I'm running stellarium on a laptop with built in intel graphics chipset. Windows Vista. The constellation lines are incredibly faint. Can anyone suggest any tweaks to improve this?
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There are a couple of things you can do to improve the display.
Set up the gamma with a linear stair step pattern. My displays need a gamma of about 1.6 for a pleasant display.
Open the config.ini file in a text editor and locate the entry for [color]
const_lines_color = 0.13,0.19,0.24
and change the value (double them) to
const_lines_color = 0.26,0.38,0.48
If this doesn't suit you can play with them 'til it does.
Also the angle you view a LCD screen makes a big difference to how you see it.
I am running with the same set up, but my lines aren't faint, they are nonexistant with 0.10.2
They simply aren't showing up when toggled.
I, too, am not seeing any constellation lines. I changed the lines color in the ini file to the same color as the constellation names (which do appear), but still no lines.
I'm running Vista Home Premium 64bit on a new HP laptop which runs a Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family for the display.
I recently installed 0.10.2 on a new Thinkpad T400 and couldn't see the constellation lines either (previously not had a problem with an old v0.8 Uncle Milton version on a T43). I found that the lines were just too thin/faint so as to make them nearly invisible but have now set:
const_lines_color = 1.0,1.0,1.0
to make them white and can just about see them okay now (editted the config.ini in C:\Users[username]\AppData\Roaming\Stellarium). The only other option that would have been nice would have been to be able to make the lines thicker
Thanks, Dom. I tried your suggestion and it worked. It would be nice to have them a bit thicker, but at least I can now see them.
I just got 0.10.2 for the first time and at first i thought that the lines were not displaying but then i looked very closely and it turns out that they are just extremely faint. This happens on the constellation lines and also on all the different options under View > Markings > Celestial Sphere apart from the NESW markings.
change the values in: C:\Users\AppData\Roaming\Stellarium\config\
const_lines_color = 2.99,2.99,2.99 not great but suitable.
hey dompedro.. perfect man... with your instructions now i can see the
constellations. thank you
You all are awesome, thanks!
It would be nice to make the lines thicker, they would show up better when projected as well.