A free open source desktop planetarium for your Mac

Stellarium for Mac

Stellarium 24.1

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  • Latest Version

    Stellarium 24.2

  • Operating System

    macOS 11.0 Big Sur or later

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  • Author / Product

    Fabien Chereau / External Link

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Sometimes latest versions of the software can cause issues when installed on older devices or devices running an older version of the operating system.

Software makers usually fix these issues but it can take them some time. What you can do in the meantime is to download and install an older version of Stellarium 24.1.

For those interested in downloading the most recent release of Stellarium for Mac or reading our review, simply click here.

All old versions distributed on our website are completely virus-free and available for download at no cost.

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What's new in this version:

- missing stars
- ability to following the current position in Search Tool/Position
- ability to set a sub-arcminute lower limit for angular size
- note on Ephemeris table
- special case for SIMBAD/NCP in Search Tool
- ability to toggle visibility HIPS surveys via scripting engine
- ability to use comma as decimal separator in Remote Control plugin
- translations to Lithuanian language
- distance and heliocentric distance info for Solar system objects into scripting engine
- major axis, minor axis and orientation angle info for DSO into scripting engine and Remote Control plugin
- an option to force low graphics mode
- code to automatic updating the TLE sources from Celestrack website
- a tabular view for distances of Solar system objects (InfoString).

- bug in Meteor shower plugin
- south azimuth usage in Search Tool/Position
- landscape transparency issue
- alignment for note in AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool
- CCD frame rotation after changing language
- computation of phase angle for satellites
- selection the title of observing lists when he is saved or imported
- a tiny bug in Observing Lists dropdown menu
- installation path for manpages in FreeBSD
- the major digit of version: automatisation has been removed
- license data for AppData file according to SPDX License List v3.22
- Rise/Transit/Set info
- updating Rise/Transit/Set info after switching location if the object was selected in AstroCalc/RTS tool
- a serious bug in Observing Lists
- Fix: reduce notification popups in Observing Lists
- possible issue for transparency in landscapes
- typo in coordinates of Phoenix Dwarf Galaxy
- Fix: clearing up refs to a few star names
- the informational data (InfoString) for comets
- visibility for orbital properties in the View/SSO dialog
- build without PCH
- missing reference.fab files
- find objects from search history

- core: fall back to fast_float when C++ stdlib doesn’t provide from_chars for floats
- core: use std::from_chars for parsing ints in OBJ files
- core: updating StelLogger
- SolarSystem: add IAU designation for comets if missing
- SolarSystem: add the perihel year to the comet name in case of loading older-style ssystem_minor.ini
- Solar System Editor plugin: allow overwrite if possible
- Exoplanets plugin: switched to use surface temperature for potentially habitable planets
- Exoplanets plugin: updated priority to selection of objects
- Meteor Showers plugin: Use NELM for local meteor rate

- Greek (Almagest) sky culture
- Remote Control plugin
- dependencies: QXlsx 1.4.7
- dependencies: CalcMySky 0.3.2
- default list of locations
- catalog of pulsars
- translations
- discovery circumstances for minor bodies of Solar system
- orbital elements and default list of minor planets and comets
- list of contributors
- list of financial contributors
- nomenclature data
- SUG: document –low-graphics option
- Update properties for CPack-generator of DEB packages
- instructions for building planetarium from the source code

- fixed sizes from Oculars dialog
- “scale” option from desktop file
- outdated translatable lines
- link to TLE for Starlink satellites with very old orbit data
- extra shortcuts from (common    user) desktop in Windows