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Stellarium Portable v0.19.1.1 Updated

billon on 10 Aug 2019
  • 252MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Aug 2019
  • 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:
Latest comments
Midas on 2014-07-22 10:13

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

Foot on 2014-07-22 12:39

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

MIKLO on 2017-12-30 15:54

Very cool :)

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Celestia Portable v1.6.1 Rev 2

billon on 12 Aug 2016
  • 44MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Mar 2014
  • Suggested by Checker

Celestia allows you to view the universe in 3-D including planet view, over 100,000 stars, traveling beyond our galaxy, and more.

Celestia Portable is a portable version of Celestia.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CelestiaPortable.exe
What's new? Bug fixes:
  • Removed extraneous colons from
  • Fixed truncation of long label strings in East Asian locales
  • Increased size of Goto Object dialog to prevent translated strings from being truncated
  • Fixed i18n bug with scripting message
  • Removed duplicate install of stars.dat.
  • Fix code taking address of a temporary result.
  • Fixed compile warnings in 1.6.1 caused by redfinition of UINT64_MAX
  • Corrected encoding of cel URLs with non-ASCII characters
  • Added check to prevent a crash when string decoding fails
Data file updates:
  • Updated extrasolar planets data files.
  • Updated solar system locations files.
  • Updated numberedmoons.ssc file.
  • Updated Galileo add-on.
Platform-specific changes:
  • Linux: Add missing files from extras-standard to Makefiles.
  • Windows: Fixed i18n bug
  • Windows: Save FoV value in bookmarks
  • Windows: Added ecliptic line setting to View Options dialog box
  • Windows: Fixed i18n bug in Windows Script menu
  • Windows: Added link to new HTML help files to Help menu
  • Windows: Fixed invisible context menu in fullscreen mode (ATI cards)
  • Windows: Fixed menu bar overlapping top of 3D view (ATI cards)
  • Windows: Save and restore locations to/from registry
  • Windows: Fixed startup crash when using fullwidth utf-8 characters
  • Windows: Increased Inno Setup compression settings
  • Windows: Allow installer to be run without administrator privileges.
  • Additional string translations
  • Globular clusters
  • "Nebula" and "Open cluster"
  • World capitals
  • Removed r and R commands from localized help files
  • Updated translations
  • Additional languages (added Chinese, Slovak, Galician, Belerusian, Norwegian and Turkisch translation)
  • Fonts (Lighter weight Japanese fonts, updated simplified Chinese fonts, added Belarusian fonts)
  • Changed the name of 'Celestial' grid to 'Equatorial'
  • Added Runar and Christian's HTML help files
  • Added Solstice Mission extension for Cassini in 1.6.1 branch.

Celx scripting functions:
  • Added seturl / geturl commands
  • Added synchronizetime / istimesynchronized commands
  • Added settextcolor / gettextcolor commands
  • Added observer:orbit method
  • Added celestia:runscript method
  • Made orbitPeriod field available for stars via object:getinfo
Cel scripting:
  • Added boolean occludable parameter to mark command
  • Added settextcolor command
  • Added mousemove Lua hook
Code optimization and reorganization:
  • Fixes for gcc-4.5, and include -ldl for systems that need it.
  • More granular setting of CFLAGS.
Latest comments
ripping on 2008-11-03 01:32

text is unreadable on this laptop I'm using.

Taf on 2011-08-30 13:38

An alternative porable version is developed also by winPenPack
Appname: X-Celestia
dl link:

shnbwmn on 2016-08-12 12:43

The dl link was pointing to v1.5.1, from 2008; updated to point to the version-independent location.

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Solar System Information v1.1

Checker on 15 Mar 2014

Solar System Information displays detailed information about the planets and their moons in our solar system. The images are all from real photos. You can use your mouse to manipulate the planet and rotate it in any direction.

Note: This application requires a 3D card with OpenGL support.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SolarInfo.exe.
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krungthep on 2007-03-14 18:42

Check Stellarium also, it's a great open source planetarium that seems to be portable.

Sirnig on 2007-06-07 01:37

WARNING : note the .za country code in this URL. I visited the site on 7th June 2007 and noted other programs on the same page to download from the of them was pre-loaded with a TROJAN and was immediately squashed by my avast! anti-virus (free). I did not go back for more. All his programs date back to 2002 and have not been updated. Avoid.

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