Stellarium 0.14.0

V0.14 brings a big leap forward in astronomical accuracy for historical applications:
 - Precession now follows the IAU2006 model in the long-time version from Vondrák et al. 2011.
 - Nutation is applied (IAU2000B solution). Given that nobody has observed it without telescope and the model does not give limits of applicability, we limit its application to 1500..2500
 - Application of DeltaT has been simplified and made a bit more intuitive.

We now dare to add another coordinate system: Ecliptic coordinates of date. We can therefore now show that planetary positions given by the commonly used solution VSOP87 is applicable to -4000..+8000 only, and its use outside this range will give somewhat artificial results. There is more to follow in future versions.

The other big addition is a greatly improved collection of DSO data with lots of possibilities in a new GUI tab to select for object type and/or catalog. In total, 15 catalogs are now built-in!

Also the Meteor Shower, Satellites, Telescope Control and 3D Sceneries plugins have been improved.

Landscapes can have switchable labels, so you can e.g. indicate mountain peaks.

In total 83 bugs and wishlist items were fixed or at least decided.

A platform-specific change for Windows: OpenGL binding is now dynamic. That means, there are no more separate OpenGL/ANGLE/MESA downloads, but after installation you will have separate commands in the start menu which force ANGLE or MESA modes.

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Project:
Stellarium
Series:
0.14
Version:
0.14.0
Released:
2015-10-24  
Registrant:
Alexander Wolf
Release registered:
2015-10-24
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1 Adriano Steffler, 38 Alexander Wolf, 1 Florian Schaukowitsch, 6 Guillaume Chereau, 4 Marcos Cardinot, 2 Nick Fedoseev, 2 Pavel-II, 18 gzotti, 1 qam1, 3 treaves
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2 Implemented
Bugs:
2 Invalid, 1 Won't Fix, 77 Fix Released

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Release notes 

The Stellarium development team after 6 months of development is proud to announce the release of version 0.14.0 of Stellarium.

Version 0.14.0 brings a big leap forward in astronomical accuracy for historical applications:
 - Precession now follows the IAU2006 model in the long-time version from Vondrák et al. 2011.
 - Nutation is applied (IAU2000B solution). Given that nobody has observed it without telescope and the model does not give limits of applicability, we limit its application to 1500..2500
 - Application of DeltaT has been simplified and made a bit more intuitive.

We now dare to add another coordinate system: Ecliptic coordinates of date. We can therefore now show that planetary positions given by the commonly used solution VSOP87 is applicable to -4000..+8000 only, and its use outside this range will give somewhat artificial results. There is more to follow in future versions.

The other big addition is a greatly improved collection of DSO data with lots of possibilities in a new GUI tab to select for object type and/or catalog. In total, 15 catalogs are now built-in!

Also the Meteor Shower, Satellites, Telescope Control and 3D Sceneries plugins have been improved.

Landscapes can have switchable labels, so you can e.g. indicate mountain peaks.

In total 83 bugs and wishlist items were fixed or at least decided.

A platform-specific change for Windows: OpenGL binding is now dynamic. That means, there are no more separate OpenGL/ANGLE/MESA downloads, but after installation you will have separate commands in the start menu which force ANGLE or MESA modes.

A huge thanks to our community whose contributions help to make Stellarium better!

Changelog 

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List of changes between version 0.13.3 and 0.14.0:
- Added accurate calculations of the ecliptic obliquity. Finally we have good precession! (LP: #512086, #1126981, #1240070, #1282558, #1444323)
- Added calculations of the nutation. Now we optionally have IAU-2000B nutation. (Applied between 1500..2500 only.)
- Added new DSO catalog and related to him features (LP: #1453731, #1432243, #1285175, #1237165, #1189983, #1153804, #1127633, #1106765, #1106761, #957083)
- Added Iridium flares to Satellites plugin (LP: #1106782)
- Added tool for prediction of Iridium flares to Satellites plugin
- Added AstroCalc - a tool for calculating planetary phenomena (LP: #1181702)
- Added list of interesting double stars in Search Tool
- Added list of interesting variable stars in Search Tool
- Added cross-identification data for HIP stars (SAO and HD numbers)
- Added sinusoidal projection
- Added draw DSO symbols with different colors
- Added labels to the landscapes (gazetteer support)
- Added a new behaviour for drawing of orbit for selected planet - drawing of the orbits of 'hierarchical group' (parent and all their childrens) of the selected celestial body (disabled by default) (LP: #1071457).
- Added an option to lower the horizon, e.g. for a widescreen cylindrical view with mostly sky and ground on lower screen border (LP: #1299063).
- Added various timeshift-by-year commands (LP: #1478670)
- Added Moon's phases info
- Added support of SOCKS5 proxies (LP: #1499974)
- Rewriting the Meteor module and the Meteor Showers plugin (LP: #1471143)
- Updated skycultures (LP: #1497818)
- Updated Hungarian and Brazilian Portuguese translations of landscapes and skycultures
- Updated data for Solar System Observer
- Updated color scheme for constellations
- Updated documentation
- Updated QZip stuff
- Updated TUI plugin
- Updated data for Satellites plugin
- Updated Clang support
- Updated Pluto and Charon textures
- Updated GCVS catalog
- Updated ssystem.ini (LP: #1240791)
- Using a better formula for CCD FOV calculation in Oculars plugin (LP: #1440330)
- Updated on-screen control panel in Oculars plugin (LP: #1467286)
- Updated list of detection operating systems (LP: #1504910)
- Fixed shortkeys conflict (New shortkeys for Scenery 3D plugin - LP: #1449767)
- Fixed aliasing issue with GCC in star data unpacking
- Fixed documentation for core.wait() function (LP: #1450870)
- Fixed perspective projection issue (LP: #724868)
- Fixed crash on activation of AngleMeasure in debug mode (LP: #1455839)
- Fixed crash in Sinusoidal Projection (LP: #1472555)
- Fixed issue for update bottom bar position when we toggle the GUI (LP: #1409023)
- Fixed weird view of the Moon in Oculars plugin when Moon's scaling is enabled
- Fixed non-realistic mode drawing of artificial satellites
- Fixed availability plugins for the scripting engine (LP: #1468986)
- Fixed potention memory bug in Meteor class
- Fixed wrong spectral types for some stars (LP: #1429530)
- Fixed style of progress bar (LP: #1419895)
- Fixed tooltip colors in night mode (LP: #1300801)
- Fixed visibility of selected object info in night mode (LP: #1487096)
- Fixed behaviour of waitFor function (scripting engine) (LP: #1051858)
- Fixed resize event handler on Windows (LP: #1490265)
- Fixed regression bug of key movements
- Fixed magnitude of the Sun during solar eclipse (LP: #1485245)
- Fixed obvious omission in Observability plugin after having separated JD/JDE (LP: #1499161)
- Fixed night mode on retina display (LP: #1458109)
- Fixed unusual meteor shower display (LP: #1506126)
- Enable autosaving the state by default for Compass Marks plugin (LP: #1410987)
- Added escape counter to allow exiting loop in solving Kepler's equation (LP: #1465112)
- Added limitation magnitude for solar system objects (LP: #1409543)
- Added extinctive reddening on the horizon for planets, esp. visible for Sun/Moon/bright planets (LP: #1448621)
- Added tooltip for 'Select single constellation' option (LP: #1498022)
- Avoid entering locations with leading whitespace (LP: #1083731)
- Avoid rendering of sunlight and moonlight when show of Solar System objects is disabled (LP: #1499699)
- Change visibleSkyArea limitation to allow landscapes with "holes" in the ground. (LP: #1469407)
- Improved Delta T feature (LP: #1380242)
- Improved the ad-hoc visibility formula for LDN and LBN
- Improved the sight opportunities when artificial satellites are passes (LP: #907318)
- Changed behaviour of coloring of orbits of artificial satellites: we use gray color for parts of orbits, where satellite will be invisible (LP: #914751)
- Improved coloring and rendering artificial satellites (include their labels) in the Earth shadow for both modes (LP: #1436954)
- Improved for landscape and lightscape brightness with/without atmosphere. Now even considers landscape opacity for no-atmosphere conditions.
- Reduce Milky Way brightness in moonlight
- Enhancement of features in Telescope Control plugin (LP: #1469450)
- Removed all references to QDeclarative
- Removed meaningless extincted magnitude data in infostring if objects are below horizon
- Restore drawing corona of the Sun during total solar eclipse (LP: #1435065)

2 blueprints and 80 bugs targeted

Blueprint Priority Assignee Delivery
Stellarium DSO catalog Stellarium DSO catalog 4 High Alexander Wolf  11 Implemented
Gazetteer for landscape features Gazetteer for landscape features 3 Medium gzotti  11 Implemented
Bug report Importance Assignee Status
1495056 #1495056 Bug in Lunar Eclipse Program between 2000BC and 1000AD 4 Medium   3 Invalid
1506105 #1506105 Meteor showers not updating 1 Undecided Marcos Cardinot  3 Invalid
1341861 #1341861 0.13RC1r1/OpenGL fails on Geforce 8200/WinXP. 4 Medium   4 Won't Fix
1374921 #1374921 Autumn equinox 2014 time 3 High gzotti  10 Fix Released
1380242 #1380242 Calculation of Delta T is incorrectly applied 3 High gzotti  10 Fix Released
1458109 #1458109 Night mode zooms in on lower left of screen 3 High treaves  10 Fix Released
1465112 #1465112 Stellarium freezes on near-parabolic comets 3 High gzotti  10 Fix Released
1471143 #1471143 Qt5.5/MSVC2013: MeteorShowers crash with Assertion Failure 3 High Marcos Cardinot  10 Fix Released
1475856 #1475856 Deployment issue on OSX with Qt 5.5 3 High treaves  10 Fix Released
1482969 #1482969 telescope plugin problem 3 High Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1490265 #1490265 Screen size in 0.13.69.0 3 High Guillaume Chereau  10 Fix Released
1499161 #1499161 Observability plugin changes stellarium info. 3 High gzotti  10 Fix Released
1506126 #1506126 Unusual meteor shower display 3 High Marcos Cardinot  10 Fix Released
1507196 #1507196 Meteor showers plugin - some radiant are at the wrong place 3 High Marcos Cardinot  10 Fix Released
724868 #724868 Planet trails are buggy in some projection modes 4 Medium Guillaume Chereau  10 Fix Released
1051858 #1051858 scripting: waitFor function 4 Medium Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1126981 #1126981 Apparent positions need improvements 4 Medium gzotti  10 Fix Released
1240791 #1240791 Most of the moons of other planets aren't in synchronous rotation sy 4 Medium qam1  10 Fix Released
1248008 #1248008 Phantom trails 4 Medium Guillaume Chereau  10 Fix Released
1282558 #1282558 equinox in Alexandria at 140CE 4 Medium gzotti  10 Fix Released
1409023 #1409023 Ctrl-T problem (Qt5.4 issue?) 4 Medium Guillaume Chereau  10 Fix Released
1435065 #1435065 Corona texture 4 Medium Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1450211 #1450211 Strange ring reflections of the gas giants 4 Medium Guillaume Chereau  10 Fix Released
1455839 #1455839 Angle Measure plugin crashing 4 Medium gzotti  10 Fix Released
1468986 #1468986 The scripting engine is semi broken in series 0.13 4 Medium Florian Schaukowitsch  10 Fix Released
1469407 #1469407 No stars below horizon of landscapes 4 Medium gzotti  10 Fix Released
1472555 #1472555 Crash in Sinusoidal Projection 4 Medium Nick Fedoseev  10 Fix Released
1083731 #1083731 User location names with whitespace 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1127633 #1127633 M67 coordinates 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1153804 #1153804 NGC 3242 size 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1256418 #1256418 partial lunar eclipse: moon is not colored, it is all white 5 Low   10 Fix Released
1285175 #1285175 Three Search Bugs 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1300801 #1300801 Tooltips are not affected by night mode 5 Low Guillaume Chereau  10 Fix Released
1410987 #1410987 Compass marks plugin does not save it's state 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1419895 #1419895 Troubles whit progress bar 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1429530 #1429530 wrong spectral types 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1432243 #1432243 IC 4274 declination 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1449767 #1449767 Field of view key dosen't work 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1450870 #1450870 Documentation for "wait" says "milliseconds"; should be "seconds" 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1467286 #1467286 Ocular selection bug 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1471834 #1471834 translation error 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1472474 #1472474 Time period misnomers 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1485186 #1485186 About propotional markers 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1485245 #1485245 Magnitude of the Sun during solar eclipse is wrong 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1487096 #1487096 No selected object info in night mode 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1487245 #1487245 κ Sco s/b Girtab, Girtab s/b Sargas 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1491470 #1491470 Small bug with 'Custom equation for DT' 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1498022 #1498022 Popup information won't appear for "Select single constellation" option 5 Low Adriano Steffler  10 Fix Released
1499699 #1499699 Show planets option and moonlight 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1504910 #1504910 windows 10 false detection 5 Low gzotti  10 Fix Released
807866 #807866 Separate LABEL control - feature request 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
907318 #907318 Artificial satellites passes and sight oportunities 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
914751 #914751 Toggle visible only satellite tracks 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
957083 #957083 Options to separately select display of galaxies, nebulae and star clusters 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
964076 #964076 favourite targets list 6 Wishlist Pavel-II  10 Fix Released
1004303 #1004303 update getDate() for scripting 6 Wishlist gzotti  10 Fix Released
1071457 #1071457 Show orbits of children when selecting parent 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1075222 #1075222 prog. blocks all other progs from running correctly 6 Wishlist gzotti  10 Fix Released
1106761 #1106761 distance to the nebula 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1106765 #1106765 possiblity to select deep sky objects by type 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1106782 #1106782 Show Satellite (Iridium) Flares 6 Wishlist Nick Fedoseev  10 Fix Released
1181702 #1181702 List with all planetary positions (RA/DEC) 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1189983 #1189983 Show type of galaxies and nebulae 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1237165 #1237165 Can't search for LMC (Large Magellanic Cloud) 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1240070 #1240070 Add option to display ecliptic grid of date 6 Wishlist gzotti  10 Fix Released
1260191 #1260191 moon terminator detail 6 Wishlist   10 Fix Released
1299063 #1299063 more sky, less landscape (horizon elevation) 6 Wishlist gzotti  10 Fix Released
1313267 #1313267 Option to display azimuth from south instead of north 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1409543 #1409543 Feature Request: allow to set magnitude limit for solar system objects 6 Wishlist gzotti  10 Fix Released
1440330 #1440330 Ocular plugin FOV for wide angle lenses 6 Wishlist treaves  10 Fix Released
1444323 #1444323 Pole precession circles 6 Wishlist gzotti  10 Fix Released
1448621 #1448621 Better Moonrise effect 6 Wishlist gzotti  10 Fix Released
1451079 #1451079 search for ecliptical coordinates 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1453731 #1453731 Choose DSO catalogs displayed on screen 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1469450 #1469450 Telescope plugin enhancement of features and other 6 Wishlist Pavel-II  10 Fix Released
1478670 #1478670 Add various timeshift-by-year commands 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1497818 #1497818 Incorrect number of stars for Horn (Chinese constellation) 6 Wishlist gzotti  10 Fix Released
1263020 #1263020 Observability-plugin time 1 Undecided   10 Fix Released
1499974 #1499974 Stellarium ignores proxy settings 1 Undecided Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1504595 #1504595 Stellarium fails to build with Qt 5.5 - missing includes 1 Undecided   10 Fix Released
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