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Stellarium 0.13.1 has been released!

The Stellarium development team after 3 months of development is proud to announce the first correcting release of Stellarium in series 0.13.x - version 0.13.1.

This release brings few new features and fixes:
- 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 <whatever>" (LP: #1371183)... read more

Posted by Alexander Wolf 6 days ago

Stellarium 0.13.0 has been released!

The Stellarium development team after 9 months of development is proud to announce the release of version 0.13.0 of Stellarium.

This release brings some interesting new features:
- 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.... read more

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2014-07-19

Call to translators

We plan to release Stellarium 0.13.0 around July 20.

There are new strings to translate in this release because we have several new plugins and features, and refactored GUI. If you can assist with translation to any of the 132 languages which Stellarium supports, please go to Launchpad Translations and help us out: https://translations.launchpad.net/stellarium

Thank you!

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2014-07-12

We need an Microsoft Windows builder

Hi Stellarium enthousiasts,

Our project is in need of an Microsoft Windows builder for the continuous
integration project at http://www.stellarium.org/wiki/index.php/Buildbot

Any takers ?

-- Hans Lambermont

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2013-10-19

Stellarium 0.12.4 is available

Release of Stellarium version 0.12.4 has been released and is now available.

This release contains solution for one serious bug and an one new feature.

A huge thanks to our community whose contributions help to make Stellarium better!

You can download new version from http://stellarium.org or https://launchpad.net/stellarium/0.12/0.12.4 websites (Note: package for Mac OS X will be published later).

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2013-09-28

Stellarium 0.12.3 has been released!

Release of Stellarium version 0.12.3 is now available.

This release contains a new Bright Novae plugin and fixes of few bugs within plugins and search tool.

A huge thanks to our community whose contributions help to make Stellarium better!

You can download new version from http://stellarium.org or https://launchpad.net/stellarium/0.12/0.12.3 websites (Note: package for Mac OS X will be published later).

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2013-09-08

New build of Stellarium

The Stellarium team announces the first test release of version 0.12.3 of the Stellarium. Also we propose patch for version 0.12.2 which resolve search issue for designations of the deep-sky objects.

Download page: https://launchpad.net/stellarium/+download

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2013-08-10

Stellarium 0.12.2 has been released!

Release of Stellarium version 0.12.2 is now available.

New features: variable stars, re-packed star catalogs (Hipparcos and Tycho-2),
improvements for plugins, scripting engine and search tool. New version of the
Satellites plug-in (0.8.1) with features:
- automatic adding of new satellites on update from selected update sources;
by default, only new naked-eye satellites are auto-added
- automatic removal of satellites if they are no longer listed in the update
sources
- "user-defined" flag protecting satellites from update/removal
- satellites can be added to/removed from satellite groups from the GUI
- custom satellite groups can be defined
- the default satellite group names and satellite descriptions are translatable... read more

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2013-08-04

Stellarium 0.12.2 Release Candidate 3

Stellarium version 0.12.2RC3 for Windows is now available for testing!

Download page: https://launchpad.net/stellarium/+download

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2013-07-28

Stellarium 0.12.2 Release Candidate 2

Stellarium version 0.12.2 Release Candidate 2 for Windows is now available for testing!

Download page: https://launchpad.net/stellarium/+download

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2013-07-21

Call to translators

We plan to release Stellarium 0.12.2 around July 28.

There are new strings to translate in this release because we have several new features and refactored GUI. If you can assist with translation to any of the 123 languages which Stellarium supports, please go to Launchpad Translations and help us out: https://translations.launchpad.net/stellarium

Thank you!

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2013-07-17

Stellarium 0.12.2RC1

Stellarium version 0.12.2 Release Candidate 1 for Windows is now available for testing!

Major changes from 0.12.2beta: change flags for compilers, bug fixing and improvements of main app.

Download page: https://launchpad.net/stellarium/+download

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2013-07-14

Stellarium 0.12.2dev8 is now available

Stellarium version 0.12.2dev8 for Windows is now available for testing!

Major changes from 0.12.2dev7: fixing bugs and improvement for Ocular, Solar System Editor plugins and main app.

Download page: https://launchpad.net/stellarium/+download

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2013-06-30

Stellarium 0.12.2dev7 Released

The Stellarium team announces the 7 testing release of version 0.12.2 of the Stellarium.

Major changes from 0.12.2dev6: new Satellites plugin and improvements for Flamsteed designations of stars.

Download page: https://launchpad.net/stellarium/+download

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2013-06-15

Stellarium 0.12.2dev6 is now available

Stellarium version 0.12.2dev6 for Windows is now available for testing!

Major changes from 0.12.2dev5: fixing bugs and improvement for Ocular plugin, improvements for win64 port, improvements for support of variable stars, improvements for translations.

Download page: https://launchpad.net/stellarium/+download

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2013-06-09

Stellarium 0.12.2dev5 is now available

Stellarium version 0.12.2dev5 for Windows is now available for testing!

Major changes from 0.12.2dev4: fixing bugs and improvement for plugins (Oculars, Quasars, Pulsars, Exoplanets), improvements for DeltaT, improvements for support of variable stars - 6886 variable stars from GCVS with HIP numbers (designation for stars from Hipparcos catalog), improvements for ARM CPU's.

Download page: https://launchpad.net/stellarium/+download

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2013-06-02

Stellarium 0.12.2dev4 is now available

Stellarium version 0.12.2dev4 for Windows is now available for testing!

Major changes from 0.12.2dev3: fixing bugs and improvement for plugins, improvements for DeltaT, initial support of variable stars - more 3000 variable stars from GCVS which have HIP numbers (designation for stars from Hipparcos catalog).

Download page: https://launchpad.net/stellarium/+download

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2013-05-18

Stellarium 0.12.2dev3 is now available

Stellarium version 0.12.2dev3 for Windows is now available for testing!

Major changes from 0.12.2dev2: fixing of bugs and new star names (proper names for Chinese and Western starlores).

Download page: https://launchpad.net/stellarium/+download

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2013-05-11

Stellarium 0.12.2dev2 is now available

Stellarium version 0.12.2dev2 for Windows is now available for testing!

Major changes from 0.12.2dev1: improved of plugins, improved star catalog accuracy, fixing of bugs.

Download page: https://launchpad.net/stellarium/+download

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2013-05-04

Stellarium 0.12.1 has been released!

Release of Stellarium version 0.12.1 is now available.

New features: Caldwell catalog for nebulae, re-packed star catalogs (Hipparcos and Tycho-2), delta-T manager, star magnitude limit control, localization for Windows installer, updates textures of galaxies and nebulae and various small GUI changes. The release has over 30 closed bugs in the core application and plugins.

A huge thanks to our community whose contributions help to make Stellarium better!... read more

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2013-04-21

Stellarium 0.12.1 Release Candidate 1

Release candidate of Stellarium version 0.12.1 is now available.

New features: Caldwell catalog for nebulae, re-packed star catalogs (Hipparcos and Tycho-2), delta-T manager, star magnitude limit control and various small GUI changes. The release candidate has over 30 closed bugs in the core application and plugins.

A huge thanks to our community whose contributions help to make Stellarium better!

We updated the configuration file and the Solar System file, so if you have an existing Stellarium installation, it is possible that you need to reset the settings after you install the new version.... read more

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2013-04-14

Asteroid 2012 DA14 Flyby

Stellarium team announces first development edition for version 0.12.1. This is not official release but this build has serious fixes for prediction of flyby for asteroid 2012 DA14.

You can download packages for Windows here: https://launchpad.net/stellarium/+download

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2013-02-12

Stellarium 0.12.0 has been released!

The Stellarium development team is proud to announce the release of version 0.12.0 of Stellarium.

This release brings some interesting new features:
- New rendering engine (Now you can see shadows on planets surfaces).
- New key-binding engine (Now all key-bindings can be edited).
- Improvements to scripting engine.
- Improvements to DSO
- Improvements to search tool
- Improved accuracy for archaeo-astronomical events... read more

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2013-01-31

Stellarium 0.12.0dev5 available for testing

Stellarium 0.12.0dev5 has been published today for testing by community. You can download installer for Windows (32- and 64-bits) and install the program parallel with version 0.11.x.

We need your opinion about some new features, like editable shortcuts and shadows. If you found bug or you have suggestion please report it in our tracker.

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2012-11-03

Stellarium 0.12.0dev3 available for testing

Stellarium 0.12.0dev3 has been published today for testing by community. You can download installer for Windows (32- and 64-bits) and install the program parallel with version 0.11.x.

If you found bug or you have suggestion please report it in our tracker.

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2012-10-21