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Stellarium 0.20.4 – Update for Windows

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Stellarium 0.20.4 – Update for Windows

Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. Visualization renders 3D photo-realistic skies in real time with OpenGL. It shows a realistic sky in 3D. Just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.

Stellarium displays stars, constellations, planets, nebulas and others things like ground, landscape, atmosphere, etc. There is an ability to add new solar system objects from online resources.

You can add your own deep sky objects, landscapes, constellation images, scripts. The plugin system adds artifical satellites, ocular simulation, telescope configuration and more.

Stellarium is available for Linux, Unix, Windows, macOS and Android. It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.

Stellarium Features:


  • default catalogue of over 600,000 stars
  • extra catalogues with more than 177 million stars
  • default catalogue of over 80,000 deep-sky objects
  • extra catalogue with more than 1 million deep-sky objects
  • asterisms and illustrations of the constellations
  • constellations for 20+ different cultures
  • images of nebulae (full Messier catalogue)
  • realistic Milky Way
  • very realistic atmosphere, sunrise and sunset
  • the planets and their satellites


  • a powerful zoom
  • time control
  • multilingual interface
  • fisheye projection for planetarium domes
  • spheric mirror projection for your own low-cost dome
  • all new graphical interface and extensive keyboard control
  • telescope control


  • equatorial and azimuthal grids
  • star twinkling
  • shooting stars
  • tails of comets
  • iridium flares simulation
  • eclipse simulation
  • supernovae and novae simulation
  • 3D sceneries
  • skinnable landscapes, now with spheric panorama projection


  • plugin system adding artifical satellites, ocular simulation, telescope configuration and more
  • ability to add new solar system objects from online resources…
  • add your own deep sky objects, landscapes, constellation images, scripts…

Changes in Stellarium 0.20.4:

  • Added Balinese Pawukon calendar into Calendars plugin
  • Added notes on polygonal landscapes (technical restrictions) (GH: #1397)
  • Added Calendars plugin (GH: #1343)
  • Added configurable values for quick FOV tool (GH: #1391)
  • Added new zoom algorithm (GH: #1415, #529)
  • Added compass marks into core of planetarium
  • Added ability to hide cardinal and compass buttons from the GUI
  • Added missing time zone America/Godthab
  • Added few DSO textures (GH: #1402, #1441)
  • Added Galactic Center and Anticenter points
  • Added a config option to use multisampling for rendering “Planet”s (GH: #1388)
  • Added landers from the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program into list of locations
  • Added on-screen controls for OAG in Oculars plugin (GH: #935)
  • Added table view of exoplanets (GH: #1141)
  • Added show angular distance between the moon and host planet (GH: #1372)
  • Added classical cepheids filter for AstroCalc/WUT tool
  • Added Algol-type eclipsing systems filter for AstroCalc/WUT tool (GH: #1355)
  • Added ability to toggle to using decimal degrees for various navigational data through follow the option “Use decimal degrees” in the main GUI
  • Added script with shortcut, which add ability to jump to random location for celestial navigation game and practice
  • Added support flip commands into Scripting Engine
  • Added new language: Central Atlas Tamazight
  • Added comet icon for ephemeris points plotting for AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool
  • Added script skybox.ssc into list of translatable scripts (GH: #1335)
  • Added config option to hide selection markers (default: viewing/flag_show_selection_marker = true) (GH: #1321)
  • Added export list of objects as Stellarium bookmarks into AstroCalc/WUT tool
  • Added support capital Greek chars in Search Tool (GH: #1282)
  • Added some discoverer’s original designation for double stars as their scientific designations (GH: #1282)
  • Added option to hide unlabelled ephemeris markers (GH: #1315)
  • Added ability to run the silent uninstall Stellarium in Windows
  • Added ability use decimals value for ephemeris steps in AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool (GH: #1289)
  • Added “No” default for deletion confirmation warning (GH: #1292)
  • Added ability to toggle show extra decimals in the navigational info (GH: #1303)
  • Added tool for build an AppImage package (GH: #1288)
  • Added ability for following an option ‘‘Use decimal degrees” for longitude and latitude in Location dialog to define format of data (GH: #1416)
  • Fixed collision calendars panel with bottom button bar (GH: #1422)
  • Fixed zooming to FOV when duration is zero (GH: #1430)
  • Fixed designations for star HIP 62819 (GH: #1432)
  • Fixed crash when attempting to add a sensor (GH: #1407, #1403)
  • Fixed UMa figure in S&T skyculture (GH: #1414)
  • Fixed typos in Chinese skyculture (GH: #1413)
  • Fixed text for meteor showers plugin (GH: #1387)
  • Fixed the visual style of color chooser (GH: #1395)
  • Fixed GUI of AstroCalc/Positions tool
  • Fixed error in GUI of AstroCalc/WUT tool
  • Fixed errors in documents for scripting engine
  • Fixed typos and errors in various sky cultures
  • Fixed running scripting method core.quitStellarium(); (GH: #1363)
  • Fixed the location of Dunsink Observatory (GH: #1370)
  • Fixed rendering orbits with undefined period
  • Fixed orbital elements for comet Halley (1986) in the default ssystem_minor.ini file
  • Fixed typos in skycultures
  • Fixed odd cyclic behaviour of HiPS (GH: #1323)
  • Fixed odd survey interaction (GH: #1314)
  • Fixed crash when reference.fab file has wrong format
  • Fixed closing various dialogs (fix #1305, #1338)
  • Fixed sorting issue in AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool
  • Fixed search stars by designations (u Her and U Her are different stars!) (GH: #1282)
  • Fixed adding extra designations for stars, who already has Bayer and Flamsteed designations (GH: #1282)
  • Fixed sorting stars by their designations (partially) (GH: #1282)
  • Fixed selecting invisible stars (GH: #1331)
  • Fixed switch to native planet names when skyculture is changed in Location dialog (GH: #1203)
  • Fixed installing star names for Western (O.Hlad) skyculture (GH: #1170)
  • Fixed typecast: avoiding of jumping the markers of exoplanets and pulsars (GH: #1286)
  • Fixed handling custom shortcuts and few spell-check fixes
  • Fixed GUI issue in Observability plugin
  • Fixed inconsistency of NGC/IC list in AstroCalc/WUT tool (GH: #1310)
  • Fixed filling version info for Windows installer
  • Fixed installer for Windows
  • Fixed translatable string for Icelandic calendar
  • Fixed Puppis constellation lines in S&T skyculture (GH: #1438)
  • Fixed Mensa and Microscopium in S&T skyculture (GH: #1440)
  • Changed rendering planets: improve planets’ halos size in relation to stars’ (GH: #1361, #367)
  • Changed rendering of orbits in Satellites plugin: Hide invisible part of orbits when “hide invisible artificial sats” option is enabled
  • Changed GUI behavior: Enlarged maximum dialog size (GH: #1318)
  • Changed versioning scheme of Stellarium
  • Changed few DSO textures: reduce the size of some texture files (GH: #1442)
  • Updated Stellarium User Guide (GH: #1334)
  • Updated DSO catalog (v3.12)
  • Updated GUI of Calendars plugin
  • Updated GUI: refactored block “Additional buttons”
  • Updated description of Chinese skyculture (GH: #1410)
  • Updated Bengali descriptions for landscapes and skycultures (GH: #1380)
  • Updated nomenclature data
  • Updated few DSO outlines (GH: #1368)
  • Updated initial time steps for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool (GH: #372)
  • Updated Solar System Editor pluign: improve docs + added confirmation dialog (GH: #1304)
  • Updated DSO names
  • Updated upper limit for font size
  • Updated GUI of AstroCalc tools
  • Updated Exoplanets plugin: added extra info
  • Updated Satellites plugin: cosmetic improvement the handling the visibility of satellites by their groups
  • Removed Compass Marks plugin
  • Removed the XPM version of the app icon (GH: #1384)
  • Removed dead links from skycultures
  • Removed support of shortcuts from AstroCalc tools

Changes in Stellarium 0.20.3:

  • Fixed nutation and, with it, season beginning times
  • Many changes in AstroCalc tool and core of Stellarium
  • Many changes in Oculars and Satellites plugins
  • Updated DSO catalog

Changes in Stellarium 0.20.2:

  • Many changes in AstroCalc tool and core of Stellarium
  • Many changes in scripting engline and Script Console
  • Many changes in Oculars and Satellites plugins
  • Updated DSO catalog

Changes in Stellarium 0.20.1:

  • Added new language – Luxembourgish (lb)
  • Added proper properties for Angle Measure plugin
  • Added configurable colors for Angle Measure plugin
  • Added GUI adaptations for Angle Measure plugin
  • Added evaluates scripts in individual context (Scripting Engine)
  • Added new planetary nomenclature
  • Added use properties in Satellites plugin
  • Added overloaded Labeling functions with colors specified as Vec3f (Scripting Engine)
  • Added display proper file paths and line numbers on script errors (Scripting Engine)
  • Added test for low precision hms time conversion function (GH: #1043)
  • Added spiky stars option
  • Added checkbox to the option settings in Script Console to clear the output text before a script is run
  • Added implementation of telescope syncing in INDI client (GH: #1048)
  • Added dirty flag, set by signal from QTextEdit (Script Console)
  • Added code to set TAB stop width at 4 characters (Script Console)
  • Added code to avoid losing names after Cancel in some QFileDialog (Script Console)
  • Added implementation of FSM to tranfer properly between dirty/filename states on load, save, clear, edit, expand actions (Script Console)
  • Added special case Catalogs/Other in GUI for objects without identifier (DSO Catalog v3.9)
  • Added Oculus plugin (disabled by default; GH: #1056)
  • Fixed ANGLE support for Windows package (GH: #1035, #1034)
  • Fixed keyboard navigation in Oculars plugin (GH: #1036)
  • Fixed Russian translation for Windows installer
  • Fixed data blunder: severely wrong slope for upcoming comet (GH: #1033)
  • Fixed flipping galactic/Supergalactic labels on Southern hemisphere (GH: #1028)
  • Fixed translations ‘Set FOV to XXX degrees’ when language is changed
  • Fixed possible segfault in SolarSystem class
  • Fixed building Stellarium without scripting
  • Fixed (restored) fading switch effect in Satellites plugin
  • Fixed (inverted) realistic/iconic mode labeling in Satellites plugin
  • Fixed (renamed) properties to better follow conventions in Satellites plugin
  • Fixed visualization mode in Satellites plugin
  • Fixed time conversion for low precision form (GH: #1042)
  • Fixed jerking an animation of movement of Solar system bodies (GH: #1041)
  • Fixed name for SH2-308 (DSO Catalog v3.9)
  • Fixed filter properly objects by catalogs (DSO Catalog v3.9; GH: #1052)
  • Fixed few wrong objects in DSO catalog (DSO Catalog v3.9)
  • Fixed WUI of Remote Control plugin
  • Updated fix for ghost comet in ortographic projection issue (GH: #389)
  • Updated list of contributors
  • Updated code: simplified RegExp results handling
  • Changed Vec3f& to Vec3f asreturn type for functions called from scripts in some classes (Scripting Engine)
  • Re-implement getDecAngle, fixing some inconsistencies (GH: #1051)
  • Removed Abell planetary nebulae catalog (DSO Catalog v3.9)

Changes in Stellarium 0.20.0:

  • Added Almagest skyculture (GH: #1017)
  • Added missing Ukrainian translations for landscapes (GH: #891)
  • Added show an altitude of perigee/apogee for satellites (GH: #910)
  • Added show an orbit inclination info for satellites (GH: #910)
  • Added support INDIGO for Telescope Control plugin
  • Added tool for extract dates of releases with their versions from ChangeLog and update list of these releases in stellarium.appdata.xml file
  • Added particular refresh method for Oculars plugin to see immediate changes of CCD properties
  • Added displaying last updated TLE for users
  • Added a SIMBAD lookup name query to the Search Dialog (GH: #831)
  • Added the configuration file and shell scripts to translate skyculture and landscape descriptions with po4a (GH: #908)
  • Added new config and GUI option to change behaviour of focusing on day spinner in Date and Time dialog (GH: #939)
  • Added context for name an asteroid (849) Ara to resolve translation issue
  • Added a failure warning for Solar System Editor plugin (GH: #932)
  • Added Cross-origin (CORS) support to Remote Control plugin (GH: #942)
  • Added support for CORS preflight request to the Remote Control plugin (GH: #944)
  • Added a minimum near clipping plane distance: slightly improves rendering of Saturn viewed from Pan (GH: #435)
  • Added a GimbalOrbit for the “Observer” planets: allows arbitrary viewpoints by keyboard action (GH: #946)
  • Added new nomenclature items
  • Added new type of planetary feature
  • Added automatize for creating Windows installers and signing them (GH: #969)
  • Added configuring colors for ocular circles, sensor frames and text output in Oculars plugin (GH: #967)
  • Added a toggle action to switch visibility of Ocular GUI button bar (GH: #964)
  • Added allowing for assign shortcut for opening the config dialogues of plugins (GH: #964)
  • Added display references for proper names of celestial object in description of skyculture
  • Added texlive-fonts-recommended to apt-get install doc (GH: #959)
  • Added hourly proper motion for planets, minor planets and comets (GH: #957)
  • Added shortcuts to change GimbalOrbit distance
  • Added actions for rotate reticles into Oculars plugin
  • Added modern rotational elements for Solar system objects (GH: #950)
  • Added linear model in the first approximation for smooth reduce the brightness of Jovian moons for get more realistic look (GH: #979)
  • Added partitions to the Great Circles (GH: #993)
  • Added properties for control of line partitions (GH: #993)
  • Added fixed distinct length for 30, 10, 5, 1 degree marks for partitions (GH: #993)
  • Added configurable thickness for partitions (GH: #993)
  • Added German set of navigational stars
  • Added nautical navigation data for navigation stars (GH: #955, #408)
  • Added special name for landing location (translatable string “landing site”) to avoid using “-“ as name and good look
  • Added comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) as potential superbright comet (a Great Comet)
  • Added asteroid (101955) Bennu (provisional designation 1999 RQ36) with texture (and nomenclature some time early)
  • Added option to hide Scripts Console at script running
  • Fixed script for installing asterisms data in Western: Rey skyculture
  • Fixed typos in sky culture and landscape descriptions (GH: #892, #896, #899, #929, #927, #926, #905)
  • Fixed restoring star labels state to default value after disabling displaying the Navigational stars data (GH: #898)
  • Fixed work AstroCalc/Transits tool for pulsars
  • Fixed displaying proper name and designation of pulsars (the output format was unificate with other objects)
  • Fixed scaling FOV for CCD with OAG (Oculars plugin)
  • Fixed resetting zoom level in Oculars plugin when CCD frame is rotation (GH: #895)
  • Fixed name for M48 (GH: #902)
  • Fixed CCD rotation issue (GH: #934)
  • Fixed wrong text placement on center of screen, when vertical offset is defined (GH: #904)
  • Fixed potential bug for updating standard magnitudes for satellites
  • Fixed a spurious bad answer in Search Tool (GH: #831)
  • Fixed location manager for API changes to GPSd 3.20 (GH: #925)
  • Fixed updating TLE for satellites with leading zeros in ID (GH: #920, #897)
  • Fixed data formatting for Meteor Showers Search Tool
  • Fixed selection the meteor shower from Meteor Showers Search Tool
  • Fixed Corona size on HiDPI screens (GH: #911)
  • Fixed caching of precession values not being used (GH: #915)
  • Fixed color conversion for markers of meteor showers from old format
  • Fixed setting thickness of lines for constellations and boundaries
  • Fixed jittering labels and moons hints
  • Fixed the flawed 2013 brightness model for Venus
  • Fixed manage slider by keyboard in AstroCalc/Graphs[Monthly Elevation] tool (GH: #936)
  • Fixed crash when observer is on spaceship
  • Fixed behaviour of draw the trails of planets
  • Fixed opening User Directory in Script Console if scripts directory into User Directory does not exist (GH: #963)
  • Fixed crash with the extrainfostrings
  • Fixed behaviour of Bookmarks highlights: fool protection is enabled (GH: #917)
  • Fixed enabling a reticle for eyepieces in Oculars plugin
  • Fixed getting weird data for eclipse magnitude value during transits of inner planets
  • Fixed viewing Phobos from Mars
  • Fixed velocity value for KeplerOrbit around planets (GH: #950)
  • Fixed a few potential problems (CWE-476)
  • Fixed constellation lines for Babylonian (Seleucid) sky culture
  • Fixed crash Stellarium, when meteor shower selected and you tried set date to outside the activity range of selected shower (Fix #975)
  • Fixed crash Stellarium on trying select inactive meteor shower in Search Tool/Lists (Fix #975)
  • Fixed displaying info for inactive meteor showers
  • Fixed missing translatable strings for nomenclature data
  • Fixed the time rate when Solar system body is selected: adjust time resetting for planet proper motion display (GH: #1006)
  • Fixed GUI issue: switch off true time indicator when scene is paused
  • Fixed false comet in orthographic projection (GH: #389)
  • Fixed black rendering of lunar pole (GH: #992)
  • Fixed hiding the cardinal points on “planetary observers”
  • Fixed weird axis orientation of the Moon (GH: #974)
  • Fixed name of a script
  • Fixed hides data in Ocular plugin: changed the priority level of drawing for Equation of Time and Pointer Coordinates plugins (GH: #987)
  • Fixed crash when observer is on spaceship and target planet is Solar system minor body
  • Fixed location info string on bottom bar when observer is on spaceship
  • Fixed compilation Stellarium on Solaris (Clang 9.0; SunOS 5.11)
  • Updated set of GUI icons (GH: #804)
  • Updated list of countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2) and list of locations (GH: #894)
  • Updated list of contributors
  • Updated Ukrainian translation of the sky culture descriptions (GH: #900, #907, #912)
  • Updated GUI of the Satellites plugin: the color picker button was split into 3 buttons to define separate colors for info, orbit and marker of satellite (GH: #910)
  • Updated “Save settings” button behaviour: when button “Save settings” are pressed, then emitted signal configurationDataSaved() and all plugins are saved the config data too (GH: #906)
  • Updated scripts
  • Updated Scripting Console (GH: #995)
  • Updated code for Orbit class: combined EllipticalOrbit and CometOrbit classes to KeplerOrbit
  • Updated list of MSVC versions for StelLogger class
  • Updated GUI for Oculars plugin and changed focus policy for Oculars GUI buttons (GH: #956)
  • Updated GUI for Information tab: define new ProperMotion InfoStringGroup flag, and adapt GUI, settings and StarWrapper (GH: #957)
  • Updated InfoString: improved readability (HTML symbol syntax instead of Unicode char numbers)
  • Updated GUI and shortcuts info for Oculars plugin
  • Updated GUI for Script Console
  • Updated Moon phases info: Restore/sanitize handling of named moon phases (GH: #950)
  • Updated trails behaviour: when planet is changed the trails should be recreated
  • Updated trails behaviour: include moons of current planet into planet trails
  • Updated trails behaviour: allow limitation (early cutoff) of trail length
  • Updated behaviour for selection of meteor showers in Search Dialog (Ctrl+Alt+M) of the Meteor Shower plugin
  • Updated default list of TLE sources in Satellites plugin
  • Updated Korean translations for Windows Installer (GH: #980)
  • Updated DSO names: synced few names from SIMBAD
  • Updated the pulsars catalog and tool for generate of JSON catalog from the original data (GH: #989)
  • Updated SSD: synced the data by JPL HORIZON for some Solar system minor bodies
  • Removed outdated and abandoned code
  • Removed code for separate handling hotkeys from Oculars plugin
  • Removed unnecessary orbit data from Comets and MinorPlanets (GH: #950)
  • Removed of code repetition (GH: #950)

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System Requirements:


  • Linux/Unix; Windows 7 and above; Mac OS X 10.12.0 and above
  • 3D graphics card which supports OpenGL 3.0 and GLSL 1.3
  • 512 MiB RAM
  • 250 MiB on disk
  • keyboard


  • Linux/Unix; Windows 7 and above; Mac OS X 10.12.0 and above
  • 3D graphics card which supports OpenGL 3.3 and above
  • 1 GiB RAM or more
  • 1.5 GiB on disk
  • keyboard

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3 Comments on Stellarium 0.20.4 – Update for Windows

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    Did you notice: Windows 64 bit contains an incorrect link!

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    Yeah I noticed that also, hehe hey, its free, im not complaining. :)

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    The MAC file is Windows and the Windows is for MAC!!!