• Anonymous - 2012-03-06

    Is it possible to control the amount of the stars visible?
    I would like to restrict the amount of the stars by their visual magnitudes,
    eg. 0-1 Magnitude, 2 magnitude aso.

  • Matthew Gates

    Matthew Gates - 2012-03-06

    There is no single parameter which can be modified to put a "limiting
    magnitude" on star rendering. The limiting magnitude is determined by a
    combination of current field of view, light pollution settings, and the values
    of "Absolute Scale" and "Relative Scale" in the view dialog. In addition to
    this, atmospheric extinction occurs close to the horizon, which may further
    reduce visibility of dimmer stars. One last thing: dynamic eye adaptation -
    when a very object is in the field of view, the display will "stop down" and
    only brighter objects will be displayed.

    Summary of all that: no.




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