OAOD:Stellarium

Application : Stellarium

What it is:   Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your
computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with
the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.
It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.

Stellarium Features:

sky

* default catalogue of over 600,000 stars
* extra catalogues with more than 210 million stars
* asterisms and illustrations of the constellations
* constellations for twelve 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
* skinnable landscapes, now with spheric panorama projection

customisability

* add your own deep sky objects, landscapes, constellation images,
scripts…

Install Stellarium:

First you need to install the following packages

wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/stellarium/files/Stellarium-sources/0.10.2/stellarium-0.10.2.tar.gz/download

To Open Stellarium

Application->Science->Stellarium

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