Saturday, May 19, 2018

noted Stellarium 0.18.0 shortcuts

Performed some quick testing in Stellarium 0.18.x. A general heads-up: a handful of existing keyboard shortcuts were changed.

[ed: Revised 20 May for a couple of omissions.]

This is an update of my keyboard and mouse shortcuts listing. This reference is for Windows and Macintosh computers (although not all shortcuts have been tested on a Mac).

controlling the surroundings

show Location window
F6
Fn F6
toggle cardinal compass points qq
toggle ground and buildings
g
g
toggle ground fog
f
f
toggle atmosphere or air
a
a
toggle sky glow/building lights
Shift g
Shift g
toggle ground (e.g. mountain) labels
Ctrl Shift g
⌘ Shift g
return to "home" (start-up) view
Ctrl h
(none)





controlling the sky - deep sky

toggle stars
s
s
toggle star labels
Alt s
Option s
toggle constellation lines
c
c
toggle constellation boundaries
b
b
toggle constellation labels
v
v
toggle constellation artwork
r
r
remove previous constellations ¡ *
w
w
toggle asterism lines *
Alt a
Option a
toggle asterism labels *
Alt v
Option v
toggle ray helpers *
Alt r
Option r
toggle DSO/nebula labels/indicatorsn or d
n or d
toggle nebula background images
i
i
toggle quasars
Ctrl Alt q
⌘ Option q
toggle zodiacal light *
Ctrl Shift z
⌘ Shift z
toggle Milky Way
m
m
toggle digital sky survey ‡
Ctrl Alt d
⌘ Option d
toggle exoplanet labels, indicators
Ctrl Alt e
⌘ Option e
show Sky and Viewing Options
F4
Fn F4





controlling the sky - solar system

toggle planets and Moon
p
p
toggle planet and Moon labels
Alt p
Option p
toggle planet markers
Ctrl p
⌘ p
toggle planet orbits
o
o
toggle starlore planet names
Ctrl Shift n
⌘ Shift n
toggle planet trails
Shift t
Shift t
toggle surface nomenclature labels *
Alt n
Option n
toggle meteor radiants *
Ctrl Shift m
⌘ Shift m
toggle meteor radiant labels
Shift m
Shift m





controlling lines

toggle altitude/azimuth grid
z
z
toggle equatorial grid
e
e
toggle ecliptic line
, (comma)
,
toggle celestial equator
. (period)
.
toggle meridian line
;
;
toggle horizon line
h
h





changing image presentation

flip horizontally
Ctrl Shift h
⌘ Shift h
flip vertically
Ctrl Shift v
⌘ Shift v
toggle equatorial/azimuthal mode
Ctrl m
⌘ m
look in direction, east (or n, w, s)
Shift e
Shift e
look up to zenith
Shift z
Shift z
look to NCP
Alt Shift n
Option Shift n
look to SCP
Alt Shift s
Option Shift s





zooming

zoom in
PgUp or
Ctrl Up Arrow

Fn Up Arrow
zoom out
PgDn or
Ctrl Dn Arrow

Fn Down Arrow
zoom in or out slowly
Shift with keys
(untested)
quickly zoom in/out
mouse wheel
mouse wheel
zoom close to selected object
/ (slash)
/
zoom out fully
\ (backslash)
\
zoom very close to planet
/ twice
/ twice
set field of view (FOV) to 180°
Ctrl Alt 1
⌘ Option 1
set FOV to 90°
Ctrl Alt 2
⌘ Option 2
... through ...
...
...
set FOV to 2°
Ctrl Alt 8
⌘ Option 8
set to 1°
Ctrl Alt 9
⌘ Option 9
to ½°
Ctrl Alt 0
⌘ Option 0





panning

quickly pan celestial sphere
left-drag
drag
pan right
Right Arrow
Right Arrow
pan left
Left Arrow
Left Arrow
pan up
Up Arrow
Up Arrow
pan down
Down Arrow
Down Arrow
pan a small amount
Shift Arrow-key 
Shift Arrow-key





controlling time flow

set date/time to now
8
8
set time rate to zero
7
7
increase time flow
l (lower case L)
l
decrease time flow
j
j
run time at normal rate
k
k
increase time flow a little
Shift l (that's L)
Shift l
decrease time flow a little
Shift j
Shift j
drag for time
Ctrl drag
?





controlling time with mouse wheel

increase/decrease by minutes
Ctrl
?
increase/decrease by hours
Ctrl Shift
?
increase/decrease by days
Ctrl Alt
?
increase/decrease by years
Ctrl Alt Shift
?





controlling "regular" time

show date/time window
F5
Fn F5
forward 1 hour solar
Ctrl = (equal)
⌘ =
backward 1 hour
Ctrl - (hyphen)
⌘ -
forward 1 day solar
= (equal)
=
backward 1 day
- (hyphen)
-
forward 1 week solar
]
]
backward 1 week
[
[





controlling sidereal time

forward 1 day sidereal
Alt = (equal)
Option =
backward 1 day
Alt - (hyphen)
Option -
forward 1 year sidereal
Ctrl Alt Shift ]
⌘ Option Shift ]
backward 1 year
Ctrl Alt Shift [
⌘ Option Shift [





working with objects

select an object
left-click
click
centre on selected object
spacebar
spacebar
toggle tracking of object
t
t
deselect object
right-click
⌘-click
display search dialog box
Ctrl f or F3
⌘ f or Fn F3
go, i.e. travel, to a planet
Ctrl g
⌘ g
toggle angular measurement †
Ctrl a
⌘ a
copy object info to clipboard
Ctrl c
⌘ c
add custom marker
Shift click
?
remove custom marker
Shift right-click
?
remove all custom markers *
Alt Shift right-click
?





working with satellites †

configure artificial satellites
Alt z
Option z
toggle satellite display or "hints"
Ctrl z
⌘ z
toggle satellite labels *
Alt Shift z
Alt Shift z





controlling the screen

toggle night (red light) mode
Ctrl n
⌘ n
toggle full-screen mode
F11
(none)
toggle toolbars/menus, i.e. GUI
Ctrl t
⌘ t
save screenshot to disk
Ctrl s
⌘ s
toggle planet selection marker
Ctrl Shift p
?
close a window/dialog box
Esc
Esc





controlling the application

show configuration window
F2
Fn F2
show help/about window
F1
Fn F1
show script console window
F12
(none)
show keyboard shortcuts window
F7
Fn F7
show Astronomical Calc. window
F10
Fn F10
show Bookmarks window
Alt b
Option b
show Exoplanets config window †
Alt e
Option e
show meteor settings window † *
Ctrl Alt Shift m
⌘ Option Shift m
show meteor search window † *
Ctrl Alt m
⌘ Option m
quit from Stellarium
Ctrl q
⌘ q

* Recently added or changed shortcuts are marked with an asterisk.

† Keyboard shortcuts noted with a dagger are associated with a plug-in. They may not function if the plug-in is not active.

‡ The digital sky survey layering feature refers to the display as a "hierarchical progressive" sky survey.

¡ The "remove" constellation keyboard shortcut applies when "single constellation mode" is active.

Some shortcuts were omitted. Notably those for the oculars plug-in. And those to do with scripting.

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