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.
- 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)
- 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.