Real-time photo-realistic sky generator
  20 reviews

Stellarium renders 3D photo-realistic skies in real-time. With Stellarium, you really see what you can see with your eyes, binoculars or a small telescope.

Some features:
- default star catalogue with over 600 thousand stars,
- information about the brightest stars (spectral type, distance, etc.),
- downloadable star catalogue extensions, for up to 210 million stars,
- all New General Catalogue (NGC) objects,
- images of almost all Messier objects and the Milky Way,
- real time positions of the planets and their satellites,
- 13 different cultures with their constellations,
- artistic illustrations of the 88 Western constellations,
- very realistic atmosphere, sunrise and sunset,
- 7 panoramic landscapes (more can be made or downloaded from the website),
- scripting with ECMAScript,
- plug-in support: Stellarium comes with 8 plug-ins by default, including:
- artificial satellites plug-in (updated from an on-line TLE database),
- ocular simulation plug-in (shows how objects look like in a given ocular),
- Solar System editor plug-in (imports comet and asteroid data from the MPC),
- telescope control plug-in (Meade LX200 and Celestron NexStar compatible).
Stellarium should not be used for very high accurate calculation or ephemerids like eclipse predictions. However, it is the ideal program to prepare an observation evening with naked eye, binocular, or small telescope.
Latest reviews
Zagaz 2 months ago

Working fine.

Brandon_T 4 months ago

Crashed immediately on first launch. Not a great start on my ventrure into linux :(

ASHISH 5 months ago

the application doesn't open. Please help

PlazmaKG 10 months ago

Stellarium is an extremmely cool peice of software. If you want the newest version, I reccommend you run "sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stellarium/stellarium-releases && sudo apt update" in your terminal than update your system!

Nekator 11 months ago

I absolutely love stellarium, have been using it since I had binoculars, and then upgraded to Celestron Powerseeker 127 and actually using it flawlessly with computer control and all with a Celestron Nexstar 8SE. Absolutely wonderful layout and interface..

valpvbg 11 months ago

so good

nowakowski 1 year ago

The interface is terribly ugly, but the application itself is very cool and interesting.

garbugioxt 1 year ago

Nice Software.

SergioM2 1 year ago

Nice software! I love it! <3

phil995511 1 year ago

Best software

tontonanton 1 year ago

Excellent !!!

kraitosbrown 1 year ago

please fix that package and upgrade to the newer version 0.19

Ephata 1 year ago

Génialissime, rien à redire.

Yegor 2 years ago

Один из лучших Open Source планетариев. Умудряется сносно работать даже на очень слабом пк. В компании Linux Mint 19 работает хорошо.

dharmabum59 2 years ago

Didn't work for me when i was using LM 18.3 AND LM19. I'm using a Hewlett Packard hp 2000 laptop, if that matters.

Salvoton 2 years ago

Soo Good <3

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Wolfcubby 2 years ago

nice little tool.

mestremouro 2 years ago

Útil, simples, bonito, completo e leve. Fantástico!