Stellarium brings a planetarium to your computer’s desktop as realistic as a 3D real one you get to see with the naked eye or with a telescope. After the installation, all you need to do is set the coordinates and enjoy.
With a catalogue of over 600, 000 stars and the possibility to update the database, this application empowers you to see asterisms, constellations (of over 15 different cultures), nebulae, planets, satellites and a realistically rendered Milky Way. In terms of technical features, the program is fitted with a powerful zoom, time control and plenty special effects, such as twinkling or shooting stars, cosmic events simulations, the possibility to add artificial satellites and skin-able landscapes.
Stellarium features and benefits:
• Realistic simulation of the sky, sunrise and sunset
• Default catalogue of over 600,000 stars
; downloadable additional catalogues for up to 210 million stars
• Images of almost all Messier objects and the Milky Way
• Artistic illustrations for all 88 modern constellations
• More than a dozen different cultures with their constellations
• Solar and lunar eclipse
• Photorealistic landscapes