Stellarium Portable v0.18.1 Updated

billon on 31 Jul 2018
  • 252MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by krungthep

Stellarium is a planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars, or a telescope, with realistic atmosphere, sunrise and sunset. It features over 120,000 stars from the Hipparcos catalog with associated information.

Stellarium Portable is a portable version of the program. Alternatively, X-Stellarium is also available.

System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch StellariumPortable.exe.
What's new? See:

27 comments on Stellarium Portable  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Mike 2007-03-15 15:27

Amazing!. Without a doubt the best free stargazing software I've seen. And portable too. I took my laptop out into the garden and it really does match up. I also like the way the daylight fades to night if you leave it running.

Tet 2007-03-16 09:58

been looking a successor for Homeplanet for time to time
stella is all i hoped for years ago.. .

CoolCat 2007-05-09 14:55

Wow!!! - Simply one of the best freeware programmes, I've ever downloaded.

Dheeraj Nagpal 2007-09-15 22:16

I have used this a lot to identify the moonrise and moonset as well as for stargazing.
The best software available out there with no comparison. The capability to configure it is immense.

Not too sure about the portability though

LHK 2008-01-21 03:56

I can't extract with Universal Extractor (1.5), it's Inno Setup 5.1.10. Others could done the extraction?

Rob 2008-01-21 09:51

Download innounp from
use it on commandline to extract the files:
innounp -x stellarium-0.9.1.exe
Or install in the Universal Extractor folder

Chaneu 2008-01-21 13:14

Create the Stellarium sub-folder in your user's Documents and Settings folder.

Arie 2008-01-21 13:41

Rob; thanks very much for the innounp-tip.
There have been many occasions where unpacking was unsuccesfull. This works great!
Which means there is a lot of great freeware from this side to be tried again.

Leidschendam NL

LHK 2008-01-22 02:53

Thanks, Rob! New version of innounp works.

Mat 2008-02-04 09:56

The application is great, but won't start standalone. Windows just reports that it encountered a problem. Works fine when installed normally, though.

Dongle 2008-02-11 00:25

Yes, it's not a truly portable apps as it's create the Stellarium sub-folder in the Documents and Settings folder.

Lupo73 2009-02-07 03:38

Unfortunately this new version force the creation of Stellarium setting folder in Document and Settings.. I have wrote to Stellarium developers to add this feature again in the next release..

james fossile 2009-02-08 01:23

can not extract the 0.10.1 installer version with 7-zip..

avoidz 2009-02-08 05:55

Personally, I preferred the old UI to the new one.

Whistler 2009-03-15 05:04

Why would Stellarium post to C:\users\myname\appsdata\roaming? Not completely portable in a pure sense? But no registry entries. Noticed same thing with Firefox portable and VLC. Curious?

Stellarium is neat. Any way of changing the brightness on some of those menus? Also, any else get that black diamond jumping across the screen because of the frame per second update? At first I thought it was a UFO.

KingMudkip 2009-10-19 17:41

You no longer need to use UniExtractor to get this. Instead, you can get a portable version here:

skywalker 2010-03-03 07:11

Great app, but seems to be a bit unstable since the 0.10.x versions.

droewals 2011-03-03 13:45

good,..thanks verry much...


bassiliin 2011-07-06 23:07

Cannot set screenshot folder as relative path :(


JohnTHaller 2011-07-07 02:00

@bassiliin: Grab revision 2 which will properly update the screenshot path for you as you move around.

V0.11.0 Rev 2

bassiliin 2011-07-07 07:32

@JohnTHaller: Still no luck. I'd like to set screenshot path like this "..\..\New things\" but it changes back to this one what was selected using "browse a folder" and it gets full absolute path. And when moving app to another drive it will select automatically "My Documents" folder.

V0.11.0 Rev 2

JohnTHaller 2011-07-07 12:07

@bassiliin: No, you just pick a directory as you normally would (full path), just be sure it's on the same drive as Stellarium Portable. As you move the app around, the path will then be adjusted by the launcher.

V0.11.0 Rev 2

Taf 2011-08-30 13:41

If you want to try a different portable version, have a look on winPenPack site.
X-Stellarium is available for download here:

V0.11.0 Rev 2

Foot 2014-07-22 00:33

Both Stellarium Portable and X-Stellarium appear to be at v0.12.4 (on 2014-7-22) rather than the v0.13.0 mentioned in the title.


Midas 2014-07-22 10:13

@Foot: sorry about that, I forget they're third party repacks. PA has updated now...


Foot 2014-07-22 12:39

@Midas: No harm done. Thanks for the alert to PA's timely update.


MIKLO 2017-12-30 15:54

Very cool :)


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