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
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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
following up on this...
i've had problems entering the coordinates in decimal degrees format so you
should visit this site, http://www.fcc.gov/mb/audio/bickel/DDDMMSS-
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...
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.
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
the vertical city scrollbar
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...
k i'll try that
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!"
Read Chapter 4 of the user guide for an explanation
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