Clear sky chart plugin for stellarium

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2012-01-16
2012-10-09
  • Viper OS Team
    Viper OS Team
    2012-01-16

    Is there a plugin that allows clear dark sky chats to be displayed in
    stellarium, or does this feature need to be added with opengl programming of
    stellarium's core c?

     
  • barrykgerdes
    barrykgerdes
    2012-01-17

    What do you actually mean

    Do you mean to display the screen like a star chart. I think this is still in
    the list of things to do.

    You can do a screen dump (ctrl S) with inverted colours if you edit the
    config.ini file
    and make invert_screenshots_colors = true.

    Barry

     
  • Viper OS Team
    Viper OS Team
    2012-01-17

    Not exactly, if you have ever went to www.cleardarksky.com, you'd see they
    have clear sky charts, which display sky weather info. It would be easier if
    there was a button i could press in the menu that would let me put in my zip
    code and display the closest clear sky chart in stellarium, i'm not sure how
    hard this would be to do but cleardarksky has a small api.

     
  • barrykgerdes
    barrykgerdes
    2012-01-17

    As far as I know there is no part of the stellarium project that those weather
    patterns would have any particular relevance unless you want to similate a
    cloud bank on the display. However if you wish to make a plugin with a link to
    that site that is up to you.

    If you run Stellarium in a window you will also be able to access the
    cleardarksky website as a multitask.

    Barry

     
  • Viper OS Team
    Viper OS Team
    2012-01-17

    Can plugins really be that extendable? I thought all they could do was print
    text on the screen and move the veiwpoint.

    I should really look at the wiki.

     
  • barrykgerdes
    barrykgerdes
    2012-01-18

    Plug ins take two forms. Static and Dynamic.
    They are subprograms that can provide extra features for specific purposes and
    must be loaded at start up.
    Static plug ins are processed at compile time and become part of the
    Stellarium package but dynamic plugs can in theory be added at any time by
    anyone who cares to write a suitable program and compile it separately. If you
    are a programmer the procedure for writing a plug in is in the wiki.

    Barry

     


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