This is the download page for my Stellarium landscape.
Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. I've made a landscape file that you can download and use.
This landscape was made with photos taken from my yard in Baraboo, Wisconsin, USA. My son and our dog are in the photo as well.
I used a camera on a tripod and took a series of photos making sure the edges overlapped. Then I used the Gimp to make one very wide photo by blending the edges together and making color corrections. I cut a piece of the photo from the left side and blended it in to the right side to make the whole thing seamless. Next I made the sky transparent and chopped the photo into eight square images. Finally, I created a “base” image and re-sized them all to 256x256 pixels. I know there is software out there for stitching together images, but the Gimp worked well for me!
Download and unzip the
baraboo.zip file using the link above, then follow installation instructions in the unzipped
Baraboo Landscape by Cliff Nieuwenhuis is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.