Stellarium 0.13

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)

What's new in this version:

  • New modulated core.
  • Refactored shadows and introducing the normal mapping.
  • Sporadic meteors and meteors has the colors now.
  • Comet tails rendering.
  • New translatable strings and new textures.
  • New plugin: Equation of Time - provides solution for Equation of Time.
  • New plugin: Field of View - provides shortcuts for quick changes field of view.
  • New plugin: Navigational Stars - marks 58 navigational stars on the sky.
  • New plugin: Pointer Coordinates - shows the coordinates of the mouse pointer.
  • New plugin: Meteor Showers - provides visualization of meteor showers.
  • New version of the Satellites plugin: introduces star-like satellites and bug fixes.
  • New version of the Exoplanets plugin: displaying of the potential habitable exoplanets; improvements for performance and code refactoring.
  • New version of the Angle Measure plugin: displaying of the position angle.
  • New version of the Quasars plugin: improvements for performance; added marker_color parameter.
  • New version of the Pulsars plugin: improvements for performance; display pulsars with glitches; setting color for marker for different types of the pulsars.
  • New versions of the Compass Marks, Oculars, Historical Supernovae, Observability analysis and Bright Novae plugins: bug fixing, code refactoring and improvements.
  • There have also been a large number of bug fixes and serious performance improvements.

Download: Stellarium 0.13 | 102.0 MB (Open Source)
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