Release Notes: Major improvements were made to 3D visuals, including realistic scattering atmospheres, new photometric functions, and improved rendering of orbit paths. Support for the DE405 ephemeris and NASA/JPL's SPICE system was added in order to improve accuracy for demanding applications such as spaceflight trajectory visualization. Galaxy, star, and planet catalogs were all updated with the latest data.
Release Notes: A brand new 3D model and complete trajectory of the Cassini mission to Saturn is included, so that you can follow the spacecraft from launch through its four years in orbit around Saturn. This new version also supports a new 3D file format for storing higher quality models of irregular objects. The data files have been updated with the latest extrasolar planet and solar system discoveries. There are new scripting commands, extended character set support, and improvements to rendering speed and quality.
Release Notes: This is a major update from 1.2.5. The most significant addition is the multiview feature, which allows several simultaneous views of an event from different locations. There are also new keyboard commands for handling light time delay, improved browser integration, a more convenient structure for add-ons, better graphics card support, and fixes for some nasty bugs that plagued version 1.2.5.
Release Notes: Version 1.2.5 of Celestia adds a KDE frontend for Linux, rendering of comet tails, and a host of bugfixes. The accuracy of orbital calculations has been improved to the point where you can observe mutual phenomena of the Galilean moons, spacecraft encounters with planets, planetary occultations, and many other celestial phenomena. Other additions include auto magnitude (based on field of view), distance filtering of stars, ring shadows, and new Web features.
Release Notes: Added rendering of eclipse shadows, accurate orbital calculations for major moons, high resolution compressed texture support, big endian compatibility, new camera modes, new scripting commands, the ability to render stars as points, improved 3DS mesh support, and many, many bugfixes.
Release Notes: This version of Celestia features a new solar system file format for easy addition of new objects, many UI improvements, movie recording, full screen mode, better 3DS mesh loading, more accurate simulation of eccentric orbits, time zone display, and a host of bugfixes. The source files have been reorganized into a number of subdirectories, and the Celestia engine is now a library which can be included in applications other than the Celestia Space Simulator.
Release Notes: This release adds planetary atmospheres (sunsets, blue skies, horizon haze), a UNIX installer, a screen shot feature, joystick support, improved keyboard navigation, and much more accurate orbital calculations for the planets of our solar system. Lots of bugs have been fixed, including clipping issues and the scrambled text problem that appeared with Matrox video cards.
Release Notes: This release has significant visual enhancements, including specular reflections from oceans, atmospheric haze, and a city lights map for the night side of the Earth. A clipping bug and a 'dark planets' bug with older OpenGL drivers have been fixed. The follow and sync orbit modes have been greatly improved. There are new solar system objects and star rendering optimizations. The minimum limiting magnitude has been changed to 12.0.
Release Notes: Tour guide feature (to get to interesting locations quickly) added. Gnome UI improved. Installer for Windows version added. Star name and catalog code completely rewritten. Interpolation when travelling between locations improved. Bug fixes added.
Release Notes: Fixes for garbled text and a crashing problem with Matrox G400/450 cards, a regenerated star database so components of multistar systems are close together, a new splash logo, changes to camera orientation interpolation, and new and improved scripting commands.