Stellarium 0.16.1

 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)

Stellarium 0.16.1 is bugfix release with some important features:

  • Added moons of Saturn, Uranus and Pluto
  • Added improvements for AstroCalc tool
  • DSO catalog was updated to version 3.2:
  • Added support 'The Strasbourg-ESO Catalogue of Galactic Planetary Nebulae' (Acker+, 1992)
  • Added support 'A catalogue of Galactic supernova remnants' (Green, 2014)
  • Added support 'A Catalog of Rich Clusters of Galaxies' (Abell+, 1989)
  • Added support asterisms and outlines for DSO
  • Added improvements for the GUI [full list of changes]

Download: Stellarium 0.16.1 (32-bit) | Stellarium for XP (32-bit) | 190.0 MB (Open Source)
Download: Stellarium 0.16.1 (64-bit) | 194.0 MB
View: Stellarium Home Page | Stellarium Screenshots

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