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== System Requirements ==
 
== System Requirements ==
* Linux/Unix; Windows 2000/NT/XP/Vista 32-bit or 64-bit; MacOS X 10.5 or greater<ref>Since 0.10.6, before 0.10.2 is require MacOS X 10.3.9</ref>.
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'''Minimum:'''<br>
* A 3D graphics card with a support for OpenGL.
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Linux/Unix; Windows 7 and above<ref>Since version 0.14.0 only classic application can be work on Windows XP. Version 0.12.4 required Windows 2000 and above</ref>; OS X 10.7.4 and above<ref>Version 0.12.4 required OS X 10.6.8. Version 0.10.6 required OS X 10.5. Version 0.10.2 runs on OS X 10.3.9</ref><br>
* A dark room for realistic rendering — details like the Milky Way or star twinkling can't be seen in a bright room.
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• 3D graphics card which supports OpenGL 3.0 and GLSL 1.3<ref>Version 0.12.4 required 3D graphics card which supports OpenGL 1.2</ref><br>
* Minimum of 256 MiB RAM, 1 GiB or more required for the largest star catalogues.
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• 512 MB RAM<br>
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• 250 MB free on disk<br>
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'''Recommended:'''<br>
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• Linux/Unix; Windows 7 and above; OS X 10.8.5 and above<br>
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3D graphics card which supports OpenGL 3.3 and above<ref>Version 0.12.4 required 3D graphics card which supports OpenGL 2.1 and above</ref><br>
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• 1 GB RAM or more<br>
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• 1.5 GB free on disk<br>
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A dark room for realistic rendering — details like the Milky Way or star twinkling can't be seen in a bright room.
  
 
== Downloading ==
 
== Downloading ==
Download packages for various platforms are available directly from the [http://stellarium.org main page]. Choose the correct package for your operating system.  
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Download the correct package for your operating system directly from the [http://stellarium.org main page].
  
 
== Installation ==
 
== Installation ==
 
=== Windows ===
 
=== Windows ===
# Double click on the stellarium-0.11.2-win32.exe file to run the installer.
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# Double click on the <tt>stellarium-0.14.1-win32.exe</tt> (or <tt>stellarium-0.14.1-win64.exe</tt> on Windows x64) file to run the installer<ref>Or <tt>stellarium-0.14.1-classic-win32.exe</tt> on Windows XP.</ref>.
 
# Follow the on-screen instructions.
 
# Follow the on-screen instructions.
  
 
=== MacOS X ===
 
=== MacOS X ===
# Locate the stellarium-0.11.2-Universal.dmg<ref>Or stellarium-0.10.6-PPC.dmg for PowerPC MacOS X</ref> file in finder and double click on it, or open it using the disk copy program.  
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# Locate the Stellarium-0.14.1.dmg<ref>Or <tt>Stellarium-0.10.6-PPC.dmg</tt> for PowerPC MacOS X</ref> file in Finder and double click on it or open it using the Disk Utility application. Now, a new disk appears on your desktop and Stellarium is in it.
# Have a browse of the readme file, and drag Stellarium to the Applications folder (or somewhere else if you prefer).
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# Open the new disk and please take a moment to read the ReadMe file. Then drag Stellarium to the Applications folder.
# Note that it is better to copy Stellarium out of the .dmg file to run it — some users have reported problems when running directly from the .dmg file.
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# Note: You should copy Stellarium to the Applications folder before running it — some users have reported problems running it directly from the disk image (.dmg).
  
 
=== Linux ===
 
=== Linux ===
 
Check if your distribution has a package for Stellarium already — if so you're probably best off using it. If not, you can download and build the source.
 
Check if your distribution has a package for Stellarium already — if so you're probably best off using it. If not, you can download and build the source.
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For ubuntu we provide a package repository with the latest stable releases. Open a terminal and type:
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stellarium/stellarium-releases
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sudo apt-get update
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sudo apt-get install stellarium
  
 
== Running Stellarium ==
 
== Running Stellarium ==
* '''Windows''' The Stellarium installer creates an item in the Start Menu under in Programs section. Select this to run Stellarium.
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* '''Windows''' The Stellarium installer creates an item in the '''Start Menu''' under in '''Programs''' section. Select this to run ''Stellarium''.
* '''MacOS X''' Double click on Stellarium (wherever you put it).  
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* '''MacOS X''' Double click on the ''Stellarium'' application. Add it to your '''Dock''' for quick access.  
* '''Linux''' If your distribution had a package you'll probably already have an item in the Gnome or KDE application menus. If not, just use a open a terminal and type stellarium.
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* '''Linux''' If your distribution had a package you'll probably already have an item in the GNOME or KDE application menus. If not, just use a open a terminal and type <tt>stellarium</tt>.
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==

Latest revision as of 07:53, 13 December 2015

Information is actual for version 0.14.1

Contents

[edit] System Requirements

Minimum:
• Linux/Unix; Windows 7 and above[1]; OS X 10.7.4 and above[2]
• 3D graphics card which supports OpenGL 3.0 and GLSL 1.3[3]
• 512 MB RAM
• 250 MB free on disk

Recommended:
• Linux/Unix; Windows 7 and above; OS X 10.8.5 and above
• 3D graphics card which supports OpenGL 3.3 and above[4]
• 1 GB RAM or more
• 1.5 GB free on disk

A dark room for realistic rendering — details like the Milky Way or star twinkling can't be seen in a bright room.

[edit] Downloading

Download the correct package for your operating system directly from the main page.

[edit] Installation

[edit] Windows

  1. Double click on the stellarium-0.14.1-win32.exe (or stellarium-0.14.1-win64.exe on Windows x64) file to run the installer[5].
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions.

[edit] MacOS X

  1. Locate the Stellarium-0.14.1.dmg[6] file in Finder and double click on it or open it using the Disk Utility application. Now, a new disk appears on your desktop and Stellarium is in it.
  2. Open the new disk and please take a moment to read the ReadMe file. Then drag Stellarium to the Applications folder.
  3. Note: You should copy Stellarium to the Applications folder before running it — some users have reported problems running it directly from the disk image (.dmg).

[edit] Linux

Check if your distribution has a package for Stellarium already — if so you're probably best off using it. If not, you can download and build the source.

For ubuntu we provide a package repository with the latest stable releases. Open a terminal and type:

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

[edit] Running Stellarium

  • Windows The Stellarium installer creates an item in the Start Menu under in Programs section. Select this to run Stellarium.
  • MacOS X Double click on the Stellarium application. Add it to your Dock for quick access.
  • Linux If your distribution had a package you'll probably already have an item in the GNOME or KDE application menus. If not, just use a open a terminal and type stellarium.

[edit] References

  1. Since version 0.14.0 only classic application can be work on Windows XP. Version 0.12.4 required Windows 2000 and above
  2. Version 0.12.4 required OS X 10.6.8. Version 0.10.6 required OS X 10.5. Version 0.10.2 runs on OS X 10.3.9
  3. Version 0.12.4 required 3D graphics card which supports OpenGL 1.2
  4. Version 0.12.4 required 3D graphics card which supports OpenGL 2.1 and above
  5. Or stellarium-0.14.1-classic-win32.exe on Windows XP.
  6. Or Stellarium-0.10.6-PPC.dmg for PowerPC MacOS X
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