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An opinion on orbits.

Posted: 17.05.2019, 06:49
by Janus
I had a thought today while distracting myself from a problem that has me stumped.
What would other people think of the ability to turn on orbits for marked objects.
Right now the orbit of a selected objected is shown.

What I am think of is showing the orbit of a marked object.
This way you could mark an object with a zero size marker to individually select orbits to show.
I believe it would be a minor extension of the code that shows the markers themselves.
Simple copy the code from show selection, perhaps filtering for a zero size marker.

The idea occurred while I was looking over the Halleys/Venus/Jupiter/Orcus combination that I suspect are linked.
Looking for feedback from others.


Posted: 17.05.2019, 14:38
by Lafuente_Astronomy
That should be in there. Especially if you don't want to overload your Celestia with countless orbits which are unnecessary. However, there should also be an option to activate or deactivate orbits for marked objects. As such, I'm in agreement with this suggestion.