What is a .STC File And How To Open It – Celestia Development Team (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .stc extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .stc file extension and how to open it.

What is a .STC file?

The .STC file extension stands for Celestia Star Catalog File. This file extension belongs to the developer Celestia Development Team. This data related file is in text format.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .stc file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .STC file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .STC file on various operating systems.

How to open a .STC file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .stc file on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Celestia software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Celestia.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .STC file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Celestia software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .STC file on Mac

The .stc file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the Celestia software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Celestia software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .STC file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Celestia software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .STC file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .stc file on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the Celestia software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Celestia.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .STC file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Celestia software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .STC file?

If you are still unable to open the .STC file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .STC file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .stc – Adobe Systems, .stc – Oracle, .stc – CELSYS, .stc – Siemens. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .STC file with the Celestia program on Windows, Celestia program on Mac and Celestia software on Linux.