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Posted about 2 months ago by Alexander Wolf
Stellarium 0.12.9 has been released today! The series 0.12 is LTS for owners of old computers (old with weak graphics cards) and this is release with once fix for Solar System Editor plugin.
Posted 2 months ago by Alexander Wolf
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 ... [More] 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) - Added use QOpenGLWidget - Added new option to InfoString group - Added orbit visualization data for asteroids - Added calculation of extincted magnitudes of satellites - Added new type of Solar system objects: sednoids - Added classificator of objects into Solar System Editor plugin - 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. - Added binning for CCD in Oculars plugin - Added textures for DSO - Added a mean solar day (equals to Earth's day) on the Sun for educational purposes - Added transmitting map of object info via RemoteControl - Added int property handling with sliders - Added a scriptable function to retrieve landscape brightness. - Added Spout licence.txt to Windows installer script - 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 [Less]
Posted 2 months ago by Alexander Wolf
Posted 3 months 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 5 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 5 months ago by Alexander Wolf
Posted 5 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 7 months ago by Keatah
Posted 7 months ago by gzotti
Thank you Alexander! This will keep a few old computers happy... G.
Posted 7 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