How To Install Stellarium 0.13.2 On Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivative Systems

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 0.13.2, which has been released a while ago.

  • Added shortcut and option for disable illumination layer in landscapes
  • Added translations for sky cultures and landscapes
  • Added better GUI control and defaults regarding minimal landscape brightness settings
  • Added zero landscape
  • Added new sky subculture – Arabic Moon Stations
  • Added new sky culture – Japanese Moon Stations
  • Added new sky culture – Siberian
  • Added new sky subculture – Western with R.A.Rey lines of constellations
  • Added support native names of the planets for different cultures
  • Added a new amazing feature for observations under perfect sky conditions – zodiacal light – sunlight reflected off the interplanetary dust in our solar system
  • Added improvements for Oculars plugin
  • Added improvements for Angle Measure, Compass Marks, Solar System Editor, Exoplanets and Observability Analysis plugins
  • Added new key for config.ini for choosing algorithms of computation of the apparent magnitudes of the planets in case when observer on the Earth( astro/apparent_magnitude_algorithm)
  • Added changes to RA’s output precision
  • Added extinction to Milky Way and the texture for our galaxy was updated
  • Added new output data for angular sizes for methods getObjectInfo and getSelectedObjectInfo in scripting engine
  • Added improvements for rendering of the grid lines in the spherical mirror distortion mode
  • Added improvements for rendering of the comet tails and comas
  • Added improvements for Exoplanets plugin
  • Added management of Zodiacal Light into core.clear() method in Scripting Engine.
  • Added extension for getObjectInfo() and getSelectedObjectInfo() in scripting engine for case of the objects of Solar system
  • Added extension of usage of the decimal angle format – now it used in Angle Measure & Pointer Coordinates plugins too
  • Added extension to the coordinate systems in Pointer Coordinates plugin and fix ecliptical coordinates on J2000.0 epoch
  • Added shortcut for disable/enable planets
  • Added a tool for planning a mosaic astrophotography: shows a small cross at center of CCD’s frame and equatorial coordinates for epoch J2000.0 of that center
  • Added aliases for couple shortkeys
  • Added newlines support in satellite descriptions
  • Added possibility to have trail only for one planet Added missing Flamsteed designations of stars
  • Added Guernsey Observatory to locations list
  • Added simple method to add a Solar system object
  • Added display of current Time Zone
  • Added few TNO’s and comets
  • Added alphabetical soft for list in Search Tool
  • Added Arabic description for landscapes
  • Fixed errors of getting angular size for methods getObjectInfo and getSelectedObjectInfo in scripting engine
  • Fixed a bug that did not account for HighDPI displays when drawing a CCD in Oculars
  • Fixed rendering of the orbits of Neptune’s moons
  • Fixed 12 arcmin. error for method moveToRaDecJ2000 in scripting engine
  • Fixed crash for method goHome in scripting engine
  • Fixed errors, related to the proper motion of some stars
  • Fixed failures for rendering of textures for some moons like Hyperion
  • Fixed missing image feature in Mongolian skyculture
  • Fixed underpredicted behaviour of refraction
  • Fixed click-match issue
  • Fixed night mode style in Ocular Control menu
  • Fixed IP-based position lookup fails
  • Fixed crash on spherical mirror distortion
  • Fixed highlight issue with selection in the Satellites plugin
  • Fixed Meade LX200 protocol support
  • Fixed wrong import of comets data through online search in the Solar System Editor plugin
  • Fixed issue in Lists within Search Tool
  • Fixed getting of coordinates in the Pointer Coordinates plugin in windowed mode
  • Fixed non-display of minus sign for |equation_of_time| – Fixed bad UTF-8 characters in tooltips
  • Fixed select priority for radiants
  • Fixed landscape names translation issue
  • Fixed cursor timeout restore
  • Fixed DSO’s markers placement in orthographic projection
  • Fixed Moon’s glow under horizon
  • Fixed wrong visualisation of grids close to “equators” for small FOV
  • Hide info about type when it not defined for this object of solar system
  • Improved look for Date and Time Dialog and fixed show Julian Dates – it show now JD instead a CJD
  • Meteors don’t be visible without enabled atmosphere now
  • Made an exclusion for moons with chaotic period of rotation
  • Reducing the number of compass marks to those on screen to improve performance
  • On returning to home position, display atmosphere and fog only if configured in config file
  • Translation of names of the celestial bodies moved to stellarium-skycultures
  • Changes in style of displaying of “celestial names” in cultures
  • Language of the cultures now can be chosen in GUI
  • Changes in detection of OpenGL availability
  • Extend the ‘restore to original FOV’ feature for sensor mode also
  • Re-implemented viewing/flag_constellation_pick option to allow select single constellation only
  • Set hint visibility threshold for planets and comets to 5mag below sky limiting magnitude.
  • Updated scripting documentation
  • Fit more realistic magnitude of the Moon for the case of lunar eclipse
  • Avoid overly bluish Milky Way.
  • Extend TNO’s classification
  • Avoid crash for satellites with not valid orbits
  • Improvement for showing names of the stars and fixed couple typos in GCVS
  • Actualize TLE’s
  • Minor fix for space ship translation
  • Reduce minimal FOV to 5 arcsec
  • Restore location settings via CLI
  • Hide and remove satellites with invalid orbits
  • All relative dates in Scripting Engine are set without DeltaT corrections.

how to install Stellarium 0.13.2 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca,Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Peppermint Five

In this article I will show you how to install Stellarium 0.13.2 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca,Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Peppermint Five and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Stellarium 0.13.2 on Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 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

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