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.
It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.
Stellarium is available for Linux, Unix, Windows, Mac OS X and Android.
- default catalogue of over 600,000 stars
- extra catalogues with more than 210 million stars
- asterisms and illustrations of the constellations
- constellations for eleven 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
- eclipse simulation
- skinnable landscapes, now with spheric panorama projection
Changes in version 0.14.3:
- Fixed perspective mode with offset viewport in scenery3d
- Added Bengali description for landscapes
- Added background transparency in Oculars plugin
- Fixed serial port issue on Windows version
- Fixed MESA mode on Windows
- Fixed Stellarium crashes in ocular view of Saturn, ,Neptune, Uranus
- Fixed artifacts in rendering of Mercury in the Sun
- Fixed loading scenes for Scenery 3D plugin
- Fixed movement of radiant when time is switched manually
- Fixed changing name of planet
Homepage – http://www.stellarium.org
Size: 143 MB