Stellarium

Stellarium 0.19.3.1

Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer.

Freeware
Windows
252 MB
11,733
4.6 9 votes
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It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.

Sky

  • default catalogue of over 600,000 stars
  • extra catalogues with more than 210 million stars
  • asterisms and illustrations of the constellations
  • constellations for twelve different cultures
  • images of nebulae (full Messier catalogue)
  • realistic Milky Way
  • very realistic atmosphere, sunrise and sunset
  • the planets and their satellites

Interface

  • 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

Visualisation

  • equatorial and azimuthal grids
  • star twinkling
  • shooting stars
  • eclipse simulation
  • supernovae simulation
  • skinnable landscapes, now with spheric panorama projection

Customizability

  • 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...

What's New:

  • Added Vts plugin (GH: #880)
  • Added Chinese translation for skycultures (GH: #788)
  • Added support superior and inferior conjunctions for inner planets in AstroCalc/Phenomena tool (GH: #789)
  • Added support greatest elongations for inner planets in AstroCalc/Phenomena tool (GH: #789)
  • Added compute stationary points in AstroCalc/Phenomena tool (GH: #789)
  • Added new groups of objects for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
  • Added magnitudes for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
  • Added brightness limit for planetary nebulae (speed-up for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool)
  • Added 2 new functions for AstroCalc/Graphs tool
  • Added support of connecting line between the ephemeris markers (GH: #758, #805)
  • Added support skipping of labels for visualization of data into AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool (GH: #758)
  • Added acknowledgements entry for plugins
  • Added some more references and acknowledgements for few plugins
  • Added some DSO textures (GH: #798, #824, #878)
  • Added new GUI options and tooltips for AstroCalc/Ephemeris and AstroCalc/Phenomena tools
  • Added parallax accuracy info for the stars (GH: #87)
  • Added new planetary nomenclature
  • Added selected dwarf and minot planets for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
  • Added error info for distance (taken from parallax)
  • Added heliocentric speed to Apex markers
  • Added support of SYNC command for LX200 and NexStar protocols (Telescope Control Plugin) (GH: #667, #727)
  • Added asteroid (162173) Ryugu and moon Puck (Uranus XV)
  • Added filters for open/globular star clusters in DSO tab (GH: #841)
  • Added categories “open star clusters” and “globular star clusters” into AstroCalc/WUT tool (GH: #841)
  • Added new type of shape for markers (MarkerMgr/scripting)
  • Added new option for visualization of ephemeris markers (AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool)
  • Added tool for smart format dates of ephemeris on the sky (AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool)
  • Added new option for CCD (switching scaling FOV) in Oculars plugin (GH: #834)
  • Added option to allow drawing FOV outline for ocular (Oculars plugin)
  • Added an optional cardinal points to the ocular view (GH: #421)
  • Added some stars to Chinese skyculture and Chinese contemporary skyculture (GH: #848)
  • Added option to enable align the crosshair in equatorial coordinate system (GH: #852)
  • Added option to use one color for info text (overwrite color mode) for all objects
  • Added ASCOM telescope client into Telescope Control plugin (Windows only) (GH: #761, #406)
  • Added 2 new config options for developers to build Stellarium package
  • Added Pinyin transliteration to Chinese sky culture (GH: #867)
  • Added support display of asterisms and ray helpers for Western (Rey) starlore (GH: #855)
  • Added tool with keyboard shortcut for deselect the selected object (GH: #857)
  • Added new tool (AstroCalc/Transits) info AstroCalc window (GH: #872)
  • Added new option (duration) into AstroCalc/Graphs [Graphs] tool (GH: #874)
  • Added an optional calculations for perihelion and aphelion of the planets into AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool (GH: #874)
  • Added tool to adjustable line thickness of celestial grids and lines (GH: #828)
  • Added line thickness setting into ArchaeoLines plugin
  • Added new stars and exoplanets names according to IAU NameExoWorlds
  • Fixed coordinates for Taldykorgan (Kazakhstan) (GH: #782)
  • Fixed drawing of Off-Axis Guider (GH: #784)
  • Fixed wrong rendering FOV through eyepiece when telescope is changed (GH: #211)
  • Fixed parsing the designation of interstellar objects for MPC online search tool
  • Fixed compute minutes in low precision case from deciman hours (GH: #792)
  • Fixed double (mirrored) ephemeris lines in perspective projection (GH: #811, #813)
  • Fixed exclude moons from compute of greatest elongations and stationary points on non-terrestrial locations (AstroCalc/Phenomena tool)
  • Fixed compute behaviour for “Sun, planets and moons” option on non-terrestrial locations (AstroCalc/Phenomena tool)
  • Fixed cache problem for compute Moon’s age in some cases
  • Fixed crash in AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool in specific cases (GH: #822)
  • Fixed displaying obvious wrong distance for stars (GH: #402, #404)
  • Fixed wrong rendering the screen in night mode with fractional scaling (GH: #827)
  • Fixed getting revision number for non-release builds when git is not installed or using source tarball
  • Fixed wrong distances of the clusters in the Large Magellanic Cloud (GH: #840)
  • Fixed crash when star catalogs description is updated
  • Fixed abbreviation of asterism Sudor Ophiuchi
  • Fixed wrong zooming in Telrad (GH: #832)
  • Fixed about data for Oculars plugin and updated the version of plugin
  • Fixed support mirrored cardinals for ocular view
  • Fixed crash when “gravity labels” is enabled (GH: #847)
  • Fixed the space char problem for gravity labels
  • Fixed work scripting functions saveState and restoreState (GH: #849)
  • Fixed font scaling for text around CCD frame for HiDPI screens
  • Fixed translation errors in Danish (GH: #865)
  • Fixed saving of stars twinkle setting (GH: #862)
  • Fixed crash for saving file in AstroCalc/WUT tool when category of objects is not selected
  • Fixed obtaining some data for plot graphs in Exoplanets plugin
  • Fixed DSO catalog (unexsist objects)
  • Fixed object information text color in eyepiece view at daytime (GH: #858)
  • Fixed plot for culmination height jumps at daylight saving time (GH: #876)
  • Fixed crash with negative JDs
  • Fixed setting the minimum data step for labels in AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool (GH: #871)
  • Fixed translation issues for Nomenclature
  • Fixed translation issues for Nebulae
  • Fixed translation months of activity for the meteor showers
  • Fixed solar halo drawing issue (GH: #879)
  • Fixed ASCOM settings translation issue (GH: #881)
  • Fixed for paths render with orthographic projection (GH: #811)
  • Fixed wrap-around rendering artefacts for Comet tails in Cylindrical and similar projections
  • Fixed artefacts in some projections for old-style landscapes (GH: #366)
  • Fixed Date and Time dialog: set focus on day spinner by default (GH: #886)
  • Updated outlines for DSO (the data taken from OpenNGC catalog)
  • Updated TelescopeControl plugin: Attempt to fix protocol mismatches for LX200 (GH: #818)
  • Updated some DSO textures (GH: #783, #798, #815, #817, #824, #878)
  • Updated scripting engine documentation
  • Updated Stellarium User Guide
  • Updated options for Windows installer (GH: #819)
  • Updated AstroCalc/PC tool
  • Updated parallax info string: let’s use milliarcseconds for parallax for whole planetarium
  • Updated default bookmarks for asteroids in Solar System Editor plugin
  • Updated default bookmarks for comets in Solar System Editor plugin
  • Updated the initial steps for newly added minor and dwarf planets into AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
  • Updated rules for including OpenSSL libraries into Windows package (GH: #786)
  • Updated GUI for Sky and viewing options window
  • Updated attributes for HDPI support
  • Updated lunar terminator visibility
  • Updated ephemeris marker style: it was switched to use new type of shape to balancing the visual style
  • Updated spectral data for HIP stars from SIMBAD/Gaia data
  • Updated variable stars data (HIP subset from GCVS 5.1 catalog)
  • Updated behaviour: hide zodiacal light when whole Solar system bodies are hidden
  • Updating StelProperty behaviour: allow suppression of a warning when a StelProperty cannot be found - should be used when requesting plugin properties!
  • Updated AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool: excluding moons from list of celestial bodies (except the moons of current planet) to simplificate.
  • Removed filter for star clusters from DSO tab (GH: #841)
  • Removed “star clusters” category from AstroCalc/WUT tool (GH: #841)