0.12.2 can not find moon

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Anonymous
2013-08-08
2013-08-15

  • Anonymous
    2013-08-08

    Stellarium 0.12.2 can not find THE moon by input in the search box.

    Win7 64

     
  • Alexander Wolf
    Alexander Wolf
    2013-08-08

    What you mean?

     
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  • barrykgerdes
    barrykgerdes
    2013-08-08

    Hi Alex

    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

    Barry

     
  • Alexander Wolf
    Alexander Wolf
    2013-08-08

    It's not a bug because now search tool find words like fulltext search. If you need Moon then just use tab.

     
  • barrykgerdes
    barrykgerdes
    2013-08-08

    Hi Alex
    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.

    Barry

     
    Last edit: barrykgerdes 2013-08-08
  • Alexander Wolf
    Alexander Wolf
    2013-08-09

    Hmm... you are right, I'll add tooltip on the Find window.

    Why? Hydra is moon and this tool find it correctly.

     
  • barrykgerdes
    barrykgerdes
    2013-08-09

    Hi Alex

    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.

    Barry

     
  • Kird
    Kird
    2013-08-09

    Why not change the line in ssystem.ini from
    'name = Hydra (moon)
    to
    'name = Hydra (satellite of Pluto)'?

    Aren't there any comets and asteroids that also have the same name?

     
  • Alexander Wolf
    Alexander Wolf
    2013-08-09

    Example: comet Halley and asteroid Halley

     

  • Anonymous
    2013-08-13

    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!

     

  • Anonymous
    2013-08-14

    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?

     
  • barrykgerdes
    barrykgerdes
    2013-08-14

    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.

    Barry

     

  • Anonymous
    2013-08-15

    It misses a lot of the Messier objects. Typing "M" or "M" and a number don't present you with many choices. Useless here.

     
    • Alexander Wolf
      Alexander Wolf
      2013-08-15

      It's fixed already and available for download as update for 0.12.2.

       


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