Stellarium

Stellarium 0.19.1.1

Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer.

Freeware
Windows
245 MB
10,793
5 8 votes

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 allow to search an inactive meteor showers in Search Tool/Lists tool
  • Added ‘Azimuth vs. Time’ graph into AstroCalc/Graphs tool
  • Added feature to show tracks for latest several selected planets (GH: #539)
  • Added calculation and showing the orbital period for artificial satellites
  • Added revolutions per day info for artificial satellites
  • Added tools for jumping to the next or previous time of rising, transit or setting for selected object (GH: #484)
  • Added new behavoir for AstroCalc/Graphs when clicking within graph area now sets current time.
  • Added simplification in topocentric correction (GH: #391)
  • Added parallactic angle function (added it to infostring and infomap also)
  • Added hour angle and sidereal time to infomap
  • Added apply rotation when drawing Solar Corona (GH: #699)
  • Fixed draw corona when atmosphere is switched off
  • Fixed airmass in infomap
  • Fixed issue in script ‘Mercury Triple Sunrise and Sunset’
  • Fixed crash of Stellarium for eyepieces with permanent crosshair
  • Fixed Stellarium crash when Remote Control plugin is working
  • Fixed computation of assume radius for minor planets.
  • Fixed the issue of the scrolling not working properly on Mac (GH: #393)
  • Fixed crash in Scripting Engine (Hide artificial satellites through StelProperties in core.clear() method to avoid crash if plugin was didn’t loaded)
  • Fixed planetarium crash in HiPS (network manager delete problem)
  • Fixed position problems on the Poles (GH: #391)
  • Fixed scaling Telrad sign on HighDPI monitors
  • Fixed surface occlusion bug even with landscape turned off in scripting engine (GH: #680)
  • Fixed building with cmake -DBUILD_SHARED_LIBS=ON (GH: #683)
  • Fixed error in constellation file format (Babylonian)
  • Fixed Europe/Volgograd time zone settings (GH: #686)
  • Fixed HiPS handling of allsky download (GH: #671)
  • Fixed progress bar rendering (GH: #671)
  • Fixed positive declinations issue in AstroCalc tool when option ‘Use decimal degrees’ is enabled (GH: #690)
  • Fixed file names inconsistency
  • Fixed constellation line in “Japanese Moon Stations” skyculture
  • Fixed file name for constellation boundaries in Stellarium User Guide
  • Fixed the user interface problems in Oculars plug-in (GH: #580)
  • Fixed getting the wrong values in objects/info method for selected object for different formats (Remote Control plugin)
  • Fixed refresh plots when AstroCalc dialog becomes visible again (AstroCalc/Graphs tool)
  • Fixed jquery vulnerability (GH: #694)
  • Fixed date and time dialog behaviour: Hour/Minute/Second spinners now correctly trigger signals dateChanged(), dateChangedByYear and dateChangedForMonth() when days, months or years are affected by it.
  • Fixed update graphs in AstroCalc/Graphs tool when days change
  • Updated planetary nomenclature
  • Updated common names of stars and DSO’s
  • Updated cmake rules for Windows deployment
  • Updated DSO textures
  • Updated behaviour of HiPS survey if Stellarium started without network (GH: #681)
  • Updated GUI for ArchaeoLines plugin (GH: #689, #682)
  • Updated default pulsars catalog (v1.60)
  • Updated list of asterisms
  • Updated AstroCalc tools: many optimizations
  • Excluded Armintxe skyculture and landscape from default package