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Published: Monday, 07 March 2016

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  • a new release of StellariumScope designed to work with Stellarium 0.15.x is available (see below).
  • However, if you are using an earlier version of StellariumScope (you can just ignore the version warning messages) except you may find  the first time you use Stellarium 15.x the Telescope plugin option may not start automatically. How to fix that:
    • Start Stellarium
    • Go to Configuration window | Plugins | Telescope Plugins
    • Under options, tick "Load at startup"
    • Goto main and [Save Settings]
    • Close Stellarium
    • Run StellariumScope and do the usual [Update]
  • For some reason Windows 10 Defender is identifying the setup as having a virus.  To my knowledge this is not the case but, please be cautious.  Something may have attached itself to the file.  Use VirusTotal web site to test for yourself. I want further reports to see what's happened.

The installation program will automatically install the documentation but the link to the documentation is provided here so you can read it before installation. Here's the interim documentation for the new version for Stellarium 0.14.x


Release 2016-12-26 (beta)

This release of StellariumScope is designed to use Stellarium 0.15.x. It may work with other versions of Stellarium but it has only been tested with 0.15.x (Win 64). This version appears to work with Windows 10 but I have only been able to test it with a simulator. If your current installation works "stick with it".  The old rule of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" applies.

The major change in this version is the setup of Stellarium options on the command line. This is of particular interest if you need these option to address graphic card issues and need to start Stellarium with an option. You could, of course, start Stellarium with your own shortcut rather than using StellariumScope. Access the settings using Options | Modify Stellarium Command Line.

Use this version of StellariumScope with the usual caution... ALWAYS MONITOR YOUR MOUNT'S MOVEMENTS!

You may find that Norton blocks the download with a "WS.Reputation.1" message because StellariumScope is not a common program... we astronomers are a relatively small community. The only suggestion I can make is to tempoararily turn off Norton protection, download the file and then use VirusTotal dot com to verify that it is virus free before actually installing StellariumScope... that's a really good practice for any downloaded application. Typically you should find that the scan is clean for all the major anti-virus apps... occasionally a minor player in the anti-virus apps may give a false positive.

You should typically delete the .ini files (see: Options menu item) using your currently installed version of StellariumScope, start and stop Stellarium, install the latest StellariumScope and then use the [Update Stellarium Configuration] button after starting StellariumScope. An additional stop/start of Stellarium may be required if the Telescope plugin was not started. It should then start automatically for future sessions.

Download link: Setup_StellariumScope 2016.12.26.exe


Release 2016-08-31 (beta)

This release of StellariumScope is designed to use Stellarium 0.15.x. It may work with other versions of Stellarium but it has only been tested with 0.15.0 (Win 64). It replaces the 2016-08-21 version that was missing a self-checking security feature that minimizes the possibility of a virus attaching to the application.  This version appears to work Windows 10 but I cannot confirm this.

This version is essentially the same as 2016-05-01. Some minor fixes plus code to force the startup of the Telescope plugin.  Use this version of StellariumScope with the usual caution... ALWAYS MONITOR YOUR MOUNT'S MOVEMENTS!

You should typically delete the .ini files (see: Options menu item) using your currently installed version of StellariumScope, start and stop Stellarium, install the latest StellariumScope and then use the [Update Stellarium Configuration] button after starting StellariumScope. An additional stop/start of Stellarium may be required if the Telescope plugin was not started. It should then start automatically for future sessions.

Download link: Setup_StellariumScope 2016.08.31.exe


Release 2016-05-01 (beta)

This release of StellariumScope is designed to use Stellarium 0.14.3. It may work with other versions of Stellarium but it has not been tested except with 0.14.3 (Win 64).  It may work with Windows 10 but I cannot confirm this.

This version is essentially the same as 2016-03-20. The change attempts to deal with changes in new versions of Stellarium automatically.  Use this version of StellariumScope with the usual caution... ALWAYS MONITOR YOUR MOUNT'S MOVEMENTS!

You should typically delete the .ini files (see: Options menu item) using your currently installed version of StellariumScope, start and stop Stellarium, install the latest StellariumScope and then use the [Update Stellarium Configuration] button after starting StellariumScope.

Download link: Setup_StellariumScope 2016.05.01.exe


Release 2016-03-20 (beta)

This release of StellariumScope is designed to use Stellarium 0.14.x. It may work with other versions of Stellarium but it has not been tested except with 0.14.0 and 0.14.1 and 0.14.2 and 0.14.3 (Win 64).  It may work with Windows 10 but I cannot confirm this.

This version is essentially the same as 2016-03-15. It does remove the timer for some initial messages that were long and and needed to be displayed until read. Use this version of StellariumScope with the usual caution... ALWAYS MONITOR YOUR MOUNT'S MOVEMENTS!

Download link: Setup_StellariumScope 2016.03.20.exe


Release 2016-03-15 (beta)

Note: Release 2016.03.05 was withdrawn because there were screen resolution issues for some installations.

Note: Release 2016.03.06 was withdrawn because there were issues with error messages that were hidden behind Stellarium.

Note: Release 2016.03.07 was withdrawn because there were issues with memory.

Note: Thanks to feedback from users, several bugs have been resolved. However, remember it is a "beta" release so anticipate some minor issues.

This release of StellariumScope is designed to use Stellarium 0.14.x. It may work with other versions of Stellarium but it has not been tested except with 0.14.0 and 0.14.1 and 0.14.2 (Win 64).  It may work with Windows 10 but I cannot confirm this. If your current installation works "stick with it".  The old rule of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" applies.

This releases introduces a slightly different layout moving many of the options off the main window. It provides many options to automate the startup of Stellarium, the mount and the StellariumScope window. In particular, it minimizes or hides windows that are not needed once all is connected. If you have a full size keyboard and/or a second screen, you can take advantage of alternate keys for control as well as automatically position Srtellarium on the second monitor screen.

There have been a number of small changes "behind the scenes" to try to handle error condtions. In particular, any "crash" of StellariumScope will record details in a log file that may help analyse the problem.

Use this version of StellariumScope with the usual caution... ALWAYS MONITOR YOUR MOUNT'S MOVEMENTS!

You should typically delete the .ini files (see: Options menu item) using your currently installed version of StellariumScope, start and stop Stellarium, install the latest StellariumScope and then use the [Update Stellarium Configuration] button after starting StellariumScope.

Download link: Setup_StellariumScope 2016.03.14.exe


Release 2015-12-02 (beta)

This release of StellariumScope is designed to use Stellarium 0.14.x. It may work with other versions of Stellarium but it has not been tested except with 0.14.0 and 0.14.1.   If your current installation works "stick with it".  The old rule of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" applies.

There have been several changes with repect to "beeps" while slewing. If you are an EQMOD user, I would recommend turning off the StellariumScope beeps and use exclusively the sounds generated by EQMOD.  Simply expand the EQMOD window and click the sound icon to open up the sound configuration window. EQMOD makes available a large selection of sounds and options.

Use this version of StellariumScope with the usual caution... ALWAYS MONITOR YOUR MOUNT'S MOVEMENTS!

You should typically delete the .ini files (see: Options menu item), start and stop Stellarium, and use the [Update Stellarium Configuration] button after starting StellariumScope.

Download link: Setup_StellariumScopeWD_2015.12.02.exe


Release 2015-10-31 (beta)

This release of StellariumScope is designed to use Stellarium 0.14.x. It may work with other versions of Stellarium but it has not been tested except with 0.14.0.  There have been a number of changes "under the hood" as well as support for alternate keys. Use this version of StellariumScope with caution... ALWAYS MONITOR YOUR MOUNT'S MOVEMENTS!

You should typically delete the .ini files (see: Options menu item), start and stop Stellarium, and use the [Update Stellarium Configuration] button after starting StellariumScope.

Download link: Setup_StellariumScopeWD_2015.10.24.exe


 

Release 2014-11-09 (beta)

Stellarium 0.13.1 has been released. This release of StellariumScope is released but really only adds cosmetic changes to access Stellarium 0.13.1.

Download link: Setup_StellariumScopeWD_20141109.exe


Release 2013-08-09 (beta)

Stellarium 0.12.2 has been released. This release of StellariumScope is released to add compatibility with Stellarium 0.12.2.

Download link: Setup_StellariumScope_20130809.exe


all other versions below are not time limited but are no longer maintained.

Remember that the original version of StellariumScope is still available. See: Original StellariumScope