Stellarium 0.15.1

 Stellarium

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.

Stellarium key 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)

Release notes:

Version 0.15.1 introduces a few new exciting features.

  • The Digital Sky Survey (DSS) can be shown (requires online connection).
  • AstroCalc is now available from the main menu and gives interesting new computational insight.
  • Stellarium can act as Spout sender (important for multimedia environments; Windows only).

In addition, a lot of bugs have been fixed:

  • wait() and waitFor() in the Scripting Engine no longer inhibits performance of moves.
  • DE430/431 DeltaT may be OK now. We still want to test a bit more, though.
  • ArchaeoLines also offers two arbitrary declination lines.
  • Added support of time zones dependent by location.
  • Added new skyculture: Sardinian.
  • Added updates and improvements in catalogs.
  • Added improvements in the GUI.
  • Added cross identification data for stars from Bright Star Catalogue, 5th Revised Ed. (Hoffleit+, 1991)

Full list of changes you can read here: https://launchpad.net/stellarium/0.15/0.15.1

Download: Stellarium 0.15.1 (32-bit) | 163.0 MB (Open Source)
Download: Stellarium 0.15.1 (64-bit) | 166.0 MB
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