Stellarium 0.15.2

 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)

Stellarium 0.15.2 changelog:

  • Added new algorithm for DeltaT from Stephenson, Morrison and Hohenkerk (2016)
  • Added use QOpenGLWidget
  • Added new option to InfoString group
  • Added orbit visualization data for asteroids
  • Added calculation of extincted magnitudes of satellites
  • Added new type of Solar system objects: sednoids
  • Added classificator of objects into Solar System Editor plugin
  • Added albedo for infostring (planets and moons)
  • Added some improvements and clean up of code in Search Tool
  • Added use ISO 8601 to date formatting in Date and Time Dialog (LP: #1655630)
  • Added "Restore direction to initial values" in Oculars plugin (LP: #1656085)
  • Added the define for GL_DOUBLE again to restore compilation on ARM.
  • Added calculation and show of horizontal and vertical scales of visible field of view of CCD (LP: #1656825)
  • Added caching for landscapes, including preloading and some other manipulation via scripting.
  • Added binning for CCD in Oculars plugin
  • Added textures for DSO
  • Added a mean solar day (equals to Earth's day) on the Sun for educational purposes
  • Added transmitting map of object info via RemoteControl
  • Added int property handling with sliders
  • Added a scriptable function to retrieve landscape brightness.
  • Added Spout licence.txt to Windows installer script
  • Added displaying solstices points (LP: #1670046)
  • Added extension of objectInfoMaps per object, most useful for scripting (LP: #1670412)
  • Added tentative fix for crash without network (LP: #1667703)
  • Added separate storing of view direction/FoV and other settings.
  • Added Meade MA12 Astrometric Eyepiece support in Oculars plugin
  • Added option to change the prediction depth of Iridium flares (Satellites plugin)
  • Added tooltips for AstroCalc features [full release notes]

Download: Stellarium 0.15.2 (32-bit) | 171.0 MB (Open Source)
Download: Stellarium 0.15.2 (64-bit) | 175.0 MB
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Link: Stellarium Home Page

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