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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 (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

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Alexander thank you so much for this new update. Stellarium continues to be my most recommended planetarium software. You are providing an excellent support for us astronomers.

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shortcut properties > target  and add the switch after the exe as if it were a commandline Well, well, never knew you could do that,  learn something new every day !

Looking good :thumbsup: thank you.

------------------------------------ >

Help, I have a problem !

Have just installed it on a spare computer but it wont run :(

"Insufficient OpenGL version. Please update drivers, graphics hardware,

or use --angle-mode (or --mesa-mode) option."

how do I use/try those if it is not running :icon_scratch:

It is Windows7 64bit dual core 4Gb ram


edit  --  looks like a command line switch ? but there is no batch file just stellarium.exe



Edited by SilverAstro

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Quick question - I've updated 2 PCs to 0.18, one Win10 64bit and one Win7 64 bit - How do I copy settings from one to the other so they're identical?

Is it simply copy the config file located at C:\Users\Jon\AppData\Roaming\Stellarium to the other PC in the same location (equivalent if different OS)?

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3 hours ago, Jonk said:

Quick question - I've updated 2 PCs to 0.18, one Win10 64bit and one Win7 64 bit - How do I copy settings from one to the other so they're identical?

Is it simply copy the config file located at C:\Users\Jon\AppData\Roaming\Stellarium to the other PC in the same location (equivalent if different OS)?

Yes for Windows Vista+

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Perfect, seems to work fine, thanks.

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