Celestia

Celestia



3.5 stars

Editor's Rating

5 (3)

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3 3

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3D space simulator Celestia is a real-time 3D space simulator that allows to to travel throughout the solar system, to any of over 100,000 stars, or even beyond the galaxy. All travel in Celestia is seamless; the zoom feature lets you explore space across a huge range of scales, from galaxy clusters down to spacecraft only a few meters across. A point and go interface makes it simple to navigate through the universe to the object you want to visit, just select it with your mouse and click on Go To from the menu. You can also retrieve additional information on the object from web sites, that are linked from the menu. Celestia comes with a demo tour and several pre-selected tours. You can capture views as images and record your travels as movie file as well. Copyright Snapfiles.com

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Product Details

Publisher Chris Laurel Price Free
Version 1.6.1  history Last updated Jun 10, 2011
File Size 32.7 Mb Requirements None

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Avg. user rating: 5 Based on 3 user reviews Post your own review

Latest user reviews:

Excellent for free 5 stars by gimpguy Aug 02, 2012 (Read all my 1159 reviews)
While I don't feel it's up there with Winstars, it's definitely a must have freebie if you like the solar system. The graphics are decent, 3-D rotation, go to a planet or other object, very easy. You can record a movie, take a screen capture, set star numbers, resolution, split window, the list goes on. Regardless if there are better or not, this is very fast and not tough on resources and just plain fun to use. Definitely a 5. Just for the record on side by side errors, others should try and get the latest MS VC++ download and install, this would likely fix it. show Review details
Not bad 4 stars by tat2doc Jul 10, 2009 (Read all my 2 reviews)
Using Vista Home and the latest Celestia(1.60), I couldn't get it to run and kept getting a "side by side comparison check failed" message. Although Celestia 1.5.1 has worked fine since installation about a year ago. Either way, I'd recommend it for everyone interested in the universe. show Review details
Most amazing program available for free. 5 stars by JohnCorliss Jan 11, 2006 (Read all my 10 reviews)
This program provides a virtual, correctly scaled solar system on your computer. To say it's amazing is far short of the reality! Please give it a try so that it will keep being developed. show Review details
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