Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

sgl_imaging_challenge_banner_globular_clusters.thumb.jpg.b518052b915c2cf31f5f12e33ce0e9d2.jpg

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'stellarium'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • Welcome
    • Welcome
  • Beginners
    • Getting Started General Help and Advice
    • Getting Started Equipment Help and Advice
    • Getting Started With Observing
    • Getting Started With Imaging
  • Community
    • Official SGL Announcements and Events
    • SGL Challenges and Competitions
    • SGL Star Parties
    • Star Parties & Astro Events
    • Celestial Events Heads Up
    • The Astro Lounge
    • Social Groups & Observatories
  • Retailers
    • Sponsor Announcements and Offers
    • FLO Clearance Offers
    • Supplier Reviews
  • Astro Classifieds
    • For Sale / Swap
    • Wanted
  • Equipment
    • Discussions - Scopes / Whole setups
    • Discussions - Binoculars
    • Discussions - Mounts
    • Discussions - Eyepieces
    • Discussions - Cameras
    • Discussions - Software
    • DIY Astronomer
    • DIY Observatories
    • Member Equipment Reviews
  • Observing
    • Observing - Discussion
    • Observing - Reports
    • Observing - Solar
    • Observing - Lunar
    • Observing - Planetary
    • Observing - Deep Sky
    • Observing - Widefield, Special Events and Comets
    • Observing - with Binoculars
    • Sketching
  • Video Astronomy
    • Video Astronomy
  • Imaging
    • Imaging - Discussion
    • Imaging - Tips, Tricks and Techniques
    • Imaging - Image Processing, Help and Techniques
    • Imaging - Lunar
    • Imaging - Solar
    • Imaging - Planetary
    • Imaging - Deep Sky
    • Imaging - Widefield, Special Events and Comets
    • Imaging - Showcase Threads
  • Science
    • History of Astronomy
    • Observing and Imaging Double and Variable Stars
    • Physics, Space Science and Theories
    • Radio Astronomy and Spectroscopy
  • WADAS's WADAS Discussion Forum
  • Beaufort Club's Topics
  • Swindon Stargazers Club's Topics
  • East Midlands Stargazers''s Topics
  • Central Scotland Astro's Topics
  • SGL Cumbrian Skies's Topics
  • Herts, Beds and Bucks Group's Topics
  • SGL East Anglian Group's Topics
  • South Leicester Observers's Topics
  • South Wales Group's Topics
  • SGL Surrey Observers's Topics
  • South Yorkshire Stargazers's Topics
  • Yorkshire Astronomers's Topics
  • Devon and Cornwall's Topics
  • West Midlands's Topics
  • Essex Cloud Dodgers's Topics
  • Essex Cloud Dodgers's New equipment
  • NLO and Planetarium's Topics
  • Astronomical Society of Edinburgh's Discussion
  • Leicester Astronomical Society's Topics
  • Dorset Stargazers's Topics
  • Hairy Stars Club (Comets)'s Tutorials and Guides
  • Hairy Stars Club (Comets)'s General Discussion
  • Hairy Stars Club (Comets)'s Observing Campaigns
  • Hairy Stars Club (Comets)'s Analysis results
  • Hairy Stars Club (Comets)'s Useful Links

Calendars

  • Astro TV
  • Celestial Events
  • SGL Calendar
  • Astro Society Events
  • Star Parties
  • WADAS's Events
  • Beaufort Club's Events
  • Astronomical Society of Edinburgh's Events
  • Leicester Astronomical Society's Events
  • Dorset Stargazers's Events

Blogs

There are no results to display.

There are no results to display.


Find results in...

Find results that contain...


Date Created

  • Start

    End


Last Updated

  • Start

    End


Filter by number of...

Joined

  • Start

    End


Group


AIM


MSN


Website URL


ICQ


Yahoo


Jabber


Skype


Interests


Location

Found 40 results

  1. OK, my second guide, this took a bit more thinking about cos I haven’t used Stellarium before but I wanted a ‘single device’ option as my other stuff is IOS. I will be using this with my Canon tethered to the PC by an active usb cable so I can do pretty much everything (bar focussing) indoors when it’s too cold outside! Anyway, this how I did it. If there is a better way I am happy to update this guide. Let me know. Hopefully this is straight forward cos there isn’t a lot of info on how to do this all in one place! I’ve had this working indoors this PM so I’m really excited to try it at night now. Note that you need to be connected to the SynScan WiFi network to control your scope. 1. Download & install Stellarium (I’m using v18) – do not run at this point 2. Download & install Stellarium Scope (I’m using v2016.12.26.330) – do not run at this point 3. Download ASCOM software & install (I used ASCOM Platform63) – do not run at this point 4. Download ASCOM driver from Skywatcher & install 5. Download and install SynScan App (it will run either Alt Az or Eq mounts as needed) 6. Connect to SynScan WiFi & open SynScan app, settings, WiFi and select Access Point mode (which is what I used as it seemed most straight forward). Add naming and security as needed. Note that the unit ‘resets’ to factory settings if powered up and unaccessed for 24 hrs (I have also seen this as 1 hr but haven’t tried it). 7. OPTIONAL TEST STEP OTHERWISE GO TO STEP 8. In settings set to ‘emulator’ if you want to test first. Go back to main screen and ‘connect’ – you will need to select eq or alt az. Note: you can do this part without the WiFi adaptor as it is only testing the software. Go to step 9. 8. In settings, select UDP, go back to main screen and connect (select eq or alt az). Do a star align if you are ready and leave running. 9. Run ASCOM diagnostics, tools, telescope chooser .net – select SynScanMobile Telescope in dropdown box. You may have to select and exit properties before ‘OK’ is enabled. 10. Open Stellarium Scope. Accept the disclaimer, select mount as ASCOM.Synscanmobile.Telescope and connect. 11. Label your Telescope on this screen if you want and then select update Stellarium. Accept all the warnings. If you want to customise further look in ‘options’ for auto start of Stellarium etc. You may need to update Stellarium again via this screen if you change anything. 12. Open Stellarium. It should now be ready with your scope. If you scroll around the reticle should be on the star you last aligned. You are now good to go! Select something in Stellarium and press CNTL and 1 together. Your scope should slew to the new target. Conversely, if you select something on the SynScan App it will show in Stellarium. 13. If you did this all in test mode and have a SynScan WiFi connected you should now be able to go to step 8. You do not need to do the other steps again apart from restarting Stellarium Scope and Stellarium. I have Stellarium auto open in options so I just click on StellariumScope. Hope that helps anyone interested. I’m happy to update this as needed, or do pics if required. PS I’m running this on a Win10 Dell Laptop - I have experienced a ‘form error’ bug when looking up stars in the SynScan App but that maybe because I moved the folder to a new location so it can’t find a library or something. It’ll be interesting if anyone else gets this. This does not affect the running in Stellarium so I’ve ignored it for now and will recheck later. UPDATE: 19/04 - I raised this with SW app team. It appears there is a DB missing from the v1.9 zip (previous versions are fine), they are rectifying asap - so it wasn’t me!!
  2. alexwolf

    Stellarium 0.18.2

    Stellarium 0.18.2 has been released today! Full 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) - Added actions (without default hotkeys) to toggle Moon and Minor body scaling - Added script "Jupiter and triple shadow phenomena" - Added script "Jupiter without Galilean satellites" - Added script "Occultations of bright stars by planets" - Added script "Mutual occultations of planets" - 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) - Fixed potential crash for Meteor showers plugin - Fixed crash (segmentation fault) for sporadic meteors with max ZHR - [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) - Updated behaviour of Location dialog: allowed to use resort GPS location at next startup and disable IP query when GPS is used - Removed support of terrible Qt plural forms Download new desktop edition you may here: https://stellarium.org
  3. Hi, I'm deperately looking for a telescopes.json file created by the Stellarium TelescopeControl plugin (and maybe a points.json as well ... don't know what that is for, though). The file(s) is/are normally located in $HOME/.stellarium/modules/TelescopeControl/ (Linux, I think it's a similar directory in Windows or MacOS). The files could be created in Windows and then copied to my Linux folder, but I don't have a native Windows machine and issues with the emulated one as well. Background: Stellarium won't let me add my telescope, as the configuration dialog won't disappear when pressing the OK button (see here for details: https://sourceforge.net/p/stellarium/discussion/278769/thread/fae0bc91/). According to the mentioned forum post this situation can be resolved by copying the telescopes.json (and maybe points.json) into the telescope plugin folder. I've searched the internet over and over, but cannot find copies of that files. Would be great if someone could share them with me. I'm aware that I will have to edit the files to fit my setup, but without knowing what the fies look like, I don't know where to start. Also, if anyone has had the same issue with the "Add telescope" dialog not closing in Stellarium, please share your solution, if different from what I'm aiming for. Thanks in advance, Peter
  4. alexwolf

    Stellarium 0.18.1

    Stellarium 0.18.1 has been released today! Full list of changes: - Added dithering support - Added filtering for pulsars - Added option for Telrad - Added nomenclature for Charon - Added new time steps for AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool - Added support Mandarin Chinese language - Added support of hi-res screenshots (GH: #141) - Added few small improvements for Quasars plugin - Added tooltips for color buttons in Pulsars plugin - Added option to hiding invisible satellites in markers mode (GH: #145) - Added angular size for the estimated values of coma and gas tail for comet - Added support decimal degrees for size of DSO - Added improvements for proportional size textures for large DSO (GH: #159) - Added atmospheric mixing and extinction handling to Toast Survey (GH: #158) - Added Korean translation for landscape description (GH: #170) - Added shortkeys for change light pollution (GH: #171) - Added rise, transit and set times for celestial objects (GH: #169) - Added info about duration of the solar day - Added scripting function to retrieve environment variables. - Added changeability of magnitude limit for stars through keyboard shortcuts (GH: #174) - Added Korean ISL File and Update iss.cmake (GH: #185) - Added allowing storing script output to absolute path - Added equatorial radius / diameter info for Solar system bodies - Added calculation of equatorial rotation velocity for Solar system bodies (except comets) - Added 2 more lines to ArchaeoLines plugin - Fixed load the HiPS sources through proxy - Fixed creating screenshots on retina displays - Fixed behaviour Macbook's touchpad - Fixed result of dithering color components with exactly zero tail - Fixed dithering for OpenGL ES2 - Fixed enabling various lines when Telrad is enabled (GH: #109) - Fixed error in DSO catalogs filter - Fixed bug when screenshots folder can't be changed via GUI (LP: #1764084, GH: #144) - Fixed compile with Qt5.10 (Windows/Visual Studio 2015) (GH: #139) - Fixed visibility of splash screen (GH: #142) - Fixed rendering asterisms names - Fixed editing telescope properties for Telescope Control plugin - Fixed memory leak of Bayer pattern texture in StelPainter (GH: #154) - Fixed HiPS server requests (GH: #156) - Fixed infotext brightness when planets are switched off - Fixed crash after customization of absolute/relative scales - Fixed operational status string for satellites - Fixed incorrect pair counts in constellationship.fab files (GH: #167) - Fixed color issue for formatting infostring - Fixed selection in AstroCalc/Positions tool - Fixed fullscreen toggle on Mac OS X (GH: #193) - Fixed User Agent string for HiPS - Fixed the SSO isolated trails checkbox. (GH: #199) - Fixed a rendering bug with spheric mirror distortion (LP: #1777320) - Updated behaviour of Toast: lazily creation of the grid - Updated help of Telescope Control plugin - Updated HiPS behaviour: try to use caching as much as possible - Updated user agent string for HiPS browser - Updated nomenclature list - Updated main GUI - Updated GUI of plugins - Updated Satellites plugin - Updated GPS handling - Updated list of contributors - Updated catalog of pulsars - Updated behaviour of Search Tool for craters - Updated Quasars plugin - Updated format for DSO's size - [SUG] Updated year for copyright notices - Updated Korean Star Names (GH: #173) - Updated hyperlinks for DOIs resolver (GH: #187) - Updated CMake rules for Windows/MSVC (GH: #183, #188) - Updated textures - Updated Scripting Engine: extended behaviour for includes files in scripts - Updated the code: remove some redundant calls to increase code readability. (GH: #184) - Updated the code: replaces foreach macro by C++11 range-based for. (GH: #195) - Updated the code: remove gVector, use Vec3d instead. (GH: #197) - Updated the code: C++11 auto to replace complicated hand written types. (GH: #196) - Updated the code: disable debug logging on OpenGLES mode. (GH: #201) - Updated the code: remove the null pointer check after new. (GH: #202) - Updated the code: check struct size by using static_assert. (GH: #203) - Updated the code: put dwarf galaxies and h400 tables into static array. (GH: #204) - Updated the code: call getDecYear in getDeltaTByEspenakMeeus. (GH: #205) - Updated the code: remove some new/delete pairs, just use variables on stack. (GH: #206) - Updated CMake code: enable persistent usage of C++11 standard for compiling (GH: #192) Download new desktop edition you may here: http://stellarium.org And bonus for fans: first beta release of StellariumWeb - https://stellarium-web.org/
  5. lux eterna

    Stellarium surveys

    Hi folks, Just downloaded Stellarium ver 0.18.1 and tried the "Surveys" under "Sky and Viewing Options" : Problem is nothing happens when I tick any randomly chosen option. Can someone please advice ? Ragnar
  6. Hi all Not sure if this has been asked and answered already, but is is possible to add a user defined object into Stellarium and keep it in the database so it can be retrieved at a later date? Cheers
  7. alexwolf

    Stellarium 0.18.0

    Stellarium 0.18.0 has been released today! The major changes of this version: - Added support Hierarchical Progressive Surveys [HiPS] (Hello visualization of multiwavelength universe in the Stellarium) - Updated and extended AstroCalc tool - Added support a Hickson Compact Group collection - Updated code and data A huge thanks to the people who helped us a lot by reporting bugs! Full list of changes: - Added support Hierarchical Progressive Surveys [HiPS] (Hello visualization of multiwavelength universe in the Stellarium) - Added patches for TeXLive - Added Chinese (Simplified) and Chinese (Traditional) translations for InnoSetup - Added Dnoces star name - Added check relative paths for AppImage (or something similar) packages - Added hook for creating an AppImage application - Added optional building 3rd-party INDILib when Telescope Control plugin is disabled - Added manual commands for NSEW movements in Telescope Control plugin [INDI-only] - Added computation of solar eclipse magnitude and solar eclipse obscuration on Earth (special case) - Added option to allow adding some sky background color (GH: #71) - Added Moon age computation (GH: #73) - Added "Western (O.Hlad)" sky culture - Added support common names of pulsars - Added some DSO images - Added calculation of synodic period - Added AstroCalc/Monthly Elevation tool - Added optional Sun, Moon, Astronomical Twilight and Nautical Twilight lines for AstroCalc/AltVsTime tool - Added Battlesteads Observatory into locations list - Added a special case of computations (lunar eclipse) into AstroCalc/Phenomena tool - Added two new signals to manage wide dates changes with various steps - by months and years - Added new option to the AstroCalc/AltVsTime and AstroCalc/ME tools - Added support a Hickson Compact Group collection - Added tools for select color of planetary labels and trails - Added option to suppress drawing large halo around bright stars. (GH: #105) - Added Tesla Roadster orbital elements - Added config options for font size of cardinal points - Added visualization of civil twilight line in AstroCalc/AltVsTime tool - Added 'Artificial objects' into Search/Lists tool - Added feature to store and retrieve selected HiPS - Added bottom bar GUI button for HiPS display - Fixed spheric mirror effect inputs with retina display - Fixed visualization issue for ephemeris markers due refraction (GH: #51) - Fixed building Stellarium on *BSD systems (GH: #52) - Fixed texture name - Fixed behaviour of DateTimeDialog (LP: #1409935) - Fixed behaviour of Compass Marks plugin - Fixed issue for creating a multiple Screenshot directories (GH: #60) - Fixed cmake for OSX - Fixed data race condition by mutex in Telescope Control plugin - Fixed few C99 warnings - Fixed rules for MSVC linker - Fixed Phoebe's absolute magnitude - Fixed some DSO positions (data is obtained from NED database) (GH: #64) - Fixed FSF address - Fixed missed license info for the new code - Fixed version of DSO catalog - Fixed inconsistency of calculations in AstroCalc/AltVsTime tool - Fixed crash due missing file MSVCR120.dll (GH: #101) - Fixed backward orbiting of Uranus moons (GH: #107) - Fixed search Hydra constellation (show IAU numbers for moons) (LP: #1752784) - Fixed crash when opening Configuration window (beta 0.90.0.15828) (GH: #111) - Fixed crash when landscape invalid - Fixed translation action in HipsMgr - Fixed name of action for TOAST DSS - Fixed very jerky (unusable) trackpad navigation on OS X (LP: #1705832) - Updated Russian and German translations for InnoSetup - Updated list of cardinals names - Updated target rules for OSX - Updated AppStream info - Updated default catalog of pulsars - Updated Indian Vedic skyculture - Updated list of nomenclature on the Titan - Updated zlib to version 1.2.11 - Updated toggling of atmosphere, Milky Way and Zodiacal Light - Updated Telescope Control plugin - Updated AstroCalc/AltVsTime tool - Updated focus rules for Search Tool - Updated stellarium.appdata.xml file - Updated behaviour of AstroCalc/ME and AstroCalc/PC tools - Updated the behaviour of Satellites plugin: the plugin will be disabled when date is changed for a month or year to avoiding stupid computation - Updated select priority rules for DSO - Updated help info in the plugins - Updated info in Help window - Updated metainfo - Updated textures for Solar system bodies - Removed outdated data
  8. alexwolf

    Stellarium 0.17.0

    Stellarium 0.17.0 has been released today :) Version 0.17.0 is based on Qt 5.9.3, but it can still be built from sources with Qt 5.4. The major changes of this version: Added support for nomenclature of planetary surface (SOCIS 2017 project) Added improvements for AstroCalc tool Added improvements for Oculars plugin Added improvements for Exoplanets plugin Added INDI support for Telescope Control plugin Updated code and data Full list of changes: Added support for nomenclature of planetary surface (SOCIS 2017 project) Added templates for translation of planetary features nomenclature Added support of movement to selected nomenclature item Added new tab for AstroCalc tool: Planetary Calculator Added Icelandic translation for a couple of skycultures Added another OS detection logging function Added new landscape: the Sun Added Russian translation for new landscape Added filters for nomenclature (Search Tool/Lists) Added support plural forms for translation (LP: #1561457) Added deselectConstellations() method to public area Added new time steps for AstroCalc/Ephemerides tool Added sane defaults to Planets Added subclasses to the list of Solar system objects in AstroCalc/Positions tool Added config option to allow make visible orbits for major planets only (LP: #1720722) Added rule to allow to hide nomenclature on the celestial body of observer (LP: #1723742) Added context support for Solar system bodies Added angular size filter for DSO Added shortcut for nomenclature Added plus/minus keys for elevation change on Macs without PgUp/PgDn Added better font scaling for HiDPI Macs Added detection method info for exoplanets Added visual resolution info for Oculars plugin Added GUI options for color of exoplanet marker Added a default for night mode Added API command to retrieve view direction in RemoteControl plugin Added API commands into RemoteControl plugin: allow view setting jNow, harmonize capitalisation for the parameters. Added velocity display to Planets, MinorPlanets and Comets Added improvements for AstroCalc/PC tool Added orbital velocities for AstroCalc/PC tool Added special case for long list of "also known as" names Added INDI support for Telescope Control plugin Added Caucasian Mountain Observatory to locations list Added option to select temperature scale to the Exoplanets plugin Added option to allow scaling of Ocular buttons (LP: #1507205) Added new option to the Navigational Stars plugin Added checkboxes for DSO catalogs (PN G, SNR G, ACO) in Remote Control plugin Added wikilinks for names of Solar system bodies Fixed filter for limiting by DSO mangitudes Fixed TestStelJsonParser fails (LP: #1719076) Fixes and additions for French descriptions Fixed context support for constellations Fixed sort order for 'Peak' in Meteor showers search (LP: #1719939) Fixed location for stellarium.appdata.xml file Fixed stupid bug for asterisms in Search Tool/Lists Fixed some back-side issues of nomenclature (LP: #1721815) Fixed crash for Custom Objects (LP: #1722527) Fixed output data for Exoplanets plugin Fixed potential crash for nomenclature and inconsistency of data Fixed light speed correction issue for nomenclature items (LP: #1724517) Fixed annoying malfunction in Oculars plugin (lost of tracking) (LP: #1724106) Fixed the new moons' rotation times Fixed selecting of comets in AstroCalc/Positions tool Fixed behaviour and style of tool for download star catalog Fixed infostring for satellite features Fixed centering/tracking issues for Nomenclature feature (LP: #1721818) Fixed small Coverity issue Fixed bug of positions for nomenclature when Solar system data is reloaded Fixed shader for planet texture rendering (LP: #1731788) Fixed sign for declination coordinate for Southern Iota Aquarids Fixed behaviour of Velocity checkbox Fixed Oculars GUI Panel behaviour: disabled event processing on the sky under GUI Fixed ray helpers lines behaviour in Oculars plugin Fixed crossid info of alpha2 centauri (LP: #1734396) Fixed Oculars plugin mouse bug on retina display Fixed wrong unit of measurement for distance Fixed mouse cursor hidding Fixed zero-filled initial date/time window issue (LP: #1409935) Fixed crash of Stellarium when flag for decimal degrees usage is changed Fixed regressions introduced by recent LabelMgr refactoring Updated default settings of build environment for Windows and Mac OS X Updated ICU rules for Qt 5.9+ Updated Oculars plugin (Allows accessing via RemoteControl) Updated list of DSO outlines (port from HNSKY) Updated list of DSO names Updated behaviour of auto-load landscape when moving to selected planet Updated scripts and their descriptions Updated Bengali description of landscapes Updated list of planetary nomenclature Updated list of official star names Updated default time step for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool Updated behaviour of flag for orbits to renew visibility of orbits Updated GUI items in the View dialog Updated list of ray helpers Updated protocols for MPC Updated Triangulum constellation lines Updated the solar system screen saver script Updated code for beta versions naming Updated Chinese skyculture Improved performance for AstroCalc tool Improved performance for Nomenclature feature Code refactoring Website: http://stellarium.org
  9. alexwolf

    Stellarium 0.18.0RC1

    Dear users of planetarium and possible translators! We plan to release version 0.18.0 near spring equinox day and all strings for translation are freeze now. You may download version 0.90.0.15855 (also known as 0.18.0RC1) to testing current status of features and translations. If you can assist with translation to any of the 119 languages which Stellarium supports, please go to Transifex website and help us out: https://www.transifex.com/stellarium/stellarium/dashboard/ Full list of changes between versions 0.17.0 and 0.18.0RC1 are: - Added support HEALPix surveys (Hello visualization of multiwavelength universe in the Stellarium - over 300 surveys available right now!) - Added patches for TeXLive - Added Chinese (Simplified) and Chinese (Traditional) translations for InnoSetup - Added Dnoces star name - Added check relative paths for AppImage (or something similar) packages - Added hook for creating an AppImage application - Added optional building 3rd-party INDILib when Telescope Control plugin is disabled - Added manual commands for NSEW movements in Telescope Control plugin [INDI-only] - Added computation of solar eclipse magnitude and solar eclipse obscuration on Earth (special case) - Added option to allow adding some sky background color (GH: #71) - Added Moon age computation (GH: #73) - Added "Western (O.Hlad)" sky culture - Added support common names of pulsars - Added some DSO images - Added calculation of synodic period - Added AstroCalc/Monthly Elevation tool - Added optional Sun, Moon, Astronomical Twilight and Nautical Twilight lines for AstroCalc/AltVsTime tool - Added Battlesteads Observatory into locations list - Added a special case of computations (lunar eclipse) into AstroCalc/Phenomena tool - Added two new signals to manage wide dates changes with various steps - by months and years - Added new option to the AstroCalc/AltVsTime and AstroCalc/ME tools - Added support a Hickson Compact Group collection - Added tools for select color of planetary labels and trails - Added option to suppress drawing large halo around bright stars. (GH: #105) - Added Tesla Roadster orbital elements - Added config options for font size of cardinal points - Added visualization of civil twilight line in AstroCalc/AltVsTime tool - Added 'Artificial objects' into Search/Lists tool - Fixed spheric mirror effect inputs with retina display - Fixed visualization issue for ephemeris markers due refraction (GH: #51) - Fixed building Stellarium on *BSD systems (GH: #52) - Fixed texture name - Fixed behaviour of DateTimeDialog (LP: #1409935) - Fixed behaviour of Compass Marks plugin - Fixed issue for creating a multiple Screenshot directories (GH: #60) - Fixed cmake for OSX - Fixed data race condition by mutex in Telescope Control plugin - Fixed few C99 warnings - Fixed rules for MSVC linker - Fixed Phoebe's absolute magnitude - Fixed some DSO positions (data is obtained from NED database) (GH: #64) - Fixed FSF address - Fixed missed license info for the new code - Fixed version of DSO catalog - Fixed inconsistency of calculations in AstroCalc/AltVsTime tool - Fixed crash due missing file MSVCR120.dll (GH: #101) - Fixed backward orbiting of Uranus moons (GH: #107) - Fixed search Hydra constellation (show IAU numbers for moons) (LP: #1752784) - Fixed crash when opening Configuration window (beta 0.90.0.15828) (GH: #111) - Fixed crash when landscape invalid - Fixed translation action in HipsMgr - Fixed name of action for TOAST DSS - Updated Russian and German translations for InnoSetup - Updated list of cardinals names - Updated target rules for OSX - Updated AppStream info - Updated default catalog of pulsars - Updated Indian Vedic skyculture - Updated list of nomenclature on the Titan - Updated zlib to version 1.2.11 - Updated toggling of atmosphere, Milky Way and Zodiacal Light - Updated Telescope Control plugin - Updated AstroCalc/AltVsTime tool - Updated focus rules for Search Tool - Updated stellarium.appdata.xml file - Updated behaviour of AstroCalc/ME and AstroCalc/PC tools - Updated the behaviour of Satellites plugin: the plugin will be disabled when date is changed for a month or year to avoiding stupid computation - Updated select priority rules for DSO - Updated help info in the plugins - Updated info in Help window - Updated metainfo - Removed outdated data You may download prepared binary packages on our official website - http://www.stellarium.org (see Beta link on top bar )
  10. Hi all, im still relitivley knew to learning my way around the sky I thought I’d try and learn as much as I can before getting a scope ( spent the last year or so learning about the science of it all first ) and tonight is quite a good night ( not the best) but I decided to spend an hour or so learning my constellations as I’m pretty rubbish at knowing them all. However I went outside equipped with my binos, turn left at Orion and also Stellarium on my IPad ( made sure I turned on night vision ). The most obvious place for me to start is Orion as it’s south facing my garden and I always seem to get a good view of it. In a hours session I managed to sort of memories three or 4 constellations. I say 3 or 4 because one of them was fairly low and trees were obstructing the view. Now the ones I’ve managed is obviously Orion seeing the sword also betelgeuse in the top corner. (south east I think ) of that is Cannis major with Sirius shining bright as always. After studying Canis Major abit making sure I know the names of the stars. I turned right on Orion and looked to pleiades ( one of my favourite clusters) I then followed across Perseus and I kept following until the Triangulum. I tried to see the double cluster but I think my binos weren’t having it. After getting to the triangular constellation I tried to find andromeda and just about shining through the trees I could see it ( just). So after finding Andromeda I decided to call it a night as my thumbs were about to freeze. I wanted to also know how did you learn constellations? Did you learn from books or from another method? Thanks for reading
  11. Hi All, Recently in my effort to image Pluto, I used Stellarium to locate its position and compare the star fields with my image. I finally succeeded but my effort was made more difficult by a star that was visible in Stellarium near HIP 94372, but absent in my image Pluto Image post. On checking further I concluded that the error was in the NOMAD catalog used by Stellarium. If this is indeed the case does anyone know how this error can be reported and corrected? Best
  12. beka

    Pluto?

    Hi All, With some difficulty using Stellarium to compare star fields, I believe that Pluto is the spot marked in my image below. It is a single 20'' exposure taken using a Canon 700D DSLR at ISO 800 and my CPC 1100. I stretched, tweaked the curve and used the noise reduction feature in GIMP. I am hoping to take another image today to see if that spot has moved in relation to the other stars. My problem was that I had difficulty comparing the star fields in my image and that from Stellarium (screen shot below). The ocular view and the sensor frame view of Stellarium were useful but I discovered that my difficulty in matching the stars arose because the bright star next to HIP 94372 does not exist in my image. I thought of digging into star catalogues before posting but thought I may get an answer from the forum more quickly. My bet is that it may be an error in the catalogue Stellarium uses. Look forward to hearing all your thoughts.
  13. Hi, After using Stellarium on my tablet for helping me find stuff with binoculars. I was wondering on the PC version is it possible to see the FOV through a certain telescope? Have been using something similar https://astronomy.tools/ but was wondering if it’s possible in stellarium . I know there is a telescope tab but not sure how it works, I was wondering if there are any other programs like this that you recommend . Any help will be appreciated PS Sorry if I e posted this in the wrong section.
  14. alexwolf

    Stellarium features

    Dear Stellarium users, in last binary snapshot (v0.90.0.8774 - https://launchpad.net/stellarium/trunk/0.90.0) we introduced finally support of time zones dependent by locations. We really want test this feature - please help us. Thank you!
  15. Stellarium 0.13.3 is a stable version that introduces some new features and closes 33 bug and wishlist reports. A lot of work has been done on adding few new DSO catalogs: Barnard ( , Van den Bergh (VdB), Sharpless (Sh 2), H-α emission regions in the Southern Milky Way (RCW), Lynds' Catalogue of Bright Nebulae (LBN), Lynds' Catalogue of Dark Nebulae (LDN), Collinder (Cr) and Melotte (Mel). In addition, two new plugins are available. One of them introduces an exclusive and very nice feature - 3D landscapes. A huge thanks to the people who helped us a lot by reporting bugs! We updated the configuration file and the Solar System file, so if you have an existing Stellarium installation, we strongly recommend to reset the settings after you install the new version (in the Installer). Full list of changes: - Added Scenery3D plugin: enable support 3D landscapes - Added ArchaeoLines plugin: a tool for archaeo-/ethnoastronomical alignment studies - Added new DSO catalogs: Barnard ( , Van den Bergh (VdB), Sharpless (Sh 2), H-α emission regions in the Southern Milky Way (RCW), Lynds' Catalogue of Bright Nebulae (LBN), Lynds' Catalogue of Dark Nebulae (LDN), Collinder (Cr) and Melotte (Mel) - Added tiny visual improvements for info about comets and minor planets - Added Hungarian translation for Aztec skyculture - Added Russian translation for Western: H.A. Rey skyculture - Added support of meteors for Windows/MSVC packages - Added patch for multiscreen setups - Added tui/tui_font_color option for change color of text user interface (LP: #1421998) - Added new version of GCVS - Added implementation of polinomial approximation of time period 1620-2013 for DeltaT by M. Khalid, Mariam Sultana and Faheem Zaidi (2014); http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/480964 - Added new line on the celestial sphere - opposition/conjunction longitude (LP: #1377606) - Added texture for Ceres (LP: #1271380) - Extended list of proper names for deep-sky objects - Fixed position of Great Red Spot (LP: #490019) - Fixed bug in planet shadow shasder (LP: #1405353) - Fixed flickering Moon problem (LP: #1411958) - Fixed jittering moons (LP: #1416824) - Fixed visibility objects on distance over 50 AU. (LP: #1413381) - Updated the Spherical projection to be HiDPI aware. (LP: #1385367) - Restore unit testing for refraction and extinction. Fixed issue in unit test for DeltaT and fixed small issue for DeltaT. - Fixed issue in core.setObserverLocation (to a new Planet travels always 1 second) (LP: #1414463) - Fixed issue for cursor, who points to a wrong position after orbit update (LP: #1414824) - Fixed ignore the Enter key for online search dialog within Solar System Editor plugin (LP: #1414814) - Fixed package issue for Windows XP (LP: #1414233) - Fixed crash when trying to select a satellite with invalid orbit (LP: #1307357) - Check of updates has been removed (LP: #1414451) - Fixed issues in Search Tool (LP: #1416830) - Fixed code to update ConfigurationDialog size (LP: #995107) - Behavior of JD/MJD has been refactored for Date and Time Dialog (LP: #1417619) - Avoid delaying for the telescope control slew commands over TCP (LP: #1418375) - Avoid crash when clicking 'Lookup locations on network' checkbox in Locations window (Debian: #779046) - Updated bookmarks for Solar System editor plug-in (LP: #1425626) - Allowing display the scope marker below the landscape (LP: #1426441) - Allow fading of the landscapes without atmosphere (LP: #1420741) - Allow change thickness of lines of the constellations (LP: #1028432)
  16. Hello, I am trying to control my Heq5 pro via SynScan (ver 3.10) with Stellarium (on MS Win10, 64 bit). I got the proper cable and adapter to connect to the usb port (via an adaptor for the RS-232). In Stellarium I follow the instructions to add a telescope / configure / add new telescope but when I get at the level of the device settings (see image), the field to select the port is blank and cannot be edited. I know I am using port : Port_#0001.Hub_#0004 (from checking the device manager) on my laptop. I tried installing Ascom but I still can't find the port there neither. I tried using a different port #3 but same issue. Anyone knows a work around the issue? Thank you \\
  17. oleg_astro

    Ubuntu Astronomy 16.04

    This is an open project "Ubuntu Astronomy" for amateurs. Free Live DVD distributive designed for astronomy amateurs. This DVD contains different astronomical programs, for example: planetariums, image processing, astro-hardware control, INDI drivers, etc. Based on Ubuntu 16.04. You can download *.iso from its page https://sourceforge.net/projects/ubuntu-astronomy-16-04/
  18. spaceman_spiff

    Stellarium rotate display

    Hi SGL, I am wondering if there is a way to rotate the display in Stellarium by 90 degrees anti-clockwise. That way I can match my camera view with Stellarium (see attachment image). At the moment I have to take a print screen and rotate it in another program, which is a bit of a faff when trying to locate a dim fuzzy. I know about the flip horizontal/vertical buttons in Stellarium but no combination of them produces a 90 rotation. Maybe this is a silly question but if i rotate my camera 90 degrees clockwise, will I get matching views? I guess this depends on which way the camera flips the image after taking the shot. Many thanks, Dan.
  19. Christopher Davenport

    AstroImaging Virtual Machine

    Hello, So I thought I would share some screen shots of my XP SP3 Virtual Machine that I have setup for Astro Imaging. The nice thing about putting all the software into a Virtual Machine is that I can move it about between different laptops. VMware also allows you to remotely connect and disconnect USB sockets, which is hand when you want to restart a usb camera. Lastly I can put the VM to sleep and start it up so as to keep everything as is. Some screen shots of the different aspects of the VM with a custom red theme. EQMOD, Astro Tortilla, PHD2 EQMOD, Stellarium (Stellarium Scope to control EQMOD) EQMOD, APT (Focus aid and other tools) Hope you take some inspiration
  20. Hello all Can I ask what is the current thinking and methods on the following things. There seems to be some really old YouTube videos of how to control your mount and control your camera but I would like to hear what is the latest wisdom on the following: Eq6 Mount Control? Stellarium? Eqmod? Handset? Bluetooth? Canon camera exposure control. Aptool? Intervalometer? Laptop? iOS app??? Is that even possibile? I have a Eq6 pro but I would love to know what the most current way of doing these things are. It's mainly for imaging. Bring me me up to date please! Thanks Gerry
  21. Good evening, it is normal that on the constellation of the scorpion there is a form of square on Antares, Oph and Jabbah? it's like there's a cut and paste, Thank you
  22. I've put together a 'rough and ready' background of the Lucksall campsite for use in Stellarium. If you wish to use it please download the attached .zip file and then extract its contents into a separate folder within your Stellarium backgrounds folder. You should then be good to go. The compass points in the .ini file may be a little bit out, but if they are I'm sure some nice person will correct and post them :grin: . lucksall.zip I know this is a bit late as we've only two nights left, but the Wifi has been difficult to get. Hope this helps, Alan
  23. Hi Folks, I've just installed Stellarium on my laptop and although it runs ok the graphics quality is low because I need to get OpenGL 2.1 running on my Nvidia GEforce 9200m GS graphics card. I realise this may not be the best forum (or even the best site!) to ask this on, but can anyone tell me how I install OpenGL 2.1? If not directly, anyone know of any hardware forums I can ask on? Cheers, Neil.
  24. Tommohawk

    Odd Stellarium problem

    I have the HEQ5 hooked up to the lappy with Stellarium 15.0 using Lynx FTDI cable - all works fine except... I've always noticed that when imaging planets the target seems to drift all the time - it needs constant correction by small amount mostly EW but also a bit NS. I always assumed my PA was a bit off and just lived with it. But tonight I notice for the 2nd time that the scope "target" on Stellarium doesnt stay with the planet - in this case Jupiter. Its drifting all the while and seem to match roughly the actual drift on the live view screen. I don't understand that at all - any ideas please??
  25. Hi there everybody, I have been trying to find a way of extracting the auto guider corrections from my synguider so that I can look at periodic error and other random errors I might get during long exposures. One possibility I was exploring was to use Stellarium which is already connected to the mount and updates the telescope's position during autoguider corrections. What I want to do is find a way of extracting the telescope's position from Stellarium in real time so that I can analyse it later. I appreciate that the record will contain the sidereal movement of the mount (but I can subtract that out, leaving only the auto guider corrections). Has anyone tried this before or have any ideas? Thanks in advance!
×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.