Friday, July 14, 2023

found comets in Windows

A little thing.

I had noticed it before, in passing.

Checked for it, today, explicitly.

Having reloaded Stellarium (full complete uninstall and reinstall) onto John Grim, it gave me a chance to examine it closely.

The Windows deployment of Stellarium 23.2 includes many current comets.

In general, I believe this applies for comets in 2022 and 2023. To be precise, comets with the formal designation beginning C/2022 and C/2023. For example, you'll find C/2023 E1 (ATLAS), C/2023 A3 (Tsuchinshan-ATLAS), and C/2022 A2 (PANSTARRS) already in the application.

Other comets outside these epochs, new discoveries of course, you'll need to load (using the Solar System Editor plug-in).


The reason I raise this is because it was not done in Linux. I would have never known this if it wasn't for using Ubuntu on daily basis...

I wonder now what's up for the Mac crew. I'll test on Mom's when I have a chance. Maybe Ian B will have a peek.

Regardless, it is odd, me thinks, that it is not done for all. Does this mean the Linux people don't talk to the Windows people? Silos over in the Stellarium camp?

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