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company name:
Fabien Ch?reau
license: Freeware
minimum requirements: . Linux/Unix, Windows 95/98/2000/NT/XP or MacOSX.
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Stellarium for Linux description
Stellarium is a 3D astronomical sky renderer.

Stellarium is a free GPL software which renders realistic skies in real time with openGL. Stellarium is available for Linux/Unix, MacOSX and Windows. With Stellarium, you really see what you can see with your eyes, binoculars or a small telescope.

Here are some key features of "Stellarium":

Sky

. Over 120000 stars from the Hipparcos Catalogue with name and infos for the brightest ones.
. Planets and major satellites in real time (position computation now accurate enough for eclipse or transit simulation).
. Drawing of the 88 constellations with their names.
. Mythological figures of the 88 constellations.
. Textured displaying of more than 70 nebulas (Orion, M31 etc..).
. Photo-realistic Milky Way.
. Star twinkling.
. Shooting Stars.

Landscape & visualization

. Skinable landscape (ground, fog, mapping of fisheye pictures).
. Ultra fast realistic atmosphere rendering (Sunsets, sunrises etc...).
. Automatic eye adaptation to sky luminance using physiologic model.
. Grids in Equatorial and Azimuthal coordinates.
. Equator and ecliptic coordinates lines.

Navigation & rendering

. Smooth real time intuitive navigation.
. Powerfull zoom to see planet and nebula like in a telescope.
. Equatorial and altazimutal mount mode.
. Standard perspective and wide angle (fisheye) projections modes (e.g for planetarium dome).. . Stellarium is planetarium software that shows exactly what you see when you look up at the stars. It's easy to use, and free.
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