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Celestia was created by cobyrne

Folks,

I presume you have all heard of Celestia. It's simply one of the very best programs out there, and it's free!

www.shatters.net/celestia/

It needs a good graphics card. But what you get is amazing! Not only can you fly around the solar system and through time, you can also fly around the galaxy! You can download extensions - for instance, high resolution maps of the planets, or even just parts of the planets. It does spacecraft - not only accurate positions of the spacecraft (including interplanetary craft), but also real, rotatable pictures of them!

And, you can download fictional planets and spacecraft - for instance, the starship Enterprise!

All in all, the very best (IMHO) program for the money!
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Replied by voyager on topic Re: Celestia

Looks very cool and there is even a version for that Mac ... must install it when I get in to work!

Thanks for the link,

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Replied by voyager on topic Re: Celestia

Just installed it on Fedora Core 3. If you have apt installed and the freshrpms repository selected can simply install it by typing:

[code:1]
apt-get install celestia
[/code:1]

Man I just love Linux and especially Linux installsl that support apt!
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Celestia

Just installed it on Fedora Core 3. I


3 is out already?!?!

2 isn't even 6 months old!

:shock:

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Replied by voyager on topic Re: Celestia

Just installed it on Fedora Core 3. I


3 is out already?!?!

2 isn't even 6 months old!

:shock:

Seanie.


2 has been out for longer than that!!!

3 is indeed out and the improvement is just amazing. I upgraded my laptop last week and it worked like a charm!

You can also apt-get celestia in Core 2 BTW (if you have apt installed that is!)

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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Celestia

Bart,
as Linux is copyleft software, I have no fear asking you here if you woudn't mind copying the iso's and posting them down so I can install it here?

:)

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Replied by voyager on topic Re: Celestia

Bart,
as Linux is copyleft software, I have no fear asking you here if you woudn't mind copying the iso's and posting them down so I can install it here?

:)

Seanie.


No problem at all, just PM me your address and I'll get them posted down to you in the next week or so.

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Replied by finnjim2001 on topic Re: Celestia

tried connecting and the connection was refused :-( in the words of my students story bud?
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tried connecting and the connection was refused :-( in the words of my students story bud?


What connection to what?
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Replied by finnjim2001 on topic Re: Celestia

sorry. bit of mondayitis. clicked on the lonk and got the connection refused dialog box in mozilla firefox
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Replied by albertw on topic Re: Celestia

sorry. bit of mondayitis. clicked on the lonk and got the connection refused dialog box in mozilla firefox


Yea, celestia's website appears to be down.

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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Celestia

No problem at all, just PM me your address and I'll get them posted down to you in the next week or so.

Bart.


PM sent, thanks Bart!

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Replied by DaveGrennan on topic Re: Celestia

I just discovered this piece of software and thought this deserved a 'bump' for anyone who has not seen it before. This program is free and absolutely amazing.

www.shatters.net/celestia/index.html

Then go here for a staggering amount of really cool addons!

www.celestiamotherlode.net/

This is pure class!
Regards and Clear Skies,

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Replied by pj30something on topic Re: Celestia

3 is out already?!?!

2 isn't even 6 months old!


Well Seanie................the universe is expanding at a vast rate these days,LOL.
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Celestia

OMG !!, this is amazing software, and its free! :shock: :P
thanks for the heads up!
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