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Stellarium is a free and open source, multi-platform desktop planetarium, renders 3D photo-realistic skies in real time with OpenGL



  • Default catalogue of over 600,000 stars;
  • Extra catalogues with more than 177 million stars;
  • Default catalogue of over 80,000 deep-sky objects;
  • Extra catalogue with more than 1 million deep-sky objects;
  • Asterisms and illustrations of the constellations;
  • Constellations for 20+ different cultures;
  • Images of nebulae (full Messier catalogue);
  • Realistic Milky Way;
  • Very realistic atmosphere, sunrise and sunset;
  • The planets and their satellites.


  • A powerful zoom;
  • Time control;
  • Multilingual interface;
  • Fisheye projection for planetarium domes;
  • Spherical mirror projection for your own low-cost dome;
  • All new graphical interface and extensive keyboard control;
  • Telescope control.


  • Equatorial and azimuthal grids;
  • Star twinkling;
  • Shooting stars;
  • Tails of comets; Iridium flares simulation;
  • Eclipse simulation;
  • Supernovae and novae simulation;
  • 3D sceneries;
  • Skinnable landscapes with spherical panorama projection.


  • Plugin system adding artificial satellites, ocular simulation, telescope control and more;
  • Ability to add new solar system objects from online resources;
  • Add your own deep sky objects, landscapes, constellation images, scripts.

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The software Stellarium is available for installation on Linux, Windows and macOS, as well as: Web version.

Installation methodOS
PPAUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
RPMopenSUSE, Rosa Linux, Mageia, ALT Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and others
SnapUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
FlatpakUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
AppImageUbuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, CentOS, elementaryOS, Linux Mint and others

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via PPA repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stellarium/stellarium-releases
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install stellarium

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via RPM package

Install Software via Snap package

sudo snap install stellarium-daily

Install Software via Flatpak package

flatpak install flathub org.stellarium.Stellarium

Install Software via AppImage package

Install Software via EXE package on Windows

Install Software via .App package for macOS

Web version software Stellarium:

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:0.21.1
Developer:Stellarium Team
Programming language:C++, C, GLSL (OpenGL Shading Language)
License:GPL v2

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