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Veranderingen voor v0.19.0 - v0.19.1

  • Full list of changes:
  • 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



Veranderingen voor v0.18.3 - v0.19.0

  • Full list of changes:
  • Added new type of computation for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
  • Added GUI options to change constellations and asterisms font size (GH: #576)
  • Added new source to star names and added new additional name to kappa Scorpii
  • Added tool to detect Intel C/C++ compiler in our Logger
  • Added new method into ConstellationMgr class - getConstellationsEnglishNames() to get English names of all constellations in the selected sky culture [Scripting Engine]
  • Added new one script ‘Constellations Tour’ to organize the tour around constellations of the loaded sky culture [Scripting Engine]
  • Added constellation boundaries for Chinese Skyculture (GH: #584)
  • Added more values to correctly detect MSVC version
  • Added few scriptable methods into HighlightMgr class to manage highlight points
  • Added translation support for strings within scripts
  • Added Chinese medieval sky culture (GH: #604)
  • Added Alipurduar town (West Bengal; India) to the default locations list (GH: #606)
  • Added extra check-point for data directory in the StelFileMgr class
  • Added DSO textures
  • Added sensor crop overlay to Ocular plugin (GH: #612)
  • Added tool for allow filetype selection for Screenshots (GH: #623)
  • Added core.getPlatformName() and core.isMediaPlaybackSupported() methods into scripting engine
  • Added scripting function isModuleLoaded()
  • Added graph “Transit altitude vs Time” into AstroCalc/Graphs tool
  • Added small simplification to scripting through adding master switch by types for grids, lines and points on the sky [Scripting Engine]
  • Added showing labels for named highlights (GH: #638)
  • Added allow setting location of User Data Dir via environment variable.
  • Added scripting graphics tool [Scripting Engine] (GH: #640)
  • Added LMC and SMC as addition names for Magellanic Clouds
  • Added classifications support for sky cultures
  • Added support 2 southern deep sky catalogues (NGC subset; esp. for southern observers)
  • Added armintxe, paleolithic sky culture and landscape (GH: #628)
  • Added demo script for martian analemma [Scripting Engine]
  • Added support sols for setDate() method [Scripting Engine]
  • Added code, who indicate to hybrid graphics systems to prefer the discrete part by default (GH: #649)
  • Added support for constellation boundaries thickness (GH: #653)
  • Added Maya constellations (GH: #635)
  • Added 2 Babylonian skycultures (GH: #647)
  • Added display of used (terrestrial) timezone for observation from extraterrestrial locations
  • Added special case for Satellites plugin: use texture for draw the crossing of the ISS of the Moon or the Sun
  • Added nightly illumination plus basic description for armintxe landscape
  • Fixed Ependes Observatory location (GH: #581)
  • Fixed scaling the distance in AstroCalc
  • Fixed naming the stars in AstroCalc tool when non-western skyculture is enabled (GH: #577)
  • Fixed sorting of column Distance in Astronomical Calculations’ Ephemeris tab (GH: #579)
  • Fixed wrong calculation the FOV of CCD in Oculars plugin
  • Fixed compile Stellarium without media features
  • Fixed behaviour of script (The old script ‘Constellations Tour’ was renamed to the ‘Western Constellations Tour’ and updated) [Scripting Engine]
  • Fixed documents for core.clear() method [Scripting Engine]
  • Fixed unit tests failure on Windows and some linuxes (GH: #586, #587, #588)
  • Fixed the user interface problems for lenses in Oculars plug-in (GH: #580)
  • Fixed copyright years in CREDITS.md file
  • Fixed checker in the StelFileMgr class (GH: #589)
  • Fixed macOS User Data Directory in documentation (GH: #593)
  • Fixed bug report address for .desktop translations
  • Fixed a typo in Scenery3D plugin (GH: #600)
  • Fixed selecting LMST, LTST and system_default timezone names
  • Fixed math error in StelHips (GH: #599)
  • Fixed a potential memory leak in libtess (GH: #598)
  • Fixed error for ephemeris calculations time window (GH: #605)
  • Fixed description data for textures.json
  • Fixed missed translatable strings in StelSkyCultureMgr class
  • Fixed CWE-404 issues
  • Fixed crash when script tried delete already deleted labels (GH: #625)
  • Fixed zooming behaviour
  • Fixed time zone issue in AstroCalc/WUT tool
  • Fixed DSO texture overlay issue (GH: #655)
  • Fixed FTBFS issue on some linux systems
  • Fixed bad behaviour time zones in the location panel (GH: #602)
  • Fixed crash when selecting certain dates in 1 AD for some time zones on Windows (GH: #594)
  • Fixed default limits for graph “Transit altitude vs Time”
  • Fixed translation the “Armintxe Cave” string (GH: #657)
  • Fixed airmass calculation for deep-sky objects
  • Changed default constellations font size
  • Changed HiPS behaviour: don’t show tile if it is hidden by children
  • Changed behaviour of version checker: introduced the additional check for latest version
  • Changed behaviour of the BottomStelBar::updateText() method (GH: #596)
  • Updated Reingold and Dershowitz algorithm of DeltaT (New algorithm was taken from the Calendrical Calculations: The Ultimate Edition book)
  • Updated cmake rules for ICC/ICPC support (Intel C/C++ compilers)
  • Updated GUI in Oculars plugin
  • Updated Stellarium User Guide
  • Updated technical documentation
  • Updated Amalthea texture
  • Updated scripts (added i18n support)
  • Updated scripting API: added format specification for screenshots. (GH: #623)
  • Updated the code (thanks for PVS-Studio to the finding an issues)
  • Updated DSO textures
  • Updated textures of LMC (GH: #632)
  • Updated nomenclature
  • Updated jquery and jquery-ui in Remote Control plugin (GH: #620, #621)
  • Updated scripting engine: MilkyWay saturation scriptable now
  • Updated scripting engine: expanding the core.clear() method
  • Updated Satellites plugin: harmonized function name, added a property [Scripting Engine].
  • Updated KoreanCM.isl file - typofixes (GH: #639)
  • Updated RemoteSync plugin: suppress unsuitable properties (GH: #642)
  • Updated AstroCalc/WUT tool: optimizations
  • Updated AstroCalc/Positions tool: optimizations
  • Updated AstroCalc/Phenomena tool: optimizations
  • Updated contact info for plugins
  • Updated Sterngarten model description
  • Updated behaviour of the options on Starlore tab
  • Updated list of extraterrestrial locations
  • Updated time zones behaviour: make custom time zone use a full property of StelCore
  • Updated time zones behaviour: preserve custom timezone setting
  • Updated LocationDialog behaviour: Return to default location resets location list.
  • Removed a long time abandoned incomplete LogBook plugin
  • Remove old deprecated methods in scripting engine
  • Remove languages without translators and with translations lesser than 1%



Veranderingen voor v0.18.2 - v0.18.3

  • Added names of potential interesting asteroids according to Wikipedia
  • Added change saturation of Milky Way when eyepiece simulation is enabled
  • Added precisions to saturation shader (GH: #261)
  • Added Northern Andes skyculture (GH: #267)
  • Added Western (Sky & Telescope) skyculture (GH: #562)
  • Added tool for checking updates of planetarium
  • Added the support of kinetic scrolling for lists and long texts for all operating systems (disabled by default)
  • Added support angular size filter for AstroCalc/WUT tool (if applicable)
  • Added satellite color & description handling (GH: #350, #380)
  • Added new graph into AstroCalc/Graphs tool
  • Added airmass info to infostring and infomap (GH: #157)
  • Added workaround for a spherical mirror mode bug (GH: #252)
  • Added angular separation filter for double stars in AstroCalc/WUT tool
  • Added highlights support (see Bookmarks tool; GH: #272)
  • Added Chinese translation for landscape description (GH: #493)
  • Added tooltip for ‘Prism/CCD distance (mm)’ option
  • Added a SphericalCap to close off Spherical Landscapes
  • Added Chinese translation for skycultures (GH: #503)
  • Added tool for reaload the DSO background images (shortcut: Ctrl+I)
  • Added tool for reloading the current sky culture (shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+I)
  • Added pack of DSO textures
  • Added timezone loading for landscapes
  • Added Nereid texture
  • Added new method core.selectConstellationByName() to avoid possible wrong selection when few objects has same name (enforcement selection of constellation; GH: #490)
  • Added alphabetical sorting the list of surveys (GH: #506)
  • Added Chinese Contemporary Skyculture (GH: #508)
  • Added 2 new tweakable buttons for asterisms
  • Added 4 new tweakable buttons for GUI
  • Added Interstellar Object type and elements of 1I/Oumuamua
  • Added new nomenclature for Mercury
  • Added Chinese translation for skycultures (GH: #540)
  • Added display of the antisolar point (GH: #536)
  • Added a good default list of instruments into Oculars plugin (GH: #409)
  • Added kinetic scrolling to switch on the fly (GH: #519)
  • Added option to select font and size (GH: #424)
  • Added workaround for grouped onscreen Information of selected object issue (GH: #523)
  • Added a tour of the Solar System planets
  • Added phase angle info for the artificial satellites
  • Added new MIME type for Stellarium scripts (for UNIX/Linux systems)
  • Added wrapper for Stellarium’s website
  • Added support XLSX files (GH: #555)
  • Added visual style for headers of columns in XLSX files
  • Added option to sort results in AstroCalc/WUT tool (GH: #521, #560)
  • Added visual style for headers of columns in XLSX files
  • Added support double clicks on the sky (selecting + centering objects)
  • Added scripting function to allow targetting Galactic coordinates
  • Fixed small issue with untranslatable items of drop-down list of HiPS surveys
  • Fixed saving telescope settings on Mac OS X (GH: #254)
  • Fixed the terms in columns in AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
  • Fixed switching of locale for dates on graphs in AstroCalc tool when language is changed
  • Fixed bug when downloading extra stars catalogues (GH: #260)
  • Fixed saving value of option “Scale image circle” in Oculars plugin (GH: #264)
  • Fixed resetting results when clear button is pressed in Satellites plugin (GH: #265)
  • Fixed annoying warning in Search Tool
  • Fixed missing config option for rise, set and transit times in GUI
  • Fixed possible crash in AstroCalc/PC tool
  • Fixed adding unnamed stars into bookmarks
  • Fixed fragment shader for planets
  • Fixed uninitialized vars in HelpDialog (Coverity issue)
  • Fixed documentation for for StelObject::getInfoMap()
  • Fixed spheric mirror support on retina displays (GH: #390)
  • Fixed link to the Stellarium User Guide
  • Fixed link to Hawaiian Star Compass Landscape in Hawaiian Starlines (GH: #384)
  • Fixed the performance for AstroCalc tool (GH: #379)
  • Fixed lunar eclipse visualization (GH: #274)
  • Fixed bookmarking for the unnamed stars
  • Fixed Chinese sky culture (GH: #489)
  • Fixed a bug for Chinese skyulture. (GH: #504)
  • Fixed storing the view direction/FoV separately from other settings (GH: #309)
  • Fixed typo in stellarium.desktop (GH: #507)
  • Fixed typo in property setting (Cardinal direction color)
  • Fixed storing of mount mode (conflict in Oculars plugin; GH: #505)
  • Fixed the orientation of M58 texture (GH: #514)
  • Fixed PNG warnings
  • Fixed bad airmass infostring (GH: #525).
  • Fixed button state
  • Fixed the text overlap issue in Observability plugin (GH: #517)
  • Fixed the placement issue of the cross in Pointer Coordinates (GH: #516)
  • Fixed border handling for a DeltaT formula
  • Fixed build with –as-needed (GH: #545)
  • Fixed updating Satellites at startup (GH: #542)
  • Fixed separation value for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool for oppositions
  • Fixed opening XLSX files in the modern Microsoft Office
  • Fixed black screen shot in night mode (GH: #534)
  • 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



Veranderingen voor v0.18.1 - v0.18.2

  • 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



Veranderingen voor v0.17.0 - v0.18.0

  • 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 0.90.0.15828) (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



Veranderingen voor v0.16.1 - v0.17.0

  • The major changes of this version:
  • Added support for nomenclature of planetary surface (SOCIS 2017 project)
  • Added improvements for AstroCalc tool
  • Added improvements for Oculars plugin
  • Added improvements for Exoplanets plugin
  • Added INDI support for Telescope Control plugin
  • Updated code and data
  • Changelog:
  • Full list of changes:
  • Added support for nomenclature of planetary surface (SOCIS 2017 project)
  • Added templates for translation of planetary features nomenclature
  • Added support of movement to selected nomenclature item
  • Added new tab for AstroCalc tool: Planetary Calculator
  • Added Icelandic translation for a couple of skycultures
  • Added another OS detection logging function
  • Added new landscape: the Sun
  • Added Russian translation for new landscape
  • Added filters for nomenclature (Search Tool/Lists)
  • Added support plural forms for translation (LP: #1561457)
  • Added deselectConstellations() method to public area
  • Added new time steps for AstroCalc/Ephemerides tool
  • Added sane defaults to Planets
  • Added subclasses to the list of Solar system objects in AstroCalc/Positions tool
  • Added config option to allow make visible orbits for major planets only (LP: #1720722)
  • Added rule to allow to hide nomenclature on the celestial body of observer (LP: #1723742)
  • Added context support for Solar system bodies
  • Added angular size filter for DSO
  • Added shortcut for nomenclature
  • Added plus/minus keys for elevation change on Macs without PgUp/PgDn
  • Added better font scaling for HiDPI Macs
  • Added detection method info for exoplanets
  • Added visual resolution info for Oculars plugin
  • Added GUI options for color of exoplanet marker
  • Added a default for night mode
  • Added API command to retrieve view direction in RemoteControl plugin
  • Added API commands into RemoteControl plugin: allow view setting jNow, harmonize capitalisation for the parameters.
  • Added velocity display to Planets, MinorPlanets and Comets
  • Added improvements for AstroCalc/PC tool
  • Added orbital velocities for AstroCalc/PC tool
  • Added special case for long list of "also known as" names
  • Added INDI support for Telescope Control plugin
  • Added Caucasian Mountain Observatory to locations list
  • Added option to select temperature scale to the Exoplanets plugin
  • Added option to allow scaling of Ocular buttons (LP: #1507205)
  • Added new option to the Navigational Stars plugin
  • Added checkboxes for DSO catalogs (PN G, SNR G, ACO) in Remote Control plugin
  • Added wikilinks for names of Solar system bodies
  • Fixed filter for limiting by DSO mangitudes
  • Fixed TestStelJsonParser fails (LP: #1719076)
  • Fixes and additions for French descriptions
  • Fixed context support for constellations
  • Fixed sort order for 'Peak' in Meteor showers search (LP: #1719939)
  • Fixed location for stellarium.appdata.xml file
  • Fixed stupid bug for asterisms in Search Tool/Lists
  • Fixed some back-side issues of nomenclature (LP: #1721815)
  • Fixed crash for Custom Objects (LP: #1722527)
  • Fixed output data for Exoplanets plugin
  • Fixed potential crash for nomenclature and inconsistency of data
  • Fixed light speed correction issue for nomenclature items (LP: #1724517)
  • Fixed annoying malfunction in Oculars plugin (lost of tracking) (LP: #1724106)
  • Fixed the new moons' rotation times
  • Fixed selecting of comets in AstroCalc/Positions tool
  • Fixed behaviour and style of tool for download star catalog
  • Fixed infostring for satellite features
  • Fixed centering/tracking issues for Nomenclature feature (LP: #1721818)
  • Fixed small Coverity issue
  • Fixed bug of positions for nomenclature when Solar system data is reloaded
  • Fixed shader for planet texture rendering (LP: #1731788)
  • Fixed sign for declination coordinate for Southern Iota Aquarids
  • Fixed behaviour of Velocity checkbox
  • Fixed Oculars GUI Panel behaviour: disabled event processing on the sky under GUI
  • Fixed ray helpers lines behaviour in Oculars plugin
  • Fixed crossid info of alpha2 centauri (LP: #1734396)
  • Fixed Oculars plugin mouse bug on retina display
  • Fixed wrong unit of measurement for distance
  • Fixed mouse cursor hidding
  • Fixed zero-filled initial date/time window issue (LP: #1409935)
  • Fixed crash of Stellarium when flag for decimal degrees usage is changed
  • Fixed regressions introduced by recent LabelMgr refactoring
  • Updated default settings of build environment for Windows and Mac OS X
  • Updated ICU rules for Qt 5.9+
  • Updated Oculars plugin (Allows accessing via RemoteControl)
  • Updated list of DSO outlines (port from HNSKY)
  • Updated list of DSO names
  • Updated behaviour of auto-load landscape when moving to selected planet
  • Updated scripts and their descriptions
  • Updated Bengali description of landscapes
  • Updated list of planetary nomenclature
  • Updated list of official star names
  • Updated default time step for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
  • Updated behaviour of flag for orbits to renew visibility of orbits
  • Updated GUI items in the View dialog
  • Updated list of ray helpers
  • Updated protocols for MPC
  • Updated Triangulum constellation lines
  • Updated the solar system screen saver script
  • Updated code for beta versions naming
  • Updated Chinese skyculture
  • Improved performance for AstroCalc tool
  • Improved performance for Nomenclature feature
  • Code refactoring



Veranderingen voor v0.16.0 - v0.16.1

  • - Added two notations for unit of measurement of surface brightness
  • - Added improvement for hide/unhide lines and grids in Oculars plugin
  • - Added few moons of Saturn (Phoebe, Janus, Epimetheus, Helene, Telesto, Calypso, Atlas, Prometheus, Pandora, Pan) with classic elliptical orbits
  • - Added few moons of Uranus (Cordelia, Cressida, Desdemona, Juliet, Ophelia) with classic elliptical orbits
  • - Added 2 moons of Pluto (Kerberos and Styx) with classic elliptical orbits
  • - Added code to avoid conflicts for names of asteroids and moons
  • - Added support of IAU moon numbers
  • - Added angular size into AstroCalc/Positions tool
  • - Added option to allow users to choose output formatting of coordinates of objects
  • - Added optional debug info for HDPI devices
  • - Added optional calculations of resolution limits for Oculars plugin
  • - Added new data from IAU Catalog of Star Names (LP: #1705111)
  • - Added support download zip archives with TLE data to Satellites plugin
  • - Added link to the Mike McCants' classified TLE data into the default list of TLE sources
  • - Added link to AMSAT TLE data into the default list of TLE sources
  • - Added support 'The Strasbourg-ESO Catalogue of Galactic Planetary Nebulae' (Acker+, 1992) [DSO catalog version 3.2]
  • - Added support 'A catalogue of Galactic supernova remnants' (Green, 2014) [DSO catalog version 3.2]
  • - Added support 'A Catalog of Rich Clusters of Galaxies' (Abell+, 1989) [DSO catalog version 3.2]
  • - Added export the predictions of Iridium flares (LP: #1707390)
  • - Added meta information about version and edition into file of Stellarium DSO Catalog to avoid potential crash of Stellarium in the future (validation the version of catalog before loading)
  • - Added support of extra physical data for asteroids
  • - Added support of outlines for DSO
  • - Added new time step: saros
  • - Added new time step: 7 sidereal days
  • - Added more checks to the network connections
  • - Added support of comments for constellations_boundaries.dat file (LP: #1711433)
  • - Added support for small asterisms with lines by the equatorial coordinates
  • - Added support for ray helpers
  • - Added new feature (crossed lines and output string near mouse cursor) to the Pointer Coordinates plugin
  • - Added missing cross-id data
  • - Added support an images within description of landscapes
  • - Added support Visual Studio 2017 in StelLogger
  • - Added tool to save list of objects in AstroCalc/WUT tool
  • - Added tool to save celestial positions of objects in AstroCalc/Positions tool
  • - Added temporary solution for bug 1498616 (LP: #1498616)
  • - Fixed wrong rendering Neptune and Uranus (LP: #1699648)
  • - Fixed Vector3 compilation error in unit tests (LP: #1700095)
  • - Fixed a conflict around landscape autoselection (LP: #1700199)
  • - Fixed HMS formatting
  • - Fixed generating ISS script
  • - Fixed tooltips for AstroCalc/Positions tool
  • - Fixed dark nebulae parameters for AstroCalc/Positions tool
  • - Fixed tool for saving options
  • - Fixed crash when we on the spaceship
  • - Fixed Solar system class to avoid conflicts and undefined behaviour
  • - Fixed orientation angle and its data rendering (LP: #1704561)
  • - Fixed wrong shadows on Jupiter's moons (Added special case for Jupiter's moons when they are in the shadow of Jupiter for compute magnitudes from Expl. Suppl. 2013 item) (LP: #1704421)
  • - Fixed work AstroCalc/AltVsTime tool for artificial satellites (a bit slow solution though)
  • - Fixed search by lists of DSO
  • - Fixed translation switch issue for AstroCalc/Graphs tool (LP: #1705341)
  • - Fixed trackpad behaviour on macOS though workaround
  • - Fixed couple stupid bugs in InnoSetup script
  • - Fixed morphology for SNR
  • - Fixed issue in parsing of date format in AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
  • - Fixed link for fileStructure.html file in README (LP: #1709523)
  • - Fixed the calculation for drawing a reticle on a HiDPI display (Oculars plugin)
  • - Fixed default option of units of measure for surface brighness to avoid possible artifacts on the macOS (LP: #1699643)
  • - Fixed crash when comments is added into constellations_boundaries.dat file (LP: #1711229)
  • - Fixed behaviour of 'Center on selected object' button (LP: #1712101)
  • - Fixed impossibility to select a planet after Astronomical Calculations is activated (LP: #1712652)
  • - Fixed crash with unknown star in asterism
  • - Fixed cross-ids of 42 bright double stars (LP: #1655493)
  • - Fixed magnitude computation for Jupiter's satellites
  • - Fixed crash of Stellarium when answer of freegeoip.net has wrong format (for example this host blocked by firewall or DNS server with HTML answer) (LP: #1706187)
  • - Fixed translations issue in Script Console
  • - Fixed illumination in Scenery3D plugin: Take eclipseFactor into account
  • - Fixed potential crash in DSO outlines
  • - Fixed various issues in ray helpers, asterisms and constellations support
  • - Updated InfoString feature
  • - Updated sky brightness during solar eclipse (really, there are only few stars visible.)
  • - Updated Maori sky culture
  • - Updated list of names of deep-sky objects
  • - Updated list of asterisms
  • - Updated selection behaviour in Oculars plugin (avoid selection of objects outside ocular circle in eyepiece mode)
  • - Updated behaviour of methods getEnglishName() and getNameI18n() for minor bodies
  • - Updated behaviour of planetarium for support a new format of asteroid names
  • - Updated behaviour of filters for DSO catalogs
  • - Updated Solar System Editor plugin (support new format of asteroid names)
  • - Updated RTS2 telecope driver in Telescope Control plugin.
  • - Updated API docs
  • - Updated limit of magnitude for Oculars plugin (Improvements)
  • - Updated AstroCalc/WUT tool
  • - Updated AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool
  • - Updated rules for storing default settings
  • - Updated rules for computation visibility of DSO hints
  • - Updated plugins
  • - Updated default values for material fade-in/fade-out times
  • - Updated stellarium.appdata.xml file
  • - Updated tab rules in the GUI
  • - Reduce warnings to one when loading OBJ with non-default w texture/vertex coordinates



Veranderingen voor v0.15.2 - v0.16.0

  • Full list of changes:
  • - Added support of irregular solar system objects (3D models of minor bodies) (LP: #1153171)
  • - Added Remote Sync plugin
  • - Added GPS devices support (LP: #1448673)
  • - Added splitting ssystem.ini data - now have separate ssystem_major.ini and ssystem_minor.ini. Only the latter shall be editable for the users.
  • - Added a few more timezone replacements.
  • - Added support an asterisms for the sky cultures
  • - Added better identification for existing serial ports for GPS
  • - Added context support for constellations and asterisms names
  • - Added support RTS2 for Telescope Control Plugin
  • - Added a new option in config.ini file esp. for the planetariums (astro/
  • flag_forced_meteor_activity=(false|true) - to show a sporadic meteors activity without atmosphere).
  • - Added support of date and time formatting settings from main app to AstroCalc tool.
  • - Added a line for the approximate time of the meridian passing in AstroCalc tool (LP: #1652523)
  • - Added TLE tracking to RTS2 telescopes
  • - Added different star scales in the Oculars plugin, even separately for ocular and CCD views (LP: #1656940)
  • - Added information on magnification of the combination of eyepiece/lens/telescope in proportions of the telescope diameters.
  • - Added configurable options to AstroCalc tool
  • - Added support Catalan (Valencian) language
  • - Added support Kabyle language
  • - Added 'What's Up Tonight' tool - AstroCalc subsystem (LP: #1080408)
  • - Added Dark Doodad Nebula to DSO catalog
  • - Added more data for analysis to the Exoplanets plugin.
  • - Added calculation of list of visible object for current location (AstroCalc)
  • - Added tool to remove custom markers by coordinates
  • - Added support double and variable stars for AstroCalc tool
  • - Added support translation novae names (parse nova name to extract constellation name and year of flash)
  • - Added lists of bright double and bright variable stars to Search Tool
  • - Added customized buttons for toggle ICRS/Galactic/Ecliptic grids (LP: #730689)
  • - Added customized buttons for toggle constellation boundaries (LP: #1249239)
  • - Added import/export bookmarks (LP: #1675078)
  • - Added confirmation before deleting landscape (LP: #1635137)
  • - Added guessing for name of location and use it when spaceship is landing (LP: #1220561)
  • - Added an 'Additional settings' block for selected object info
  • - Added showing a proper motions for some stars
  • - Added an optional indication of mount mode (LP: #1172860)
  • - Added option to toggle the usage the buttons background on bottom bar (LP: #1589702)
  • - Added config option for planet apparent magnitude configuration
  • - Added description to the planets magnitude algorithm
  • - Added contrast index for DSO
  • - Added AstroCalc/Graphs feature
  • - Added new option to configure behaviour of Satellites (Satellites/time_rate_limit = 1.0)
  • - Added a scripting function to retrieve property names (helpful for configuring RemoteSync).
  • - Added 3 additional catalogs to our DSO catalog (Arp, VV, PK)
  • - Added packing of DSO catalog
  • - Added the showing the groups of the artificial satellites
  • - Added Belarusian sky culture
  • - Adding Hawaiian Starlines sky culture
  • - Added list of bright stars with high proper motion to the Search Tool/Lists and AstroCalc/Positions features
  • - Added lunar magnitude to sky brightness computation (brightness variation during lunar eclipses!) (LP: #1471546)
  • - Added property handling for the labels for ArchaeoLines plugin.
  • - Added Ukrainian translation for Belarusian skyculture
  • - Added Ukrainian translation for Hawaiian Starlines skyculture
  • - Added context and improve English phrase (AstroCalc)
  • - Added missed zh_HK zh_TW zh_CN descriptions for western sky-culture (LP: #1698473)
  • - Added Belarusian description for Belarusian sky culture (LP: #1698535)
  • - Added Bengali description for Belarusian sky culture (LP: #1698608)
  • - Added 'simulation speed' for tooltip of time (LP: #1698510)
  • - Added saving an angular separation option for phenomena
  • - Fixed crash when tried use of SIMBAD for offline mode (LP: #1674836)
  • - Fixed build scripts to update Index once more just before final run.
  • - Fixed COSPAR designation parser.
  • - Fixed wrong extinction coordinate frame of Zodiacal Light (LP: #1675699)
  • - Fixed a missing initialisation (avoids crash at program end)
  • - Fixed bug for loading default scenery on non-Englush locale in Scenery3D plugin
  • - Fixed typo in name of dark nebula LDN 935 (LP: #1679066)
  • - Fixed Scripting Engine: avoiding broken script when calling waitFor() after the point in time to wait.
  • - Fixed infoMap data for comets.
  • - Fixed issue of reloading of DSO names when filter of catalogs is updated.
  • - Fixed small cosmetic bug for SIMBAD status line.
  • - Fixed the opposition/conjunction longitude line: the line follows the ecliptic pole on date now (LP: #1687307)
  • - Fixed very stupid bug for Date & Time dialog.
  • - Fixed translation on-the-fly issue for AstroCalc tool.
  • - Fixed IAU constellation label for stars with high proper motion (LP: #1690615)
  • - Fixed crash when AstroCalc tool is active and we are on the spaceship
  • - Fixed several Coverity issues
  • - Fixed bug which disabled the bright flare-type Iridium point source drawing
  • - Fixed fullscreen behaviour on switching tasks (Alt+Tab) (LP: #550337)
  • - Fixed dynamic eye adaptation behaviour when persistent orbits are enabled
  • - Fixed switching horizontal/equatorial coordinates for Solar system objects (AstroCalc/Positions)
  • - Fixed crash when observer is flying on spaceship
  • - Fixed storing torchlight and coordinate display flag to config (Scenery3D) (LP: #1502245)
  • - Fixed placing a custom markers on HighDPI devices (LP: #1688985)
  • - Fixed infostring for ecliptical coordinates data (Nutation)
  • - Fixed strings consistency for Solar System Editor plug-in (LP: #1698783)
  • - Fixed string overlap with FOV and FPS labels (LP: #1698789)
  • - Restore searchable for telescope names (LP: #1686857)
  • - Updated Scenery3D plugin
  • - Updated Satellites plugin: refactoring the source code and speed-up rendering of satellites
  • - Updated rule to create a directory for screenshots (LP: #1626686)
  • - Updated GUI: refactoring blocks
  • - Updated a GUI behaviour: a map in LocationDialog resizable is now.
  • - Updated a GUI behaviour: enabled low resolution for High DPI devices.
  • - Updated a GUI: added a few GUI text improvements
  • - Updated InnoSetup script
  • - Updated and revised stars names
  • - Updated Historical Supernovae catalog (Added SN 2017cbv)
  • - Updated meteor showers catalog (Added data for year 2017)
  • - Updated AstroCalc tool: increased an accuracy of 'Altitude vs. Time' diagram
  • - Updated AstroCalc tool: speed-up calculations for some types of phenomena
  • - Updated AstroCalc tool: extension of features for Ephemeris Tool
  • - Updated AstroCalc tool: improve WUT
  • - Updated filters for DSO objects in AstroCalc/WUT tool
  • - Updated sorting rules for AstroCalc/Positions tool
  • - Updated filters for Solar system bodies (AstroCalc/Positions)
  • - Updated tab rules for Search Tool
  • - Updated list of locations
  • - Updated scripts and scripting engine
  • - Updated list of DSO's names
  • - Updated headers for AstroCalc tools
  • - Updated 'Go to home' feature.
  • - Updated Bookmarks tool.
  • - Updated API documentation
  • - Updated Exoplanets plugin: improve placing of the exoplanet systems
  • - Updated Oculars plugin: the limit for diameter of binoculars aperture upped to 200mm
  • - Updated calculation for boundaries of IAU constellations
  • - Updated default supernovae catalog
  • - Updated Belarusian translation for skycultures
  • - Updated cmake variable names
  • - Updated Ocean landscape
  • - Updated RemoteControl panels with new functionality
  • - Updated rules for TLE updated: never update TLE's for any date before Oct 4, 1957, 19:28:34GMT ;-)
  • - Removed script 'Analemma'
  • - Removed useless vertex color data from asteroid models.
  • - Removed Polynesian sky culture (replaced by Hawaiian starlines)



Veranderingen voor v0.15.1.1 - v0.15.2

  • 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).



Veranderingen voor v0.15.0 - v0.15.1

  • - 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 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)



Veranderingen voor v0.14.3 - v0.15.0

  • 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.



Veranderingen voor v0.14.2 - v0.14.3

  • - Added Bengali description for landscapes (LP: #1548627)
  • - Added background transparency in Oculars plugin (LP: #1511393)
  • - Fixed serial port issue on Windows version (LP: #1543813)
  • - Fixed MESA mode on Windows (LP: #1509735)
  • - Fixed Stellarium crashes in ocular view of Saturn/Neptune/Uranus (LP: #1495232)
  • - Fixed artifacts in rendering of Mercury in the Sun (LP: #1533647)
  • - Fixed loading scenes for Scenery 3D plugin (LP: #1533069)
  • - Fixed movement of radiant when time is switched manually (LP: #1535950)
  • - Fixed changing name of planet (LP: #1548008)



Veranderingen voor v0.13.3 - v0.14.0

  • Full list of changes:
  • - Added accurate calculations of the ecliptic obliquity. Finally we have good precession! (LP: #512086, #1126981, #1240070, #1282558, #1444323)
  • - Added calculations of the nutation. Now we optionally have IAU-2000B nutation. (Applied between 1500..2500 only.)
  • - Added new DSO catalog and related to him features (LP: #1453731, #1432243, #1285175, #1237165, #1189983, #1153804, #1127633, #1106765, #1106761, #957083)
  • - Added Iridium flares to Satellites plugin (LP: #1106782)
  • - Added tool for prediction of Iridium flares to Satellites plugin
  • - Added AstroCalc - a tool for calculating planetary phenomena (LP: #1181702)
  • - Added list of interesting double stars in Search Tool
  • - Added list of interesting variable stars in Search Tool
  • - Added cross-identification data for HIP stars (SAO and HD numbers)
  • - Added sinusoidal projection
  • - Added draw DSO symbols with different colors
  • - Added labels to the landscapes (gazetteer support)
  • - Added a new behaviour for drawing of orbit for selected planet - drawing of the orbits of 'hierarchical group' (parent and all their childrens) of the selected celestial body (disabled by default) (LP: #1071457).
  • - Added an option to lower the horizon, e.g. for a widescreen cylindrical view with mostly sky and ground on lower screen border (LP: #1299063).
  • - Added various timeshift-by-year commands (LP: #1478670)
  • - Added Moon's phases info
  • - Added support of SOCKS5 proxies (LP: #1499974)
  • - Rewriting the Meteor module and the Meteor Showers plugin (LP: #1471143)
  • - Updated skycultures (LP: #1497818)
  • - Updated Hungarian and Brazilian Portuguese translations of landscapes and skycultures
  • - Updated data for Solar System Observer
  • - Updated color scheme for constellations
  • - Updated documentation
  • - Updated QZip stuff
  • - Updated TUI plugin
  • - Updated data for Satellites plugin
  • - Updated Clang support
  • - Updated Pluto and Charon textures
  • - Updated GCVS catalog
  • - Updated ssystem.ini (LP: #1240791)
  • - Using a better formula for CCD FOV calculation in Oculars plugin (LP: #1440330)
  • - Updated on-screen control panel in Oculars plugin (LP: #1467286)
  • - Updated list of detection operating systems (LP: #1504910)
  • - Fixed shortkeys conflict (New shortkeys for Scenery 3D plugin - LP: #1449767)
  • - Fixed aliasing issue with GCC in star data unpacking
  • - Fixed documentation for core.wait() function (LP: #1450870)
  • - Fixed perspective projection issue (LP: #724868)
  • - Fixed crash on activation of AngleMeasure in debug mode (LP: #1455839)
  • - Fixed crash in Sinusoidal Projection (LP: #1472555)
  • - Fixed issue for update bottom bar position when we toggle the GUI (LP: #1409023)
  • - Fixed weird view of the Moon in Oculars plugin when Moon's scaling is enabled
  • - Fixed non-realistic mode drawing of artificial satellites
  • - Fixed availability plugins for the scripting engine (LP: #1468986)
  • - Fixed potention memory bug in Meteor class
  • - Fixed wrong spectral types for some stars (LP: #1429530)
  • - Fixed style of progress bar (LP: #1419895)
  • - Fixed tooltip colors in night mode (LP: #1300801)
  • - Fixed visibility of selected object info in night mode (LP: #1487096)
  • - Fixed behaviour of waitFor function (scripting engine) (LP: #1051858)
  • - Fixed resize event handler on Windows (LP: #1490265)
  • - Fixed regression bug of key movements
  • - Fixed magnitude of the Sun during solar eclipse (LP: #1485245)
  • - Fixed obvious omission in Observability plugin after having separated JD/JDE (LP: #1499161)
  • - Fixed night mode on retina display (LP: #1458109)
  • - Fixed unusual meteor shower display (LP: #1506126)
  • - Enable autosaving the state by default for Compass Marks plugin (LP: #1410987)
  • - Added escape counter to allow exiting loop in solving Kepler's equation (LP: #1465112)
  • - Added limitation magnitude for solar system objects (LP: #1409543)
  • - Added extinctive reddening on the horizon for planets, esp. visible for Sun/Moon/bright planets (LP: #1448621)
  • - Added tooltip for 'Select single constellation' option (LP: #1498022)
  • - Avoid entering locations with leading whitespace (LP: #1083731)
  • - Avoid rendering of sunlight and moonlight when show of Solar System objects is disabled (LP: #1499699)
  • - Change visibleSkyArea limitation to allow landscapes with "holes" in the ground. (LP: #1469407)
  • - Improved Delta T feature (LP: #1380242)
  • - Improved the ad-hoc visibility formula for LDN and LBN
  • - Improved the sight opportunities when artificial satellites are passes (LP: #907318)
  • - Changed behaviour of coloring of orbits of artificial satellites: we use gray color for parts of orbits, where satellite will be invisible (LP: #914751)
  • - Improved coloring and rendering artificial satellites (include their labels) in the Earth shadow for both modes (LP: #1436954)
  • - Improved for landscape and lightscape brightness with/without atmosphere. Now even considers landscape opacity for no-atmosphere conditions.
  • - Reduce Milky Way brightness in moonlight
  • - Enhancement of features in Telescope Control plugin (LP: #1469450)
  • - Removed all references to QDeclarative
  • - Removed meaningless extincted magnitude data in infostring if objects are below horizon
  • - Restore drawing corona of the Sun during total solar eclipse (LP: #1435065)



Veranderingen voor v0.13.2 - v0.13.3

  • - Added Scenery3D plugin: enable support 3D landscapes
  • - Added ArchaeoLines plugin: a tool for archaeo-/ethnoastronomical alignment studies
  • - Added new DSO catalogs: Barnard (B), Van den Bergh (VdB), Sharpless (Sh 2), H-α emission regions in the Southern Milky Way (RCW), Lynds' Catalogue of Bright Nebulae (LBN), Lynds' Catalogue of Dark Nebulae (LDN), Collinder (Cr) and Melotte (Mel)
  • - Added tiny visual improvements for info about comets and minor planets
  • - Added Hungarian translation for Aztec skyculture
  • - Added Russian translation for Western: H.A. Rey skyculture
  • - Added support of meteors for Windows/MSVC packages
  • - Added patch for multiscreen setups
  • - Added tui/tui_font_color option for change color of text user interface (LP: #1421998)
  • - Added new version of GCVS
  • - Added implementation of polinomial approximation of time period 1620-2013 for DeltaT by M. Khalid, Mariam Sultana and Faheem Zaidi (2014); http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/480964
  • - Added new line on the celestial sphere - opposition/conjunction longitude (LP: #1377606)
  • - Added texture for Ceres (LP: #1271380)
  • - Extended list of proper names for deep-sky objects
  • - Fixed position of Great Red Spot (LP: #490019)
  • - Fixed bug in planet shadow shasder (LP: #1405353)
  • - Fixed flickering Moon problem (LP: #1411958)
  • - Fixed jittering moons (LP: #1416824)
  • - Fixed visibility objects on distance over 50 AU. (LP: #1413381)
  • - Updated the Spherical projection to be HiDPI aware. (LP: #1385367)
  • - Restore unit testing for refraction and extinction. Fixed issue in unit test for DeltaT and fixed small issue for DeltaT.
  • - Fixed issue in core.setObserverLocation (to a new Planet travels always 1 second) (LP: #1414463)
  • - Fixed issue for cursor, who points to a wrong position after orbit update (LP: #1414824)
  • - Fixed ignore the Enter key for online search dialog within Solar System Editor plugin (LP: #1414814)
  • - Fixed package issue for Windows XP (LP: #1414233)
  • - Fixed crash when trying to select a satellite with invalid orbit (LP: #1307357)
  • - Check of updates has been removed (LP: #1414451)
  • - Fixed issues in Search Tool (LP: #1416830)
  • - Fixed code to update ConfigurationDialog size (LP: #995107)
  • - Behavior of JD/MJD has been refactored for Date and Time Dialog (LP: #1417619)
  • - Avoid delaying for the telescope control slew commands over TCP (LP: #1418375)
  • - Avoid crash when clicking 'Lookup locations on network' checkbox in Locations window (Debian: #779046)
  • - Updated bookmarks for Solar System editor plug-in (LP: #1425626)
  • - Allowing display the scope marker below the landscape (LP: #1426441)
  • - Allow fading of the landscapes without atmosphere (LP: #1420741)
  • - Allow change thickness of lines of the constellations (LP: #1028432)



Veranderingen voor v0.13.1 - v0.13.2

  • This version contains over 70 closed bugs and includes some wishes and new nice features - like visualization of the zodiacal light and new sky cultures.



Veranderingen voor v0.13.0 - v0.13.1

  • This release brings few new features and fixes:
  • - Added: Light layer for old_style landscapes
  • - Added: Auto-detect location via network lookup.
  • - Added: Seasonal rules for displaying constellations
  • - Added: Coordinates can be displayed as decimal degrees (LP: #1106743)
  • - Added: Support of multi-touch gestures on Windows 8 (LP: #1165754)
  • - Added: FOV on bottom bar can be displayed in DMS rather than fractional degrees (LP: #1361582)
  • - Added: Oculars plugins support eyepieces with permanent crosshairs (LP: #1364139)
  • - Added: Pointer Coordinates Plugin can displayed not only RA/Dec (J2000.0) (LP: #1365784, #1377995)
  • - Added: Angle Measure Plugin can measure positional angles to the horizon now (LP: #1208143)
  • - Added: Search tool can search position not only for RA/Dec (J2000.0) (LP: #1358706)
  • - Fixed: Galactic plane renamed to correct: Galactic equator (LP: #1367744)
  • - Fixed: Speed issues when computing lots of comets (LP: #1350418)
  • - Fixed: Spherical mirror distortion work correctly now (LP: #676260, #1338252)
  • - Fixed: Location coordinates on the bottom bar displayed correctly now (LP: #1357799)
  • - Fixed: Ecliptic coordinates for J2000.0 and grids diplayed correctly now (LP: #1366567, #1369166)
  • - Fixed: Rule for select a celestial objects (LP: #1357917)
  • - Fixed: Loading extra star catalogs (LP: #1329500, #1379241)
  • - Fixed: Creates spurious directory on startup (LP: #1357758)
  • - Fixed: Various GUI/rendering improvements (LP: #1380502, #1320065, #1338252, #1096050, #1376550, #1382689)
  • - Fixed: "missing disk in drive " (LP: #1371183)



Veranderingen voor v0.12.4 - v0.13.0

  • The Stellarium development team after 9 months of development is proud to announce the
  • release of version 0.13.0 of Stellarium.
  • This release brings some interesting new features:
  • - New modulated core.
  • - Refactored shadows and introducing the normal mapping.
  • - Sporadic meteors and meteors has the colors now.
  • - Comet tails rendering.
  • - New translatable strings and new textures.
  • - New plugin: Equation of Time - provides solution for Equation of Time.
  • - New plugin: Field of View - provides shortcuts for quick changes field of view.
  • - New plugin: Navigational Stars - marks 58 navigational stars on the sky.
  • - New plugin: Pointer Coordinates - shows the coordinates of the mouse pointer.
  • - New plugin: Meteor Showers - provides visualization of meteor showers.
  • - New version of the Satellites plugin: introduces star-like satellites and bug fixes.
  • - New version of the Exoplanets plugin: displaying of the potential habitable
  • exoplanets; improvements for performance and code refactoring.
  • - New version of the Angle Measure plugin: displaying of the position angle.
  • - New version of the Quasars plugin: improvements for performance; added marker_color
  • parameter.
  • - New version of the Pulsars plugin: improvements for performance; display pulsars with
  • glitches; setting color for marker for different types of the pulsars.
  • - New versions of the Compass Marks, Oculars, Historical Supernovae, Observability
  • analysis and Bright Novae plugins: bug fixing, code refactoring and improvements.
  • There have also been a large number of bug fixes and serious performance improvements.



Veranderingen voor v0.12.3 - v0.12.4

  • This release contains solution for one serious bug and an one new feature.



Veranderingen voor v0.12.2 - v0.12.3

  • This release contains a new Bright Novae plugin and fixes of few bugs within plugins and search tool.



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