Stellarium 0.13.1

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 0.13.1 changelog:

  • Added: Light layer for old_style landscapes
  • Added: Auto-detect location via network lookup.
  • Added: Seasonal rules for displaying constellations
  • Added: Coordinates can be displayed as decimal degrees (LP: #1106743)
  • Added: Support of multi-touch gestures on Windows 8 (LP: #1165754)
  • Added: FOV on bottom bar can be displayed in DMS rather than fractional degrees (LP: #1361582)
  • Added: Oculars plugins support eyepieces with permanent crosshairs (LP: #1364139)
  • Added: Pointer Coordinates Plugin can displayed not only RA/Dec (J2000.0) (LP: #1365784, #1377995)
  • Added: Angle Measure Plugin can measure positional angles to the horizon now (LP: #1208143)
  • Added: Search tool can search position not only for RA/Dec (J2000.0) (LP: #1358706)
  • Fixed: Galactic plane renamed to correct: Galactic equator (LP: #1367744)
  • Fixed: Speed issues when computing lots of comets (LP: #1350418)
  • Fixed: Spherical mirror distortion work correctly now (LP: #676260, #1338252)
  • Fixed: Location coordinates on the bottom bar displayed correctly now (LP: #1357799)
  • Fixed: Ecliptic coordinates for J2000.0 and grids diplayed correctly now (LP: #1366567, #1369166)
  • Fixed: Rule for select a celestial objects (LP: #1357917)
  • Fixed: Loading extra star catalogs (LP: #1329500, #1379241)
  • Fixed: Creates spurious directory on startup (LP: #1357758)
  • Fixed: Various GUI/rendering improvements (LP: #1380502, #1320065, #1338252, #1096050, #1376550, #1382689)
  • Fixed: "missing disk in drive " (LP: #1371183)

Download: Stellarium 0.13.1 | 129.0 MB (Open Source)
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