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<center><big>Matthew Gates, Barry Gerdes</big></center>
  
Copyright &copy; 2006-2009 Matthew Gates. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".
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Copyright &copy; 2006-2009 Matthew Gates. Copyright &copy; 2013-2014 Barry Gerdes. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".
  
 
A preliminary copy of an updated PDF version of the User guide cam be downloaded here http://barry.sarcasmogerdes.com/stellarium/stellarium_user_guide-new.pdf
 
A preliminary copy of an updated PDF version of the User guide cam be downloaded here http://barry.sarcasmogerdes.com/stellarium/stellarium_user_guide-new.pdf
  
 
==Contents==
 
==Contents==
# [[Introduction]] {{ActualVersionHint|0.12.3}}
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# [[Introduction]] {{ActualVersionHint|0.12.4}}
# [[Installation]] {{ActualVersionHint|0.12.3}}
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# [[Installation]] {{ActualVersionHint|0.12.4}}
 
## [[Installation#System Requirements|System Requirements]]
 
## [[Installation#System Requirements|System Requirements]]
 
## [[Installation#Downloading|Downloading]]
 
## [[Installation#Downloading|Downloading]]
 
## [[Installation#Installation|Installation]]
 
## [[Installation#Installation|Installation]]
 
## [[Installation#Running Stellarium|Running Stellarium]]
 
## [[Installation#Running Stellarium|Running Stellarium]]
# [[Interface Guide]] {{ActualVersionHint|0.12.3}}
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# [[Interface Guide]] {{ActualVersionHint|0.12.4}}
 
## [[Interface Guide#Tour|Tour]]
 
## [[Interface Guide#Tour|Tour]]
## [[Interface Guide#Time travel|Time travel]]
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## [[Interface Guide#Time Travel|Time travel]]
## [[Interface Guide#Moving around the sky|Moving around the sky]]
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## [[Interface Guide#Moving Around the Sky|Moving around the Sky]]
# [[Configuration]] {{ActualVersionHint|0.12.3}}
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## [[Interface Guide#Main Tool-bar|Main Tool-bar]]
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## [[Interface Guide#The Object Search Window|The Object search Window]]
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## [[Interface Guide#Help Window|Help Window]]
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# [[Configuration]] {{ActualVersionHint|0.12.4}}
 
## [[Configuration#Setting the Date and Time|Setting the Date and Time]]
 
## [[Configuration#Setting the Date and Time|Setting the Date and Time]]
 
## [[Configuration#Setting Your Location|Setting Your Location]]
 
## [[Configuration#Setting Your Location|Setting Your Location]]
 
## [[Configuration#The Configuration Window|The Configuration Window]]
 
## [[Configuration#The Configuration Window|The Configuration Window]]
 
## [[Configuration#The View Settings Window|The View Settings Window]]
 
## [[Configuration#The View Settings Window|The View Settings Window]]
# [[Advanced Use]] {{ActualVersionHint|0.12.3}}
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# [[Advanced Use]] {{ActualVersionHint|0.12.4}}
 
## [[Advanced Use#Files and Directories|Files and Directories]]
 
## [[Advanced Use#Files and Directories|Files and Directories]]
 
## [[Advanced Use#The Main Configuration File|The Main Configuration File]]
 
## [[Advanced Use#The Main Configuration File|The Main Configuration File]]
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## [[Advanced Use#Scripting|Scripting]]
 
## [[Advanced Use#Scripting|Scripting]]
 
## [[Advanced Use#Visual Effects|Visual Effects]]
 
## [[Advanced Use#Visual Effects|Visual Effects]]
## [[Customising Landscapes]] {{ActualVersionHint|0.12.3}}
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## [[Customising Landscapes]] {{ActualVersionHint|0.12.4}}
## [[Adding Nebulae Images]] {{ActualVersionHint|0.10.2}}
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## [[Adding Nebulae Images]] {{ActualVersionHint|0.12.4}}
 
## [[Advanced Use#Sky Cultures|Sky Cultures]]
 
## [[Advanced Use#Sky Cultures|Sky Cultures]]
 
## [[Advanced Use#Adding Planetary Bodies|Adding Planetary Bodies]]
 
## [[Advanced Use#Adding Planetary Bodies|Adding Planetary Bodies]]
 
## [[Advanced Use#Other Configuration Files|Other Configuration Files]]
 
## [[Advanced Use#Other Configuration Files|Other Configuration Files]]
 
## [[Advanced Use#Taking Screenshots|Taking Screenshots]]
 
## [[Advanced Use#Taking Screenshots|Taking Screenshots]]
# [[Built-in Plugins|Built-in Plugins]] {{ActualVersionHint|0.12.3}}
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# [[Built-in Plugins|Built-in Plugins]] {{ActualVersionHint|0.12.4}}
 
## [[Built-in Plugins#Enabling plugins|Enabling plugins]]
 
## [[Built-in Plugins#Enabling plugins|Enabling plugins]]
 
## [[Built-in Plugins#Data for plugins|Data for plugins]]
 
## [[Built-in Plugins#Data for plugins|Data for plugins]]
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## [[Built-in Plugins#Observability Analysis Plugin|Observability Analysis Plugin]]
 
## [[Built-in Plugins#Observability Analysis Plugin|Observability Analysis Plugin]]
 
# Stellarium Reference
 
# Stellarium Reference
## [[Configuration file]] {{ActualVersionHint|0.12.3}}
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## [[Configuration file]] {{ActualVersionHint|0.12.4}}
## [[Precision]] {{ActualVersionHint|0.12.3}}
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## [[Precision]] {{ActualVersionHint|0.12.4}}
 
## [[TUI Commands]] {{ActualVersionHint|0.10.6}}
 
## [[TUI Commands]] {{ActualVersionHint|0.10.6}}
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## [[Star Catalogue#Stellarium's Sky Model|Stellarium's Sky Model]]
 
## [[Star Catalogue#Stellarium's Sky Model|Stellarium's Sky Model]]
 
## [[Star Catalogue#Star Catalogue File Format|Star Catalogue File Format]]
 
## [[Star Catalogue#Star Catalogue File Format|Star Catalogue File Format]]
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## [[Creating a Script for Stellarium#Creating scripts for Stellarium|Creating Scripts for stellarium]]
 
## [[Creating a Script for Stellarium#Creating scripts for Stellarium|Creating Scripts for stellarium]]
 
## [[Creating a Script for Stellarium#The Script|The Script]]
 
## [[Creating a Script for Stellarium#The Script|The Script]]
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## [[Creating a Script for Stellarium#Program architecture|Program Architecture]]
 
## [[Creating a Script for Stellarium#Program architecture|Program Architecture]]
 
## [[Creating a Script for Stellarium#Scripting Engine|Scripting Engine]]
 
## [[Creating a Script for Stellarium#Scripting Engine|Scripting Engine]]
# [[Creating a Personalised Landscape for Stellarium]] {{ActualVersionHint|0.12.3}}
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## [[Creating a Personalised Landscape for Stellarium#making a Multi panel panorama|making a Multi panel panorama]]
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## [[Creating a Personalised Landscape for Stellarium#Making a Multi panel panorama|Making a Multi panel panorama]]
 
## [[Creating a Personalised Landscape for Stellarium#The Camera|The Camera]]
 
## [[Creating a Personalised Landscape for Stellarium#The Camera|The Camera]]
 
## [[Creating a Personalised Landscape for Stellarium#Processing into a Panorama|Processing into a Panorama]]
 
## [[Creating a Personalised Landscape for Stellarium#Processing into a Panorama|Processing into a Panorama]]
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## [[Creating a Personalised Landscape for Stellarium#Converting a Spherical panorama into a multipanel |Converting a Spherical panorama into a multipanel]]
 
## [[Creating a Personalised Landscape for Stellarium#Converting a Spherical panorama into a multipanel |Converting a Spherical panorama into a multipanel]]
 
## [[Creating a Personalised Landscape for Stellarium#Making a Fish eye Panorama|Making a Fish eye Panorama]]
 
## [[Creating a Personalised Landscape for Stellarium#Making a Fish eye Panorama|Making a Fish eye Panorama]]
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# [[Processing photos for inclusion in Stellarium]] {{ActualVersionHint|0.12.4}}
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## [[Processing photos for inclusion in Stellarium#Preparing_a_photo_for_inclusion_to_the_textures.json_file.|Preparing a photo for inclusion to the textures.json file]]
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## [[Processing photos for inclusion in Stellarium#Plate_Solving|Plate Solving]]
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## [[Processing photos for inclusion in Stellarium#Processing_into_a_Textures.json_Insert|Processing into a Textures.json Insert]]
 
# Astronomy Guide
 
# Astronomy Guide
 
## [[Sky Guide]] {{ActualVersionHint|0.10.6}}
 
## [[Sky Guide]] {{ActualVersionHint|0.10.6}}
## [[Astronomical Concepts]] {{ActualVersionHint|0.12.3}}
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## [[Astronomical Phenomena]] {{ActualVersionHint|0.12.3}}
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## [[Astronomical Phenomena]] {{ActualVersionHint|0.12.4}}
 
# [[Exercises]] {{ActualVersionHint|0.10.6}}
 
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## [[Exercises#Find M31 in Binoculars|Find M31 in Binoculars]]
 
## [[Exercises#Find M31 in Binoculars|Find M31 in Binoculars]]

Latest revision as of 06:27, 13 March 2014

Matthew Gates, Barry Gerdes

Copyright © 2006-2009 Matthew Gates. Copyright © 2013-2014 Barry Gerdes. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".

A preliminary copy of an updated PDF version of the User guide cam be downloaded here http://barry.sarcasmogerdes.com/stellarium/stellarium_user_guide-new.pdf

[edit] Contents

  1. Introduction 0.12.4
  2. Installation 0.12.4
    1. System Requirements
    2. Downloading
    3. Installation
    4. Running Stellarium
  3. Interface Guide 0.12.4
    1. Tour
    2. Time travel
    3. Moving around the Sky
    4. Main Tool-bar
    5. The Object search Window
    6. Help Window
  4. Configuration 0.12.4
    1. Setting the Date and Time
    2. Setting Your Location
    3. The Configuration Window
    4. The View Settings Window
  5. Advanced Use 0.12.4
    1. Files and Directories
    2. The Main Configuration File
    3. Command Line Options
    4. Getting Extra Star Data
    5. Scripting
    6. Visual Effects
    7. Customising Landscapes 0.12.4
    8. Adding Nebulae Images 0.12.4
    9. Sky Cultures
    10. Adding Planetary Bodies
    11. Other Configuration Files
    12. Taking Screenshots
  6. Built-in Plugins 0.12.4
    1. Enabling plugins
    2. Data for plugins
    3. How you can help
    4. Angle Measure Plugin
    5. Bright Novae Plugin
    6. Compass Marks Plugin
    7. Text User Interface Plugin
    8. Oculars Plugin
    9. Telescope Control Plugin
    10. Satellites Plugin
    11. Solar System Editor Plugin
    12. Time Zone Plugin
    13. Historical Supernovae Plugin
    14. Quasars Plugin
    15. Pulsars Plugin
    16. Exoplanets Plugin
    17. Observability Analysis Plugin
  7. Stellarium Reference
    1. Configuration file 0.12.4
    2. Precision 0.12.4
    3. TUI Commands 0.10.6
  8. Star Catalogue 0.12.4
    1. Stellarium's Sky Model
    2. Star Catalogue File Format
    3. Variable Stars 0.12.4
  9. Creating a Script for Stellarium 0.12.4
    1. Creating Scripts for stellarium
    2. The Script
    3. Writing Your own scripts
    4. Program Architecture
    5. Scripting Engine
  10. Creating a Personalised Landscape for Stellarium 0.12.4
    1. Making a Multi panel panorama
    2. The Camera
    3. Processing into a Panorama
    4. Removing the background to make it transparent
    5. Making a Spherical Panorama
    6. Converting a Spherical panorama into a multipanel
    7. Making a Fish eye Panorama
  11. Processing photos for inclusion in Stellarium 0.12.4
    1. Preparing a photo for inclusion to the textures.json file
    2. Plate Solving
    3. Processing into a Textures.json Insert
  12. Astronomy Guide
    1. Sky Guide 0.10.6
    2. Astronomical Concepts 0.12.4
    3. Astronomical Phenomena 0.12.4
  13. Exercises 0.10.6
    1. Find M31 in Binoculars
    2. Handy Angles
    3. Find a Lunar Eclipse
    4. Find a Solar Eclipse
  14. License
  15. Acknowledgements
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