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Observing list for Ekos/Kstars?

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Hi guys
Not sure if this question should apply to Kstars or Ekos? My main interest is spectroscopy and most of the relevant stars I`m interested in are designated by their HD or Henry Draper number and I`m trying to create an observing list of these stars where I can just select one and use the slew feature in Kstars to point to the star I want but creating a list in Kstars seems only possible if the star is named and in the Kstars database. Is it possible to select a list of objects purely by their HD number or enter their RA and Dec and work through them like this please?
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Steve
Last edit: 8 years 3 weeks ago by Steve.
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It's a KStars issue. I suggest you file a bug at bugs.kde.org so it can be resolved by the KStars team. I will try to work on it if I have time, but please file the bug/wishlist first and I'll check with the rest of KStars developers.
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Brilliant, many thanks for the Kstars bug fix Jasem, I can create star lists for spectra now :cheer:
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Well first chance I`ve had today to create a list of stars using their HD number and Kstars seems to crash each time I try?. If I start to create an observing list the first object (say HD4004) enters fine and I can add this to the session plan but when I try to add an additional object (say HD6327) either nothing happens or Kstars crashes should I file a bug report for this please?
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Just to add, the fault seem to just be with HD numbered stars. I can start an observing wish list with any HD numbered star but if I try to add another one to the list it either does nothing or causes Kstars to crash. Adding any other object type eg NGC the list will continue fine!
Steve
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I just tried it with adding multiple HD stars and couldn't get a crash. Can you send me a backtrace trace?
gdb
kstars

If you get something regarding a "breakpoint", just type c and press enter. Once you get the crash, just enter bt to get the backtrace
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Thanks Jasem
Just keep getting the message in a terminal after typing `gdb`
Undefined command: "kstars". Try "help".
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screen grab after crash




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Last edit: 8 years 2 weeks ago by Steve.
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Sorry my bad, do this instead:
gdb
file kstars
start

Then you'll get something regarding "Temporary breakpoint 1", just press C and enter and use KStars until it crashes, then type backtrace or bt to get the backtrace.
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HI
Thanks again Jasem,

Starting program: /usr/bin/kstars
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
Using host libthread_db library "/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libthread_db.so.1".
kstars(2745) KStarsDateTime::fromString: "Could not parse Date/Time string: " ""
kstars(2745) KStarsDateTime::fromString: "Valid date formats: "
kstars(2745) KStarsDateTime::fromString: 1950-02-25 ; 1950-02-25T05:30:00
kstars(2745) KStarsDateTime::fromString: 25 Feb 1950 ; 25 Feb 1950 05:30:00
kstars(2745) KStarsDateTime::fromString: Sat Feb 25 1950 ; Sat Feb 25 05:30:00 1950
kstars(2745) ConstellationLines::ConstellationLines: "Star HD61,421 not found."
kstars(2745) ConstellationLines::ConstellationLines: "Star HD10,700 not found."
kstars(2745) ConstellationLines::ConstellationLines: "Star HD20,794 not found."
kstars(2745) ConstellationLines::ConstellationLines: "Star HD2,151 not found."
kstars(2745) ConstellationLines::ConstellationLines: "Star HD190,248 not found."
kstars(2745) ConstellationLines::ConstellationLines: "Star HD142,860 not found."
kstars(2745) ConstellationLines::ConstellationLines: "Star HD1,581 not found."
kstars(2745) ConstellationLines::ConstellationLines: "Star HD1,581 not found."
kstars(2745) ConstellationLines::ConstellationLines: "Star HD98,230 not found."
kstars(2745) KSParser::DummyRow: File named "/home/steve/.kde/share/apps/kstars/asteroids.dat" encountered an error while reading
kstars(2745) KSParser::DummyRow: File named "/home/steve/.kde/share/apps/kstars/comets.dat" encountered an error while reading
kstars(2745) KStarsData::readURLData: "Object named NGC 3314 not found"
kstars(2745) KStarsData::readURLData: "Object named NGC 6027 not found"
kstars(2745) KStarsData::readURLData: "Object named NGC 6027 not found"
kstars(2745) KStarsData::readURLData: "Object named NGC 6050 not found"
kstars(2745) KStarsData::readURLData: "Object named NGC 6027 not found"
kstars(2745) KStarsData::readURLData: "Object named Quaoar not found"
kstars(2745) KStarsData::readURLData: "Object named Ceres not found"
kstars(2745) KStarsData::readURLData: "Object named Pallas not found"
kstars(2745) KStarsData::readURLData: "Object named Vesta not found"
kstars(2745) KStarsData::readURLData: "Object named Cybele not found"
kstars(2745) KStarsData::readURLData: "Object named Psyche not found"
kstars(2745) KStarsData::readURLData: "Object named Juno not found"
kstars(2745) KStarsData::readURLData: "Object named Themis not found"
kstars(2745) KStarsData::readURLData: "Object named Astraea not found"
kstars(2745) KStarsData::readURLData: "Object named Lumen not found"
kstars(2745) KStarsData::readURLData: "Object named Ida not found"
kstars(2745) KStarsData::readURLData: "Object named Mathilde not found"
kstars(2745) KStarsData::readURLData: "Object named Eros not found"
kstars(2745) KStarsData::readURLData: "Object named Hektor not found"
kstars(2745) KStarsData::readURLData: "Object named Chiron not found"
kstars(2745) KStarsData::readURLData: "Object named Encke not found"
kstars(2745) KStarsData::readURLData: "Object named Hale-Bopp (1995 O1) not found"
kstars(2745) KStarsData::readURLData: "Object named Halley not found"
kstars(2745) KStarsData::readURLData: "Object named Hyakutake (1996 B2) not found"
kstars(2745) KStarsData::readURLData: "Object named Kohoutek not found"
kstars(2745) KStarsData::readURLData: "Object named Wild 2 not found"
kstars(2745) KStarsData::readURLData: "Object named XXX not found"
No sample buffer; can't use multisampling (antialiasing)

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x000000000068e7e0 in _start ()
(gdb) bt
#0 0x000000000068e7e0 in _start ()
(gdb)

Looking back at that list I never entered any of those HD numbers?
Just a thought but I`ve been having `broken package` problems trying to install the package tool Muon which I gather is a KDE app could the Kstars problem be linked to that at all?

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Steve
Last edit: 8 years 2 weeks ago by Steve.
8 years 2 weeks ago #1349

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Hi again Jasem
A bit more info about whats happening. The observing wish list appears empty, I click `Find object` and enter a HD number say HD4004 it goes on the list fine, if I then enter another HD number say HD6309 it says in the bottom left corner of the kstars screen ` HD6309 is already in your wish list` when clearly it isn`t as the first one is the only one shown this can carry on for a while trying different HD numbers until I get to one which kstars will allow to go on the list and the message at the bottom reads `HD.... is added to your wish list` so it seems a lot if not most of the HD numbers appear to kstars as already in the wish list also if I then right click on one of the stars in the wish list to `Add to session plan` either nothing happens or kstars crashes. Wondering why kstars seems to see the wish list as populated when it looks empty on screen?
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Steve
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Just done a snapshot while trying to create an observing session. Snapshot shows whats actually in the session plan after I added HD211853 and then tried to add HD219460, you can see at the bottom left of the screen the message `HD219460 is already in the session plan` when it clearly isn`t and wouldn`t let me add it again?
thanks
Steve


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