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.
- Over 120,000 stars from the Hipparcos catalogue with info
- Asterisms and illustrations of the constellations
- Images of nebulae
- Realistic Milky Way
- Very realistic atmosphere, sunrise and sunset
- The planets and their satellites
- A powerful zoom
- Time control
- Multilingual interface
- Scripting to record and play your own shows
- Fisheye projection for planetarium domes
- Spheric mirror projection for your own dome
- Graphical interface and extensive keyboard control
- Equatorial and azimuthal grids
- Star twinkling
- Shooting stars
- Eclipse simulation
- Skinnable landscapes, now with spheric panorama projection
- Add your own deep sky objects, landscapes, constellation images, scripts...