Stellarium 0.12.0

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  1. Daveski17

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    Looks like a very nice program :cool:
     
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    Yeah, I've been using it for quite a while. There's a portable too. This is the 0.11.4 version

    They'll update it pretty soon.
     
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    After a few problems I have uninstalled 0.12.0 & reinstalled 0.11.4. Luckily I had kept the old installers for both x64 & x86 versions. It has some rendering bugs & I couldn't synchronise Stellarium's time with system time on two separate computers. Returning to 0.11.4 has solved these problems, so I doubt it is just my set-ups.

    The Stellarium development team is proud to announce the release of version 0.12.0 of Stellarium.

    This release brings some interesting new features:
    - New rendering engine (Now you can see shadows on planets surfaces).
    - New key-binding engine (Now all key-bindings can be edited).
    - Improvements to scripting engine.
    - Improvements to DSO
    - Improvements to search tool
    - Improved accuracy for archaeo-astronomical events

    There have also been a large number of bug fixes and GUI improvements. A huge thanks to all community bug reporters.

    We are strongly recommended resetting all Stellarium settings if you upgrade your previous installation!

    I tried totally fresh installs & still couldn't get the time to synchronise.

    You can get 0.11.4 here.
     
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    You know it could just be me, but I feel like compared to the older versions, this program has gotten a bit worse in performance. The images are rather muddy in appearance and "travelling" to and from various objects seems to be much slower and often times is a "start and stop" experience. I've got a far better computer than I did back in those old versions as well.
     
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    It is. Between it and Google Earth it's hard for me to get stuff done :D
     
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    I pair this program with one of these;

    Nothing like a Dobsonian 8" to bring everything up nice, without being too bulky to take out as much as you want.
     

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    Nothing much better than packing up one of these babies and heading up into the mountains for a night, right? I've got a Celestron C11-SGT that I can get lost in for hours on end.
     
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