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'''Note:''' If you have problems with this landscape (landscape doesn't appear because of low memory on the graphic chip), use the corresponding ''old style'' landscape below or use a smaller resolution (see the README file in the package).}}
 
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{{Package|image=https://raw.github.com/martignoni/ependes-oldstyle-landscape/master/ependes-thumbnail.png|url=https://github.com/martignoni/ependes-landscape/raw/master/ependes-oldstyle.zip|name=Épendes Observatory, Fribourg, Switzerland|author=[http://www.stellarium.org/wiki/index.php/User:Mina Nicolas Martignoni]|license=CC BY-NC-SA 3.0|compat=0.10+|description=The [http://www.observatoire-naef.ch/ Épendes Observatory] ([http://toolserver.org/~geohack/geohack.php?params=46.76236_N_7.13938_E 46°45′45″N 7°08′22″E]) is located near the city of Fribourg, Switzerland. The images for this landscape were taken in August 2006. This landscape (''old style'' format) is intended to be used on older configurations, where spherical landscape (above) doesn't appear because of low memory on the graphic chip. File size is about 2.4 MB.}}
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{{Package|image=https://raw.github.com/martignoni/ependes-landscape/master/ependes-thumbnail.png|url=https://github.com/martignoni/ependes-landscape/raw/master/ependes-oldstyle.zip|name=Épendes Observatory, Fribourg, Switzerland|author=[http://www.stellarium.org/wiki/index.php/User:Mina Nicolas Martignoni]|license=CC BY-NC-SA 3.0|compat=0.10+|description=The [http://www.observatoire-naef.ch/ Épendes Observatory] ([http://toolserver.org/~geohack/geohack.php?params=46.76236_N_7.13938_E 46°45′45″N 7°08′22″E]) is located near the city of Fribourg, Switzerland. The images for this landscape were taken in August 2006. This landscape (''old style'' format) is intended to be used on older configurations, where spherical landscape (above) doesn't appear because of low memory on the graphic chip. File size is about 2.4 MB.}}
  
 
{{Package|image=http://michael.nadev.net/pub/kuffi.png|url=http://michael.nadev.net/pub/wkuffi.zip|name=Kuffner Observatory, Vienna, Austria|author=Michael Prokosch|license=CC BY-ND 3.0|compat=0.9.x|description=A view from the outskirts of Vienna. [http://www.planetarium-wien.at/astronomie_kuffner.html Moriz Edler von Kuffner's observatory] ([http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=48.212853&lon=16.291459&z=18&m=b 48°12'48"N 16°23'48"E]) was built in the 1880s in todays 16th district of Vienna. The pictures on the wall were added to acknowledge it's rich history, including the still largest heliometer worldwide. This landscape was created in late summer 2013. File size is roughly 15.6 MB.}}
 
{{Package|image=http://michael.nadev.net/pub/kuffi.png|url=http://michael.nadev.net/pub/wkuffi.zip|name=Kuffner Observatory, Vienna, Austria|author=Michael Prokosch|license=CC BY-ND 3.0|compat=0.9.x|description=A view from the outskirts of Vienna. [http://www.planetarium-wien.at/astronomie_kuffner.html Moriz Edler von Kuffner's observatory] ([http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=48.212853&lon=16.291459&z=18&m=b 48°12'48"N 16°23'48"E]) was built in the 1880s in todays 16th district of Vienna. The pictures on the wall were added to acknowledge it's rich history, including the still largest heliometer worldwide. This landscape was created in late summer 2013. File size is roughly 15.6 MB.}}

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How to install landscapes

After you have downloaded the .zip file for a landscape from this page, you need to install it in Stellarium.

Automatic

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If you have Stellarium 0.10.6 or later version, you can use the "Add/remove landscapes" feature to install landscapes automatically:

  • Open the "Sky and viewing options" window by clicking on the appropriate button in the left button bar (or press the F4 key).
  • The "Add/remove landscapes" button is at the bottom of the "Landscape" tab.
  • When you press it, the "Add/remove landscapes" window will appear. It allows you to install .zip files containing landscapes. It also lists the user-installed landscapes and allows you to remove them.

Note that while this makes installing landscapes easier, it may also cause you to overlook what else is included in the ZIP archive. Landscape packages created without this feature in mind may contain other files, such as alternative textures in different sizes.

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Manual

If you are using an earlier version of Stellarium, you can follow this procedure to install a landscape package:

  1. Browse to your User Data Directory, which varies according to your operating system. (eg. in Windows Vista/7 enter  %appdata%\stellarium in Explorer's location bar )
  2. Create a sub-directory called landscapes in your user directory (if it doesn't exist).
  3. Unzip the landscape .zip file in the landscapes directory (if it's done right, a sub-directory should be created for each landscape).

NOTE: Older version of Stellarium (prior to v0.9.0) used a slightly different mechanism for doing landscapes. You can find a list of the old landscapes here.

Since version 0.10.5 Stellarium has problems in correctly loading old style landscapes (multi panel) if they are not 8 or 16 panel panoramas. Some old 4,7,9 qnd 10 side panoramas converted into 8 ides can be found here

  • [1] (Wiruna field Barry's site)
  • [2] (Egarden 8 panel Barry's site)
  • [3] (Como area Sydney Barry's site)

User contributed landscapes (by continent)

We have landscapes for the seven continents (in the seven continent model) - all, including from Antarctica !

Interplanetary

{{#if: husband-hill.jpg | husband-hill.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Husband Hill, Mars {{#if: Johan | Johan | N/A }} {{#if: Public Domain | Public Domain | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
Johan transformed this Mars image from NASA into a spherical panorama that can be used with Stellarium. Mars rover Spirit made this image during August 24 to 27, 2005. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell. Read more on this webpage.


{{#if: landscape_marsopportunity_thumb.jpg | landscape_marsopportunity_thumb.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Mars Opportunity Rover {{#if: Mike | Mike | N/A }} {{#if: Public Domain | Public Domain | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
Mike sent posted this landscape in the forums. Another nice Mars rover landscape.


{{#if: phoenix.jpg | phoenix.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Mars Panorama of Phoenix Landing Site {{#if: Alexander Wolf | Alexander Wolf | N/A }} {{#if: Public Domain | Public Domain | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
This view combines hundreds of images taken during the first several weeks after NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander arrived on an arctic plain at 68.22 degrees north latitude, 234.25 degrees east longitude on Mars. The landing was on May 25, 2008. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Texas A&M University. Read more on this webpage.


{{#if: landscape_iss_thumb.png | landscape_iss_thumb.png | Screenshot not available }} International Space Station {{#if: Makc | Makc | N/A }} {{#if: GPL | GPL | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
Landscape made using some screen shots and data from the wonderful Celestia. Set the projection mode to stereographic, zoom out to a wide field of view and point down towards the ground to get the nice rounded "planet" effect.


{{#if: landscape_apollo_11_thumb.jpg | landscape_apollo_11_thumb.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Apollo 11 landing site {{#if: Mathew Myrup | Mathew Myrup | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{license}}} | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
This landscape is made using NASA photographs taken by Buzz Aldrin. Look down and you can see Buzz's footprints :)


{{#if: landscape_apollo_17_thumb.jpg | landscape_apollo_17_thumb.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Apollo 17 landing site {{#if: Mathew Myrup | Mathew Myrup | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{license}}} | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
This landscape is made using NASA photographs taken by Gene Cernan.


Africa

{{#if: idehan.jpg | idehan.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Idehan Ubari, Libya {{#if: Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz | Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{license}}} | N/A }} {{#if: 0.10.x | 0.10.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
This is a panoramic view of the desert of Idehan Ubari in Libya.


{{#if: leptis.jpg | leptis.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Leptis Magna, Libya {{#if: Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz | Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{license}}} | N/A }} {{#if: 0.10.x | 0.10.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
This is a panoramic view of the theatre of the Roman city of Leptis Magna. This site is part of UNESCO World Heritage.


{{#if: sahara.jpg | sahara.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Sahara, Libya {{#if: Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz | Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{license}}} | N/A }} {{#if: 0.10.x | 0.10.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
This is a panoramic view from somewhere in the middle of the Sahara in Libya.


{{#if: waw-al-namus.jpg | waw-al-namus.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Volcano Waw al-Namus, Libya {{#if: Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz | Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{license}}} | N/A }} {{#if: 0.10.x | 0.10.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
This is a panoramic view of Volcano Waw al-Namus in the Sahara.


{{#if: capmasoala_thumb.jpg | capmasoala_thumb.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Cap Masoala, Madagascar {{#if: Matthias D. Frei | Matthias D. Frei | N/A }} {{#if: GPLv2+ | GPLv2+ | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
This panorama was photographed from the abandoned French lighthouse at the southernmost point of the Masoala peninsula in Madagascar. It provides a spectacular view over the Indian Ocean and the Masoala peninsula that is still mainly covered with rainforest. More information about this particular place can be found here


{{#if: landscape_mbabane_thumb.jpg | landscape_mbabane_thumb.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Mbabane, Swaziland {{#if: Quinton Reissmann | Quinton Reissmann | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{license}}} | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
Mbabane is the capital of the little kingdom of Swaziland. Waterford/Kamhlaba is an international school on a mountain side which prides itself in cultural diversity. In SiSwati "kamhlaba" means "a world in miniature". The actual view is from the sports field where we usually set up the telescope.


{{#if: gizapyramids.jpg | gizapyramids.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Giza Pyramids {{#if: Ricardo Liberato | Ricardo Liberato | N/A }} {{#if: CC BY-SA 2.0 | CC BY-SA 2.0 | N/A }} {{#if: 0.10.x | 0.10.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
Shows a view of the pyramids of Giza looking North East. The main three pyramids (left to right) are Menkaure, Khafre and Khufu. Khafre looks largest in this shot but in fact Khufu is slightly larger than Khafre.


{{#if: Cuatro_Puertas_thumb.jpg | Cuatro_Puertas_thumb.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Cuatro Puertas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands {{#if: Antonio M. López Alonso | Antonio M. López Alonso | N/A }} {{#if: CC-BY-NC | CC-BY-NC | N/A }} {{#if: 0.10.x | 0.10.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
A view from the centre of a circumference carved by ancient Canarians on the top of Cuatro Puertas archaeological site on Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. More information on this site at Proyecto Tarha.


Asia

{{#if: landscape_lamost_thumb.jpg | landscape_lamost_thumb.jpg | Screenshot not available }} LAMOST {{#if: John Wei | John Wei | N/A }} {{#if: N/A | N/A | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
The Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fibre Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST), also known as the Guoshoujing Telescope is a meridian reflecting Schmidt telescope, located in Xinglong Station, Hebei Province, China.


{{#if: landscape_everest_thumb.png | landscape_everest_thumb.png | Screenshot not available }} Mount Everest {{#if: Makc | Makc | N/A }} {{#if: © | © | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
Amazing parorama of the summit of Mount Everest, 8.85 km above sea level. Roddy Mackenzie, who climbed the mountain in 1989, captured the image.


{{#if: landscape_jantar_thumb.png | landscape_jantar_thumb.png | Screenshot not available }} Jantar Mantar {{#if: Barry Perlus & Stellarium team | Barry Perlus & Stellarium team | N/A }} {{#if: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 | CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
Professor Barry Perlus of Cornell University allowed us to use his panoramic photography of one of the Jantar Mantars in India to create this landscape. For more information on these fascinating scientific and architectural works see jantarmantar.org.


{{#if: DelhiDawn_thmb.jpg | DelhiDawn_thmb.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Jantar Mantar at Delhi {{#if: Barry Perlus | Barry Perlus | N/A }} {{#if: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 | CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
Between 1727 and 1734 Maharajah Jai Singh II of Jaipur constructed five astronomical observatories in west central India. The observatories, or "Jantar Mantars" as they are commonly known, incorporate multiple buildings of unique form, each with a specialized function for astronomical measurement. For more information on these fascinating scientific and architectural works see jantarmantar.org.


{{#if: JaipurDay_thmb.jpg | JaipurDay_thmb.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Jantar Mantar at Jaipur {{#if: Barry Perlus | Barry Perlus | N/A }} {{#if: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 | CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
Between 1727 and 1734 Maharajah Jai Singh II of Jaipur constructed five astronomical observatories in west central India. The observatories, or "Jantar Mantars" as they are commonly known, incorporate multiple buildings of unique form, each with a specialized function for astronomical measurement. For more information on these fascinating scientific and architectural works see jantarmantar.org.


{{#if: JaiPrakash_thmb.jpg | JaiPrakash_thmb.jpg | Screenshot not available }} The Jai Prakash Instrument at the Jaipur Observatory {{#if: Barry Perlus | Barry Perlus | N/A }} {{#if: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 | CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
Between 1727 and 1734 Maharajah Jai Singh II of Jaipur constructed five astronomical observatories in west central India. The observatories, or "Jantar Mantars" as they are commonly known, incorporate multiple buildings of unique form, each with a specialized function for astronomical measurement. For more information on these fascinating scientific and architectural works see jantarmantar.org.


Australasia

{{#if: beaumont-hills.jpg | beaumont-hills.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Beaumont Hills, Sydney, Australia {{#if: Barry Gerdes | Barry Gerdes | N/A }} {{#if: GPLv2+ | GPLv2+ | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
Barry made an interesting multiple-image landscape from the rooftop of his house. You can find a detailed account of how this was done in the Stellarium User Guide.


{{#if: transit-hill.jpg | transit-hill.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Transit Hill, Lord Howe Island, Australia {{#if: Graeme Ewing | Graeme Ewing | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{license}}} | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
Graeme Ewing Contributed this panorama of the astronomically significant and visually stunning Transit Hill site Northeast of Sydney, Australia.


{{#if: landscape_penneshaw_thumb.png | landscape_penneshaw_thumb.png | Screenshot not available }} Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, Australia {{#if: Clive Nelson | Clive Nelson | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{license}}} | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
Penneshaw is a small township at the Northwest end of Kangaroo Island, off the coast of South Australia. In the north is the entrance to Gulf St Vincent and the Australian mainland. In the east is the Penneshaw township, To the west, on the horizon, is Kingscote, the main town on Kangaroo Island.


{{#if: landscape_largsbay_thumb.jpg | landscape_largsbay_thumb.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Largs Bay in South Australia {{#if: Martin Lewicki | Martin Lewicki | N/A }} {{#if: GPL | GPL | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
Panoramic view of Largs Bay in South Australia 8 panel old style landscape. Largs Pier Hotel facade in SSE and Largs Bay Sailing Club due east. Jetty extends to Gulf St Vincent to the west.


Europe

{{#if: Calern.jpg | Calern.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Station d'observation du plateau de Calern, Caussols, France {{#if: Florentin Millour | Florentin Millour | N/A }} {{#if: CeCILL 2.1 | CeCILL 2.1 | N/A }} {{#if: 0.12+ | 0.12+ | N/A }} {{#if: English, Français | English, Français | English }}
This panorama was taken at the Calern observing station from the Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur. (43°45′00.0″N, 6°56′00.0″E). File size: 15 MB. Resolution: 4096x2048 pixels.

Note: A high-resolution version (8192x4096) is also available for beefy computers


{{#if: seppensen_thumb.png | seppensen_thumb.png | Screenshot not available }} Seppensen, Buchholz in der Nordheide, Germany {{#if: Torsten Narjes | Torsten Narjes | N/A }} {{#if: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 | CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 | N/A }} {{#if: 0.12+ | 0.12+ | N/A }} {{#if: English, German | English, German | English }}
This panorama was taken in May 2014 on a meadow between the Distelweg football playground and the horse pasture at Thomasfeldweg in Buchholz-Seppensen (53°18′11.5″N, 9°51′54.9″E). Seppensen is a rural part of Buchholz, a 40,000-inhabitant town in the German state of Lower Saxony approximately 30 km SW of Hamburg. File size: 11.4 MB. Resolution: 4096x2048 pixels.


{{#if: tuetsbergwest_thumb.png | tuetsbergwest_thumb.png | Screenshot not available }} Tuetsberg West, Lueneburg Heath, Germany {{#if: Torsten Narjes | Torsten Narjes | N/A }} {{#if: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 | CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 | N/A }} {{#if: 0.12+ | 0.12+ | N/A }} {{#if: English, German | English, German | English }}
This panorama was taken in April 2014 on the western "slope" of Tuetsberg hill (117 m), located in one of the major central heathland stretches of Lueneburg Heath national park (53°07′09.4″N, 9°53′51.0″E). File size: 11.1 MB. Resolution: 4096x2048 pixels.


{{#if: sahlenburgstrand_thumb.png | sahlenburgstrand_thumb.png | Screenshot not available }} Sahlenburg Beach, Cuxhaven, Germany {{#if: Torsten Narjes | Torsten Narjes | N/A }} {{#if: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 | CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 | N/A }} {{#if: 0.12+ | 0.12+ | N/A }} {{#if: English, German | English, German | English }}
This panorama was taken in April 2014 in Cuxhaven on Sahlenburg Beach, beach access point Wernerwaldstrasse (53°51′33.5″N, 8°35′22.3″E). Cuxhaven is a well-known seaside resort and harbour town in northern Germany. The Wernerwald forest (SE) is visible, as well as the Wadden Sea with the Isle of Neuwerk (NW). File size: 10.9 MB. Resolution: 4096x2048 pixels.


{{#if: brunsberg_thumb.png | brunsberg_thumb.png | Screenshot not available }} Brunsberg, Buchholz in der Nordheide, Germany {{#if: Torsten Narjes | Torsten Narjes | N/A }} {{#if: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 | CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 | N/A }} {{#if: 0.12+ | 0.12+ | N/A }} {{#if: English, German | English, German | English }}
This panorama was taken in September 2014 - at the peak of heather flowering season - on Brunsberg hill (129 m above sea level) in Buchholz i.d.N. on the NW edge of Lueneburg Heath (53°18′01.0″N, 9°49′55.7″E). Brunsberg hill offers nearly a 360° view over large parts of the western Nordheide including Wilseder Berg hill (169 m), the highest elevation in the NW German lowlands. File size: 10.0 MB. Resolution: 4096x2048 pixels.


{{#if: schmoelenerduene_thumb.png | schmoelenerduene_thumb.png | Screenshot not available }} Schmoelen Dune, Doemitz (Elbe), Germany {{#if: Torsten Narjes | Torsten Narjes | N/A }} {{#if: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 | CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 | N/A }} {{#if: 0.12+ | 0.12+ | N/A }} {{#if: English, German | English, German | English }}
This panorama was taken in April 2015 on the windward side of Schmoelen Dune in the Loecknitz/Elbe valley near Doemitz (53°07′25.0″N, 11°17′34.1″E). With its size of 2 km in length, 600 m in width, and a height of more than 30 m above ground level, Schmoelen Dune is Europe's largest inland dune. File size: 12.7 MB. Resolution: 4096x2048 pixels.


{{#if: gnevsdorferwehr_thumb.png | gnevsdorferwehr_thumb.png | Screenshot not available }} Gnevsdorf Weir, Prignitz, Germany {{#if: Torsten Narjes | Torsten Narjes | N/A }} {{#if: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 | CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 | N/A }} {{#if: 0.12+ | 0.12+ | N/A }} {{#if: English, German | English, German | English }}
This panorama was taken in May 2014 on the Gnevsdorf Weir island (52°54′25.5″N, 11°53′00.0″E) at the confluence point of rivers Elbe and Havel (Gnevsdorfer Vorfluter) in Gnevsdorf near Ruehstaedt, a village famous for its large population of breeding white storks during spring and summer. File size: 10.3 MB. Resolution: 4096x2048 pixels.


{{#if: thumbn10.png | thumbn10.png | Screenshot not available }} Mémorial de la Ferme de Richemont, Saucauts, France {{#if: Rubeluta Valentin | Rubeluta Valentin | N/A }} {{#if: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 | CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 | N/A }} {{#if: 0.10.x | 0.10.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
Observation site at 25 Km from Bordeaux - France (a fine mask of light has been added to N where the city is). This place is located at 44.62 N 0.63 E and it is the observation place of the astronomy club: AG33. This landscape is 4096 pixels wide and file size is about 25 MB. The 2048 pixels version - 6.7 MB, can be downloaded here.


{{#if: ependes-thumbnail.png | ependes-thumbnail.png | Screenshot not available }} Épendes Observatory, Fribourg, Switzerland {{#if: Nicolas Martignoni | Nicolas Martignoni | N/A }} {{#if: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 | CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 | N/A }} {{#if: 0.10+ | 0.10+ | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
The Épendes Observatory (46°45′45″N 7°08′22″E) is located near the city of Fribourg, Switzerland. The images for this landscape were taken in August 2006. The landscape comes in three resolutions (1024 / 2048 / 4096). File size is about 2.4 MB.

Note: If you have problems with this landscape (landscape doesn't appear because of low memory on the graphic chip), use the corresponding old style landscape below or use a smaller resolution (see the README file in the package).


{{#if: ependes-thumbnail.png | ependes-thumbnail.png | Screenshot not available }} Épendes Observatory, Fribourg, Switzerland {{#if: Nicolas Martignoni | Nicolas Martignoni | N/A }} {{#if: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 | CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 | N/A }} {{#if: 0.10+ | 0.10+ | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
The Épendes Observatory (46°45′45″N 7°08′22″E) is located near the city of Fribourg, Switzerland. The images for this landscape were taken in August 2006. This landscape (old style format) is intended to be used on older configurations, where spherical landscape (above) doesn't appear because of low memory on the graphic chip. File size is about 2.4 MB.


{{#if: kuffi.png | kuffi.png | Screenshot not available }} Kuffner Observatory, Vienna, Austria {{#if: Michael Prokosch | Michael Prokosch | N/A }} {{#if: CC BY-ND 3.0 | CC BY-ND 3.0 | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
A view from the outskirts of Vienna. Moriz Edler von Kuffner's observatory (48°12'48"N 16°23'48"E) was built in the 1880s in todays 16th district of Vienna. The pictures on the wall were added to acknowledge it's rich history, including the still largest heliometer worldwide. This landscape was created in late summer 2013. File size is roughly 15.6 MB.


{{#if: wurania.png | wurania.png | Screenshot not available }} Urania Observatory, Vienna, Austria {{#if: Michael Prokosch | Michael Prokosch | N/A }} {{#if: CC BY-ND 3.0 | CC BY-ND 3.0 | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
The Urania Observatory (48°12′41.88″N 16°23′1.53″E) is located right in the middle of the city of Vienna, capital of Austria. Built in 1910 under emporer Franz Joseph I. it's the countries oldest non-scientifical observatory still in use for people's education. This landscape was taken in August 2011. If you are not distracted by the stars, you can even see St. Stephan's cathedral, the Viennese Giant Wheel and the Danube Canal. File size is about 11.5 MB.


{{#if: Thumbnail.png | Thumbnail.png | Screenshot not available }} Port of La Guardia, Galicia, Spain {{#if: Quiero Regresar a mi Planeta | Quiero Regresar a mi Planeta | N/A }} {{#if: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 | CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 | N/A }} {{#if: 0.10.x | 0.10.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
La Guardia is a fishing village in Galicia, in the NW. of Spain. This landscape was taken on the 19/07/2008. KMZ file.


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Castro Laboreiro is a village in Melgaço, in the NW. of Portugal. This landscape was taken on the 15/08/2010. Kmz file.


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Lying at 3580m in the Bernese Alps, the Jungfraujoch is often dubbed "Top of Europe". It has been home to an astronomical observation station for more than 80 years. The spherical landscape was created from 20 images taken on June 29th, 2008, at 1015, from the lower terrace of the Sphinx Obervatory. The landscape comes in three resolutions (1024 / 2048 / 4096).


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This is a complete high resolution panoramic view of the St Peter's Square, City of Vatican.

Gianfranco Mazzani photographed this panorama in july 2004 by using a Nikon Coolpix 8700, and stitched the original 10 pictures together into a spherical panorama using Hugin program. The panorama has been than cutted into 8 alfa channel pictures and re-dimensioned the width to 2048 pixel and then dimensioned the height to 32 cm by using Photoschop elements 2.


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The Frantoio Rodiano (Rodiano oil press) is situated on the foot of Mount Gargano in Puglia / Italy. Just a few kilometers uphill lies Monte Sant'Angelo, the famous stop for christian pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem. Stargazing has been kin to this region for milleniae: the oldest graves found in the Frantoio's vicinity date back to pre-etruscan times, and the famous Castel del Monte, an astronomical observation in itself, is not far either. The spherical landscape was created from 8 images taken on September 20th, 2010, at 1707, from the uppermost terrace of the Frantoio Rodiano. The landscape comes in three resolutions (1024 / 2048 / 4096).


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This high resolution landscape was built with hugin from 20 photos taken in October 2007. It is located on top of the highest mountain on La Palma, Canary Islands. You can see the Buildings of the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos, one of them is the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) which is the greatest telescope in the world today (10.4m diameter).


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This high resolution landscape was taken in April 2007 by Rob. Johan helped with the post production. The result is a very high quality landscape.


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The original English Garden landscape was re-constructed by Barry Gerdes as an old_style landscape. This means that it can be used with video hardware which cannot cope with single very large texture files, and yet preserves the resolution of the landscape (by splitting the images into multiple files). Try this is the original English Garden landscapes doesn't load on your computer.


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This landscape was taken from the the peak of Drei Schwestern, a mountain top in Liechtenstein. The view includes parts of Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria and beyond Lake Constance (Bodensee) even a piece of Germany. File size is about 2.2 MB.


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Steinar Midtskogen sent this huge (17 MiB!) spherical landscape image of Voksenlia, Oslo, Norway (59°58'14N, 10°38'57E, alt=348m). (Currently not working with version 0.9.0).


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Friedrich Noelle took a nice panorama of Observatory Hill, Edinburgh which Barry converted into a Stellarium landscape.


{{#if: sight_thumb.jpg | sight_thumb.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Sighthill stone circle, Glasgow, Scotland {{#if: Grahame Gardner | Grahame Gardner | N/A }} {{#if: | | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
Sighthill stone circle is a modern stone ring constructed in 1979 by amateur astronomer and SF writer Duncan Lunan. Located next to the M8 motorway in Glasgow city centre, yet with surprisingly good views, the circle has alignments to the solsticial solar rises and settings and the lunar standstills. Alignments to the rising of Rigel are included for 1979 AD and 1800 BC. The circle has a central stone, which is not shown in this landscape. As of 2014 the area is scheduled for redevelopment, although the Council have promised that the stone circle will be relocated somehwere in the vicinity of its present location. It was still there at winter solstice 2015 when this NEW landscape was created. (13MB)


{{#if: beech_thumb.jpg | beech_thumb.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Beech Hill stone circle, nr. Nutley, E. Sussex, England {{#if: Grahame Gardner | Grahame Gardner | N/A }} {{#if: | | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
Beech Hill is a modern stone ring constructed in 2000 by Ivan McBeth and Richard Creightmore of The Geomancy Group www.geomancygroup.org. Located in the Ashdown Forest, the circle's main alignment is to the Pole Star, denoted by the angled outlier. (2.2MB)


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Callanish is arguably the finest megalithic monument in the British Isles, and is just the largest site in a vast complex of interconnected monuments designed to observe the southern major standstills of the moon. From this position at the end of the avenue, the moon is seen to set behind the rocky outcrop of Cnoc-an-Tursa, only to 're-gleam' in the centre of the main circle a short time afterwards. (4MB)


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This delightful little double-concentric stone circle is the first site you come to when visiting the Machrie Moor complex of megalithic sites on Arran. Although not the most spectactular site in the group, it is one of the most complete and has good views. (7.3MB)


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One of the best stone rings in the Lake District, second only to Castlerigg. This circle is quite remote but the walk is well worth the effort. The entrance is aligned to the midwinter sunrise according to Alexander Thom. (12.3MB)


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This wonderful ancient stone circle stands on a plateau amid the rolling Shropshire hills and is loved by walkers, dowsers and Wiccans alike. April 2010 - new version uploaded, featuring improved centre camera position based on Alexander Thom's geometry and improved alignments. (1.8MB)


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The North circle of the largest megalithic complex in Europe. In the background you can just make out the Red Lion pub. (1MB)


{{#if: Tor_tb.jpg | Tor_tb.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, England {{#if: Ian Pegler | Ian Pegler | N/A }} {{#if: | | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
The Tor with its iconic Tower of St. Michael is one of the most recognisable landmarks in England. At the cross-quarter day nearest the Celtic festival of Samhain (early November time) the Sun sets as it passes by the doorway of the tower.

The famous St. Michael ley-line runs through here. (3.6MB)


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This ruined Cistercian abbey dates to 1200 but may be the site of a much earlier Dark Age settlement with a very early Christian church. (2.5MB)


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Johan photographed this panorama in June 2006 and stitched it together into a spherical panorama that can be used with Stellarium. You see sandstone cliffs on the Atlantic coast of southern Portugal, a lighthouse, and a natural bridge.


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This is the site of the Bern Astronomical Society's observing site.


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This is a small village between Moscow's and Kaluga's regions, in 130 km south-west of Moscow (55°18'32.46N, 36°26'42.06E, alt=195).


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Sylvain photographed this panorama in February 2007 and stitched it together into a spherical panorama that can be used with Stellarium. This is the panoramic view from the amateur 60cm telescope dome from T60 Association, installed at Pic du Midi Observatory.


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Sylvain photographed this panorama in February 2007 and stitched it together into a spherical panorama that can be used with Stellarium. This is the panoramic view from the terrasse of the professional 106cm telescope at Pic du Midi Observatory (France).


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This is a 270° fisheye panorama created from 40 photos using Hugin. It shows the River Rivelin in Sheffield in the middle of April 2007. The fringes (twigs and tree tops) where dimmed out using The Gimp. The overexposed parts of the horizon have been removed. Copyright (C) 2007, Jan Wedekind, Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike License 2.0


{{#if: landscape_ares_thumb.jpg | landscape_ares_thumb.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Ares, Galicia, Spain {{#if: Rubén Castiñeiras Lorenzo | Rubén Castiñeiras Lorenzo | N/A }} {{#if: | | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
Ares is a small fishing village in Galicia, in the NW of Spain, close to the city of Ferrol. The 360 degree image was taken at the noon of August 6th, 2007, just in front of the "Paseo Rosalía de Castro". It has been made with 17 photos, stitched with Hugin 0.7 beta 4 and retouched with the Gimp 2.2.17.


{{#if: landscape_ovindoli_thumb.jpg | landscape_ovindoli_thumb.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Ovindoli, Italy {{#if: Pierluigi Panunzi | Pierluigi Panunzi | N/A }} {{#if: | | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
Ovindoli is a famous ski resort in central Italy.


{{#if: rustrel.jpg | rustrel.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Rustrel, France {{#if: Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz | Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz | N/A }} {{#if: | | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
This is a panoramic view of the Colorado de Rustrel in "Les Sentiers de l'Ocre et du Fer", Provence, France.


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High resolution 360° landscape taken at "LaPelosa" beach in Stintino (SS) Sardinia \ Italy - Europe \ Mediterranean Sea.


{{#if: vatican.jpg | vatican.jpg | Screenshot not available }} St Peter's Square, Vatican {{#if: Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz | Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz | N/A }} {{#if: | | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
This is a panoramic view of the St Peter's Square. City of Vatican. Some parts of the buildings are missing, not enough pictures... This site is part of UNESCO World Heritage.


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High resolution 360° landscape taken at Larvotto beach in Munegu \ Monaco - MC (MonteCarlo) - Europe \ Mediterraneum Sea - Ligurian Sea.


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A new bridge is being built across de bay. The 360° panorama image was taken at noon of September 10th, 2012, from the pier of the small marina just closed to the Cadiz head of the bridge.

The final picture is the result of stitching 11 frames, taken out of a 63 seconds full HD video, using PhotoStitch and Gimp 2.6.8.


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This is a panoramic view from the roof of the Secondary School of Cocentaina, a little town of the Pais Valencià (Spain), in the mountains that are between Valencia and Alicante, where I teach Astronomy with the help of Stellarium.


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This landscape shows the tulipfields in spring (may 2008) in Schagerbrug, North Holland. It's an old_style landscape. (file is 4.5 Mb)


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This landscape shows the Oude Meer (Old Lake) in the Sonse Heide in Son (close to Eindhoven). (file is 5.4 MB)


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Panoramic view of installations. Previously the site was used as a nuclear lauching pad. Now days, Sirene accepts everybody for astronomical observations. (File is 11 Mb)


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This is the geographical center of Iceland, a barren pass between glaciers. Being sheltered from southern vinds by the huge Vatnajökull glacier, a great cold mass which then eliminates most humididy from the air, makes the place unusually good for stargazing. Old-style landscape, resolution is a bit low. (File is 1.1 Mb)


{{#if: woodhenge_winter_solstice_sunset_ts.png | woodhenge_winter_solstice_sunset_ts.png | Screenshot not available }} Woodhenge near Stonehenge {{#if: Hugo Jenks | Hugo Jenks | N/A }} {{#if: | | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
Woodhenge near Stonehenge was constructed around 2200 BC. It comprised numerous wooden posts set into the chalky ground. These posts of course decayed, and their positions today are marked with concrete cylinders.

The posts are arranged, in plan view, as a series of concentric egg shapes. The axis of the egg shapes aligns approximately with summer solstice sunrise.


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Was it an observatory? Yes indeed it was! The alignment of the monument with the summer solstice sunrise has been well known for many years. The alignment with the winter solstice sunset may have been more significant. For the first time, many additional alignments are published, and are detailed here: www.brontovox.co.uk These alignments demonstrate that Stonehenge was primarily a functional scientific instrument, used for measuring angles. The angles of interest were the rising and setting bearings of the sun, moon, and stars. It was therefore possible to map the entire visible sky.


{{#if: rila.jpg | rila.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Rila Monastery, Bulgaria {{#if: Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz | Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz | N/A }} {{#if: | | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
This is a panoramic view of the Rila Monastery in Bulgaria. This building is quite high so the sky area is not really large. This site is part of UNESCO World Heritage.


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Panoramic view of the Silistar Beach in Bulgaria. See this panorama here Flash pano.


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Panoramic view of the Saint Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Bulgaria. See this panorama here Flash pano.


{{#if: rousse.jpg | rousse.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Statue of Freedom, Rousse, Bulgaria {{#if: BG360 | BG360 | N/A }} {{#if: | | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
Panoramic view from the center of Rousse in Bulgaria. See this panorama here Flash pano.


{{#if: thumbnail-dm.jpg | thumbnail-dm.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Central Munich {{#if: Markus Dähne | Markus Dähne | N/A }} {{#if: | | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
This landscape shows the view from the Eastern observatory of the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany. During public observing sessions, Stellarium is used to help explain the sky :-)


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This landscape was developed from a panoramic picture of the Leist in Switzerland (2222m). The picture was taken during a hiking tour from Tanenboden to the top of the Leist.


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This landscape depicts Stonehenge - the famous prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, Southern England.


{{#if: avignon.jpg | avignon.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Place du Palais des Papes, Avignon {{#if: Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz | Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz | N/A }} {{#if: | | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
This is a panoramic view of the Place du Palais des Papes in Avignon. France. This site is part of UNESCO World Heritage.


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This is a panoramic view of the Pont d'Avignon (aka Bridge Saint-Bénezet) in Avignon. France. This site is part of UNESCO World Heritage.


{{#if: orange.jpg | orange.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Roman Theatre of Orange {{#if: Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz | Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz | N/A }} {{#if: | | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
This is a panoramic view of the Roman Theatre of Orange- France. This site is part of UNESCO World Heritage.


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Panorama from the grassy roof of the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge University, UK in March.


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Panorama from Grantchester Meadows, Cambridgeshire, UK in March. Flat horizon.


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This is a panoramic view of the Pico do Areeiro, the second highest point of the island. Madeira Island - Portugal.


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This landscape was taken from the Caniga Country, near Sassari in Sardinia, Italy.


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A nearly flat rural landscape in southern Spain. The site has very dark skies and a view down to about 3° to the south.


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Vauvenargues Observatory located near Aix-en-Provence, France.


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Saint Michel Bay - Serre Ponçon lake, Alpes - France.


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La Guardia is a fishing village in Galicia, in the NW. of Spain. This landscape was taken on the 19/07/2008 at 12:38 p.m.


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A view from a garden in the village of Uvalno, Czech Republic.


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View from the roof of the observatory of Gymnasium Šentvid, Ljubljana, Slovenia.


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View of the old quarter.


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Site of the old military airfield.


{{#if: Thumbnail.png | Thumbnail.png | Screenshot not available }} Port of La Guardia, Galicia, Spain {{#if: Quiero Regresar a mi Planeta | Quiero Regresar a mi Planeta | N/A }} {{#if: | | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
La Guardia is a fishing village in Galicia, in the NW. of Spain. This landscape was taken on the 19/07/2008.

Kmz file


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Castro Laboreiro is a village in Melgaço, in the NW. of Portugal. This landscape was taken on the 15/08/2010.

Castle of Castro Laboreiro 13th Century, Melgaço, Portugal Kmz file


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The Frantoio Rodiano (Rodiano oil press) is situated on the foot of Mount Gargano in Puglia / Italy. Just a few kilometers uphill lies Monte Sant'Angelo, the famous stop for christian pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem. Stargazing has been kin to this region for milleniae: the oldest graves found in the Frantoio's vicinity date back to pre-etruscan times, and the famous Castel del Monte, an astronomical observation in itself, is not far either. The spherical landscape was created from 8 images taken on September 20th, 2010, at 1707, from the uppermost terrace of the Frantoio Rodiano. The landscape comes in three resolutions (1024 / 2048 / 4096).


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This is a panoramic view from the top of old Water Tower 56m above ground, constructed 1906/07, in Lueneburg, a town with many retained medieval houses. Northern Germany.


{{#if: gas-gao.jpg | gas-gao.jpg | Screenshot not available }} GAS GAO, Russia {{#if: Andrey Kuznetsov | Andrey Kuznetsov | N/A }} {{#if: | | N/A }} {{#if: 0.10.x | 0.10.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
Russia, Caucasus. The astronomical science station on the mountain Shadjatmaz. This is the view from amateur's observatory (by Andrey Kuznetsov, Sergey Kiselev).


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North Caucasus, Elbrus.


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Cozy russian village, 50 km northwest from Tver.


{{#if: junost.jpg | junost.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Jynost', Russia {{#if: Jerfolld | Jerfolld | N/A }} {{#if: | | N/A }} {{#if: 0.10.x | 0.10.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
Russia, Tver, st. Planernaya.


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Cuneo, Italy.


{{#if: granholmstoppen-stellarium-landscapes-summer.jpg | granholmstoppen-stellarium-landscapes-summer.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Granholmstoppen Summer, Sweden {{#if: Leo Sutic | Leo Sutic | N/A }} {{#if: CC BY-NC-SA | CC BY-NC-SA | N/A }} {{#if: 0.10.x | 0.10.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
This landscape was taken during a summer evening from the top of Granholmstoppen, an artificial hill in north-western Stockholm, Sweden.


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This landscape was taken during a winter night from the top of Granholmstoppen, an artificial hill in north-western Stockholm, Sweden.


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KAIRA (Kilpisjarvi Atmospheric Imaging Receiver Array) is a project of the Sodankyla Geophysical Observatory. KAIRA is a dual array of omni-directional VHF radio antennas, principally funded by the University of Oulu in Finland. It makes extensive use of the proven LOFAR antenna and digital signal-processing hardware, and can act as either a stand-alone passive receiver, as a receiver for the EISCAT VHF incoherent scatter radar in Tromso, or for use in conjunction with other Fenno-Scandinavian VHF experiments. In additional to being a powerful observing instrument in its own right, KAIRA will act as a pathfinder for technologies to be used in the proposed EISCAT_3D radar system.


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Panorama from within 2014 crop circle near Raisting Radome, Bavaria, Germany, 50 kilometres away from Munich, beside the earth station of the US-firm "Emerging Markets Communications Inc. (EMC)".


North America

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The United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, was established in 1802, at a location originally used by the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. The photos used to assemble this landscape were taken from the parade field at West Point during Branch Week. Visible in front of Washington Hall one can see, among other things, two AH-64 Apache helicopters, two CH-47 Chinook helicopters, a Stryker armored fighting vehicle, and an M-1 Abrams Tank.


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A view of the Mount Wilson Observatory, where the expansion of the Universe was discovered. The 60 inch telescope dome can be seen to the South-West, and one of the 6 CHARA array telescopes is visible to the East.


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Hiram made this panorama for the KidsKnowIt Network's outreach program.


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This panorama was made using Nasa's WorldWind. Screenshots were taken at 45 degree increments. The screenshots were layered and stitched together, and then offset until the the Northern mountains were aligned. A landscape such as this could be made of any location in the world. There is a plug-in for WorldWind called "BigScreenshot," that may make the process easier, but not automate it. A plug-in could be written to do this entire process automatically.


{{#if: thumbnail.jpg | thumbnail.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Berkeley, California, USA {{#if: Lee Trampleasure Amosslee | Lee Trampleasure Amosslee | N/A }} {{#if: | | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
This panorama is centered at the Cesar Chavez Memorial Solar Calendar at the Berkeley Marina. The solar calendar has large stones that line up with the sunrises and sunsets at the equinoxes and solstices. 4096X2048 PNG photo, 8.3MB, or 2048x1024 PNG photo 2.1MB. In the larger photo, I painted the Golden Gate bridge to make it stand out a bit more. Credits and location can be found in the landscapes.ini file. Please include credits if you use/distribute this version.


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This landscape was taken to help encourage students to learn about science and astronomy using Stellarium. The panorama was taken at the playground area of Chesterton Elementary School on October 23, 2011. The image was constructed using the Multiple Image Method using 8 overlapping images to provide a high level of detail. The original composite panorama image was 22442 (width) x 2418 (height) pixels . Composite photo reduced to 5 equally sized photos of 2048 by 1024 pixels. Many trees created complex horizon background but left details, such as tether-ball poles, in place during transparency development to keep landscape realistic. The lines of the playground provide an interesting perspective with Stellarium.


{{#if: WalkwayScreenshot.png | WalkwayScreenshot.png | Screenshot not available }} Walkway Over The Hudson, New York, USA {{#if: Eric Myers | Eric Myers | N/A }} {{#if: CC-BY-NC | CC-BY-NC | N/A }} {{#if: 0.11.x | 0.11.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
Walkway Over The Hudson Historic State Park spans the Hudson river in the state of New York between Poughkeepsie and Highland. It was originally a railroad bridge, which was completed in 1889 and was in service until 1974, when it was closed after a fire. The bridge is 1.28 miles long, with the center deck 212 feet above the river (which is at sea level —- the river actually flows both directions with the ocean tides far inland beyond Poughkeepsie). The bridge was later refurbished into a pedestrian walkway, which opened in 2009, becoming the longest footbridge in the world.


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On the beach near 2nd Street, in Ocean City, Maryland, USA


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This landscape was taken behind my house in New Port Richey, Florida.


{{#if: eltajin.jpg | eltajin.jpg | Screenshot not available }} El Tajin, Mexico {{#if: Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz | Xavier Bonnefoy-Cudraz | N/A }} {{#if: | | N/A }} {{#if: 0.9.x | 0.9.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
This is a panoramic view of the prehispanic city of El Tajin. Theses ruins are part of UNESCO World Heritage.


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This is a panoramic view of the Zocalo (Plaza de la Constitución) of Mexico Ciudad.


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This is a panoramic view of the Cuadrangulo de las Monjas in Pre-Hispanic Town of Uxmal. This site is part of UNESCO World Heritage.


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View from Farrand Field at the University, with the Flatirons to the southwest. (File is 2.9 Mb)


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Pyramid Island dark sky observation site in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada - world's largest Dark Sky Preserve. This site is only 15 min from the town of Jasper, yet nearly perfectly dark. The panorama was taken just before sunset in October 2011.


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A view of Heritage Park Museum, Terrace, British Columbia, Canada. It was photographed in August, 2011.

The full panorama, including sky, can be viewed at 360Cities.

This collection of early 20th Century log buildings shows the diverse construction styles used by immigrant settlers of the Skeena Valley. The two story Kalum Lake Hotel is the centrepiece of the park. To the right of the hotel a summer student talks with two of the fifteen or so young visitors attending a children's day.


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Plaines d'Abraham (Partie du Site historique des Champs de Bataille Nationaux), Québec, Qc, Canada. This landscape was taken with a Fuji FinePix S2000-HD camera on 2011.08.14.


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Ville de Percé, Québec, Qc, Canada. This landscape was taken with a Fuji FinePix S2000-HD camera on 2012-08-18 15:07.


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Grand-Barachois (Facing the south of Prince-Edward-Island, near Cap-Pelé), New-Brunswick, Canada. This landscape was taken with a Fuji FinePix S2000-HD camera on 2011-07-16 at 21:02.

Among the most beautiful sunsets ever seen, and where people are of the most nice and welcoming.


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Dark Sky Viewing Area located north of Erinsville, in the county of Lennox & Addington, Ontario, Canada. This landscape was taken with a Fuji FinePix S1000fd camera on 2016-05-23 18:30.


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This is a panorama I took near the peak of Mount Shea in northern British Columbia, Canada. My goal was to create an ultra high resolution landscape of a very remote, illumination-free area of Canada. It is also a tone-mapped HDR. If you'd like to see other photos from the voyage, see http://alcazarmountain.com/shea


South America

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The Very Large Telescope Project (VLT) is a system of four separate optical telescopes (the Antu telescope, the Kueyen telescope, the Melipal telescope, and the Yepun telescope) organized in an array formation. Each telescope has an 8.2 m aperture. The array is complemented by three movable Auxiliary Telescopes (ATs) of 1.8 m aperture. The project is organized by the ESO.


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This is a panoramic view of the Parque National Los Cardones near the village of Cachi.


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This is a panoramic view of the Laguna Verde and Laguna Blanca under the Juriques (5704m) and Licancabur (5920m) Volcanos. These lakes are located in Reserva Nacional Eduardo Avaroa, Bolivia.


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Euler is the nearby telescope that can be seen in the west. It is operated by the University of Geneva, and its main duty is the quest of extrasolar planets. The New Technology Telescope (NTT) shows up just behind Euler's control room, Tarot is in due south, and finally the venerable ESO 3.6 meter telescope sits on its hill in the southeast. The panorama was taken on September 3, 2010, at about 7:25 local time, a wonderful sunrise after a snowy night. Screenshots


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Wanderson Nunes Ferreira photographed this panorama in the Brazilian city of Divinópolis in March 2011 and stitched it together into a spherical panorama that can be used with Stellarium.


Polar regions

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Panoramic view of the station installed at Dome C, Antarctica.


{{#if: nyalesund1.png | nyalesund1.png | Screenshot not available }} Arctic Research Village Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard {{#if: Rene Buergi | Rene Buergi | N/A }} {{#if: CC-BY 4.0 | CC-BY 4.0 | N/A }} {{#if: 0.10.x | 0.10.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
View from the roof of the AWIPEV Observatory in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard. The panorama shows the research village and the Kongsfjord from the atmospheric observatory which is run by the Alfred-Wegener-Institute and the Institut Polaire Paul-Emile Victor. Set with variable image resolution.


{{#if: nyalesund2.png | nyalesund2.png | Screenshot not available }} Arctic Research Village Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard (with lidar) {{#if: Rene Buergi | Rene Buergi | N/A }} {{#if: CC-BY 4.0 | CC-BY 4.0 | N/A }} {{#if: 0.10.x | 0.10.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
View from the roof of the AWIPEV Observatory in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard. The panorama shows the research village and the Kongsfjord from the atmospheric observatory which is run by the Alfred-Wegener-Institute and the Institut Polaire Paul-Emile Victor. Set with variable image resolution.


Special

{{#if: simple.jpg | simple.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Simple {{#if: Alexander Wolf | Alexander Wolf | N/A }} {{#if: Public Domain | Public Domain | N/A }} {{#if: 0.10.x | 0.10.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
Simple semi-transparent texture for Stellarium.


{{#if: field.jpg | field.jpg | Screenshot not available }} Field {{#if: Dimwick | Dimwick | N/A }} {{#if: Public Domain | Public Domain | N/A }} {{#if: 0.10.x | 0.10.x | N/A }} {{#if: | {{{lang}}} | English }}
This is a simple dark green ground plane that is used to obscure the stars that are below the horizon.


Contributions

Please feel free to contribute your own custom landscapes here. Make thumbnails 200x114 pixels to fit with the rest of the page. Please include a location section in your landscape.ini file with the longitude, latitude, altitude and planet for the location of the landscape (see one of the pre-existing landscapes for an example).

To find out more about how to create a landscape, see the Stellarium User Guide, and examine existing landscapes. If you are having problems, posting to the forums is a good way to get some advice.

Important note on image dimensions

IMPORTANT: Make sure all textures have dimensions which are integer powers of 2, i.e. 256, 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16384, ... e.g. 4096 by 1024, 2048 by 2048 and so on.

This is a limitation of OpenGL. Some video hardware will work OK with images with different image dimensions, but many will not display properly, suffer vastly reduced frame rates, and even crash the computer.

Please make sure all contributed landscapes conform to these requirements, or your link may be removed.

Be aware that many people's video hardware cannot handle very large textures. This is hardware and driver dependent. A typical maximum image size is 2048x2048 or 4096x4096.

Package contents

Please package your landscape in a .zip file with all files inside a directory in the .zip file. This should be unique to your landscape, and it would be nice it it was all lower-case with no spaces.

You should also include a readme.txt file which describes the landscape and specifies any usage restrictions or licensing terms for the images used in the landscape.

Licensing

Before you distribute images as part of a Stellarium landscape, please ensure you are legally entitled to - you must be the copyright holder for the images, or be able to distribute them for use with Stellarium under the terms of some agreement with the copyright holder (e.g. Creative Commons licensed images found on the web).

It is important to explicitly state what use may be made of images for your landscape. This should be done in the readme.txt file inside the .zip file.

We recommend an open source license compatible with Stellarium itself (i.e. the GNU GPL), or one of the Creative Commons licenses.

Example package contents

From the Mars Husband Hill landscape:

Archive:  landscape_mars_husband_hill.zip
  Length     Date   Time    Name
 --------    ----   ----    ----
  1815308  02-05-07 21:02   mars_husband_hill/husband_hill.png
      211  05-28-07 19:44   mars_husband_hill/landscape.ini
     1096  06-04-07 15:21   mars_husband_hill/readme.txt
 --------                   -------
  1816615                   3 files

The readme.txt file should look something like this:

Mars Husband Hill Landscape for Stellarium
==========================================

Description
-----------

This landscape was taken from the NASA Spirit Rover on Mars.


Files
-----

This file (readme.txt) should have come in a zip file with some others
Here is a listing of all the files which should be in the zip file:

  mars/readme.txt
  mars/landscape.ini
  mars/husband_hill.png


Installation & Use
------------------

Unzip the landscape package file in your personal stellarium data
directory, or the <config_root>/landscapes directory.  The location
varyies depending on your operating system.  See the Stellarium
User Guide for per-platform details.

Once you have installed the landscape, open Stellarium and go to the
configuration dialog.  Select the landscapes tab, and select the landscape
from the list of available landscapes.


Credits
-------

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell
http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/panoramas/opportunity/index.html


License
-------

NASA Images are released into the public domain

File encoding

The landscape.ini and readme.txt files should be UTF-8 encoded text or plain ASCII. It's probably a good idea to adopt the Windows line ending encoding, (i.e. CR LF). Both Windows and *nix style line ending encoding should work OK in Stellarium, but Windows users will have an ugly time reading the readme.txt if it uses *nix-style newlines.

Need hosting?

If you have a landscape you would like to share but have no web-space to put it, email to any Stellarium developers and we'll put it on our site.

See also

Tools

The following tools may be useful to people who wish to create their own landscapes:

Program Platform(s) License Notes
Autostitch Windows; may also run on Linux using Wine Shareware/demo Looks like it produces good results. Registered version includes extra types of projection. No source code.
Hugin Linux; FreeBSD; MacOSX; Windows Free/open source (GNU GPL) Hugin is a nice GUI for Panorama Tools
Panorama Tools Linux; FreeBSD; MacOSX; Windows Free/open source (GNU GPL)
Microsoft's Image Composite Editor Windows Free (costless)

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