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Welcome To Stellarium!

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Welcome To Stellarium!

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

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  1. alexwolf

    alexwolf Active Member

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    Today we published second release candidate - with AstroCalc optimizations and small changes in GUI. Please help us testing ANGLE mode on Windows.
     
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    The first correcting release for series 0.19 has been released today.

    Thank you very much to community for bug reports, feature requests and contributions!

    Full list of changes between versions 0.19.0 and 0.19.1:
    - Added allow to search an inactive meteor showers in Search Tool/Lists tool
    - Added 'Azimuth vs. Time' graph into AstroCalc/Graphs tool
    - Added feature to show tracks for latest several selected planets (GH: #539)
    - Added calculation and showing the orbital period for artificial satellites
    - Added revolutions per day info for artificial satellites
    - Added tools for jumping to the next or previous time of rising, transit or setting for selected object (GH: #484)
    - Added new behavoir for AstroCalc/Graphs when clicking within graph area now sets current time.
    - Added simplification in topocentric correction (GH: #391)
    - Added parallactic angle function (added it to infostring and infomap also)
    - Added hour angle and sidereal time to infomap
    - Added apply rotation when drawing Solar Corona (GH: #699)
    - Fixed draw corona when atmosphere is switched off
    - Fixed airmass in infomap
    - Fixed issue in script 'Mercury Triple Sunrise and Sunset'
    - Fixed crash of Stellarium for eyepieces with permanent crosshair
    - Fixed Stellarium crash when Remote Control plugin is working
    - Fixed computation of assume radius for minor planets.
    - Fixed the issue of the scrolling not working properly on Mac (GH: #393)
    - Fixed crash in Scripting Engine (Hide artificial satellites through StelProperties in core.clear() method to avoid crash if plugin was didn't loaded)
    - Fixed planetarium crash in HiPS (network manager delete problem)
    - Fixed position problems on the Poles (GH: #391)
    - Fixed scaling Telrad sign on HighDPI monitors
    - Fixed surface occlusion bug even with landscape turned off in scripting engine (GH: #680)
    - Fixed building with cmake -DBUILD_SHARED_LIBS=ON (GH: #683)
    - Fixed error in constellation file format (Babylonian)
    - Fixed Europe/Volgograd time zone settings (GH: #686)
    - Fixed HiPS handling of allsky download (GH: #671)
    - Fixed progress bar rendering (GH: #671)
    - Fixed positive declinations issue in AstroCalc tool when option 'Use decimal degrees' is enabled (GH: #690)
    - Fixed file names inconsistency
    - Fixed constellation line in "Japanese Moon Stations" skyculture
    - Fixed file name for constellation boundaries in Stellarium User Guide
    - Fixed the user interface problems in Oculars plug-in (GH: #580)
    - Fixed getting the wrong values in objects/info method for selected object for different formats (Remote Control plugin)
    - Fixed refresh plots when AstroCalc dialog becomes visible again (AstroCalc/Graphs tool)
    - Fixed jquery vulnerability (GH: #694)
    - Fixed date and time dialog behaviour: Hour/Minute/Second spinners now correctly trigger signals dateChanged(), dateChangedByYear and dateChangedForMonth() when days, months or years are affected by it.
    - Fixed update graphs in AstroCalc/Graphs tool when days change
    - Updated planetary nomenclature
    - Updated common names of stars and DSO's
    - Updated cmake rules for Windows deployment
    - Updated DSO textures
    - Updated behaviour of HiPS survey if Stellarium started without network (GH: #681)
    - Updated GUI for ArchaeoLines plugin (GH: #689, #682)
    - Updated default pulsars catalog (v1.60)
    - Updated list of asterisms
    - Updated AstroCalc tools: many optimizations
    - Excluded Armintxe skyculture and landscape from default package

    Homepage + links to downloading binary packages: https://stellarium.org
     
  3. alexwolf

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    December 22, 2019 we released the 39th release of the planetarium with the version number 0.19.3.

    The major changes of this version:
    - Direct ASCOM support for Telescope Control plugin on Windows
    - Refactoring the GUI
    - Many improvements in the code
    - Added many DSO textures
    - Improvements in DSO catalog
    - Many improvements in AstroCalc tool

    Thank you very much to community for bug reports, feature requests and contributions!

    Full list of changes:
    - Added Vts plugin (GH: #880)
    - Added Chinese translation for skycultures (GH: #788)
    - Added support superior and inferior conjunctions for inner planets in AstroCalc/Phenomena tool (GH: #789)
    - Added support greatest elongations for inner planets in AstroCalc/Phenomena tool (GH: #789)
    - Added compute stationary points in AstroCalc/Phenomena tool (GH: #789)
    - Added new groups of objects for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
    - Added magnitudes for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
    - Added brightness limit for planetary nebulae (speed-up for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool)
    - Added 2 new functions for AstroCalc/Graphs tool
    - Added support of connecting line between the ephemeris markers (GH: #758, #805)
    - Added support skipping of labels for visualization of data into AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool (GH: #758)
    - Added acknowledgements entry for plugins
    - Added some more references and acknowledgements for few plugins
    - Added some DSO textures (GH: #798, #824, #878)
    - Added new GUI options and tooltips for AstroCalc/Ephemeris and AstroCalc/Phenomena tools
    - Added parallax accuracy info for the stars (GH: #87)
    - Added new planetary nomenclature
    - Added selected dwarf and minot planets for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
    - Added error info for distance (taken from parallax)
    - Added heliocentric speed to Apex markers
    - Added support of SYNC command for LX200 and NexStar protocols (Telescope Control Plugin) (GH: #667, #727)
    - Added asteroid (162173) Ryugu and moon Puck (Uranus XV)
    - Added filters for open/globular star clusters in DSO tab (GH: #841)
    - Added categories "open star clusters" and "globular star clusters" into AstroCalc/WUT tool (GH: #841)
    - Added new type of shape for markers (MarkerMgr/scripting)
    - Added new option for visualization of ephemeris markers (AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool)
    - Added tool for smart format dates of ephemeris on the sky (AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool)
    - Added new option for CCD (switching scaling FOV) in Oculars plugin (GH: #834)
    - Added option to allow drawing FOV outline for ocular (Oculars plugin)
    - Added an optional cardinal points to the ocular view (GH: #421)
    - Added some stars to Chinese skyculture and Chinese contemporary skyculture (GH: #848)
    - Added option to enable align the crosshair in equatorial coordinate system (GH: #852)
    - Added option to use one color for info text (overwrite color mode) for all objects
    - Added ASCOM telescope client into Telescope Control plugin (Windows only) (GH: #761, #406)
    - Added 2 new config options for developers to build Stellarium package
    - Added Pinyin transliteration to Chinese sky culture (GH: #867)
    - Added support display of asterisms and ray helpers for Western (Rey) starlore (GH: #855)
    - Added tool with keyboard shortcut for deselect the selected object (GH: #857)
    - Added new tool (AstroCalc/Transits) info AstroCalc window (GH: #872)
    - Added new option (duration) into AstroCalc/Graphs [Graphs] tool (GH: #874)
    - Added an optional calculations for perihelion and aphelion of the planets into AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool (GH: #874)
    - Added tool to adjustable line thickness of celestial grids and lines (GH: #828)
    - Added line thickness setting into ArchaeoLines plugin
    - Added new stars and exoplanets names according to IAU NameExoWorlds
    - Fixed coordinates for Taldykorgan (Kazakhstan) (GH: #782)
    - Fixed drawing of Off-Axis Guider (GH: #784)
    - Fixed wrong rendering FOV through eyepiece when telescope is changed (GH: #211)
    - Fixed parsing the designation of interstellar objects for MPC online search tool
    - Fixed compute minutes in low precision case from deciman hours (GH: #792)
    - Fixed double (mirrored) ephemeris lines in perspective projection (GH: #811, #813)
    - Fixed exclude moons from compute of greatest elongations and stationary points on non-terrestrial locations (AstroCalc/Phenomena tool)
    - Fixed compute behaviour for "Sun, planets and moons" option on non-terrestrial locations (AstroCalc/Phenomena tool)
    - Fixed cache problem for compute Moon's age in some cases
    - Fixed crash in AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool in specific cases (GH: #822)
    - Fixed displaying obvious wrong distance for stars (GH: #402, #404)
    - Fixed wrong rendering the screen in night mode with fractional scaling (GH: #827)
    - Fixed getting revision number for non-release builds when git is not installed or using source tarball
    - Fixed wrong distances of the clusters in the Large Magellanic Cloud (GH: #840)
    - Fixed crash when star catalogs description is updated
    - Fixed abbreviation of asterism Sudor Ophiuchi
    - Fixed wrong zooming in Telrad (GH: #832)
    - Fixed about data for Oculars plugin and updated the version of plugin
    - Fixed support mirrored cardinals for ocular view
    - Fixed crash when "gravity labels" is enabled (GH: #847)
    - Fixed the space char problem for gravity labels
    - Fixed work scripting functions saveState and restoreState (GH: #849)
    - Fixed font scaling for text around CCD frame for HiDPI screens
    - Fixed translation errors in Danish (GH: #865)
    - Fixed saving of stars twinkle setting (GH: #862)
    - Fixed crash for saving file in AstroCalc/WUT tool when category of objects is not selected
    - Fixed obtaining some data for plot graphs in Exoplanets plugin
    - Fixed DSO catalog (unexsist objects)
    - Fixed object information text color in eyepiece view at daytime (GH: #858)
    - Fixed plot for culmination height jumps at daylight saving time (GH: #876)
    - Fixed crash with negative JDs
    - Fixed setting the minimum data step for labels in AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool (GH: #871)
    - Fixed translation issues for Nomenclature
    - Fixed translation issues for Nebulae
    - Fixed translation months of activity for the meteor showers
    - Fixed solar halo drawing issue (GH: #879)
    - Fixed ASCOM settings translation issue (GH: #881)
    - Fixed for paths render with orthographic projection (GH: #811)
    - Fixed wrap-around rendering artefacts for Comet tails in Cylindrical and similar projections
    - Fixed artefacts in some projections for old-style landscapes (GH: #366)
    - Fixed Date and Time dialog: set focus on day spinner by default (GH: #886)
    - Updated outlines for DSO (the data taken from OpenNGC catalog)
    - Updated TelescopeControl plugin: Attempt to fix protocol mismatches for LX200 (GH: #818)
    - Updated some DSO textures (GH: #783, #798, #815, #817, #824, #878)
    - Updated scripting engine documentation
    - Updated Stellarium User Guide
    - Updated options for Windows installer (GH: #819)
    - Updated AstroCalc/PC tool
    - Updated parallax info string: let's use milliarcseconds for parallax for whole planetarium
    - Updated default bookmarks for asteroids in Solar System Editor plugin
    - Updated default bookmarks for comets in Solar System Editor plugin
    - Updated the initial steps for newly added minor and dwarf planets into AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
    - Updated rules for including OpenSSL libraries into Windows package (GH: #786)
    - Updated GUI for Sky and viewing options window
    - Updated attributes for HDPI support
    - Updated lunar terminator visibility
    - Updated ephemeris marker style: it was switched to use new type of shape to balancing the visual style
    - Updated spectral data for HIP stars from SIMBAD/Gaia data
    - Updated variable stars data (HIP subset from GCVS 5.1 catalog)
    - Updated behaviour: hide zodiacal light when whole Solar system bodies are hidden
    - Updating StelProperty behaviour: allow suppression of a warning when a StelProperty cannot be found - should be used when requesting plugin properties!
    - Updated AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool: excluding moons from list of celestial bodies (except the moons of current planet) to simplificate.
    - Removed filter for star clusters from DSO tab (GH: #841)
    - Removed "star clusters" category from AstroCalc/WUT tool (GH: #841)

    Binary packages you may download at https://stellarium.org website
     
  4. Mak the Night

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    Hello Alex, is Stellarium signed for macOS yet?
     
  5. alexwolf

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    I've signed it, but not send the application to Apple for checking
     
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    OK thanks for the info.
     

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