Comets and Asteroids plug-in for Stellarium (video)

A video of the plug-in mentioned in my previous post:

(It’s recommended to see the larger size at YouTube. And I’m sorry about the framerate. Any ideas on how to increase screen capturing performance?)

Objects (not) seen in the video:

  • Comet 103P/Hartley – barely visible with the naked eye at the moment (magnitude 4), but enough to excite astronomers, amateur and professional;
  • (4179) Toutatis, a double asteroid that made headline on its pass close to the Earth in 2004;
  • (25143) Itokawa, target of the ill-fated Japanese Hayabusa probe that re-entered spectacularly over Australia and may have returned samples;
  • 1998 QS52, an otherwise unremarkable asteroid chosen to demonstrate the lower index in its designation;
  • 99942 Apophis, a near-Earth asteroid that made headlines when estimations of its Earth impact risk reached 1 in 37 (current estimate is 1 in 250 000)
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5 Responses to Comets and Asteroids plug-in for Stellarium (video)

  1. Thank for demo – it’s a very very interesting.

  2. Daggerstab says:

    Thanks for commenting. 🙂 I’m sorry about the spam filter, it’s still too sensitive.

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  4. I seen your video on your wordpress site… looks interesting… i noted you weren’t satisfied with the speed of the video… hard to keep track of what you are doing without having to continually pause and rewind the video, since it goes so fast… if you wish, I can slow the whole video down for you so it’s easier to follow and email it back to you so you can reupload it to your youtube account… just send me a message if you’d like me to… it’ll only take me 10 minutes to do.

  5. Thank you, Is great ¡¡¡

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