Tuesday, April 12, 2022

identified elevation bug

Within the Stellarium level 3 course, Jill reported a strange result when she used the What's Up Tonight (WUT) in the Astronomical Calculations window.

The elevations for the target objects were wonky. Many were more than 90 degrees!

We did a bit of digging. She shared some screen snaps. We verified her topographic location information was correct. Everything seemed fine in her setup.

Then I found the issue. A bug in older versions. She was running 0.21.0.

The 21.3 release notes indicated that the developers "fixed computation max elevation [error] in AstroCalc/WUT tool."

I also let the training team know along with Chris V.

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