Now "Shira Universe" 3.6 version can play VR equirectangular videos on the dome. In order for Shira Universe or Shira Player to identify these videos, the aspect ratio must be 2:1 .
There are many high resolution VR videos on the Youtube channels. We have downloaded and prepared a sample VR video for playing in Shira Universe or Shira Player on the dome.

Sample converted VR to equirectangular video for SU or SP can download from web page download side "Others" section and test.

This version has two new script and more bug fixed. Done list is below. 

Added Umbra&Penumbra last lunar eclipse at 21 Jan 2019 script.

The penumbra is the part of the Earth’s shadow where the Sun is only partially covered by the Earth. The umbra is where the Sun is completely hidden. The Moon's appearance isn't affected much by the penumbra.

 
 Shira Universe running script
Image Credit : Nasa - https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4614

 

Shira Universe has released with a remarkable feature: "Screen to Dome". Now, planetarians be able to show what they want from primary screen of their computer workstations.
This feature uses real time screen capture and show in proper dome format like previous flat image and video features.

The users can open any software on the primary screen and show on the dome.
For examples:
Any office document; ppt, pps, doc, xls etc. are running.

 

Shira Universe 3.4 version includes many updates, bug fixes and new features listed below.

* New High resolution Milkyway texture produced by Gaia Project.

Gaia is an ambitious mission to chart a three-dimensional map of our Galaxy, the Milky Way, in the process revealing the composition, formation and evolution of the Galaxy. Gaia will provide unprecedented positional and radial velocity measurements with the accuracies needed to produce a stereoscopic and kinematic census of about one billion stars in our Galaxy and throughout the Local Group. This amounts to about 1 per cent of the Galactic stellar population. (source : http://sci.esa.int/gaia/ )

Credit http://sci.esa.int/gaia/60196-gaia-s-sky-in-colour-equirectangular-projection/

 * Added Ryugu asteroid 3d model and its trajectory files. more info ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/162173_Ryugu )

Credit http://www.ihub-tansa.jaxa.jp/ryugu_mokei.html 

* Added Hayabusa2 misson trajectory (xyz file) up to December 2019 (departure date from Ryugu ). Released : Nov.6, 2017  by HAYABUSA2 PROJECT, JAXA .

( Source : https://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/portaldata/1/scripts/hayabusa2/data/hy2_trj_plan_english_KR.txt ) 

* Added Proper Motion function for HIP stars. 

* Added "Proper Motion" and "Hayabusa2 Rendezvous with Ryugu" animation scripts with music files.

* Developed "Stationary Location Target" feature.  

* Added Shift+Mouse Left movement while on the space flight mode. It provides to set proper look.

* Now, while target change and moved "Travelling Object" is shown on the preview. Travelling speed to objects were associated to the general speed factor.

* The interaction functions between console window buttons and script commands have been improved.

* Many new script functions are added.

* Added new landscapses
* Shira Universe User Guide English version is updated.
* Shira Universe Script helper English version is updated.
* Fixed some bugs about time commands and movements.

You can download and test from download side.

The newest version of Shira Universe (v3.2) presentation software has just been released and brings along many new features:

Manual calibration with precision settings for opposite cave mounting a 2 multi-projection system. Shira Universe supports either 2x 4K projectors (4096x2160 each) mounting wide angle lenses to provide a 4K output; or 2x 2K projectors (2560 x 1600) to provide a 2K output on the dome using a single computer. Distortion and blend calibration settings are also very simple to to the simple 2-projector system.

This solution does not require any another calibration software and only require basic hardware specifications.

A single computer with 2 external display output.
Cpu: I7 core
Ram: 8 gb
Disk drive : SSD 500gb ( ssd is important)
Display drive : Nvidia quadro or geforce series min 2GB ram
Two cave mounted with approprate lens projectors.

Windows 10 motitor settings Two projector location image at the dome edges.

4K result image (Image courtesy "Lochness productions")

   

- Shira Universe v3.2 delivers new Colored Hevelius constellation images.

- Added APOD (NASA Astronomy Picture Of The Day) JSON link to Data2Dome and capability to download youtube videos. Bug fixes

- Support to the Russian language both on the GUI and the sky.