Star Catalogues

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|stars_0_0v0_0.cat || 5013 || m < 6.0 || 256 M
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|stars_0_0v0_0.cat || 5,013 || m < 6.0 || 138K || 256M || In default package
 
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|stars_1_0v0_0.cat || 21999 || 6.0 <= m < 7.5 || 256 M
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|stars_1_0v0_0.cat || 21,999 || 6.0 <= m < 7.5 || 602K || 256M || In default package
 
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|stars_2_0v0_0.cat || 151516 || 7.5 <= m < 9.0 || 256 M
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|stars_2_0v0_0.cat || 151,516 || 7.5 <= m < 9.0 || 4.1M || 256M || In default package
 
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|stars_3_0v0_0.cat || 434064 || 9.0 <= m < 10.5 || 256 M
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|stars_3_0v0_0.cat || 434,064 || 9.0 <= m < 10.5 || 4.2M || 256M || In default package
 
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|stars_4_1v0_0.cat || 1725497 || 10.5 <= m < 12.0 || 512 M
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|stars_4_1v0_0.cat || 1,725,497 || 10.5 <= m < 12.0 || 17M || 512M || Separate download
 
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|stars_5_1v0_0.cat || 7669011 || 12.0 <= m < 13.5 || 512 M
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|stars_5_1v0_0.cat || 7,669,011 || 12.0 <= m < 13.5 || 44M || 512M || Separate download
 
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|stars_6_2v0_0.cat || 26615233 || 13.5 <= m < 15.0 || 512 M
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|stars_6_2v0_0.cat || 26,615,233 || 13.5 <= m < 15.0 || 153M || 512M || Separate download
 
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|stars_7_2v0_0.cat || 57826266 || 15.0 <= m < 16.5 || 512 M
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|stars_7_2v0_0.cat || 57,826,266 || 15.0 <= m < 16.5 || 333M || 512M (just!) || Separate download
 
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|stars_8_2v0_0.cat || 116923084 || 16.5 <= m < 18.0 || 1024 M
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|stars_8_2v0_0.cat || 116,923,084 || 16.5 <= m < 18.0 || 674M ||1024M? || Separate download
 
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Revision as of 12:21, 6 June 2007

In Stellarium version 0.9.0, star catalogues are split into 9 files, which contain stars of varying brightness. These files can be found in the <installation directory>/stars/default/. Only the smaller four of these files come with Stellarium in the main package to keep the size manageable.

Here is a list of all available catalogues. The RAM needed column is an estimate. (MNG managed to load file 7 with 512 M ram, but only just. YMMV).

File name Star Count Magnitude Range File Size RAM needed Availability
stars_0_0v0_0.cat 5,013 m < 6.0 138K 256M In default package
stars_1_0v0_0.cat 21,999 6.0 <= m < 7.5 602K 256M In default package
stars_2_0v0_0.cat 151,516 7.5 <= m < 9.0 4.1M 256M In default package
stars_3_0v0_0.cat 434,064 9.0 <= m < 10.5 4.2M 256M In default package
stars_4_1v0_0.cat 1,725,497 10.5 <= m < 12.0 17M 512M Separate download
stars_5_1v0_0.cat 7,669,011 12.0 <= m < 13.5 44M 512M Separate download
stars_6_2v0_0.cat 26,615,233 13.5 <= m < 15.0 153M 512M Separate download
stars_7_2v0_0.cat 57,826,266 15.0 <= m < 16.5 333M 512M (just!) Separate download
stars_8_2v0_0.cat 116,923,084 16.5 <= m < 18.0 674M 1024M? Separate download

To try out the large catalogue files download them from here, and put then in the stars/default sub-directory of the Installation Data Directory.

NOTE: when downloading from this page, do not right-click and save as - left click. These are not direct download links - they are links to the list of download mirrors. Left click on them, and wait for your download to start.

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