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Welcome To Stellarium!

Discussion in 'Astronomy Software, Apps, and Websites' started by Dave In Vermont, Aug 6, 2016.

Welcome To Stellarium!

Started by Dave In Vermont on Aug 6, 2016 at 12:55 AM

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  1. Dave In Vermont

    Dave In Vermont Well-Known Member

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    How do I do that? The program won't open for more than 5 seconds.

    Hey Mak - that may start SOME ball rolling...
     
  2. Dave In Vermont

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    I'm pleased to report my Stellarium 0.18.1 has fixed itself. From the website I read a great number of people have reported the same problem - Stellarium crashes when turning it on.

    Couldn't find the config-ini Alex said to locate and change the address to an https//, so I didn't fix anything. So it fixed itself! I hope all the others having this same problem as I also found it has fixed itself.

    Very weird.
     
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    Stellarium 0.18.2RC2 has been published today.

    List of changes:
    - Added GUI improvements for AstroCalc tool
    - Added elongation support for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
    - Added support decimal degrees format for AstroCalc tool
    - Added handle keypressing for list of matching objects in AstroCalc/WUT tool
    - Added filters for enlisted objects in Search Tool/Lists tool
    - Added filters for list of matching objects in AstroCalc/WUT tool
    - Added new textures for moons
    - Added column with angular distance from the Moon into AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
    - Added special case for partial solar eclipses in AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
    - Added centering text for headers in AstroCalc/Phenomena, AstroCalc/Ephemeris and AstroCalc/Positions tools
    - Added "clear" button for search of artificial satellites in the selected group (Satellites plugin)
    - Added additional context for term 'Transit' (GH: #215)
    - Added artwork for some Maori constellations
    - Added support Abell Catalog of Planetary Nebulae (Abell, 1966)
    - Added distances for some planetary nebulae (DSO)
    - Added possibility to select all constellations through scripts and hotkeys
    - Added new language (Urdu)
    - Added additional level of checks for JSON documents
    - Added Lokono sky culture
    - Added support to add/subtract calendric month through hotkeys (GH: #232)
    - Added support 'ESO/Uppsala Survey of the ESO(B) Atlas'
    - Added processing the 30x HTTP codes for Quasars, Pulsars, Historical Supernovae, Bright Novae, Meteor Showers and Exoplanets plugins (GH: #236, #231, #229, #227, #226, #225, #224, #223)
    - Added visual magnitudes and sizes for Abell planetary nebulae
    - Added support Milkyway saturation effect (GH: #175, #242)
    - Added Henriksson solution (2017) for Schoch formula for DeltaT (1931)
    - Fixed sorting rules for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
    - Fixed Moon HiPS rendering during eclipse
    - Fixed URL of API for "Location from network" feature (GH: #218)
    - Fixed some errors in DSO catalog
    - Fixed crash in the combination: constellation is selected and sky culture has been changed
    - Fixed Earth shadow on scaled Moon during eclipse
    - Fixed auto-enabling landscapes when setObserverLocation is call (LP: #1783752)
    - Fixed position of Jupiter moons: updated theory to L1.2 (GH: #222)
    - Fixed cross-index data issue (DSO)
    - Fixed the term for altitude above sea level (GH: #247)
    - Fixed desync bug with IAU Constellation and constellation borders (GH: #246)
    - Fixed reserved identifier violation issue (GH: #243)
    - Fixed trouble with selection priority of nomenclature items for celestial bodies in deep shadow (GH: #239)
    - Fixed parsing error in constellation IAU borders lookup (GH: #241)
    - Fixed compiler warnings when GPS support is disabled (GH: #240)
    - [SUG] Fixed bibtex link
    - [SUG] Fixed links for HCG data (GH: #212)
    - Updated scripts
    - Updated behaviour of deselectConstellations() method (LP: #1780951)
    - Updated Epimetheus texture
    - Updated behaviour of "clear" button for Search and AstroCalc/WUT tools
    - Updated list of locations
    - Updated list of DSO names
    - Updated behaviour of Oculars button on bottom toolbar: hidden by default
    - Updated default bookmarks of Solar System Editor plugin (GH: #180)
    - Updated script 'Partial Lunar Eclipse'
    - Updated default host for GeoIP service
    - Updated the appdata file (GH: #234)
    - Removed support of terrible Qt plural forms

    Download link: https://github.com/Stellarium/stellarium-data/releases/tag/beta

    Please help us testing it before final release.
     
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    Thanks for all this work on Stellarium Alexwolf, I love the software it's more then useful.
     
  5. Dave In Vermont

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    Thanks, Alex!

    Having moved onto a Windows 10 patform, I am having difficulty with 0.18.1. Trying to set it up, but the settings are such I can't figure out how to change the color of lines - like the constellation-line are bright-blue and I want them a yellow-buff. No can find. Or how to install extra star-catalogs. Any help from anyone will be greatly appreciated!

    Dave
     
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    At first point I highly recommend install drivers for graphics card!

    Constellation lines - F4 -> Starlore; star catalogues - F2 -> Extra.
     
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    Thank you, Alex! You're the best!

    Windows 10 is the worst!

    Harumph.....

    Dave
     
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    Hey Everyone!

    The latest full release - 0.18.2 - has been released from the Team! That was quick, don't you think? So here's the link to the website:

    http://stellarium.org/

    And here's an oddity.....

    I am using a new operating system, Windows 10 64 O.S. On the last 'beta' released before this latest full-release - 0.90.0.16188.....

    I loaded the'64' for my 64b OS. Turned it on. And my computer rejected it as the program immediatly crashed. After a few more tries - I remove the 'beta' and tried the 32 instead. No problems whatsoever.

    So now I downloaded the '64.' And the behavior happened again! CRASH! So I tried the '32' and, again, it works perfectly.

    If anyone else has the happen - roll it back and download the '32' instead. I don't know if this is due to my Windows' 10 or it's Stellarium itself - but just keep this in mind if you, too, run into this phenomena. As long as it works - I'm a Happy Camper!

    Best Wishes!

    Dave
     
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    Dave, could you show log from Stellarium after crash?
     
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    Geeze no, Alex. I got rid of the non-functional 64's. I should have thought of that - but my mind was on other things - like getting a working 32 installed.

    Sorry about that!

    All the best -

    Dave
     
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    I just installed Stellarium on my computer yesterday.
     
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    I wanted that angle measuring tool so I did some investigating on YouTube and found out how to get it up and running. It's a plugin. I think it's AWESOME.
    Now I have to find out how to do those circular fields of views.
     
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    New beta version of Stellarium (v0.90.0.16421/v0.18.2.13) has been published yesterday. We plan to release new stable version on second half of December and we need some help for testing latest beta releases.

    List of changes:
    • Added names of potential interesting asteroids according to Wikipedia[/*]
    • Added change saturation of Milky Way when eyepiece simulation is enabled[/*]
    • Added precisions to saturation shader (GH: #261)[/*]
    • Added Northern Andes skyculture (GH: #267)[/*]
    • Added tool for checking updates of planetarium[/*]
    • Added the support of kinetic scrolling for lists and long texts for all operating systems (disabled by default)[/*]
    • Added support angular size filter for AstroCalc/WUT tool (if applicable)[/*]
    • Added satellite color & description handling (GH: #350, #380)[/*]
    • Added new graph into AstroCalc/Graphs tool[/*]
    • Added airmass info to infostring and infomap (GH: #157)[/*]
    • Added workaround for a spherical mirror mode bug (GH: #252)[/*]
    • Added angular separation filter for double stars in AstroCalc/WUT tool[/*]
    • Added highlights support (see Bookmarks tool; GH: #272)[/*]
    • Added Chinese translation for landscape description (GH: #493)[/*]
    • Added tooltip for 'Prism/CCD distance (mm)' option[/*]
    • Added a SphericalCap to close off Spherical Landscapes[/*]
    • Added Chinese translation for skycultures (GH: #503)[/*]
    • Added tool for reaload the DSO background images (shortcut: Ctrl+I)[/*]
    • Added tool for reloading the current sky culture (shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+I)[/*]
    • Added pack of DSO textures[/*]
    • Added timezone loading for landscapes[/*]
    • Added Nereid texture[/*]
    • Added new method core.selectConstellationByName() to avoid possible wrong selection when few objects has same name (enforcement selection of constellation; GH: #490)[/*]
    • Added alphabetical sorting the list of surveys (GH: #506)[/*]
    • Added Chinese Contemporary Skyculture (GH: #508)[/*]
    • Added 2 new tweakable buttons for asterisms[/*]
    • Added 4 new tweakable buttons for GUI[/*]
    • Added Interstellar Object type and elements of 1I/Oumuamua[/*]
    • Added new nomenclature for Mercury[/*]
    • Added Chinese translation for skycultures (GH: #540)[/*]
    • Added display of the antisolar point (GH: #536)[/*]
    • Added a good default list of instruments into Oculars plugin (GH: #409)[/*]
    • Added kinetic scrolling to switch on the fly (GH: #519)[/*]
    • Added option to select font and size (GH: #424)[/*]
    • Added workaround for grouped onscreen Information of selected object issue (GH: #523)[/*]
    • Added a tour of the Solar System planets[/*]
    • Added phase angle info for the artificial satellites[/*]
    • Added new MIME type for Stellarium scripts (for UNIX/Linux systems)[/*]
    • Added wrapper for Stellarium's website[/*]
    • Added support XLSX files (GH: #555)[/*]
    • Fixed small issue with untranslatable items of drop-down list of HiPS surveys[/*]
    • Fixed saving telescope settings on Mac OS X (GH: #254)[/*]
    • Fixed the terms in columns in AstroCalc/Phenomena tool[/*]
    • Fixed switching of locale for dates on graphs in AstroCalc tool when language is changed[/*]
    • Fixed bug when downloading extra stars catalogues (GH: #260)[/*]
    • Fixed saving value of option "Scale image circle" in Oculars plugin (GH: #264)[/*]
    • Fixed resetting results when clear button is pressed in Satellites plugin (GH: #265)[/*]
    • Fixed annoying warning in Search Tool[/*]
    • Fixed missing config option for rise, set and transit times in GUI[/*]
    • Fixed possible crash in AstroCalc/PC tool[/*]
    • Fixed adding unnamed stars into bookmarks[/*]
    • Fixed fragment shader for planets[/*]
    • Fixed uninitialized vars in HelpDialog (Coverity issue)[/*]
    • Fixed documentation for for StelObject::getInfoMap()[/*]
    • Fixed spheric mirror support on retina displays (GH: #390)[/*]
    • Fixed link to the Stellarium User Guide[/*]
    • Fixed link to Hawaiian Star Compass Landscape in Hawaiian Starlines (GH: #384)[/*]
    • Fixed the performance for AstroCalc tool (GH: #379)[/*]
    • Fixed lunar eclipse visualization (GH: #274)[/*]
    • Fixed bookmarking for the unnamed stars[/*]
    • Fixed Chinese sky culture (GH: #489)[/*]
    • Fixed a bug for Chinese skyulture. (GH: #504)[/*]
    • Fixed storing the view direction/FoV separately from other settings (GH: #309)[/*]
    • Fixed typo in stellarium.desktop (GH: #507)[/*]
    • Fixed typo in property setting (Cardinal direction color)[/*]
    • Fixed storing of mount mode (conflict in Oculars plugin; GH: #505)[/*]
    • Fixed the orientation of M58 texture (GH: #514)[/*]
    • Fixed PNG warnings[/*]
    • Fixed bad airmass infostring (GH: #525).[/*]
    • Fixed button state[/*]
    • Fixed the text overlap issue in Observability plugin (GH: #517)[/*]
    • Fixed the placement issue of the cross in Pointer Coordinates (GH: #516)[/*]
    • Fixed border handling for a DeltaT formula[/*]
    • Fixed build with --as-needed (GH: #545)[/*]
    • Fixed updating Satellites at startup (GH: #542)[/*]
    • Fixed separation value for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool for oppositions[/*]
    • Updated GUI of AstroCalc tool (AstroCalc/AltVsTime, AstroCalc/ME and AstroCalc/Graphs tools has been merged into AstroCalc/Graphs)[/*]
    • Updated GUI of AstroCalc tool (visual style has been updated)[/*]
    • Updated GUI behaviour: let's hide angular limits for AstroCalc/WUT when the limits are not applicable[/*]
    • Updated GUI behaviour: split GUI font size from screen font size[/*]
    • Updated GUI behaviour: move color buttons to the left of labels[/*]
    • Updated visual style of diagram in Exoplanets plugin[/*]
    • Updated code of Satellites plugin[/*]
    • Updated names of DSO[/*]
    • Updated textures of DSO[/*]
    • Updated textures of moons[/*]
    • Updated nomenclature[/*]
    • Updated documents[/*]
    • Updated Oculars plugin: immediate update of display when changing instrument details in GUI.[/*]
    • Updated Oculars plugin: separate font scaling for the Oculars GUI panel.[/*]
    • Updated Oculars plugin: storing of current instrument (telescope/ocular/CCD/lens) indices[/*]
    • Updated RemoteControl plugin: change return types in JSON object info from string-only to native.[/*]
    • Updated getInfoString code: separate getMagnitudeInfoString to avoid code repetition.[/*]
    • Updated tooltips and labels for AstroCalc/WUT tool[/*]
    • Updated default select priority for custom objects and markers (GH: #501)[/*]
    • Updated behaviour: the select priority of custom objects and markers now configurable and scriptable[/*]
    • Updated behaviour: improved timezone handling, allows scriptable setting (GH: #497)[/*]
    • Updated default catalog of exoplanets[/*]
    • Updated default catalog of pulsars[/*]
    • Updated ArchaeoLines plugin (code refactoring)[/*]
    • Updated color setting (code refactoring)[/*]
    • Updated behaviour of lists in the AstroCalc/Graphs/Graphs tool (GH: #520)[/*]
    • Updated tool for create the exoplanets catalog[/*]
    • Obsolete code in core has been removed[/*]
    • Removed outdated link (GH: #526)[/*]
    • Removed doubled parenting code in GUI classes[/*]

    Download link: https://github.com/Stellarium/stellarium-data/releases/tag/beta

    Please help us testing it before final release.
     
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    Does Stellarium have something that shows comets?
     

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