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It looks like my 2,5 years daughter shows an interest in learning astronomy. Already knows names of all planets and most important moons of solar system. 

I would like her to learn constellations (she can already identify Orion) and I thought apart from showing her patterns on the sky as well as on the piece of paper it would be nice to get home planetarium. 

Does anyone have any recommendations for good quality one?

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Easy one for a PC or laptop is Stelarium. It is free and does a good job. There is Cartes Du Ciel also, which again is free. Check out both and decide which is best for yourself.

For a tablet or phone then Sky Safari 5 (costs you money), there are 3 variants and many (myself included) find the 5 Plus version about the best for overall value. Although it will cover more I suspect then your daughter needs. So maybe the least costly SS5 will be adaquate. By the way the "least" costly is only a few Euro, so not a lot, just the wording previous still sort of sounds like it is more.

Since the first 2 are free and are for a PC/laptop then maybe do as most and get Stellarium/Cartes Du Ciel and also SS5 for when you are outside.

There are number of free phone apps but I tried most and uninstalled the lot quite soon after installing, SS5+ is the one I use. It does what you expect.

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There's free app called SkyView Free for phones. It has all main constalations but not too much as to become overwhelming. For a child it should be very good - you point your phone's camera towards sky object and if the compass is calibrated it identifies star/planet/constalation for you. Works without camera too. 

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Look out for the cheap ones that claim to project stars onto the ceiling.  They are unfocussed and don't depict the actual stars, just a mass of stars (my mother invested unwisely and it was proverbially bad).  If you've got a suitable phone, how about a VR unit - I got a freebie with a Samsung phone last year and the planetarium based things are quite nice  - Oh, just spotted, just 2.5 years - probably a bit young for VR.  I bet Stellarium on Skymap on a geo-synched tablet would work nicely.

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I use Starry Night  Pro Plus. It isn't cheap, but covers every aspect of the Night Sky
populace, and it updates itself daily to keep abreast of coordinates changes of certain objects.
Telescope Control is a great feature too, and once the scope is set up, and you input your location 
simply clicking on any star, Moon, Nebula or Galaxy, will slew the telescope to the object of your choice.
 

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I have a Bresser home planetarium, it covers the wall or ceiling well, focuses accurately, drives silently and smoothly and has a recurring meteor pass. Despite this, it's difficult to recommend it, or others to be honest. There are too many stars!, you can't pick out the constellations or much else either. It is also set for about 38* N. The manufacturers really miss a trick here as the star fields are depicted on cassette discs, if they reduced the number of stars or supplied single constellation discs they would have a much more useful product.  :icon_biggrin:

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I have the Sega Homestar Planetarium which came with 2 disks. A Northrrn hemisphere and a northern hemisphere constellations. I really enjoy identifying the stars against the background of stars and the Milky Way is well done.

You can also buy additional disks from other sources. I.e. Aurora, iss view of earth, galaxies etc.. 

 

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I would go for Stellarium over Cartes du Ciel for this as it's "prettier", with good constellation pictures, whereas CduC is more a technical program better suited to telescope control.

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overdrawn onto the 3D scenery [Scenery3D] Added computation an approximated angular size of satellites (the linear size is obtained from RCS value and we use spherical shape for satellites) [Satellites] Added special case for computation an approximated angular size of ISS (we are defined linear size of ISS by "hands") [Satellites] Added tool to display a focuser overlay in the sensor view [Oculars] (GH: #1110) Added checking conflicts for keyboard shortcuts with informing user if conflicts are exist (GH: #1025) Added tool to rescale oversize textures on-the-fly (GH: #1121) Added show a fuchsia-colored replacement texture for wrong filename (GH: #1121) Added NORAD numbers in addition to name of artificial satellite in Satellites Import Dialog for available for search [Satellites] Added function to compute distance between locations, on a flattened planet, in km Added geographic coordinates of center line for total and annular solar eclipse (GH: #1116) Fixed GUI and minor redesign of 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[Scripting] (GH: #1070) Fixed telescope syncing for INDI [Telescope Control] (GH: #1065) Fixed "Uninitialized members" issue in Script Console [Scripting] Fixed VecMath features: moved vector/string conversion previously in StelUtils to the VecMath classes (GH: #1055) Fixed VecMath feature:  moved un-inlineable definitions to separate cpp file (GH: #1055) Fixed proper motion output (GH: #1006, #1041) Fixed time delay with planet movement information (GH: #1006, #1103) Fixed cross-id data for open clusters [DSO Catalog, v3.10]  Fixed designations for van den Bergh catalogues [DSO Catalog, v3.10] (GH: #965) Fixed descriptions for van den Bergh catalogues [DSO Catalog, v3.10] (GH: #965) Fixed crash in scripting method core.setObserverLocation() when planet is not defined or not exist [Scripting] Fixed core.setObserverLocation() behaviour: avoid duplicating a country if script programmer provides one [Scripting] (GH: #1076) Fixed object type info for meteor showers [Meteor Showers] Fixed crash when lens are deleted in Oculars plugin [Oculars] (GH: #1078) Fixed (a temporary fix) crash Stellarium when autoconnect is enabled for ASCOM device, but device is not attached [Telescope Control] (GH: #928) Fixed wrong approximated visual magnitude of satellites [Satellites] Fixed guessing groups of satellites [Satellites] Fixed possible cache problem for magnitudes Fixed casting warnings Fixed topocentric/geocentric corrections for ArchaeoLines plugin [ArchaeoLines] Fixed crash AstroCalc/WUT tool when required plugin is not loaded [AstroCalc] Fixed docs and tooltips Fixed visibility of deep-sky regions of the sky Fixed work of regions of the sky in AstroCalc/Positions tool [AstroCalc] Fixed missing object in Bennett's list of deep-sky objects (switched to synonym of missed object) [Search Tool] Fixed missing object in Dunlop's list of deep-sky objects (switched to synonym of missed object) [Search Tool] Fixed visual style for dialog to define custom equation of DeltaT Fixed crossquarter declinations in ArchaeoLines plugin [ArchaeoLines] Fixed updating timezones when loading landscapes/sceneries Fixed updating location panel when off-screen Fixed a deprecation warning for InfoString of planets, comets and minor planets Fixed broken highlighting for quoted string literals for Script Console [Scripting] (GH: #1101, #1107) Fixed broken highlighting for line comment for Script Console [Scripting] (GH: #1101, #1107) Fixed indentation problems in the code Fixed crash when removing already removed selection of constellations (GH: #1104) Fixed jumping of the Moon Fixed visibility for telescope selector when image sensor frame enabled after binocular [Oculars] (GH: #1108) Fixed saving thickness of the planetary trails and orbits Fixed context data for unit measure in Satellites plugin [Satellites] Fixed a stupid bug in ArchaeoLines [ArchaeoLines] Fixed sign of one element in the matrix sequence for nutation Fixed Scripting Engine bug: a script isn't terminated properly via the stop script button [Scripting] (GH: #1118) Fixed crash when texture isn't found (GH: #1121) Fixed the maximum size of CCD: increased limit of sensor size to 100000 pixels [Oculars] (GH: #1123) Fixed visual artifacts on the sky (GH: #475, #1126) Fixed bug in Vec3d constructor for scripting engine [Scripting] Fixed shader bug visible during Total Solar Eclipses only Updated default settings for InnoSetup Script (.iss) file Updated Stellarium User Guide Updated morphological classification of open clusters [DSO Catalog, v3.10] Updated subsystem to obtain the standard magnitudes of artificial satellites [Satellites] Updated method for load standard magnitudes and RCS data for satellites [Satellites] Updated size of window resize border to reduce difficulties to their resize (GH: #937, #1099) Updated InfoString block for artificial satellites [Satellites] Updated minimum height of artificial satellite to check the valid orbit [Satellites] Updated default source of Starlink TLE's [Satellites] Changed behaviour of GUI in Satellites tab in Satellites plugin [Satellites] Changed AstroCalc/WUT tool behaviour: radiogalaxies, active galaxies, quasars, blazars and BL Lac objects was moved from 'Galaxies' category into 'Active galaxies' category [AstroCalc] Changed behaviour of AstroCalc/WUT tool: let's use visual magnitude for all objects without extinction data [AstroCalc] Changed "Arguments" to "arguments" for highlighter in Script Console [Scripting] (GH: #1101, #1107) Removed obsolete scripting methods from StarMgr class [Scripting] Removed duplicate code for InfoString of planets, comets and minor planets Removed "Global" from highlighter in Script Console [Scripting] (GH: #1101, #1107) Removed unused variables Binary packages you may download at https://stellarium.org website
    • By alexwolf
      Today we released version 0.20.1 of planetarium. Thank you very much to community for bug reports, feature requests and contributions!
      Full list of changes:
      - Added new language - Luxembourgish (lb)
      - Added proper properties for Angle Measure plugin
      - Added configurable colors for Angle Measure plugin
      - Added GUI adaptations for Angle Measure plugin
      - Added evaluates scripts in individual context (Scripting Engine)
      - Added new planetary nomenclature
      - Added use properties in Satellites plugin
      - Added overloaded Labeling functions with colors specified as Vec3f (Scripting Engine)
      - Added display proper file paths and line numbers on script errors (Scripting Engine)
      - Added test for low precision hms time conversion function (GH: #1043)
      - Added spiky stars option
      - Added checkbox to the option settings in Script Console to clear the output text before a script is run
      - Added implementation of telescope syncing in INDI client (GH: #1048)
      - Added dirty flag, set by signal from QTextEdit (Script Console)
      - Added code to set TAB stop width at 4 characters (Script Console)
      - Added code to avoid losing names after Cancel in some QFileDialog (Script Console)
      - Added implementation of FSM to tranfer properly between dirty/filename states on load, save, clear, edit, expand actions (Script Console)
      - Added special case Catalogs/Other in GUI for objects without identifier (DSO Catalog v3.9)
      - Added Oculus plugin (disabled by default; GH: #1056)
      - Fixed ANGLE support for Windows package (GH: #1035, #1034)
      - Fixed keyboard navigation in Oculars plugin (GH: #1036)
      - Fixed Russian translation for Windows installer
      - Fixed data blunder: severely wrong slope for upcoming comet (GH: #1033)
      - Fixed flipping galactic/Supergalactic labels on Southern hemisphere (GH: #1028)
      - Fixed translations 'Set FOV to XXX degrees' when language is changed
      - Fixed possible segfault in SolarSystem class
      - Fixed building Stellarium without scripting
      - Fixed (restored) fading switch effect in Satellites plugin
      - Fixed (inverted) realistic/iconic mode labeling in Satellites plugin
      - Fixed (renamed) properties to better follow conventions in Satellites plugin
      - Fixed visualization mode in Satellites plugin
      - Fixed time conversion for low precision form (GH: #1042)
      - Fixed jerking an animation of movement of Solar system bodies (GH: #1041)
      - Fixed name for SH2-308 (DSO Catalog v3.9)
      - Fixed filter properly objects by catalogs (DSO Catalog v3.9; GH: #1052) 
      - Fixed few wrong objects in DSO catalog (DSO Catalog v3.9)
      - Fixed WUI of Remote Control plugin
      - Updated fix for ghost comet in ortographic projection issue (GH: #389)
      - Updated list of contributors
      - Updated code: simplified RegExp results handling
      - Changed Vec3f& to Vec3f asreturn type for functions called from scripts in some classes (Scripting Engine)
      - Re-implement getDecAngle, fixing some inconsistencies (GH: #1051)
      - Removed Abell planetary nebulae catalog (DSO Catalog v3.9)
      Binary packages you may download at https://stellarium.org website
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