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Everything posted by alexwolf

  1. Today Stellarium's development team published version with support of outlines for deep-sky objects. We use the compatible with SkyChart (Cartes du Ciel) format of file for storing an outlines data for deep-sky objects. For example the outline for M42 is represented by this lines: 05.56401 -05.49880 start M 42 05.56759 -05.39201 vertex 05.56635 -05.31749 vertex 05.57158 -05.21922 vertex 05.57601 -05.21716 vertex 05.58830 -05.30164 vertex 05.59140 -05.34341 vertex 05.59028 -05.37076 vertex 05.59008 -05.38175 vertex 05.59581 -05.37159 vertex 05.59943 -05.47123 vertex 05.59912 -05.65838 vertex 05.59520 -05.73212 vertex 05.58490 -05.68102 vertex 05.56948 -05.57675 end First column is right ascension in decimal hours, the second column is declination in decimal degrees and third column is command (start, vertex, end). The command 'start' has name of DSO also. Our outlines.dat file was partially got from CdC/SkyChart. Now we want to get a volunteers, who can help us create a good outlines for big deep-sky objects for two projects - Stellarium and Cartes du Ciel/SkyChart.
  2. Today we published another snapshot of Stellarium. List of changes between version 0.16.0 and HEAD ( - Added two notations for unit of measurement of surface brightness - Added improvement for hide/unhide lines and grids in Oculars plugin - Added few moons of Saturn (Phoebe, Janus, Epimetheus, Helene, Telesto, Calypso, Atlas, Prometheus, Pandora, Pan) with classic elliptical orbits - Added few moons of Uranus (Cordelia, Cressida, Desdemona, Juliet, Ophelia) with classic elliptical orbits - Added 2 moons of Pluto (Kerberos and Styx) with classic elliptical orbits - Added code to avoid conflicts for names of asteroids and moons - Added support of IAU moon numbers - Added angular size into AstroCalc/Positions tool - Added option to allow users to choose output formatting of coordinates of objects - Added optional debug info for HDPI devices - Added optional calculations of resolution limits for Oculars plugin - Added new data from IAU Catalog of Star Names (LP: #1705111) - Added support download zip archives with TLE data to Satellites plugin - Added link to the Mike McCants' classified TLE data into the default list of TLE sources - Added link to AMSAT TLE data into the default list of TLE sources - Added support 'The Strasbourg-ESO Catalogue of Galactic Planetary Nebulae' (Acker+, 1992) [DSO catalog version 3.2] - Added support 'A catalogue of Galactic supernova remnants' (Green, 2014) [DSO catalog version 3.2] - Added support 'A Catalog of Rich Clusters of Galaxies' (Abell+, 1989) [DSO catalog version 3.2] - Added export the predictions of Iridium flares (LP: #1707390) - Added meta information about version and edition into file of Stellarium DSO Catalog to avoid potential crash of Stellarium in the future (validation the version of catalog before loading) - Fixed wrong rendering Neptune and Uranus (LP: #1699648) - Fixed Vector3 compilation error in unit tests (LP: #1700095) - Fixed a conflict around landscape autoselection (LP: #1700199) - Fixed HMS formatting - Fixed generating ISS script - Fixed tooltips for AstroCalc/Positions tool - Fixed dark nebulae parameters for AstroCalc/Positions tool - Fixed tool for saving options - Fixed crash when we on the spaceship - Fixed Solar system class to avoid conflicts and undefined behaviour - Fixed orientation angle and its data rendering (LP: #1704561) - Fixed wrong shadows on Jupiter's moons (Added special case for Jupiter's moons when they are in the shadow of Jupiter for compute magnitudes from Expl. Suppl. 2013 item) (LP: #1704421) - Fixed work AstroCalc/AltVsTime tool for artificial satellites (a bit slow solution though) - Fixed search by lists of DSO - Fixed translation switch issue for AstroCalc/Graphs tool (LP: #1705341) - Fixed trackpad behaviour on macOS though workaround - Fixed couple stupid bugs in InnoSetup script - Fixed morphology for SNR - Fixed issue in parsing of date format in AstroCalc/Phenomena tool - Updated InfoString feature - Updated sky brightness during solar eclipse (really, there are only few stars visible.) - Updated Maori sky culture - Updated list of names of deep-sky objects - Updated selection behaviour in Oculars plugin (avoid selection of objects outside ocular circle in eyepiece mode) - Updated behaviour of methods getEnglishName() and getNameI18n() for minor bodies - Updated behaviour of planetarium for support a new format of asteroid names - Updated behaviour of filters for DSO catalogs - Updated Solar System Editor plugin (support new format of asteroid names) - Updated RTS2 telecope driver in Telescope Control plugin. - Updated API docs - Updated limit of magnitude for Oculars plugin (Improvements) - Updated AstroCalc/WUT tool Binary packages to downloads: https://launchpad.net/stellarium/trunk/0.90.0
  3. Hello all! Some time ago I've added into Stellarium few catalogs with deep-sky objects and many users like it. Currently we (Stellarium's developers) planning list of features for implementation on different perspectives (far-, middle- and short time perspectives). One of directions of develop the planetarium is works with various catalogs (star and non-star objects). This is reason for my question for you: which catalogues of DSO you are using frequently? Any comments, notes and proposals for catalogues welcome!
  4. Please check it in next beta (v0.90.0.9620).
  5. Stellarium 0.16.0 is a stable version (based on Qt5.6 but it can still be built from sources with Qt5.4) that introduces some new features and closes 38 bug and wishlist reports. New features include - RemoteSync plugin, which allows running several connected instances of Stellarium. - Non-spherical models for solar system objects like asteroids and small moons. - Solar system config file is now split into two parts. - AstroCalc feature extension: What's Up Tonight, graphs, ... - DSO: Addition of catalogs of peculiar galaxies and planetary nebulae (standard edition of catalog contains over 83,000 objecs; extended edition of catalog contains over million objects) - New Skycultures: Belarusian, Hawaiian Star Lines - Telescope plugin: support for the RTS2 telescope system. - Location can now be read from a GPS device. A huge thanks to the people who helped us a lot by reporting bugs! Full list of changes: https://launchpad.net/stellarium/0.16/0.16.0
  6. Stellarium 0.16.0RC2 has been published...
  7. We plan to release Stellarium 0.16.0 around June 21 (at the moment first release candidate was published for the testing of planetarium and translations checking). This will an another major release with fixes of bugs and a few new important features - another one step to version 1.0. This version has many changes in the GUI and we added many new lines for translation. If you can assist with translation to any of the 140 languages which Stellarium supports, please go to Launchpad Translations and help us out: https://translations.launchpad.net/stellarium If you can help translate description of sky cultures and landscapes on your language then we would be grateful to you for this. You need a create your branch, add 'description.YOUR-LANG-CODE.utf8' files from description.en.utf8 and translate it! You can send translated description.YOUR-LANG-CODE.utf8 files to me for adding in Stellarium also. Binary packages for Windows/macOS and full list of changes you can find here: https://launchpad.net/stellarium/trunk/0.90.0 Thank you!
  8. A fresh beta (v0.90.0.9495) has changes and optimizations for DSO stuff
  9. This issue was fixed in version 0.15.1 or 0.15.2.
  10. Version should be more resposiable with loaded million DSOs and when DSO is not shown. For FOV 50 degrees and lesser Stellarium has good smooth movements :). P.S. Of course Stellarium will be slow when all million objects made visible on wide field of view.
  11. Extended edition of Stellarium's DSO Catalog contains 1065799 deep-sky objects in all...
  12. Stellarium with new sky culture and updated DSO catalog (added Arp, VV and PK data) is available for public testing... P.S. Stellarium support an extended and standard editions of the DSO catalog now. The standard edition is included by default and contains over 83000 objects. The extended edition download separately (by hands at the moment) and it contains over one million deep-sky objects.
  13. Are you tried the enable visibility of galactic grid and use zooming to solve the task?
  14. I want to get the feedback after test them by users...
  15. Stellarium with many optimizations in the source code and enhancement of AstroCalc features is available for public testing already...
  16. Thanks! I saw screenshots and found one nice feature - and we added similar feature into Stellarium already (with extensions)
  17. Stellarium with 3D models for moons & asteroids, with new plugin and serious changes in the GUI and code is available for public testing already...
  18. Stellarium is here already... The main changes: optimizations in AstroCalc tool, tool for import/export bookmarks, updates names of DSO's, fixed various bugs, added customizable buttons...
  19. Stellarium is out today and the main updates in AstroCalc and Bookmarks tools again...
  20. Stellarium is out today and he has few interesting updates in AstroCalc and Bookmarks tools...
  21. A fresh beta can slew an artificial satellites through RTS2 Plus has some improvements for Oculars plugin and AstroCalc tool.
  22. I'm sorry, but read the original phrase: Where is problem here and how Stellarium related to it?
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