On Mar 24, 2009, at 1:35 PM, Barry Gerdes wrote:

I don't see this as a problem. After all the display is a representation of stars with relative brightness. When zoomed in to a FOV sub arc minutes I can readily see the difference between stars of different magnitudes, even if it is not strictly accurate. I never expected to measure the size of stars from the screen. I did find however that using a relative brightnesss of .65 gave a much better display for me. 

Barry Gerdes
Beaumont Hills Observatory
S 33' 41' 44"    E 150' 56' 32"
12" F10 GPS Polar mounted
Home Page  http://www.geocities.com/barrykgerdes
 


The intended use of this plugin is as an aid for visual observers.  No star at night is going to fill any significant portion of the view, let alone the 25% it does now.  When a user goes to choose an eyepiece, they may want to know what to expect, as an aid in choosing an eyepiece. This is also a big issue with double stars; to greater the zoom level, the smaller the angular separation.  That's an issue.