changelog

Version 3.0.64 (01/21/2019)

  • More accurate selection of objects in planetarium mode
  • Improvement of the interface

Version 3.0.63 (01/18/2019)

  • Improvement of the interface

Version 3.0.62 (01/14/2019)

  • Compatible with the blender 3D object format
  • Detailed model of the International Space Station
  • Fixed minor bugs related to asteroids and comets

Version 3.0.61 (01/12/2019)

  • New “Geographical position” dialog box

Version 3.0.60 (01/07/2019)

  • New landscapes
  • Interface improvements
  • Fixed a problem with white boxes displayed on Intel HD Graphics

Version 3.0.58 (01/04/2019)

  • Fixed a problem with textures on 3D objects
  • Improvement of the fisheye effect

Version 3.0.57 (01/02/2019)

  • New optimisations
  • Bug fixes

Version 3.0.56 (12/22/2018)

  • This version manages objects in fbx format and improves the 3D rendering speed.

Version 3.0.55 (09/04/2018)

  • Fixed a crash at startup

Version 3.0.53 (09/02/2018)

  • Android : new system menu
  • Faster star rendering
  • Improvement of program behavior in windowed mode

Version 3.0.52 (08/25/2018)

  • New planetary surface rendering technique
  • New textures
  • Sun reflection in the oceans
  • Displays the names of craters, plains and fissures visible on the surface of planets and satellites
  • Fixed a bug affecting comets and asteroids

Version 3.0.51 (08/09/2018)

  • New “time and date” dialog box
  • Symbolic representation of deep sky objects
  • Many interface improvements
  • New icon to adjust the sky view according to the device’s sensors
  • Fixed a bug affecting the saving of parameters
  • Spanish Translation
  • An x86 version is now available

Version 3.0.42 (07/27/2018)

  • Many improvements, especially for the Android version

Version 3.0.32 (07/19/2018)

  • WinStars 3 full version becomes free for Linux
  • Fix OpenGL issues
  • Improved font display
  • Modification of “Asteroids” and “Comets” boxes
  • New textures
  • Better display of the relief on the Moon and Mars

Version 3.0.31 (07/16/2018)

  • Software performance optimization
  • “news” dialog box
  • Brighter sky for a better usability
  • Bug correction

Version 3.0.30 (06/18/2018)

  • The “observer position” dialog box has disappeared due to the update to version 5.11 of Qt.
  • In planetarium mode, the display disappeared if you searched the Earth.

Version 3.0.29 (05/28/2018)

  • First stable version of WinStars 3
  • Optimization of the Android version
  • Bugs fixed

Version 3.0.26 beta (05/19/2018)

  • Adding a video module
  • Eyepieces management
  • Changing menus in the Android version

Version 3.0.24 beta (04/26/2018)

  • Faster line drawing
  • Display menus faster
  • Correction of errors concerning the precession of equinoxes
  • Calculation optimization
  • New “Ephemeris” dialog box
  • Various adjustments (zoom limitation, ability to copy text from the information box and ephemeris)

Version 3.0.23 beta (2018/04/07)

  • Better moon surface rendering
  • Faster rendering of the “information” dialog box
  • Adjusting the screen brightness
  • Night mode
  • Fixed an issue with loading fonts

Version 3.0.22 beta (2018/03/30)

  • New module “Oumuamua”
  • Various improvements

Version 3.0.21 beta (2018/03/16)

  • Full screen mode
  • Access to Wikipedia pages for main objects
  • Improved fonts and colors
  • Improved module management
  • Many bugs fixed

Version 3.0.20 beta (2018/03/09)

  • Fixed a bug that causes a crash of the program when comets and/or asteroids are activated

Version 3.0.19 beta (2018/03/09)

  • Activation of telescope control (ASCOM interface) under Windows
  • Draws a line representing the horizon if a landscape is not displayed
  • Fixed “license” dialog box
  • Better rendering of the atmosphere of the planets
  • Bugs fixed

Version 3.0.18 beta (2018/02/27)

  • Improvement of the textures
  • Improvement of the “normal mapping” technique simulating the planets’ surfaces
  • Ability to select and track a star in the Tycho2 catalogue
  • Bugs fixed

Version 3.0.17 beta (2018/02/20)

  • “Brunier” module ( Improvement of sky rendering)
  •  Bugs fixed

Version 3.0.16 beta (2018/02/16)

  • SSL connection error fixed

Version 3.0.15 beta (2018/02/15)

  •  Help menu
  • 3D Models of phobos, Deimos and asteroids
  • Many bugs fixed

Version 3.0.8 alpha (2018/01/09)

  • Textures update for the Sun and Pluto
  • Correction of a huge memory leak in the menu module
  • Menu amelioration
  • Many bugs fixed
  • Runs now on macOS & Ubuntu