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alexwolf

Stellarium 0.15.2

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1 hour ago, Paul M said:

Thanks Alex, you are correct. It takes about 3 minutes or more to calculate the Iridium Flares. 

I usually have Stellarium in full screen mode and when it's calculating irridiums there is no other response, can't minimise the screen etc to go and do something else while it calculates. So it seemed as though it had stopped running.

But now I know to be more patient. It works!

Hmm... Seems we need to introduce new config option (with GUI control) for change a depth of prediction for Iridium flares.

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28 minutes ago, alexwolf said:

Installing a new drivers may solve your problem

Thanks,

continuing with MESA and pleased to say no problems so far :thumbsup: all looking good :)

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3rd release candidate of version 0.15.2 is out - I hope it will be last RC.

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Stellarium 0.15.2 has been released

The Stellarium development team after three months of development is proud to announce the second correcting release of Stellarium in series 0.15.x - version 0.15.2. This version contains few closed bugs (ported from series 1.x) and some new additions and improvements.

We have updated the configuration file and the Solar System file, so if you have an existing Stellarium installation, we highly recommended reset the settings when you will install the new version (you can choose required points in the installer).

A huge thanks to our community whose contributions help to make Stellarium better!

Full list of changes:
- Added new algorithm for DeltaT from Stephenson, Morrison and Hohenkerk (2016)
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- Added new option to InfoString group
- Added orbit visualization data for asteroids
- Added calculation of extincted magnitudes of satellites
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- Added albedo for infostring (planets and moons)
- Added some improvements and clean up of code in Search Tool
- Added use ISO 8601 to date formatting in Date and Time Dialog (LP: #1655630)
- Added "Restore direction to initial values" in Oculars plugin (LP: #1656085)
- Added the define for GL_DOUBLE again to restore compilation on ARM.
- Added calculation and show of horizontal and vertical scales of visible field of view of CCD (LP: #1656825)
- Added caching for landscapes, including preloading and some other manipulation via scripting.
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- Added textures for DSO
- Added a mean solar day (equals to Earth's day) on the Sun for educational purposes
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- Added a scriptable function to retrieve landscape brightness.
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- Added displaying solstices points (LP: #1670046)
- Added extension of objectInfoMaps per object, most useful for scripting (LP: #1670412)
- Added tentative fix for crash without network (LP: #1667703)
- Added separate storing of view direction/FoV and other settings.
- Added Meade MA12 Astrometric Eyepiece support in Oculars plugin
- Added option to change the prediction depth of Iridium flares (Satellites plugin)
- Added tooltips for AstroCalc features
- Fixed indirect dependency to QtOpenGL by QtMultimediaWidgets (LP: #1656525)
- Fixed text encoding in installer (LP: #1652515)
- Fixed changing value of n.dot in tooltip when ephemeris type is changed (LP: #1652762)
- Fixed mistakes in DeltaT stuff
- Fixed typos in AstroCalc tool
- Fixed visual style for spinup/spindown markers
- Fixed missing cross-id of Epsilon Lyrae (LP: #1653388)
- Fixed updating a list of Solar system bodies in AstroCalc tool when new objects added or objects was removed
- Fixed calculation of period for comets on elliptial orbits
- Fixed prediction of Iridium flares (LP: #1643311)
- Fixed saving visibility flag for Bookmarks button (LP: #1654164)
- Fixed refraction for Satellites (LP: #1654331)
- Fixed wrong parallax and distance for IC 59 (LP: #1655423)
- Fixed updating a text in Help window when shortcuts are changed (LP: #1656001)
- Fixed saving flags of visibility of Milky Way and Zodiacal Light (LP: #1656067)
- Fixed memory leaks
- Fixed few reports of Clang static analyzer
- Fixed double clicks causing crashes (LP: #1656525)
- Fixed packaging QtOpenGL in Windows/macOS packages
- Fixed handling a log lines with missing newline char
- Fixed a bad-value crash in ArchaeoLines plugin
- Fixed an invalid escape sequence in RemoteControl plugin
- Fixed bug in Search Tool (LP: #1655055)
- Fixed doing a screenshots (do it via FBO - solution for QOpenGLWidget)
- Fixed work a button for ArchaeoLines plugin
- Fixed calculation and rendering CCD frame in Oculars plugin
- Fixed an memory leak with the spheric mirror distorter, and removed stencil buffer from the effect FBO (we don't need it for our rendering) (LP: #1661375)
- Fixed tile-based render performance (always glClear all buffers at the start of the frame) (LP: #1661375)
- Fixed glClear alpha channel usage (glClear alpha to zero instead of one)
- Fixed Scenery3d cubemap rendering (restores rendering)
- Fixed crash, when location 'Sierra Nevada Observatory, Spain' is chosen (LP: #1662113)
- Fixed NetBSD and OpenBSD build by linking glues with Qt5::Gui.
- Fixed size for few DSO textures (NPOT textures for ancient GPUs) (LP: #1641773)
- Fixed crash, when missing a stars catalog from the middle of list (e.g. stars4 is missing and we tried zooming) (LP: #1653315)
- Fixed crash for configure color of generic DSO marker (LP: #1667787)
- Fixed date limit in AstroCalc tool (Set a minimum possible date limit for the range of dates for
QDateTimeEdit widgets) (LP: #1660208)
- Fixed escaping of symbols for Simbad Lookup (LP: #1669088)
- Fixed DE431 mismatch (LP: #1606583)
- Fixed overbright Sun when zooming in (LP: #1421173)
- Fixed absolute magnitude calculation of the planets, their moons, and the Pluto-Charon system (LP: #1664143)
- Fixed a long-standing bug concerning centering small-fov views in equatorial mount mode (LP: #1484976)
- Fixed influencing sky luminance/eye adaptation for bright objects covered by the landscape horizon. (LP: #1138533)
- Fixed atmospheric brightening by Earth's moon when location is on other planets (LP: #1673283)
- Fixed application of DE43x DeltaT when date outside range of the selected DE43x.
- Fixed Night mode issue for binocular mode of Oculars Plugin (LP: #1673187)
- Fixed altitude computation for landscapes
- Fixed a small error in that Zodiacal light was aligned with Ecliptic J2000, not Ecliptic of date (LP: #1628765)
- Fixed crash Stellarium in debug mode on OS X with Qt 5.7+, through clear GL error state after using QPainter (LP: #1628072)
- Fixed a problem with Qt timezone handling, when some IANA timezones have been renamed compared to entries in our location database (LP: #1662132)
- Allows SkyImages in all reference frames and deprecate the old explicit core.loadSkyImageAltAz() type commands
- Updated rules for usage of custom time zones (the custom time zone may be use in all time now) (LP: #1652763)
- Updated shortcuts
- Updated rules for source package builder
- Updated URL of DSS collection
- Updated detect of OS
- Updated deployment rules for Windows installer
- Updated script for building Stellarium User Guide
- Updated GUI for set coefficients for custom equation of DeltaT
- Updated list of contributors
- Updated ArchaeoLines and Gridlines options to RemoteControl pages
- Updated Tongan sky culture
- Updated catalog of DSO
- Updated common names of DSO
- Updated star names (LP: #1664671)
- Updated Solar System Screen Saver.
- Updated Oculars plugin
- Updated Satellites plugin (Let's start looking to the Iridium on 15 seconds before flash)
- Updated plist data for macOS
- Updated textures of minor planets
- Updated default color scheme
- Removed code for automatic tuning star scales of the view through ocular/CCD (LP: #1656940)
- Code clean-up
- Prevent an unnecessary StelProperty change
- Changed the way the OpenGL format is set once again

http://www.stellarium.org/

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Upgraded to 15.2 today from 15.1 - W10 64 bit.

New version loads up and I can scroll around the sky but as soon as I type anything into the search box it crashes.

Have downloaded again and reinstalled - same issue.

Any ideas ??

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Hi Alex,

I see you added that user selectable search period for the Iridium Flare calculations as discussed above!

Works well for me. 

Many thanks for the fast responses :)

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3 hours ago, Skipper Billy said:

Upgraded to 15.2 today from 15.1 - W10 64 bit.

New version loads up and I can scroll around the sky but as soon as I type anything into the search box it crashes.

Have downloaded again and reinstalled - same issue.

Any ideas ??

Just tried the Search here - no issues. Typed in M31, and it took me there with no problems.

Hmmm...

Loaded from 15.1 on Windows 8.1 64 bit.

Dave

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6 hours ago, Skipper Billy said:

Upgraded to 15.2 today from 15.1 - W10 64 bit.

New version loads up and I can scroll around the sky but as soon as I type anything into the search box it crashes.

Have downloaded again and reinstalled - same issue.

Any ideas ??

Has you allowed network connections for Stellarium? Please send me log.txt and crash dump (or better - please fill bug report and attach those files there).

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10 hours ago, Skipper Billy said:

I will do the bug report - thanks Alexander.

Please try disable SIMBAD

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On 22.03.2017 at 01:16, Skipper Billy said:

New version loads up and I can scroll around the sky but as soon as I type anything into the search box it crashes.

Could you check version 0.90.0.9222?

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I have removed it and gone back to 0.15.1 as I needed it for imaging last night.

Now the clocks have gone forward thats it for me for the summer - I will reinstall the later version soon and report back.

Cheers

 

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I found a minor bug, in fact I've come across it several time before and only just realised what it is. When using a reticule calculated for a long-fl scope with a small sensor (120mm scope, x3 barlow, 1/3" sensor) on a target like Saturn, it sometimes misses the target completely when you press space to centre it.

This is because Stellarium displays the target at the RA and DEC of the target on the set date, but centres the reticule very close to the J2000 RA and DEC.

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I had the latest test-version, 0.90.0.9484, running fine - up until I loaded the extended 1,000,000+ DSO database. And that was too much for the poor thing - it froze the program solid and wouldn't respond to any command. So I had to shut it down & re-boot my computer.

I rolled-back my version to the 15.2 and all was well. Just thought you'd like to know.

Take care,

Dave

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16 hours ago, Stub Mandrel said:

I found a minor bug, in fact I've come across it several time before and only just realised what it is. When using a reticule calculated for a long-fl scope with a small sensor (120mm scope, x3 barlow, 1/3" sensor) on a target like Saturn, it sometimes misses the target completely when you press space to centre it.

This is because Stellarium displays the target at the RA and DEC of the target on the set date, but centres the reticule very close to the J2000 RA and DEC.

This issue was fixed in version 0.15.1 or 0.15.2.

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12 hours ago, Dave In Vermont said:

I had the latest test-version, 0.90.0.9484, running fine - up until I loaded the extended 1,000,000+ DSO database. And that was too much for the poor thing - it froze the program solid and wouldn't respond to any command. So I had to shut it down & re-boot my computer.

A fresh beta (v0.90.0.9495) has changes and optimizations for DSO stuff ;)

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Just noticed, when I upgraded to 15.5, I lost all my scope, lens and sensor data!

<edit> and star catalogues 5 to 9!

 

Can I recover these rather than download them all again?

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      - Fixed TeX style for scripts (GH: #570)
      - 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
      - Updated script 'Constellations tour' and added small patch to avoid possible crash, when sky culture is changed (GH: #572)
      - Obsolete code in core has been removed
      - Removed outdated link (GH: #526)
      - Removed doubled parenting code in GUI classes
      Download new desktop edition you may here: https://stellarium.org
    • By alexwolf
      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
    • By alexwolf
      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/
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