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Stellarium

A planetarium software that shows a 3D simulation of the night sky

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Description

Stellarium renders 3D photo-realistic skies in real time with OpenGL. It displays stars, constellations, planets, nebulae and others things like ground, landscape, atmosphere, etc.

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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)

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User Reviews

  • simonswinslam
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    One of my best apps ever !!

    Posted 12/17/2015
  • lezlezlez
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    The info page needs to state clearly that this release will only work on 64-bit architecture operating systems. I have just wasted 5 minuets of my time finding this out (I use 32 bit XP).

    Posted 10/24/2015
  • viking667
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    It's impressive to see this amount of functionality packed into such an easy-to-use program. Once I was able to sort out the various star catalog downloads, this program was dead easy to use. The search functions well for more commonly-found deep sky objects, and even some not-so common objects. It even found SN1987a!

    Posted 09/15/2015
  • enz
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Thank you for this great program!

    Posted 08/12/2015
  • vicentem
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    Great, I love!. But if you give problems with satellites, you must uninstall and reinstall, checking all boxes remove

    Posted 07/13/2015
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