Stellarium 0.15.0


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)

Version 0.15.0 release notes:

In memory of the Stellarium team member Barry Gerdes.

  • Version 0.15.0 is based on Qt5.6. Starting with this version, some graphics cards have been blacklisted by Qt and are automatically forced to use ANGLE on Windows.
  • We introduce a major internal change with the StelProperty system.
  • This allows simpler access to internal variables and therefore more ways of operation.
  • Most notably this version introduces an alternative control option via RemoteControl, a new webserver interface plugin.
  • We also introduce another milestone towards providing better astronomical accuracy for historical applications: experimental support of getting planetary positions from JPL DE430 and DE431 ephemerides. This feature is however not fully tested yet.

The major changes:

  • Added StelProperty system
  • Added new plugin for exhibitions and planetariums - Remote Control
  • Added new skycultures: Macedonian, Ojibwe, Dakota/Lakota/Nakota ,Kamilaroi/Euahlayi
  • Updated code of plugins
  • Added Bookmarks tool and updated AstroCalc tool
  • Added new functions for Scripting Engine and new scripts
  • Added Miller Cylindrical Projection
  • Added updates and improvements in DSO and star catalogues (include initial support of The Washington Double Star Catalog)
  • azimuth lines (also targetting geographic locations) in ArchaeoLines plugin
  • Many fixes and improvements...
  • In addition, we prepared a new user guide.

Download: Stellarium 0.15.0 | 151.0 MB (Open Source)
Download: Stellarium 64-bit | 161.0 MB
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