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Varg
2012-08-04
2012-10-09
  • Varg
    Varg
    2012-08-04

    Stellarium is fun to play with, but please correct me if this i wrong. It's
    not updated!

    I've installed all star-catalogues in the settings, I've also downloaded some
    new star-catalogues namn named stars_4/5/6 and so on and placed them in the
    right folder to Stellarium, I assume this is only stars. Is it possibe to
    download planets/moons to? I think it's ridiculous, moons to Pluto are
    missing, and also a lots of moons to Uranus, and so on.

    I have tested other planetarium softwares, but everything else looks ugly, but
    they're updated. I like Stellarium, do I have to change to get updated?

    Please guide me throw this.

     
  • Alexander Wolf
    Alexander Wolf
    2012-08-04

    But in version 0.11.3 Pluto already have 3 moons and Uranus have few moons.

     
  • Alexander Wolf
    Alexander Wolf
    2012-08-04

    Possible you have ssystem.ini from very old version of Stellarium - just
    delete this file or restore defaults via Solar System Editor plugin.

     
  • Varg
    Varg
    2012-08-04

    I renamed ssystem.ini to ssystem.ini.bak and restarted Stellarium, Stellarium
    crached at start. I renamed the file to ssystem.ini.

    Should I delete this file and reinstall Stellarium?
    I have never used the Solar System Editor plugin.

     
  • Varg
    Varg
    2012-08-04

    Uranus has 27 moons according to Wikipedia. And they found 2 new moons
    orbiting Pluto. Stellarium can't find any of these.
    The size of these celestial objects wouldn't matter, it's still confirmed
    objects since long time back.

    My questions is, why ain't Stellarium updated with these objects?

    I'm a newbie at astronomy so hope you have my understanding.

    Regards

     
  • Varg
    Varg
    2012-08-04

    I always download Stellarium från www.stellarium.org

    I replaced the ssystem.ini file with the one you suggested.
    However I can't see any differences.

    I was hoping to see one of Uranus smallest moons named Cupid, it's only 18 km
    in diameter. Don't know if Stellarium cover such small moons (inner
    satellite).

    Are there any separate catalogues I can download? I have downloaded the star-
    catalogues.

    Thank you very much for your help!

     
  • barrykgerdes
    barrykgerdes
    2012-08-05

    The ssystem.ini file can be edited in a text file by the user.
    If you need to add a new item that is not included in the updates you can
    enter the parameters yourself at any time.

    Barry

     
  • Kird
    Kird
    2012-08-05

    The orbital elements for Cupid are incomplete. There haven't been enough
    observations of that moon to calculate a set of orbital elements. There are no
    values for longitude of the ascending node, longitude of pericenter and mean
    longitude.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moons_of_uranus (also see references 35 and 36).

    I would like to point out that the orbital elements for asteroids 1 to 4 are
    very outdated: orbit_Epoch = 2454200.5 thats 2007-04-10 although the file was
    last changed 2012-07-14 (version 0.9.0?).

     
  • Varg
    Varg
    2012-08-05

    Thank you all for your responses, my questions are answered.
    As I said, I'm new to this type of software, again I appreciate your help.

    I will also look deeper into ssystem.ini to get a better understanding to the
    configuration.

    Regards

     


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