Stellarium Portable 0.10.4 Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on February 24, 2010 - 10:49pm

Stellarium logoStellarium Portable 0.10.4 has been released. It's the popular Stellarium astronomy program packaged with a Launcher as a portable app so you can view the stars on the go. This release updates Stellarium to the latest version. It's packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Suite. And it's open source and completely free.

Read on for more details...


Stellarium Portable ScreenshotStellarium Portable 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. You can view the planets and gaze at the stars in stunning detail. Stellarium includes vivid illustrations of the constellations and a theatrical display of ravishing nebulae and galaxies. With Stellarium Portable, you can transform any computer into a stargazing centerpiece. Learn more about Stellarium...

New In This Release

This release updates Stellarium to the latest release. Installer / Format

Stellarium Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Stellarium Portable is available for immediate download from the Stellarium Portable homepage. Get it today!

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Ah man, thanks for the update, I use this all the time! Biggrin To bad the original author hasn't fixed the wrong names of the cities in my country, but still it's a great program...

Cheers Smile

My posts are old and likely no longer relevant.

I use the full install version on a couple of computers and have no problem. I tried using the portable apps version several times on several different computers and OS's, and get the same result every time. The current version added the ocular plugin that used to have to be downloaded separately as a part of the main program now. On the installed version, I have to go in to configuration and set it to load on startup, then restart the program. It works fine there. When I try to do the same in the PA version, it crashes as soon as it tries to load the plugin. I can manually go in to config.ini and under [plugins_load_at_startup] set Oculars = false, save and restart the app, and it runs fine, just without the oculars feature. Is there a bug in how the oculars feature works in the PA version?