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"Possibly the best general planetarium software"
Version: Stellarium 0.12.2
Almost every professional level astronomical function you can think of.
Very accurate positions and supporting data.
Like any advanced astronomical software, there's a fairly steep learning curve. However, though World Wide Telescope (also freeware) may have more more capabilities overall, WWT has an even steeper learning curve.
I am an astrophysicist who does research and teaches astronomy at a local college. For maximum utility with minimum time invested in learning its "ins and outs", I don't think Stellarium can be beaten. It is superior to some commercially available apps, especially if you are using it on a laptop or full size computer.
"Further versions will lock out Mac Snow Leopard users"
Version: Stellarium 0.12.2
Great software up to 0.12.3 for Mac users
After version 0.12.3 it will not work on Snow Leopard.
Version 0.12.4 will not work on anything less than Lion.
Looking at the newer beta versions, they will not work on anything less than OSX version 10.8.
This is a mistake! So now I am stuck on 0.12.3
I am sure this is headed toward iOS crap like phones and pads. Why would anyone want to ruin their eyes using something they can hardly see let alone give them a limited view.
I use Stellarium in my observatory on an iMac 21" which is perfect.
BAD on the Stellarium developers.
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