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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

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Stellarium... I havent seen this Planetarium software for years, to be honest, I think I played with the very first release version and never looked at it since.... staying initially WinStars 2 with years ago, than moving onto Starry Night Pro Plus 6 on PC and 7 on Mac, and Starwalk and Star Map Pro on iOS.... looking at the features on Stellarium, perhaps it's time to give it another go....

 

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@alexwolf

Have you considered updating Stellarium catalog?

Some time ago I tried using information from Stellarium, notably, B-V color index of stars to do color calibration, and concluded that it is quite wrong.

Here is a very good catalog that I was recommended, that has star temperature and other information from Gaia DR2 (along other sources):

https://archive.stsci.edu/prepds/atlas-refcat2/

Maybe you could do simple update (star matching by position and then extracting information for update of Stellarium catalogs)?

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Thanks for the new Stellarium. Stellarium rules!

I turned on the info for rise/transit/set. Three lines are added to the info section at top-left. I can't read them though. The font for these lines is black.

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Is there a setting I can apply to solve this?

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Ruud said:

Thanks for the new Stellarium. Stellarium rules!

I turned on the info for rise/transit/set. Three lines are added to the info section at top-left. I can't read them though. The font for these lines is black.

Is there a setting I can apply to solve this?

Damn! it's a bug :(

Please disable formatting output or enable displaying sidereal time also.

P.S. I've fixed it in master

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4 hours ago, vlaiv said:

@alexwolf

Have you considered updating Stellarium catalog?

Yes, in perspective

4 hours ago, vlaiv said:

Some time ago I tried using information from Stellarium, notably, B-V color index of stars to do color calibration, and concluded that it is quite wrong.

For example? Why B-V in Stellarium (by fact from Tycho-2, HIP & XHIP) "is quite wrong"? How you convert data from various photometric systems?

4 hours ago, vlaiv said:

Here is a very good catalog that I was recommended, that has star temperature and other information from Gaia DR2 (along other sources):

https://archive.stsci.edu/prepds/atlas-refcat2/

Maybe you could do simple update (star matching by position and then extracting information for update of Stellarium catalogs)?

It's really not "simple" :)

BTW patches and contributors welcome ;)

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2 hours ago, alexwolf said:

For example? Why B-V in Stellarium (by fact from Tycho-2, HIP & XHIP) "is quite wrong"? How you convert data from various photometric systems?

I tried doing some color calibration, and took B-V index from Stellarium and got quite strange results, then I searched B-V index for selected stars in other sources and got different values.

For two stars that Stellarium reported being B-V of 0.48 (so should be of same color), other sources gave distinctly different values.

I've written in about it in a separate thread, let me find that for you.

Here it is:

 

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Did also install the latest version, did not find any issues..

By the way, if I would like to add the extra data files into Stellarium, how should I process with the installation ? with Wiondows 10 64BIT.

where should the files be stored?

Thank you

Martin

https://sourceforge.net/projects/stellarium/files/Extra-data-files/

 

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21 hours ago, artem said:

By the way, if I would like to add the extra data files into Stellarium, how should I process with the installation ? with Wiondows 10 64BIT.

F4 -> Extras tab -> Star catalog updates

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