Stellarium 0.20.0

A planetarium software that renders a 3D simulation of the night sky. * 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

Tags c++ opengl astronomy simulation c++ c
License GNU GPL
State stable

Recent Releases

0.20.030 Mar 2020 12:25 minor feature: Refactoring and updating the GUI. Deep refactoring code, related to Solar system. Many improvements in the code of plugins. Added Almagest skyculture. 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. 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
0.19.323 Dec 2019 03:15 minor feature: Direct ASCOM support for Telescope Control plugin on Windows. Refactoring the GUI. Many improvements in the code. Added many DSO textures. Improvements in DSO catalog. Many improvements in AstroCalc tool. 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. 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 (Astro
0.19.230 Sep 2019 02:39 major feature:
0.13.325 Apr 2015 23:05 major bugfix: This version contains over 30 closed bugs and includes some wishes and new nice features - like visualization of the 3D landscapes and extra DSO catalogs.
0.13.226 Jan 2015 15:05 minor feature: This version contains over 70 closed bugs and includes some wishes and new nice features - like visualization of the zodiacal light and new sky cultures.