When adding or subtracting solar days, the default is Earth's mean 24-hour
solar day. But if I'm viewing from Mars, for example, a mean 24-hour Earth
solar day advancement isn't of much use. It would be cool to have an option to
advanced by "mean sols" based on the planet you're viewing from.
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Yes, of course. Can you fill feature request in our bug's tracker on
launchpad.net - https://bugs.launchpad.net/stellarium?
I received the "fixed released" notification in the bug tracker a few weeks ago;
[see https://bugs.launchpad.net/stellarium/+bug/1035635 ]
but only got around to installing the latest version of Stellarium today, ver 0.12.0 (so my apologies for the delay with this follow-up.)
Anyway, just some FYI—
The "add 1 solar day" function does not seem to work properly on any given planet. On whatever planet I'm viewing from, the "add 1 solar day" feature advances just less than 1 solar day (i.e., the sun will appear to "move" eastward with each "plus 1 solar day" button push.)
At first I thought maybe it was an equation-of-time issue, but that doesn't seem to be the case. That is, if we're talking mean solar days, then a rapid advancement (read: simply holding the button down) should show the sun make an analemma in the sky (or if using apparent solar days, then a rapid advancement should show the sun move north-to-south [and back] while remaining on its current meridian.) But that's not happening at all.
Please try 0.12.1beta2 - I'm fixed my stupid errors in solar and sidereal days.