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Stellarium v0.20.3

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#1 Alexander Wolf

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 05:43 AM

Today we released version 0.20.3 of Stellarium.


The major changes of this version:
- Fixed nutation and, with it, season beginning times
- Many changes in AstroCalc tool and core of Stellarium
- Many changes in Oculars and Satellites plugins
- Updated DSO catalog


Important note: We discontinued support for AppImage builds since version 0.20.3 due technical problems of AppImage architecture! Please use snap packages instead.


Download binary packages for Windows and Mac you may here: https://github.com/S...ses/tag/v0.20.3


Full list of changes:
- Added sorting for Bookmark dialog (GH: #1144)
- Added B pass band for compute photometric values of nebulae
- Added missing QPushButton:checked style matching 'pressed' (GH: #1150)
- Added show standard magnitude and RCS info for satellites in the GUI of Satellites plugin
- Added new filters for satellites
- Added GUI buttons to define object information font color at daylight and for overwrite mode (GH: #1156)
- Added 2 new columns for AstroCalc/Positions tool (Elevation and Elongation)
- Added editable keyboard shortcut for buttons in AstroCalc tools (GH: #1165, #1166)
- Added allowance to loading bookmark without date/location change (GH: #882)
- Added new initial time steps in AstroCalc/Phenomena tool (GH: #1162)
- Added option to use on the screen star designations only (GH: #1169)
- Added option in the GUI to define color of text in Equation of Time plugin
- Added new button into Shortcut Editor and added new tool to restoring defaults
- Added action to restart trails (GH: #1030)
- Added "current vertical" line (GH: #1175)
- Added support custom time steps for ephemeris in AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool (GH: #1176)
- Added ability to show several objects' ephemerides in AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool (GH: #1177)
- Added using texture for satellite, when he crossing of the Moon or the Sun
- Added automatic saving changes of satellites properties in Satellites plugin (GH: #1066)
- Added instructions for building Stellarium from source code
- Added new groups of satellites: all new groups of satellites based on their orbital properties
- Added info about altitude classifications for geocentric orbits in Satellites plugin
- Added pixel grid for sensors to Ocular plugin (GH: #1198)
- Added keyboard shortcut for toggle focuser overlay to Oculars plugin
- Added keyboard shortcuts to toggle sensor crop overlay to Oculars plugin
- Added keyboard shortcuts to toggle sensor pixel grid to Oculars plugin
- Added show a binning info for CCD to Oculars GUI Panel
- Added option into GUI to toggle drawing halo around the Moon (GH: #914)
- Added keep selection of ephemeris item when coordinate system is changed in AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool (GH: #1199)
- Added keyboard handling in additional to mouse selection for visualization of selected marker in AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool (GH: #1200)
- Added new way to select ocular elements to Oculars plugin: You can now switch between various ocular elements through double-click on the items (eyepieces/lenses/telescopes/sensors) in the main menu of the Oculars plugin (GH: #1193)
- Added small improvement for sensor view mode to Oculars plugin: the cross in the center was modify: it rotating by 45° now and has  a permanent size in 10 px (GH: #1206)
- Added small improvement for sensor view mode to Oculars plugin: the text about the crop size now may be marked by [*] for 2 reasons: the crop size is larger than sensor size or when crop size is not multiple of binning (GH: #1206)
- Added fix for better handling of comet orbit visualisation
- Added planet name for nomenclature item as context data: better in search dialog and makes unique strings
- Added new names for planetary features
- Added tool to remember last entered objects in Search tool (GH: #1050, #1168)
- Added enforce updates for Lists in Search tool to get an variable parts of list (GH: #1226)
- Added star names for Western (O. Hlad) sky culture (GH: #1170)
- Added key binding for toggle visibility of groups of satellites (GH: #982)
- Added new categories for AstroCalc/WUT tool (GH: #1230)
- Added new category for AstroCalc/Positions tool (GH: #1230)
- Added methods to search DSO when they have coordinates in disabled catalogs (esp. for the Bookmark tool and some AstroCalc tools)
- Added CLI option to start Stellarium in scaling GUI mode
- Added new group of objects "Solar system bodies: minor bodies" to predict opposition of asteroids into AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
- Added note to S&T sky culture (GH: #1244)
- Added including name of a bookmarked Marker object for highlights (GH: #1260)
- Added including designation of a bookmarked object without common name for highlights
- Added support of new type of labels (labelEquatorial) for scripting engine
- Added 3 new groups of satellites
- Added tool to disable an inherited options in Oculars plugin
- Added tool to define value of transparency of the semi-transparent mask in eyepiece mode in Oculars plugin
- Added buttons to define special colors for satellites in Satellites plugin
- Added International Designator info into the GUI of Satellites plugin
- Added epoch of the TLE info into GUI of Satellites plugin
- Added tooltips for both identifiers of satellites (Satellites plugin)
- Added full names of groups as tooltips for wrapped names of groups (Satellites plugin)
- Added a confirmation dialog for "Restore defaults" buttons (GH: #1277)
- Fixed nutation and, with it, season beginning times
- Fixed behaviour of AstroCalc/WUT tool
- Fixed list of locations: remove duplicates of observatories
- Fixed possible error in calculating the Contrast Index of nebulae (GH: #1145)
- Fixed activity of button to switch in sources tab of Satellites plugin
- Fixed small GUI issue when satellite tracking is enabled
- Fixed crash for landscapes with added polygon (GH: #1143, #1179)
- Fixed drawing satellite orbits
- Fixed buttons background in Solar System Editor plugin
- Fixed documents for enabling custom HiPS (GH: #1159)
- Fixed display date format in main GUI
- Fixed automatic setting of size for columns in shortcuts editor
- Fixed trails related properties in SolarSystem (GH: #1030)
- Fixed spurious recreation of trails (GH: #1030)
- Fixed fade out for trails (GH: #1030)
- Fixed behaviour of GUI options for planetary orbits and trails
- Fixed changes in trails when time stopped (GH: #1174)
- Fixed main GUI issue
- Fixed AstroCalc GUI issue
- Fixed few tooltips
- Fixed few translatable lines in the standard GUI
- Fixed remember customized object informations settings (GH: #1184)
- Fixed translation special groups after change the language in Satellites plugin
- Fixed size of buttons in the GUI of the Satellites plugin
- Fixed availability of "Remove satellites" button in the GUI of the Satellites plugin
- Fixed linguistic issue in the GUI of main application and plugins
- Fixed switch to native planet names when skyculture is changed in AstroCalc tools (GH: #1203)
- Fixed keyboard jumps for GUI of the Oculars plugin
- Fixed saving properties of Special Markers (GH: #1201)
- Fixed errors in DSO catalog (SNR G subsystem; GH: #1208)
- Fixed calculation an approximate visual magnitude for Starlink DarkSat
- Fixed find an initial step for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool (GH: #1219)
- Fixed handling of keyboard shortcuts: saving an empty keyboard shortcuts allow to stay primary and alternative shortcuts as they was defined by user (GH: #1222)
- Fixed translation of key binding description for "Field of View" feature when language is changed
- Fixed saving keyboard shortcuts
- Fixed rounding issue (GH: #1153)
- Fixed security issue in RemoteControl plugin (GH: #1233)
- Fixed load of location from landscape at startup (GH: #1237)
- Fixed the Reticulum system object designation (GH: #1250)
- Fixed restore scaling for minor bodies in Oculars plugin (GH: #1258)
- Fixed GUI behaviour for AstroCalc tool (GH: #1230)
- Fixed misprints and typos in Chinese sky cultures (GH: #1266, #1268)
- Fixed issue an including regions (or DSO without designations) as bookmarks (GH: #1267)
- Fixed parser of COSPAR ID data (International Designator) in Satellites plugin
- Fixed apply transit color for satellites in the iconic mode (GH: #1279)
- Fixed star magnitude limits in Oculars plugin: better handling of auto-computed or manually set limiting magnitudes (GH: #400, #1285)
- Changed default value for flag "displayed" of satellites
- Changed limits of properties for orbital lines of satellites (GH: #1148)
- Changed button labels in Bookmarks tool (GH: #916)
- Changed trails behaviour: don't reset trails when just adapting thickness (GH: #1030)
- Changed trails behaviour: disable trails for "observer" planets (GH: #1030)
- Changed trails behaviour: handle removal of trails with time moving backwards (GH: #1030)
- Changed trails behaviour: reset trails when time jumps too far (GH: #1030)
- Changed limits for focal length of eyepices and magnification of binoculars (GH: #1178)
- Changed upper limit for angular filter of DSO
- Changed GUI for manage sources of TLE in the Satellites plugin (GH: #738)
- Changed behaviour: re-enabled scrolling to newly added locations
- Changed behaviour: disabled button to toggle crosshairs for eyepieces with permanent crosshairs (GH: #1247)
- Changed upper limit for FOV markers (special + Telrad/Oculars): the limits was increased up to 28 degrees for circular/Telrad FOV and up to 180 degrees for rectangular FOV (GH: #1196)
- Changed the priority level of drawing for Observability Analysis plugin (GH: #1194)
- Changed modeling Starlink magnitudes: calculation of approx. visual magnitude for Starlink satellites based on Anthony Mallama's paper
- Changed text of warning for mismatch of version of DSO catalog: improved an error message for the user
- Changed behaviour of dialog rendering: disable dialog render cache (GH: #830, #393, #1007)
- Changed behaviour of polygonal landscapes: get rid of a configuration flag (GH: #1239)
- Changed limits for allow separation input field (up to 20 degrees) in AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
- Changed initial time steps for some type of objects in AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
- Changed selection of celestial bodies behaviour for oppositions in AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
- Changed behaviour of Telescope Control plugin: re-enabled the option to autoconnect ASCOM-based mounts (GH: #1269, #1243, #1164)
- Changed behaviour of Oculars plugin: the input box to define the scale factor of arrows was changed to use percentage
- Changed distance between buttons "Restore defaults" and "Save settings" in the GUI of plugins (GH: #1277)
- Updated minimum required Qt version to 5.7.0 (GH: #1138)
- Updated Indian Vedic sky culture: Nakshatras and Rashis as stars, asterisms and constellations. (GH: #930)
- Updated URL of main website to use HTTPS (GH: #1139)
- Updated tool to check version of satellites.json file (reducing a number of upgrading the file)
- Updated code for search stars by designations (code refactoring)
- Updated HiPS tool: switched to retrieve of HiPS properties from MocServer
- Updated code: solve a few casting warnings
- Updated code: sanitize type mismatches
- Updated code: removed obsolete QSignalMapper
- Updated GUI of the Satellites plugin
- Updated list of contributors of Oculars plugin
- Updated Milky Way texture: deleted Spica's glow
- Updated translations (GH: #1210, #1211)
- Updated the technical notes to the Satellites plugin
- Updated translations of landscapes description
- Updated translations of sky cultures description
- Updated 3D scenery: increase brightness of Sterngarten model materials
- Updated default list of satellites
- Updated three DSO textures (GH: #1271)
- Updated GUI for updating data for Meteor showers plugin
- Updated GUI for updating data for Historical supernovae plugin
- Updated GUI for updating data for Bright novae plugin
- Updated GUI for updating data for Pulsars plugin
- Updated GUI for updating data for Quasars plugin
- Updated GUI for updating data for Satellites plugin
- Updated GUI for updating data for Exoplanets plugin
- Removed the observers from calculations in AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
- Removed limits for declination of objects in AstroCalc/Phenomena tool (GH: #1162)
- Removed sort rules from AstroCalc/WUT tool (GH: #1229)
- Removed unused pixel size in Oculars plugin (GH: #432)
- Removed unused data and code (code refactoring)
- Removed orbit_visualisation_period parameter for comets in Solar System Editor plugin
- Removed "Save changes" button from the GUI of the Satellites plugin
- Removed the step "remove data from previous installation" from Windows installer
- Removed outdated documents
- Removed outdated code

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 05:53 AM

TYSM! Love the program!

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Posted 01 October 2020 - 08:14 AM

Stellarium is better at v0 than many programs at v3!

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