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Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.
The program features over 120,000 stars complete with information about each one, constellation lines and maps, atmosphere effects, and more. It is a small download and can run on Windows, Macs, and Linux-based machines.
Just set your coordinates and go.

Version 0.9.0

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Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.

In version 0.8.0:

sky
* over 120,000 stars from the Hipparcos catalogue with info
* asterisms and illustrations of the constellations
* images of nebulae
* realistic Milky Way
* very realistic atmosphere, sunrise and sunset
* the planets and their satellites

interface
* a powerful zoom
* time control
* multilingual interface
* scripting to record and play your own shows
* fisheye projection for planetarium domes
* spheric mirror projection for your own dome
* graphical interface and extensive keyboard control

visualisation
* equatorial and azimuthal grids
* star twinkling
* shooting stars
* eclipse simulation
* skinnable landscapes, now with spheric panorama projection

customisability
* add your own deep sky objects, landscapes, constellation images, scripts...

For, Mac, linux and Windows.

http://stellarium.sourceforge.net/

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Stellarium is a free GPL software which renders realistic skies in real time 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 small telescope.

http://stellarium.sourceforge.net/

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