Install Stellarium 0.16.0 on Ubuntu 17.10 /16.04

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Stellarium a free open source planetarium for our personal computer. It will show realistic sky in 3D which is equal to viewing the sky using naked eye or by binoculars

It can be used by setting the coordinates on the planterium projectors and it is based on QT 5.6

In this tutorial i will show you how to install the latest version of Stellarium on Ubuntu 17.10, 17.04  and 16.04

What's New in Stellarium?

Stellarium released this version 0.16.0 with a fix of 38 bugs and some new features are included

New Features

  • RemoteSync plugin, which allows running several connected instances of Stellarium
  • Non spherical models for solar system objects like asteroids and small moons.
  • Solar system config file is now split into two parts.
  • AstroCalc feature extension: What's Up Tonight, graphs, ...
  • DSO: Addition of catalogs of peculiar galaxies
  • New Skycultures: Belarusian, Hawaiian Star Lines
  • Telescope plugin: support for the RTS2 telescope system.
  • Location can now be read from a GPS device.
For complete changelog refer this link

So how to install it?

Step 1: Add the official PPA
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stellarium/stellarium-releases
Step 2: Update the repos
sudo apt-get update
Step 3: Install Stellarium 0.16.0
sudo apt-get install stellarium
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