Stellarium
Stellarium
0.20.2

4.5

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Stellarium0.20.2

15 July 2020

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

Overview

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 in Stellarium

Version 0.20.2:
Added:
  • Rectangular sensor crop overlay support [Oculars] (GH: #1069)
  • Support newly marker in Search Tool (Position and Settings tabs) [Search Tool]
  • New features for scripting engine: extend the JavaScript classes corresponding to Vec3f and Vec3d [Scripting]
  • Options to be able to define and use custom FOV circles for Telrad [Oculars] (GH: #1057)
  • VecMath tests for the new functions (GH: #1055)
  • VecMath feature: Vector/QColor conversions (GH: #1055)
  • Feature to set current date and time as initial data when AstroCalc/Ephemeris is open [AstroCalc]
  • Notification for user when version of DSO catalog is mismatched
  • Support Trumpler Catalogue (Tr or Trumpler) [DSO Catalog, v3.10] (GH: #965)
  • Support Stock Catalogue (St or Stock) [DSO Catalog, v3.10] (GH: #965)
  • Support Ruprecht Catalogue (Ru or Ruprecht) [DSO Catalog, v3.10] (GH: #965)
  • Support "van den Bergh-Hagen Catalogue" (VdB-Ha) [DSO Catalog, v3.10] (GH: #965)
  • Support search by long name for Trumpler, Stock, Ruprecht, Collinder and Melotte catalogues [DSO Catalog, v3.10]
  • New type of DSO objects: region of the sky [DSO Catalog, v3.10] (GH: #1067)
  • Special case for improve DSO regions visibility [DSO Catalog, v3.10] (GH: #1067)
  • Outlines for DSO regions [DSO Catalog, v3.10] (GH: #1067)
  • Marker of center of FOV on the sky [Special Markers]
  • Circular marker of FOV on the sky [Special Markers]
  • Rectangular marker of FOV on the sky [Special Markers]
  • Tool for adjustable thickness of the planetary trails (GH: #1087)
  • Tool for adjustable line thickness for ephemeris lines (GH: #1087)
  • Tool for adjustable thickness of the planetary orbits
  • A column, showing the elevation of the object at transit times into AstroCalc/WUT tool [AstroCalc] (GH: #1089)
  • New category into AstroCalc/WUT tool: regions of the sky [AstroCalc]
  • New category into AstroCalc/WUT tool: pulsars (the category available if Pulsars plugin is loaded and pulsars are enabled to display) [AstroCalc]
  • New category into AstroCalc/WUT tool: bright nova stars (the category available if Bright Novae plugin is loaded) [AstroCalc]
  • New category into AstroCalc/WUT tool: bright supernova stars (the category available if Historical Supernovae plugin is loaded) [AstroCalc]
  • New category into AstroCalc/WUT tool: exoplanetary systems (the category available if Exoplanets plugin is loaded and exoplanets are enabled to display) [AstroCalc]
  • New category into AstroCalc/WUT tool: active galaxies (this category may include additional quasars if Quasars plugin is loaded and quasars are enabled to display) [AstroCalc]
  • New category into AstroCalc/WUT tool: interacting galaxies [AstroCalc]
  • New unit tests for DeltaT
  • Tool to guess the group of satellites by their names [Satellites]
  • New groups of satellites [Satellites]
  • Method to check state of loading for the plugins
  • Column Elevation for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool [AstroCalc]
  • Default groups for some satellites from default JSON catalog [Satellites]
  • Missing tool for define color of regions of the sky
  • Regions of the sky into Lists of Search Tool [Search Tool]
  • Tool to export version of Stellarium through StelProperty and Remote Control plugin
  • Display of epoch of the TLE for artificial satellites [Satellites] (GH: #1096)
  • New flag for InfoString of planets, comets and minor planets
  • Better arrangement of InfoString entries for planets, comets and minor planets
  • Highlighting for string literals between apostrophes for Script Console [Scripting] (GH: #1101, #1107)
  • Highlighting for regular expressions for Script Console [Scripting] (GH: #1101, #1107)
  • Highlighting for multiline comments for Script Console [Scripting] (GH: #1101, #1107)
  • Highlighting for exponential numeric format for Script Console [Scripting] (GH: #1101, #1107)
  • Highlighting for hexadecimal numeric literals for Script Console [Scripting] (GH: #1101, #1107)
  • Separate highlighting of predefined names from that of keywords for Script Console [Scripting] (GH: #1101, #1107)
  • Red highlighting for unknown methods of Stellarium modules for Script Console [Scripting] (GH: #1101, #1107)
  • Highlighting for methods of StelSkyDrawer and core for Script Console [Scripting] (GH: #1101, #1107)
  • Penumbral and umbral magnitudes during lunar eclipse (GH: #1113)
  • Comments for scripters [Scripting]
  • Radar cross-section (RCS) data for satellites [Satellites]
  • Calculate approximaged visual magnitude for satellites from their RCS value [Satellites]
  • Special case for set RCS value for Starlink satellites [Satellites]
  • Option to allow drawing of landscape polygon only, if a polygon is defined [Landscapes]
  • Option to allow a polygon to be drawn in the foreground (out of regular call sequence) [Landscapes]
  • Option to allow landscape polygon overdrawn onto the 3D scenery [Scenery3D]
  • GUI and minor redesign of remaining icons [GUI] (GH: #752, #951)
  • Computation an approximated angular size of satellites (the linear size is obtained from RCS value and we use spherical shape for satellites) [Satellites]
  • Special case for computation an approximated angular size of ISS (we are defined linear size of ISS by "hands") [Satellites]
  • Tool to display a focuser overlay in the sensor view [Oculars] (GH: #1110)
  • Checking conflicts for keyboard shortcuts with informing user if conflicts are exist (GH: #1025)
  • Tool to rescale oversize textures on-the-fly (GH: #1121)
  • Show a fuchsia-colored replacement texture for wrong filename (GH: #1121)
  • NORAD numbers in addition to name of artificial satellite in Satellites Import Dialog for available for search [Satellites]
  • Function to compute distance between locations, on a flattened planet, in km
  • Geographic coordinates of center line for total and annular solar eclipse (GH: #1116)
Fixed:
  • Security issue for jquery (CVE-2020-11022; GH: #1073)
  • Magnitudes for planetary nebulae [DSO Catalog, v3.10] (GH: #913)
  • Data for "Part of a Galaxy" objects [DSO Catalog, v3.10] (GH: #996)
  • Work for clipboard in Script Console tool: avoid effects caused by QTextEdit after copy-paste from HTML pages. [Scripting] (GH: #1070)
  • Telescope syncing for INDI [Telescope Control] (GH: #1065)
  • "Uninitialized members" issue in Script Console [Scripting]
  • VecMath features: moved vector/string conversion previously in StelUtils to the VecMath classes (GH: #1055)
  • VecMath feature: moved un-inlineable definitions to separate cpp file (GH: #1055)
  • Proper motion output (GH: #1006, #1041)
  • Time delay with planet movement information (GH: #1006, #1103)
  • Cross-id data for open clusters [DSO Catalog, v3.10]
  • Designations for van den Bergh catalogues [DSO Catalog, v3.10] (GH: #965)
  • Descriptions for van den Bergh catalogues [DSO Catalog, v3.10] (GH: #965)
  • Crash in scripting method core.setObserverLocation() when planet is not defined or not exist [Scripting]
  • Core.setObserverLocation() behaviour: avoid duplicating a country if script programmer provides one [Scripting] (GH: #1076)
  • Object type info for meteor showers [Meteor Showers]
  • Crash when lens are deleted in Oculars plugin [Oculars] (GH: #1078)
  • (a temporary fix) crash Stellarium when autoconnect is enabled for ASCOM device, but device is not attached [Telescope Control] (GH: #928)
  • Wrong approximated visual magnitude of satellites [Satellites]
  • Guessing groups of satellites [Satellites]
  • Possible cache problem for magnitudes
  • Casting warnings
  • Topocentric/geocentric corrections for ArchaeoLines plugin [ArchaeoLines]
  • Crash AstroCalc/WUT tool when required plugin is not loaded [AstroCalc]
  • Docs and tooltips
  • Visibility of deep-sky regions of the sky
  • Work of regions of the sky in AstroCalc/Positions tool [AstroCalc]
  • Missing object in Bennett's list of deep-sky objects (switched to synonym of missed object) [Search Tool]
  • Missing object in Dunlop's list of deep-sky objects (switched to synonym of missed object) [Search Tool]
  • Visual style for dialog to define custom equation of DeltaT
  • Crossquarter declinations in ArchaeoLines plugin [ArchaeoLines]
  • Updating timezones when loading landscapes/sceneries
  • Updating location panel when off-screen
  • A deprecation warning for InfoString of planets, comets and minor planets
  • Broken highlighting for quoted string literals for Script Console [Scripting] (GH: #1101, #1107)
  • Broken highlighting for line comment for Script Console [Scripting] (GH: #1101, #1107)
  • Indentation problems in the code
  • Crash when removing already removed selection of constellations (GH: #1104)
  • Jumping of the Moon
  • Visibility for telescope selector when image sensor frame enabled after binocular [Oculars] (GH: #1108)
  • Saving thickness of the planetary trails and orbits
  • Context data for unit measure in Satellites plugin [Satellites]
  • A stupid bug in ArchaeoLines [ArchaeoLines]
  • Sign of one element in the matrix sequence for nutation
  • Scripting Engine bug: a script isn't terminated properly via the stop script button [Scripting] (GH: #1118)
  • Crash when texture isn't found (GH: #1121)
  • The maximum size of CCD: increased limit of sensor size to 100000 pixels [Oculars] (GH: #1123)
  • Visual artifacts on the sky (GH: #475, #1126)
  • Bug in Vec3d constructor for scripting engine [Scripting]
  • Shader bug visible during Total Solar Eclipses only
Updated
  • Default settings for InnoSetup Script (.iss) file
  • Stellarium User Guide
  • Morphological classification of open clusters [DSO Catalog, v3.10]
  • Subsystem to obtain the standard magnitudes of artificial satellites [Satellites]
  • Method for load standard magnitudes and RCS data for satellites [Satellites]
  • Size of window resize border to reduce difficulties to their resize (GH: #937, #1099)
  • InfoString block for artificial satellites [Satellites]
  • Minimum height of artificial satellite to check the valid orbit [Satellites]
  • Default source of Starlink TLE's [Satellites]
Changed
  • Behaviour of GUI in Satellites tab in Satellites plugin [Satellites]
  • AstroCalc/WUT tool behaviour: radiogalaxies, active galaxies, quasars, blazars and BL Lac objects was moved from 'Galaxies' category into 'Active galaxies' category [AstroCalc]
  • Behaviour of AstroCalc/WUT tool: let's use visual magnitude for all objects without extinction data [AstroCalc]
  • "Arguments" to "arguments" for highlighter in Script Console [Scripting] (GH: #1101, #1107)
Removed
  • Obsolete scripting methods from StarMgr class [Scripting]
  • Duplicate code for InfoString of planets, comets and minor planets
  • "Global" from highlighter in Script Console [Scripting] (GH: #1101, #1107)
  • Unused variables

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66 Reviews of Stellarium

Robert86
24 December 2018
Version: 0.18.3

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Stellarium 0.18.3 does not appear to be linked for download at this time: This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below. <Error><Code>AccessDenied</Code><Message>Request has expired</Message><X-Amz-Expires>300</X-Amz-Expires><Expires>2018-12-24T10:26:22Z</Expires>
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Robert86
24 December 2018
Version: 0.18.3
Stellarium 0.18.3 does not appear to be linked for download at this time: This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below. <Error><Code>AccessDenied</Code><Message>Request has expired</Message><X-Amz-Expires>300</X-Amz-Expires><Expires>2018-12-24T10:26:22Z</Expires>
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cbinckley
28 December 2017
Version: 0.16.1
Well, this is entirely misleading - "Canonical Ltd." is (according to Wikipedia) "a UK-based privately held computer software company founded and funded by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth to market commercial support and related services for Ubuntu and related projects." They PROVIDE LINKS to Stellarium 0.16.1.2 on "launchpad.net", and it is identified everywhere in the program as "0.16.1" but confirmed as the 16.1.2 release via the Clang version in the About dialog. HOWEVER, the STELLARIUM.ORG website - to which this page SHOULD be directing people - has version 0.17.0 available as of 12/21/17 and provides downloads from its Github repository. My rating is for the Stellarium.org 0.17.0 version of the program.
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RJC.NJNYC
19 December 2017
Version: 0.16.2
Stellarium 0.16.2, 18 Dec 2017 does not exist
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Fced
09 October 2017
Version: 0.16.1
I love that application, I don't have a telescope, and that software permitted me to see the stars, and recognize them, and their constellation, I use it since a long time ago on my iPad/Mac
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Semplicita
27 July 2017
Version: 0.16.0
Stellarium 0.16.0 is a stable version per 2017-06-21. Not beta, not 2017-07-27. Also listed as compiled for macOS 10.12+, instead of 10.8+.
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Mcr
11 November 2016
Version: 0.15.0
This MacUpdate listing for Stellarium is grossly outdated. On this page it states version 0.15.0 as released on Nov 10, 2016, and on this page, notes version 0.15.0 is beta. In actuality, Version 0.15.0 was released July 31. 2016, and is the current (as of the date of this post) STABLE version.

There is a version 0.90.0 released Nov 4, 2016, but that is BETA for testing purposes only. Also, this MacUpdate page says Stellarium is compatible with 10.7; on the developer site the last several versions all say 10.8 or higher (full 64-bit required).

Your best bet is head to the source site https://launchpad.net/stellarium and download from there; frankly I would not trust what MacUpdate is serving up on this page.
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Sean-Smith
09 February 2016
Version: 0.14.72.1
Version 0.14.72.1 is NOT the stable version. It is (and I quote) "FOR TESTING PURPOSES ONLY!"

The current stable version is 0.14.2.
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Mcr
10 November 2015
Version: 0.13.3
0.14.0 is out, released October 24, 2015. this page hasn't been updated.
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Agf-
16 August 2014
Version: 0.13.0
Great software, THX to the developers. My share for the community: Raisting Crop Circle Landscape for Stellarium! Download Raisting Crop Circle Landscape for Stellarium - Panorama from within 2014 crop circle near Raisting Radome, Bavaria, Germany. http://www.gruenderseiten.info/Files/www/1408119324/index.html
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Jazzyguy
22 July 2014
Version: 0.13.0
It does not launch in 10.9.4.Don't know why but it is no loss because I have Kstars from MacPorts.
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Big-Mac-XXL
12 September 2013
Version: 0.12.2
Thanks for all the efforts that went in coding this great planetarium software! I love it. No complaints. I'm using it with awe! The cosmos is such a beautiful creation!
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MacUpdate-Lon
12 September 2013
Version: 0.12.2
The Stellarium page states that version 0.12.3 is available as of Sept. 8... BUT the link for the new version yields version 0.12.2 at this point in time.
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Tice
07 February 2013
Version: 0.12.0
Great and simple to use Planetarium. Thanks for all the work.
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Anthony1947
25 August 2012
Version: 0.11.4
I tried again from the link at macupdate.com and also from the Developer's launchpad site -- still keeps on going and going and going. I tried this link, and it worked just fine: http://sourceforge.net/projects/stellarium/files/Stellarium-MacOSX/0.11.4/ Ciao.
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Anthony1947
25 August 2012
Version: 0.11.4
I tried downloading the new version twice, and it just keeps on going, never finishing the download. I hope someone fixes this soon -- this is a terrific resource to more fully understand the evening sky.
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Big-Mac-XXL
17 March 2012
Version: 0.11.1
Don't download the old stuff (0.11.1) here. The actual version is 0.11.2 and can be grabbed at: https://launchpad.net/stellarium
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Scifi
03 July 2011
Version: 0.11.0
. Hi, I cannot seem to use the “Intel–only” build of 0.11.0 on my 10.6.8 system (model iMac6,1 with C2D, and 24" display, and NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT).  The screen initially turns absolute–black, then other apps windows will eventually “uncover” parts of what we’re suppose to see there bit–by–bit. OTOH the “universal” build of this same 0.11.0 is functioning adequately (altho mouse–drags are sticky & slow, it is usable here). I’ll try filing a bug–report at their launchpad repo. .
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Alexrom1000
04 May 2011
Version: 0.10.6
Wonderful program! It inspires you to become an astronomer ))) No crashes, fast and full of interesting features. Compliments to developers!
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Maclover1-1
19 June 2010
Version: 0.10.5
I love this app !!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for making it.
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k3zrf
30 March 2010
Version: 0.10.4
Upgraded to 0.10.4 from 0.10.2 and all I got was a distorted screen. Went back to 0.10.2. Intel macpro 10.5.8
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Jazzyguy
23 February 2010
Version: 0.10.4
Just a tip,I just tried SkyOrb and it is far better than this app GUIwise as well as stability. There is also a PPC version.For those who don't want to install MacPorts and get Kstars SkyOrb is a free app and extremely attractive as well as useful.
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Jazzyguy
23 February 2010
Version: 0.10.4
Why don't I like this application? There are so many reasons.First of all the Developers are well intended and have devoted their time and effort and for that they deserve credit.But this is a very difficult app to use. I guess I am spoiled and have installed MacPorts and then used it to download and install Kstars which is an outstanding app and easy to use.I addition its GUI is far nicer and easier to use.This app is a toy while Kstars is the real deal. There are so many things wrong with the GUI and it has so many bugs that it is impossible to delineate them all. The default location doesn't get saved.Not for me anyway. The toolbar is so convuluted that it is impossible for a "newbie" to figure it out.I guees I am down on it and its brother Celestia because I am spoiled by Kstars.
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Docjk
23 February 2010
Version: 0.10.4
Stellarium 0.10.4 on MacBook Pro1,2 2,16 Intel Core duo 2GB Ram, 10.6.2 Wow, I am impressed and that does not come easy! Starts quickly, all functions work swiftly and without "hesitation", very nice animation, especially the planet magnification and animated orbits. Like to hunt for the "cruising satellites" with my binoculars. Very very fast as far as I can tell... I love the menu look :-) Huge language support, many interesting and useful preferences. Although I couldn't get the compass bearing plug-in to work, not sure if it´s me ;-) For my needs as a non professional sky-observer in Northern Norway a great application. Can´t believe it´s free... Does really meet the famous "Mac spirit". I might miss one additional useful function: Northern Lights indicator plug-in!? Big thanks to the people behind the project! Definitely 5 stars!
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Doug-Engelbart
18 December 2009
Version: 0.10.2
Stellarium 0.10.2 on my OSX.5.8 (G4) only shows a window full of graphic trash for 10 seconds, then it quits itself. I went back to v0.9.1 which runs fine.
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Sebehk
11 March 2009
Version: 0.10.2
I think the dev team finally nailed it. A lot of the video glitches and slowness issues are now gone. I have been reverting back to version 0.9.1 every time because of the glitches and slowness. Version 0.10.2 is definitely a significant improvement.
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Jazzyguy
04 February 2009
Version: 0.10.1
The default for viewing is set for Paris,France. It is virtually impossible to set it for your home location as the window with all the Geographical Settings will not scroll down properly . If your city is at the end (or middle) of the alphabet unless you have the balance of the day to attempt maneuvering to it yoou are out of luck. Consequently mine is set to view the sky under Paris skies.
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Jazzyguy
04 February 2009
Version: 0.10.1
Very different version of Stellarium. On my G5 with 6GB of Ram and a Radeon 9600 Graphics card it brings up some strange stuff before it settles down. I am not sure I like this GUI as it is more than a little confusing. For exampleI used the search box to search for Saturn and what I got was the horizon and nothing of Saturn that I could find I zoomed in and out with my mouse but found nothing of Saturn.I am loath to rate it at this point as I am not familiar with it as the previous versions.
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Brian Kendig
28 September 2008
Version: 0.10
Crashes on launch for me, too. (G5, 10.5.5) Console says: "dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/local/lib/libfreetype.6.dylib"
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TR2
26 September 2008
Version: 0.10
Running well now (on my Powerbook G4 1.5Ghz machines running OS X 10.4.11) I downloaded the fixed version here: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/stellarium/stellarium-0.10.0a.dmg
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TR2
25 September 2008
Version: 0.10
Crashes on launch ! (using 10.4.11 on PPC) ... but great app. !!
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A-Busbey
24 September 2008
Version: 0.10
I loved the previous version, but I can't get the configuration tools to work in this new one. I click on them and they 'light up' and no window opens. So am also back to using an older verison.
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Gurple
23 September 2008
Version: 0.10
Crashes due to missing image /usr/local/lib/libfreetype.6.dylib and probably others down the chain once that one is available.
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Cyann
23 September 2008
Version: 0.10
Did the same as Jazzyguy with the same configuration(10.5.5/PPC).
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Jazzyguy
23 September 2008
Version: 0.10
Crashes on launch! Using 10.5/5 on PPC! I went back to 0.8.2 and that version works fine! It looks like they didn't test this at all!
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Sans-Dieu-Rien
02 March 2008
Version: 0.91
Astronomical! It's free! I finally pulled myself away from the program. It's just plain fun tinkering with Stellarium: you can customize even the sky view by downloading your own panoramic pictures! As an added bonus, there are various cultural constellations such as the Inuits and Koreans. The interface can be a bit awkward (press m + arrow buttons to modify more features, etc.). But once you save your locale and other information, just sit back and explore. I can hardly wait to submit my own panoramic view from my rooftop. I hope in a future update there will be more historical facts regarding celestial bodies. Stellarium's forums are loaded with helpful tips where you can upload other views, etc. It's worth checking out, even if you're slightly curious about astronomy.
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Wadzunit
04 July 2007
Version: 0.9
Once again - excellent work dev units! Running well here on two iBook g4 1.2Ghz machines running OS X 10.4.10. Is there an easy way to change saved locations? Many thanks.
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umaromc
08 June 2007
Version: 0.9
Stellarium 0.9.0, Universal 2007-06-06, r2229+macosx support This is the really final release build of Stellarium 0.9.0. INSTALLATION 1. You need to be running Macosx 10.4, preferably not 10.4.7. Drag the Stellarium.app icon from this .dmg window to your mac, and double click on it there to run it. 2. You don't need anything else for this build, it is all bundled inside. 3. If you had an earlier version of Stellarium set to start in full-screen mode, you want to remove your earlier configuration file. As listed in the Known Issues section, this version of Stellarium does not run very well when started in full-screen mode. Simply move the file: ~/Library/Preferences/Stellarium/config.ini (That is: in your home directory, the Library directory, then the Preferences directory, then the Stellarium directory, the file called "config.ini") to another location, or to the trash. Stellarium will copy a new config.ini file that starts in windowed mode. 4. An issue with mis-directed shared libraries discovered for the Intel architecture has been resolved. ADDITIONAL STARS There are four star catalogs included with the build, and additional star catalogs available from the Stellarium website, the "Extra-data-files" package. Each star catalog file listed there you wish to add to the stars available can be placed in: ~/Library/Preferences/Stellarium/stars/default Up to catalog 6 has been tested on a PPC iBook with 750mb RAM, and there was something of a performance hit. The more RAM and the faster processor you have, the more stars catalogs you will be able to load. KNOWN ISSUES 0.9.0 right now cannot *start* in full-screen mode. It can start in windowed mode and toggle back and forth to fullscreen mode. This seems to have to do with OpenGL and Qt, and it will be investigated in future releases. The video mode list of the config screen has no options in it, the switch to Qt has made that display obsolete. It will be resolved later. About half the time when quitting, Stellarium will crash on glDeleteTextures. It will show a "The application Stellarium quit unexpectedly" dialog. This does not seem to hurt anything, but there is an order of destruction that needs to be corrected in future releases. ATI cards in Macs are known to not support point sprites properly. If you run Stellarium, but don't see any starts whatsoever, edit ~/Library/Preferences/Stellarium/config.ini, add this line: flag_use_gl_point_sprite = false to the [projection] section. This build does not include all possible star catalogs. Details about how to download additional star catalogs separately and make the available to Stellarium will be forthcoming. There is no audio support in this build.
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Shotgunweddings
07 June 2007
Version: 0.9
Works great on my MacIntel with OSX 10.4.9 No complaints... Keep up the great work!
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Ray16
07 June 2007
Version: 0.9
which OS is 0.9 for? Doesn't launch on 10.3.9, must be 10.4+. wish I knew befofe I copied, can you give the link for0.7?
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Jodamiller
20 December 2006
Version: 0.8.2
This is one of the best freeware programs I've ever used. You don't need to be a programmer to use this gem of an app unlike many technically involved freeware programs. Navigation through the sky and to different dates are smooth and makes it a perfect companion for an astronomy enthusiast.
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Bombadil
06 October 2006
Version: 0.8.2
Great application!!! Any possibility for export to iPod in the future? Would be a nice way to carry a star chart when one goes on holiday
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papericons
06 October 2006
Version: 0.8.2
Thank you for your response.There is no such file on my HD.
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papericons
06 October 2006
Version: 0.8.2
Wished it worked on my Intel MacBook Pro. Freezes up while constellations are loading. Same thing happened with previous version. I really liked this program and wished it would work on my computer.
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Veggiedude
06 October 2006
Version: 0.8.2
Unbeleivable fantastic software for an absolutely fantastic price - FREE! Runs great on my Macintel.
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John-Tuckey
06 October 2006
Version: 0.8.2
finally i have the pleasure of using this on my intel imac ;) i'm pleased as punch.
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Sand
23 August 2006
Version: 0.8a
I have both SDL frameworks put in the Library/Frameworks, but yet, the application won't launch.. the Icon appeirs on the dock and leaves it right away :(
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umaromc
20 June 2006
Version: 0.8
Very cool-now supports 16:10 ratio resolutions in configuration window by default–before this version I had to "Show Package Contents..." and find the INI file to place the specific parameters for 1680x1050 because changing the setting in the program to 1600x1200 within the program's configuration window would cause a blank screen to appear the next time I'd launch. Thanks!
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Albion
19 June 2006
Version: 0.8
0.8 will not launch on my MBP running current version of OS X. Back to 0.71...
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O5220803
19 June 2006
Version: 0.8
Now that it works, it's a superb astronomical application. Perfect for the arm chair and active astronomer alike. Great for previewing the night sky before a telescope session! And you can't beat the price! Kudos to the developer(s)! Thanks to the troubleshooters who helped me get my copy working!
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johnclovis
19 June 2006
Version: 0.8
Great program and I look forward to having it work again. I loaded .8 and it refuses to launch even after adding the SDL_image.framework, SDL_mixer.framework and SDLMain folders to the Macintosh>Library>Frameworks folder. I have a 17" MacBook Pro. What am I doing wrong? Any help would be appreciated!
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Rich-S
19 June 2006
Version: 0.8
As noted by follerec in reply to O5220803, this was an oversight by the developer. You also need the SDL_mixer.framework, available from http://www.libsdl.org/projects/SDL_mixer/ Give him a chance: a) this is free, b) when no-one else would port the project to Mac, he did. Version 0.8.1 will be out soon, so hold your horses. Note that the config file has changed its location slightly from the previous version. Version 0.7.1 stored it in ~/Library/Preferences/stellarium.ini, whereas 0.8.0 stores it in ~/Library/Preferences/stellarium/config.ini
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Shingles
19 June 2006
Version: 0.8
it does'nt start up :( appears in the dock and dissappears again after about a second :( can anyone help me? grtz ps: i'm on 10.3.9
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O5220803
19 June 2006
Version: 0.8
This version fails to launch on my system. I'm running 10.4.6 with all SDL frameworks installed. Any suggestions qre welcome>
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Stephen314
06 February 2006
Version: 0.7.1
This application is a lot of fun! Some fun things to do: -Use it to find object in the real sky (of course) -Zoom in on a planet and you'll see its moons/structure -Make it go fast and watch the procession of the sunset as the seasons change -So thats why they call Norway the "land of the midnight sun" -Contrary to another review, the program predicted several eclipses down to within several hours. (Even the Aug. 3 -430 eclipse). It even shows the darkened landscape. If you want to change your location to watch a total eclipse, change your time zone in system preferences to London (GMT or UT) time to approximate the astronomical data. I noticed that the innacuracy of eclipse time is about 5 hours at -430 and 1 hour at 1932. Perhaps due to the extreme accuracy needed for these predictions? Could this be fixed? It would be nice to be able to get out of full screen mode.
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Mischivo
29 December 2005
Version: 0.7.1
It's very nice because it's free, but it has it's faults. Firstly, what's the point of being able to choose the date and such if the function doesn't work correctly at any given date? I tried to project the Greek skyline of August 3rd, 431BC, at 5:22 PM--and not only does it fail to show me the eclipse that took place at that moment, but it also screwed up at displaying the correct time (It was night at 12:00 hours!), but I also had an awful time of trying to actually dial up that specific date. Hmm. This program _is_ still in its infancy.
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Anonymous
23 October 2005
Version: 0.7.1
If you're even vaguely curious, download it. It's sweet 'n simple to use.
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Anonymous
15 October 2005
Version: 0.7.1
Very good job! Thanks.
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UmarOMC
15 October 2005
Version: 0.7.1
This thing's really cool. Get-info still shows 0.7.0, app is 0.7.1, though. To select an odd (ie; 16:10) ratio display I still have to go through the package contents to edit the INI file... other than that it's quite smooth and informative. Thanks.
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Anonymous
14 October 2005
Version: 0.7.1
This app is simply wonderful... and it's free!!!
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4.5
Anonymous
01 October 2005
Version: 0.6.2
stellarium provides a very simple ui for simulating the night sky. the graphics are great, and the constellation overlays are cool. very worth the download time.
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Anonymous
04 August 2005
Version: 0.6.2
Freakin' AWESOME! Tiger 10.4.2 Stable as a rock.
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Anonymous
23 July 2005
Version: 0.6.2
Great little program. The renederings are beautiful and look like an old astronomy textbook! Very simple and easy to use. I havn't had any problems so far. One nice feature would be to have a default FOV button that you could hit after zooming in on an object. I can't believe this thing is for free. 17" Powerbook, OSX Version 10.4.2
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Anonymous
21 July 2005
Version: 0.6.2
I thought that this program was great at first, but stellarium 6.2 crashes on my machine everytime I hit the P key for the planet finder feature. The console log says "Fatal signal: Segmentation Fault (SDL Parachute Deployed)" Too bad thos program dosen't run correctly.
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Anonymous
19 July 2005
Version: 0.6.2
This is stunning, cheers
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UmarOMC
19 July 2005
Version: 0.6.2
Pretty cool! Just don't change any settings... it'll *never* launch again! :P
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Anonymous
18 July 2005
Version: 0.6.2
I'm not up on astronomy at all, but this strikes me as a very well done program. I'm really enjoying it, and it's free! Just be sure to move Stellarium to your Applications folder before trying to run it. It won't run from the disk image.
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