Stellarium 0.16

 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)

New features in version 0.16.0:

  • RemoteSync plugin, which allows running several connected instances of Stellarium.
  • Non-spherical models for solar system objects like asteroids and small moons.
  • Solar system config file is now split into two parts.
  • AstroCalc feature extension: What's Up Tonight, graphs, ...
  • DSO: Addition of catalogs of peculiar galaxies
  • New Skycultures: Belarusian, Hawaiian Star Lines
  • Telescope plugin: support for the RTS2 telescope system.
  • Location can now be read from a GPS device. [full release notes]

Download: Stellarium 0.16.0 (32-bit) | 190.0 MB (Open Source)
Download: Stellarium 0.16.0 (64-bit) | 194.0 MB
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Link: Stellarium Home Page

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