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Stellarium renders 3D photo-realistic skies in real time with OpenGL. It displays stars, constellations, planets and nebulae, and has many other features including multiple panoramic landscapes, fog, light pollution simulation and a built-in scripting engine.

Stellarium comes with a star catalogue of about 600 thousand stars and it is possible to download extra catalogues with up to 210 million stars.

Stellarium has multiple sky cultures - see the constellations from the traditions of Polynesian, Inuit, Navajo, Korean, Lakota, Egyptian and Chinese astronomers, as well as the traditional Western constellations.

It is also possible to visit other planets in the solar system - see what the sky looked like to the Apollo astronauts, or what the rings of Saturn looks like from Titan.

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3d astronomy education graphics linux macosx maps opengl planetarium qt4 qt5 satellite science simulation space stars stellarium teaching visualization windows

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30 Day Summary

Aug 19 2017 — Sep 18 2017

12 Month Summary

Sep 18 2016 — Sep 18 2017
  • 1601 Commits
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