A planetarium application for Windows, macOS X, iOS, Android, Linux and Raspberry Pi.
Version 3.0.286 (06/05/2023)
Android: test all W3 features during 24h!
Android: Qt 5.15.9
Version 3.0.286 (04/16/2023)
The Hubble telescope recovers its orientation in real time in W3.
Version 3.0.284 (04/02/2023)
Android & iOS: Removal of the “video” function which was useless and required too many permissions.
Version 3.0.281 (03/26/2023)
Improved appearance of stars in “3D Navigation” mode (activate “star3d” module).
Version 3.0.276 (03/02/2023)
Reorganization of the scientific news in the “Presentation” box.
Version 3.0.273 (02/05/2023)
Android & iOS: new option in the 3d submenu allowing to improve the main textures of the program (landscapes, sky background etc…).
Version 3.0.270 (12/15/2022)
Access the astronomical news by clicking on the i symbols that now appear on the sky charts.
Fixes a problem affecting the download of GaiaEDR3 data.
Version 3.0.269 (11/23/2022)
First 3D landscapes (you can move around using SHIFT + directional arrows).
Updating of the trajectory of Artemis I.
Version 3.0.268 (11/18/2022)
Introduction of all known exoplanets (only visible in the planetarium mode for the moment. It is possible to get the complete list by typing list exoin the search box).
Mission Artemis 1.
Version 3.0.263 (10/25/2022)
Upgraded to Qt 6.4.
Version 3.0.261 (07/02/2022)
Milky Way a little brighter. More stars visible at the same time (Android or iOS: reset the settings for best results).
Version 3.0.258 (06/24/2022)
Added a thread to load textures faster.
Version 3.0.254 (06/14/2022)
Added new deep sky catalogs (more than 100000 additional objects).
Possibility to find a deep sky object by entering in the search box – these are examples – Messier 1, M 13, NGC 1305, C 875, B 123, LDN 165, LBN 132, PGC 123343…
Version 3.0.253 (06/03/2022)
Enhanced calculations of object positions.
Version 3.0.251 (05/30/2022)
It is now possible to walk on the surface of Mars, Moon and Earth.
Version 3.0.248 (05/14/2022)
Better integration of the 280b and GaiaEDR3 catalogs.
Updated OpenNGC catalog.
Qt version 5.15.4
New labels available for stars (HD or HIP numbers).
Version 3.0.244 (04/30/2022)
Significant improvement of the DSS (Digitized Sky Survey) function.
Creation of a cache server to speed up the downloading of DSS images and stars from the Gaia EDR3 catalog.
Version 3.0.243 (03/23/2022)
Improved accuracy of the positions of the satellites of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus.
Addition of small Saturn’s satellites Calypso, Helene and Telesto.
Version 3.0.241 (03/09/2022)
Optimization of the program.
Improvement of the camera movements.
Version 3.0.239 (12/20/2021)
JWST (available after launch), TESS and Kepler missions.
Version 3.0.238 (11/29/2021)
More detailed information boxes.
Version 3.0.236 (11/20/2021)
Updated images of the most important deep sky objects.
Local copy of the W3 database to limit the access of the program to the Internet.
Version 3.0.234 (11/05/2021)
Improved rendering of planetary surfaces.
Version 3.0.233 (11/01/2021)
Version 3.0.230 (10/24/2021)
Relief rendering of some satellites of Jupiter and Saturn.
Version 3.0.227 (10/04/2021)
Objects are no longer locked by default.
Version 3.0.225 (09/29/2021)
Version 3.0.222 (09/15/2021)
Optimisation of the 3d representation of the surface of the Earth, Mars and the Moon.
Android (paid version) : the 3d display of surfaces is now possible, but you need a device compatible with the standard openGL ES 3.2 or more.
Version 3.0.220 (09/11/2021)
In the paid version, asteroids and comets are represented individually in 3D using different methods: space imagery, radar imagery or light curves (limited to identification numbers < 100 for the moment).
Version 3.0.219 (08/28/2021)
More efficient zooming
Android: fewer permissions needed to install W3
Android: use of .aab format to reduce the size of updates
Version 3.0.218 (07/15/2021)
Fixed a problem affecting the display of planets in planetarium mode.
Version 3.0.207 (05/21/2021)
New menu (Android 3).
Version 3.0.204 (04/22/2021)
Improved appearance of the stars (in particular, it is now possible to adjust the color saturation).
Version 3.0.203 (04/16/2021)
WinStars 3 is now compatible with the Raspberry Pi 4 & 400 nanocomputers.