Stellarium 0.18.2

 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)

The major changes of this version:

  • Improvements and fixes for AstroCalc tool and plugins

  • Added support Abell Catalog of Planetary Nebulae and ESO/Uppsala Survey of the ESO(B) Atlas

  • Added few new scripts

  • Updated code and data

Full list of changes:

  • Added GUI improvements for AstroCalc tool
  • Added elongation support for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
  • Added support decimal degrees format for AstroCalc tool
  • Added handle keypressing for list of matching objects in AstroCalc/WUT tool
  • Added filters for enlisted objects in Search Tool/Lists tool
  • Added filters for list of matching objects in AstroCalc/WUT tool
  • Added new textures for moons
  • Added column with angular distance from the Moon into AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
  • Added special case for partial solar eclipses in AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
  • Added centering text for headers in AstroCalc/Phenomena, AstroCalc/Ephemeris and AstroCalc/Positions tools
  • Added “clear” button for search of artificial satellites in the selected group (Satellites plugin)
  • Added additional context for term ‘Transit’ (GH: #215)
  • Added artwork for some Maori constellations
  • Added support Abell Catalog of Planetary Nebulae (Abell, 1966)
  • Added distances for some planetary nebulae (DSO)
  • Added possibility to select all constellations through scripts and hotkeys
  • Added new language (Urdu)
  • Added additional level of checks for JSON documents
  • Added Lokono sky culture
  • Added support to add/subtract calendric month through hotkeys (GH: #232)
  • Added support ‘ESO/Uppsala Survey of the ESO(B) Atlas’
  • Added processing the 30x HTTP codes for Quasars, Pulsars, Historical Supernovae, Bright Novae, Meteor Showers and Exoplanets plugins (GH: #236, #231, #229, #227, #226, #225, #224, #223)
  • Added visual magnitudes and sizes for Abell planetary nebulae
  • Added support Milkyway saturation effect (GH: #175, #242)
  • Added Henriksson solution (2017) for Schoch formula for DeltaT (1931)
  • Added actions (without default hotkeys) to toggle Moon and Minor body scaling
  • Added script “Jupiter and triple shadow phenomena”
  • Added script “Jupiter without Galilean satellites”
  • Added script “Occultations of bright stars by planets”
  • Added script “Mutual occultations of planets”
  • Fixed sorting rules for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
  • Fixed Moon HiPS rendering during eclipse
  • Fixed URL of API for “Location from network” feature (GH: #218)
  • Fixed some errors in DSO catalog
  • Fixed crash in the combination: constellation is selected and sky culture has been changed
  • Fixed Earth shadow on scaled Moon during eclipse
  • Fixed auto-enabling landscapes when setObserverLocation is call (LP: #1783752)
  • Fixed position of Jupiter moons: updated theory to L1.2 (GH: #222)
  • Fixed cross-index data issue (DSO)
  • Fixed the term for altitude above sea level (GH: #247)
  • Fixed desync bug with IAU Constellation and constellation borders (GH: #246)
  • Fixed reserved identifier violation issue (GH: #243)
  • Fixed trouble with selection priority of nomenclature items for celestial bodies in deep shadow (GH: #239)
  • Fixed parsing error in constellation IAU borders lookup (GH: #241)
  • Fixed compiler warnings when GPS support is disabled (GH: #240)
  • Fixed potential crash for Meteor showers plugin
  • Fixed crash (segmentation fault) for sporadic meteors with max ZHR
  • [SUG] Fixed bibtex link
  • [SUG] Fixed links for HCG data (GH: #212)
  • Updated scripts
  • Updated behaviour of deselectConstellations() method (LP: #1780951)
  • Updated Epimetheus texture
  • Updated behaviour of “clear” button for Search and AstroCalc/WUT tools
  • Updated list of locations
  • Updated list of DSO names
  • Updated behaviour of Oculars button on bottom toolbar: hidden by default
  • Updated default bookmarks of Solar System Editor plugin (GH: #180)
  • Updated script ‘Partial Lunar Eclipse’
  • Updated default host for GeoIP service
  • Updated the appdata file (GH: #234)
  • Updated behaviour of Location dialog: allowed to use resort GPS location at next startup and disable IP query when GPS is used
  • Removed support of terrible Qt plural forms

Download: Stellarium 0.18.2 (32-bit) | 188.0 MB (Open Source)
Download: Stellarium 0.18.2 (64-bit) | 172.0 MB
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