Stellarium 0.15.0 (32-bit)

Date added: August, 8th 2016 - (Freeware)
(4.2/5 - 10 votes)
Changes in version 0.15.0
• 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 behavior 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 behavior 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.

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