Stellarium 0.14.0 for Windows (64-bit) based on Qt 5.5.0 (Visual Studio Express 2013)
with audio support.
The Stellarium development team after 6 months of development is proud to announce the release
of version 0.14.0 of Stellarium.
Version 0.14.0 brings a big leap forward in astronomical accuracy for historical applications:
- Precession now follows the IAU2006 model in the long-time version from Vondrák et al. 2011.
- Nutation is applied (IAU2000B solution). Given that nobody has observed it without telescope
and the model does not give limits of applicability, we limit its application to 1500..2500
- Application of DeltaT has been simplified and made a bit more intuitive.
We now dare to add another coordinate system: Ecliptic coordinates of date.
We can therefore now show that planetary positions given by the commonly used solution VSOP87
is applicable to -4000..+8000 only, and its use outside this range will give somewhat artificial
results. There is more to follow in future versions.
The other big addition is a greatly improved collection of DSO data with lots of possibilities
in a new GUI tab to select for object type and/or catalog. In total, 15 catalogs are now
Also the Meteor Shower, Satellites, Telescope Control and 3D Sceneries plugins have been improved.
Landscapes can have switchable labels, so you can e.g. indicate mountain peaks.
In total 83 bugs and wishlist items were fixed or at least decided.
A platform-specific change for Windows: OpenGL binding is now dynamic. That means, there are no
more separate OpenGL/ANGLE/MESA downloads, but after installation you will have separate commands
in the start menu which force ANGLE or MESA modes.
A huge thanks to our community whose contributions help to make Stellarium better!
Full list of changed you can read here: https://launchpad.net/stellarium/0.14/0.14.0