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#1 RazvanUnderStars

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Posted 16 October 2021 - 08:18 PM

For armchair exploration fun and session planning, I'd like to have their orbits displayed when "zoomed out" (eg 90 deg). I already imported an appropriate MPC list and, in the Solar System Editor plugin, I enabled to show the orbits permanently for all objects.

 

Orbits are plotted only when I zoom in more (eg a FOV of a few degrees). I understand why Stellarium behaves that way (to avoid clutter and keep calculations to a reasonable level), but is there a way to make it plot the orbits at wider views nonetheless? I have no magnitude limits set. I know the CPU will be busier but that's not an issue.

 

For comparison, I'm attaching the SSO configuration over a wide view in which the orbits of the planets and some oftheir satellites are shown - I'd like to get the same for asteroids. 

 

Thanks for any suggestions.

 

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#2 Alexander Wolf

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Posted 20 October 2021 - 01:47 AM

Please try move "Labels and Markers" ruler to right side.

#3 RazvanUnderStars

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Posted 21 October 2021 - 03:58 PM

Hi Alexander,

 

Thanks for the reply. I tried, but it didn't make any visible difference. I'm including a screenshot with that configuration window and Juno in the background - no orbit is shown. This is after making the change, saving the settings and restarting Stellarium (just to be sure). I compared config.ini before and after. labels_amount changed from 3 to 10. I'm including the entire section where the setting is, in case it helps.

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

[astro]
aberration_factor                      = 1
apparent_magnitude_algorithm           = Mallama2018
de430_path                             = ""
de431_path                             = ""
extinction_mode_below_horizon          = mirror
flag_aberration                        = true
flag_bright_nebulae                    = false
flag_dso_additional_names              = true
flag_dso_designation_usage             = false
flag_dso_outlines_usage                = false
flag_grs_custom                        = false
flag_hide_local_nomenclature           = true
flag_light_travel_time                 = true
flag_milky_way                         = true
flag_nebula                            = true
flag_nebula_display_no_texture         = false
flag_nebula_hints_proportional         = false
flag_nebula_magnitude_limit            = false
flag_nebula_name                       = true
flag_nutation                          = true
flag_object_trails                     = false
flag_permanent_orbits                  = true
flag_planet_magnitude_limit            = false
flag_planets                           = true
flag_planets_hints                     = true
flag_planets_labels                    = true
flag_planets_nomenclature              = false
flag_planets_orbits                    = true
flag_show_obj_self_shadows             = true
flag_size_limits_usage                 = false
flag_star_additional_names             = true
flag_star_designation_usage            = false
flag_star_magnitude_limit              = false
flag_star_name                         = true
flag_stars                             = true
flag_surface_brightness_usage          = false
flag_topocentric_coordinates           = true
flag_use_de430                         = false
flag_use_de431                         = false
flag_use_obj_models                    = false
flag_use_type_filter                   = false
flag_zodiacal_light                    = true
grs_drift                              = 15
grs_jd                                 = 2456901.5
grs_longitude                          = 216
labels_amount                          = 10
max_mag_nebula_name                    = 8
meteor_zhr                             = 10
milky_way_intensity                    = 1.00
milky_way_saturation                   = 1.00
nebula_hints_amount                    = 3
nebula_labels_amount                   = 3
nebula_magnitude_limit                 = 8.50
nebula_scale                           = 1
object_orbits_thickness                = 1
object_trails_thickness                = 1
planet_magnitude_limit                 = 6.50
planets_orbits_color_style             = groups
shadow_enlargement_danjon              = false
size_limit_max                         = 600
size_limit_min                         = 1
star_magnitude_limit                   = 6.50
twilight_altitude                      = -6
zodiacal_light_intensity               = 1.00

 

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Edited by RazvanUnderStars, 21 October 2021 - 03:59 PM.


#4 gzotti

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Posted 23 October 2021 - 12:00 PM

Objects to draw are selected based on their apparent magnitude and current fov. For large fov, we cannot go too deep. As soon as an object is excluded, the orbit is also not plotted. Currently there is no override for this. Of course it would be nice to see the asteroid belt with thousands of objects, but the computation may be too demanding.




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