Sky Culture Files for Stellarium

Click the links below to download zip archived files (or if you prefer, tar.gz archived files). The download files contain png illustrations for each constellation and a few files necessary for the sky culture to display properly.

The constellation line drawings are based on illustrations from my Filling the Sky book.

You should place the extracted file folder into your Stellarium sky cultures folder:
- on a Windows 7/10 system you may find that folder at: Program Files/Stellarium/skycultures
- on a Linux box you may find that folder at: usr/share/stellarium/skycultures
Hint: if you are not sure where to place the files check this out: Stellarium Advanced Use.


Modern Constellations (zip)
This sky culture includes all the modern constellations by Vopel, Plancius, Plancius/Keyser, Hevelius, and LaCaille. The classical constellations are not included except for the special case of Argo Navis (Carina, Puppis, Vela).
tar.gz format

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Modern Constellations sky culture screenshot near the south celestial pole.


Modern Constellations - colors (zip)
This sky culture includes colorized versions of all the modern constellations: Vopel (white), Plancius (purple), Plancius & Keyser (red), Hevelius (light blue), and LaCaille (yellow). The classical constellations are not included except for the special case of Argo Navis (Carina, Puppis, Vela).
tar.gz format

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Colorized version of the Modern Constellations sky culture.