Stellarium Astronomical Software – Demonstrated today

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    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 can also be used in planetarium projectors.

    To download, click on the link and choose your operating system:  http://stellarium.org/en_GB/

    Then just set your coordinates and go.

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    Features

    sky
    default catalogue of over 600,000 stars
    extra catalogues with more than 177 million stars
    default catalogue of over 80,000 deep-sky objects
    extra catalogue with more than 1 million deep-sky objects
    asterisms and illustrations of the constellations
    constellations for 20+ different cultures
    images of nebulae (full Messier catalogue)
    realistic Milky Way
    very realistic atmosphere, sunrise and sunset
    the planets and their satellites

    interface
    a powerful zoom feature
    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

    visualisation
    equatorial and azimuthal grids
    star twinkling
    shooting stars
    tails of comets
    iridium flares simulation
    eclipse simulation
    supernovae and novae simulation
    3D sceneries
    skinnable landscapes, now with spheric panorama projection
    customisability
    plugin system adding artifical satellites, ocular simulation, telescope configuration and more
    ability to add new solar system objects from on-line resources…
    add your own deep sky objects, landscapes, constellation images, scripts…

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