Solar System Scope Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Solar System Scope for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Stellarium, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Solar System Scope and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Solar System Scope are Celestia (Free, Open Source), Space Engine (Paid), Gaia Sky (Free, Open Source) and KStars (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 3, 2020

      • FreeOpen Source
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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. It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.
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      Most users think Stellarium is a great alternative to Solar System Scope.
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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 stars, more than 10,000 galaxies, and an extension mechanism for adding more objects.
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      Most users think Celestia is a great alternative to Solar System Scope.


    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.
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    2. Gaia Sky is a real-time, 3D, astronomy visualisation software that runs on Windows, Linux and OS X.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • KDE
      KStars is a Desktop Planetarium for KDE. It provides an accurate graphical simulation of the night sky, from any location on Earth, at any date and time.
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    3. This program enables you to draw sky charts, making use of the data in 16 catalogs of stars and nebulae. In addition the position of planets, asteroids and comets are shown.
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      • Steam
      • Oculus Rift
      Can’t see the moon? Want to know where it is? Look through the eyes of your device to see a virtual window into the whole visible universe.
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      • Windows
      • Windows Mobile
      StarCalc is the fastest professional astronomy planetarium & star mapping program for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP (StarCalc version for PocketPC is available). It illustrates star positions of any instance of the day observed from any geographic locations on the Earth.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 5.73, released in July 2006, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      SkyORB is more than a simple star map, it's a collection of 7 tools including a 3D star map, 3D planetarium, ephemeris, search engine, sun clock, point to sky, weather, and more.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Online
      The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a Web 2.0 visualization software environment that enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world for a seamless exploration of the universe.
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