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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: Europe

Drei Schwestern, Fürstentum Liechtenstein 0.9+
Marcel Marxer GNU GPL English

This landscape was taken from the the peak of Drei Schwestern, a mountain top in Liechtenstein. The view includes parts of Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria and beyond Lake Constance (Bodensee) even a piece of Germany. File size is about 2.2 MB.

Bahia de Cádiz, Spain 0.10+
José Codejón N/A English

A new bridge is being built across de bay. The 360° panorama image was taken at noon of September 10th, 2012, from the pier of the small marina just closed to the Cadiz head of the bridge.

The final picture is the result of stitching 11 frames, taken out of a 63 seconds full HD video, using PhotoStitch and Gimp 2.6.8.

Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, England 0.9+
Ian Pegler N/A English

The Tor with its iconic Tower of St. Michael is one of the most recognisable landmarks in England. At the cross-quarter day nearest the Celtic festival of Samhain (early November time) the Sun sets as it passes by the doorway of the tower. The famous St. Michael ley-line runs through here. (3.6MB)

Raisting Crop Circle, Germania 0.10+
Alfred G. Fischer CC ND English

Panorama from within 2014 crop circle near Raisting Radome, Bavaria, Germany, 50 kilometres away from Munich, beside the earth station of the US-firm “Emerging Markets Communications Inc. (EMC)”.

St Peter's Square (Vatican) 0.10+
Gianfranco Mazzani N/A English

This is a complete high resolution panoramic view of the St Peter’s Square, City of Vatican.

Gianfranco Mazzani photographed this panorama in july 2004 by using a Nikon Coolpix 8700, and stitched the original 10 pictures together into a spherical panorama using Hugin program. The panorama has been than cutted into 8 alfa channel pictures and re-dimensioned the width to 2048 pixel and then dimensioned the height to 32 cm by using Photoschop elements 2.

Astronomes Amateurs Aixois Observatoire Vauvenargues (AAAOV) - France 0.9+
AAAOV N/A English

Vauvenargues Observatory located near Aix-en-Provence, France.

St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia, Bulgaria 0.9+
BG360 N/A English

Panoramic view of the Saint Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Bulgaria. See this panorama here Flash pano.

Altenwalde Heath, Cuxhaven, Germany 0.12+
Torsten Narjes CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 English, German

This panorama was taken in August 2017 in Cuxhaven at the northern edge of Altenwalde Heath near the Feldherrnhuegel (53°50′02.8″N, 8°38′33.6″E). The former military training area became the core of the nature reserve “Cuxhavener Küstenheiden”. File size: 10.3 MB. Resolution: 4096x2048 pixels. Also available in higher resolutions 8192x4096 (41.1 MB) and 16k old style (127.1 MB).

Screenshot not available Pico do Areeiro 0.9+
Filipe Gomes N/A English

This is a panoramic view of the Pico do Areeiro, the second highest point of the island. Madeira Island - Portugal.

Screenshot not available Ares, Galicia, Spain 0.9+
Rubén Castiñeiras Lorenzo N/A English

Ares is a small fishing village in Galicia, in the NW of Spain, close to the city of Ferrol. The 360 degree image was taken at the noon of August 6th, 2007, just in front of the “Paseo Rosalía de Castro”. It has been made with 17 photos, stitched with Hugin 0.7 beta 4 and retouched with the Gimp 2.2.17.

Avebury - North circle, Wiltshire, England 0.9+
Ian Pegler N/A English

The North circle of the largest megalithic complex in Europe. In the background you can just make out the Red Lion pub. (1MB)

Place du Palais des Papes, Avignon 0.9+
Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz N/A English

This is a panoramic view of the Place du Palais des Papes in Avignon. France. This site is part of UNESCO World Heritage.

Le Pont d'Avignon, Avignon 0.9+
Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz N/A English

This is a panoramic view of the Pont d’Avignon (aka Bridge Saint-Bénezet) in Avignon. France. This site is part of UNESCO World Heritage.

Astronomes Amateurs Aixois Observatoire Vauvenargues (AAAOV) - France 0.9+
AAAOV N/A English

Saint Michel Bay - Serre Ponçon lake, Alpes - France.

Beech Hill stone circle, nr. Nutley, E. Sussex, England 0.9+
Grahame Gardner N/A English

Beech Hill is a modern stone ring constructed in 2000 by Ivan McBeth and Richard Creightmore of The Geomancy Group www.geomancygroup.org. Located in the Ashdown Forest, the circle’s main alignment is to the Pole Star, denoted by the angled outlier. (2.2MB)

Brunsberg, Buchholz in der Nordheide, Germany 0.12+
Torsten Narjes CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 English, German

This panorama was taken in September 2014 — at the peak of heather flowering season — on Brunsberg hill (129 m above sea level) in Buchholz i.d.N. on the NW edge of Lueneburg Heath (53°18′01.0″N, 9°49′55.7″E). Brunsberg hill offers nearly a 360° view over large parts of the western Nordheide including Wilseder Berg hill (169 m), the highest elevation in the NW German lowlands. File size: 10.0 MB. Resolution: 4096x2048 pixels.

Calanais I (Callanish) Avenue, Lewis, Western Isles, Scotland 0.9+
Grahame Gardner N/A English

Callanish is arguably the finest megalithic monument in the British Isles, and is just the largest site in a vast complex of interconnected monuments designed to observe the southern major standstills of the moon. From this position at the end of the avenue, the moon is seen to set behind the rocky outcrop of Cnoc-an-Tursa, only to ‘re-gleam’ in the centre of the main circle a short time afterwards. (4MB)

Screenshot not available Caniga Country 0.9+
Andrea Pittalis N/A English

This landscape was taken from the Caniga Country, near Sassari in Sardinia, Italy.

Castle of Castro Laboreiro 13th Century, Melgaço, Portugal 0.9+
Quiero Regresar a mi Planeta CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 English

Castro Laboreiro is a village in Melgaço, in the NW. of Portugal. This landscape was taken on the 15/08/2010.

Castle of Castro Laboreiro 13th Century, Melgaço, Portugal Kmz file

Caucasus, Russia 0.10+
Andrey Kuznetsov N/A English

North Caucasus, Elbrus.

Station d'observation du plateau de Calern, Caussols, France 0.12+
Florentin Millour CeCILL 2.1 English, Français

This panorama was taken at the Calern observing station from the Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur. (43°45′00.0″N, 6°56′00.0″E). File size: 15 MB. Resolution: 4096x2048 pixels.

Note: A high-resolution version (8192x4096) is also available for beefy computers

Cuevas del Negro, Andalucia 0.9+
Peter Lynch N/A English

A nearly flat rural landscape in southern Spain. The site has very dark skies and a view down to about 3° to the south.

Cocentaina, Spain 0.9+
Angel Juan Martínez N/A English

This is a panoramic view from the roof of the Secondary School of Cocentaina, a little town of the Pais Valencià (Spain), in the mountains that are between Valencia and Alicante, where I teach Astronomy with the help of Stellarium.

Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland 0.9+
Friedrich Noelle, Barry Gerdes N/A English

Friedrich Noelle took a nice panorama of Observatory Hill, Edinburgh which Barry converted into a Stellarium landscape.

Screenshot not available English Garden, Munich, Germany 0.9+
Rob Spearman, Johan Meuris N/A English

This high resolution landscape was taken in April 2007 by Rob. Johan helped with the post production. The result is a very high quality landscape.

Screenshot not available English Garden, Munich, Germany 0.9+
Rob Spearman, Johan Meuris N/A English

The original English Garden landscape was re-constructed by Barry Gerdes as an old_style landscape. This means that it can be used with video hardware which cannot cope with single very large texture files, and yet preserves the resolution of the landscape (by splitting the images into multiple files). Try this is the original English Garden landscapes doesn’t load on your computer.

Épendes Observatory, Fribourg, Switzerland 0.10+
Nicolas Martignoni CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 English

The Épendes Observatory (46°45′45″N 7°08′22″E) is located near the city of Fribourg, Switzerland. The images for this landscape were taken in August 2006. This landscape (old style format) is intended to be used on older configurations, where spherical landscape (above) doesn’t appear because of low memory on the graphic chip. File size is about 2.4 MB.

Épendes Observatory, Fribourg, Switzerland 0.10+
Nicolas Martignoni CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 English

The Épendes Observatory (46°45′45″N 7°08′22″E) is located near the city of Fribourg, Switzerland. The images for this landscape were taken in August 2006. The landscape comes in three resolutions (1024 / 2048 / 4096). File size is about 2.4 MB.

Note: If you have problems with this landscape (landscape doesn’t appear because of low memory on the graphic chip), use the corresponding old style landscape below or use a smaller resolution (see the README file in the package).

Fenino, Russia 0.10+
Jerfolld N/A English

Cozy russian village, 50 km northwest from Tver.

GAS GAO, Russia 0.10+
Andrey Kuznetsov N/A English

Russia, Caucasus. The astronomical science station on the mountain Shadjatmaz. This is the view from amateur’s observatory (by Andrey Kuznetsov, Sergey Kiselev).

Gnevsdorf Weir, Prignitz, Germany 0.12+
Torsten Narjes CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 English, German

This panorama was taken in May 2014 on the Gnevsdorf Weir island (52°54′25.5″N, 11°53′00.0″E) at the confluence point of rivers Elbe and Havel (Gnevsdorfer Vorfluter) in Gnevsdorf near Ruehstaedt, a village famous for its large population of breeding white storks during spring and summer. File size: 10.3 MB. Resolution: 4096x2048 pixels.

Granholmstoppen Summer, Sweden 0.10+
Leo Sutic CC BY-NC-SA English

This landscape was taken during a summer evening from the top of Granholmstoppen, an artificial hill in north-western Stockholm, Sweden.

Granholmstoppen Winter, Sweden 0.10+
Leo Sutic CC BY-NC-SA English

This landscape was taken during a winter night from the top of Granholmstoppen, an artificial hill in north-western Stockholm, Sweden.

Screenshot not available Grantchester Meadows, Cambridgeshire, UK 0.9+
Matt Hickford N/A English

Panorama from Grantchester Meadows, Cambridgeshire, UK in March. Flat horizon.

Gurnigel, Switzerland 0.9+
Martin Mutti N/A English

This is the site of the Bern Astronomical Society’s observing site.

Hildesheim Panoramaweg, Germany 0.12+
Torsten Narjes CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 English, German

This panorama was taken in August 2016 on Panoramaweg road at Rottsberg hill in Hildesheim, about 3 km west of the city centre (52°08′11.3″N, 9°54′44.5″E). The photo shooting site, located 115 m above the Hildesheimer Börde lowlands, offers an outstanding view upon nearly the whole city. File size: 10.7 MB. Resolution: 4096x2048 pixels.

Also available in higher resolutions 8192x4096 (38.6 MB) and 16k old style (123.1 MB).

Jungfraujoch High Altitude Research Station, Switzerland 0.10+
Christian Waldvogel N/A English

Lying at 3580m in the Bernese Alps, the Jungfraujoch is often dubbed “Top of Europe”. It has been home to an astronomical observation station for more than 80 years. The spherical landscape was created from 20 images taken on June 29th, 2008, at 1015, from the lower terrace of the Sphinx Obervatory. The landscape comes in three resolutions (1024 / 2048 / 4096).

Jynost', Russia 0.10+
Jerfolld N/A English

Russia, Tver, st. Planernaya.

KAIRA High-Band Antenna, Finland 0.10+
Derek McKay-Bukowski N/A English

KAIRA (Kilpisjarvi Atmospheric Imaging Receiver Array) is a project of the Sodankyla Geophysical Observatory. KAIRA is a dual array of omni-directional VHF radio antennas, principally funded by the University of Oulu in Finland. It makes extensive use of the proven LOFAR antenna and digital signal-processing hardware, and can act as either a stand-alone passive receiver, as a receiver for the EISCAT VHF incoherent scatter radar in Tromso, or for use in conjunction with other Fenno-Scandinavian VHF experiments. In additional to being a powerful observing instrument in its own right, KAIRA will act as a pathfinder for technologies to be used in the proposed EISCAT_3D radar system.

Screenshot not available La Guardia 0.9+
Quiero Regresar a mi Planeta N/A English

La Guardia is a fishing village in Galicia, in the NW. of Spain. This landscape was taken on the 19/07/2008 at 12:38 p.m.

Ponta da Piedade, Algarve, Lagos, Portugal 0.9+
Johan N/A English

Johan photographed this panorama in June 2006 and stitched it together into a spherical panorama that can be used with Stellarium. You see sandstone cliffs on the Atlantic coast of southern Portugal, a lighthouse, and a natural bridge.

Port of La Guardia, Galicia, Spain 0.9+
Quiero Regresar a mi Planeta CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 English

La Guardia is a fishing village in Galicia, in the NW. of Spain. This landscape was taken on the 19/07/2008. Kmz file

Las Cañadas del Teide, Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain 0.12+
José Ángel Estévez CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 English, Spanish

This panorama was taken in April 2008 near Los Roques de García, Las Cañadas del Teide National Park, at about 2000m. File size: 6.4 MB. Resolution: 4096x2048 pixels.

Screenshot not available Leist, Switzerland 0.9+
Bernd Lang N/A English

This landscape was developed from a panoramic picture of the Leist in Switzerland (2222m).

Top of Water Tower of Lueneburg, Germany 0.9+
Uwe Prolingheuer N/A English

This is a panoramic view from the top of old Water Tower 56m above ground, constructed 1906/07, in Lueneburg, a town with many retained medieval houses. Northern Germany.

Machrie Moor 5, Isle of Arran, Scotland 0.9+
Grahame Gardner N/A English

This delightful little double-concentric stone circle is the first site you come to when visiting the Machrie Moor complex of megalithic sites on Arran. Although not the most spectactular site in the group, it is one of the most complete and has good views. (7.3MB)

Mitchell's Fold stone circle, Shropshire, England 0.9+
Ian Pegler N/A English

This wonderful ancient stone circle stands on a plateau amid the rolling Shropshire hills and is loved by walkers, dowsers and Wiccans alike. April 2010 - new version uploaded, featuring improved centre camera position based on Alexander Thom’s geometry and improved alignments. (1.8MB)

Poland,Zagan - sity Johannes Kepler 0.12+
Jacek Patka N/A English

View of the old quarter.

Roque de los Muchachos, La Palma, Spain 0.10+
Uwe Buecher N/A English

This high resolution landscape was built with hugin from 20 photos taken in October 2007. It is located on top of the highest mountain on La Palma, Canary Islands. You can see the Buildings of the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos, one of them is the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) which is the greatest telescope in the world today (10.4m diameter).

Munegu, Monaco 0.9+
aid85 N/A English

High resolution 360° landscape taken at Larvotto beach in Munegu \ Monaco - MC (MonteCarlo) - Europe \ Mediterraneum Sea - Ligurian Sea.

Roman Theatre of Orange 0.9+
Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz N/A English

This is a panoramic view of the Roman Theatre of Orange- France. This site is part of UNESCO World Heritage.

Screenshot not available Ovindoli, Italy 0.9+
Pierluigi Panunzi N/A English

Ovindoli is a famous ski resort in central Italy.

Screenshot not available Samuel Heinrich Schwabe planetarium, Dessau, Germany 0.9+
Matthias Mueller, Thomas Gatz public domain English

This landscape shows the planetarium “Samuel Heinrich Schwabe” in Dessau (Germany).

Rila Monastery, Bulgaria 0.9+
Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz N/A English

This is a panoramic view of the Rila Monastery in Bulgaria. This building is quite high so the sky area is not really large. This site is part of UNESCO World Heritage.

Frantoio Rodiano, Italy 0.9+
Christian Waldvogel GFDL English

The Frantoio Rodiano (Rodiano oil press) is situated on the foot of Mount Gargano in Puglia / Italy. Just a few kilometers uphill lies Monte Sant’Angelo, the famous stop for christian pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem. Stargazing has been kin to this region for milleniae: the oldest graves found in the Frantoio’s vicinity date back to pre-etruscan times, and the famous Castel del Monte, an astronomical observation in itself, is not far either. The spherical landscape was created from 8 images taken on September 20th, 2010, at 1707, from the uppermost terrace of the Frantoio Rodiano. The landscape comes in three resolutions (1024 / 2048 / 4096).

Statue of Freedom, Rousse, Bulgaria 0.9+
BG360 N/A English

Panoramic view from the center of Rousse in Bulgaria. See this panorama here Flash pano.

Rustrel, France 0.9+
Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz N/A English

This is a panoramic view of the Colorado de Rustrel in “Les Sentiers de l’Ocre et du Fer”, Provence, France.

Sahlenburg Beach, Cuxhaven, Germany 0.12+
Torsten Narjes CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 English, German

This panorama was taken in April 2014 in Cuxhaven on Sahlenburg Beach, beach access point Wernerwaldstrasse (53°51′33.5″N, 8°35′22.3″E). Cuxhaven is a well-known seaside resort and harbour town in northern Germany. The Wernerwald forest (SE) is visible, as well as the Wadden Sea with the Isle of Neuwerk (NW). File size: 10.9 MB. Resolution: 4096x2048 pixels.

Mémorial de la Ferme de Richemont, Saucauts, France 0.10+
Rubeluta Valentin CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 English

Observation site at 25 Km from Bordeaux — France (a fine mask of light has been added to N where the city is). This place is located at 44.62 N 0.63 E and it is the observation place of the astronomy club: AG33. This landscape is 4096 pixels wide and file size is about 25 MB. The 2048 pixels version — 6.7 MB, can be downloaded here.

Schmoelen Dune, Doemitz (Elbe), Germany 0.12+
Torsten Narjes CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 English, German

This panorama was taken in April 2015 on the windward side of Schmoelen Dune in the Loecknitz/Elbe valley near Doemitz (53°07′25.0″N, 11°17′34.1″E). With its size of 2 km in length, 600 m in width, and a height of more than 30 m above ground level, Schmoelen Dune is Europe’s largest inland dune. File size: 12.7 MB. Resolution: 4096x2048 pixels.

Šentvid, Ljubljana, Slovenia 0.9+
Klemen Blokar, Dejan Kolarič, Ida Kraševec, Andrej Lajovic CC BY-SA 3.0 English

View from the roof of the observatory of Gymnasium Šentvid, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Seppensen, Buchholz in der Nordheide, Germany 0.12+
Torsten Narjes CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 English, German

This panorama was taken in May 2014 on a meadow between the Distelweg football playground and the horse pasture at Thomasfeldweg in Buchholz-Seppensen (53°18′11.5″N, 9°51′54.9″E). Seppensen is a rural part of Buchholz, a 40,000-inhabitant town in the German state of Lower Saxony approximately 30 km SW of Hamburg. File size: 11.4 MB. Resolution: 4096x2048 pixels.

Screenshot not available River Rivelin, Sheffield, UK 0.9+
Jan Wedekind CC SA-2.0 English

This is a 270° fisheye panorama created from 40 photos using Hugin. It shows the River Rivelin in Sheffield in the middle of April 2007. The fringes (twigs and tree tops) where dimmed out using The Gimp. The overexposed parts of the horizon have been removed. Copyright (C) 2007, Jan Wedekind, Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike License 2.0

Sighthill stone circle, Glasgow, Scotland 0.9+
Grahame Gardner N/A English

Sighthill stone circle is a modern stone ring constructed in 1979 by amateur astronomer and SF writer Duncan Lunan. Located next to the M8 motorway in Glasgow city centre, yet with surprisingly good views, the circle has alignments to the solsticial solar rises and settings and the lunar standstills. Alignments to the rising of Rigel are included for 1979 AD and 1800 BC. The circle has a central stone, which is not shown in this landscape. As of 2014 the area is scheduled for redevelopment, although the Council have promised that the stone circle will be relocated somehwere in the vicinity of its present location. It was still there at winter solstice 2015 when this NEW landscape was created. (13MB)

Silistar, Bulgaria 0.9+
BG360 N/A English

Panoramic view of the Silistar Beach in Bulgaria. See this panorama here Flash pano.

Sirene Observatory, Lagarde d'Apt (84), France 0.9+
Cyprien Pouzenc N/A English

Panoramic view of installations. Previously the site was used as a nuclear lauching pad. Now days, Sirene accepts everybody for astronomical observations. (File is 11 Mb)

Son & Breugel, The Netherlands 0.9+
Roland Mathijssen N/A English

This landscape shows the Oude Meer (Old Lake) in the Sonse Heide in Son (close to Eindhoven). (file is 5.4 MB)

Stintino, Italy 0.9+
aid85 N/A English

High resolution 360° landscape taken at “LaPelosa” beach in Stintino (SS) Sardinia \ Italy - Europe \ Mediterranean Sea.

Stonehenge 0.9+
Hugo Jenks N/A English

Was it an observatory? Yes indeed it was! The alignment of the monument with the summer solstice sunrise has been well known for many years. The alignment with the winter solstice sunset may have been more significant. For the first time, many additional alignments are published, and are detailed here: www.brontovox.co.uk These alignments demonstrate that Stonehenge was primarily a functional scientific instrument, used for measuring angles. The angles of interest were the rising and setting bearings of the sun, moon, and stars. It was therefore possible to map the entire visible sky.

Screenshot not available Stonehenge, England 0.9+
Fernando N/A English

This landscape depicts Stonehenge - the famous prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, Southern England.

Swinside (Sunkenkirk), Lake District, Cumbria, England 0.9+
Grahame Gardner N/A English

One of the best stone rings in the Lake District, second only to Castlerigg. This circle is quite remote but the walk is well worth the effort. The entrance is aligned to the midwinter sunrise according to Alexander Thom. (12.3MB)

Screenshot not available T1M terrasse, Pic du Midi Observatory, France 0.9+
Sylvain Rondi N/A English

Sylvain photographed this panorama in February 2007 and stitched it together into a spherical panorama that can be used with Stellarium. This is the panoramic view from the terrasse of the professional 106cm telescope at Pic du Midi Observatory (France).

Screenshot not available T60 dome, Pic du Midi Observatory, France 0.9+
Sylvain Rondi N/A English

Sylvain photographed this panorama in February 2007 and stitched it together into a spherical panorama that can be used with Stellarium. This is the panoramic view from the amateur 60cm telescope dome from T60 Association, installed at Pic du Midi Observatory.

Tishinka, Russia 0.9+
Dmitri Ardashev N/A English

This is a small village between Moscow’s and Kaluga’s regions, in 130 km south-west of Moscow (55°18’32.46N, 36°26’42.06E, alt=195).

Poland, Tomaszowo near Zagan 0.12+
Jacek Patka N/A English

Site of the old military airfield.

Amstelveen, The Netherlands 0.9+
Jeroen Adolfse N/A English

This landscape shows the tulipfields in spring (may 2008) in Schagerbrug, North Holland. It’s an old_style landscape. (file is 4.5 Mb)

Screenshot not available Uvalno, Czech Republic 0.9+
Ivo Burdik CC BY 3.0 English

A view from a garden in the village of Uvalno, Czech Republic.

Valle Crucis Abbey, Llangollen, North Wales 0.9+
Ian Pegler N/A English

This ruined Cistercian abbey dates to 1200 but may be the site of a much earlier Dark Age settlement with a very early Christian church. (2.5MB)

St Peter's Square, Vatican 0.9+
Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz N/A English

This is a panoramic view of the St Peter’s Square. City of Vatican. Some parts of the buildings are missing, not enough pictures… This site is part of UNESCO World Heritage.

Voksenlia, Oslo, Norway 0.10+
Steinar Midtskogen N/A English

Steinar Midtskogen sent this huge (17 MiB!) spherical landscape image of Voksenlia, Oslo, Norway (59°58’14N, 10°38’57E, alt=348m). (Currently not working with version 0.9.0).

Vonarskarð, Passage of Hope, Iceland 0.9+
Sveinn í Felli N/A English

This is the geographical center of Iceland, a barren pass between glaciers. Being sheltered from southern vinds by the huge Vatnajökull glacier, a great cold mass which then eliminates most humididy from the air, makes the place unusually good for stargazing. Old-style landscape, resolution is a bit low. (File is 1.1 Mb)

Kuffner Observatory, Vienna, Austria 0.9+
Michael Prokosch CC BY-ND 3.0 English

A view from the outskirts of Vienna. Moriz Edler von Kuffner’s observatory (48°12’48”N 16°23’48”E) was built in the 1880s in todays 16th district of Vienna. The pictures on the wall were added to acknowledge it’s rich history, including the still largest heliometer worldwide. This landscape was created in late summer 2013. File size is roughly 15.6 MB.

Woodhenge near Stonehenge 0.9+
Hugo Jenks N/A English

Woodhenge near Stonehenge was constructed around 2200 BC. It comprised numerous wooden posts set into the chalky ground. These posts of course decayed, and their positions today are marked with concrete cylinders.

The posts are arranged, in plan view, as a series of concentric egg shapes. The axis of the egg shapes aligns approximately with summer solstice sunrise.

Urania Observatory, Vienna, Austria 0.9+
Michael Prokosch CC BY-ND 3.0 English

The Urania Observatory (48°12′41.88″N 16°23′1.53″E) is located right in the middle of the city of Vienna, capital of Austria. Built in 1910 under emporer Franz Joseph I. it’s the countries oldest non-scientifical observatory still in use for people’s education. This landscape was taken in August 2011. If you are not distracted by the stars, you can even see St. Stephan’s cathedral, the Viennese Giant Wheel and the Danube Canal. File size is about 11.5 MB.

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