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CHANGELOG

What's New in version 0.20.4:

  • Added Balinese Pawukon calendar into Calendars plugin
  • Added notes on polygonal landscapes (technical restrictions) (GH: #1397)
  • Added Calendars plugin (GH: #1343)
  • Added configurable values for quick FOV tool (GH: #1391)
  • Added new zoom algorithm (GH: #1415, #529)
  • Added compass marks into core of planetarium
  • Added ability to hide cardinal and compass buttons from the GUI
  • Added missing time zone America/Godthab
  • Added few DSO textures (GH: #1402, #1441)
  • Added Galactic Center and Anticenter points
  • Added a config option to use multisampling for rendering 'Planet's (GH: #1388)
  • Added landers from the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program into list of locations
  • Added on-screen controls for OAG in Oculars plugin (GH: #935)
  • Added table view of exoplanets (GH: #1141)
  • Added show angular distance between the moon and host planet (GH: #1372)
  • Added classical cepheids filter for AstroCalc/WUT tool
  • Added Algol-type eclipsing systems filter for AstroCalc/WUT tool (GH: #1355)
  • Added ability to toggle to using decimal degrees for various navigational data through follow the option 'Use decimal degrees' in the main GUI (GH: #1344)
  • Added script with shortcut, which add ability to jump to random location for celestial navigation game and practice (GH: #1345, #1058)
  • Added support flip commands into Scripting Engine (GH: #1351)
  • Added new language: Central Atlas Tamazight
  • Added comet icon for ephemeris points plotting for AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool (GH: #1332)
  • Added script skybox.ssc into list of translatable scripts (GH: #1335)
  • Added config option to hide selection markers (default: viewing/flag_show_selection_marker = true) (GH: #1321)
  • Added export list of objects as Stellarium bookmarks into AstroCalc/WUT tool
  • Added support capital Greek chars in Search Tool (GH: #1282)
  • Added some discovererís original designation for double stars as their scientific designations (GH: #1282)
  • Added option to hide unlabelled ephemeris markers (GH: #1315)
  • Added ability to run the silent uninstall Stellarium in Windows
  • Added ability use decimals value for ephemeris steps in AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool (GH: #1289)
  • Added 'No' default for deletion confirmation warning (GH: #1292)
  • Added ability to toggle show extra decimals in the navigational info (GH: #1303)
  • Added tool for build an AppImage package (GH: #1288)
  • Added ability for following an option ''Use decimal degrees' for longitude and latitude in Location dialog to define format of data (GH: #1416)
  • Fixed collision calendars panel with bottom button bar (GH: #1422)
  • Fixed zooming to FOV when duration is zero (GH: #1430)
  • Fixed designations for star HIP 62819 (GH: #1432)
  • Fixed crash when attempting to add a sensor (GH: #1407, #1403)
  • Fixed UMa figure in S&T skyculture (GH: #1414)
  • Fixed typos in Chinese skyculture (GH: #1413)
  • Fixed text for meteor showers plugin (GH: #1387)
  • Fixed the visual style of color chooser (GH: #1395)
  • Fixed GUI of AstroCalc/Positions tool
  • Fixed error in GUI of AstroCalc/WUT tool
  • Fixed errors in documents for scripting engine
  • Fixed typos and errors in various sky cultures
  • Fixed running scripting method core.quitStellarium(); (GH: #1363)
  • Fixed the location of Dunsink Observatory (GH: #1370)
  • Fixed rendering orbits with undefined period
  • Fixed orbital elements for comet Halley (1986) in the default ssystem_minor.ini file
  • Fixed typos in skycultures
  • Fixed odd cyclic behaviour of HiPS (GH: #1323)
  • Fixed odd survey interaction (GH: #1314)
  • Fixed crash when reference.fab file has wrong format
  • Fixed closing various dialogs (fix #1305, #1338)
  • Fixed sorting issue in AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool
  • Fixed search stars by designations (u Her and U Her are different stars!) (GH: #1282)
  • Fixed adding extra designations for stars, who already has Bayer and Flamsteed designations (GH: #1282)
  • Fixed sorting stars by their designations (partially) (GH: #1282)
  • Fixed selecting invisible stars (GH: #1331)
  • Fixed switch to native planet names when skyculture is changed in Location dialog (GH: #1203)
  • Fixed installing star names for Western (O.Hlad) skyculture (GH: #1170)
  • Fixed typecast: avoiding of jumping the markers of exoplanets and pulsars (GH: #1286)
  • Fixed handling custom shortcuts and few spell-check fixes
  • Fixed GUI issue in Observability plugin
  • Fixed inconsistency of NGC/IC list in AstroCalc/WUT tool (GH: #1310)
  • Fixed filling version info for Windows installer
  • Fixed installer for Windows
  • Fixed translatable string for Icelandic calendar
  • Fixed Puppis constellation lines in S&T skyculture (GH: #1438)
  • Fixed Mensa and Microscopium in S&T skyculture (GH: #1440)
  • Changed rendering planets: improve planets' halos size in relation to stars' (GH: #1361, #367)
  • Changed rendering of orbits in Satellites plugin: Hide invisible part of orbits when 'hide invisible artificial sats' option is enabled (GH: #1349)
  • Changed GUI behavior: Enlarged maximum dialog size (GH: #1318)
  • Changed versioning scheme of Stellarium
  • Changed few DSO textures: reduce the size of some texture files (GH: #1442)
  • Updated Stellarium User Guide (GH: #1334)
  • Updated DSO catalog (v3.12)
  • Updated GUI of Calendars plugin
  • Updated GUI: refactored block 'Additional buttons'
  • Updated description of Chinese skyculture (GH: #1410)
  • Updated Bengali descriptions for landscapes and skycultures (GH: #1380)
  • Updated nomenclature data
  • Updated few DSO outlines (GH: #1368)
  • Updated initial time steps for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool (GH: #372)
  • Updated Solar System Editor pluign: improve docs + added confirmation dialog (GH: #1304)
  • Updated DSO names
  • Updated upper limit for font size
  • Updated GUI of AstroCalc tools
  • Updated Exoplanets plugin: added extra info
  • Updated Satellites plugin: cosmetic improvement the handling the visibility of satellites by their groups
  • Removed Compass Marks plugin
  • Removed the XPM version of the app icon (GH: #1384)
  • Removed dead links from skycultures
  • Removed support of shortcuts from AstroCalc tools (GH: #1293)

What's New in version 0.20.3:

  • 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 degrees 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