Celestia 1.4.0 Released.


Just in time for testing new video cards that magically appeared under
people's Christmas trees, a new release of Celestia is sure to please.

What is Celestia?

Celestia is a cross-platform OpenGL space simulator. By using
state-of-the-art OpenGL it provides an accurate, comprehensive,
educational, and fun space simulation for astronomers and casual users

Celestia/GTK: a front-end designed to require the minimum number of
libraries for the maximum number of features provided by the OpenGL core.

Celestia/GNOME: an expanded Celestia/GTK with GNOME integration features
such as GConf and URL handling.

Where to get more information

The Celestia/GNOME page:


The official Celestia site:


Changes from 1.3.2 to 1.4.0

In the course of over a year, there are literally hundreds of changes.

Full ChangeLog:

Abridged ChangeLog:
* A completely new GTK/GNOME front-end
* A new render mode: OpenGL2.0 / GLSL
* Many new additions and fixes to star catalogs
* Greek naming on celestia objects and UTF-8 throughout
* Several new textures
* GTK version now saves preferences to file
* New Galaxy rendering code
* Implemented Steinicke's catalog of 10610 galaxies
* New Deep-Space-Object code
* Improved comet display
* Many, many more fixes and improvements throughout

Downloading Celestia

Source code:

Celestia/GTK x86 AutoPackage:

Thanks to all the people who made this release possible, especially the
helpful people in #gtk.

--Pat Suwalski

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