Stellarium has played a significant role in astronomical studies. It is best for people who work in astronomy and remote sensing.
Here at LinuxAPT, we shall look into how to install Stellarium which is a featured pack sky scanning software on your Debian 11 Bullseye system.
1. Perform System Update
To begin, run the system update command below to update the system packages:
$ sudo apt update
You will be able to fetch up-to-date Stellarium binaries when you have an updated system.
2. Install Stellarium using Debian Repositories
Stellarium is available in the Debian repositories. It can also be downloaded from the main website, but repositories are always the best possible sources.
Simply Run the following command to install Stellarium on Debian 11:
$ sudo apt install stellarium
3. Verify Stellarium Installation
You can verify Stellarium installation using the version command:
$ stellarium --version
We can also confirm the installation using GUI. In GUI, you will simply search it in your dashboard.
Sometimes Stellarium needs to create config folders. This might happen when you try to run it from the command line for the first time.
4. Launch Stellarium on Debian 11
Stellarium might be in your Education folder, but it is not the case always. You can also search and find the software in your dashboard.
You can use the below apt command to remove Stellarium from our Debian 11 system:
$ sudo apt remove stellarium
We can use the following command to remove stellarium configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:
$ sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge stellarium
This article covers how to install Stellarium using apt repositories on Debian 11 system. In fact, Stellarium renders 3D photo-realistic skies in real-time. With Stellarium, you really see what you can see with your eyes, binoculars or a small telescope.