Tuesday, August 9, 2016

How to install Stellarium 0.15.0 on Ubuntu

   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.

Stellarium 0.15.0 changelog :
  • Added getting planetary positions from JPL DE430 and DE431 ephemerides
  • Added RemoteControl and preliminary RemoteSync plugins
  • Added StelProperty system
  • Added immediate saving of settings for plugins
  • Added Belarusian translation for landscapes and sky cultures
  • Added Bengali description for landscapes and sky cultures
  • Added new skycultures: Macedonian, Ojibwe, Dakota/Lakota/Nakota, Kamilaroi/Euahlayi
  • Added support Off-Axis Guider feature in Oculars plugin
  • Added support permanent rotation angle for CCD in Oculars plugin
  • Added type of mount for telescopes in Oculars plugin
  • Added improvements for displaying data in decimal format
  • Added possibility to drawing of permanent orbits of the planets (disables of hiding orbits for planets, when they are out of field of view).
  • Added tentative support for screens with 4K resolution for Windows packages
  • Enabled support for side-by-side assembly technology for Windows packages
  • Added CLI options --angle-d3d9, --angle-d3d11, --angle-warp for fine-tuning ANGLE flavour selection on Windows.
  • Added improvements in Stellarium's installer on Windows
  • Added improvements in Telescope Control plugin
  • Added feature for build a dependency graphs of various characteristics of exoplanets (Exoplanets plugin)
  • Added support of the proper names for exoplanets and their host stars (Exoplanets plugin)
  • Added improvement for Search Tool
  • See release note for more
Installation instructions:

Up to date packages are available via some third party packages, so installing the software on Ubuntu is easy. Just add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the stellarium package:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stellarium/stellarium-releases

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install stellarium
  Optinal, to remove stellarium, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove stellarium

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