Monday, 27 August 2007

Open Source3D sky view

Stellarium is an Open Source 3D sky that allows you to see stars.

Features

  • default catalogue of over 600,000 stars
  • extra catalogues with more than 210 million stars
  • asterisms and illustrations of the constellations
  • images of nebulae (full Messier catalogue)
  • realistic Milky Way
  • very realistic atmosphere, sunrise and sunset
  • the planets and their satellites

UserInterface

  • a powerful zoom
  • time control
  • multilingual interface
  • scripting to record and play your own shows
  • fisheye projection for planetarium domes
  • spheric mirror projection for your own dome
  • graphical interface and extensive keyboard control
  • telescope control

Visualization

  • equatorial and azimuthal grids
  • star twinkling
  • shooting stars
  • eclipse simulation
  • skinnable landscapes, now with spheric panorama projection

Customizations

  • add your own deep sky objects, landscapes, constellation images, scripts...
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