Like most people, you may think to study the stars, meteors, comets and planets in the solar system, you need to have a telescope or visit the nearest planetarium. But there are several applications available that can bring to you the full experience of a planetarium in the comfort of your home. This is a planetarium that enables you to view planets and constellations and their information in 3D.
The application main window is a dome-shaped 3D sky that features various stars and deep-sky objects. Clicking on these objects will present you with information such as their distance, magnitude, spectral type, galactic longitude and latitude, size.
You also easily carry it around by storing the executable file on your external USB drive. You can also control time, view sunrise and sunset, display equatorial and azimuthal grids, and watch supernovae and novae and shooting stars and comets.
The application supports plugins. Overall, it is a full-featured planetarium on your computer.
Portable Stellarium is licensed as freeware for PC or laptop with Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating system. It is in education category and is available to all software users as a free download.