoom to specified field-of-view angle
Center Display on a major Solar System body:
Center the display at the Zenith Point (straight up)
Center the display above the North point on the horizon
Center the display above the East point on the horizon
Center the display above the South point on the horizon
Center the display above the West point on the horizon
Toggle tracking mode
Advance the simulation clock backwards by one time step
Advance the simulation clock forwards by one time step
Download extra data
Open a FITS image in the FITS Editor
Export sky image to a file
Run a KStars Observation Planner.
Run a KStars D-Bus script
Print the current sky map
Sync the simulation clock with the current system time
Set the simulation clock to a specified Time and Date
Toggle full-screen mode
Define equipment (telescope, eyepiece, lens and filter) characteristics for observation logs.
Add a new observer item for your observation logs
Open the KStars Handbook
Switch sky chart view to the Lambert azimuthal equal-area projection.
Switch sky chart view to the azimuthal equidistant projection.
Switch sky chart view to the orthographic projection.
Switch sky chart view to the equirectangular projection.
Switch sky chart view to the stereographic projection.
Switch sky chart view to the gnomonic projection.
Each of the following keystrokes performs an action on the selected object. The selected object is the last object which was clicked on (identified in the status bar). Alternatively, if you hold down the Shift key, then the action is performed on the centered object instead.
Center and Track on the selected object
Open the Details window for the selected object
Toggle a name label for the selected object
Add the selected object to the observing list
Open the selected object's popup menu
Toggle a trail on the selected object (solar system bodies only)
Open the Find Object window, for specifying a sky object on which to center
Open the Set Coordinates Manually tool, for specifying RA/Dec or Az/Alt coordinates on which to center
Start an Angular Distance measurement at the current mouse cursor position. The angular distance between start and end points is displayed at the endpoint.
Open the Set Geographic Location window
Open the AstroCalculator
Open the Altitude vs. Time tool
Open the What's Up Tonight? tool
Open the “What's Interesting” tool
Open the Script Builder tool
Open the Solar System Viewer
Open the Jupiter Moons tool