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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: polar regions

French-Italian Concordia Station 0.10+
Cyprien Pouzenc GPLv2+ English

Panoramic view of the station installed at Dome C, Antarctica.

Arctic Research Village Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard 0.10+
Rene Buergi CC-BY 4.0 English

View from the roof of the AWIPEV Observatory in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard. The panorama shows the research village and the Kongsfjord from the atmospheric observatory which is run by the Alfred-Wegener-Institute and the Institut Polaire Paul-Emile Victor. Set with variable image resolution.

Arctic Research Village Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard (with lidar) 0.10+
Rene Buergi CC-BY 4.0 English

View from the roof of the AWIPEV Observatory in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard. The panorama shows the research village and the Kongsfjord from the atmospheric observatory which is run by the Alfred-Wegener-Institute and the Institut Polaire Paul-Emile Victor. Set with variable image resolution.

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