Stellarium  0.90.0
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StelObject Class Referenceabstract

The base abstract class for sky objects used in Stellarium like Stars, Planets, Constellations etc... More...

#include <StelObject.hpp>

Public Types

enum  InfoStringGroupFlags {
  Name = 0x00000001, CatalogNumber = 0x00000002, Magnitude = 0x00000004, RaDecJ2000 = 0x00000008,
  RaDecOfDate = 0x00000010, AltAzi = 0x00000020, Distance = 0x00000040, Size = 0x00000080,
  Velocity = 0x00000100, Extra = 0x00000200, HourAngle = 0x00000400, AbsoluteMagnitude = 0x00000800,
  GalacticCoord = 0x00001000, SupergalacticCoord = 0x00002000, ObjectType = 0x00004000, EclipticCoordJ2000 = 0x00008000,
  EclipticCoordOfDate = 0x00010000, IAUConstellation = 0x00020000, SiderealTime = 0x00040000, RTSTime = 0x00080000,
  NoFont = 0x00100000, PlainText = 0x00200000
}
 Used as named bitfield flags as specifiers to filter results of getInfoString. More...
 

Public Member Functions

virtual SphericalRegionP getRegion () const
 Default implementation of the getRegion method. More...
 
virtual Vec3d getPointInRegion () const
 Default implementation of the getPointInRegion method. More...
 
virtual QString getInfoString (const StelCore *core, const InfoStringGroup &flags=StelObject::AllInfo) const =0
 Write I18n information about the object in QString. More...
 
virtual QVariantMap getInfoMap (const StelCore *core) const
 Return a key/value map with data about an object's position, magnitude and so on. More...
 
virtual QString getType () const =0
 Return object's type. It should be the name of the class.
 
virtual QString getID () const =0
 Returns a unique identifier for this object. More...
 
virtual QString getEnglishName () const =0
 Return object's name in english.
 
virtual QString getNameI18n () const =0
 Return translated object's name.
 
virtual Vec3d getJ2000EquatorialPos (const StelCore *core) const =0
 Get observer-centered equatorial coordinates at equinox J2000.
 
Vec3d getEquinoxEquatorialPos (const StelCore *core) const
 Get observer-centered equatorial coordinate at the current equinox The frame has its Z axis at the planet's current rotation axis At time 2000-01-01 this frame is almost the same as J2000, but ONLY if the observer is on earth.
 
Vec3d getEquinoxEquatorialPosApparent (const StelCore *core) const
 Like getEquinoxEquatorialPos(core), but always adds refraction correction to the position.
 
Vec3d getEquinoxEquatorialPosAuto (const StelCore *core) const
 Like getEquinoxEquatorialPos(core), but adds refraction correction to the position if atmosphere is active.
 
Vec3d getGalacticPos (const StelCore *core) const
 Get observer-centered galactic coordinates.
 
Vec3d getSupergalacticPos (const StelCore *core) const
 Get observer-centered supergalactic coordinates.
 
Vec3d getSiderealPosGeometric (const StelCore *core) const
 Get observer-centered hour angle + declination (at current equinox) It is the geometric position, i.e. More...
 
Vec3d getSiderealPosApparent (const StelCore *core) const
 Get observer-centered hour angle + declination (at current equinox) It is the apparent position, i.e. More...
 
Vec3d getAltAzPosGeometric (const StelCore *core) const
 Get observer-centered alt/az position It is the geometric position, i.e. More...
 
Vec3d getAltAzPosApparent (const StelCore *core) const
 Get observer-centered alt/az position It is the apparent position, i.e. More...
 
Vec3d getAltAzPosAuto (const StelCore *core) const
 Get observer-centered alt/az position It is the automatic position, i.e. More...
 
bool isAboveHorizon (const StelCore *core) const
 Checking position an object above mathematical horizon for current location. More...
 
bool isAboveRealHorizon (const StelCore *core) const
 Checking position an object above real horizon for current location. More...
 
Vec3f getRTSTime (StelCore *core) const
 Get today's time of rise, transit and set for celestial object for current location. More...
 
virtual float getVMagnitude (const StelCore *core) const
 Return object's apparent V magnitude as seen from observer, without including extinction.
 
float getVMagnitudeWithExtinction (const StelCore *core) const
 Return object's apparent V magnitude as seen from observer including extinction. More...
 
virtual float getSelectPriority (const StelCore *) const
 Return a priority value which is used to discriminate objects by priority As for magnitudes, the lower is the higher priority.
 
virtual Vec3f getInfoColor () const
 Get a color used to display info about the object.
 
virtual double getCloseViewFov (const StelCore *) const
 Return the best FOV in degree to use for a close view of the object.
 
virtual double getSatellitesFov (const StelCore *) const
 Return the best FOV in degree to use for a global view of the object satellite system (if there are satellites)
 
virtual double getParentSatellitesFov (const StelCore *) const
 
virtual double getAngularSize (const StelCore *core) const =0
 Return the angular radius of a circle containing the object as seen from the observer with the circle center assumed to be at getJ2000EquatorialPos(). More...
 

Static Public Attributes

static const InfoStringGroupFlags AllInfo
 A pre-defined set of specifiers for the getInfoString flags argument to getInfoString. More...
 
static const InfoStringGroupFlags ShortInfo = (InfoStringGroupFlags)(Name|CatalogNumber|Magnitude|RaDecJ2000)
 A pre-defined set of specifiers for the getInfoString flags argument to getInfoString.
 

Protected Member Functions

QString getCommonInfoString (const StelCore *core, const InfoStringGroup &flags) const
 Format the positional info string contain J2000/of date/altaz/hour angle positions and constellation, sidereal time, etc. for the object.
 
void postProcessInfoString (QString &str, const InfoStringGroup &flags) const
 Apply post processing on the info string.
 

Detailed Description

Normally you should use StelObjectP instead of StelObject* which have by default the same behaviour, but which can be added reference counting if needed.

See also
StelObjectP

Member Enumeration Documentation

The precise definition of these should be documented in the getInfoString documentation for the derived classes for all specifiers which are defined in that derivative. Use InfoStringGroup instead.

Enumerator
Name 

An object's name.

CatalogNumber 

Catalog numbers.

Magnitude 

Magnitude related data.

RaDecJ2000 

The equatorial position (J2000 ref)

RaDecOfDate 

The equatorial position (of date)

AltAzi 

The position (Altitude/Azimuth)

Distance 

Info about an object's distance.

Size 

Info about an object's size.

Velocity 

Info about object's velocity.

Extra 

Derived class-specific extra fields.

HourAngle 

The hour angle + DE (of date)

AbsoluteMagnitude 

The absolute magnitude.

GalacticCoord 

The galactic position.

SupergalacticCoord 

The supergalactic position.

ObjectType 

The type of the object (star, planet, etc.)

EclipticCoordJ2000 

The ecliptic position (J2000.0 ref) [+ XYZ of VSOP87A (used mainly for debugging, not public)].

EclipticCoordOfDate 

The ecliptic position (of date)

IAUConstellation 

Three-letter constellation code (And, Boo, Cas, ...)

SiderealTime 

Mean and Apparent Sidereal Time.

RTSTime 

Time of rise, transit and set of celestial object.

PlainText 

Strip HTML tags from output.

Member Function Documentation

Vec3d StelObject::getAltAzPosApparent ( const StelCore core) const

taking the refraction effect into account. The frame has its Z axis at the zenith

Vec3d StelObject::getAltAzPosAuto ( const StelCore core) const

taking the refraction effect into account if atmosphere is on. The frame has its Z axis at the zenith

Vec3d StelObject::getAltAzPosGeometric ( const StelCore core) const

without taking refraction effect into account. The frame has its Z axis at the zenith

virtual double StelObject::getAngularSize ( const StelCore core) const
pure virtual
Returns
radius in degree. This value is the apparent angular size of the object, and is independent of the current FOV.

Implemented in Planet, Nebula, Satellite, NomenclatureItem, MeteorShower, Exoplanet, Pulsar, StarWrapper< Star >, StarWrapper< Star2 >, StarWrapper< Star3 >, StarWrapper< Star1 >, Quasar, Supernova, Nova, TelescopeClient, and CustomObject.

virtual QString StelObject::getID ( ) const
pure virtual

The ID should be unique for all objects of the same type, but may freely conflict with IDs of other types, so getType() must also be tested.

With this it should be possible to at least identify the same object in a different instance of Stellarium running the same version, but it would even be better if the ID provides some degree of forward-compatibility. For some object types (e.g. planets) this may simply return getEnglishName(), but better candidates may be official designations or at least (stable) internal IDs.

An object may have multiple IDs (different catalog numbers, etc). StelObjectMgr::searchByID() should search through all ID variants, but this method only returns one of them.

Implemented in Planet, Nebula, Satellite, MeteorShower, NomenclatureItem, Exoplanet, Pulsar, TelescopeClient, Quasar, Supernova, Nova, CustomObject, and StarWrapperBase.

virtual QVariantMap StelObject::getInfoMap ( const StelCore core) const
virtual

Useful in a context like scripting. Derived objects can add their own special information tags.

Parameters
corethe current StelCore
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
  • 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 (after atmospheric extinction)
  • 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
  • rise : time of rise in HM format
  • rise-dhr : time of rise in decimal hours
  • transit : time of transit in HM format
  • transit-dhr : time of transit in decimal hours
  • set : time of set in HM format
  • set-dhr : time of set in decimal hours
  • name : english name of the object
  • localized-name : localized name

Reimplemented in Planet, Satellite, Nebula, StarWrapper1, MeteorShower, Exoplanet, Pulsar, Quasar, Comet, Supernova, and Nova.

virtual QString StelObject::getInfoString ( const StelCore core,
const InfoStringGroup &  flags = StelObject::AllInfo 
) const
pure virtual
Parameters
corethe StelCore object to use
flagsa set of InfoStringGroup flags which are used to filter the return value - including specified types of information and altering the output format.
Returns
an HTML string containing information about the StelObject.

Implemented in Planet, Nebula, Satellite, NomenclatureItem, StarWrapper1, MeteorShower, Exoplanet, Pulsar, Quasar, Comet, TelescopeClient, Supernova, MinorPlanet, Nova, StarWrapperBase, and CustomObject.

virtual Vec3d StelObject::getPointInRegion ( ) const
inlinevirtual

Return the J2000 Equatorial Position of the object.

Implements StelRegionObject.

virtual SphericalRegionP StelObject::getRegion ( ) const
inlinevirtual

Return the spatial region of the object.

Implements StelRegionObject.

Reimplemented in Nebula.

Vec3f StelObject::getRTSTime ( StelCore core) const
Returns
Vec3f - time of rise, transit and set; decimal hours
Note
The value -1.f is used as undefined value
Vec3d StelObject::getSiderealPosApparent ( const StelCore core) const

taking the refraction effect into account. The frame has its Z axis at the planet's current rotation axis

Vec3d StelObject::getSiderealPosGeometric ( const StelCore core) const

without taking refraction effect into account. The frame has its Z axis at the planet's current rotation axis

float StelObject::getVMagnitudeWithExtinction ( const StelCore core) const

Extinction obviously only if atmosphere=on.

bool StelObject::isAboveHorizon ( const StelCore core) const
Returns
true if object an above mathematical horizon
bool StelObject::isAboveRealHorizon ( const StelCore core) const
Returns
true if object an above real horizon (uses test for landscapes)

Field Documentation

const InfoStringGroupFlags StelObject::AllInfo
static