Stellarium  0.19.1
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StelMainScriptAPI Class Reference

Provide script API for Stellarium global functions. More...

#include <StelMainScriptAPI.hpp>

Public Slots

static void setJDay (double JD)
 Set the current date as Julian Day number. More...
 
static double getJDay ()
 Get the current date as Julian Day number. More...
 
static void setMJDay (double MJD)
 Set the current date as Modified Julian Day. More...
 
static double getMJDay ()
 Get the current date as Modified Julian Day. More...
 
static void setDate (const QString &dateStr, const QString &spec="utc", const bool &dateIsDT=false)
 set the date in ISO format, e.g. More...
 
static QString getDate (const QString &spec="utc")
 get the simulation date and time as a string in ISO format, e.g. More...
 
static QString getDeltaT ()
 get the DeltaT for the simulation date and time as a string in HMS format, e.g. More...
 
static QString getDeltaTAlgorithm ()
 get the DeltaT equation name for the simulation date and time as a string More...
 
static void setDeltaTAlgorithm (QString algorithmName)
 set equation of the DeltaT for the simulation date and time More...
 
static void setTimeRate (double ts)
 Set time speed in JDay/sec. More...
 
static double getTimeRate ()
 Get simulation time rate. More...
 
static bool isRealTime ()
 Get the simulation time and rate state - is it "real time". More...
 
static void setRealTime ()
 Set the simulation time to the current system time, and the time rate to 1.
 
static bool isPlanetocentricCalculations ()
 Get the type of calculations in the simulation - is it "planetocentric calculations" or not. More...
 
static void setPlanetocentricCalculations (bool f)
 Set the flag for use planetocentric calculations.
 
static void selectObjectByName (const QString &name, bool pointer=false)
 Select an object by name. More...
 
static void selectConstellationByName (const QString &name)
 Select a constellation by name. More...
 
static QVariantMap getObjectInfo (const QString &name)
 Fetch a map with data about an object's position, magnitude and so on. More...
 
static QVariantMap getSelectedObjectInfo ()
 Fetch a map with data about the latest selected object's position, magnitude and so on. More...
 
static void clear (const QString &state="natural")
 Clear the display options, setting a "standard" view. More...
 
static double getViewAltitudeAngle ()
 Get the current viewing direction altitude angle at center of view. More...
 
static double getViewAzimuthAngle ()
 Get the current viewing direction azimuth angle at center of view. More...
 
static double getViewRaAngle ()
 Get the current viewing direction Right Ascension at center of view. More...
 
static double getViewDecAngle ()
 Get the current viewing direction Declination angle at center of view. More...
 
static double getViewRaJ2000Angle ()
 Get the current viewing direction Right Ascension in J2000 frame at center of view. More...
 
static double getViewDecJ2000Angle ()
 Get the current viewing direction Declination angle in J2000 frame at center of view. More...
 
static void moveToAltAzi (const QString &alt, const QString &azi, float duration=1.)
 move the current viewing direction to some specified altitude and azimuth. More...
 
static void moveToRaDec (const QString &ra, const QString &dec, float duration=1.)
 move the current viewing direction to some specified right ascension and declination. More...
 
static void moveToRaDecJ2000 (const QString &ra, const QString &dec, float duration=1.)
 move the current viewing direction to some specified right ascension and declination in the J2000 frame angles may be specified in a format recognised by StelUtils::getDecAngle() More...
 
static void moveToGalLongLat (const QString &lon, const QString &lat, float duration)
 move the current viewing direction to some specified galactic coordinates angles may be specified in a format recognised by StelUtils::getDecAngle() More...
 
static void setObserverLocation (double longitude, double latitude, double altitude, double duration=1., const QString &name="", const QString &planet="")
 Set the observer location. More...
 
static void setObserverLocation (const QString &id, float duration=1.)
 Set the location by the name of the location. More...
 
static QString getObserverLocation ()
 Get the ID of the current observer location.
 
static QVariantMap getObserverLocationInfo ()
 Get the info of the current observer location. More...
 
static void setTimezone (QString tz, int markAsCustom=-1)
 set timezone name. More...
 
static QStringList getAllTimezoneNames ()
 Return an array of all timezone names valid for setTimezone(tzName)
 
static void screenshot (const QString &prefix, bool invert=false, const QString &dir="", const bool overwrite=false, const QString &format="")
 Save a screenshot. More...
 
static void setGuiVisible (bool b)
 Show or hide the GUI (toolbars). More...
 
static void setMinFps (float m)
 Set the minimum frames per second. More...
 
static float getMinFps ()
 Get the current minimum frames per second. More...
 
static void setMaxFps (float m)
 Set the maximum frames per second. More...
 
static float getMaxFps ()
 Get the current maximum frames per second. More...
 
static QString getMountMode ()
 Get the mount mode as a string. More...
 
static void setMountMode (const QString &mode)
 Set the mount mode. More...
 
static bool getNightMode ()
 Get the current status of Night Mode. More...
 
static void setNightMode (bool b)
 Set the status of Night Mode. More...
 
static QString getProjectionMode ()
 Get the current projection mode ID string. More...
 
void setProjectionMode (const QString &id)
 Set the current projection mode. More...
 
static bool getDiskViewport ()
 Get the status of the disk viewport. More...
 
void setDiskViewport (bool b)
 Set the disk viewport. More...
 
static void setSphericMirror (bool b)
 Set the viewport distortion effect. More...
 
static void setViewportStretch (const float stretch)
 Set a lateral width distortion. More...
 
static QStringList getAllSkyCultureIDs ()
 Get a list of Sky Culture IDs. More...
 
static QString getSkyCulture ()
 Find out the current sky culture. More...
 
void setSkyCulture (const QString &id)
 Set the current sky culture. More...
 
static QString getSkyCultureName ()
 Find out the current sky culture and get it English name. More...
 
static QString getSkyCultureNameI18n ()
 Find out the current sky culture and get it localized name. More...
 
static bool getFlagGravityLabels ()
 Get the current status of the gravity labels option. More...
 
static void setFlagGravityLabels (bool b)
 Turn on/off gravity labels. More...
 
void loadSkyImage (const QString &id, const QString &filename, double lon0, double lat0, double lon1, double lat1, double lon2, double lat2, double lon3, double lat3, double minRes=2.5, double maxBright=14, bool visible=true, const QString &frame="EqJ2000")
 Load an image into the sky background at the given sky coordinates and be warped with the sky. More...
 
void loadSkyImage (const QString &id, const QString &filename, const QString &lon0, const QString &lat0, const QString &lon1, const QString &lat1, const QString &lon2, const QString &lat2, const QString &lon3, const QString &lat3, double minRes=2.5, double maxBright=14, bool visible=true, const QString &frame="EqJ2000")
 Convenience function which allows the user to provide longitudinal and latitudinal angles (RA/Dec or Long/Lat or Az/Alt) as strings (e.g. More...
 
void loadSkyImage (const QString &id, const QString &filename, double lon, double lat, double angSize, double rotation, double minRes=2.5, double maxBright=14, bool visible=true, const QString &frame="EqJ2000")
 Convenience function which allows loading of a (square) sky image based on a central coordinate, angular size and rotation. More...
 
void loadSkyImage (const QString &id, const QString &filename, const QString &lon, const QString &lat, double angSize, double rotation, double minRes=2.5, double maxBright=14, bool visible=true, const QString &frame="EqJ2000")
 Convenience function which allows loading of a (square) sky image based on a central coordinate, angular size and rotation. More...
 
void removeSkyImage (const QString &id)
 Remove a SkyImage. More...
 
static QVariantMap getScreenXYFromAltAzi (const QString &alt, const QString &azi)
 Get screen coordinates from some specified altitude and azimuth angles may be specified in a format recognised by StelUtils::getDecAngle() More...
 
void loadSound (const QString &filename, const QString &id)
 Load a sound from a file. More...
 
void playSound (const QString &id)
 Play a sound which has previously been loaded with loadSound. More...
 
void pauseSound (const QString &id)
 Pause a sound which is playing. More...
 
void stopSound (const QString &id)
 Stop a sound from playing. More...
 
void dropSound (const QString &id)
 Drop a sound from memory. More...
 
static qint64 getSoundPosition (const QString &id)
 Get position in a playing sound. More...
 
static qint64 getSoundDuration (const QString &id)
 Get duration of a sound object (if possible). More...
 
void loadVideo (const QString &filename, const QString &id, float x, float y, bool show=true, float alpha=1.0f)
 Load a video from a file. More...
 
void playVideo (const QString &id, bool keepVisibleAtEnd=false)
 Play a video which has previously been loaded with loadVideo. More...
 
void playVideoPopout (const QString &id, float fromX, float fromY, float atCenterX, float atCenterY, float finalSizeX, float finalSizeY, float popupDuration, bool frozenInTransition)
 Play a video which has previously been loaded with loadVideo with a complex effect. More...
 
void pauseVideo (const QString &id)
 Pause a video which is playing. More...
 
void stopVideo (const QString &id)
 Stop a video from playing. More...
 
void dropVideo (const QString &id)
 Drop a video from memory. More...
 
void seekVideo (const QString &id, qint64 ms, bool pause=false)
 Seeks a video to the requested time and either start playing or freeze there. More...
 
void setVideoXY (const QString &id, float x, float y, bool relative=false)
 Sets the position of the video widget. More...
 
void setVideoAlpha (const QString &id, float alpha)
 Set the alpha value of a video when visible. More...
 
void resizeVideo (const QString &id, float w, float h)
 Resize the video widget to the specified width, height. More...
 
void showVideo (const QString &id, bool show=true)
 Set the visibility state of a video. More...
 
static qint64 getVideoDuration (const QString &id)
 Get the duration of a loaded video, or -1. More...
 
static qint64 getVideoPosition (const QString &id)
 Get the current position of a loaded video, or -1. More...
 
static int getScreenWidth ()
 Get the screen width in pixels. More...
 
static int getScreenHeight ()
 Get the screen height (actually, height of Stellarium main view) in pixels. More...
 
static double getScriptRate ()
 Get the script execution rate as a multiple of normal execution speed. More...
 
static void setScriptRate (double r)
 Set the script execution rate as a multiple of normal execution speed. More...
 
static void pauseScript ()
 Pause the currently running script. More...
 
static void setSelectedObjectInfo (const QString &level)
 Set the amount of selected object information to display. More...
 
void exit ()
 Stop the script.
 
void quitStellarium ()
 Close Stellarium.
 
static QStringList getPropertyList ()
 Return a QStringlist of all available properties. Useful for script development...
 
static void debug (const QString &s)
 print a debugging message to the console More...
 
static void output (const QString &s)
 print an output message from script More...
 
static QString mapToString (const QVariantMap &map)
 print contents of a QVariantMap as []-delimited list of [ "key" = ] lists. More...
 
static void resetOutput (void)
 Reset (clear) output file.
 
static void saveOutputAs (const QString &filename)
 Save output file to new file (in same directory as output.txt). More...
 
static QString getAppLanguage ()
 Get the current application language. More...
 
static void setAppLanguage (QString langCode)
 Set the current application language. More...
 
static QString getSkyLanguage ()
 Get the current sky language. More...
 
static void setSkyLanguage (QString langCode)
 Set the current sky language. More...
 
static QString translate (QString englishText)
 Translate the string.
 
void goHome ()
 Go to defaults position and direction of view.
 
static void setMilkyWayVisible (bool b)
 Show or hide the Milky Way. More...
 
static void setMilkyWayIntensity (double i)
 Set Milky Way intensity. More...
 
static double getMilkyWayIntensity ()
 Get Milky Way intensity. More...
 
static void setZodiacalLightVisible (bool b)
 Show or hide the Zodiacal Light. More...
 
static void setZodiacalLightIntensity (double i)
 Set Zodiacal Light intensity. More...
 
static double getZodiacalLightIntensity ()
 Get Zodiacal Light intensity. More...
 
static int getBortleScaleIndex ()
 Returns the currently set Bortle scale index, which is used to simulate light pollution. More...
 
static void setBortleScaleIndex (int index)
 Changes the Bortle scale index, which is used to simulate light pollution. More...
 
static void setDSSMode (bool b)
 Show or hide the DSS (photorealistic sky). More...
 
static bool isDSSModeEnabled ()
 Get the current status of DSS mode. More...
 
static double jdFromDateString (const QString &dt, const QString &spec)
 For use in setDate and waitFor For parameter descriptions see setDate(). More...
 
static void wait (double t)
 Pauses the script for t seconds. More...
 
static void waitFor (const QString &dt, const QString &spec="utc")
 Waits until a specified simulation date/time. More...
 
static QString getEnv (const QString &var)
 Retrieve value of environment variable. More...
 
static bool isModuleLoaded (const QString &moduleID)
 return whether a particular module has been loaded. More...
 
static QString getPlatformName (void)
 
static bool isMediaPlaybackSupported (void)
 Get the current status of media playback support. More...
 

Signals

void requestLoadSkyImage (const QString &id, const QString &filename, double c1, double c2, double c3, double c4, double c5, double c6, double c7, double c8, double minRes, double maxBright, bool visible, const StelCore::FrameType frameType)
 
void requestRemoveSkyImage (const QString &id)
 
void requestLoadSound (const QString &filename, const QString &id)
 
void requestPlaySound (const QString &id)
 
void requestPauseSound (const QString &id)
 
void requestStopSound (const QString &id)
 
void requestDropSound (const QString &id)
 
void requestLoadVideo (const QString &filename, const QString &id, float x, float y, bool show, float alpha)
 
void requestPlayVideo (const QString &id, const bool keepVisibleAtEnd)
 
void requestPlayVideoPopout (const QString &id, float fromX, float fromY, float atCenterX, float atCenterY, float finalSizeX, float finalSizeY, float popupDuration, bool frozenInTransition)
 
void requestPauseVideo (const QString &id)
 
void requestStopVideo (const QString &id)
 
void requestDropVideo (const QString &id)
 
void requestSeekVideo (const QString &id, qint64 ms, bool pause=false)
 
void requestSetVideoXY (const QString &id, float x, float y, bool relative=false)
 
void requestSetVideoAlpha (const QString &id, float alpha)
 
void requestResizeVideo (const QString &id, float w, float h)
 
void requestShowVideo (const QString &id, bool show)
 
void requestSetProjectionMode (QString id)
 
void requestSetSkyCulture (QString id)
 
void requestSetDiskViewport (bool b)
 
void requestExit ()
 
void requestSetHomePosition ()
 

Public Member Functions

 StelMainScriptAPI (QObject *parent=Q_NULLPTR)
 

Properties

double JDay
 
double timeSpeed
 

Detailed Description

Public slots in this class may be used in Stellarium scripts, and are accessed as member function to the "core" scripting object. Module-specific functions, such as setting and clearing of display flags (e.g. LandscapeMgr::setFlagAtmosphere) can be accessed directly via the scripting object with the class name, e.g. by using the scripting command: LandscapeMgr.setFlagAtmosphere(true);

Member Function Documentation

◆ clear

static void StelMainScriptAPI::clear ( const QString &  state = "natural")
staticslot

Preset states:

  • natural : azimuthal mount, atmosphere, landscape, no lines, labels or markers
  • starchart : equatorial mount, constellation lines, no landscape, atmosphere etc. labels & markers on.
  • deepspace : like starchart, but no planets, no eq.grid, no markers, no lines.
  • galactic : like deepspace, but in galactic coordinate system.
  • supergalactic : like deepspace, but in supergalactic coordinate system.
    Parameters
    statethe name of a preset state.

◆ debug

static void StelMainScriptAPI::debug ( const QString &  s)
staticslot
Parameters
sthe message to be displayed on the console.

◆ dropSound

void StelMainScriptAPI::dropSound ( const QString &  id)
slot

You should do this before the end of your script.

Parameters
idthe identifier used when loadSound was called

◆ dropVideo

void StelMainScriptAPI::dropVideo ( const QString &  id)
slot

You should do this before the end of your script.

Parameters
idthe identifier used when loadVideo() was called

◆ getAllSkyCultureIDs

static QStringList StelMainScriptAPI::getAllSkyCultureIDs ( )
staticslot
Returns
a list of valid sky culture IDs

◆ getAppLanguage

static QString StelMainScriptAPI::getAppLanguage ( )
staticslot
Returns
two letter language code, e.g. "en", or "de" and so on.

◆ getBortleScaleIndex

static int StelMainScriptAPI::getBortleScaleIndex ( )
staticslot

Wrapper for StelSkyDrawer::getBortleScaleIndex

See also
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bortle_scale
Returns
the Bortle scale index in range [1,9]

◆ getDate

static QString StelMainScriptAPI::getDate ( const QString &  spec = "utc")
staticslot

"2008-03-24T13:21:01"

Parameters
specif "utc", the returned string's timezone is UTC, else it is local time.
Returns
the current simulation time.

◆ getDeltaT

static QString StelMainScriptAPI::getDeltaT ( )
staticslot

"0h1m68.2s"

Returns
the DeltaT for current simulation time.

◆ getDeltaTAlgorithm

static QString StelMainScriptAPI::getDeltaTAlgorithm ( )
staticslot
Returns
name of the DeltaT equation

◆ getDiskViewport

static bool StelMainScriptAPI::getDiskViewport ( )
staticslot
Returns
true if the disk view port is currently enabled

◆ getEnv

static QString StelMainScriptAPI::getEnv ( const QString &  var)
staticslot
Parameters
name.On desktop Windows and Qt before 5.10, this call may result in data loss if the original string contains Unicode characters not representable in the ANSI encoding.

◆ getFlagGravityLabels

static bool StelMainScriptAPI::getFlagGravityLabels ( )
staticslot
Returns
true if gravity labels are enabled, else false

◆ getJDay

static double StelMainScriptAPI::getJDay ( )
staticslot
Returns
the Julian Day number

◆ getMaxFps

static float StelMainScriptAPI::getMaxFps ( )
staticslot
Returns
The current maximum frames per second setting.

◆ getMilkyWayIntensity

static double StelMainScriptAPI::getMilkyWayIntensity ( )
staticslot
Returns
value of Milky Way intensity, e.g. "1.2"
Deprecated:
This method will be removed in version 0.20. Use MilkyWay.getIntensity() instead.

◆ getMinFps

static float StelMainScriptAPI::getMinFps ( )
staticslot
Returns
The current minimum frames per second setting.

◆ getMJDay

static double StelMainScriptAPI::getMJDay ( )
staticslot
Returns
the Modified Julian Day

◆ getMountMode

static QString StelMainScriptAPI::getMountMode ( )
staticslot
Returns
"equatorial" or "azimuthal"

◆ getNightMode

static bool StelMainScriptAPI::getNightMode ( )
staticslot
Returns
true if night mode is currently set

◆ getObjectInfo

static QVariantMap StelMainScriptAPI::getObjectInfo ( const QString &  name)
staticslot
Parameters
nameis the English name of the object for which data will be returned.
Returns
a map of object data. Keys:
  • above-horizon : true, if celestial body is above horizon
  • altitude : apparent altitude angle in decimal degrees
  • azimuth : apparent azimuth angle in decimal degrees
  • altitude-geometric : geometric altitude angle in decimal degrees
  • azimuth-geometric : geometric azimuth angle in decimal degrees
  • ra : right ascension angle (current date frame) in decimal degrees
  • dec : declination angle (current date frame) in decimal degrees
  • raJ2000 : right ascension angle (J2000 frame) in decimal degrees
  • decJ2000 : declination angle (J2000 frame) in decimal degrees
  • parallacticAngle : parallactic angle in decimal degrees (for non-star objects only)
  • hourAngle-dd : hour angle in decimal degrees
  • hourAngle-hms : hour angle in HMS format (formatted string)
  • meanSidTm : mean sidereal time, in decimal degrees (on Earth only!)
  • appSidTm : mean sidereal time, in decimal degrees (on Earth only!)
  • glong : galactic longitude in decimal degrees
  • glat : galactic latitude in decimal degrees
  • sglong : supergalactic longitude in decimal degrees
  • sglat : supergalactic latitude in decimal degrees
  • elong : ecliptic longitude in decimal degrees (on Earth only!)
  • elat : ecliptic latitude in decimal degrees (on Earth only!)
  • elongJ2000 : ecliptic longitude (Earth's J2000 frame) in decimal degrees
  • elatJ2000 : ecliptic latitude (Earth's J2000 frame) in decimal degrees
  • vmag : visual magnitude
  • vmage : visual magnitude (extincted)
  • size: angular size in radians
  • size-dd : angular size in decimal degrees
  • size-deg : angular size in decimal degrees (formatted string)
  • size-dms : angular size in DMS format
  • localized-name : localized name The returned map can contain other information. For example, Solar System objects add:
  • distance : distance to object in AU (for Solar system objects only!)
  • phase : phase (illuminated fraction, 0..1) of object (for Solar system objects only!)
  • illumination : phase of object in percent (0..100) (for Solar system objects only!)
  • phase-angle : phase angle of object in radians (for Solar system objects only!)
  • phase-angle-dms : phase angle of object in DMS (for Solar system objects only!)
  • phase-angle-deg : phase angle of object in decimal degrees (for Solar system objects only!)
  • elongation : elongation of object in radians (for Solar system objects only!)
  • elongation-dms : elongation of object in DMS (for Solar system objects only!)
  • elongation-deg : elongation of object in decimal degrees (for Solar system objects only!) Other StelObject derivates, also those defined in plugins, may add more, these fields are documented in the respective classes, or simply try what you get: You can print a complete set of entries into output with the following commands:
    map=core.getSelectedObjectInfo();
    core.output(core.mapToString(map));

◆ getObserverLocationInfo

static QVariantMap StelMainScriptAPI::getObserverLocationInfo ( )
staticslot
Returns
a map of object data. Keys:
  • altitude : altitude in meters
  • longitude : longitude in decimal degrees
  • latitude : latitude in decimal degrees
  • planet : name of planet
  • location : city and country
  • sidereal-year : duration of the sidereal year on the planet in Earth's days (since 0.12.0)
  • sidereal-day : duration of the sidereal day on the planet in Earth's hours (since 0.12.0)
  • solar-day : duration of the mean solar day on the planet in Earth's hours (since 0.12.0)
  • local-sidereal-time : local sidereal time on the planet in hours (since 0.13.3)
  • local-sidereal-time-hms : local sidereal time on the planet in hours in HMS format (since 0.13.3)
  • timezone : IANA timezone or "LMST" (Local Mean Solar Time) or "LTST" (Local True Solar Time) (since 0.18.3)
  • location-timezone : IANA timezone of current location (as stored in location database) (since 0.18.3)

◆ getPlatformName

static QString StelMainScriptAPI::getPlatformName ( void  )
staticslot
Returns
The name of platform where running Stellarium. Keys:
  • FreeBSD
  • OpenBSD
  • NetBSD
  • Linux
  • Windows
  • macOS
  • Unknown

◆ getProjectionMode

static QString StelMainScriptAPI::getProjectionMode ( )
staticslot
Returns
the string which identifies the current projection mode. For a list of possibl results, see setProjectionMode();

◆ getScreenHeight

static int StelMainScriptAPI::getScreenHeight ( )
staticslot
Returns
The screen height in pixels

◆ getScreenWidth

static int StelMainScriptAPI::getScreenWidth ( )
staticslot
Returns
The screen width (actually, width of Stellarium main view) in pixels

◆ getScreenXYFromAltAzi

static QVariantMap StelMainScriptAPI::getScreenXYFromAltAzi ( const QString &  alt,
const QString &  azi 
)
staticslot
Parameters
altthe altitude angle [degrees]
azithe azimuth angle [degrees]
Returns
a map of object data. Keys:
  • x : x coordinate on the screen
  • y : y coordinate on the screen

◆ getScriptRate

static double StelMainScriptAPI::getScriptRate ( )
staticslot
Returns
the current script execution rate.

◆ getSelectedObjectInfo

static QVariantMap StelMainScriptAPI::getSelectedObjectInfo ( )
staticslot
Returns
a map of object data. See description for getObjectInfo(const QString& name);

◆ getSkyCulture

static QString StelMainScriptAPI::getSkyCulture ( )
staticslot
Returns
the ID of the current sky culture (i.e. the name of the directory in which the curret sky cultures files are found, e.g. "western")

◆ getSkyCultureName

static QString StelMainScriptAPI::getSkyCultureName ( )
staticslot
Returns
the English name of the current sky culture

◆ getSkyCultureNameI18n

static QString StelMainScriptAPI::getSkyCultureNameI18n ( )
staticslot
Returns
the translated name of the current sky culture

◆ getSkyLanguage

static QString StelMainScriptAPI::getSkyLanguage ( )
staticslot
Returns
two letter language code, e.g. "en", or "de" and so on.

◆ getSoundDuration

static qint64 StelMainScriptAPI::getSoundDuration ( const QString &  id)
staticslot
Parameters
idthe identifier used when loadSound was called
Returns
duration[ms] if known, 0 if unknown (e.g. during load/before playing), -1 in case of error.

◆ getSoundPosition

static qint64 StelMainScriptAPI::getSoundPosition ( const QString &  id)
staticslot
Parameters
idthe identifier used when loadSound was called
Returns
position [ms] during play or pause, 0 when stopped, -1 in case of error.

◆ getTimeRate

static double StelMainScriptAPI::getTimeRate ( )
staticslot
Returns
time speed as a multiple of real time.

◆ getVideoDuration

static qint64 StelMainScriptAPI::getVideoDuration ( const QString &  id)
staticslot
Parameters
idthe identifier used when loadVideo() was called

◆ getVideoPosition

static qint64 StelMainScriptAPI::getVideoPosition ( const QString &  id)
staticslot
Parameters
idthe identifier used when loadVideo() was called

◆ getViewAltitudeAngle

static double StelMainScriptAPI::getViewAltitudeAngle ( )
staticslot
Returns
the altitude angle in decimal degrees. 0 is horizon, zenith is 180, nadir = -180.

◆ getViewAzimuthAngle

static double StelMainScriptAPI::getViewAzimuthAngle ( )
staticslot
Returns
the azimuth angle in decimal degrees as a compass bearing i.e. 0 is North, 90 is East, 180 is South, 270 is West.

◆ getViewDecAngle

static double StelMainScriptAPI::getViewDecAngle ( )
staticslot
Returns
the Declination angle in decimal degrees. The value returned falls in the range -180 .. 180

◆ getViewDecJ2000Angle

static double StelMainScriptAPI::getViewDecJ2000Angle ( )
staticslot
Returns
the Declination angle in J2000 frame in decimal degrees.

◆ getViewRaAngle

static double StelMainScriptAPI::getViewRaAngle ( )
staticslot
Returns
the Right Ascension angle in decimal degrees. The value returned falls in the range 0 .. 360

◆ getViewRaJ2000Angle

static double StelMainScriptAPI::getViewRaJ2000Angle ( )
staticslot
Returns
the Right Ascension angle in J2000 frame in decimal degrees.

◆ getZodiacalLightIntensity

static double StelMainScriptAPI::getZodiacalLightIntensity ( )
staticslot
Returns
value of Zodiacal Light intensity, e.g. "1.2"
Deprecated:
This method will be removed in version 0.20. Use ZodiacalLight.getIntensity() instead.

◆ isDSSModeEnabled

static bool StelMainScriptAPI::isDSSModeEnabled ( )
staticslot
Returns
The current status of DSS mode.
Deprecated:
This method will be removed in version 0.20. Use ToastMgr.getFlagShow() instead.

◆ isMediaPlaybackSupported

static bool StelMainScriptAPI::isMediaPlaybackSupported ( void  )
staticslot
Returns
The current status of media playback support.

◆ isModuleLoaded

static bool StelMainScriptAPI::isModuleLoaded ( const QString &  moduleID)
staticslot

Mostly useful to check whether a module available as plugin is active.

Parameters
moduleIDthe QObject name of the module instance, by convention it is equal to the class name.

◆ isPlanetocentricCalculations

static bool StelMainScriptAPI::isPlanetocentricCalculations ( )
staticslot
Returns
true if the calculations is planetocentric (geocentric on Earth), else return false

◆ isRealTime

static bool StelMainScriptAPI::isRealTime ( )
staticslot
Returns
true if the time rate is normal, and the simulation time is real time, else return false

◆ jdFromDateString

static double StelMainScriptAPI::jdFromDateString ( const QString &  dt,
const QString &  spec 
)
staticslot
Returns
Julian day.

◆ loadSkyImage [1/4]

void StelMainScriptAPI::loadSkyImage ( const QString &  id,
const QString &  filename,
double  lon0,
double  lat0,
double  lon1,
double  lat1,
double  lon2,
double  lat2,
double  lon3,
double  lat3,
double  minRes = 2.5,
double  maxBright = 14,
bool  visible = true,
const QString &  frame = "EqJ2000" 
)
slot

The image is projected like a deep-sky object, with a notion for surface magnitude of the brightest parts. Transparent sections in the image are possibly rendered white, so make your image just RGB with black background. The black background covers the milky way, but is brightened by the Zodiacal light.

Parameters
ida string ID to be used when referring to this image (e.g. when changing the displayed status or deleting it.
filenamethe file name of the image. If a relative path is specified, "scripts/" will be prefixed before the image is searched for using StelFileMgr.
lon0The right ascension/longitude/azimuth of the first corner of the image in degrees (bottom left)
lat0The declination/latitude/altitude of the first corner of the image in degrees (bottom left)
lon1The right ascension/longitude/azimuth of the second corner of the image in degrees (bottom right)
lat1The declination/latitude/altitude of the second corner of the image in degrees (bottom right)
lon2The right ascension/longitude/azimuth of the third corner of the image in degrees (top right)
lat2The declination/latitude/altitude of the third corner of the image in degrees (top right)
lon3The right ascension/longitude/azimuth of the fourth corner of the image in degrees (top left)
lat3The declination/latitude/altitude of the fourth corner of the image in degrees (top left)
minResThe minimum resolution setting for the image
maxBrightThe maximum brightness setting for the image
visibleThe initial visibility of the image
frameone of EqJ2000|EqDate|EclJ2000|EclDate|Gal(actic)|SuperG(alactic)|AzAlt.
Note
since 2017-03, you can select Frame.
Images in AzAlt frame are not affected by atmosphere effects like refraction or extinction.

◆ loadSkyImage [2/4]

void StelMainScriptAPI::loadSkyImage ( const QString &  id,
const QString &  filename,
const QString &  lon0,
const QString &  lat0,
const QString &  lon1,
const QString &  lat1,
const QString &  lon2,
const QString &  lat2,
const QString &  lon3,
const QString &  lat3,
double  minRes = 2.5,
double  maxBright = 14,
bool  visible = true,
const QString &  frame = "EqJ2000" 
)
slot

"12d 14m 8s" or "5h 26m 8s" - formats accepted by StelUtils::getDecAngle()).

◆ loadSkyImage [3/4]

void StelMainScriptAPI::loadSkyImage ( const QString &  id,
const QString &  filename,
double  lon,
double  lat,
double  angSize,
double  rotation,
double  minRes = 2.5,
double  maxBright = 14,
bool  visible = true,
const QString &  frame = "EqJ2000" 
)
slot

Note that the edges will not be aligned with edges at center plus/minus size!

Parameters
ida string ID to be used when referring to this image (e.g. when changing the displayed status or deleting it.
filenamethe file name of the image. If a relative path is specified, "scripts/" will be prefixed before the image is searched for using StelFileMgr.
lonThe right ascension/longitude/azimuth of the center of the image in frame degrees
latThe declination/latitude/altitude of the center of the image in frame degrees
angSizeThe angular size of the image in arc minutes
rotationThe clockwise rotation angle of the image in degrees. Use 0 for an image with top=north. (New from 2017 – This used to be 90!)
minResThe minimum resolution setting for the image. UNCLEAR, using 2.5 seems to work well.
maxBrightThe maximum brightness setting for the image, Vmag/arcmin^2. Use this to blend the brightest possible pixels with DSO. mag 15 or brighter seems ok.
visibleThe initial visibility of the image
frameone of EqJ2000|EqDate|EclJ2000|EclDate|Gal(actic)|SuperG(alactic)|AzAlt.
Note
since 2017-03, you can select Frame.
Images in AzAlt frame are not affected by atmosphere effects like refraction or extinction.

◆ loadSkyImage [4/4]

void StelMainScriptAPI::loadSkyImage ( const QString &  id,
const QString &  filename,
const QString &  lon,
const QString &  lat,
double  angSize,
double  rotation,
double  minRes = 2.5,
double  maxBright = 14,
bool  visible = true,
const QString &  frame = "EqJ2000" 
)
slot

Parameters are the same as the version of this function which takes double values for the lon and lat, except here text expressions of angles may be used.

◆ loadSound

void StelMainScriptAPI::loadSound ( const QString &  filename,
const QString &  id 
)
slot
Parameters
filenamethe name of the file to load.
idthe identifier which will be used to refer to the sound when calling playSound, pauseSound, stopSound and dropSound.

◆ loadVideo

void StelMainScriptAPI::loadVideo ( const QString &  filename,
const QString &  id,
float  x,
float  y,
bool  show = true,
float  alpha = 1.0f 
)
slot
Parameters
filenamethe name of the file to load, relative to the scripts directory.
idthe identifier which will be used to refer to the video when calling playVideo(), pauseVideo(), stopVideo(), dropVideo() etc.
xthe x-coordinate (pixels from left) for the video frame.
ythe y-coordinate (pixels from top) for the video frame.
showthe visibility state for the video. (Optional since V0.15) You should load a video with show=true (or leave default), to start it immediately in native size. Else set show=false, and then call resizeVideo(), playVideo() or use playVideoPopout().
alphathe initial alpha value of the video, defaults to 1.

◆ mapToString

static QString StelMainScriptAPI::mapToString ( const QVariantMap &  map)
staticslot
Parameters
mapQVariantMap e.g. from getObjectInfo() or getLocationInfo()
Note
string values are surrounded with ", simple numeric types are printed as themselves.
More complicated value types like lists are only indicated by their type name. You must extract those (and their contents) yourself.

◆ moveToAltAzi

static void StelMainScriptAPI::moveToAltAzi ( const QString &  alt,
const QString &  azi,
float  duration = 1. 
)
staticslot

The move will run in AltAz coordinates. This will look different from moveToRaDec() when timelapse is fast. angles may be specified in a format recognised by StelUtils::getDecAngle()

Parameters
altthe altitude angle
azithe azimuth angle
durationthe duration of the movement in seconds

◆ moveToGalLongLat

static void StelMainScriptAPI::moveToGalLongLat ( const QString &  lon,
const QString &  lat,
float  duration 
)
staticslot
Parameters
lonthe galactic longitude
decthe galactic latitude
durationthe duration of the movement in seconds

◆ moveToRaDec

static void StelMainScriptAPI::moveToRaDec ( const QString &  ra,
const QString &  dec,
float  duration = 1. 
)
staticslot

The move will run in equatorial coordinates. This will look different from moveToAltAzi() when timelapse is fast. angles may be specified in a format recognised by StelUtils::getDecAngle()

Parameters
rathe right ascension angle
decthe declination angle
durationthe duration of the movement in seconds

◆ moveToRaDecJ2000

static void StelMainScriptAPI::moveToRaDecJ2000 ( const QString &  ra,
const QString &  dec,
float  duration = 1. 
)
staticslot
Parameters
rathe right ascension angle
decthe declination angle
durationthe duration of the movement in seconds

◆ output

static void StelMainScriptAPI::output ( const QString &  s)
staticslot
Parameters
sthe message to be displayed on the output file.

◆ pauseScript

static void StelMainScriptAPI::pauseScript ( )
staticslot

Note that you may need to use a key sequence like 'Ctrl-D,R' or the GUI to resume script execution.

◆ pauseSound

void StelMainScriptAPI::pauseSound ( const QString &  id)
slot

Subsequent playSound calls will resume playing from the position in the file when it was paused.

Parameters
idthe identifier used when loadSound was called

◆ pauseVideo

void StelMainScriptAPI::pauseVideo ( const QString &  id)
slot

Subsequent playVideo() calls will resume playing from the position in the file when it was paused.

Parameters
idthe identifier used when loadVideo() was called

◆ playSound

void StelMainScriptAPI::playSound ( const QString &  id)
slot
Parameters
idthe identifier used when loadSound was called

◆ playVideo

void StelMainScriptAPI::playVideo ( const QString &  id,
bool  keepVisibleAtEnd = false 
)
slot
Parameters
idthe identifier used when loadVideo was called

◆ playVideoPopout

void StelMainScriptAPI::playVideoPopout ( const QString &  id,
float  fromX,
float  fromY,
float  atCenterX,
float  atCenterY,
float  finalSizeX,
float  finalSizeY,
float  popupDuration,
bool  frozenInTransition 
)
slot

The video appears out of fromX/fromY, grows within popupDuration to size finalSizeX/finalSizeY, and shrinks back towards fromX/fromY at the end during popdownDuration.

Parameters
idthe identifier used when loadVideo was called
fromXX position of starting point, counted from left of window. May be absolute (if >1) or relative (0<X<1)
fromYY position of starting point, counted from top of window. May be absolute (if >1) or relative (0<Y<1)
atCenterXX position of center of final video frame, counted from left of window. May be absolute (if >1) or relative (0<X<1)
atCenterYY position of center of final video frame, counted from top of window. May be absolute (if >1) or relative (0<Y<1)
finalSizeXX size of final video frame. May be absolute (if >1) or relative to window size (0<X<1). If -1, scale proportional from finalSizeY.
finalSizeYY size of final video frame. May be absolute (if >1) or relative to window size (0<Y<1). If -1, scale proportional from finalSizeX.
popupDurationduration of growing start transition (seconds)
frozenInTransitiontrue if video should be paused during growing/shrinking transition.

◆ removeSkyImage

void StelMainScriptAPI::removeSkyImage ( const QString &  id)
slot
Parameters
idthe ID of the image to remove.

◆ resizeVideo

void StelMainScriptAPI::resizeVideo ( const QString &  id,
float  w,
float  h 
)
slot
Parameters
idthe identifier used when loadVideo() was called
wthe new width for the widget. (if <1, relative to main view size)
hthe new height for the widget. (if <1, relative to main view size)

◆ saveOutputAs

static void StelMainScriptAPI::saveOutputAs ( const QString &  filename)
staticslot

This is required to allow reading with other program on Windows while output.txt is still open.

◆ screenshot

static void StelMainScriptAPI::screenshot ( const QString &  prefix,
bool  invert = false,
const QString &  dir = "",
const bool  overwrite = false,
const QString &  format = "" 
)
staticslot
Parameters
prefixthe prefix for the file name to use
dirthe path of the directory to save the screenshot in. If none is specified, the default screenshot directory will be used.
invertwhether colors have to be inverted in the output image
overwritetrue to use exactly the prefix as filename (plus .png), and overwrite any existing file.
formatFile format. One of png|bmp|jpg|jpeg|tif|tiff|webm|pbm|pgm|ppm|xbm|xpm|ico. Use current format if left empty or invalid.

◆ seekVideo

void StelMainScriptAPI::seekVideo ( const QString &  id,
qint64  ms,
bool  pause = false 
)
slot
Parameters
idthe identifier used when loadVideo() was called
msthe time in milliseconds from the start of the media.
pausetrue if you want to pause at the requested position, keep it false to play from here.

◆ selectConstellationByName

static void StelMainScriptAPI::selectConstellationByName ( const QString &  name)
staticslot
Parameters
namethe name of the constellation to select (english)

◆ selectObjectByName

static void StelMainScriptAPI::selectObjectByName ( const QString &  name,
bool  pointer = false 
)
staticslot
Parameters
namethe name of the object to select (english) If the name is "", any currently selected objects will be de-selected.
pointerwhether or not to have the selection pointer enabled

◆ setAppLanguage

static void StelMainScriptAPI::setAppLanguage ( QString  langCode)
staticslot
Parameters
langCodetwo letter language code, e.g. "en", or "de".

◆ setBortleScaleIndex

static void StelMainScriptAPI::setBortleScaleIndex ( int  index)
staticslot

Wrapper for StelSkyDrawer::setBortleScaleIndex Valid values are in the range [1,9]

See also
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bortle_scale
Parameters
indexthe new Bortle scale index, must be in range [1,9]

◆ setDate

static void StelMainScriptAPI::setDate ( const QString &  dateStr,
const QString &  spec = "utc",
const bool &  dateIsDT = false 
)
staticslot

"2008-03-24T13:21:01"

Parameters
dateStrthe date string to use. Formats:
  • ISO, e.g. "2008-03-24T13:21:01"
  • "now" (set sim time to real time)
  • relative, e.g. "+ 4 days", "-2 weeks". can use these units: seconds, minutes, hours, days, sols, weeks, months, years. You may also append " sidereal" to use sidereal days and so on. You can also use "now" at the start. For example: "now + 3 hours sidereal"
Note
you must use the plural all the time, even when the number of the unit is 1. i.e. use "+ 1 days" not "+1 day".
when sidereal time is used, the length of time for each unit is dependent on the current planet. By contrast when sidereal time is not specified (i.e. solar time is used) the value is conventional - i.e. 1 day means 1 Earth Solar day.
Parameters
spec"local" or "utc" - only has an effect when the ISO date type is used. Defaults to "utc".
enableDeltaTis true or false - enable Delta-T correction or not. Defaults to "true".
Note
for fully compatibles behavior of this function with the version 0.11.4 or earlier, you should call core.setDeltaTAlgorithm("WithoutCorrection"); before running core.setDate(); for disabling DeltaT correction.
starting with version 0.13.2 all relative dates are set without DeltaT correction.
starting with version 0.14.0 the final optional Boolean argument has a different meaning and default!
Parameters
dateIsTTtrue if the given date is formulated in Dynamical Time, i.e. with DeltaT added.

◆ setDeltaTAlgorithm

static void StelMainScriptAPI::setDeltaTAlgorithm ( QString  algorithmName)
staticslot
Parameters
algorithmNameis name of equation, e.g. "WithoutCorrection" or "EspenakMeeus"
Note
list of possible names of equation for DeltaT:
  • WithoutCorrection
  • Schoch
  • Clemence
  • IAU
  • AstronomicalEphemeris
  • TuckermanGoldstine
  • MullerStephenson
  • Stephenson1978
  • SchmadelZech1979
  • MorrisonStephenson1982
  • StephensonMorrison1984
  • StephensonHoulden
  • Espenak
  • Borkowski
  • SchmadelZech1988
  • ChaprontTouze
  • StephensonMorrison1995
  • Stephenson1997
  • ChaprontMeeus
  • JPLHorizons
  • MeeusSimons
  • MontenbruckPfleger
  • ReingoldDershowitz
  • MorrisonStephenson2004
  • EspenakMeeus
  • Reijs
  • Banjevic
  • IslamSadiqQureshi
  • Henriksson2017
  • Custom

◆ setDiskViewport

void StelMainScriptAPI::setDiskViewport ( bool  b)
slot
Parameters
bif true, sets the disk viewport on, else sets it off

◆ setDSSMode

static void StelMainScriptAPI::setDSSMode ( bool  b)
staticslot
Parameters
bif true, show the DSS, if false, hide the DSS layer.
Deprecated:
This method will be removed in version 0.20. Use ToastMgr.setFlagShow(b) instead.

◆ setFlagGravityLabels

static void StelMainScriptAPI::setFlagGravityLabels ( bool  b)
staticslot
Parameters
bif true, turn on gravity labels, else turn them off

◆ setGuiVisible

static void StelMainScriptAPI::setGuiVisible ( bool  b)
staticslot

Note this only applies to GUI plugins which provide the public slot "setGuiVisible(bool)".

Parameters
bif true, show the GUI, if false, hide the GUI.

◆ setJDay

static void StelMainScriptAPI::setJDay ( double  JD)
staticslot
Parameters
JDthe Julian Day number

◆ setMaxFps

static void StelMainScriptAPI::setMaxFps ( float  m)
staticslot
Parameters
mthe new maximum fps setting.

◆ setMilkyWayIntensity

static void StelMainScriptAPI::setMilkyWayIntensity ( double  i)
staticslot
Parameters
ivalue of intensity for the Milky Way
Deprecated:
This method will be removed in version 0.20. Use MilkyWay.setIntensity(i) instead.

◆ setMilkyWayVisible

static void StelMainScriptAPI::setMilkyWayVisible ( bool  b)
staticslot
Parameters
bif true, show the Milky Way, if false, hide the Milky Way.
Deprecated:
This method will be removed in version 0.20. Use MilkyWay.setFlagShow(b) instead.

◆ setMinFps

static void StelMainScriptAPI::setMinFps ( float  m)
staticslot

Usually this minimum will be switched to after there are no user events for some seconds to save power. However, if can be useful to set this to a high value to improve playing smoothness in scripts.

Parameters
mthe new minimum fps setting.

◆ setMJDay

static void StelMainScriptAPI::setMJDay ( double  MJD)
staticslot
Parameters
MJDthe Modified Julian Day

◆ setMountMode

static void StelMainScriptAPI::setMountMode ( const QString &  mode)
staticslot
Parameters
modeshould be "equatorial" or "azimuthal"

◆ setNightMode

static void StelMainScriptAPI::setNightMode ( bool  b)
staticslot
Parameters
bif true, set Night Mode, else set Normal Mode

◆ setObserverLocation [1/2]

static void StelMainScriptAPI::setObserverLocation ( double  longitude,
double  latitude,
double  altitude,
double  duration = 1.,
const QString &  name = "",
const QString &  planet = "" 
)
staticslot
Parameters
longitudethe longitude in degrees. E is +ve. values out of the range -180..180 mean that the longitude will not be set
latitudethe latitude in degrees. N is +ve. values out of the range -90..90 mean that the latitude will not be set
altitudethe new altitude in meters. values less than -1000 mean the altitude will not be set.
durationthe time for the transition from the old to the new location.
nameA name for the location (which will appear in the status bar.
planetthe English name of the new planet. If the planet name is not known (e.g. ""), the planet will not be set.

◆ setObserverLocation [2/2]

static void StelMainScriptAPI::setObserverLocation ( const QString &  id,
float  duration = 1. 
)
staticslot
Parameters
idthe location ID as it would be found in the database of locations - do a search in the Location window to see what where is. e.g. "York, UnitedKingdom".
durationthe number of seconds to take to move location.

◆ setProjectionMode

void StelMainScriptAPI::setProjectionMode ( const QString &  id)
slot
Parameters
idthe name of the projection mode to use, e.g. "ProjectionPerspective" and so on. valid values of id are:
  • ProjectionPerspective
  • ProjectionEqualArea
  • ProjectionStereographic
  • ProjectionFisheye
  • ProjectionHammer
  • ProjectionCylinder
  • ProjectionMercator
  • ProjectionOrthographic
  • ProjectionSinusoidal
  • ProjectionMiller

◆ setScriptRate

static void StelMainScriptAPI::setScriptRate ( double  r)
staticslot
Parameters
rthe multiple of the normal script execution speed, i.e. if 5 is passed the script will execute 5 times faster than it would if the script rate was 1.

◆ setSelectedObjectInfo

static void StelMainScriptAPI::setSelectedObjectInfo ( const QString &  level)
staticslot
Parameters
levelcan be "AllInfo", "ShortInfo", "None"

◆ setSkyCulture

void StelMainScriptAPI::setSkyCulture ( const QString &  id)
slot
Parameters
idthe ID of the sky culture to set, e.g. western or inuit etc.

◆ setSkyLanguage

static void StelMainScriptAPI::setSkyLanguage ( QString  langCode)
staticslot
Parameters
langCodetwo letter language code, e.g. "en", or "de".

◆ setSphericMirror

static void StelMainScriptAPI::setSphericMirror ( bool  b)
staticslot
Parameters
bif true, sets the spherical mirror distortion effect for viewport on, else sets it off

◆ setTimeRate

static void StelMainScriptAPI::setTimeRate ( double  ts)
staticslot
Parameters
tsthe new rate of passage of time as a multiple of real time. For example if ts is 1, time will pass at the normal rate. If ts == 10 then simulation time will pass at 10 times the normal rate. If ts is negative, simulation time will go backwards.

◆ setTimezone

static void StelMainScriptAPI::setTimezone ( QString  tz,
int  markAsCustom = -1 
)
staticslot

This only changes the currently used timezone (in StelCore). Location (database) timezone will not be touched. Valid values for tz can be found from the results of getAllTimezoneNames, including: "LMST" = Local Mean Solar Time "LTST" = Local True Solar Time

Parameters
markAsCustomset flag/property StelCore.flagUseCTZ. (since 0.19.0) Acceptable values: 0: set off; 1: set on. Other values: don't touch. This parameter is mostly to reflect the respective setting in the Location dialog.
  • If tz is the default timezone for a site, markAsCustom should be 0.
  • For a definitively custom zone, set 1.
  • If unsure, set to -1.

◆ setVideoAlpha

void StelMainScriptAPI::setVideoAlpha ( const QString &  id,
float  alpha 
)
slot
Parameters
idthe identifier used when loadVideo() was called
alphathe new alpha value to set.
alphadoes not work properly, only
alpha=0makes it invisible.

◆ setVideoXY

void StelMainScriptAPI::setVideoXY ( const QString &  id,
float  x,
float  y,
bool  relative = false 
)
slot
Parameters
idthe identifier used when loadVideo() was called
xthe new x-coordinate for the video. (if <1, relative to main view size)
ythe new y-coordinate for the video. (if <1, relative to main view size)
relativetrue if you want to move in relative coordinates, not set absolutely

◆ setViewportStretch

static void StelMainScriptAPI::setViewportStretch ( const float  stretch)
staticslot

Use this e.g. in startup.ssc. Implemented for 0.15 for a setup with 5 projectors with edge blending. The 9600x1200 get squeezed somewhat which looks a bit odd. Use this stretch to compensate. Experimental! To avoid overuse, there is currently no config.ini setting available.

Note
Currently only the projected content is affected. ScreenImage, ScreenLabel is not stretched.

◆ setZodiacalLightIntensity

static void StelMainScriptAPI::setZodiacalLightIntensity ( double  i)
staticslot
Parameters
ivalue of intensity for the Zodiacal Light
Deprecated:
This method will be removed in version 0.20. Use ZodiacalLight.setIntensity(i) instead.

◆ setZodiacalLightVisible

static void StelMainScriptAPI::setZodiacalLightVisible ( bool  b)
staticslot
Parameters
bif true, show the Zodiacal Light, if false, hide the Zodiacal Light.
Deprecated:
This method will be removed in version 0.20. Use ZodiacalLight.setFlagShow(b) instead.

◆ showVideo

void StelMainScriptAPI::showVideo ( const QString &  id,
bool  show = true 
)
slot
Parameters
idthe identifier used when loadVideo() was called
showthe new visible state of the video.
Note
You must call this if you called loadVideo() with its
Parameters
show=false,elsevideo will be played hidden.

◆ stopSound

void StelMainScriptAPI::stopSound ( const QString &  id)
slot

This resets the position in the sound to the start so that subsequent playSound calls will start from the beginning.

Parameters
idthe identifier used when loadSound was called

◆ stopVideo

void StelMainScriptAPI::stopVideo ( const QString &  id)
slot

This resets the position in the video to the start so that subsequent playVideo() calls will start from the beginning.

Parameters
idthe identifier used when loadVideo() was called

◆ wait

static void StelMainScriptAPI::wait ( double  t)
staticslot
Parameters
tthe number of seconds to wait

◆ waitFor

static void StelMainScriptAPI::waitFor ( const QString &  dt,
const QString &  spec = "utc" 
)
staticslot

This function will take into account the rate (and direction) in which simulation time is passing. e.g. if a future date is specified and the time is moving backwards, the function will return immediately. If the time rate is 0, the function will not wait. This is to prevent infinite wait time.

Parameters
dtthe date string to use, format like "2012-06-06T4:44:00" or "-1428-03-04T22:23:45"
spec"local" or "utc"