New 64 bit 1.7 version suggestions and bugs

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#21by john71 » 03.08.2017, 17:06

I think I found a new bug: if your are on an exoplanet or in a faraway star system, you cannot search from THERE for nearby stars and planets. The results are always showing Earth as the center of the search... (64 bit Windows Celestia 1.7.).

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#22by John Van Vliet » 04.08.2017, 04:30

click the refresh in the browser window
now this is the qt4 GUI
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i use Glese 411 for tests
it is easy to type and remember

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#23by selden » 04.08.2017, 04:50

John71,

It works fine for me, too. I'm using the Windows directory downloaded from Github plus Alex's current binaries. See below.

Please provide a screengrab and describe what you're doing in more detail.

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#24by john71 » 04.08.2017, 07:24

This is the screenshot:

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Celestia 1.7 doesn't "see" add-on stars it seems.

But why?

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And yes, I clicked on the "Distance" tab a few times. :)

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#25by selden » 04.08.2017, 11:26

Where is your viewpoint?
It's not at the Pistol Star, which is more than 900 LY away according to your HUD.

Celestia shows star distances relative to the viewpoint's current locaton, not relative to the selected object.
You need to GoTo the star if you want to see distances relative to it.

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No matter: it's a bug in the Windows version of v1.7. Someone will have to fix it.

I defined two stars, one with a HIP number and one without. After I goto the first, the star browser lists no stars closer than about 85 LY away. Celestia v1.6.1 works fine.

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#26by john71 » 04.08.2017, 11:45

It is at the Pistol Star, I only moved the viewpoint to show that there are a LOT of stars between my viewpoint and the "stars.dat" stars. Celestia 1.7 does not recognize stars from the extras folder it seems. I did this search on many-many stars from the extras folder and I experienced the same result. Celestia 1.6.1 on the other hand recognized the stc files from the extras folder when searching for nearby stars... :cry: .

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#27by selden » 04.08.2017, 11:47

Here's the STC that I used, and a screengrab of Celestia v1.6.1 so you can see what it should be showing.

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Star "Test1:no HIP"
{
   RA 1
   Dec 1
   Distance 100
   SpectralType "G2"
   AbsMag 4.5
}

Star 500001 "Test2:with HIP"
{
   RA 1
   Dec 1
   Distance 102
   SpectralType "G2"
   AbsMag 4.5
}


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#28by john71 » 04.08.2017, 13:14

No, it is not working in Celestia 1.7. As if the Test1 and Test2 stars would be nonexistent for "nearby star" search. But they are there, they can be found by searching for them by name on the main search tab.

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There is no problem in Celestia 1.6.1, but the problem is in the 64 bit new version...

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#29by selden » 04.08.2017, 13:46

Yup. That's what I'm seeing, too.
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#30by john71 » 05.08.2017, 16:04

So we have 3 bugs so far in Celestia 1.7 64 bit Windows:

1.) "red texture flashes" when speeding up time

2.) constellation diagrams (asterisms) are not seen from far away exoplanets

3.) nearby stars from the "extras" folder are ignored when searching for them in the "Star Browser".

Not that bad, but they should be fixed.


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