Stellarium 0.11.3

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  1. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

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    I don't know how I missed this upgrade!

    Stellarium
     
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    tnx for the heads up m8! :)
     
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    Thanks. One of my favorites, along with Celestia
     
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    I think it's mostly bug fixes. I wonder when PortableApps will catch up?
     
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    I love Celestia as well. It's been at version #1.6.1 for quite a while now though. I use the PortableApps versions of both Stellarium & Celestia. I was told on the Celestia forums that it is virtually portable in itself. IDK how true this is.
     
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    Wow I did not know about these software. Which one should I use? Stellarium or Celestia?
     
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    Both! Have fun. ;)
     
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    But they both do the same thing right? So I should download and use one right? Say what are the download sizes of Stellarium and Celestia? I reckon they are huge. :eek:
     
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    Not really. Stellarium is more like a planetarium. Celestia is a virtual cosmos. Both are designed to run on older or less powerful systems. On my notebook I make Celestia as 67.9 Mb & Stellarium as 68.1 Mb. I have added all the extra star maps to Stellarium however. PortableApps do versions of both. Stellarium 0.11.2

    You can get both portables on a pendrive fairly easily. I have posted some pictures from both on this forum somewhere, if you can find them!
     
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    Not really. Stellarium is more like a planetarium. Celestia is a virtual cosmos. Both are designed to run on older or less powerful systems. On my notebook I make Celestia as 67.9 Mb & Stellarium as 68.1 Mb. I have added all the extra star maps to Stellarium however. PortableApps do versions of both. Stellarium 0.11.2

    You can get both portables on a pendrive fairly easily. I have posted some pictures from both on this forum somewhere, if you can find them!

    Here
     
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    Some jpegs (screenshots) from Stellarium:

    Saturn from Mimas.peg.jpg

    Saturn from Mimas

    MartianSunset.abwpeg (2).jpg

    Martian sunset.
     
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    Thanks. I understand now. But how does it compare to this?
     
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    I think that's online isn't it? Not unlike Google Earth. I didn't know that there was a UK version of Google Sky until just. The others (Celestia etc) can be run offline.

    Marble Earth has some pretty good moon maps as well.
     
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    yes it's online. Okay I'll try out Celestia.
     
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    I haven't upgraded Stellarium in years. I see no need to. It's simple & light. What has changed in the past couple years that would make it worth my while to upgrade?

    And I have it blocked from connecting out and isolated, so any security patches are moot.
     
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    have a look at the Changelogs on their website.
     
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    I used Celestia a while back when I was still Win Xp. The only memorable addon at the time was based on star trek. Showed the distance you traveled and speed (warp, etc.). Few other addons added in some stationary model ships for you to navigate to. The detail on the models was actually surprisingly good. As for the celestial bodies ... they left much to be desired. Maybe I'll give it another try.
     
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