Linux News Today: Stellarium 0.14.2 Open Source Planetarium Software Gets List of Dwarf Galaxies
Alexander Wolf from Stellarium, the world’s best free, open source and cross-platform planetarium software, proudly announced today, January 8, 2016, the release and immediate availability for download of Stellarium 0.14.2 for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating system.
Stellarium 0.14.2 is the second maintenance release in the stable Stellarium 0.14 series of the astronomy program that lets you watch stars, planets, and nebulae in real time, an update that addresses five issues reported by users since the previous version, and adds various needed or requested features.
“The Stellarium development team after month of development is proud to announce the second correcting release of Stellarium in series 0.14.x – version 0.14.2. This version contains few closed bugs (ported from version 0.15.0),” said Alexander Wolf. “A huge thanks to our community whose contributions help to make Stellarium better!”
Here’s what’s new in Stellarium 0.14.2
According to the internal changelog, which we’ve attached at the end of the article for reference, Stellarium 0.14.2 reduces the brightness of planets in daylight, refactors the coloring markers of the DSO (Deep Sky Objects) catalog, which was also updated, and adds multiple improvements to the Scenery 3D plugin.
Furthermore, a list of dwarf galaxies has been added, and it is now accessible via the Search Tool, the icons of the View dialog have been updated, along with the default config options, and the information about Moon phases was removed to avoid inconsistency for strings.
Among the fixes, Stellarium 0.14.2 addresses issues with skyculture links, makes editing of shortcut keys more reliable, correctly displays altitudes for different locations, repairs the Scenery 3D’s perspective mode with offset viewport, and fixes drawing reticle issues for the telescope component.
Download Stellarium 0.14.2 for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems right now from Softpedia, and don’t hesitate to check out the project’s website for additional information on getting started with one of the best free astronomical observatory software.