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Information is actual for version 0.11.2


System Requirements

• Linux/Unix; Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8; 64-bit Mac OS X 10.6.8 or greater[1]
• 3D graphics card which supports OpenGL 1.2
• 256 MB RAM
• 120 MB free on disk

• Linux/Unix; Windows XP/Vista/7/8; 64-bit Mac OS X 10.7.0 or greater
• 3D graphics card which supports OpenGL 2.1 or greater
• 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.


You can download the correct package for your operating system directly from the main page.



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


  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.


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.


  1. Version 0.10.6 requires OS X 10.5, while 0.10.2 will run on OS X 10.3.9
  2. Or stellarium-0.10.6-PPC.dmg for PowerPC MacOS X
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