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A list of features and specifications of version 0.8.0 (to be completed, feel free to add or rearrange)
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A list of features and specifications of version 0.8.0 (to be completed, feel free to correct, add or rearrange)
  
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== Basic controls ==
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*Look around by mousedragging, or moving your mouse against the edges of the window
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*Time control: forward, backward, return to present
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*Zoom
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*Tabbed configuration windows
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*Text user interface: minimalistic menu for use with dome projections
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*Clickable world cities map to set coordinates
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*Save your default location
  
 
== Observation ==
 
== Observation ==
  
All stars from the Hipparcos catalogue
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*All stars from the Hipparcos catalogue
  
The planets of our solar system, and their natural satellites
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*The planets of our solar system, and their natural satellites
  
All Messier objects
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*All Messier objects
  
All NGC objects
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*All NGC objects
  
Planet orbits
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*Planet orbits
  
Cardinal points
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*Cardinal points
  
Azimuthal grid
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*Azimuthal grid
  
Equatorial grid
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*Equatorial grid
  
Ecliptica
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*Ecliptica
  
Equator line
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*Equator line
  
Meridian line
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*Meridian line
  
Moon scaling
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*Moon scaling
  
Object trails
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*Object trails
  
Asterisms
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*Asterisms and names of the constellations
  
Constellation boundaries
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*Constellation boundaries
  
Compensation for light travel time
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*Compensation for light travel time
  
Observation from another planet, and as solar system observator
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*Equatorial/azimuthal mount
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*FOV
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*Disc viewport
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*Observation from another planet, and as solar system observator
  
 
== Landscapes ==
 
== Landscapes ==
  
Fisheye projection
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*Fisheye projection
  
"old_style" projection, i.e. a ground texture and a number of side textures
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*"old_style" projection, i.e. a ground texture and a number of side textures
  
Spherical panorama projection
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*Spherical panorama projection
  
 
== Viewing ==
 
== Viewing ==
  
Constellation art for the 88 Western constellations stemming from Greek mythology
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*Constellation art for the 88 Western constellations stemming from Greek mythology
  
Realistic atmosphere
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*Realistic atmosphere
  
Fog near the earth's surface
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*Fog near the earth's surface
  
Star twinkling
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*Star twinkling
  
Full screen or windowed mode
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*Meteor showers
  
Perspective projection
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*Full screen or windowed mode
  
Fisheye projection
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*Perspective projection
  
Stereographic projection
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*Fisheye projection
  
Spherical mirror projection
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*Stereographic projection
  
Frame rate limiter
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*Spherical mirror projection
  
Gravity labels
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*True Type font rendering
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*Frames per second display
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*Frame rate limiter
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*Gravity labels for use in a dome
  
 
== Localization ==
 
== Localization ==
  
Sky culture
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*Sky culture: Western, Chinese, ancient Egyptian, Polynesian
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*Sky localization
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*Application localization
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== Scripting ==
  
Sky localization
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*Script input window
  
Application localization
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*Script loading via text user interface

Revision as of 14:14, 4 May 2006

A list of features and specifications of version 0.8.0 (to be completed, feel free to correct, add or rearrange)


Contents

Basic controls

  • Look around by mousedragging, or moving your mouse against the edges of the window
  • Time control: forward, backward, return to present
  • Zoom
  • Tabbed configuration windows
  • Text user interface: minimalistic menu for use with dome projections
  • Clickable world cities map to set coordinates
  • Save your default location

Observation

  • All stars from the Hipparcos catalogue
  • The planets of our solar system, and their natural satellites
  • All Messier objects
  • All NGC objects
  • Planet orbits
  • Cardinal points
  • Azimuthal grid
  • Equatorial grid
  • Ecliptica
  • Equator line
  • Meridian line
  • Moon scaling
  • Object trails
  • Asterisms and names of the constellations
  • Constellation boundaries
  • Compensation for light travel time
  • Equatorial/azimuthal mount
  • FOV
  • Disc viewport
  • Observation from another planet, and as solar system observator

Landscapes

  • Fisheye projection
  • "old_style" projection, i.e. a ground texture and a number of side textures
  • Spherical panorama projection

Viewing

  • Constellation art for the 88 Western constellations stemming from Greek mythology
  • Realistic atmosphere
  • Fog near the earth's surface
  • Star twinkling
  • Meteor showers
  • Full screen or windowed mode
  • Perspective projection
  • Fisheye projection
  • Stereographic projection
  • Spherical mirror projection
  • True Type font rendering
  • Frames per second display
  • Frame rate limiter
  • Gravity labels for use in a dome

Localization

  • Sky culture: Western, Chinese, ancient Egyptian, Polynesian
  • Sky localization
  • Application localization

Scripting

  • Script input window
  • Script loading via text user interface
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