Stellarium 0.12.2 can not find THE moon by input in the search box.
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What you mean?
Yes that is a search bug.
Quick fix: Edit the ssystem.ini file and remove (moon) from the name Hydra
But I think there may be a problem with the search engine
It's not a bug because now search tool find words like fulltext search. If you need Moon then just use tab.
Yes that is the point. There should be a guide on the Find window that says toggle the entries with the tab key. When I tested the find I knew there was a way to toggle but I could not remember it.
However when moon was selected Hydra should not have appeared the addition to the name in the ssystem.ini file should have been ignored unless Hydra had been the selected item.
Hmm... you are right, I'll add tooltip on the Find window.
Why? Hydra is moon and this tool find it correctly.
Yes Hydra is a moon of pluto but it is the only planetary moon other than our moon that we have the extra name of (moon). I suppose that is needed to differentiate it from the constellation. The namers should have thought of this before it was named Hydra to avoid confusion.
Why not change the line in ssystem.ini from
'name = Hydra (moon)
'name = Hydra (satellite of Pluto)'?
Aren't there any comets and asteroids that also have the same name?
Example: comet Halley and asteroid Halley
Sounds like whatever institution or governing body (IAU) needs to stop recycling/sharing names between different types of celestial objects.
It would not do to have a star named Earth!
We have only one moon which is called moon in our solar system. If I type Phobos, I get Phobos....
Why did it work correctly in previous versions?
The new search engine searches for for the sequence of letters you type so that it can pick up more possiblities. eg Thus if you search for moon it will find any object that contains these 4 letters in sequence. You then must use the tab key to highlight the item you require from the list.
It misses a lot of the Messier objects. Typing "M" or "M" and a number don't present you with many choices. Useless here.
It's fixed already and available for download as update for 0.12.2.