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Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.

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You can learn more about Stellarium, get support and help the project.

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  • Sky feature
    Over 600,000 stars from the Hipparcos Catalogue and the Tycho-2 Catalogue
    Extra catalogues with more than 210 million stars
    Asterisms and illustrations of the constellations
    Constellations from ten cultures
    Images of nebulae (full Messier catalogue)
    Realistic Milky Way
    Realistic atmosphere, sunrise and sunset
    Planets of the solar system and their major moons
    Ability to display stars and other celestial objects as seen from reference points other than the Earth (e.g. Saturn, Phobos, comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught) or any other object defined in system.ini) 

  • Interface
    Time control
    Multilingual interface
    Scripting to record and playback shows
    Fisheye projection for planetarium domes
    Spheric mirror projection for personal domes
    Graphical interface and extensive keyboard control
    Telescope control 
  • Customisability
    Deep sky objects, landscapes, constellation images, scripts etc. can be added. 
  • Visualization
    Equatorial and azimuthal grids
    Star twinkling
    Shooting stars
    Eclipse simulation
    Skinnable landscapes
    Spherical panorama projection
Always be sure to only download at trusted Web locations with active participation from other internet users. example: forums, support, wiki, tutorials and active newsletters. You are FREE to download any item without registration. You can visit the official website.