Stellarium 0.11.2

Stellarium 0.11.2

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License:
Freeware
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Developer:
The Stellarium Project|More programs
OS:
Mac OS X 10.4 or later
Updated:
March 12th, 2012

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Stellarium 0.11.2 Description

Stellarium 0.11.2 is regarded as a convenient as well as simple to use 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. 

Major Features:
  1. 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
    • 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
  2. Interface:
    • Equatorial and azimuthal grids
    • Star twinkling
    • Shooting stars
    • Eclipse simulation
    • Skinnable landscapes, now with spheric panorama projection
  3. Visualisation:
    • 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...
  4. Customizability:
Enhancements:
  • One of the main directions of this version is localization:
    • Most of the text used by the default plug-ins is now translatable
    • Landscape names are now translatable
    • Country names are now translatable
    • Scripts names and descriptions are now translatable
  • Oculars plug-in:
    • Added an optional control panel displayed in the upper-right corner of the screen as an alternative to the pop-up menu that was used to control it in the previous version;
    • Overhaul of the pop-up menu, the underlined letters in it can be used as keyboard shortcuts;
    • Added the ability to rearrange the items in the lists of oculars, telescopes and sensors;
    • Fixed the inappropriate flipping of the binoculars view;
  • Satellites plug-in:
    • Fixed title bar of the satellites config window not being resized with the rest of the window (lp: #900575)
    • Catalog numbers are now used to identify satellites, preventing bugs with duplicate satellites and satellites renamed in the source lists
    • Catalog number and international designator are now displayed for each satellite
    • A simple windows to add satellites has been added (lp: #898476)
  • Added:
    • Ctrl+c binding to copy selected object info text to clipboard.
    • To the windows installer options to remove files left over from the previous installation.
    • Windows no longer can be dragged to unreachable positions.
    • The "save settings" button now saves the current main window position, too.
    • The language list is now sorted by language name, not language code.
    • The "reload style" action has been removed, as the underlying feature no longer works. If you decide to design a new visual style for stellarium, please contact us to give you a version where it works.
    • Distance in km (if the distance is below 0.1 au) to the information displayed about solar system objects. (lp: #894472)
    • The stelgui:getskygui() method to allow plug-in developers to create their own toolbars and other gui elements.
    • An option to show the galactic coordinates grid and the galactic plane.
    • Several trans-neptunian objects (tnos): sedna, quaoar, orcus, haumea.
    • The quasars plug-in.
    • The pulsars plug-in.
    • More detailed information is now added to the log file for mac os x.
    • (experimental) modelling of atmospheric extinction for point objects.
    • Changed the position of the text in the text user interface plug-in. (lp: #911594)
    • A checkbox allowing the simbad on-line search to be enabled/disabled.
  • Fixed:
    • Startup script crash (lp: #689657)
    • Plugin names localization in the configuration window (lp: #807402)
    • Resizing of the tabs in configuration and view windows on language change (lp: #821386)
    • Sky lines' labels not translated on language change (lp: #811659)
    • "get catalog" button not translated on language change (lp: #890608)
    • Last star catalog not being offered for download (lp: #538291, lp: #890789)
    • Proxy configuration without username/password
    • Telescope control plug-in: mishandling of ip connections in the telescope configuration window (lp: #843837)
    • Pluto's moon hydra preventing the constellation from being selected in search and scripts (lp: #894780)
    • Scripting code still being included despite enable_scripting set to 0 (lp: #811505)
    • Constellations lines and names not displayed (lp: #945146)
    • Newly created location cannot be set as default (lp: #889931)
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
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