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Posted 9 days ago by Alexander Wolf
Stellarium 0.12.8 has been released today! The series 0.12 is LTS for owners of old computers (old with weak graphics cards) and this is bugfix release: - Added textures for deep-sky objects (port from the series 1.x/0.15) - Fixed sizes of few DSO ... [More] textures (LP: #1641773) - Fixed problem with defaultStarsConfig data and loading a new star catalogs (LP: #1641803) [Less]
Posted 2 months ago by Alexander Wolf
Version 0.15.1 introduces a few new exciting features. - The Digital Sky Survey (DSS) can be shown (requires online connection). - AstroCalc is now available from the main menu and gives interesting new computational insight. - Stellarium can act as ... [More] Spout sender (important for multimedia environments; Windows only). In addition, a lot of bugs have been fixed. - wait() and waitFor() in the Scripting Engine no longer inhibits performance of moves. - DE430/431 DeltaT may be OK now. We still want to test a bit more, though. - ArchaeoLines also offers two arbitrary declination lines. - Added support of time zones dependent by location. - Added new skyculture: Sardinian. - Added updates and improvements in catalogs. - Added improvements in the GUI. - Added cross identification data for stars from Bright Star Catalogue, 5th Revised Ed. (Hoffleit+, 1991) A huge thanks to our community whose contributions help to make Stellarium better! Full list of changes: - Added code which allows to display full-sky multi-resolution remote images projected using the TOAST format - Added new option to Oculars plugin: enabling automatic install the type of mount from the telescope settings for saving horizontal orientation of CCD frame - Added new option stars/flag_forced_twinkle=(false|true) for planetariums to enable a twinkling of stars without atmosphere (LP: #1616007) - Added calculations of conjunction between major planets and deep-sky objects (AstroCalc) - Added calculations of occultations between major planets and DSO/SSO (AstroCalc) - Added option to toggle visibility of designations of exoplanets (esp. for exoplanetary systems) - Added support of time zones dependent by location (LP: #505096, #1492941, #1431926, #1106753, #1099547, #1092629, #898710, #510480) - Added option in GUI to edit colours of the markings - Added a special case for educational purpose to drawing orbits for the Solar System Observer - Added the new config option in the sky cultures for management of boundaries of constellations - Added support synonyms of star names (2nd edition of the sky cultures) - Added support reference data for star names (2nd edition of the sky cultures) - Added support synonyms of DSO names (2nd edition of the sky cultures) - Added support native names of DSO (2nd edition of the sky cultures) - Added support reference data for native DSO names (2nd edition of the sky cultures) - Added support Spout under Windows (Stellarium is Spout Sender now) - Added a few trojans and quasi-satellites in ssystem.ini file - Added a virtual planet 'Earth Observer' for educational purposes (illustration for the Moon phases) - Added orbit lines for some asteroids and comets - Added config option to switch between styles of color of orbits (LP: #1586812) - Added support of separate colors for orbits (LP: #1586812) - Added function and shortcut for quick reversing direction of time - Added custom objects to avoid of getting of empty space for Search Tool (SIMBAD mode) and to adding custom markers on the sky (LP: #958218, #1485349) - Added tool to management of visibility for grids/lines in Oculars plugin - Added the hiding of supernova remnants before their birth (LP: #1623177) - Added markers for various poles and zenith/nadir (LP: #1629501, #1366643, #1639010) - Added markers for equinoxes - Added supergalactic coordinate system - Added code for management of SkyPoints in Oculars plugin - Added notes to the Help window - Added commands and shortcuts for quick move to celestial poles - Added textures for deep-sky objects - Added Millions of light years distance to infostring for galaxies (LP: #1637809) - Added 2 custom declination lines to ArchaeoLines plugin - Added dialog with options to adjust of colors of markers of deep-sky objects - Added new options to infobox - Added calculating and displaying the Moon phases - Added allow for proper stopping of time dragging (LP: #1640574) - Added time scrolling - Added Scottish Gaelic (gd) translations for landscapes and sceneries. - Added usage the Qt 5 JSON parser instead of the hand-made one we used so far - Added synonyms for DSO - Added names consistency for DSO - Added support operational statuses for few classes of artificial satellites - Added special zoom level for Telrad to avoid undefined behaviour of zooming (LP: #1643427) - Added new icons for Bookmarks and AstroCalc tools - Added missing Bayer designation of 4 Aurigae (LP: #1645087) - Added calculations of conjunctions/occultations between planets and bright stars (AstroCalc tool) - Added 'Altitude vs Time' feature for AstroCalc tool - Added location identification which adds canonical IAU 3-letter code to infostring and PointerCoordinates plugin - Added elongation and phase angle to Comet and MinorPlanet infostrings - Added cross identification data for stars from Bright Star Catalogue, 5th Revised Ed. (Hoffleit+, 1991) - Added AstroCalc icon (LP: #1641256) - Added new scriptable methods to CustomObjectMgr class - Added Sardinian sky culture - Allow changes of milky way and zodiacal light brightness via GUI while stars switched off (LP: #1651897) - Fixed visual issue for AstroCalc tool - Fixed incorrectly escaping of translated strings for some languages in Remote Control plugin (LP: #1608177) - Fixed disappearing of star labels when the 'Navigational Stars' plugin is loaded and not activated (LP: #1608288) - Fixed offset issue for image sensor frame in Oculars plugin (LP: #1610629) - Fixed crash when labels and markers box in sky and Viewing Options tab is ticked (LP: #1609958) - Fixed spherical distortion with night mode (LP: #1606969) - Fixed behaviour of buttons on Oculars on-screen control panel (LP: #1609060) - Fixed misalignment of Veil nebula image (LP: #1610824) - Fixed build of planetarium without scripting support (Thanks to Alexey Dokuchaev for the bug report) - Fixed coordinates of the open cluster Melotte 227 - Fixed typos in Kamilorai skyculture - Fixed cmake typos for scenery3d model (Thanks to Alexey Dokuchaev for the bug report) - Fixed crash when turning off custom GRS if GRS Details dialogue has not been opened before (LP: #1620083) - Fixed small issue rounding for JD for DeltaT tooltip on bottom bar - Fixed rendering orbits of artificial satellites during changing of location through spaceship feature (LP: #1622796) - Fixed hiding the Moon during a total solar eclipse when option 'limit magnitude' for Solar system objects is enabled - Fixed small bug for updating catalog in the Bright Novae plugin - Fixed displaying date and time in AstroCalc Tool (LP: #1630685) - Fixed a typographical error in coefficient for precession expressions by Vodnark et. al. - Fixed crash on exit in the debug mode in StelTexture module (LP: #1632355) - Fixed crash in the debug mode (LP: #1631910) - Fixed coverity issues - Fixed obvious typos - Fixed issue for wrong calculation of exit pupil for binoculars in Oculars plugin (LP: #1632145) - Fixed issue for Arabic translation (LP: #1635587) - Fixed packaging on OS X for Qt 5.6.2+ - Fixed calculations of the value of the Moon secular acceleration when JPL DE43x ephemeris is used - Fixed distances for objects of Caldwell catalogue - Fixed calculations for transit phenomena (LP: #1641255) - Fixed missing translations in Remote Control plug-in (LP: #1641296) - Fixed displaying of localized projection name in Remote Control (LP: #1641297) - Fixed search localized names of artificial satellites - Fixed showing translated names of artificial satellite - Fixed GUI Problem in Satellites plug-in (LP: #1640291) - Fixed moon size infostring (LP: #1641755) - Fixed AstroCalc lists transits as occulations (LP: #1641255) - Fixed resetting of DSO Limit Magnitude by Image Sensor Frame (LP: #1641736) - Fixed Nova Puppis 1942 coordinates - Fixed error in light curve model of historical supernovae (LP: #1648978) - Fixed width of search dialog for Meteor Showers plugin (LP: #1649640) - Fixed shortcut for "Remove selection of constellations" action (LP: #1649771) - Fixed retranslation name and type of meteor showers in Meteor Showers when language of application is changed - Fixed wrong tooltip info (LP: #1650725) - Fixed Mercury's magnitude formula (LP: #1650757) - Fixed cross-id error for alpha2 Cen (LP: #1651414) - Fixed core.moveToAltAzi(90,XX) issue (LP: #1068529) - Fixed view centered on zenith (restart after save) issue (LP: #1620030) - Updated DSO Catalog: Added support full of UGC catalog - Updated DSO Catalog: Added galaxies from PGC2003 catalog (mag <=15) - Updated DSO Catalog: Removed errors and duplicates - Updated stars catalogues - Updated stars names (LP: #1641455) - Updated settings for AstroCalc - Updated Satellites plugin - Updated Scenery3d plugin - Updated Stellarium User Guide - Updated support for High DPI monitors - Updated list of star names for Western sky culture - Updated Search Tool (LP: #958218) - Updated default catalogues for plugins - Updated list of locations (2nd version of format - TZ support) - Updated pulsars catalog & util - Updated Scripting Engine - Updated rules for visibility of exoplanets labels - Updated shortcuts - Updated info for the landscape actions (LP: #1650727) - Updated Bengali translation of Sardinian skyculture (LP: #1650733) - Correctly apply constellation fade duration (LP: #1612967) - Expanded behaviour of for isolated constellations selection (only for skycultures with IAU generic boundaries) (LP: #1412595) - Ensure stable up vector for lookZenith, lookEast etc. - Verification the star names by the official IAU star names list - Minor improvement in ini file writing - Set usage Bortle index only after year 1825 - Re-implement wait() and waitFor() scripting functions to avoid large delays in main thread - Restored broken feature (hidding markers for selected planets) - Removed color profiles from PNG files - Removed the flips of the CCD frame because it works incorrect and he introduced new one bug - Removed the useless misspelled names from list of stars - Removed the Time Zone plug-in - Removed useless translations in ArchaeoLines plug-in [Less]
Posted 2 months ago by Alexander Wolf
Posted 2 months ago by Alexander Wolf
We plan to release Stellarium 0.15.1 at next one or two weeks. This is a bugfix release and he introduces a few new important features from the version 1.0. Currently translators can improve translation of version 0.15.0 and fix some mistakes in ... [More] translations. If you can assist with translation to any of the 136 languages which Stellarium supports, please go to Launchpad Translations and help us out: https://translations.launchpad.net/stellarium If it will be required we can postpone release on few days. Thank you! [Less]
Posted 4 months ago by Keatah
Posted 4 months ago by gzotti
Thank you Alexander! This will keep a few old computers happy... G.
Posted 4 months ago by Alexander Wolf
Stellarium 0.12.7 has been released today! Yes, the series 0.12 is LTS for owners of old computers (old with weak graphics cards). This release has ports of some features from the series 1.x/0.15: - textures for deep-sky objects - star catalogues - fixes for MPC search tool in Solar System Editor plugin
Posted 7 months ago by gzotti
Dear all, while we were working on new features for the 0.15 release, we have also thoroughly reworked the Stellarium User Guide (SUG). This should now include all changes introduced since the 0.12 series and be up-to-date with the 0.15 series. It ... [More] includes many details about landscape creation, skyculture creation, telescope control, putting your deep-sky photos among the stars, how to start scripting, creation of 3D sceneries for Stellarium, and much more. The SUG is now almost 300 pages and available for download as hyperlinked PDF from stellarium.org. It is also packed in the Windows install package download, so you don't need a separate download. The online user guide on the wiki will no longer be updated, and may even go away if we do not hear a major outcry from you. Clear skies for observing, and now you have something to read for the cloudy nights as well ;-) Kind regards, Georg [Less]
Posted 7 months ago by Alexander Wolf
Posted 7 months ago by Alexander Wolf
In memory of our team member Barry Gerdes. Version 0.15.0 is based on Qt5.6. Starting with this version, some graphics cards have been blacklisted by Qt and are automatically forced to use ANGLE on Windows. We introduce a major internal change with ... [More] the StelProperty system. This allows simpler access to internal variables and therefore more ways of operation. Most notably this version introduces an alternative control option via RemoteControl, a new webserver interface plugin. We also introduce another milestone towards providing better astronomical accuracy for historical applications: experimental support of getting planetary positions from JPL DE430 and DE431 ephemerides. This feature is however not fully tested yet. The major changes: - Added StelProperty system - Added new plugin for exhibitions and planetariums - Remote Control - Added new skycultures: Macedonian, Ojibwe, Dakota/Lakota/Nakota, Kamilaroi/Euahlayi - Updated code of plugins - Added Bookmarks tool and updated AstroCalc tool - Added new functions for Scripting Engine and new scripts - Added Miller Cylindrical Projection - Added updates and improvements in DSO and star catalogues (include initial support of The Washington Double Star Catalog) - azimuth lines (also targetting geographic locations) in ArchaeoLines plugin - Many fixes and improvements... In addition, we prepared a new user guide. A huge thanks to our community whose contributions help to make Stellarium better! Full list of changes: - Added getting planetary positions from JPL DE430 and DE431 ephemerides (SoCiS2015 project) - Added RemoteControl and preliminary RemoteSync plugins (SoCiS2015 project) - Added StelProperty system (SoCiS2015 project) - Added immediate saving of settings for plugins (Angle Measure, Archeo Lines, Compass Marks) - Added Belarusian translation for landscapes and sky cultures (LP: #1520303) - Added Bengali description for landscapes and sky cultures (LP: #1548627) - Added new skycultures: Macedonian, Ojibwe, Dakota/Lakota/Nakota, Kamilaroi/Euahlayi - Added support Off-Axis Guider feature in Oculars plugin (LP: #1354427) - Added support permanent rotation angle for CCD in Oculars plugin - Added type of mount for telescopes in Oculars plugin - Added improvements for displaying data in decimal format - Added possibility to drawing of permanent orbits of the planets (disables of hiding orbits for planets, when they are out of field of view). (LP: #1509674) - Added tentative support for screens with 4K resolution for Windows packages (LP: #1372781) - Enabled support for side-by-side assembly technology for Windows packages (LP: #1400045) - Added CLI options --angle-d3d9, --angle-d3d11, --angle-warp for fine-tuning ANGLE flavour selection on Windows. - Added improvements in Stellarium's installer on Windows - Added improvements in Telescope Control plugin - Added feature for build a dependency graphs of various characteristics of exoplanets (Exoplanets plugin) - Added support of the proper names for exoplanets and their host stars (Exoplanets plugin) - Added improvement for Search Tool - Added improvement for scripting engine - Added their Bayer designation for some stars in Scorpius (LP: #1518437) - Added updates and improvements in Stellarium DSO Catalog - Added initial support of subset of The Washington Double Star Catalog (LP: #1537449) - Added Prime Vertical and Colures lines - Added new functions for Scripting Engine - Added new DSO textures - Finished migration from Phonon to QtMultimedia (LP: #1260108) - Added scripting function to block tracking or centering for special installations. - Added visualization of ephemerides - Added config option for animation speed of pointers (gui/pointer_animation_speed = 1.0) - Added implementation of semi-transparent mask in the Oculars plugin (LP: #1511393) - Added hiding the halo when inner planet between Sun and observer (or moon between planet and observer) (LP: #1533647) - Added a tool for fill custom settings of position of Great Red Spot on Jupiter - Added Bookmarks tool (LP: #1106779) - Added new scripts: Best objects in the New General Catalog, The Jack Bennett Catalog, Binosky: Deep Sky Objects for Binoculars, Herschel 400 Tour, Binocular Highlights, 20 Fun Naked-Eye Double Stars, List of largest known stars - Added Circumpolar Circles (LP: #1590785) - Added Miller Cylindrical Projection - Allow viewport offset change in scripts. - Allow centering zenith or pole via scripting (LP: #1068529) - Allow freezing/unfreezing average atmospheric brightness (e.g. for balanced-brightness image export scripts.) - Allow saving of output.txt to another file so that it can be read by other programs on Windows while Stellarium is still open. - Allow min/max values and wraparound settings for AngleSpinBox - Allow configurable speed and script speed buttons - Allow storing and retrieval of screen location for StelDialogs (LP: #1249251) - Allow polygonal horizons with many negative values (LP: #1554639) - Allow altitude-dependent twinkling for stars (LP: #1594065) - Allow display of sun's halo if sun is just outside viewport (LP: #1294498) - Reconfigure viewDialog GUI to put constellation switches to skylore tab. - Limit location coordinate spinboxes to useful coordinates - Apply Fluctuations in the Moon's Mean Longitude in DeltaT calculations (Source: Spencer Jones, H., 'The Rotation of the Earth, and the Secular Accelerations of the Sun, Moon and Planets', MNRAS, 99 (1939), 541-558 [http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1939MNRAS..99..541S]) - Applying device pixel ratio to the pixmap, so that it displays correctly on Mac's. - Added improvements for Paste and Search feature (Search Tool) - Added ecliptical coordinates info for objects in scripting engine - Added exit pupil calculation in the Oculars plugin (LP: #1500225) - Added support MSVC2015 - Added automatic reloading catalogs after updating for some plugins - Added a tour of Messier Objects - Added fix to circumvent text rendering bug (CLI option: -t) - Introduce env variable STEL_OPTS to allow preconfiguring default CLI options. - Added option for hide background under buttons on bottom toolbar (LP: #1204639) - Added check position on the screen for orbits of satellites (LP: #1510530) - Added new option to changing behaviour of displaying of the labels of DSO on the screen (LP: #1600283) - Star catalogues has been updated from 'XHIP: An Extended Hipparcos Compilation' data. - Fixed validation of day in Date and Time dialog (LP: #1206284) - Fixed display of sidereal time (mod24), show apparent sidereal time only if nutation is used. - Fixed issue of saving some setting from the View window (LP: #1509639) - Fixed issue for reset of number of satellite orbit segments (LP: #1510592) - Fixed bug in download of stars catalogs in debug mode (LP: #1514542) - Fixed issue with smooth blending/fading in ArchaeoLines plugin - Fixed loading scenes for Scenery 3D plugin (LP: #1533069) - Fixed connection troubles in Telescope Control Plugin on Windows (LP: #1530372) - Fixed wrong altitude of culmination in Observability plugin (LP: #1531561) - Fixed the meteor radiants movements when time is switched manually (LP: #1535950) - Fixed misbehaving zoom out to initial view position (LP: #1537446) - Fixed format for declination in AstroCalc - Fixed value of ecliptic obliquity and ecliptic coordinates of date (LP: #1520792) - Fixed zoom/art brightness handling (LP: #1520783) - Fixed perspective mode with offset viewport in scenery3d (LP: #1509728) - Fixed drawing reticle for telescope (LP: #1526348) - Fixed wrong altitudes for some locations (LP: #1530759) - Fixed window location having offscreen frame when leaving fullscreen (LP: #1471954) - Fixed core.moveToAltAzi(90,XX) issue (LP: #1068529) - Fixed some skyculture links - Fixed issue of sidereal time: sidereal time is no longer displayed negative in the Western timezones. - Fixed online search tool for MPC website - Fixed translation of Egyptian planet names (LP: #1548008) - Fixed bug about wrong rise/set times in Observability for years far in the past - Fixed issue for resets flip buttons in Oculars plugin (LP: #1511389) - Fixed proper detection of GLSL ES version on Raspberry Pi with VC4 driver (and maybe other devices). - Fixed odd DateTimeDialog behavior during daylight saving change - Fixed key handling issue on Mac OS X in Scenery3D (LP: #1566805) - Fixed omission in documentation (LP: #1574583, #1575059) - Fixed a loss of focus in the sky when you click on the button (LP: #1578773) - Fixed issue of getting location from network. - Fixed bug in visualization of opposition/conjunction longitude - Fixed crash of Navigational Stars plugin (LP: #1598375) - Fixed satellites mutual occultation (LP: #1389765) - Fixed NaN in landscape brightness computation (LP: #1597129) - Fixed oversized corona (LP: #1599513) - Fixed displaying common names of DSO after changes filters of catalogs (LP: #1600283) - Ensure Large File Support for DE431 also for ARM boards. - Changed behaviour for drawing of the planet orbits (LP: #1509673) - Make moon halo visible again even when below -45 degrees (LP: #1586796) - Reduce planet brightness in daylight (LP: #1503248) - Updated AstroCalc tool - Updated icons for View dialog - Updated ssystem.ini (LP: #1509693, #1509692) - Updated names of stars (LP: #1550642) - Updated the search rules in the search dialog (LP: #1593965) - Avoid false display of tiny eclipse factor (rounding error). - Avoid issues around GLdouble in GLES2/ARM boards. - Reduce brightness of stars for ocular and CCD views - Hide displaying markers for meteor radiants during daylight - Cosmetic updates in Equation Of Time plugin - Enabled permanent visualization of position angles for galaxies - Updated bookmarks in Solar System Editor plugin - Updated default config options - Updated scripts - Updated shortcuts for scripts - Updated norwegian skyculture descriptions - Updated connection behaviour for autodiscovery location through network (FreeGeoIP) - Updated and optimized GUI - Updated Navigational Stars plugin - Implementation of quick turning to different directions (examples: CdC, HNSKY) - Important optimizations of planet position computation - Refactoring coloring markers of the DSO - Refactoring of the generating parts of the infrastructure (LP: #1571391) - Refactoring Telescope Control plugin - Removed info about Moon phases (avoid inconsistency for strings). - Removed rotation of movement by convergence angle correction in Scenery 3D plugin. 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