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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.

It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.

A shooting star flashes past the Jupiter. You can select different intensities in the View window.

A shooting star flashes past the Jupiter. You can select different intensities in the View window.

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The great nebula in Orion. Press N to bring up the nebula labels. Also shown are constellation lines, press C to show or hide them.

The great nebula in Orion. Press N to bring up the nebula labels.

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The dance of the planets above ESO headquarters, near Munich.

The dance of the planets above ESO headquarters, near Munich.

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Full sky view of the constellations, their boundaries, the Milky Way.

Full sky view of the constellations, their boundaries, the Milky Way.

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Constellation art turned on.

Constellation art turned on.

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user contributed landscapes

We have landscapes for the seven continents (in the seven continent model) - all, including from Antarctica!

landscapes: Australasia

Beaumont Hills, Sydney, Australia 0.9+
Barry Gerdes GPLv2+ English

Barry made an interesting multiple-image landscape from the rooftop of his house. You can find a detailed account of how this was done in the Stellarium User Guide.

Screenshot not available Cahill, Sydney, Australia 0.9+
Paul Bourke, Peter Murphy N/A English

Cahill, Sydney, Australia

Screenshot not available Coogee Cemetery, Sydney, Australia 0.9+
Paul Bourke, Peter Murphy N/A English

Coogee Cemetery, Sydney, Australia

Screenshot not available Eliza, Sydney, Australia 0.9+
Paul Bourke, Peter Murphy N/A English

Eliza, Sydney, Australia

Screenshot not available Largs Bay in South Australia 0.9+
Martin Lewicki GPL English

Panoramic view of Largs Bay in South Australia 8 panel old style landscape. Largs Pier Hotel facade in SSE and Largs Bay Sailing Club due east. Jetty extends to Gulf St Vincent to the west.

Screenshot not available Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, Australia 0.9+
Clive Nelson N/A English

Penneshaw is a small township at the Northwest end of Kangaroo Island, off the coast of South Australia. In the north is the entrance to Gulf St Vincent and the Australian mainland. In the east is the Penneshaw township, To the west, on the horizon, is Kingscote, the main town on Kangaroo Island.

Hawaiian Star Compass 0.12+
Darren Kamalu, Nainoa Thompson N/A English

The star compass was developed by Nainoa Thompson of the Polynesian Voyaging Society after he was taught the principles of it by Master Navigator Mau Pialug of Satawal.

Transit Hill, Lord Howe Island, Australia 0.9+
Graeme Ewing N/A English

Graeme Ewing Contributed this panorama of the astronomically significant and visually stunning Transit Hill site Northeast of Sydney, Australia.

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