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Stellarium <> Planetarium for your computer


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A planetarium software that shows a 3D simulation of the night sky
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Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.

It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.

 
 
Description

Stellarium renders 3D photo-realistic skies in real time with OpenGL. It displays stars, constellations, planets, nebulae and others things like ground, landscape, atmosphere, etc.
 
 
Features
 
    Realistic simulation of the sky, sunrise and sunset
    Default catalogue of over 600,000 stars
    Downloadable additional catalogues for up to 210 million stars
    Catalog data for all New General Catalogue (NGC) objects
    Images of almost all Messier objects and the Milky Way
    Artistic illustrations for all 88 modern constellations
    More than a dozen different cultures with their constellations
    Solar and lunar eclipse simulation
    Photorealistic landscapes (more are available on the website)
    Scripting support with ECMAScript (a few demo scripts are included)
    Extendable with plug-ins: 8 plug-ins installed by default, including:
    artificial satellites plug-in (updated from an on-line TLE database)
    ocular simulation plug-in (shows how objects look like in a given ocular)
    Solar System editor plug-in (imports comet and asteroid data from the MPC)
    telescope control plug-in (Meade LX200 and Celestron NexStar compatible)



system requirements
minimal

Linux/Unix; Windows 7 and above; OS X 10.8.5 and above
3D graphics card which supports OpenGL 3.0 and GLSL 1.3
512 MiB RAM
250 MiB on disk

recommended

Linux/Unix; Windows 7 and above; OS X 10.8.5 and above
3D graphics card which supports OpenGL 3.3 and above
1 GiB RAM or more
1.5 GiB on disk
 
 
 
 
 
Stellarium Web Site

 

 

 

Stellarium wiki, a knowledge website about Stellarium

 

http://stellarium.or...x.php/Main_Page

 

 

Complete feature list

 

http://stellarium.or...te_feature_list

 


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Thanks much, looks like fun


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It was available to get via Package Manager in my Maui1 Linux installation so I nabbed it & it works well there.

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It sure did finda lotta grass on the ground, where all I see is broken lava rock! No grass!  :histerija:


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I've been using this from time to time for quite some years. Set your position to get a clear view of the night sky outside your window and any star you see, just click on the screen to get full information - See a satellite? Even that is there with info if you choose to show them :)


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