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Stellarium

A realistic, real-time 3D simulation of the night sky.

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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.

Stellarium Web Site

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

  • oid-2738633
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    this thing does not install properly just heads ups ya know

    Posted 07/18/2013
  • oid-2717338
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Veran, esta en ingles y no entiendo ni papa, además,la descarga se bloquea

    Posted 07/18/2013
  • codeprese
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Very useful project!

    Posted 02/12/2013
  • jbayfield
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I got this on a CD somehow, and i will say, rubbish.

    Posted 08/25/2010
  • oid-2738633
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    this thing does not install properly just heads ups ya know

    Posted 12/15/2009
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Intended Audience

Education, End Users/Desktop, Science/Research

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Registered

2002-03-13
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