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    Stellarium Alternatives

    Stellarium is described as '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' and is a very popular Star Map in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Stellarium for a variety of platforms, including iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Celestia, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Stellarium are Sky Map (Free, Open Source), Space Engine (Paid), Gaia Sky (Free, Open Source) and KStars (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 18, 2022
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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...
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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.
      Almost everyone thinks Celestia is a great alternative to Stellarium.
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      Sky Map (formerly the Google Sky Map) turns your Android-powered mobile phone into a window on the night sky.
      Almost everyone thinks Sky Map is a great alternative to Stellarium.


    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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      Space Engine seems to be a game and not a star database for astronomy.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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      Space Engine contains many known planets and nebulas, you can get close to them, search them and even land on planets and view them from other angles
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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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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      Best Alternative for naked-eye astronomy
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      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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      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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      Indispensable for amateurs and professionals, as well as for kids who are eager to learn, Star Walk will guide you through the night sky in style.
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      A window to the stars has never been more beautiful and easy to use. Sky Guide lets you experience the wonders of the night in ways you’ve only dreamed of.
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      3D simulation of the Solar System and night sky - real time virtual orrery and observatory
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      SkyView is powerful, easy-to-use app that answers questions about stars, constellations, and more. Simply point the camera to the sky, tap on what you see and discover neat things about these sky objects.
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