Stellarium

0.18.2 05 Nov 2018

Desktop planetarium of the live sky above you (beta).

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Developer website: Canonical Ltd.

Stellarium is an open source desktop planetarium. It renders the skies in realtime using OpenGL, which means the skies will look exactly like what you see with your eyes, binoculars, or a small telescope. Stellarium is very simple to use, which is one of its biggest advantages: it can easily be used by beginners.

What's New

Version 0.18.2:
Added:
  • GUI improvements for AstroCalc tool
  • Elongation support for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
  • Support decimal degrees format for AstroCalc tool
  • Handle keypressing for list of matching objects in AstroCalc/WUT tool
  • Filters for enlisted objects in Search Tool/Lists tool
  • Filters for list of matching objects in AstroCalc/WUT tool
  • New textures for moons
  • Column with angular distance from the Moon into AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
  • Special case for partial solar eclipses in AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
  • Centering text for headers in AstroCalc/Phenomena, AstroCalc/Ephemeris and AstroCalc/Positions tools
  • "clear" button for search of artificial satellites in the selected group (Satellites plugin)
  • Additional context for term ‘Transit’ (GH: #215)
  • Artwork for some Maori constellations
  • Support Abell Catalog of Planetary Nebulae (Abell, 1966)
  • Distances for some planetary nebulae (DSO)
  • Possibility to select all constellations through scripts and hotkeys
  • New language (Urdu)
  • Additional level of checks for JSON documents
  • Lokono sky culture
  • Support to add/subtract calendric month through hotkeys (GH: #232)
  • Support ‘ESO/Uppsala Survey of the ESO(B) Atlas’
  • Processing the 30x HTTP codes for Quasars, Pulsars, Historical Supernovae, Bright Novae, Meteor Showers and Exoplanets plugins (GH: #236, #231, #229, #227, #226, #225, #224, #223)
  • Visual magnitudes and sizes for Abell planetary nebulae
  • Support Milkyway saturation effect (GH: #175, #242)
  • Henriksson solution (2017) for Schoch formula for DeltaT (1931)
  • Actions (without default hotkeys) to toggle Moon and Minor body scaling
  • Script "Jupiter and triple shadow phenomena"
  • Script "Jupiter without Galilean satellites"
  • Script "Occultations of bright stars by planets"
  • Script "Mutual occultations of planets"
Fixed:
  • Sorting rules for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
  • Moon HiPS rendering during eclipse
  • URL of API for "Location from network" feature (GH: #218)
  • Some errors in DSO catalog
  • Crash in the combination: constellation is selected and sky culture has been changed
  • Earth shadow on scaled Moon during eclipse
  • Auto-enabling landscapes when setObserverLocation is call (LP: #1783752)
  • Position of Jupiter moons: updated theory to L1.2 (GH: #222)
  • Cross-index data issue (DSO)
  • The term for altitude above sea level (GH: #247)
  • Desync bug with IAU Constellation and constellation borders (GH: #246)
  • Reserved identifier violation issue (GH: #243)
  • Trouble with selection priority of nomenclature items for celestial bodies in deep shadow (GH: #239)
  • Parsing error in constellation IAU borders lookup (GH: #241)
  • Compiler warnings when GPS support is disabled (GH: #240)
  • Potential crash for Meteor showers plugin
  • Crash (segmentation fault) for sporadic meteors with max ZHR
Updated:
  • Scripts
  • Behaviour of deselectConstellations() method (LP: #1780951)
  • Epimetheus texture
  • Behaviour of "clear" button for Search and AstroCalc/WUT tools
  • List of locations
  • List of DSO names
  • Behaviour of Oculars button on bottom toolbar: hidden by default
  • Default bookmarks of Solar System Editor plugin (GH: #180)
  • Script ‘Partial Lunar Eclipse’
  • Default host for GeoIP service
  • The appdata file (GH: #234)
  • Behaviour of Location dialog: allowed to use resort GPS location at next startup and disable IP query when GPS is used
Other:

SUG:

  • Fixed bibtex link
  • Fixed links for HCG data (GH: #212)
  • Removed support of terrible Qt plural forms
Added:
  • GUI improvements for AstroCalc tool
  • Elongation support for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
  • Support decimal degrees format for AstroCalc tool
  • Handle keypressing for list of matching objects in AstroCalc/WUT tool
  • Filters for enlisted objects in Search Tool/Lists tool
  • Filters for list of matching objects in AstroCalc/WUT tool
  • New textures for moons
  • Column with angular distance from the Moon into AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
  • Special case for partial solar eclipses in AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
  • Centering text for headers in AstroCalc/Phenomena, AstroCalc/Ephemeris and AstroCalc/Positions tools
  • "clear" button for search of artificial satellites in the selected group (Satellites plugin)
  • Additional context for term ‘Transit’ (GH: #215)
  • Artwork for some Maori constellations
  • Support Abell Catalog of Planetary Nebulae (Abell, 1966)
  • Distances for some planetary nebulae (DSO)
  • Possibility to select all constellations through scripts and hotkeys
  • New language (Urdu)
  • Additional level of checks for JSON documents
  • Lokono sky culture
  • Support to add/subtract calendric month through hotkeys (GH: #232)
  • Support ‘ESO/Uppsala Survey of the ESO(B) Atlas’
  • Processing the 30x HTTP codes for Quasars, Pulsars, Historical Supernovae, Bright Novae, Meteor Showers and Exoplanets plugins (GH: #236, #231, #229, #227, #226, #225, #224, #223)
  • Visual magnitudes and sizes for Abell planetary nebulae
  • Support Milkyway saturation effect (GH: #175, #242)
  • Henriksson solution (2017) for Schoch formula for DeltaT (1931)
  • Actions (without default hotkeys) to toggle Moon and Minor body scaling
  • Script "Jupiter and triple shadow phenomena"
  • Script "Jupiter without Galilean satellites"
  • Script "Occultations of bright stars by planets"
  • Script "Mutual occultations of planets"
Fixed:
  • Sorting rules for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
  • Moon HiPS rendering during eclipse
  • URL of API for "Location from network" feature (GH: #218)
  • Some errors in DSO catalog
  • Crash in the combination: constellation is selected and sky culture has been changed
  • Earth shadow on scaled Moon during eclipse
  • Auto-enabling landscapes when setObserverLocation is call (LP: #1783752)
  • Position of Jupiter moons: updated theory to L1.2 (GH: #222)
  • Cross-index data issue (DSO)
  • The term for altitude above sea level (GH: #247)
  • Desync bug with IAU Constellation and constellation borders (GH: #246)
  • Reserved identifier violation issue (GH: #243)
  • Trouble with selection priority of nomenclature items for celestial bodies in deep shadow (GH: #239)
  • Parsing error in constellation IAU borders lookup (GH: #241)
  • Compiler warnings when GPS support is disabled (GH: #240)
  • Potential crash for Meteor showers plugin
  • Crash (segmentation fault) for sporadic meteors with max ZHR
Updated:
  • Scripts
  • Behaviour of deselectConstellations() method (LP: #1780951)
  • Epimetheus texture
  • Behaviour of "clear" button for Search and AstroCalc/WUT tools
  • List of locations
  • List of DSO names
  • Behaviour of Oculars button on bottom toolbar: hidden by default
  • Default bookmarks of Solar System Editor plugin (GH: #180)
  • Script ‘Partial Lunar Eclipse’
  • Default host for GeoIP service
  • The appdata file (GH: #234)
  • Behaviour of Location dialog: allowed to use resort GPS location at next startup and disable IP query when GPS is used
Other:

SUG:

  • Fixed bibtex link
  • Fixed links for HCG data (GH: #212)
  • Removed support of terrible Qt plural forms

Requirements

  • OS X 10.10 or later
  • 3D graphics card which supports OpenGL 1.2

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Details

Downloads
104,634
Version Downloads
872
Type
Education / Teaching Tools
License
Free
Date
05 Nov 2018
Platform
Intel 64 / OS X
Price
Free