Reference vectors in Celestia 1.6.0

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Reference vectors in Celestia 1.6.0

Post #1by nach80 » 28.01.2011, 18:03

Hi to everyone. I'm new to celestia and new to this forum as well. First of all, great work lads, thanks.

Second, I have successfully installed Celestia 1.6.0, and according to User Guide, after right-clicking on a body I should see the "Reference Vectors" option, but it doesn't appear at all. Any suggestions about what could be happening?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Reference vectors in Celestia 1.6.0

Post #2by selden » 28.01.2011, 18:32

What object are you clicking on?

Celestia draws Reference Vectors only for SSC objects, not for Stars or DSC objects.

(I think it would be appropriate for them to be shown for Stars, though.)
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Re: Reference vectors in Celestia 1.6.0

Post #3by nach80 » 28.01.2011, 19:03

I am right-clicking on SSC objects, like planets or spacecrafts... Reference Vectors option is definitely not shown.

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Re: Reference vectors in Celestia 1.6.0

Post #4by selden » 28.01.2011, 19:19

Please provide an example. They work fine for me (They're actually called "Reference Marks" not "Reference Vectors" for historic reasons.)
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Re: Reference vectors in Celestia 1.6.0

Post #5by nach80 » 28.01.2011, 21:44

Of course. Here I attach a screenshot of a right-click on planet Earth. Maybe I am mistaken, but I think it should appear here, according to the user guide.

Thanks again.

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Re: Reference vectors in Celestia 1.6.0

Post #6by selden » 29.01.2011, 15:41

Nach80,

Unfortunately, it looks like you aren't running the standard Windows version of Celestia.

What operating system are you running, and where did you get the copy of Celestia that you're running?
It looks like whoever built it left out some options.

The screengrab below shows the Windows version of Celestia v1.6.0 (downloaded from SourceForge) running on Windows 7. At the right is Firefox showing your screengrab.As you can see, the Windows version of Celestia looks somewhat different, with more options both in its menu bar and in its RMB popup menu.
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Re: Reference vectors in Celestia 1.6.0

Post #7by nach80 » 29.01.2011, 18:30

Thanks Selden for taking the time.

I just installed celestia in Ubuntu 10 using the well known apt-get install. As long as I can see, it is celestia 1.6.0.

But what's more interesting is that I also built celestia from source code and I see exactly the same...weid huh?

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Re: Reference vectors in Celestia 1.6.0

Post #8by John Van Vliet » 30.01.2011, 06:04

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Re: Reference vectors in Celestia 1.6.0

Post #9by nach80 » 30.01.2011, 18:53

You are right, I'm on Ubuntu.

Now, it starts to make more sense. I will try all your suggestions and will post the results.

Thanks again for taking the time and trouble.

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Re: Reference vectors in Celestia 1.6.0

Post #10by John Van Vliet » 31.01.2011, 00:09

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Re: Reference vectors in Celestia 1.6.0

Post #11by nach80 » 02.02.2011, 16:37

Ok, thanks for the all tips. I solved the problem uninstalling celestia-gnome and installing celestia-kde, using apt-get. Apparently all QT libraries were successfully installed too, no need for my intervention at all.

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Re: Reference vectors in Celestia 1.6.0

Post #12by ajtribick » 02.02.2011, 21:25

Remember to also install celestia-common-nonfree or you will be missing lots of textures!


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