Wednesday, April 01, 2020

top Stellarium shortcuts

UPDATE: June 2020. Freshened up for latest version of the software. Converted list to a table.

I made a "top" list for shortcuts in Stellarium.

Like any rich and mature software application, there are many. There are so many in fact that it can feel quite overwhelming. I thought I'd make a short list of the ones I use all the time. I use them so often that they now stick in my memory. I tried to whittle this down as much as possible.

Note: When the Macintosh method is different than Windows, I show the technique after a semi-colon.

zoom in to object / (slash)
zoom out fully \ (backslash)
zoom in OR out PgUp/PgDn; OR Fn Up/Down Arrow
quickly pan drag
select object click
centre on object spacebar
deselect right-click; ⌘-click; Ctrl/⌘ Spacebar
set date/time to now 8
increase time flow l (lower case L)
decrease (reverse) time j
run time at normal rate k
forward OR back 1 day = OR -
compass points q
constellation lines c
constellation boundaries b
constellation labels:  v
deep sky/nebula objects n OR d
alt-az OR equatorial grid z OR e
ecliptic path 
meridian line 

You can see that some are mnemonic so will hopefully help you recall.

All tolled, there are over 120 mouse-keyboard shortcuts in Stellarium, particularly when you have a number of plug-ins active.

See my complete list of all shortcuts for Stellarium version 0.20.2.

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