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authorJasem Mutlaq <mutlaqja@ikarustech.com>2016-07-16 13:36:30 (GMT)
committerJasem Mutlaq <mutlaqja@ikarustech.com>2016-07-16 13:36:30 (GMT)
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@@ -99,7 +99,7 @@ You can set the time and date by selecting <guimenuitem>Set
Time...</guimenuitem> from the <guimenu>Time</guimenu> menu, or by
pressing the <guiicon>time</guiicon> icon in the toolbar. The
<guilabel>Set Time</guilabel> window uses a standard &kde; Date Picker
-widget, coupled with a spinbox for setting the hours and minutes.
+widget, coupled with a spinbox for setting the hours and minutes.
If you want to re-synchronize the simulation clock back to the
current CPU time, just select <guimenuitem>Set Time to Now</guimenuitem>
from the <guimenu>Time</guimenu> menu.</para>
@@ -143,7 +143,7 @@ The window is depicted below:
<para>
The <guilabel>Configure &kstars;</guilabel> window is divided into nine pages:
<guilabel>Catalogs</guilabel>, <guilabel>Solar System</guilabel>, <guilabel>Satellites</guilabel>,
-<guilabel>Supernovae</guilabel>, <guilabel>Guides</guilabel>, <guilabel>Colors</guilabel>,
+<guilabel>Supernovae</guilabel>, <guilabel>Guides</guilabel>, <guilabel>Colors</guilabel>,
<guilabel>INDI</guilabel>, <guilabel>Ekos</guilabel> and <guilabel>Advanced</guilabel>.
</para>
@@ -191,11 +191,11 @@ The <guilabel>Colors</guilabel> page allows you to set the color scheme,
and to define new custom color schemes.
</para>
-<para>For detailed explanation of the options on the <guilabel>INDI</guilabel>
+<para>For detailed explanation of the options on the <guilabel>INDI</guilabel>
page see the <link linkend="indi-configure">Configure INDI</link> section.
</para>
-<para>For detailed explanation of <guilabel>Ekos</guilabel> astrophotography suite,
+<para>For detailed explanation of <guilabel>Ekos</guilabel> astrophotography suite,
see the official <ulink url="http://www.indilib.org/about/ekos.html">Ekos</ulink> page.
</para>
@@ -226,30 +226,30 @@ over the more subtle behaviors of &kstars;.
<para>
<indexterm><primary>Catalogs page</primary>
<secondary>Short overview</secondary></indexterm>
-In the <guilabel>Catalogs</guilabel> page, you can configure which object catalogs are
-displayed by &kstars;, as well as how much information you would like to be included on
-the Sky Map. By default, &kstars; comes with three pre-installed catalogues:
-Index Catalog (<quote>IC</quote>), New General Catalog (<quote>NGC</quote>) and Messier Catalog.
+In the <guilabel>Catalogs</guilabel> page, you can configure which object catalogs are
+displayed by &kstars;, as well as how much information you would like to be included on
+the Sky Map. By default, &kstars; includes ~300,000 named and unnamed stars up to magnitude 8. For Deep Sky Objects,
+the included catalogs are New General Catalog (<quote>NGC</quote>), Index Catalog (<quote>IC</quote>), and Messier Catalog.
</para>
<para>
-Index Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars (abbreviated as IC) serves as a supplement to the
-NGC, and contains an additional 5,386 objects, collectively known as the IC objects.
+New General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars (abbreviated as NGC) is a catalogue of 7,840
+deep-sky objects.
</para>
<para>
-New General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars (abbreviated as NGC) is a catalogue of 7,840
-deep-sky objects.
+Index Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars (abbreviated as IC) serves as a supplement to the
+NGC, and contains an additional 5,386 objects, collectively known as the IC objects.
</para>
<para>
-Messier Catalogue is a catalogue of 110 deep-sky objects, including diffuse nebulae, planetary nebulae,
-open clusters, globular clusters and galaxies. Messier objects have names like M1, M2, up to M110. The
-maximum apparent visual magnitude of Messier Catalogue is represented by M91's value of 10,2.
+Messier Catalogue is a catalogue of 110 deep-sky objects, including diffuse nebulae, planetary nebulae,
+open clusters, globular clusters and galaxies. Messier objects have names like M1, M2, up to M110. The
+maximum apparent visual magnitude of Messier Catalogue is represented by M91's value of 10.2.
</para>
<para>
-You can install new catalogues using &kstars; <quote>Add-On Installer</quote>. You can open it by opening
+You can install new catalogues using &kstars; <quote>Add-On Installer</quote>. You can open it by opening
the <menuchoice><guimenu>Data</guimenu><guimenuitem>Download New Data...</guimenuitem></menuchoice> submenu.
You can choose from a list of catalogues, including:
<itemizedlist>
@@ -259,8 +259,8 @@ Steinicke NGC/IC Catalog: is a more complete NGC/IC catalog.
</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>
-Abell Planetary Nebulae Catalog: is a catalog of 86 planetary nebulae. The
-maximum magnitude is represented by Abell 47's value of 19,5.
+Abell Planetary Nebulae Catalog: is a catalog of 86 planetary nebulae. The
+maximum magnitude is represented by Abell 47's value of 19.5.
</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>
@@ -272,12 +272,12 @@ Hickson Compact Groups: is a catalog consisting of 99 compact groups of galaxies
</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>
-Tycho-2 Star Catalog: is a catalog of more than 2,5 million of the brightest stars. It contains
-stars with a magnitude value from 8,0 to 12,5.
+Tycho-2 Star Catalog: is a catalog of more than 2.5 million of the brightest stars. It contains
+stars with a magnitude value from 8.0 to 12.5.
</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>
-USNO NOMAD Catalog: is a catalog of about 100 million stars with magnitude from 12,5 to 16,5.
+USNO NOMAD Catalog: is a catalog of about 100 million stars with magnitude from 12.5 to 16.5.
Note that is requires Tycho-2 to be installed.
</para></listitem>
@@ -285,7 +285,7 @@ Note that is requires Tycho-2 to be installed.
</para>
<para>
-To summarize, you can read the following table:
+The following is a summary of catalogs in KStars:
<table frame="top"><title>Stars Catalogues</title>
<tgroup cols="4" colsep="1" rowsep="1">
@@ -303,13 +303,13 @@ To summarize, you can read the following table:
<row>
<entry>Default Catalog</entry>
<entry>Default</entry>
-<entry>126,000</entry>
+<entry>~300,000</entry>
<entry>Up to 8 magnitude</entry>
<entry>No</entry>
<entry>Yes</entry>
</row>
<row>
-<entry>Tycho-2 Star</entry>
+<entry>Tycho-2</entry>
<entry>Tycho2</entry>
<entry>more than 2.5 million</entry>
<entry>8.0-12.5 </entry>
@@ -409,29 +409,26 @@ To summarize, you can read the following table:
<para>
<indexterm><primary>Catalogs</primary>
<secondary>Star Catalogs</secondary></indexterm>
-The <guilabel>Stars</guilabel> section allows you to manage how stars are
-displayed in &kstars;. You can choose to see the stars or not by checking the
-<guilabel>Star Catalogs</guilabel> checkbox. If you check it, then multiple
-options will be enabled. Thus, you can set how many stars are drawn on the map
-using the <guilabel>Star Density</guilabel> slider. You can also customize
-&kstars; to show or not stars' name and stars' <link linkend="ai-magnitude">magnitude</link>.
-By default, stars' label name and stars' magnitude are drawn next to the stars, with a dark
-green color. You can change this default color using the <guilabel>Colors</guilabel> tab.
-If stars' labels occupy too much space in the Sky Map, you can change their density using
-the <guilabel>Label density</guilabel> slider.
+The <guilabel>Stars</guilabel> section allows you to manage how stars are
+displayed in &kstars;. You can choose to see the stars or not by checking the
+<guilabel>Star Catalogs</guilabel> checkbox. If you check it, then multiple
+options will be enabled. Thus, you can set how many stars are drawn on the map
+using the <guilabel>Star Density</guilabel> slider. You can also customize
+&kstars; to toggle star name and <link linkend="ai-magnitude">magnitudes</link>.
+Star names are drawn next to bright stars. To display labels of fainter stars, increase the <guilabel>Label density</guilabel> slider.
</para>
<para>
<indexterm><primary>Catalogs</primary>
<secondary>Deep-Sky Catalogs</secondary></indexterm>
-Below the stars section, the <guilabel>Deep-Sky Objects</guilabel> section controls
-the display of several non-stellar object catalogs. As for the stars, you can choose to see or
-not the deep-sky objects. You may also configure &kstars; to display their names and magnitude
-values. By default, the list of deep-sky objects includes the Messier, NGC and IC catalogs.
-You can add your own custom object catalogs by pressing the <guibutton>Import Catalog</guibutton>
-or <guilabel>Load Catalog</guilabel> button.
-Firstly, you need to prepare the object catalog data file. Each line in the file should contain
-the following space-separated fields:
+Below the stars section, the <guilabel>Deep-Sky Objects</guilabel> section controls
+the display of several non-stellar object catalogs. You can toggle the display of Deep Sky Objects and
+control the display of their names and magnitudes. By default, the list of deep-sky objects includes the Messier, NGC and IC catalogs.
+Addons catalogs are available via the <menuchoice><guimenu>Data</guimenu><guimenuitem>Download New Data...</guimenuitem></menuchoice> submenu where you can download catalogs provided by
+KStars team and the community. Furthermore, &kstars; supports import of custom catalogs. To import a raw ASCII catalog data file into &kstars;, press the <guibutton>Import Catalog</guibutton>
+and follow the instructions. To import a custom catalog already in KStars catalog format, press the <guilabel>Load Catalog</guilabel> button.
+
+Each line in the custom catalog file should contain the following space-separated fields:
</para>
<para>For stars: type(0 for stars), RA, Dec, mag, SpType, name(optional)</para>
@@ -453,16 +450,16 @@ the following space-separated fields:
</itemizedlist>
<para>
-The SpType is a short string for the spectral type. For example, <quote>B5</quote>
-or <quote>G2</quote>. The coordinates should be given as floating-point values, in
-the J2000.0 epoch. The name can be anything you wish. If the name is more than one
+The SpType is a short string for the spectral type. For example, <quote>B5</quote>
+or <quote>G2</quote>. The coordinates should be given as floating-point values, in
+the J2000.0 epoch. The name can be anything you wish. If the name is more than one
word, it must be enclosed in quotation marks.
</para>
<para>
Once you have constructed a custom data file, open the &kstars; configuration window
-to the <guilabel>Catalogs</guilabel> tab, and press the
-<guibutton>Import Catalog...</guibutton> button. A popup window appears in which you can
+to the <guilabel>Catalogs</guilabel> tab, and press the
+<guibutton>Import Catalog...</guibutton> button. A popup window appears in which you can
specify a name for the catalog, and the name of the file (including the path):
</para>
<screenshot>
@@ -478,14 +475,14 @@ specify a name for the catalog, and the name of the file (including the path):
</screenshot>
<para>
-When you press <guibutton>Ok</guibutton> button, &kstars; will attempt to read the lines
-of your data file. It will report any problems, and if any lines at all were successfully
+When you press <guibutton>Ok</guibutton> button, &kstars; will attempt to read the lines
+of your data file. It will report any problems, and if any lines at all were successfully
parsed, you are given a choice to accept the data file (ignoring any unparsed lines),
or to cancel the operation to attempt to resolve the problems first.
</para>
<para>
-You can load a new catalog using the <guibutton>Load Catalog...</guibutton> button.
+You can load a new catalog using the <guibutton>Load Catalog...</guibutton> button.
A new window will appear, asking you to specify the file that contains the catalog.
</para>
<screenshot>
@@ -501,8 +498,8 @@ A new window will appear, asking you to specify the file that contains the catal
</screenshot>
<para>
-Once the data file has been accepted, your custom catalog will be loaded on
-startup along with the standard catalogs. In the <guilabel>Catalogs</guilabel> window
+Once the data file has been accepted, your custom catalog will be loaded on
+startup along with the standard catalogs. In the <guilabel>Catalogs</guilabel> window
is a checkbox for each catalog which toggles the display of catalog objects.
</para>
<screenshot>
@@ -533,8 +530,8 @@ Note that, if you want to load a catalog that is already loaded, a warning dialo
</screenshot>
<para>
-You can remove custom catalogs by highlighting its checkbox in the
-<guilabel>Catalogs</guilabel> window, and pressing the
+You can remove custom catalogs by highlighting its checkbox in the
+<guilabel>Catalogs</guilabel> window, and pressing the
<guibutton>Remove Catalog...</guibutton> button (this
button is only active if a custom catalog is highlighted in the list
of checkboxes). Note that it can not be used for removing &kstars; default catalogs.
@@ -566,7 +563,8 @@ of checkboxes). Note that it can not be used for removing &kstars; default catal
# Flux Frequency: 1420 Mhz
# Flux Unit: mJy
# ID RA Dc Tp Mj Mn PA Nm Flux
-J0001 12:31:23.1 +11:29:34 18 180.60 360.30 45 my_radio_source 70</programlisting>
+J0001 12:31:23.1 +11:29:34 18 180.60 360.30 45 my_radio_source 70
+</programlisting>
<para>
Using the <guilabel>Catalogs</guilabel> window, you can define
faint limits for sky objects for zoomed in and zoomed out states of the rendering. When
@@ -577,7 +575,6 @@ magnitudes are unknown, or not available to &kstars;, are drawn irrespective of
<sect1 id="solar_system">
<title>Solar System</title>
-<para>
<screenshot>
<screeninfo>Solar System Window</screeninfo>
<mediaobject>
@@ -602,12 +599,10 @@ trail</quote> whenever a solar system body is tracked, and another to
toggle whether the color of the orbit trail fades into the background
sky color.
</para>
-</para>
</sect1>
<sect1 id="satellites">
<title>Satellites</title>
-<para>
<screenshot>
<screeninfo>Satellites Window</screeninfo>
<mediaobject>
@@ -622,38 +617,36 @@ sky color.
<para>
<indexterm><primary>Configure &kstars; window</primary>
<secondary>Satellites page</secondary></indexterm>
-The <guilabel>Satellites</guilabel> page allows you to set the satellites view options. Firstly,
+The <guilabel>Satellites</guilabel> page allows you to set the satellites view options. Firstly,
you can see or hide the satellites on the skymap using <guilabel>Show satellites</guilabel> checkbox
-from the top <guilabel>View options</guilabel> section. By default, satellites are drawn as small
-light red filled circles with an optional dark red name label next to them. You can enable or disable
+from the top <guilabel>View options</guilabel> section. By default, satellites are drawn as small
+light red filled circles with an optional dark red name label next to them. You can enable or disable
these labels by checking or not the <guilabel>Show labels</guilabel> checkbox. It is located below
-the <guilabel>Show satellites</guilabel> checkbox, within the <guilabel>View options</guilabel> section.
-The colors of the dots representing satellites and their name labels can be easily customized using
+the <guilabel>Show satellites</guilabel> checkbox, within the <guilabel>View options</guilabel> section.
+The colors of the dots representing satellites and their name labels can be easily customized using
the <guilabel>Colors</guilabel> page from the same <guilabel>Configure &kstars;</guilabel> window.
-In addition, satellites can be drawn just like regular stars by checking the <guilabel>Draw satellites
-like stars</guilabel> checkbox. To display only the visible satellites from your current geographic location
+In addition, satellites can be drawn just like regular stars by checking the <guilabel>Draw satellites
+like stars</guilabel> checkbox. To display only the visible satellites from your current geographic location
and time, select <guilabel>Show only visible satellites</guilabel>.
&kstars; can draw artificial satellites from many predefined groups. Thus, you can select to display a particular
-group, multiple groups or partially select subgroups. Under each group, a list of individual satellites is
-presented. To select all satellites from a group, you need to check the group checkbox. You can also select
+group, multiple groups or partially select subgroups. Under each group, a list of individual satellites is
+presented. To select all satellites from a group, you need to check the group checkbox. You can also select
only the satellites of interest in each group.
-The satellites orbital elements can be updated via the internet by pressing the <guibutton>Update TLEs</guibutton>
+The satellites orbital elements can be updated via the internet by pressing the <guibutton>Update TLEs</guibutton>
button. Another way for updating the satellites orbital elements is to use the <menuchoice>
<guisubmenu>Updates</guisubmenu><guimenuitem>Update satellites orbital elements</guimenuitem></menuchoice> in the
-<guimenu>Data</guimenu> menu. If you know the name of a desired satellite then you can use
-the search satellites method that &kstars; provides. You need to enter the name of satellite in the <guilabel>Search
+<guimenu>Data</guimenu> menu. If you know the name of a desired satellite then you can use
+the search satellites method that &kstars; provides. You need to enter the name of satellite in the <guilabel>Search
satellites</guilabel> text box and the list will be reduced only to its best matches.
You can add new satellites to &kstars; default satellites set by editing the <filename>kstars/data/satellites.dat</filename> file.
-As each line of this file is a group of satellites, you need to add a new entry for your desired satellites group.
+As each line of this file is a group of satellites, you need to add a new entry for your desired satellites group.
An entry should have the following format: <userinput>Group Name;local_filename;url</userinput>.
For example: <userinput>Iridium;iridium.tle;http://celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/iridium.txt</userinput>.
</para>
-</para>
</sect1>
<sect1 id="supernovae">
<title>Supernovae</title>
-<para>
<screenshot>
<screeninfo>Supernovae Window</screeninfo>
<mediaobject>
@@ -668,25 +661,23 @@ For example: <userinput>Iridium;iridium.tle;http://celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/
<para>
<indexterm><primary>Configure &kstars; window</primary>
<secondary>Supernovae page</secondary></indexterm>
-The <guilabel>Supernovae</guilabel> page allows you to decide if the supernovae are displayed or not by checking
-the <guilabel>Show supernovae</guilabel> checkbox. By default, supernovae are drawn as small light orange <quote>+</quote> mark.
-As for satellites, the color of supernovae can be easily customized using the <guilabel>Colors</guilabel> page.
-You can configure &kstars; to check for newly discovered supernovae on startup by checking the <guilabel>Check for
-Recent Supernovae on Startup</guilabel> checkbox. This way, &kstars; will be always up-to-date with the most recent
-supernovae. You can enable supernova alerts using the <guilabel>Enable Supernova alerts</guilabel> checkbox. Thus,
+The <guilabel>Supernovae</guilabel> page allows you to decide if the supernovae are displayed or not by checking
+the <guilabel>Show supernovae</guilabel> checkbox. By default, supernovae are drawn as small light orange <quote>+</quote> mark.
+As for satellites, the color of supernovae can be easily customized using the <guilabel>Colors</guilabel> page.
+You can configure &kstars; to check for newly discovered supernovae on startup by checking the <guilabel>Check for
+Recent Supernovae on Startup</guilabel> checkbox. This way, &kstars; will be always up-to-date with the most recent
+supernovae. You can enable supernova alerts using the <guilabel>Enable Supernova alerts</guilabel> checkbox. Thus,
&kstars; will automatically alert you every time it learns of a new supernova in the sky. You can set the magnitude
-limit for showing a supernova as well as magnitude limit for supernova alerts using the spin boxes control. The
-limiting magnitude is the faintest apparent magnitude of an skyobject that is visible with the naked-eye or a telescope.
-The list of recent supernovae can be updated via the internet by pressing the <guibutton>Update List of Recent
+limit for showing a supernova as well as magnitude limit for supernova alerts using the spin boxes control. The
+limiting magnitude is the faintest apparent magnitude of an skyobject that is visible with the naked-eye or a telescope.
+The list of recent supernovae can be updated via the internet by pressing the <guibutton>Update List of Recent
Supernovae</guibutton> button. Another way for updating the supernovae list is to use the
<menuchoice><guisubmenu>Updates</guisubmenu><guimenuitem>Update Recent Supernovae data</guimenuitem></menuchoice> item in the <guimenu>Data</guimenu> menu.
</para>
-</para>
</sect1>
<sect1 id="guides">
<title>Guides</title>
-<para>
<screenshot>
<screeninfo>Guides Window</screeninfo>
<mediaobject>
@@ -710,12 +701,10 @@ You can also choose whether you would like to see Latin constellation
names, <acronym>IAU</acronym>-standard three-letter abbreviations, or
constellation names using your local language.
</para>
-</para>
</sect1>
<sect1 id="colors">
<title>Colors</title>
-<para>
<screenshot>
<screeninfo>Colors Window</screeninfo>
<mediaobject>
@@ -760,12 +749,10 @@ the list in all future &kstars; sessions. To remove a custom scheme,
simply highlight it in the list, and press the <guibutton>Remove Color
Scheme</guibutton> button.
</para>
-</para>
</sect1>
<sect1 id="indi_tab">
<title>INDI</title>
-<para>
<screenshot>
<screeninfo>INDI Window</screeninfo>
<mediaobject>
@@ -777,15 +764,13 @@ Scheme</guibutton> button.
</textobject>
</mediaobject>
</screenshot>
-<para>For detailed explanation of the options on the <guilabel>INDI</guilabel>
+<para>For detailed explanation of the options on the <guilabel>INDI</guilabel>
page see the <link linkend="indi-configure">Configure INDI</link> section.
</para>
-</para>
</sect1>
<sect1 id="ekos">
<title>Ekos</title>
-<para>
<screenshot>
<screeninfo>Ekos Window</screeninfo>
<mediaobject>
@@ -798,19 +783,17 @@ page see the <link linkend="indi-configure">Configure INDI</link> section.
</mediaobject>
</screenshot>
<para>
-Ekos is an astrophotography suite, a complete astrophotography solution that can control
-all INDI devices including numerous telescopes, CCDs, DSLRs, focusers, filters, and a lot more.
-Ekos supports highly accurate tracking using online and offline astrometry solver, autofocus
-and autoguiding capabilities, and capture of single or multiple images using the powerful
-built in sequence manager. For detailed explanation of <guilabel>Ekos</guilabel>,
+Ekos is an astrophotography suite, a complete astrophotography solution that can control
+all INDI devices including numerous telescopes, CCDs, DSLRs, focusers, filters, and a lot more.
+Ekos supports highly accurate tracking using online and offline astrometry solver, autofocus
+and autoguiding capabilities, and capture of single or multiple images using the powerful
+built in sequence manager. For detailed explanation of <guilabel>Ekos</guilabel>,
see the official <ulink url="http://www.indilib.org/about/ekos.html">Ekos</ulink> page.
</para>
-</para>
</sect1>
<sect1 id="advanced">
<title>Advanced</title>
-<para>
<screenshot>
<screeninfo>Advanced Window</screeninfo>
<mediaobject>
@@ -875,7 +858,6 @@ hidden is determined by the <guilabel>Also hide if time step larger
than:</guilabel> timestep-spinbox. You can specify the objects that should
be hidden in the <guilabel>Configure Hidden Objects</guilabel> group box.
</para>
-</para>
</sect1>
<sect1 id="customize">