Category Archives: Stellarium


There’s about zero interest in the Joystick plug-in, so that’s on hold for now, unless as an outlet for my own amusement (an learning git). People seem to be interested in gamepads only as a means for telescope control, which … Continue reading

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Stellarium Joystick plug-in 0.1.0

The first release of the joystick/gamepad plug-in for Stellarium I mentioned before is ready. An installer compatible with Stellarium 0.12.4 is available at the project’s Releases page at GitHub: From the README/release notes: At this stage of development: – … Continue reading

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On Github (and joysticks/gamepads for Stellarium)

Now you can also find my poorly thought-out code on Github: The only project there so far is a work in progress: a plug-in that will allow controlling Stellarium with a joystick or gamepad instead of a mouse. (Of … Continue reading

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Moving a 100 ton telescope with Stellarium (Video)

One can find interesting things in their Inbox when they bother to check their e-mail. Such as the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) on Mauna Kea.

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Location Window: time zone controls

I’m supposed to be working on Stellarium’s time zone support. The only work so far is on what I should have left for the end: the GUI. I need to cram somehow three radio buttons, a spin box, a drop-down … Continue reading

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Satellites plug-in 0.8.0

…is mostly ready for a merge, though I couldn’t finish everything I wanted to do before running out of free time at the end of April. I wanted to propose the merge today, but I’m too sleep-deprived to do the … Continue reading

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After the introduction of ΔT computations to Stellarium, there has been a sequence of bugs “fixed” like this. In other words, some piece of code needs the time, uses the ΔT corrected time, then subtracts the correction, because it doesn’t … Continue reading

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