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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, Space Engine, Gaia Sky and KStars.

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  1. Stellarium icon

    Stellarium

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableStellarium can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    The dance of the planets above ESO headquarters, near Munich.
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    Most users think Stellarium is a great alternative to Solar System Scope.
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    Celestia

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableCelestia can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    The orbits of a number of main belt asteroids (in brown) plotted together with major planet orbits (in blue).
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    Most users think Celestia is a great alternative to Solar System Scope.


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    Space Engine

    • Windows

    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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  4. Gaia Sky icon

    Gaia Sky

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Gaia Sky is a real-time, 3D, astronomy visualisation software that runs on Windows, Linux and OS X.

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    KStars

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • 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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    KStars showing the constellation of Orion


  6. Cartes du Ciel (Skychart) icon

    Cartes du Ciel (Skychart)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    Moon rise with flattenning by the atmospheric refraction
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    Mitaka

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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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    Earth's day side
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    Star Chart

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    • Windows S
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    • Kindle Fire
    • 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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    StarCalc

    • FreeProprietary
    • 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.

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    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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    WorldWide Telescope

    • 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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