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

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  • marginally
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    Wow, the images are truly amazing. I have never seen anything like it.

    Posted 07/18/2013
  • marymoney
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    I have both Stellarium and Starry Night Pro. Stellarium is better than Starry Night Pro in many ways and it's free. The nice thing about Stellarium is that it works with Linux too. I have a net book with Stellarium installed in Ubuntu that I like to take out into the field with me. The night vision screen comes in very handy as well making it easier to see deep sky objects. Stellarium rocks.

    Posted 07/18/2013
  • alois-hupf
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    I tested Stellarium 0.11.2 recently. I am not an astronomer. Here some remarks, which I want to tell you. 1.) If I switch off the atmosphere (A on Keybord), then the fog above the horizon of the landscape is still visible. When only working with the toolbar buttons (as beginners do), this is disturbing. (Beginners do not know the F key.) Please correct this - primarily with the toolbar button. 2.) On Microsoft Windows 7, working in fullscreen mode is troublesome, as the cursor disappers after some actions. If not in fullscreen mode, you can work properly on Windows 7. But Stellarium is started in fullscreen mode on all operating systems. I suggest to start Stellarium in Windows 7 in normal mode as a first remedy. Then people who only want to see a simulation of the sky are not embarrased. '"C:\Program Files (x86)\stellarium\stellarium.exe" --full-screen=no' in a link can do. 3.) I wanted to see some double stars. I tested Rigil Kent. It was not easy to separate the two components, as they are too large on display. When increasing the year, they do not show to turn around each other. But Stellarium shows them drifting away from each other in 2000 years. A similar effect can be seen with Epsilon Lyrae. From this, I assume, Stellarium does not show periodicity of doubles at the moment. This should be mentioned in the manual. Also the change in magnitude with varible stars (Algol) cannot to be seen. 4.) For some special observations, it would be helpfull do reduce the shown diameter of a star, which is used to simulate the magnitude of a star. (The diameter of a star shown in a telescope is a parameter of its aperture.) Regil Kent could be better displayed as a double star if the displayed diameters would be smaller. As a first remedy there could be a button on the toolbar for this, which perhaps toggles config parameter flag_point_star. 5.) If you click a star with the mouse, you get some information about it. Stellarium should display all available information - also the angular velocities dx0, dx1 from the star catalogue files where available. 6.) Please give the clicking on a star a higher priority than the clicking on a nebula. Often it is nearly impossible to get the information about a planet or a star. If you click it, you nearly always get the information on a nebula behind it or near by. I always switch off the display of nebulae to avoid this behaviour. 7.) It is a common problem with Unix, that the texts and buttons in a dialog box are too far apart. As space is a high-valued resource on the screen, all the dialogue windows of Stellarium should be reduced in space. MS Windows is by far better in this behaviour - concerning dialogue windows here only. 8.) I had some problems with the search window. I could not find Toliman, which is a often used name for Rigil Kent. I had also proplems finding Japetus - in Stellarium it is written Iapetus. Phoebe is not shown at all. What about Sirius B and Sirius C ? 9.) When observing the movements of moons, I chose the north pole of sun as my observation point, as on earth the orbits are not visible as ellipses. I saw a considerable wobble on the small moons of Neptun when displayed. If I watch Thalassa for example, I see a solid circle with a second circle wobbling around it. This second circle is a bit larger and has a nebular fuzzy edge. 10.) For auto-zooming a selected object, you have to use the key /. On some keyboards this key is not easy to be used. On the German keyboard it is "shift 7"; \ is "AltGr ß" on this keyboard. I think double-clicking the selected object is a good alternative. To zoom out, double-clicking with the right mouse button would be an alternative; the backspace key could also be used (browsers behave like this). 11.) The rings of Uranus, Neptun cannot be seen on Linux and Stellarium 0.11.0.

    Posted 07/18/2013
  • urtos
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    This is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen!!!! :)

    Posted 07/18/2013
  • dmitryvereshagi
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    It's awesome! I love It!

    Posted 07/18/2013
  • sms-maja
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I truly, honestly love Stellarium. It's soooo beautiful!

    Posted 07/18/2013
  • markthomas55
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Great features. Nice software.

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

    Beautiful and awesome! It lets me get interested in astronomy.

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

    very good project

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

    nice work mate!

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

    Awesome project!

    Posted 07/18/2013
  • johnnnybravo
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    Good work:)

    Posted 07/18/2013
  • devero78
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Very helpful, fast and easy product!

    Posted 07/18/2013
  • malina67
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Wonderful project! Thanks for amazing work!

    Posted 07/18/2013
  • oid-3794717
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    This is a very realistic, versatile, and useful program. The skies here in Portland, Oregon are frequently cloudy, making direct viewing difficult. this program is nice when I need a fix of stars and the sky isn't cooperating.

    Posted 07/18/2013
  • maria1985
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    I've heard many recommendations of this software but for me it simply crashes.

    Posted 07/18/2013
  • joshbooxor
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    Awesome and really nice sky simulation.

    Posted 07/18/2013
  • indyhckm
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    Dang awesome. Night viewing mode made my last trip to yellowstone simply awesome. Had a large group out, pointing out stars. Now if I could only learn how to use the star lore feature, this would be even more indispensable than it already is.

    Posted 07/18/2013
  • marettio1980
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    Awesome product, thanks for sharing!

    Posted 07/18/2013
  • wanonling1979
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Great software! :) Thanks

    Posted 07/18/2013
  • lucmorizur
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    I feel very lucky to have discovered this wonderful tool :-)) . (Or, I could feel unlucky to have discovered it only today :-/ ... anyway -- ) Many thanks to the developpers.

    Posted 07/18/2013
  • oid-3115878
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    I use Stellarium since version 0.9.0 and i love it! Is very helpful. In early February, I flew from Germany to Namibia by aircraft and saw a very bright star at night. I opened my notebook and started Stellarium. I gave in my position and saw that it was the Venus. Very interesting! Thank you for Stellarium!

    Posted 07/18/2013
  • jessefetisovnik
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    This is great software, very helpful, Fast and Easy!

    Posted 07/18/2013
  • alharis
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    A very good Astronomy Software, Excellent. Almost as good as paid software.

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

    Awesome and breathtaking. Only two words I can say to this project.

    Posted 07/18/2013
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