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Free and open-source planetarium software, Stellarium 0.18.1, was released 2 days ago with new features, many improvements and lots of bug-fixes.

The major changes in Stellarium 0.18.1 include:

  • Improvements and fixes for Hierarchical Progressive Surveys [HiPS] support
  • Updated the main UI, code of plugins, code and data.
  • Updated GPS handling
  • Added rise, transit and set times for celestial objects
  • Added dithering support
  • Many other improvements and various bug-fixes.
  • See the release note for details.

How to Install Stellarium 0.18.0 in Ubuntu:

The software has an official PPA repository that contains the latest Stellarium packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stellarium/stellarium-releases

Input your password (no visual asterisks feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then upgrade Stellarium from an existing release with Software Updater utility:

Or run following commands to install the software for the first time:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install stellarium

Uninstall:

To remove the software, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove stellarium

And remove the PPA via “Software & Updates” utility under Other Software tab.

Free and open-source planetarium software Stellarium 0.18.0 was released last night. The new release added support for Hierarchical Progressive Surveys (HiPS).

Changes in Stellarium 0.18.0 include:

  • Added support Hierarchical Progressive Surveys [HiPS] (Hello visualization of multiwavelength universe in the Stellarium)
  • Added patches for TeXLive
  • Added Dnoces star name
  • Added computation of solar eclipse magnitude and solar eclipse obscuration on Earth (special case)
  • Added option to allow adding some sky background color
  • Added Moon age computation
  • Added “Western (O.Hlad)” sky culture
  • Added support common names of pulsars
  • Added some DSO images
  • Added calculation of synodic period
  • Added AstroCalc/Monthly Elevation tool
  • Added optional Sun, Moon, Astronomical Twilight and Nautical Twilight lines for AstroCalc/AltVsTime tool
  • Added Battlesteads Observatory into locations list
  • Added a special case of computations (lunar eclipse) into AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
  • Added two new signals to manage wide dates changes with various steps – by months and years
  • Added tools for select color of planetary labels and trails
  • Added option to suppress drawing large halo around bright stars.
  • Added Tesla Roadster orbital elements
  • Added config options for font size of cardinal points
  • Added visualization of civil twilight line in AstroCalc/AltVsTime tool
  • Added ‘Artificial objects’ into Search/Lists tool
  • Added feature to store and retrieve selected HiPS
  • Added bottom bar GUI button for HiPS display
  • Updated and extended AstroCalc tool
  • Added support a Hickson Compact Group collection
  • Updated code and data, and fixed various bugs.

How to Install Stellarium 0.18.0 in Ubuntu:

The developers maintain a stable PPA repository that contains the latest Stellarium packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stellarium/stellarium-releases

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then upgrade Stellarium from an existing release with Software Updater utility:

Or run following commands to install the software for the first time:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install stellarium

Uninstall:

To remove the software, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove stellarium

And remove the PPA via “Software & Updates” utility under Other Software tab.

Stellarium, a free planetarium software, reached the 0.17.0 release with many new features, bug-fixes, and other changes.

The major changes in Stellarium 0.17.0:

  • Added support for nomenclature of planetary surface (SOCIS 2017 project)
  • Added improvements for AstroCalc tool
  • Added improvements for Oculars plugin
  • Added improvements for Exoplanets plugin
  • Added INDI support for Telescope Control plugin
  • Updated code and data

For the full changes, see the release note.

How to Install Stellarium 0.17.0 in Ubuntu:

The official Stellarium PPA has built the packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and Ubuntu 18.04.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stellarium/stellarium-releases

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then upgrade Stellarium from an existing release with Software Updater utility:

Or run following commands to install the software for the first time:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install stellarium

Uninstall:

To remove the software, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove stellarium

And remove the PPA via “Software & Updates” utility under Other Software tab.

Stellarium, a planetarium software shows a 3D simulation of the night sky, has reached the 0.16.1 release. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and derivatives.

Stellarium 0.16.1 is a bug-fix release with some important new features:

  • Added moons of Saturn, Uranus and Pluto
  • Added improvements for AstroCalc tool
  • DSO catalog was updated to version 3.2:
    • Added support ‘The Strasbourg-ESO Catalogue of Galactic Planetary Nebulae’ (Acker+, 1992)
    • Added support ‘A catalogue of Galactic supernova remnants’ (Green, 2014)
    • Added support ‘A Catalog of Rich Clusters of Galaxies’ (Abell+, 1989)
  • Added support asterisms and outlines for DSO
  • Added improvements for the GUI

How to Install Stellarium 0.16.1 in Ubuntu:

The official Stellarium PPA has built the packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and their derivatives.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stellarium/stellarium-releases

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then upgrade Stellarium from an existing release with Software Updater utility:

Or run following commands to install the software for the first time:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install stellarium

Uninstall:

To remove the software, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove stellarium

And remove the PPA via “Software & Updates” utility under Other Software tab.

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Free planetarium software Stellarium has reached 0.13.2 release with over 70 bug-fixes and new nice features – like visualization of the zodiacal light and new sky cultures.

Stellarium is a free and open source planetarium software that uses OpenGL to render a realistic projection of the night sky in real time. It works in Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

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According to the changelog, the new release fixed below important bugs:

  • The orbits of Neptune’s moons are not rendered correctly
  • fail to start stellarium compiled by Qt5.3.1
  • No disk in station F on start
  • Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 mouse bug
  • Unable to select objects after zoom.
  • The textures of Hyperion (Saturn VII) fails to render.
  • Wrong value of proper motion for some stars
  • Memory leak in 64-bit version
  • Visual artifacts on the Moon
  • Insufficient OpenGL version for 0.11.96.MESA-win32

Other bug fixes and installer for Windows and OS X are available at launchpad page.

Install / Upgrade Stellarium in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 15.05 and Linux Mint 17 users, latest Stellarium packages are available in PPA repository.

To add the PPA, open terminal from the Dash or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:stellarium/stellarium-releases

After that, you can upgrade Stellarium by running Software Updater and installing updates. Or run below command to install the software:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install stellarium