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#171 "Cor Hydrae" and "Cor Leonis" unusable names

v1.7.0
open-postponed
nobody
None
5
2008-09-16
2008-01-15
ajtribick
No

The star names "Cor Hydrae" and "Cor Leonis" cannot be selected. Presumably what is going on is that they are being translated into "Cor Hya" and "Cor Leo" before being searched for, which is incorrect behaviour as "Cor" is not a Greek letter abbreviation.

Discussion

  • Barnak
    Barnak
    2008-01-16

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    I confirm this annoying bug. While these names are showing in the selection panel ("Cor Hydrae" and "Cor Leonis"), I'm unable to select them.

     
  • Chris Laurel
    Chris Laurel
    2008-02-18

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    The star name lookup in Celestia tries to canonicalize star names that contain constellations, so that BET Orionis is mapped to BET Ori. This allows a user to enter either Beta Ori or Beta Orionis. The same code works for Flamsteed designations and other constellation based schemes, such as the ones used for variable stars. A simple fix is to change Cor Hydrae to Cor Hya in starnames.dat--as long as the standard three letter abbreviation for the star name is used, name lookup will work. The down side is that the name will be displayed as "Cor Hya" instead of "Cor Hydrae". Is this acceptable?

     
  • Chris Laurel
    Chris Laurel
    2008-02-21

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    The star name lookup in Celestia tries to canonicalize star names that contain constellations, so that BET Orionis is mapped to BET Ori. This allows a user to enter either Beta Ori or Beta Orionis. The same code works for Flamsteed designations and other constellation based schemes, such as the ones used for variable stars. A simple fix is to change Cor Hydrae to Cor Hya in starnames.dat--as long as the standard three letter abbreviation for the star name is used, name lookup will work. The down side is that the name will be displayed as "Cor Hya" instead of "Cor Hydrae". Is this acceptable?

     
  • Chris Laurel
    Chris Laurel
    2008-09-16

    • milestone: --> v1.7.0
    • status: open --> open-postponed