Location change time error on Stellarium 11.4

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Max
2012-12-04
2013-07-16
  • Max

    Max - 2012-12-04

    I am in New Zealand, where Stellarium works fine and matches the sky.

    But then I try to switch the program to another city to see how the sky looks, the time is way out.

    For example in Chicago the sun is rising about 200, noon position about 600 and setting at 1100.

    If I set to London the sun rises around 2000 and sets around 500, all very low in the southern sky as though one is near the Arctic circle.

    Tokyo rises about 1000 and sets at 2000

    I've uninstalled and reinstalled but no luck.

    Am I missing something fundamental here? Seems this should be an easy reset.

    Using Windows 7 64 bit service pack 1, Stellarium 64 bit 11.4

    Many thanks for any help!!!

     
  • Anonymous - 2012-12-05

    Stellarium don't support TZ rules for locations yet.

     
  • waldo kitty

    waldo kitty - 2012-12-05

    unless i'm mistaken, you have to change your clock to match the other location... stellarium is not the only one to operate this way... orbitron does it, too... i found this out recently when i was setting orbitron up for a location in california and the timing was way off... then i noticed the clock and adjusted it so that it was set for PST8PDT (whatever it was at that time)...

     
  • Max

    Max - 2012-12-05

    Thanks for your responses.

    So if I understand, that means if I want to look at how the sky looks from other locations I have to change my computer clock to the local time in that location?

    What's the point of having a time setting window then? Sort of defeats the purpose!? What about a planetarium doing a show about different places and times, would they then have to change the time window and the computer clock for each place?

    However, Stellarium is an awesome program I've used for years to learn more about the night sky and am thankful for all the work that has gone into it. Just started trying other locations, just thought it would be a simple setting change.

     
    • Timothy Reaves

      Timothy Reaves - 2012-12-05

      It's not the time, it's the timezone. When you set a new location, it does
      not change that. There is a plugin that will allow you to change it, so
      that it can be done in the app.

      On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 12:30 AM, Max ttmaxx@users.sf.net wrote:

      Thanks for your responses.

      So if I understand, that means if I want to look at how the sky looks from
      other locations I have to change my computer clock to the local time in
      that location?

      What's the point of having a time setting window then? Sort of defeats the
      purpose!? What about a planetarium doing a show about different places and
      times, would they then have to change the time window and the computer
      clock for each place?

      However, Stellarium is an awesome program I've used for years to learn
      more about the night sky and am thankful for all the work that has gone
      into it. Just started trying other locations, just thought it would be a
      simple setting change.


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      • waldo kitty

        waldo kitty - 2012-12-05

        thanks for the correction... i apologize for my use of the wrong terms... yes, changing the timezone was what i was thinking of but i was only aware of doing that via the clock... i had completely forgotten about the timezone add-on :?

         
  • Kajaji

    Kajaji - 2012-12-05

    You do not need to change your computer clock. Stellarium has a plugin called Time zone plugin. Enable it, and use it to change to the time zone of your selected location. See instruction here: https://sites.google.com/site/stellariumuserguide/plugins#TOC-Time-Zone-plugin

     
    • waldo kitty

      waldo kitty - 2012-12-05

      ok so just to be clear... there are two steps to be taken...

      1. choose the location and set it as the observing site
      2. change the timezone to that of the newly chosen observing site

      correct?

       


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