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Is Stellarium (partially?) self-contained?

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#1 Gordon Rayner

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 04:30 PM

I have Stellarium on a Windows 6? or 7? desktop, with medium speed phoneline feed (not dialup!).

I have no laptop, nor tablet, nor iPhone, nor Android device, , nor even a cell phone.

If I get a laptop, (for its large screen), load it with Stellarium, and go to a remote site with almost certainly no nearby WiFi , would some or all of Stellarium run with no external input? Or, is there similar software which would run autonomously on a big screen laptop ?

#2 dan777


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Posted 12 April 2013 - 04:57 PM

Yep, Stellarium is self-contained. The only time you need access to the internet is to update the software to a newer version or to add comets or asteroids to Stellarium's object database.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 04:58 PM

I don't think you should have any problem with Stellarium if you're not "connected." I've never had any problems. However, one thing I would do with the current versions is uncheck "Extend search with Simbad" under in the search (F3) options tab. There are probably a few other things to turn off, e.g., uncheck satellite updates.

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