I tested a sky culture with only a star names file, info.ini and a description
file to display the star names in Arabic. No need to copy remaining files from
Western sky culture. It is successful. Can that be added to Stellarium. It is
extremely important for Arab users to see the star names in Arabic.
plz check this link maybe you know somethig
!!!!!the forum is closed so no downloads!!!!!!
Yes, that was a copy of my translation distribution, which first appeared in
an astronomy forum in Saudi Arabia. This, along with the arabic star names
distribution found their way to other astronomy forums in the arab world.
The reception of the translation and Arabic star names was great. This is why
I'm trying to convince the Stellarium development team to include an Arabic
sky culture with Arabic star names with Stellarium to be available for all,
rather than have an independent addition that will be known only to
participants of those astronomy forums.
The star names compilation was based mainly on the Al-Sufi book "Book of fixed
stars" or "The images of the 48 constellations", in Arabic " Suwar Alkwakib al
thamaniah wa al arbaeen". This book was written aroun 964 AD.
I also added translations of the description of every sky culture in
Stellarium. This will be available with the new release.
From photos..... it's a great work
so i hope to be the first one from the stellarium forum to say thank you for a
wonderful addition for this program.
By the way do you know any links to download " Suwar Alkwakib al thamaniah wa
al arbaeen" as pdf or jpg....i have the sufi book in pdf so difficult to read
but the wonderful pictures are enough to me for the moment.
Al-Sufi book was printed in 1981, but now I beleive it is not available in
bookstore. You can find it in public libraries. In Saudi Arabia, you can find
it in King Saud University library.
The following link contains images of the wounderful colored illustartions of
all the constellations from an old manuscript of Al-Sufi book:http://www.atla
The following book in Arabic is available currently and it contains most of
Al-Sufi images and some descriptions:
أطلس النجوم للمؤلف عماد عبدالعزيز مجاهد
Tank you for your care
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