Install Stellarium 0.18.1 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS /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 planetarium projectors and it is based on QT 5.6


In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Stellarium on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS /16.04

What's New in Stellarium 0.18.1?

Stellarium released this version 0.18.1 with a fix of bugs and some new features are included and below are the major Changes
  • Improvements and fixes for Hierarchical Progressive Surveys [HiPS] support
  • Updated code of plugins
  • Updated code and data
  • Updated GPS handling
  • Added rise, transit and set times for celestial objects
  • Added dithering support
For complete changelog refer this link

Installation Steps

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 0.18.1
sudo apt-get install stellarium
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