Stellarium 0.17.0


Misc Version: 0.17.0 | updated 7 months ago

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About Stellarium 0.17.0 for macOS

Stellarium is a free GPL software which renders realistic skies in real time with OpenGL. With Stellarium, you really see what you can see with your eyes, binoculars or a small telescope. Stellarium is also used in real planetariums. Stellarium is very simple to use and allows you to view, navigate the sky, travel trough time, change the view and location.

Stellarium key features:

  • Large catalogue with over 600,000 stars
  • Nebulae images
  • Constellations illustrations
  • Realistic atmosphere
  • Powerful zoom tool
  • Time control
  • Intuitive keyboard controls
  • Eclipse and supernovae simulation
  • Customizable via plugins
  • Support for additional solar system objects, sky objects, landscapes and more

What's New

Version 0.17.0:

  • Added support for nomenclature of planetary surface (SOCIS 2017 project)
  • Added templates for translation of planetary features nomenclature
  • Added support of movement to selected nomenclature item
  • Added new tab for AstroCalc tool: Planetary Calculator
  • Added Icelandic translation for a couple of skycultures
  • Added another OS detection logging function
  • Added new landscape: the Sun
  • Added Russian translation for new landscape
  • Added filters for nomenclature (Search Tool/Lists)
  • Added support plural forms for translation (LP: #1561457)
  • Added deselectConstellations() method to public area
  • Added new time steps for AstroCalc/Ephemerides tool
  • Added sane defaults to Planets
  • Added subclasses to the list of Solar system objects in AstroCalc/Positions tool
  • Added config option to allow make visible orbits for major planets only (LP: #1720722)
  • Added rule to allow to hide nomenclature on the celestial body of observer (LP: #1723742)
  • Added context support for Solar system bodies
  • Added angular size filter for DSO
  • Added shortcut for nomenclature
  • Added plus/minus keys for elevation change on Macs without PgUp/PgDn
  • Added better font scaling for HiDPI Macs
  • Added detection method info for exoplanets
  • Added visual resolution info for Oculars plugin
  • Added GUI options for color of exoplanet marker
  • Added a default for night mode
  • Added API command to retrieve view direction in RemoteControl plugin
  • Added API commands into RemoteControl plugin: allow view setting jNow, harmonize capitalisation for the parameters.
  • Added velocity display to Planets, MinorPlanets and Comets
  • Added improvements for AstroCalc/PC tool
  • Added orbital velocities for AstroCalc/PC tool
  • Added special case for long list of “also known as” names
  • Added INDI support for Telescope Control plugin
  • Added Caucasian Mountain Observatory to locations list
  • Added option to select temperature scale to the Exoplanets plugin
  • Added option to allow scaling of Ocular buttons (LP: #1507205)
  • Added new option to the Navigational Stars plugin
  • Added checkboxes for DSO catalogs (PN G, SNR G, ACO) in Remote Control plugin
  • Added wikilinks for names of Solar system bodies
  • Fixed filter for limiting by DSO mangitudes
  • Fixed TestStelJsonParser fails (LP: #1719076)
  • Fixes and additions for French descriptions
  • Fixed context support for constellations
  • Fixed sort order for ‘Peak’ in Meteor showers search (LP: #1719939)
  • Fixed location for stellarium.appdata.xml file
  • Fixed stupid bug for asterisms in Search Tool/Lists
  • Fixed some back-side issues of nomenclature (LP: #1721815)
  • Fixed crash for Custom Objects (LP: #1722527)
  • Fixed output data for Exoplanets plugin
  • Fixed potential crash for nomenclature and inconsistency of data
  • Fixed light speed correction issue for nomenclature items (LP: #1724517)
  • Fixed annoying malfunction in Oculars plugin (lost of tracking) (LP: #1724106)
  • Fixed the new moons’ rotation times
  • Fixed selecting of comets in AstroCalc/Positions tool
  • Fixed behaviour and style of tool for download star catalog
  • Fixed infostring for satellite features
  • Fixed centering/tracking issues for Nomenclature feature (LP: #1721818)
  • Fixed small Coverity issue
  • Fixed bug of positions for nomenclature when Solar system data is reloaded
  • Fixed shader for planet texture rendering (LP: #1731788)
  • Fixed sign for declination coordinate for Southern Iota Aquarids
  • Fixed behaviour of Velocity checkbox
  • Fixed Oculars GUI Panel behaviour: disabled event processing on the sky under GUI
  • Fixed ray helpers lines behaviour in Oculars plugin
  • Fixed crossid info of alpha2 centauri (LP: #1734396)
  • Fixed Oculars plugin mouse bug on retina display
  • Fixed wrong unit of measurement for distance
  • Fixed mouse cursor hidding
  • Fixed zero-filled initial date/time window issue (LP: #1409935)
  • Fixed crash of Stellarium when flag for decimal degrees usage is changed
  • Fixed regressions introduced by recent LabelMgr refactoring
  • Updated default settings of build environment for Windows and Mac OS X
  • Updated ICU rules for Qt 5.9+
  • Updated Oculars plugin (Allows accessing via RemoteControl)
  • Updated list of DSO outlines (port from HNSKY)
  • Updated list of DSO names
  • Updated behaviour of auto-load landscape when moving to selected planet
  • Updated scripts and their descriptions
  • Updated Bengali description of landscapes
  • Updated list of planetary nomenclature
  • Updated list of official star names
  • Updated default time step for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
  • Updated behaviour of flag for orbits to renew visibility of orbits
  • Updated GUI items in the View dialog
  • Updated list of ray helpers
  • Updated protocols for MPC
  • Updated Triangulum constellation lines
  • Updated the solar system screen saver script
  • Updated code for beta versions naming
  • Updated Chinese skyculture
  • Improved performance for AstroCalc tool
  • Improved performance for Nomenclature feature
  • Code refactoring

System Requirements
  • 64-bit processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 250 MB on disk
  • 3D graphics card which supports OpenGL 3.0 and GLSL 1.3

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Date Dec 29 2017
Category Misc
Platform macOS
Price Free
Version 0.17.0
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