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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: South America

Screenshot not available Divinópolis, Brazilia 0.9+
Wanderson Nunes Ferreira N/A English

Wanderson Nunes Ferreira photographed this panorama in the Brazilian city of Divinópolis in March 2011 and stitched it together into a spherical panorama that can be used with Stellarium.

Cachi, Argentina 0.9+
Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz N/A English

This is a panoramic view of the Parque National Los Cardones near the village of Cachi.

Swiss Euler Telescope, ESO La Silla Observatory, Chile 0.9+
Malte Tewes N/A English

Euler is the nearby telescope that can be seen in the west. It is operated by the University of Geneva, and its main duty is the quest of extrasolar planets. The New Technology Telescope (NTT) shows up just behind Euler’s control room, Tarot is in due south, and finally the venerable ESO 3.6 meter telescope sits on its hill in the southeast. The panorama was taken on September 3, 2010, at about 7:25 local time, a wonderful sunrise after a snowy night. Screenshots

Laguna Verde, Bolivia 0.9+
Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz N/A English

This is a panoramic view of the Laguna Verde and Laguna Blanca under the Juriques (5704m) and Licancabur (5920m) Volcanos. These lakes are located in Reserva Nacional Eduardo Avaroa, Bolivia.

ESO's Very Large Telescope in the Atacama Desert, Chile 0.9+
Dirk Essl N/A English

The Very Large Telescope Project (VLT) is a system of four separate optical telescopes (the Antu telescope, the Kueyen telescope, the Melipal telescope, and the Yepun telescope) organized in an array formation. Each telescope has an 8.2 m aperture. The array is complemented by three movable Auxiliary Telescopes (ATs) of 1.8 m aperture. The project is organized by the ESO.

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