Long time astronomer but first time poster to CN here. Long story short, I've upgrade to Starry Night 8 on my Macbook Pro 16" with OSX Catalina 10.15.3 and I'm running SN 8 Pro v188.8.131.528.
I'm going to list a few issues I've seen with the software here, and I'm wondering if anyone else is seeing similar problems as I haven't gotten a response from Simulation Curriculum. I should point out that I can replicate these issues on my other work Macbook Pro 15" from 2019.
1. The quality of the graphics for objects such as M42 look off. As an example, here is what I'm seeing.
2. And here is what happens when I flip the view, both horizontally and vertically. Note where the objects are on the screen. They've moved!
3.If after I've flipped the view horizontally and vertically, some objects like M42 sit above the sky image. If I pan around, the sky pans underneath the objects, effectively moving them around in the sky. See the two below images. Note the position of objects within the 5 degree FOV in both images
And the second image where the angular separation between the object on the left and right has increased.
So, this is the major issue I'm seeing and it's driving me nuts. Another issue that I'm seeing is in Spaceship mode. Most of the controls work, but not accelerate (A) and decelerate (Z). I cannot change my velocity at all; I'm stuck at 0m/s. I'm not much have much of head for speed, but this is taking it to the extreme. I am however not ruling out that I'm doing something wrong, but I can't seem to find my error if it is me that is in error.
As I wrote earlier, I'd like to hear if anyone else has seen these errors and if anyone knows why they are happening. So far I'm very disappointed with SN8, and I've forked out a fair bit of cash in order to upgrade form SN7.