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Gordon Rayner
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Is Stellarium (partially?) self-contained? new
      #5794991 - 04/12/13 05:30 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 ?

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Reged: 11/16/07

Loc: Indiana
Re: Is Stellarium (partially?) self-contained? new [Re: Gordon Rayner]
      #5795120 - 04/12/13 05:57 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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Reged: 10/28/08

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Re: Is Stellarium (partially?) self-contained? [Re: Gordon Rayner]
      #5795124 - 04/12/13 05:58 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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