Stellarium for Mac
( Open Source )
RequirementsMac OS X
Date addedMar 26, 2018
Stellarium for Mac provides you with precise information about the night skies, which may be used by amateur and professional astronomers alike. Basically it is a planetarium on your PC. The program indicates a realistic skies in 3D; exactly the exact same as what you would find with a telescope.
- Default catalogue of over 600,000 celebrities (extra catalogs with over 210 million celebrities).
- Asterisms and examples of the constellations.
- Constellations for 20+ unique cultures.
- Pictures of nebulae (complete Messier catalogue).
- Very sensible atmosphere, sunset and sunrise.
Stellarium for Mac includes a great looking interface which may be accessed by all levels of user. Stellarium for Mac includes plugin management, which means that you may add functions like artificial tanks, ocular simulation, and telescope setup. You might even enhance your database, new solar system objects from online sources.
Added support Hierarchical Progressive Surveys [HiPS] (Hello visualization of multiwavelength universe in the Stellarium).
Added patches for TeXLive.
Added Chinese (Simplified) and Chinese (Traditional) translations for InnoSetup.
Added Dnoces star name.
Added check relative paths for AppImage (or something similar) packages.
Added hook for creating an AppImage application.
Added optional building 3rd-party INDILib when Telescope Control plugin is disabled.
Added manual commands for NSEW movements in Telescope Control plugin [INDI-only].
Added computation of solar eclipse magnitude and solar eclipse obscuration on Earth (special case).
Added option to allow adding some sky background color.
Added Moon age computation.
Added “Western (O.Hlad)” sky culture.
Added support common names of pulsars.
Added some DSO images.
Added calculation of synodic period.
Added AstroCalc/Monthly Elevation tool.
Added optional Sun, Moon, Astronomical Twilight and Nautical Twilight lines for AstroCalc/AltVsTime tool.
Added Battlesteads Observatory into locations list.
Added a special case of computations (lunar eclipse) into AstroCalc/Phenomena tool.
Added two new signals to manage wide dates changes with various steps - by months and years.
Added new option to the AstroCalc/AltVsTime and AstroCalc/ME tools.
Added support a Hickson Compact Group collection.
Added tools for select color of planetary labels and trails.
Added option to suppress drawing large halo around bright stars.
Added Tesla Roadster orbital elements.
Added config options for font size of cardinal points.
Added visualization of civil twilight line in AstroCalc/AltVsTime tool.
Added ‘Artificial objects’ into Search/Lists tool.
Added feature to store and retrieve selected HiPS.
Added bottom bar GUI button for HiPS display.
Fixed spheric mirror effect inputs with retina display.
Fixed visualization issue for ephemeris markers due refraction.
Fixed building Stellarium on *BSD systems.
Fixed texture name.
Fixed behaviour of DateTimeDialog.
Fixed behaviour of Compass Marks plugin.
Fixed issue for creating a multiple Screenshot directories.
Fixed cmake for OSX.
Fixed data race condition by mutex in Telescope Control plugin.
Fixed few C99 warnings.
Fixed rules for MSVC linker.
Fixed Phoebe’s absolute magnitude.
Fixed some DSO positions (data is obtained from NED database).
Fixed FSF address.
Fixed missed license info for the new code.
Fixed version of DSO catalog.
Fixed inconsistency of calculations in AstroCalc/AltVsTime tool.
Fixed crash due missing file MSVCR120.dll.
Fixed backward orbiting of Uranus moons.
Fixed search Hydra constellation (show IAU numbers for moons).
Fixed crash when opening Configuration window (beta 0.90.0.15828).
Fixed crash when landscape invalid.
Fixed translation action in HipsMgr.
Fixed name of action for TOAST DSS.
Fixed very jerky (unusable) trackpad navigation on OS X.
Updated Russian and German translations for InnoSetup.
Updated list of cardinals names.
Updated target rules for OSX.
Updated AppStream info.
Updated default catalog of pulsars.
Updated Indian Vedic skyculture.
Updated list of nomenclature on the Titan.
Updated zlib to version 1.2.11.
Updated toggling of atmosphere, Milky Way and Zodiacal Light.
Updated Telescope Control plugin.
Updated AstroCalc/AltVsTime tool.
Updated focus rules for Search Tool.
Updated stellarium.appdata.xml file.
Updated behaviour of AstroCalc/ME and AstroCalc/PC tools.
Updated the behaviour of Satellites plugin: the plugin will be disabled when date is changed for a month or year to avoiding stupid computation.
Updated select priority rules for DSO.
Updated help info in the plugins.
Updated info in Help window.
Updated textures for Solar system bodies.
Removed outdated data.