“Considering Linux’s foothold in everything from embedded
devices to supercomputers, describing the project’s growth as
astronomical is no exaggeration. But it is a literal truth, too, as
Linux and open source software power scores of professional and
amateur astronomy projects. Whether you need to precisely drive a
large telescope for scientific purposes or just want to create
decent-looking astrophotography, chances are there is a project out
there already suited for the task.