How to add a city ?

  •  edzelig

    edzelig - 2009-11-13

    Hi there, thanks a lot for Stellarium... it is really great...

    I just have a little question: Can I add a city?
    if yes, can you tell me how?

    Thanks a lot


  • waldo kitty

    waldo kitty - 2009-11-20

    entering a new location is done in at least one of two ways... one being thru
    the GUI interface... the other being to edit the actual location file...

    you need the longitude, latitude and elevation above sea level in meters...

    there is a quirk as to how you should enter the necessary information in the
    GUI interface but it has been a while since i've done it... however, i am
    installing stellarium on another machine and am fixing to have to do this very
    same thing to put in my location... at this time, i'm waiting on the updated
    star charts to finish downloading before i can do the location addition

  • waldo kitty

    waldo kitty - 2009-11-20

    following up on this...

    i've had problems entering the coordinates in decimal degrees format so you
    should visit this site,
    enter your coordinates in decimal degrees in the lower section and then enter
    the degrees, mins, secs into stellarium...

    to do this, just open the location window and type the name of the new
    location into the "Name/City" field... choose the proper country... then in
    the Latitude box, EDIT what is there leaving the degrees, minutes and seconds
    symbols in place! just change the N/S and the numbers... do the same for the
    Longitude... if you want this to be your default location, check the box...
    THEN click the "add to list" button...

    if you screw up and the site you added was chosen to be the default, you must
    select another as the default... close the location box... reopen it, then
    choose the bad site from the list and select the "Delete" button to remove
    it... then you can re-add it following the above...

    this is with v0.10.2... i've just done it on two machines and the only problem
    i had was with one of them still downloading the start catalog updates and not
    wanting to do much of anything else while that was running...


  • mjhouska

    mjhouska - 2009-11-22

    Appearently you have to round up to the nearest second too.
    the scrolling tool is jacked up too. Would also like it if it did'nt
    hijack he entire display. nautilus in ubuntu cant display directory.
    directory window just flashes and blnks.

  • mjhouska

    mjhouska - 2009-11-22

    the porogram works great otherwise. it be neat to have a coordinate format
    converter/selector built into the locatio window. btw i'm using ubuntu 9.10

  • mjhouska

    mjhouska - 2009-11-22

    the vertical city scrollbar

  • waldo kitty

    waldo kitty - 2009-11-23

    i can't speak to anything else but i have been able to, on several new
    installs, (finally) get 100ths seconds to take... ie: 45.22" on initial new
    location entry would come out as 44.00 or 46.00 (or maybe something else
    but...) in any case, i'd save and shutdown and reload and then go back in one
    or two more times and edit the setting until it finally took...

  • mjhouska

    mjhouska - 2009-11-23

    k i'll try that

  • Teddy7

    Teddy7 - 2013-04-02

    Where can I add my: City, State, USA and Lat and Long? In what file and where is the
    file(s) to edit? Adding a city in the program itself is a pain in the ass and doesn't
    save the data, nor does it let me add the CORRECT Lat and Long.
    I'm using Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium. Stellarium 0.11.4

    Stellarium should make this easier, and should add more cities to their database.

    My guess is that it is located at:
    Ob course, I replace "username" with my chosen name.

    I need a thorough explanation, not a "just do this!"

    Last edit: Teddy7 2013-04-02
  • barrykgerdes

    barrykgerdes - 2013-04-02

    Read Chapter 4 of the user guide for an explanation




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