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See http://www.stellarium.org/doc/head/plugins.html
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Since version 0.10.3, Stellarium's packages '''include''' a number of plug-ins:
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*[0.10.3+] [[AngleMeasure plugin|Angle Measure]] - a tool for measuring the angular distance between two points
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*[0.10.3+] [[CompassMarks plugin|Compass Marks]] - add marks for compass bearings along the horizon
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*[0.10.3+] [[Ocular plugin|Oculars]] - simulate the view through various telescope eyepeices
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*[0.10.3+] [[Telescope Control plug-in|Telescope Control]] - allows Stellarium to control a computerized telescope
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*[0.10.3+] [[TextUserInterface plugin|Text User Interface]] - re-implements the old TUI (useful for planetarium users)
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*[0.10.3+] [[Satellites plugin|Satellites]] - calculates and renders Satellites in Earth orbit from NORAD/TLE data (hello ISS!)
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*[0.10.6+] [[Solar System Editor plugin|Solar System Editor]]
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*[0.10.6+] [[Time Zone plugin|Time Zone]]
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*[0.11.0+] [[Historical Supernovae plugin|Historical Supernovae]]
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*[0.11.2+] [[Quasars plugin|Quasars]]
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*[0.11.2+] [[Pulsars plugin|Pulsars]]
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*[0.11.4+] [[Exoplanets plugin|Exoplanets]]
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*[0.11.4+] [[Observability analysis plugin|Observability analysis]]
  
[[Category:Plugins]]
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'''All these plug-ins are "built-in" in the standard Stellarium distribution and DON'T need to be downloaded separately.''' See [[#Enabling plugins]] below on how to enable them.
  
Stellarium is now constructed so that new or special features can be added as plugin modules eg.
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Some other plug-ins exist:
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*[[LogBook plugin|LogBook]] - allows you to record observation notes, and track your observation sessions. It's still under construction.
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*[http://archive.eso.org/cms/tools-documentation/visual-archive-browser VirGO] - The ESO-sponsored archive browsing and visualization tool
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*[http://svmtdemo.hq.eso.org/ SVMT] (Survey Visualization and Monitoring Tool), another ESO-sponsored plug-in
  
The Anglemeasure plugin
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==Enabling plugins==
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<div style="float:right">
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http://stellarium.org/wikiimg/sat_howto_01.jpg
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</div>
  
This program is in the form of a *.DLL file and a *.ini file, placed in a folder "modules" of the Stellarium root directory and is called by the key combination CtrlA
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To enable a plugin:
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#Open the '''Configuration dialog''' (press F2 or use the left tool bar button)
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#Select the '''Plugins''' tab
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#Select the plugin you want to enable from the list
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#Check the '''Load at startup''' option
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#Restart Stellarium
  
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If the plugin has configuration options, the '''configuration''' button will be enabled when the plugin is loaded and clicking it will open the plugin's configuration window.
  
[[Category:Development]]
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==Version history==
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The following table shows which plug-in versions are bundled with which versions of Stellarium. There were plug-ins for Stellarium 0.10.2 and prior, but they were a separate download.
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{| class="wikitable" width="100%"
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! rowspan="2" | Plug-in
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! colspan="10" | Stellarium version
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|-
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| 0.10.3
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| 0.10.4
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| 0.10.5
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| 0.10.6
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| 0.11.0
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| 0.11.1
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| 0.11.2
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| 0.11.3
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| 0.11.4
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| ''0.12.0''
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|-
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| [[AngleMeasure plugin|Angle Measure]]
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| colspan="6" | 0.1.0
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| 0.2.0
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| 0.2.1
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| 0.2.2
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| ''0.2.3''
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|-
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| [[CompassMarks plugin|Compass Marks]]
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| colspan="8" | 0.1.0
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| 0.2.1
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| ''0.2.2''
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|-
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| [[Ocular plugin|Oculars]]
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| colspan="2" | 0.13.0
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| colspan="2" | 0.13.1
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| colspan="2" | 0.99.0
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| colspan="2" | 0.99.1
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| 0.99.2
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| ''0.99.3''
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|-
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| [[Telescope Control plug-in|Telescope Control]]
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| colspan="2" | 0.1.9
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| 0.2.1
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| colspan="3" | 0.2.2
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| colspan="3" | 0.2.3
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| ''0.2.4''
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|-
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| [[TextUserInterface plugin|Text User Interface]]
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| colspan="2" | 0.2.0
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| 0.2.1
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| colspan="3" | 0.2.2
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| colspan="3" | 0.2.3
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| ''0.2.4''
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|-
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| [[Satellites plugin|Satellites]]
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| colspan="2" | 0.5.2
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| 0.5.3
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| colspan="3" | 0.6.4
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| colspan="2" | 0.7.1
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| 0.7.2
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| ''0.7.3''
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|-
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| [[Solar System Editor plugin|Solar System Editor]]
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| colspan="3" | &mdash;
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| 0.0.1
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| 0.0.2
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| 0.1.0
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| colspan="3" | 0.1.1
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| ''0.1.2''
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|-
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| [[Time Zone plugin|Time Zone]]
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| colspan="3" | &mdash;
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| 0.0.1
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| colspan="2" | 0.0.2
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| colspan="3" | 0.0.3
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| ''0.0.4''
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|-
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| [[Historical Supernovae plugin|Historical Supernovae]]
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| colspan="4" | &mdash;
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| 0.2.3
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| 0.2.7
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| 0.2.8
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| 0.2.9
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| 0.2.11
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| ''0.2.12''
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|-
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| [[Quasars plugin|Quasars]]
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| colspan="6" | &mdash;
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| 0.1.1
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| 0.1.2
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| 0.1.4
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| ''0.1.5''
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|-
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| [[Pulsars plugin|Pulsars]]
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| colspan="6" | &mdash;
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| colspan="2" | 0.1.2
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| 0.2.1
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| ''0.2.2''
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|-
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| [[Exoplanets plugin|Exoplanets]]
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| colspan="8" | &mdash;
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| 0.1.2
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| ''0.1.3''
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|-
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| [[Observability analysis plugin|Observability analysis]]
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| colspan="8" | &mdash;
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| 1.0.2
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| ''1.0.3''
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|-
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|}
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== See also ==
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*[[Plugin Development]]
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[[Category:Plugins]]

Revision as of 10:45, 9 September 2012

Since version 0.10.3, Stellarium's packages include a number of plug-ins:

All these plug-ins are "built-in" in the standard Stellarium distribution and DON'T need to be downloaded separately. See #Enabling plugins below on how to enable them.

Some other plug-ins exist:

  • LogBook - allows you to record observation notes, and track your observation sessions. It's still under construction.
  • VirGO - The ESO-sponsored archive browsing and visualization tool
  • SVMT (Survey Visualization and Monitoring Tool), another ESO-sponsored plug-in

Enabling plugins

sat_howto_01.jpg

To enable a plugin:

  1. Open the Configuration dialog (press F2 or use the left tool bar button)
  2. Select the Plugins tab
  3. Select the plugin you want to enable from the list
  4. Check the Load at startup option
  5. Restart Stellarium

If the plugin has configuration options, the configuration button will be enabled when the plugin is loaded and clicking it will open the plugin's configuration window.


Version history

The following table shows which plug-in versions are bundled with which versions of Stellarium. There were plug-ins for Stellarium 0.10.2 and prior, but they were a separate download.

Plug-in Stellarium version
0.10.3 0.10.4 0.10.5 0.10.6 0.11.0 0.11.1 0.11.2 0.11.3 0.11.4 0.12.0
Angle Measure 0.1.0 0.2.0 0.2.1 0.2.2 0.2.3
Compass Marks 0.1.0 0.2.1 0.2.2
Oculars 0.13.0 0.13.1 0.99.0 0.99.1 0.99.2 0.99.3
Telescope Control 0.1.9 0.2.1 0.2.2 0.2.3 0.2.4
Text User Interface 0.2.0 0.2.1 0.2.2 0.2.3 0.2.4
Satellites 0.5.2 0.5.3 0.6.4 0.7.1 0.7.2 0.7.3
Solar System Editor 0.0.1 0.0.2 0.1.0 0.1.1 0.1.2
Time Zone 0.0.1 0.0.2 0.0.3 0.0.4
Historical Supernovae 0.2.3 0.2.7 0.2.8 0.2.9 0.2.11 0.2.12
Quasars 0.1.1 0.1.2 0.1.4 0.1.5
Pulsars 0.1.2 0.2.1 0.2.2
Exoplanets 0.1.2 0.1.3
Observability analysis 1.0.2 1.0.3

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