Equation of Time plugin
The Equation of Time plugin shows the solution of the equation of time.
The equation of time describes the discrepancy between two kinds of solar time. These are apparent solar time, which directly tracks the motion of the sun, and mean solar time, which tracks a fictitious "mean" sun with noons 24 hours apart. There is no universally accepted definition of the sign of the equation of time. Some publications show it as positive when a sundial is ahead of a clock; others when the clock is ahead of the sundial. In the English-speaking world, the former usage is the more common, but is not always followed. Anyone who makes use of a published table or graph should first check its sign usage.
Using the Equation of Time plugin
- Enable the tool by clicking the tool-bar button "Load at startup"
- Click on the Equation of Time button on the bottom toolbar for displaying solution for equation of time on top of the screen
Section [EquationOfTime] in config.ini file
You can edit config.ini file by yourself for changes of the settings for the Equation of Time plugin - just make it carefully!
|enable_at_startup||bool||0.1.0+||0.13.0+||Display solution of the equation of time at startup of the planetarium|
|flag_use_ms_format||bool||0.1.0+||0.13.0+||Set format for the displayed solution - minutes and seconds and decimal minutes|
|flag_use_inverted_value||bool||0.1.0+||0.13.0+||Change sign of the equation of time|
|flag_show_button||bool||0.1.0+||0.13.0+||Enable displaying plugin button on the bottom toolbar|
|text_color||R,G,B||0.1.0+||0.13.0+||Color of font for the displayed solution of the equation of time|
|font_size||int||0.1.0+||0.13.0+||Font size for the displayed solution of the equation of time|
|Plug-in version||Stellarium version||Significant changes|
|0.1.0||0.13.0||First public version of plugin|
How you can help
We are welcome bug reports, feature requests and feedback through the usual channels (trackers, forums and so on).