Stellarium v0.21.2 released

2021-09-27 17:23:00 +0000 by alex-w

The Stellarium team are delighted to announce the release of Stellarium 0.21.2.

The major changes of this version:

  • Annual aberration correction. Planet positions are finally very accurate!
  • Bookmarks replaced by Observation Lists
  • Politically neutral geonames
  • Right-click opens plugin configuration
  • Improved computation of rising, transit, setting times
  • “Goto next twilight” functionality
  • Two new Greek skycultures
  • Updated Mul-Apin skyculture with new artwork
  • Improved fidelity of Lunar eclipses
  • Fixed display of stellar proper motion
  • Many fixes in core and plugins

There have also been a large number of bug fixes and closes feature requests and enhancements (see full list of changes).

A huge thanks to the people who helped us a lot by reporting bugs!


Full list of changes:

  • Added a twilight altitude setting and twilight-finding actions to StelObjectMgr (GH: #1852, #484)
  • Added extraString capabilities to StelObjectMgr (GH: #1852)
  • Added missing time zones
  • Added 2 new greek skycultures (GH: #1850)
  • Added unit tests for JPL DE440/DE441 ephemeris
  • Added greatest digression to Infostring (GH: #1885)
  • Added constellation info for AstroCalc/WUT tool
  • Added tooltip for AstroCalc/WUT tool
  • Added barium stars filter for Search and AstroCalc tools
  • Added option to toggle the method of drawing Sun’s corona (GH: #971)
  • Added support right click for buttons (GH: #1843)
  • Added alternative definition of elongation (GH: #1786)
  • Added support of geographical regions (politically neutral toponyms) (GH: #1844, #1808, #1135, #1125, #894)
  • Added tooltips to list of skycultures in the GUI
  • Added support the annual aberration (GH: #1626, #1272, #1115, #84)
  • Added custom max fov stop (GH: #1836)
  • Added DeltaT output in seconds for Scripting Engine
  • Added Observing lists feature (GH: #1816)
  • Added unobvious behavior for selection the celestial body when Graphs tab is opened
  • Added extra data for satellite into GUI of Satellites plugin (GH: #1785)
  • Added new language: English (India)
  • Added ability of displaying number of exoplanets in the system near designation of host star
  • Added support minimum altitude for Rise/Transit/Set times in AstroCalc/WUT tool (GH: #1089)
  • Fixed visual style of the magnitude output data
  • Fixed rendering graphs when the AstroCalc/Graphs tab is closed (GH: #1852)
  • Fixed coordinates for NGC 2379 (DSO Catalog v3.13)
  • Fixes and improvements of backward compatibility layer for support the regions and countries
  • Fixed displaying the proper motion data (GH: #1787)
  • Fixed empty items in Search/Lists tool for stars
  • Fixed proper motion data in AstroCalc/Positions tool (GH: #1787)
  • Fixed HiDPI issue for GUI of Scenery 3D plugin
  • Fixed displaying meteor showers search dialog (GH: #1854)
  • Fixed drawing spiky halo for Solar system bodies (GH: #1805)
  • Fixed behavior of the Online Query plug-in button (GH: #1806)
  • Fixed WS-2020-0368 issue in zlib (GH: #1807)
  • Fixed search stars by additional English names
  • Fixed translations for splash screen (GH: #1817)
  • Fixed location of CR 36 (Collinder 36) (GH: #1827)
  • Fixed crash Online Query Plug-in (GH: #1821)
  • Fixed distanes for PGC galaxies (GH: #1922)
  • Fixed computation of max elevations in AstroCalc tool
  • Changed Observability plugin: disabled RTS display in the plugin to avoid duplicate the data (GH: #1852)
  • Changed the core: added better solutions to RTS (rise-transit-set times) for fixed objects and planets (GH: #1852, #554)
  • Changed core: enabled nutation for -4000…+8000 for better comparison with reference solutions
  • Changed behaviour of AstroCalc/Graphs tool: the AstroCalc/Graphs/Graph tool now can work on Earth only (GH: #1925)
  • Changed behaviour of AstroCalc tool: Inhibit updates when dialog invisible (GH: #1920)
  • Updated the behaviour of the GUI in Search Tool: force focus on entry line when recalling (GH: #1874)
  • Updated the behaviour of the AstroCalc/Phenomena tool: exclude outdated solar system objects (GH: #1880)
  • Updated descriptions of sky cultures
  • Updated GUI of the Satellites plugin
  • Updated QXlsx library
  • Updated Stellarium User Guide
  • Updated list of locations
  • Updated list of languages
  • Updated list of geographical regions
  • Updated list of planetary nomenclature
  • Updated default catalog of pulsars
  • Updated common names of DSO
  • Updated common names of the stars
  • Updated boundaries in Chinese skycultures (GH: #1919)
  • Updated translations
  • Updated AstroCalc/Phenomena tool: improve the performance of computations (GH: #1910)
  • Updated AstroCalc/Phenomena tool: avoid lots of computations (GH: #1904)
  • Updated Solar System Editpr plugin: better intuitive sorting of MPC list by padding (GH: #1835)
  • Removed few Chinese dialects/languages: we will keep only zh_CN, zh_SG, zh_HK and zh_TW locales for Chinese
  • Removed outdated translations
  • Removed list of countries (GH: #1844, #1808, #1135, #1125, #894)
  • Removed Bookmarks feature (GH: #1816)
  • Removed the duplicate for Tr 2 cluster