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14 Nov 2018
Glad to announce of release of INDI Library v1.7.5 on 2018-11-14. A few drivers were added in this release as we continue to improve & stabilize existing drivers.
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TOPIC: Comets in KStars

Comets in KStars 8 months 1 week ago #23897

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Hi,

some weeks ago I was looking for C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) in KStars but I couldn't find it. I checked the comets.dat and it seems there are only ~443 comets in the list which are all periodical. So I looked up the JPL query and there is a filter on ksutils.cpp:1253

QByteArray query("obj_group=all&obj_kind=" + kind + "&obj_numbered=num&OBJ_field=0&ORB_field=0");

obj_numbered is set to "num" which means there are only official named comets selected:

And finally, the numbered state can be "numbered" (meaning the object has been officially numbered by the IAU) or "unnumbered"
( ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/?help_sbdb_query )


I just changed obj_numbered is to "all", recompiled and got about ~3500 comets. There should be an option (checkbox?) to add non-periodic comets to the list.
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Last Edit: by fehlfarbe.

Comets in KStars 8 months 1 week ago #23903

It's done, will be available in the next release. Thanks for investigating that!
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Comets in KStars 8 months 1 week ago #23909

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I started the thread, went to bed and woke up with a new feature in KStars - Thanks a lot! :)

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