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==System Requirements==
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== System Requirements ==
* Linux/Unix; Windows 2000/NT/XP/Vista; 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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* 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>.
 
* A 3D graphics card with a support for OpenGL.
 
* A 3D graphics card with a support for OpenGL.
 
* A dark room for realistic rendering — details like the Milky Way or star twinkling can't be seen in a bright room.
 
* A dark room for realistic rendering — details like the Milky Way or star twinkling can't be seen in a bright room.
 
* Minimum of 256 MiB RAM, 1 GiB or more required for the largest star catalogues.
 
* Minimum of 256 MiB RAM, 1 GiB or more required for the largest star catalogues.
  
==Downloading==
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== Downloading ==
You should visit the . Download packages for various platforms are available directly from the main page. Choose the correct package for your operating system.  
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Download packages for various platforms are available directly from the [http://stellarium.org main page]. Choose the correct package for your operating system.  
  
==Installation==
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== Installation ==
===Windows===
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=== Windows ===
# Double click on the stellarium-0.10.6.1.exe file to run the installer.
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# Double click on the stellarium-0.11.2-win32.exe file to run the installer.
 
# Follow the on-screen instructions.
 
# Follow the on-screen instructions.
  
===MacOS X===
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=== MacOS X ===
# Locate the stellarium-0.10.6-Intel.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-0.11.2-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.  
 
# Have a browse of the readme file, and drag Stellarium to the Applications folder (or somewhere else if you prefer).
 
# Have a browse of the readme file, and drag Stellarium to the Applications folder (or somewhere else if you prefer).
 
# 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.
 
# 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.
  
===Linux===
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=== 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. See  for detailed instructions.
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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.
  
==Running Stellarium==
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== Running Stellarium ==
 
* '''Windows''' The Stellarium installer creates an item in the Start Menu under in Programs section. Select this to run 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 Stellarium (wherever you put it).  
 
* '''MacOS X''' Double click on Stellarium (wherever you put it).  
 
* '''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.
 
* '''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.
  
==References==
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== References ==
 
<references/>
 
<references/>
  

Revision as of 03:13, 19 March 2012

Information is actual for version 0.11.2

Contents

System Requirements

  • Linux/Unix; Windows 2000/NT/XP/Vista 32-bit or 64-bit; MacOS X 10.5 or greater[1].
  • A 3D graphics card with a support for OpenGL.
  • A dark room for realistic rendering — details like the Milky Way or star twinkling can't be seen in a bright room.
  • Minimum of 256 MiB RAM, 1 GiB or more required for the largest star catalogues.

Downloading

Download packages for various platforms are available directly from the main page. Choose the correct package for your operating system.

Installation

Windows

  1. Double click on the stellarium-0.11.2-win32.exe file to run the installer.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions.

MacOS X

  1. Locate the stellarium-0.11.2-Universal.dmg[2] file in finder and double click on it, or open it using the disk copy program.
  2. Have a browse of the readme file, and drag Stellarium to the Applications folder (or somewhere else if you prefer).
  3. 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.

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.

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 Stellarium (wherever you put it).
  • 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.

References

  1. Since 0.10.6, before 0.10.2 is require MacOS X 10.3.9
  2. Or stellarium-0.10.6-PPC.dmg for PowerPC MacOS X
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