Stellarium 0.21.0

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

0.21.029 Mar 2021 06:25 minor feature: We have finally completed our work on accurate planet axes, including Lunar libration. Visualisation of Earth shadow for Lunar eclipses. Better texture for the Lunar surface. Added the latest algorithms for planet magnitudes. Enhanced Calendars plugin. Replaced "arabic" by more accurate "al-Sufi" skyculture. Planets are now scalable and Solar glare switchable for didactic applications. Added accurate planet axis orientation and rotation (GH: #502, #151): Added lunar libration (GH: #877). Added lines for the Invariable Plane and Projected Solar Equator (GH: #358). Added solar altitude to planetary feature nomenclature. Added describe planetary coordinates and changes in the nomenclature display into Stellarium User Guide. Added new language: Spanish (Latin America). Added ability to scaling of Sun and planets. Added new magnitude algorithms for planets from Mallama Hilton 2018 (GH: #574). Added Earth shadow circles for topocentric observer (GH: #430). Added new 4k texture for the Moon (required re-balancing planet shader brightness). Added lower limit for aFOV parameter of ocular in the GUI to avoid input wrong data. Added visibility of an antisolar point for other planets. Added ability to get all designations of DSO in scripts. Added ability to show hourly motion in decimal degrees. Added more cardinal points. Added ability to switching off drawing of Solar glare. Added a new sky culture based on Al-Sufi "Book of Stars" written 964 AD. Added Old Hindu calendars. Added Islamic (algorithmic) and Hebrew calendar. Added French Revolution calendar (arithmetic version). Added Persian (arithmetic) calendar. Added button to set standard atmosphere. Added ability to translation/transliteration of Roman (latin) terms. Added ability to use UTC time when navigational stars are displayed. Added acknowledgment section into Help/About window. Added cosmetic for radio communication data: no need extra precision to show data in Satellites plugin. compatibility of ToneReproducer s
0.20.429 Dec 2020 03:16 minor feature: Added Calendars plugin. Many changes in AstroCalc tool and core of Stellarium. Many changes in plugins. Updated DSO catalog. Added Balinese Pawukon calendar into Calendars plugin. Added notes on polygonal landscapes (technical restrictions). Added Calendars plugin. Added configurable values for quick FOV tool. Added new zoom algorithm. 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. Added Galactic Center and Anticenter points. Added a config option to use multisampling for rendering "Planet"s. 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. Added show angular distance between the moon and host planet. Added classical cepheids filter for AstroCalc/WUT tool. Added Algol-type eclipsing systems filter for AstroCalc/WUT tool. 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. Added config option to hide selection markers (default: viewing/flag_show_selection_marker = true). Added export list of objects as Stellarium bookmarks into AstroCalc/WUT tool. Added support capital Greek chars in Search Tool. Added some discoverer s original designation for double stars as their scientific designations. Added option to hide unlabelled ephemeris markers. Added ability to run the silent uninstall Stellarium in Windows. Added ability use decimals value for ephemeris steps in AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool
0.20.328 Sep 2020 05:45 minor feature: 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. Added sorting for Bookmark dialog. Added B pass band for compute photometric values of nebulae. Added missing QPushButton:checked style matching 'pressed'. Added show standard magnitude and RCS info for satellites in the GUI of Satellites plugin. Added new filters for satellites. Added GUI buttons to define object information font color at daylight and for overwrite mode. Added 2 new columns for AstroCalc/Positions tool (Elevation and Elongation). Added editable keyboard shortcut for buttons in AstroCalc tools. Added allowance to loading bookmark without date/location change (GH: #882). Added new initial time steps in AstroCalc/Phenomena tool. Added option to use on the screen star designations only. Added option in the GUI to define color of text in Equation of Time plugin. Added new button into Shortcut Editor and added new tool to restoring defaults. Added action to restart trails. Added "current vertical" line. Added support custom time steps for ephemeris in AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool. Added ability to show several objects' ephemerides in AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool. Added using texture for satellite, when he crossing of the Moon or the Sun. Added automatic saving changes of satellites properties in Satellites plugin. Added instructions for building Stellarium from source code. Added new groups of satellites: all new groups of satellites based on their orbital properties. Added info about altitude classifications for geocentric orbits in Satellites plugin. Added pixel grid for sensors to Ocular plugin. Added keyboard shortcut for toggle focuser overlay to Oculars plugin. Added keyboard shortcuts to toggle sensor crop overlay to Oculars plugin. Added keyboard shortcuts to toggle sensor pixel grid to Oculars plugin. Added show a binning info for CCD to Oculars GUI Panel. Added option into GUI to togg
0.20.223 Jun 2020 05:45 minor feature: 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. Added rectangular sensor crop overlay support Oculars . Added support newly marker in Search Tool (Position and Settings tabs) Search Tool . Added new features for scripting engine: extend the JavaScript classes corresponding to Vec3f and Vec3d Scripting . Added options to be able to define and use custom FOV circles for Telrad Oculars . Added VecMath tests for the new functions. Added VecMath feature: Vector/QColor conversions. Added feature to set current date and time as initial data when AstroCalc/Ephemeris is open AstroCalc . Added notification for user when version of DSO catalog is mismatched. Added support Trumpler Catalogue (Tr or Trumpler) DSO Catalog, v3.10 (GH: #965). Added support Stock Catalogue (St or Stock) DSO Catalog, v3.10 (GH: #965). Added support Ruprecht Catalogue (Ru or Ruprecht) DSO Catalog, v3.10 (GH: #965). Added support "van den Bergh-Hagen Catalogue" (VdB-Ha) DSO Catalog, v3.10 (GH: #965). Added support search by long name for Trumpler, Stock, Ruprecht, Collinder and Melotte catalogues DSO Catalog, v3.10 . Added new type of DSO objects: region of the sky DSO Catalog, v3.10 . Added special case for improve DSO regions visibility DSO Catalog, v3.10 . Added outlines for DSO regions DSO Catalog, v3.10 . Added marker of center of FOV on the sky Special Markers . Added circular marker of FOV on the sky Special Markers . Added rectangular marker of FOV on the sky Special Markers . Added tool for adjustable thickness of the planetary trails. Added tool for adjustable line thickness for ephemeris lines. Added tool for adjustable thickness of the planetary orbits. Added a column, showing the elevation of the object at transit times into AstroCalc/WUT tool AstroCalc . Added new category into AstroCalc/WUT tool: regions of the sky AstroCalc . Added new c
0.20.121 Apr 2020 03:25 minor feature: Restore working Stellarium in ANGLE mode on Window. Many changes in scripting engline and Script Console. in GUI and plugins. Updated DSO catalog. 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. 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. 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. ANGLE support for Windows package. keyboard navigation in Oculars plugin. Russian translation for Windows installer. data blunder: severely wrong slope for upcoming comet. flipping galactic/Supergalactic labels on Southern hemisphere. translations 'Set FOV to XXX degrees' when language is changed. possible segfault in SolarSystem class. building Stellarium without scripting. (restored) fading switch effect in Satellites plugin. (inverted) realistic/iconic mode labeling in Satellites plugin. (renamed) properties to better follow conventions in Satellites plugin. visualization mode in Satellites plugin. time conversion fo
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.