Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Stellarium is an open-source planetarium application, providing a realistic and accurate sky image in 3D, as if the users were looking through a telescope.
The latest version available is Stellarium 0.13.1, which has been released a few hours ago. Among others, the search tool can now search position not only for RA/Dec, the oculars plugins support eyepieces with permanent crosshairs, the Light layer for old_style landscapes has been enhanced, a new auto-detect location via network lookup feature has been implemented, seasonal rules for displaying constellations have been added and coordinates can be displayed as decimal degrees.
In this article I will show you how to install Stellarium 0.13.1 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Peppermint Five and other Ubuntu 14.04/Ubuntu 14.10 derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Stellarium 0.13.1 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the stellarium package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stellarium/stellarium-releases
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install stellarium
Optinal, to remove stellarium, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove stellarium