Short description of changes, implemented in the StarCalc,
version 5.7 since version 5.6
- CHANGES OF PROGRAM CORE FUNCTIONS.
- CHANGES OF PROGRAM INTERFACE.
- CHANGES OF OBJECT INTERFACES.
I. CHANGES OF PROGRAM CORE FUNCTIONS.
New "Output console". Output console is the text windows, which size
can be adjusted by mouse dragging of boundary between its window and the
sky image window. Information, which is generated by StarCalc, is added into
the console - for example, ephemeris tables. Also, a text can be inputed
manually into console. Contents of the console can printed or saved to file.
Ephemeris tables calculation. For the current time for the object group or
for any time period with specified step for one object can be calculated table
with information about object, such as name, coordinates, rising/setting times,
Object path. For the any time period can be calculated path of selected object
along the sky image (for current location of observation).
Instead of color sets for screen and printer, new "color schemes" are added.
User can fast switch between these.
In the StarCalc state file can be saved autorotation parameters, object selection,
object locking mode, auto start and stop autorotation mode.
II. CHANGES OF PROGRAM INTERFACE.
Print preview for sky image and output console.
Maximum zoom was increased up to 200000%.
Autorotation mode enabled in "detailed view" mode.
Mouse "wheel" support and new "hot" keys.
Several other improvements of the program interface are implemented.
III. CHANGES OF OBJECT INTERFACES.
Satellites of Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. (For adjustment of these new objects
was extended contents of "Planets and satellites" parameters dialog window.)
Saturn ring system.
Information about objects of some standard groups was extended.
Some bugs are fixed in the group interfaces and some improvements are
implemented in the program code.