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14 years 4 months ago #83783 by mykc
Version 0.10.3 of Stellarium was released at the end of January. It is available (free) from:

www.stellarium.org/

According to the Stellarium website "This release brings some exciting new features. Stellarium now ships with plug-ins for predicting the positions of artificial satellites in Earth orbit, improved telescope control features, telescope eyepiece simulation (ocular) and more." It also has improved graphics, more stars, and more images of astronomical objects. The new version is available for Windows and Linux, but not yet for Mac:(

Mike

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14 years 4 months ago #83784 by michael_murphy
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Thanks for that.

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14 years 4 months ago #83787 by Graham
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Wow! The satillite tracking looks fantastic, you can set it up to update automatically from NORAD thingy without being a member or playing around with TLE's! :)

Cant wait to give it a spin!

But I think it still lacks the equivilant to 'CDC Horizon' for making your own horizons! unless it is buried somewhere in it.

:)

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14 years 4 months ago #83789 by dave_lillis
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It crashes on my machine :unsure: doesnt even start up.

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14 years 4 months ago #83791 by mykc
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It's giving me some problems too. It works slowly, after a reinstallation, on a Windows XP machine, runs fine on a Dell under Vista, but keeps on crashing on a MacBook Pro dual-boot under Vista. Lets hope there are bug fixes forthcoming.

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14 years 4 months ago #83795 by Seanie_Morris
Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re:New version of Stellarium released
mykc wrote:

but keeps on crashing on a MacBook Pro dual-boot under Vista.


mykc wrote:

The new version is available for Windows and Linux, but not yet for Mac:(


I don't think even under simulation of a Windoze file system on a Mac environment is going to allow that... Shame really, since I made the conversion to Mac 2 years ago, there's only a few programmes like this one lagging behind in Mac usability.

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