Since version 0.10.3, Stellarium's packages include a number of plug-ins:
- [0.10.3+] Angle Measure - a tool for measuring the angular distance between two points
- [0.10.3+] Compass Marks - add marks for compass bearings along the horizon
- [0.10.3+] Oculars - simulate the view through various telescope eyepeices
- [0.10.3+] Telescope Control - allows Stellarium to control a computerized telescope
- [0.10.3+] Text User Interface - re-implements the old TUI (useful for planetarium users)
- [0.10.3+] Satellites - calculates and renders Satellites in Earth orbit from NORAD/TLE data (hello ISS!)
- [0.10.6+] Solar System Editor
- [0.10.6+] Time Zone
- [0.11.0+] Historical Supernovae
All these plug-ins are "built-in" in the standard Stellarium distribution and DON'T need to be downloaded separately. See #Enabling plugins below on how to enable them.
Some other plug-ins exist:
- LogBook - allows you to record observation notes, and track your observation sessions. It's still under construction.
- VirGO - The ESO-sponsored archive browsing and visualization tool
To enable a plugin:
- Open the Configuration dialog (press F2 or use the left tool bar button)
- Select the Plugins tab
- Select the plugin you want to enable from the list
- Check the Load at startup option
- Restart Stellarium
If the plugin has configuration options, the configuration button will be enabled when the plugin is loaded.