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===Asia===
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{{Package|image=http://porpoisehead.net/mysw/images/landscape_everest_thumb.png|url=http://porpoisehead.net/mysw/downloads/landscapes-0.9.x/landscape_everest.zip|name=Mount Everest|author=Makc|license=©|compat=0.9.x|description=Amazing parorama of the summit of Mount Everest, 8.85 km above sea level.  [http://www.everestviews.com/ Roddy Mackenzie], who climbed the mountain in 1989, captured the image.}}
  
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===Europe===
 
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{{Package|image=http://www.geomancygroup.org/stella/aveburyn_thumb.jpg|url=http://www.geomancygroup.org/stella/aveburynorth.zip|name=Avebury - North circle, Wiltshire, England|author=[http://www.vallecrucisgrail.co.uk/ Ian Pegler]|license=|compat=0.9.x|description=The North circle of the largest megalithic complex in Europe. In the background you can just make out the Red Lion pub. (1MB) }}
 
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{{Package|image=http://www.geomancygroup.org/stella/Tor_tb.jpg|url=http://www.geomancygroup.org/stella/GlastonburyTor.zip|name=Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, England|author=[http://www.vallecrucisgrail.co.uk/ Ian Pegler]|license=|compat=0.9.x|description=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.
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The famous St. Michael ley-line runs through here. (3.6MB) }}
  
 
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|description=[http://www.walkway.org  Walkway Over The Hudson Historic State Park] spans the Hudson river in the state of New York between Poughkeepsie and Highland.  It was [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poughkeepsie_Bridge originally a railroad bridge],  which was completed in 1889 and was in service until 1974,  when it was closed after a fire.    The bridge is 1.28 miles long, with the center deck 212 feet above the river  (which is at sea level —- the river actually flows both directions with the ocean tides far inland beyond Poughkeepsie).    The bridge was later refurbished into a pedestrian walkway, which opened in 2009, becoming the longest footbridge in the world.
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[edit] How to install landscapes

After you have downloaded the .zip file for a landscape from this page, you need to install it in Stellarium.

[edit] Automatic

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If you have Stellarium 0.10.6 or later version, you can use the "Add/remove landscapes" feature to install landscapes automatically:

  • Open the "Sky and viewing options" window by clicking on the appropriate button in the left button bar (or press the F4 key).
  • The "Add/remove landscapes" button is at the bottom of the "Landscape" tab.
  • When you press it, the "Add/remove landscapes" window will appear. It allows you to install .zip files containing landscapes. It also lists the user-installed landscapes and allows you to remove them.

Note that while this makes installing landscapes easier, it may also cause you to overlook what else is included in the ZIP archive. Landscape packages created without this feature in mind may contain other files, such as alternative textures in different sizes.

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[edit] Manual

If you are using an earlier version of Stellarium, you can follow this procedure to install a landscape package:

  1. Browse to your User Data Directory, which varies according to your operating system. (eg. in Windows Vista/7 enter  %appdata%\stellarium in Explorer's location bar )
  2. Create a sub-directory called landscapes in your user directory (if it doesn't exist).
  3. Unzip the landscape .zip file in the landscapes directory (if it's done right, a sub-directory should be created for each landscape).

NOTE: Older version of Stellarium (prior to v0.9.0) used a slightly different mechanism for doing landscapes. You can find a list of the old landscapes here.

Since version 0.10.5 Stellarium has problems in correctly loading old style landscapes (multi panel) if they are not 8 or 16 panel panoramas. Some old 4,7,9 qnd 10 side panoramas converted into 8 ides can be found here

  • [1] (Wiruna field Barry's site)
  • [2] (Egarden 8 panel Barry's site)
  • [3] (Como area Sydney Barry's site)

[edit] User contributed landscapes (by continent)

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

[edit] Interplanetary

husband-hill.jpg Husband Hill, Mars Johan Public Domain 0.9.x English
Johan transformed this Mars image from NASA into a spherical panorama that can be used with Stellarium. Mars rover Spirit made this image during August 24 to 27, 2005. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell. Read more on this webpage.
landscape_marsopportunity_thumb.jpg Mars Opportunity Rover Mike Public Domain 0.9.x English
Mike sent posted this landscape in the forums. Another nice Mars rover landscape.
phoenix.jpg Mars Panorama of Phoenix Landing Site Alexander Wolf Public Domain 0.9.x English
This view combines hundreds of images taken during the first several weeks after NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander arrived on an arctic plain at 68.22 degrees north latitude, 234.25 degrees east longitude on Mars. The landing was on May 25, 2008. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Texas A&M University. Read more on this webpage.
landscape_iss_thumb.png International Space Station Makc GPL 0.9.x English
Landscape made using some screen shots and data from the wonderful Celestia. Set the projection mode to stereographic, zoom out to a wide field of view and point down towards the ground to get the nice rounded "planet" effect.
landscape_apollo_11_thumb.jpg Apollo 11 landing site Mathew Myrup N/A 0.9.x English
This landscape is made using NASA photographs taken by Buzz Aldrin. Look down and you can see Buzz's footprints :)
landscape_apollo_17_thumb.jpg Apollo 17 landing site Mathew Myrup N/A 0.9.x English
This landscape is made using NASA photographs taken by Gene Cernan.

[edit] Africa

idehan.jpg Idehan Ubari, Libya Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz N/A 0.10.x English
This is a panoramic view of the desert of Idehan Ubari in Libya.
leptis.jpg Leptis Magna, Libya Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz N/A 0.10.x English
This is a panoramic view of the theatre of the Roman city of Leptis Magna. This site is part of UNESCO World Heritage.
sahara.jpg Sahara, Libya Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz N/A 0.10.x English
This is a panoramic view from somewhere in the middle of the Sahara in Libya.
waw-al-namus.jpg Volcano Waw al-Namus, Libya Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz N/A 0.10.x English
This is a panoramic view of Volcano Waw al-Namus in the Sahara.
capmasoala_thumb.jpg Cap Masoala, Madagascar Matthias D. Frei GPLv2+ 0.9.x English
This panorama was photographed from the abandoned French lighthouse at the southernmost point of the Masoala peninsula in Madagascar. It provides a spectacular view over the Indian Ocean and the Masoala peninsula that is still mainly covered with rainforest. More information about this particular place can be found here
landscape_mbabane_thumb.jpg Mbabane, Swaziland Quinton Reissmann N/A 0.9.x English
Mbabane is the capital of the little kingdom of Swaziland. Waterford/Kamhlaba is an international school on a mountain side which prides itself in cultural diversity. In SiSwati "kamhlaba" means "a world in miniature". The actual view is from the sports field where we usually set up the telescope.
gizapyramids.jpg Giza Pyramids Ricardo Liberato CC BY-SA 2.0 0.10.x English
Shows a view of the pyramids of Giza looking North East. The main three pyramids (left to right) are Menkaure, Khafre and Khufu. Khafre looks largest in this shot but in fact Khufu is slightly larger than Khafre.

[edit] Asia

landscape_lamost_thumb.jpg LAMOST John Wei N/A 0.9.x English
The Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fibre Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST), also known as the Guoshoujing Telescope is a meridian reflecting Schmidt telescope, located in Xinglong Station, Hebei Province, China.
landscape_everest_thumb.png Mount Everest Makc © 0.9.x English
Amazing parorama of the summit of Mount Everest, 8.85 km above sea level. Roddy Mackenzie, who climbed the mountain in 1989, captured the image.
landscape_jantar_thumb.png Jantar Mantar Barry Perlus & Stellarium team CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 0.9.x English
Professor Barry Perlus of Cornell University allowed us to use his panoramic photography of one of the Jantar Mantars in India to create this landscape. For more information on these fascinating scientific and architectural works see jantarmantar.org.

[edit] Australasia

beaumont-hills.jpg Beaumont Hills, Sydney, Australia Barry Gerdes GPLv2+ 0.9.x 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.
transit-hill.jpg Transit Hill, Lord Howe Island, Australia Graeme Ewing N/A 0.9.x English
Graeme Ewing Contributed this panorama of the astronomically significant and visually stunning Transit Hill site Northeast of Sydney, Australia.
landscape_penneshaw_thumb.png Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, Australia Clive Nelson N/A 0.9.x 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.
landscape_largsbay_thumb.jpg Largs Bay in South Australia Martin Lewicki GPL 0.9.x 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.

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thumbn10.png Mémorial de la Ferme de Richemont, Saucauts, France Rubeluta Valentin CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 0.10.x 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.
ependes-thumbnail.png Épendes Observatory, Fribourg, Switzerland Nicolas Martignoni CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 0.10.x 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).

ependes-thumbnail.png Épendes Observatory, Fribourg, Switzerland Nicolas Martignoni CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 0.10.x 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.
kuffi.png Kuffner Observatory, Vienna, Austria Michael Prokosch CC BY-ND 3.0 0.9.x 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.
wurania.png Urania Observatory, Vienna, Austria Michael Prokosch CC BY-ND 3.0 0.9.x 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.
Thumbnail.png Port of La Guardia, Galicia, Spain Quiero Regresar a mi Planeta CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 0.10.x 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.
Thumbnail.png Castle of Castro Laboreiro 13th Century, Melgaço, Portugal Quiero Regresar a mi Planeta CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 0.10.x English
Castro Laboreiro is a village in Melgaço, in the NW. of Portugal. This landscape was taken on the 15/08/2010. Kmz file.
landscape_jungfraujoch_tmb.png Jungfraujoch High Altitude Research Station, Switzerland Christian Waldvogel N/A 0.10.x 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).
San_Pietro.jpg St Peter's Square (Vatican) Gianfranco Mazzani N/A 0.10.x 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.

landscape_rodiano_tmb.png Frantoio Rodiano, Italy Christian Waldvogel N/A 0.10.x 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).
muchachos_thumb.jpg Roque de los Muchachos, La Palma, Spain Uwe Buecher N/A 0.10.x 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).
landscape_egarden_thumb.png English Garden, Munich, Germany Rob Spearman, Johan Meuris N/A 0.9.x 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.
landscape_egarden_thumb.png English Garden, Munich, Germany Rob Spearman, Johan Meuris N/A 0.9.x 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.
thumb3sisters.jpg Drei Schwestern, Fürstentum Liechtenstein Marcel Marxer GNU GPL 0.10.x 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.
voksenlia.jpg Voksenlia, Oslo, Norway Steinar Midtskogen N/A 0.10.x 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).
observatory-hill-Barry.jpg Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland Friedrich Noelle, Barry Gerdes N/A 0.9.x English
Friedrich Noelle took a nice panorama of Observatory Hill, Edinburgh which Barry converted into a Stellarium landscape.
sight_thumb.jpg Sighthill stone circle, Glasgow, Scotland Grahame Gardner N/A 0.9.x 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. (2MB)
beech_thumb.jpg Beech Hill stone circle, nr. Nutley, E. Sussex, England Grahame Gardner N/A 0.9.x 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)
calave_tb.jpg Calanais I (Callanish) Avenue, Lewis, Western Isles, Scotland Grahame Gardner N/A 0.9.x 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)
machrie_tb.jpg Machrie Moor 5, Isle of Arran, Scotland Grahame Gardner N/A 0.9.x 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)
mitchthumbnail.jpg Mitchell's Fold stone circle, Shropshire, England Ian Pegler N/A 0.9.x 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)
aveburyn_thumb.jpg Avebury - North circle, Wiltshire, England Ian Pegler N/A 0.9.x English
The North circle of the largest megalithic complex in Europe. In the background you can just make out the Red Lion pub. (1MB)
Tor_tb.jpg Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, England Ian Pegler N/A 0.9.x 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)

vallecrucis_thumb.jpg Valle Crucis Abbey, Llangollen, North Wales Ian Pegler N/A 0.9.x 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)
ponta-da-piedade.jpg Ponta da Piedade, Algarve, Lagos, Portugal Johan N/A 0.9.x 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.
landscape_gurnigel_thumb.png Gurnigel, Switzerland Martin Mutti N/A 0.9.x English
This is the site of the Bern Astronomical Society's observing site.
tishinka-ardashev.jpg Tishinka, Russia Dmitri Ardashev N/A 0.9.x 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).
landscape_t60pic_thumb.jpg T60 dome, Pic du Midi Observatory, France Sylvain Rondi N/A 0.9.x 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.
landscape_t1mpic_thumb.jpg T1M terrasse, Pic du Midi Observatory, France Sylvain Rondi N/A 0.9.x 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).
landscape_sheffieldrivelin_thumb.png River Rivelin, Sheffield, UK Jan Wedekind CC SA-2.0 0.9.x 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
landscape_ares_thumb.jpg Ares, Galicia, Spain Rubén Castiñeiras Lorenzo N/A 0.9.x 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.
landscape_ovindoli_thumb.jpg Ovindoli, Italy Pierluigi Panunzi N/A 0.9.x English
Ovindoli is a famous ski resort in central Italy.
rustrel.jpg Rustrel, France Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz N/A 0.9.x English
This is a panoramic view of the Colorado de Rustrel in "Les Sentiers de l'Ocre et du Fer", Provence, France.
Stintino.jpg Stintino, Italy aid85 N/A 0.9.x English
High resolution 360° landscape taken at "LaPelosa" beach in Stintino (SS) Sardinia \ Italy - Europe \ Mediterranean Sea.
vatican.jpg St Peter's Square, Vatican Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz N/A 0.9.x 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.
Larvotto.jpg Munegu, MC aid85 N/A 0.9.x English
High resolution 360° landscape taken at Larvotto beach in Munegu \ Monaco - MC (MonteCarlo) - Europe \ Mediterraneum Sea - Ligurian Sea.
Bahia_de_Cadiz.jpg Bahia de Cádiz, Spain José Codejón N/A 0.10.x 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.

thumbnails.jpg Cocentaina, Spain Angel Juan Martínez N/A 0.9.x 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.
tulipfield.jpg Amstelveen, The Netherlands Jeroen Adolfse N/A 0.9.x 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)
oudmeer_sample.png Son & Breugel, The Netherlands Roland Mathijssen N/A 0.9.x English
This landscape shows the Oude Meer (Old Lake) in the Sonse Heide in Son (close to Eindhoven). (file is 5.4 MB)
sirene.png Sirene Observatory, Lagarde d'Apt (84), France Cyprien Pouzenc N/A 0.9.x 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)
vonarskard-tn.png Vonarskarð, Passage of Hope, Iceland Sveinn í Felli N/A 0.9.x 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)
woodhenge_winter_solstice_sunset_ts.png Woodhenge near Stonehenge Hugo Jenks N/A 0.9.x 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.

stonehenge_screenshot_st.jpg Stonehenge Hugo Jenks N/A 0.9.x 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.
rila.jpg Rila Monastery, Bulgaria Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz N/A 0.9.x 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.
silistar.jpg Silistar, Bulgaria BG360 N/A 0.9.x English
Panoramic view of the Silistar Beach in Bulgaria. See this panorama here Flash pano.
alexandernevsky.jpg St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia, Bulgaria BG360 N/A 0.9.x English
Panoramic view of the Saint Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Bulgaria. See this panorama here Flash pano.
rousse.jpg Statue of Freedom, Rousse, Bulgaria BG360 N/A 0.9.x English
Panoramic view from the center of Rousse in Bulgaria. See this panorama here Flash pano.
thumbnail-dm.jpg Central Munich Markus Dähne N/A 0.9.x English
This landscape shows the view from the Eastern observatory of the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany. During public observing sessions, Stellarium is used to help explain the sky :-)
landscape_leist_thumb.jpg Leist, Switzerland Bernd Lang N/A 0.9.x English
This landscape was developed from a panoramic picture of the Leist in Switzerland (2222m). The picture was taken during a hiking tour from Tanenboden to the top of the Leist.
landscape_stonehenge_thumb.jpg Stonehenge, England Fernando N/A 0.9.x English
This landscape depicts Stonehenge - the famous prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, Southern England.
avignon.jpg Place du Palais des Papes, Avignon Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz N/A 0.9.x English
This is a panoramic view of the Place du Palais des Papes in Avignon. France. This site is part of UNESCO World Heritage.
avignonb.jpg Le Pont d'Avignon, Avignon Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz N/A 0.9.x 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.
orange.jpg Roman Theatre of Orange Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz N/A 0.9.x English
This is a panoramic view of the Roman Theatre of Orange- France. This site is part of UNESCO World Heritage.
landscape_cambridge_thumb.jpg Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK Matt Hickford N/A 0.9.x English
Panorama from the grassy roof of the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge University, UK in March.
landscape_grantchester_thumb.jpg Grantchester Meadows, Cambridgeshire, UK Matt Hickford N/A 0.9.x English
Panorama from Grantchester Meadows, Cambridgeshire, UK in March. Flat horizon.
landscape_areeiro_thumb.jpg Pico do Areeiro Filipe Gomes N/A 0.9.x English
This is a panoramic view of the Pico do Areeiro, the second highest point of the island. Madeira Island - Portugal.
landscape_caniga_thumb.jpg Caniga Country Andrea Pittalis N/A 0.9.x English
This landscape was taken from the Caniga Country, near Sassari in Sardinia, Italy.
cdn-landscape.jpg Cuevas del Negro, Andalucia Peter Lynch N/A 0.9.x 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.
landscape_aaaov_thumb.jpg Astronomes Amateurs Aixois Observatoire Vauvenargues (AAAOV) - France AAAOV N/A 0.9.x English
Vauvenargues Observatory located near Aix-en-Provence, France.
landscape_baie_saint_michel_thumb.jpg Astronomes Amateurs Aixois Observatoire Vauvenargues (AAAOV) - France AAAOV N/A 0.9.x English
Saint Michel Bay - Serre Ponçon lake, Alpes - France.
landscape_la_guardia_thumb.png La Guardia Quiero Regresar a mi Planeta N/A 0.9.x 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.
landscape_uvalno_thumb.jpg Uvalno, Czech Republic N/A N/A 0.9.x English
A view from a garden in the village of Uvalno, Czech Republic.
sentvid-thumbnail.png Šentvid, Ljubljana, Slovenia N/A N/A 0.9.x English
View from the roof of the observatory of Gymnasium Šentvid, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
stellarium-moczyn.png Poland,Zagan - sity Johannes Kepler Jacek Patka N/A 0.12.x English
View of the old quarter.
tomaszowo_tumbs.png Poland,Tomaszowo near Zagan Jacek Patka N/A 0.12.x English
Site of the old military airfield.
Thumbnail.png Port of La Guardia, Galicia, Spain Quiero Regresar a mi Planeta N/A 0.9.x 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

Thumbnail.png Castle of Castro Laboreiro 13th Century, Melgaço, Portugal Quiero Regresar a mi Planeta N/A 0.9.x 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

landscape_rodiano_tmb.png Frantoio Rodiano, Italy Christian Waldvogel N/A 0.9.x 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).
luene.jpg Top of Water Tower of Lueneburg, Germany Uwe Prolingheuer N/A 0.9.x 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.
gas-gao.jpg GAS GAO, Russia Andrey Kuznetsov N/A 0.10.x English
Russia, Caucasus. The astronomical science station on the mountain Shadjatmaz. This is the view from amateur's observatory (by Andrey Kuznetsov, Sergey Kiselev).
caucasus.jpg Caucasus, Russia Andrey Kuznetsov N/A 0.10.x English
North Caucasus, Elbrus.
fenino.jpg Fenino, Russia Jerfolld N/A 0.10.x English
Cozy russian village, 50 km northwest from Tver.
junost.jpg Jynost', Russia Jerfolld N/A 0.10.x English
Russia, Tver, st. Planernaya.
landscape_cuneo_thumbnail.jpg Cuneo', Italy Robybasso N/A 0.10.x English
Cuneo, Italy.
granholmstoppen-stellarium-landscapes-summer.jpg Granholmstoppen Summer, Sweden Leo Sutic CC BY-NC-SA 0.10.x English
This landscape was taken during a summer evening from the top of Granholmstoppen, an artificial hill in north-western Stockholm, Sweden.
granholmstoppen-stellarium-landscapes-winter.jpg Granholmstoppen Winter, Sweden Leo Sutic CC BY-NC-SA 0.10.x English
This landscape was taken during a winter night from the top of Granholmstoppen, an artificial hill in north-western Stockholm, Sweden.
stellarium-001.png KAIRA High-Band Antenna, Finland Derek McKay-Bukowski N/A 0.10.x 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.
RaistingCropCircle.jpg Raisting Crop Circle, Germania Alfred G. Fischer CC-ND 0.10.x 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)".

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saltlakecity.jpg Salt Lake City Panorama Hiram Bertoch N/A 0.9.x English
Hiram made this panorama for the KidsKnowIt Network's outreach program.
landscape_sanjose_thumb.png San Jose, California, USA BrendaEM N/A 0.9.x English
This panorama was made using Nasa's WorldWind. Screenshots were taken at 45 degree increments. The screenshots were layered and stitched together, and then offset until the the Northern mountains were aligned. A landscape such as this could be made of any location in the world. There is a plug-in for WorldWind called "BigScreenshot," that may make the process easier, but not automate it. A plug-in could be written to do this entire process automatically.
thumbnail.jpg Berkeley, California, USA Lee Trampleasure Amosslee N/A 0.9.x English
This panorama is centered at the Cesar Chavez Memorial Solar Calendar at the Berkeley Marina. The solar calendar has large stones that line up with the sunrises and sunsets at the equinoxes and solstices. 4096X2048 PNG photo, 8.3MB, or 2048x1024 PNG photo 2.1MB. In the larger photo, I painted the Golden Gate bridge to make it stand out a bit more. Credits and location can be found in the landscapes.ini file. Please include credits if you use/distribute this version.
tn_School-Image2.png Chesterton Elementary School - San Diego, California, USA John Chester N/A 0.10.x English
This landscape was taken to help encourage students to learn about science and astronomy using Stellarium. The panorama was taken at the playground area of Chesterton Elementary School on October 23, 2011. The image was constructed using the Multiple Image Method using 8 overlapping images to provide a high level of detail. The original composite panorama image was 22442 (width) x 2418 (height) pixels . Composite photo reduced to 5 equally sized photos of 2048 by 1024 pixels. Many trees created complex horizon background but left details, such as tether-ball poles, in place during transparency development to keep landscape realistic. The lines of the playground provide an interesting perspective with Stellarium.
WalkwayScreenshot.png Walkway Over The Hudson, New York Eric Myers CC-BY-NC 0.11.x English
Walkway Over The Hudson Historic State Park spans the Hudson river in the state of New York between Poughkeepsie and Highland. It was originally a railroad bridge, which was completed in 1889 and was in service until 1974, when it was closed after a fire. The bridge is 1.28 miles long, with the center deck 212 feet above the river (which is at sea level —- the river actually flows both directions with the ocean tides far inland beyond Poughkeepsie). The bridge was later refurbished into a pedestrian walkway, which opened in 2009, becoming the longest footbridge in the world.


Cul-de-sac_preview.jpg Cul-de-sac behind my house Billy Janshon N/A 0.11.x English
This landscape was taken behind my house in New Port Richey, Florida.
eltajin.jpg El Tajin, Mexico Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz N/A 0.9.x English
This is a panoramic view of the prehispanic city of El Tajin. Theses ruins are part of UNESCO World Heritage.
mexico.jpg Mexico Ciudad, Mexico Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz N/A 0.9.x English
This is a panoramic view of the Zocalo (Plaza de la Constitución) of Mexico Ciudad.
uxmal.jpg Uxmal, Yucatan, Mexico Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz N/A 0.9.x English
This is a panoramic view of the Cuadrangulo de las Monjas in Pre-Hispanic Town of Uxmal. This site is part of UNESCO World Heritage.
boulder_thumb.png University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA Martin C. Doege N/A 0.9.x English
View from Farrand Field at the University, with the Flatirons to the southwest. (File is 2.9 Mb)
landscape_jasperpyramidisland_thumb.jpg Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada Rogier Gruys N/A 0.9.x English
Pyramid Island dark sky observation site in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada - world's largest Dark Sky Preserve. This site is only 15 min from the town of Jasper, yet nearly perfectly dark. The panorama was taken just before sunset in October 2011.
heritagepark-thumbnail.png Heritage Park Museum, in Terrace, British Columbia, Canada Lenard Lindstrom CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 0.9.x English
A view of Heritage Park Museum, Terrace, British Columbia, Canada. It was photographed in August, 2011.

The full panorama, including sky, can be viewed at 360Cities.

This collection of early 20th Century log buildings shows the diverse construction styles used by immigrant settlers of the Skeena Valley. The two story Kalum Lake Hotel is the centrepiece of the park. To the right of the hotel a summer student talks with two of the fifteen or so young visitors attending a children's day.

quebec.jpg Plaines d'Abraham, Québec, Canada Pierre Bédard Public Domain 0.10.x English
Plaines d'Abraham (Partie du Site historique des Champs de Bataille Nationaux), Québec, Qc, Canada. This landscape was taken with a Fuji FinePix S2000-HD camera on 2011.08.14.
perce.jpg Ville de Percé, Québec, Canada Pierre Bédard Public Domain 0.10.x English
Ville de Percé, Québec, Qc, Canada. This landscape was taken with a Fuji FinePix S2000-HD camera on 2012-08-18 15:07.
Grand-Barachois.jpg Grand-Barachois, New-Brunswick, Canada Pierre Bédard Public Domain 0.10.x English
Grand-Barachois (Facing the south of Prince-Edward-Island, near Cap-Pelé), New-Brunswick, Canada. This landscape was taken with a Fuji FinePix S2000-HD camera on 2011-07-16 at 21:02.

Among the most beautiful sunsets ever seen, and where people are of the most nice and welcoming.

[edit] South America

paranalscreenshot.png ESO's Very Large Telescope in the Atacama Desert, Chile Dirk Essl N/A 0.9.x 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.
cachi.jpg Cachi, Argentina Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz N/A 0.9.x English
This is a panoramic view of the Parque National Los Cardones near the village of Cachi.
lagunaverde.jpg Laguna Verde, Bolivia Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz N/A 0.9.x 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.
euler_la_silla_thumb.png Swiss Euler Telescope, ESO La Silla Observatory, Chile Malte Tewes N/A 0.9.x 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
landscape_braziland_thumb.png Divinópolis, Brazilia Wanderson Nunes Ferreira N/A 0.9.x 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.

[edit] Polar regions

concordia.png French-Italian Concordia Station Cyprien Pouzenc GPLv2+ 0.10.x English
Panoramic view of the station installed at Dome C, Antarctica.

[edit] Special

simple.jpg Simple Alexander Wolf Public Domain 0.10.x English
Simple semi-transparent texture for Stellarium.
field.jpg Field Dimwick Public Domain 0.10.x English
This is a simple dark green ground plane that is used to obscure the stars that are below the horizon.

[edit] Contributions

Please feel free to contribute your own custom landscapes here. Make thumbnails 200x114 pixels to fit with the rest of the page. Please include a location section in your landscape.ini file with the longitude, latitude, altitude and planet for the location of the landscape (see one of the pre-existing landscapes for an example).

To find out more about how to create a landscape, see the Stellarium User Guide, and examine existing landscapes. If you are having problems, posting to the forums is a good way to get some advice.

[edit] Important note on image dimensions

IMPORTANT: Make sure all textures have dimensions which are integer powers of 2, i.e. 256, 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16384, ... e.g. 4096 by 1024, 2048 by 2048 and so on.

This is a limitation of OpenGL. Some video hardware will work OK with images with different image dimensions, but many will not display properly, suffer vastly reduced frame rates, and even crash the computer.

Please make sure all contributed landscapes conform to these requirements, or your link may be removed.

Be aware that many people's video hardware cannot handle very large textures. This is hardware and driver dependent. A typical maximum image size is 2048x2048 or 4096x4096.

[edit] Package contents

Please package your landscape in a .zip file with all files inside a directory in the .zip file. This should be unique to your landscape, and it would be nice it it was all lower-case with no spaces.

You should also include a readme.txt file which describes the landscape and specifies any usage restrictions or licensing terms for the images used in the landscape.

[edit] Licensing

Before you distribute images as part of a Stellarium landscape, please ensure you are legally entitled to - you must be the copyright holder for the images, or be able to distribute them for use with Stellarium under the terms of some agreement with the copyright holder (e.g. Creative Commons licensed images found on the web).

It is important to explicitly state what use may be made of images for your landscape. This should be done in the readme.txt file inside the .zip file.

We recommend an open source license compatible with Stellarium itself (i.e. the GNU GPL), or one of the Creative Commons licenses.

[edit] Example package contents

From the Mars Husband Hill landscape:

Archive:  landscape_mars_husband_hill.zip
  Length     Date   Time    Name
 --------    ----   ----    ----
  1815308  02-05-07 21:02   mars_husband_hill/husband_hill.png
      211  05-28-07 19:44   mars_husband_hill/landscape.ini
     1096  06-04-07 15:21   mars_husband_hill/readme.txt
 --------                   -------
  1816615                   3 files

The readme.txt file should look something like this:

Mars Husband Hill Landscape for Stellarium
==========================================

Description
-----------

This landscape was taken from the NASA Spirit Rover on Mars.


Files
-----

This file (readme.txt) should have come in a zip file with some others
Here is a listing of all the files which should be in the zip file:

  mars/readme.txt
  mars/landscape.ini
  mars/husband_hill.png


Installation & Use
------------------

Unzip the landscape package file in your personal stellarium data
directory, or the <config_root>/landscapes directory.  The location
varyies depending on your operating system.  See the Stellarium
User Guide for per-platform details.

Once you have installed the landscape, open Stellarium and go to the
configuration dialog.  Select the landscapes tab, and select the landscape
from the list of available landscapes.


Credits
-------

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell
http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/panoramas/opportunity/index.html


License
-------

NASA Images are released into the public domain

[edit] File encoding

The landscape.ini and readme.txt files should be UTF-8 encoded text or plain ASCII. It's probably a good idea to adopt the Windows line ending encoding, (i.e. CR LF). Both Windows and *nix style line ending encoding should work OK in Stellarium, but Windows users will have an ugly time reading the readme.txt if it uses *nix-style newlines.

[edit] Need hosting?

If you have a landscape you would like to share but have no web-space to put it, email to any Stellarium developers and we'll put it on our site.

[edit] See also

[edit] Tools

The following tools may be useful to people who wish to create their own landscapes:

Program Platform(s) License Notes
Autostitch Windows; may also run on Linux using Wine Shareware/demo Looks like it produces good results. Registered version includes extra types of projection. No source code.
Hugin Linux; FreeBSD; MacOSX; Windows Free/open source (GNU GPL) Hugin is a nice GUI for Panorama Tools
Panorama Tools Linux; FreeBSD; MacOSX; Windows Free/open source (GNU GPL)
Microsoft's Image Composite Editor Windows Free (costless)

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