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#126 Jason97673

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 11:39 PM

Looks awesome. Got my first scope a few years ago and recently got serious and started seeing what I could possibly see and this will help a lot! Thanks

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 12:43 PM

Very glad I found this, thanks for making such a helpful site!



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Posted 06 October 2018 - 07:12 PM

Sebastian,

First I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time and doing the work to make this tool possible! Lots of us have “good ideas” but few have the time or the skills to make them come alive. This is a really nice tool and I thank you for putting the work to create it. Well done!!

And just as an aside I have been playing with it on iOS 12 and safari since the weather is typica fall weather here, wet and overcast :(, and it appears to work great. Renders just fine and is responsive. I haven’t done anything serious with it, just playing around with it, and it’s a solid tool imo.
I appreciate you adding all the feedback into it and just want you to know I really am enjoying the tool and I thank you again for taking the time and energy to make this tool available to all.

Chris

Edited by X86BSD, 06 October 2018 - 07:12 PM.

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 08:42 AM

DUDE!!!  THANK YOU!  I've been looking for something like this FOREVER!  Great job!!!  I don't mean to sound critical or unappreciative BUT.... it's worth figuring out a way to red-light the thing so we don't blow our eyes out.  If not, fine.  I'll just keep downloading and printing the info pre set up.  Thanks again!


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#130 sebagr

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 02:43 PM

DUDE!!!  THANK YOU!  I've been looking for something like this FOREVER!  Great job!!!  I don't mean to sound critical or unappreciative BUT.... it's worth figuring out a way to red-light the thing so we don't blow our eyes out.  If not, fine.  I'll just keep downloading and printing the info pre set up.  Thanks again!

Thank you for your feedback! I've added the red filter option to the backlog, hopefully I'll be able to do it soon :)

 

In the meantime, know there are red filter apps out there that filters your entire screen red. Just google "red filter app" + your operating system to see some available options. That will work for all your applications and not just Telescopius :)


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Posted 19 June 2019 - 12:51 PM

Hi.. tried to visit the site on dso viewer now.. some how connection is getting timed out. Pl advise.



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Posted 19 June 2019 - 01:45 PM

Hi.. tried to visit the site on dso viewer now.. some how connection is getting timed out. Pl advise.

Mmm.. it should be redirecting to the new address, please try https://telescopius.com instead :)


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#133 sm176811

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 03:09 PM

This is an awesome tool!

 

I am new to Astro - Viewing / Photography, and have been using this a lot. Two suggestions:

 

1. Any way we can link the objects that are being viewed to be loaded up in planetarium software like Stellarium or CDC?

2. Would be nice to have an app version of this which is also available in the field

 

Love the site a lot!

 

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Posted 23 December 2019 - 08:42 AM

This is an awesome tool!

 

I am new to Astro - Viewing / Photography, and have been using this a lot. Two suggestions:

 

1. Any way we can link the objects that are being viewed to be loaded up in planetarium software like Stellarium or CDC?

2. Would be nice to have an app version of this which is also available in the field

 

Love the site a lot!

 

John 

 

I'm glad you like Telescopius! Thank you for your suggestions.

 

1. How do you imagine this interaction? I might be able to do something about this.

2. I'm currently working on offline mode. It's taking me longer than I expected but the idea is exactly what you propose :)

 

Clear skies!


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Posted 03 January 2020 - 01:01 AM

I'm glad you like Telescopius! Thank you for your suggestions.

 

1. How do you imagine this interaction? I might be able to do something about this.

2. I'm currently working on offline mode. It's taking me longer than I expected but the idea is exactly what you propose smile.gif

 

Clear skies!

Thanks again, Sebastian!

 

1. Can follow what Astro Photography Tool (APT) does. APT usually connects to Stellarium running as a server. Essentially have a small button next to each of the objects on your site that will allow us to navigate to the object on Stellarium

Think Stellarium opens a listening socket at 8090 using the Remote Control plugin, and receives commands to move the view to selected targets. You can from your site, I guess, use JavaScript to open a localhost connection to Stellarium on port 8090 and then send the command to move the Stellarium view to the object desired? 

 

Now, the trick would be to allow both APT and your site talk to the same instance of Stellarium so that essentially Stellarium can act as a bridge to allow us to use your site to research target, find it on Stellarium, and then from there (independent of the mount type), control the mount to goto the target.

 

2. That will be cool!!


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Posted 03 January 2020 - 01:04 AM

Thanks again, Sebastian!

 

1. Can follow what Astro Photography Tool (APT) does. APT usually connects to Stellarium running as a server. Essentially have a small button next to each of the objects on your site that will allow us to navigate to the object on Stellarium

Think Stellarium opens a listening socket at 8090 using the Remote Control plugin, and receives commands to move the view to selected targets. You can from your site, I guess, use JavaScript to open a localhost connection to Stellarium on port 8090 and then send the command to move the Stellarium view to the object desired? 

 

Now, the trick would be to allow both APT and your site talk to the same instance of Stellarium so that essentially Stellarium can act as a bridge to allow us to use your site to research target, find it on Stellarium, and then from there (independent of the mount type), control the mount to goto the target.

 

2. That will be cool!!

Don't want to hijack the thread (and feel free to delete) - some information on making HTTP request from client side JavaScript to localhost -  https://security.sta...t-around-the-cr



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Posted 03 January 2020 - 01:17 AM

Don't want to hijack the thread (and feel free to delete) - some information on making HTTP request from client side JavaScript to localhost -  https://security.sta...t-around-the-cr

 

Thanks again, Sebastian!

 

1. Can follow what Astro Photography Tool (APT) does. APT usually connects to Stellarium running as a server. Essentially have a small button next to each of the objects on your site that will allow us to navigate to the object on Stellarium

Think Stellarium opens a listening socket at 8090 using the Remote Control plugin, and receives commands to move the view to selected targets. You can from your site, I guess, use JavaScript to open a localhost connection to Stellarium on port 8090 and then send the command to move the Stellarium view to the object desired? 

 

Now, the trick would be to allow both APT and your site talk to the same instance of Stellarium so that essentially Stellarium can act as a bridge to allow us to use your site to research target, find it on Stellarium, and then from there (independent of the mount type), control the mount to goto the target.

 

2. That will be cool!!

 

Here is the documentation for Stellarium's Remote Control plugin. It seems it is just a HTTP server running on port 8090 (I just checked, I can connect to it from my web browser at  http://localhost:8090/

 

That should allow both APT and your site to talk simultaneously to same instance of Stellarium!

 

The details are at  https://stellarium.o...ControlDoc.html and  https://stellarium.org/doc/0.17/remoteControlApi.html

 

And, I guess, you need to invoke the setlocationfield API ( https://stellarium.o...locationfields)



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Posted 09 January 2020 - 02:39 PM

Here is the documentation for Stellarium's Remote Control plugin. It seems it is just a HTTP server running on port 8090 (I just checked, I can connect to it from my web browser at  http://localhost:8090/

 

That should allow both APT and your site to talk simultaneously to same instance of Stellarium!

 

The details are at  https://stellarium.o...ControlDoc.html and  https://stellarium.org/doc/0.17/remoteControlApi.html

 

And, I guess, you need to invoke the setlocationfield API ( https://stellarium.o...locationfields)

That's very interesting! Unfortunately, Chrome and other browsers block by default all requests made to localhost because it's a cross origin request. There are ways to circumvent that which requires each user interested in using this feature to install a Chrome add-on.

 

I'll most definitely code this feature because I like it very much. I'll let you know once it's done :)


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Posted 21 January 2020 - 07:08 AM

If you know C++ you could modify the source of Stellarium to support CORS for cross browser scripting or post an issue on Github and see if one of the maintainers would add that support.     Not sure of the LOE there so it may not be worth it. 


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#140 sebagr

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 07:57 AM

If you know C++ you could modify the source of Stellarium to support CORS for cross browser scripting or post an issue on Github and see if one of the maintainers would add that support.     Not sure of the LOE there so it may not be worth it. 

I've actually done this yesterday, I just need to polish a couple of things up :) https://github.com/S...larium/pull/942


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Posted 21 January 2020 - 08:07 AM

I've actually done this yesterday, I just need to polish a couple of things up smile.gif https://github.com/S...larium/pull/942

Nice work!   Gotta love OSS smile.gif



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Posted 22 April 2020 - 04:50 PM

sm176811 & mikee: I've just released a new version in which you can focus objects in Stellarium with one click after you've set up the connection.

 

For example, if you go to M42 page you'll find a "See in Stellarium" button.  Please note if you don't see the button you may be getting a cached version. After a couple of visits to the site (or using an incognito window) you should get the updated version.



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Posted 27 April 2020 - 10:30 PM

Great job, Sabastian.

 

Just found your site. I will certainly be putting it to good use.




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