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    Celestia is described as 'application for real-time 3D visualization of space, with a detailed model of the solar system, over 100,000 stars, more than 10,000 galaxies, and an extension mechanism for adding more objects' and is a very popular Star Map in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Celestia for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android Tablet and iPad. The best alternative is Stellarium, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Celestia are Space Engine (Paid), Universe Sandbox (Paid), Gaia Sky (Free, Open Source) and Elite: Dangerous (Paid).

    This page was last updated May 11, 2022
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    Celestia is an application for real-time 3D visualization of space, with a detailed model of the solar system, over 100,000...
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      Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.
      Stellarium vs Celestia opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Stellarium is still a legitimate alternative to Celestia, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Stellarium is a planetarium, Celestia not
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

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      Your stuck on earth, Celestia you can explore space
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    1. Space Engine - a real-time 3D space simulator, procedural universe generator and visualiser. It lets you explore the universe in three dimensions, starting from planet Earth to the most distant galaxies.
      Space Engine vs Celestia opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Space Engine is a great alternative to Celestia.
      You can not only travel throughout the Milky Way; Visiting the stars, the planets with their respective moons, comets, asteroids, black holes (in which one can see the shift towards the blue), etcetera. In addition, the music gives an atmosphere of relaxation.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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      Have similar functionality.
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

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      Universe Sandbox is an interactive space simulator for Windows based PCs.
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      Gaia Sky is a real-time, 3D, astronomy visualisation software that runs on Windows, Linux and OS X.
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      Elite: Dangerous is a space adventure, trading, and combat simulator that is the fourth release in the Elite video game series. Piloting a spaceship, the player explores a realistic 1:1 scale open world galaxy based on the real Milky Way, with the gameplay being open-ended. Represent entire series of Elite: Dangerous games including Elite,Elite: Dangerous,.
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      Elite is a full fledged game (there is significant travel time, currency, ship purchases and missions, etc). Some real stellar bodies are modeled, but most of them are procedurally generated. The feeling of exploring space in person is significantly more immersive, but it's value as a stellarium is minimal.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      Cosmonium is a 3D astronomy and space exploration program. With Cosmonium you can navigate in our solar system and discover all the planets and their moons.
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      3D simulation of the Solar System and night sky - real time virtual orrery and observatory
    2. Pioneer is a space adventure game set in the Milky Way galaxy at the turn of the 31st century. The game is open-ended, and you are free to explore the millions of star systems in the game.
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      Mitaka is software for visualizing the known Universe with up-to-date observational data and theoretical models. Mitaka users can seamlessly navigate through space, from the Earth to the edges of the known Universe.
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      The Exoplanet app is a highly visual and interactive catalogue of all known exoplanets. Exoplanets are planets orbiting stars beyond our own Solar System. It is frequently updated whenever new discoveries are confirmed.
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