Stellarium User Guide

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Matthew Gates

Copyright © 2006-2009 Matthew Gates. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".

A preliminary copy of an updated PDF version of the User guide cam be downloaded here http://barry.sarcasmogerdes.com/stellarium/stellarium_user_guide-new.pdf

Contents

  1. Introduction 0.12.3
  2. Installation 0.12.3
    1. System Requirements
    2. Downloading
    3. Installation
    4. Running Stellarium
  3. Interface Guide 0.12.3
    1. Tour
  4. Configuration 0.12.3
    1. Setting the Date and Time
    2. Setting Your Location
    3. The Configuration Window
    4. The View Settings Window
  5. Advanced Use 0.12.3
    1. Files and Directories
    2. The Main Configuration File
    3. Command Line Options
    4. Getting Extra Star Data
    5. Scripting
    6. Visual Effects
    7. Customising Landscapes 0.12.3
    8. Adding Nebulae Images 0.10.2
    9. Sky Cultures
    10. Adding Planetary Bodies
    11. Other Configuration Files
    12. Taking Screenshots
  6. Built-in Plugins 0.12.3
    1. Enabling plugins
    2. Data for plugins
    3. How you can help
    4. Angle Measure Plugin
    5. Bright Novae Plugin
    6. Compass Marks Plugin
    7. Text User Interface Plugin
    8. Oculars Plugin
    9. Telescope Control Plugin
    10. Satellites Plugin
    11. Solar System Editor Plugin
    12. Time Zone Plugin
    13. Historical Supernovae Plugin
    14. Quasars Plugin
    15. Pulsars Plugin
    16. Exoplanets Plugin
    17. Observability Analysis Plugin
  7. Stellarium Reference
    1. Configuration file 0.12.3
    2. Precision 0.12.3
    3. TUI Commands 0.10.6
  8. Star Catalogue 0.12.3
    1. Stellarium's Sky Model
    2. Star Catalogue File Format
    3. Variable Stars 0.12.3
  9. Creating a Script for Stellarium 0.12.3
    1. Creating Scripts for stellarium
    2. The Script
    3. Writing Your own scripts
    4. Program Architecture
    5. Scripting Engine
  10. Creating a Personalised Landscape for Stellarium 0.12.3
    1. making a Multi panel panorama
    2. The Camera
    3. Processing into a Panorama
    4. Removing the background to make it transparent
    5. Making a Spherical Panorama
    6. Converting a Spherical panorama into a multipanel
    7. Making a Fish eye Panorama
  11. Astronomy Guide
    1. Sky Guide 0.10.6
    2. Astronomical Concepts 0.12.3
    3. Astronomical Phenomena 0.12.3
  12. Exercises 0.10.6
    1. Find M31 in Binoculars
    2. Handy Angles
    3. Find a Lunar Eclipse
    4. Find a Solar Eclipse
  13. License
  14. Acknowledgements
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