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Thread: does anyone know how to work Celestia or Stellarium?

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    does anyone know how to work Celestia or Stellarium?

    hi, i admit i haven't run one of these programs recently, but i think they might be abit complicated.

    i really want to see Pluto and it's moon orbiting around the sun together. can someone show me how to get that working with one of these astronomy programs?
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    Re: does anyone know how to work Celestia or Stellarium?

    Hey, that task isn't too tough.

    Just fire-up Celestia, hit ENTER to bring up a command prompt at the bottom.

    Enter pluto, and then hit G to goto pluto.

    Zoom in/out as you please with home/end. To increase time to show the orbit movement, hit 'L'. 'K' will slow down time.

    Hold down right-click on the screen, and move the mouse to get the right angle you want.

    'Y' will syncronize the camera movement with the orbit, which may be useful for this purpose.

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    Re: does anyone know how to work Celestia or Stellarium?

    Quote Originally Posted by nalmeth View Post
    Hey, that task isn't too tough.

    Just fire-up Celestia, hit ENTER to bring up a command prompt at the bottom.

    Enter pluto, and then hit G to goto pluto.

    Zoom in/out as you please with home/end. To increase time to show the orbit movement, hit 'L'. 'K' will slow down time.

    Hold down right-click on the screen, and move the mouse to get the right angle you want.

    'Y' will syncronize the camera movement with the orbit, which may be useful for this purpose.
    wow, thanks for the help. i just did it



    i normally end up crashing into the sea lol
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