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Celestia: Home August 1, 2013

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Celestia: Home.

Like Stellarium, Celestia is another open source planetarium app for your computer. However, this one seeks to make the program a little more modular, so if you have an older less powerful computer, you can run just the basic software, with low resolution imagery. But if your system can handle it, you can load all sorts of models, from a rover’s eye view of Mars (including the rover) to multi-wavelength layer-able images of deep sky objects. If there’s a creative commons image available, someone has probably added it to a Celestia model.

The software from Evans and Southerland for their Digistar 5 can also load these model, for use in a show.

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