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Stellarium - free open source planetarium in Linux Mint

 

The Stellarium is not intended for high-precision calculations or predictions of eclipses on the principle of the ephemeris.

However, it is ideal to prepare for the observation of the sky to the naked eye, through binoculars or a small telescope. Just set your coordinates and go!

 

sky

  • default catalogue of over 600,000 stars
  • extra catalogues with more than 210 million stars
  • asterisms and illustrations of the constellations
  • constellations for 19 different cultures
  • images of nebulae (full Messier catalogue)
  • realistic Milky Way
  • very realistic atmosphere, sunrise and sunset
  • the planets and their satellites

interface

  • a powerful zoom
  • time control
  • multilingual interface
  • fisheye projection for planetarium domes
  • spheric mirror projection for your own low-cost dome
  • all new graphical interface and extensive keyboard control
  • telescope control

visualisation

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

customizability

  • plugin system adding artifical satellites, ocular simulation, telescope configuration and more
  • ability to add new solar system objects from online resources...
  • add your own deep sky objects, landscapes, constellation images, scripts...

Stellarium - free open source planetarium in Linux MintStellarium - free open source planetarium in Linux Mint

Stellarium - free open source planetarium in Linux MintStellarium - free open source planetarium in Linux Mint

Stellarium - free open source planetarium in Linux MintStellarium - free open source planetarium in Linux Mint

Stellarium - free open source planetarium in Linux MintStellarium - free open source planetarium in Linux Mint

Stellarium - free open source planetarium in Linux MintStellarium - free open source planetarium in Linux Mint 

Installation into Linux Mint:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stellarium/stellarium-releases
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install stellarium

http://www.stellarium.org/en/

20-10-2014, 07:05
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