README   README 
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1. INTRODUCTION 6. THANKS 1. INTRODUCTION 6. THANKS
2. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 7. NOTE 2. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 7. NOTE
3. REQUIREMENT 8. FULL REFERENCES & CREDITS 3. REQUIREMENT 8. FULL REFERENCES & CREDITS
4. QUICK START 9. LICENSE 4. QUICK START 9. LICENSE
5. CONFIGURATION 10. APPENDIX 5. CONFIGURATION 10. APPENDIX
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1. INTRODUCTION 1. INTRODUCTION
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Stellarium is a free GPL software which renders realistic skies in real tim e Stellarium is a free GPL software which renders realistic skies in real tim e
with openGL. It is available for Linux/Unix, Windows and MacOSX. With with OpenGL. It is available for Linux/Unix, Windows and MacOSX. With
Stellarium, you really see what you can see with your eyes, binoculars or a Stellarium, you really see what you can see with your eyes, binoculars or a
small telescope. small telescope.
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2. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 2. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
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Please see the INSTALL file. Please see the INSTALL file.
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3. REQUIREMENT 3. REQUIREMENTS
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Windows or linux/POSIX or CYGWIN or MACOSX environment Windows or linux/POSIX or CYGWIN or MACOSX environment
A 3d openGL acceleration card and a good CPU. A 3d OpenGL 2.1+ acceleration card and a good CPU.
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4. QUICK START 4. QUICK START
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Navigation : Navigation :
Use the direction keys or drag with the mouse to move the point of view. Use the direction keys or drag with the mouse to move the point of view.
Use page up and page down keys or mouse wheel to zoom in and out. Use page up and page down keys or mouse wheel to zoom in and out.
Use left mouse button to select an object, right button to select no object and Use left mouse button to select an object, right button to select no object and
middle mouse button or SPACE to center on the selected object. middle mouse button or SPACE to center on the selected object.
Zooming on nebulas or planets is very interesting.... Zooming on nebulas or planets is very interesting....
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Tony Furr for his work on the Graphical User Interface. Tony Furr for his work on the Graphical User Interface.
Rob Spearman (Digitalis Education Solutions, Inc.) for his help and Rob Spearman (Digitalis Education Solutions, Inc.) for his help and
financial support. financial support.
Valery Lainey for his L1 and MarsSat ephemeris and his prompt an kin d Valery Lainey for his L1 and MarsSat ephemeris and his prompt an kin d
help with any question concerning planetary/satellite ephemeris. help with any question concerning planetary/satellite ephemeris.
Norbert Zacharias from USNO for kindly sending a cut of the NOMAD Norbert Zacharias from USNO for kindly sending a cut of the NOMAD
catalogue on 4 DVD, answering NOMAD related questions, and finally catalogue on 4 DVD, answering NOMAD related questions, and finally
copying the entiere NOMAD catalogue onto a disk. copying the entire NOMAD catalogue onto a disk.
The Trolltech Qt team for its incredible library. The Trolltech Qt team for its incredible library.
++ Thanks to ++ ++ Thanks to ++
Axel Mellinger who gave me the authorisation to use his impressive Axel Mellinger who gave me the authorisation to use his impressive
milky way panorama. milky way panorama.
The celestia project team from which I borrowed many code parts (GPL The celestia project team from which I borrowed many code parts (GPL
license). license).
The libnova team for their planet calculation algorithms (LGPL licen se). The libnova team for their planet calculation algorithms (LGPL licen se).
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the astro libraries. the astro libraries.
Antje Buchholz for her translation help and logistic support :) Antje Buchholz for her translation help and logistic support :)
James Hastings-Trew who gave us the authorisation to use his beautif ul and realistic planet textures. James Hastings-Trew who gave us the authorisation to use his beautif ul and realistic planet textures.
And... All the people who sent us mails and bug reports! And... All the people who sent us mails and bug reports!
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7. NOTE 7. NOTE
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This program is free, but if you have nothing to do with your This program is free, but if you have nothing to do with your
money, just go there and do something usefull with it : money, just go there and do something useful with it :
https://www.greenpeace.com/forms/gpicontr.html https://www.greenpeace.com/forms/gpicontr.html
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8. FULL REFERENCES & CREDITS 8. FULL REFERENCES & CREDITS
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1. Technical Articles 1. Technical Articles
1.1 The tone reproductor class 1.1 The tone reproductor class
The class mainly performs a fast implementation of the algor ithm The class mainly performs a fast implementation of the algor ithm
from the paper [1], with more accurate values from [2]. The blue from the paper [1], with more accurate values from [2]. The blue
shift formula is taken from [3] and combined with the Scotop ic shift formula is taken from [3] and combined with the Scotop ic
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The class is a fast implementation of the algorithm from the The class is a fast implementation of the algorithm from the
article "A Practical Analytic Model for Daylight" by A. J. article "A Practical Analytic Model for Daylight" by A. J.
Preetham, Peter Shirley and Brian Smits. Preetham, Peter Shirley and Brian Smits.
1.3 The skybright class 1.3 The skybright class
The class is a fast reimplementation of the VISLIMIT.BAS bas ic The class is a fast reimplementation of the VISLIMIT.BAS bas ic
source code from Brad Schaefer's article on pages 57-60, Ma y source code from Brad Schaefer's article on pages 57-60, Ma y
1998 _Sky & Telescope_, "To the Visual Limits". The basic 1998 _Sky & Telescope_, "To the Visual Limits". The basic
sources are available on the Sky and Telescope web site. sources are available on the Sky and Telescope web site.
(code "offered as-is and without support.") (code "offered as-is and without support.")
1.4 The Delta-T calculations 1.4 The Delta-T calculations
For implementation of calculate values of Delta-T we used ne xt sources: For implementation of calculation routines for Delta-T we us ed the following sources:
[1] Delta-T webpage by Rob van Gent: http://www.staff.scienc e.uu.nl/~gent0113/deltat/deltat.htm [1] Delta-T webpage by Rob van Gent: http://www.staff.scienc e.uu.nl/~gent0113/deltat/deltat.htm
[2] "Five Millennium Canon of Solar Eclipses", Espenak and M eeus [2] "Five Millennium Canon of Solar Eclipses", Espenak and M eeus
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEhelp/deltatpoly2004.html http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEhelp/deltatpoly2004.html
[3] "On the system of astronomical constants", Clemence, G. M., [3] "On the system of astronomical constants", Clemence, G. M.,
Astronomical Journal, Vol. 53, p. 169 Astronomical Journal, Vol. 53, p. 169
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1948AJ.....53..169C http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1948AJ.....53..169C
[4] "The Rotation of the Earth, and the Secular Acceleration s of the Sun, Moon and Planets", [4] "The Rotation of the Earth, and the Secular Acceleration s of the Sun, Moon and Planets",
Spencer Jones, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 99 (1939), 541-558 Spencer Jones, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 99 (1939), 541-558
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1939MNRAS..99..541S http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1939MNRAS..99..541S
[5] "Polynomial approximations for the correction delta T E. T.-U.T. in the period 1800-1975", [5] "Polynomial approximations for the correction delta T E. T.-U.T. in the period 1800-1975",
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Philosophical Transactions: Physical Sciences and Engine ering, Volume 351, Issue 1695, pp. 165-202 Philosophical Transactions: Physical Sciences and Engine ering, Volume 351, Issue 1695, pp. 165-202
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1995RSPTA.351..165S http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1995RSPTA.351..165S
[17] "Historical Eclipses and Earth's Rotation" by F. R. Ste phenson (1997) [17] "Historical Eclipses and Earth's Rotation" by F. R. Ste phenson (1997)
http://ebooks.cambridge.org/ebook.jsf?bid=CBO97805115251 86 http://ebooks.cambridge.org/ebook.jsf?bid=CBO97805115251 86
[18] "Astronomical Algorithms" by J. Meeus (2nd ed., 1998) [18] "Astronomical Algorithms" by J. Meeus (2nd ed., 1998)
[19] "Astronomy on the Personal Computer" by O. Montenbruck & T. Pfleger (4nd ed., 2000) [19] "Astronomy on the Personal Computer" by O. Montenbruck & T. Pfleger (4nd ed., 2000)
[20] "Calendrical Calculations" by E. M. Reingold & N. Dersh owitz (2nd ed., 2001) [20] "Calendrical Calculations" by E. M. Reingold & N. Dersh owitz (2nd ed., 2001)
[21] DeltaT webpage by V. Reijs: http://www.iol.ie/~geniet/e ng/DeltaTeval.htm [21] DeltaT webpage by V. Reijs: http://www.iol.ie/~geniet/e ng/DeltaTeval.htm
2. Included source code 2. Included source code
2.1 Some computation of the sideral time (sideral_time.h/c) and plut o 2.1 Some computation of the sideral time (sidereal_time.h/c) and plu to
orbit contains code from the libnova library (LGPL) by Liam Girdwood. orbit contains code from the libnova library (LGPL) by Liam Girdwood.
2.2 The orbit.cpp/h and solve.h files are directly borrowed from 2.2 The orbit.cpp/h and solve.h files are directly borrowed from
Celestia (Chris Laurel). (GPL license) Celestia (Chris Laurel). (GPL license)
2.3 Several implementations of IMCCE theories for planet and satelli te 2.3 Several implementations of IMCCE theories for planet and satelli te
movement by Johannes Gajdosik (MIT-style license, movement by Johannes Gajdosik (MIT-style license,
see the corresponding files for the license text) see the corresponding files for the license text)
2.4 The tesselation algorithms were originally extracted from the gl ues 2.4 The tesselation algorithms were originally extracted from the gl ues
library version 1.4 Mike Gorchak <mike@malva.ua> (SGI FREE S OFTWARE library version 1.4 Mike Gorchak <mike@malva.ua> (SGI FREE S OFTWARE
LICENSE B). LICENSE B).
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4. Graphics 4. Graphics
4.1 All graphics are copyrighted by the Stellarium's Team (GPL) exce pt 4.1 All graphics are copyrighted by the Stellarium's Team (GPL) exce pt
the ones mentioned below : the ones mentioned below :
4.2 The "earthmap" texture was created by NASA (Reto Stockli, NASA E arth 4.2 The "earthmap" texture was created by NASA (Reto Stockli, NASA E arth
Observatory) using data from the MODIS instrument aboard the Observatory) using data from the MODIS instrument aboard the
Terra satellite (Public Domain). See chapter 10.1 for full Terra satellite (Public Domain). See chapter 10.1 for full
credits. credits.
4.4 Moon texture map was combined from maps by USGS Astrogeology Res earch Program, 4.4 Moon texture map was combined from maps by USGS Astrogeology Res earch Program,
http://astrogeology.usgs.gov (Public Domain, DFSG-free) and by Lunar http://astrogeology.usgs.gov (Public Domain, DFSG-free) and by Lunar
surface textures from Celestia, based on Clementine data (Pu blic Domain). surface textures from Celestia, based on Clementine data (Pu blic Domain).
4.5a Jupiter map, Saturn map and ring textures created by Björn Jóns son: 4.5a Saturn map and ring textures created by Björn Jónsson:
"All the planetary maps available on these pages are publicl y "All the planetary maps available on these pages are publicl y
available. You do not need a special permission to use them but if available. You do not need a special permission to use them but if
you do then please mention their origin in your work [..]" you do then please mention their origin in your work [..]"
4.5b The Rhea, Amalthea, Proteus and Triton maps and rings of Uranus 4.5b Jupiter map created by James Hastings-Trew from Cassini data. "
and The
Neptune are from Celestia (http://shatters.net/celestia/) un maps are free to download and use as source material or reso
der the urce
in artwork or rendering (CGI or real time)."
4.5c The Venus, Amalthea, Proteus, Triton, Iapetus and Phoebe maps a
nd
rings of Uranus and Neptune are from Celestia
(http://shatters.net/celestia/) under the
GNU General Purpose License, version 2 or any later version: GNU General Purpose License, version 2 or any later version:
- Venus is from Björn Jónsson and modified by RVS.
- Amalthea is a shaded relief map by Phil Stooke, colored by - Amalthea is a shaded relief map by Phil Stooke, colored by
Wm. Robert Johnston Wm. Robert Johnston.
(http://www.johnstonsarchive.net/spaceart/cylmaps.html), (http://www.johnstonsarchive.net/spaceart/cylmaps.html),
and further modified by Jens Meyer and Grant Hutchison. and further modified by Jens Meyer and Grant Hutchison.
- The Proteus map is from Phil Stooke. - The Proteus map is from Phil Stooke.
- Triton is probably from David Seal's site (see below), - Triton is probably from David Seal's site (see below),
modified by Chris Laurel and Grant Hutchison. modified by Chris Laurel and Grant Hutchison.
- Iapetus and Phoebe maps are from dr. Fridger Schrempp (t00
fri).
4.5d Mercury map is produced by NASA from Messenger data and modifie
d
and colored by RVS.
4.5e Europa, Io and Callisto maps are created by John van Vliet from
PDS
data and modified by RVS. License: cc-by-sa.
4.5f Ganymede map is from USGS and modified by RVS. Public domain.
4.5g Tethys, Dione, Rhea, Enceladus and Mimas maps are created by NA
SA
(CICLOPS team) from Cassini data, colored by RVS. Public dom
ain.
4.5h Hyperion map created by John van Vliet from PDS data, modified
by
RVS. License: cc-by-sa.
4.5 All other planet maps from David Seal's site: 4.5 All other planet maps from David Seal's site:
http://maps.jpl.nasa.gov/ see license in section 10.3 http://maps.jpl.nasa.gov/ see license in section 10.3
4.6 The fullsky milky way panorama is created by Axel Mellinger, 4.6 The fullsky milky way panorama is created by Axel Mellinger,
University of Potsdam, Germany. Further information and more University of Potsdam, Germany. Further information and more
pictures available from pictures available from
http://home.arcor-online.de/axel.mellinger/ http://home.arcor-online.de/axel.mellinger/
License: permission given to "Modify and redistribute this i mage License: permission given to "Modify and redistribute this i mage
if proper credit to the original image is given." if proper credit to the original image is given."
4.7 All messiers nebula pictures except those mentioned below from t he 4.7 All messiers nebula pictures except those mentioned below from t he
Grasslands Observatory : "Images courtesy of Tim Hunter and Grasslands Observatory : "Images courtesy of Tim Hunter and
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commercial setting please attribute the source." commercial setting please attribute the source."
4.9 Images of M8, M33, NGC253, NGC1499, NGC2244, IC343 from 4.9 Images of M8, M33, NGC253, NGC1499, NGC2244, IC343 from
Jean-Pierre Bousquet Jean-Pierre Bousquet
4.10 Images of M1, M15, M16, M27, M42, M57, M97, NGC6946 from Stepha ne Dumont 4.10 Images of M1, M15, M16, M27, M42, M57, M97, NGC6946 from Stepha ne Dumont
4.11 Images of M17, M44, NGC856, NGC884 from Maxime Spano 4.11 Images of M17, M44, NGC856, NGC884 from Maxime Spano
4.12 Constellation art, GUI buttons, logo created by Johan Meuris 4.12 Constellation art, GUI buttons, logo created by Johan Meuris
(Jomejome) (jomejome at users.sourceforge.net) (Jomejome) (jomejome at users.sourceforge.net)
http://www.johanmeuris.eu/ http://www.johanmeuris.eu/
License: released under the Free Art License License: released under the Free Art License
(http://artlibre.org/licence.php/lalgb.html) (http://artlibre.org/licence.php/lalgb.html)
Icon created by Johan Meuris Icon created by Johan Meuris
License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unporte License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unporte
d d
4.13 The "earth-clouds" texture includes imagery owned by NASA. 4.13 The "earth-clouds" texture includes imagery owned by NASA.
See NASA's Visible Earth project at http://visibleearth.nasa .gov/ See NASA's Visible Earth project at http://visibleearth.nasa .gov/
License: 1. The imagery is free of licensing fees License: 1. The imagery is free of licensing fees
2. NASA requires that they be provided a credit as the owners 2. NASA requires that they be provided a credit as the owners
of the imagery of the imagery
The cloud texturing was taken from Celestia (GPL), The cloud texturing was taken from Celestia (GPL),
http://www.shatters.net/celestia/ http://www.shatters.net/celestia/
4.14 The folder icon derived from the Tango Desktop Project, used un der 4.14 The folder icon derived from the Tango Desktop Project, used un der
the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike
license. license.
4.15 Images of NGC281, NGC5139, NGC6543, NGC6960, NGC7023, NGC7317, 4.15 Images of NGC281, NGC5139, NGC6543, NGC6960, NGC7023, NGC7317,
NGC7318, NGC7319,
NGC7319, NGC7320, NGC7331, IC4601, IC4592 NGC7320, IC4601, IC4592
from Andrey Kuznetsov, Kepler Observatory from Andrey Kuznetsov, Kepler Observatory
http://kepler-observatorium.ru http://kepler-observatorium.ru
License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
4.16 Images of NGC891, NGC1333, NGC2903, NGC3185, NGC3187, NGC3189, NGC3190, 4.16 Images of NGC891, NGC1333, NGC2903, NGC3185, NGC3187, NGC3189, NGC3190,
NGC3193, NGC3718, NGC3729, NGC4490, NGC5981, NGC5982, NGC598 5, NGC7129 NGC3193, NGC3718, NGC3729, NGC4490, NGC5981, NGC5982, NGC598 5, NGC7129
from Oleg Bryzgalov from Oleg Bryzgalov
http://olegbr.astroclub.kiev.ua/ http://olegbr.astroclub.kiev.ua/
License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
4.17 Image of eta Carinae 4.17 Image of eta Carinae
from Georg Zotti from Georg Zotti
http://www.waa.at/ http://www.waa.at/
License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
4.18 Images of IC1805, IC1848, NGC6888 4.18 Images of IC1805, IC1848, NGC6888
from Steve Tuttle from Steve Tuttle
http://www.stuttle1.com/ http://www.stuttle1.com/
4.19 Images of IC2944, IC4628, M20, M21, M47 4.19 Images of IC2944, IC4628, M20, M21, M47, NGC2467
from Trevor Gerdes from Trevor Gerdes
http://sarcasmogerdes.dyndns.org/ http://sarcasmogerdes.dyndns.org/
4.20 Images of IC2118, NGC1532 4.20 Images of IC2118, NGC1532
from users of Ice In Space from users of Ice In Space
http://www.iceinspace.com.au/ http://www.iceinspace.com.au/
4.21 Image of IC5146 from James A Weier 4.21 Image of IC5146 from James A Weier
4.22 Images of SMC, LMC (Magellanic Clouds) and rho Oph from Albert Van Donkelaar 4.22 Images of SMC, LMC (Magellanic Clouds) and rho Oph from Albert Van Donkelaar
4.23 Images of NGC55, NGC300, NGC1365, NGC3628, NGC4945, NGC5128, NG C6726, 4.23 Images of NGC55, NGC300, NGC1365, NGC3628, NGC4945, NGC5128, NG C6726,
NGC6744, NGC6752, NGC6822, NGC7293 NGC6744, NGC6752, NGC6822, NGC7293
from Philip Montgomery from Philip Montgomery
http://www.kenthurst.bigpondhosting.com/ http://www.kenthurst.bigpondhosting.com/
4.24 The Vesta map from NASA's Photojournal site:
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/ see license in section 1
0.3
4.25 Images of NGC7318, NGC7331, M3, M13, M51, M63, M64, M78, M81, M
82,
M101, M105
from Peter Vasey, Plover Hill Observatory
http://www.madpc.co.uk/~peterv/
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9. LICENSE 9. LICENSE
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Copyright (C) 2004-2013 Fabien Chereau et al. Copyright (C) 2004-2012 Fabien Chereau et al.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2
of the License, or (at your option) any later version. of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
GNU General Public License for more details. GNU General Public License for more details.
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