Stellarium Download

Stellarium displays the original occurrence of around 600,000 stars from Hipparcos and Tycho-2 default catalogues and 210 million stars from extra catalogues. It also displays 3D rendered images of various constellations, nebulae and Milky Way.

Software details

Android / Linux / mac / Windows 10 / Windows 7 / Windows 8

Software description

Stellarium is the ultimate planetarium program for your computer. It is entirely free and open-source so that everyone can download and enjoy it. View the wonders of the sky and constellations with its beautiful 3D display. Download and make Stellarium yours today!

Highlight Features

  • View the sky and star constellations in high-definition 3D
  • Interactive interface
  • Sky and constellations visualization
  • Highly customizable

Available platforms

  • Linux: snap, source, and 64 bit or AppImage
  • macOS
  • Windows: 32 and 64 bit
  • Web application

System Requirements

Minimum requirements

  • Linux/Unix, macOS Sierra and above,
  • Windows 7 or later
  • GPU with 3D, GLSL 1.3, OpenGL ES 2.0, and OpenGL 3.0 support
  • 512MB memory and 420MB disk space
  • Keyboard and Mouse or Touchpad

Recommended requirements

  • Linux/Unix, macOS Sierra and above,
  • Windows 7 or later
  • GPU with 3D, GLSL 1.3, OpenGL ES 2.0, and OpenGL 3.0 support
  • 1GB memory and 1.5GB disk space
  • Keyboard and Mouse or Touchpad

Stellarium: Major Features

View sky and star constellations in high-definition

Stellarium displays the map of the sky and star constellations. It has an impressive vast catalog of over 80,000 deep-sky objects with another 1 million from its impressive extra catalog. Also, it allows you to observe more than 600,000 stars. If you’re still not convinced, you can go beyond and reveal its different 177 million stars in the catalog.

It supports over 20 various cultures in consideration of asterism and illustration of star constellations. Moreover, it provides high-quality photos of the nebulae from its Messier catalog. Besides, it shows a realistic visualization of the Milky Way and the sun activities of other neighboring planets and their respective satellites.

Interactive and powerful

If you want to view the sky and star constellations, Stellarium allows manual and granular control of the interface. First, it will enable you to zoom so profoundly you can observe even the tiniest element or star on the sky map. You can also modify the time control feature to view changes or rotations of different heavenly objects’ positions.

If you want to view the sky map in a realistic spherical shape, you can set the view into the fisheye mode. There is also a projection based on your sky dome’s spherical mirror.

It features an updated graphical interface that supports several languages so everyone can fully enjoy the stargazing experience. Besides, the app’s operations support keyboard and even telescope control so that you can fine-tune the app’s view.

Built-in visualization

Stellarium realistically displays the sky map. It features accurately positioned equatorial and azimuthal grids. You can also check an option, so the app shows shooting and twinkling stars, comet tails, and many more.

It also supports complicated visualization, such as simulating the iridium flares, eclipses, novae, and supernovae. Moreover, it features beautiful 3D sceneries as well as customizable spherical or panoramic landscape projections.

Highly customizable interface and operations

Stellarium is highly customizable. There are tons of plugins available for everyone to use. Plugins can change or add different heavenly objects such as artificial satellites, deep-sky objects, constellation images, and many more.

Plugins also make it possible to go deeper with telescope controls, landscape, and even add scripts. You can pretty much do whatever you want. The sky is the limit. Download Stellarium and start stargazing today!