Badly placed constellation lables

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2017-01-12
2017-01-12
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    Anonymous - 2017-01-12

    I found two constellation lables that are located within the borders of another constellation. The lable of Hydra is in Sextans, and the lable for Eridanus is in Fornax. This could cause confusion for people that are not familiar to the constellations. In my opinion the lables should be moved to a place where they are completely within the boundaries of the constellation they represent.

    http://imgur.com/a/3fZNm

     
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    gzotti - 2017-01-12

    The constellation label is auto-placed on the "center of gravity" of all stars in the constellation's line-art. Unfortunately Eridanus and Hydra are long constellations winding around others, so this balance point does not necessarily fall within the boundaries. Stellarium is no printed atlas where labels are manually placed.

     


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