Monday, October 20, 2014

How To Install The Latest Stellarium On Ubuntu MATE 14.10 And Other Desktops

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.


Source Stellarium Homepage: http://stellarium.org/

 It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.


 New Features:

  • Light layer for old_style landscapes
  • Auto-detect location via network lookup.
  • Seasonal rules for displaying constellations
  • Coordinates can be displayed as decimal degrees
  • Support of multi-touch gestures on Windows 8
  • FOV on bottom bar can be displayed in DMS rather than fractional degrees
  • Oculars plugins support eyepieces with permanent crosshairs
  • Pointer Coordinates Plugin can displayed not only RA/Dec (J2000.0)
  • Angle Measure Plugin can measure positional angles to the horizon now
  • Search tool can search position not only for RA/Dec (J2000.0)
Bug Fixes:
  • Galactic plane renamed to correct: Galactic equator
  • Speed issues when computing lots of comets
  • Spherical mirror distortion work correctly now
  • Location coordinates on the bottom bar displayed correctly now
  • Ecliptic coordinates for J2000.0 and grids diplayed correctly now
  • Rule for select a celestial objects
  • Loading extra star catalogs
  • Creates spurious directory on startup
  • Various GUI/rendering improvements
  • “missing disk in drive “
To install Stellarium just run the following Commands via your systems Terminal.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stellarium/stellarium-releases
 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get install stellarium
 
 

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