Stellarium is a planetarium tool for beginning astronomers. It allows users to observe the night sky in real-time. The tool will show you the sky above your location. An astronomer can zoom in to get a better image of the stars and constellations. Moreover, all the space bodies will be marked - that makes Stellarium an amazing teaching tool.
A user can choose objects for display thanks to the flexible system of filters. Stellarium allows you to observe stars, planets, galaxies, star clusters, nebulas, and other deep space objects. In order to conduct daytime observations, an astronomer can fast-forward the programme to see the night sky anytime.
Why Use Stellarium?
The interface of Stellarium is lightweight and easy to use. The program is designed to not distract a user from sky observation - that’s why all the controls are placed in a compact panel in the bottom of the screen. There’s a built-in zoom-in designed to improve the precision of observation, though the quality of zoomed images needs further improvement.
In case you’re a beginning astronomy enthusiast, there’s a variety of helpful tools to familiarize yourself with the sky. For instance, a user can enable the constellation contour feature - it’ll help you identify and memorize constellations and improve the skill of identifying them outdoors.
Stellarium also has a search feature that’s handy when navigating the sky. You can search the names of stars, planets, and other space bodies. The program offers a built-in telescope feature as well to make the observations as close to the physical ones as possible. You can navigate through lenses or activate a binocular mode.
There’s a possibility to upload and analyze 360-degree pictures. In order to improve your knowledge about space bodies, use a built-in catalog. Apart from providing the information on thousands of solar system objects, you’ll be notified, in case a new comet is discovered.
Stellarium Main Features:
- Built-in database for 600 00 stars;
- Real-time night sky observation;
- Zoom-in feature;
- A wide variety of supported lenses and binoculars;
- Learning tools to help identify a constellation or other solar system objects;
- Virtual on-site observation;
- Easy-to-use interface.
Stellarium is a tool for a virtual astronomic observation that can come in handy both for professional scientists and beginners. It improves the observation experience as well as gives access to a knowledge database with the data on over 600,000 stars.
What's new in 0.19.1 version?
- 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
Last Updated: 2019-08-08
Developer: The Stellarium Dev Team
File size: 241.59 MB
Operating system: Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
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