painterSkyMaker is a program that simulates astronomical images. It accepts object lists in ASCII generated by the Stuff program to produce realistic astronomical fields. SkyMaker is part of the EFIGI development project.

Authors: Emmanuel Bertin & Pascal Fouqué

What’s new?

Download the latest stable version (V3.10.5)

Both the autoconfigurable source archive and Linux RPM packages are available below. The RPM versions have been optimized to provide the best possible performance on Linux PCs.





Click here to generate a source package of the latest development version (unstable, may not even compile!). Older stable package versions can be found here.


There is no SkyMaker documentation yet.

Acknowledging SkyMaker

Bertin 2009: SkyMaker: astronomical image simulations made easy, Memorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana Supplement 80, 422 [PDF] [BibTeX entry].

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