Stellarium 0.12.0

Your own planetarium on OS X

Stellarium is free GPL software which renders realistic skies in real time with openGL. With Stellarium, you really see what you can see with your eyes, binoculars or a small telescope. Stellarium is also used in planetariums.



  • Over 120000 stars from the Hipparcos Catalogue with name and info

  • Planets and major satellites in real time

  • Asterisms of the 88 constellations with their names

  • Mythological figures of the 88 constellations

  • Images of more than 70 nebulas (Orion, M31 etc..).

  • Photo-realistic Milky Way

  • Star twinkling

  • Shooting Stars

Landscape & visualization

  • Skinnable 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

  • Powerful zoom to see planets and nebulae like through a telescope

  • Equatorial and altazimuthal mount mode

  • Standard perspective and wide angle (fisheye) projection modes

  • Time control (real time and accelerated time modes)

  • Graphical menu for simple use

  • Clickable stars, planets and nebulas, with information

  • Windowed and fullscreen modes

  • Full dome (180°) projection mode for planetariums

  • Text user interface for planetariums



Stellarium 0.12.0