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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.15.2
  • Total Downloads:
    35,879
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 30, 2017
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    160.86MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    23
  • Platform:
    Mac
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Editors' Review

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Stargazing is an amazing hobby, but the weather isn't always perfect for it. With Stellarium for Mac, users can now explore the galaxy anywhere, anytime.

The installation of Stellarium for Mac takes no time at all as it requires a simple drag and drop into the Applications folder. Once you launch the app, you will be greeted with a night sky full of stars, which looks really amazing. If you want to see more stars you can simply zoom in. The application reminded us of the Night Sky feature from Google Earth. One of the advantages of this app is that it works even when it's offline, which is perfect if you're taking your Mac far out of town. You can click on the star/galaxy to learn more about it and it'll show you its current angle, position, and how far it is, etc. The app is quite complex, as well. The interface lacks descriptions and there are no tutorials available, but there's a PDF guide available for download on the developer's Web site. There is also an IRC channel full of passionate people who are willing to help out, so you may have to ask for help; but there are options if you get stuck.

Since Stellarium for Mac is a multiplatform and open-source app, there's a huge community supporting it. If stargazing is your passion, you'll definitely feel at home here.

 
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.15.2
- Added new algorithm for DeltaT from Stephenson, Morrison and Hohenkerk (2016)
- Added use QOpenGLWidget
- Added new option to InfoString group
- Added orbit visualization data for asteroids
- Added calculation of extincted magnitudes of satellites
- Added new type of Solar system objects: sednoids
- Added classificator of objects into Solar System Editor plugin
- Added albedo for infostring (planets and moons)
- Added some improvements and clean up of code in Search Tool
- Added use ISO 8601 to date formatting in Date and Time Dialog (LP: #1655630)
- Added "Restore direction to initial values" in Oculars plugin (LP: #1656085)
- Added the define for GL_DOUBLE again to restore compilation on ARM.
- Added calculation and show of horizontal and vertical scales of visible field of view of CCD (LP: #1656825)
- Added caching for landscapes, including preloading and some other manipulation via scripting.
- Added binning for CCD in Oculars plugin
- Added textures for DSO
General
Publisher Stellarium
Publisher web site http://www.stellarium.org
Release Date March 30, 2017
Date Added March 30, 2017
Version 0.15.2
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Science Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 160.86MB
File Name Stellarium-0.15.2.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 35,879
Downloads Last Week 23
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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