Aladin Desktop is the main application of the Aladin Sky Atlas suite. Developed in Java, Aladin Desktop is able to run on any configuration (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc) even on small machines (>128MB RAM). Aladin Desktop is free, distributed under GPL3 licence (see acknowledgement). Download it and install it according to your operating system. Several versions are provided: the official, the beta version, etc, and also some source packages. As any Java tool, Aladin Desktop requires a Java Virtual Machine on your machine.
Any Operating System (WebStart java installer)
1) Click here
2) Follows the instructions...
1) Download it on your desktop
2) That's all
1) Download it and open it
2) Copy aladin.app in your application folder
3) Check your security configuration
1) Download it and untar it
2) Use aladin shell launcher
The beta version incorporates new features in test phase for the next official Aladin version. The stability of these features is not totally guaranteed. The beta version is regularly updated following the progress of the Aladin developement team. Contrary to the official Aladin version, Aladin Beta version is not open source, all rights are reserved to the right owner.
New features and performance improvements: