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authorRaphael Cojocaru <>2016-08-08 12:23:48 (GMT)
committerRaphael Cojocaru <>2016-08-08 12:23:48 (GMT)
commitf2b23d2dbeeb7258021f55893ab7d99d021b1859 (patch)
parent655cf001121529ee3bc7dd0a4b5be296d47f94be (diff)
Documentation fixes
3 files changed, 17 insertions, 7 deletions
diff --git a/doc/commands.docbook b/doc/commands.docbook
index 4f602c1..64e1bf3 100644
--- a/doc/commands.docbook
+++ b/doc/commands.docbook
@@ -555,9 +555,9 @@ current simulation date.
- Opens the powerful <guilabel>Ekos</guilabel> Tool, which is software guider
-for your telescope. Alignment capabilities of Ekos are powered by
-<ulink url=""></ulink> libraries.
+Opens <guilabel>Ekos</guilabel>, a complete and powerful tool for astrophotography.
+With Ekos, you can align and guide your telescope, focus your CCD, and capture
+images using an easy intuitive interface.
diff --git a/doc/config.docbook b/doc/config.docbook
index e73d935..85b78ef 100644
--- a/doc/config.docbook
+++ b/doc/config.docbook
@@ -578,7 +578,7 @@ magnitudes are unknown, or not available to &kstars;, are drawn irrespective of
-To summarize, I will provide a brief example on how to add new catalogues into &kstars;. You can load a
+To summarize, there is a brief example on how to add new catalogues into &kstars;. You can load a
catalog or you may import a catalog raw data file. After you import a raw data file, the catalog will be
built and automatically loaded into &kstars;. In order to import a catalog, you firstly need a catalog
raw data file. For this example, I will use <quote>Lynds Catalog of Dark Nebulae</quote>.
@@ -788,11 +788,15 @@ from the top <guilabel>View options</guilabel> section. By default, satellites a
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>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
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
@@ -803,6 +807,8 @@ button. Another way for updating the satellites orbital elements is to use 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
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.
An entry should have the following format: <userinput>Group Name;local_filename;url</userinput>.
@@ -829,12 +835,16 @@ For example: <userinput>Iridium;iridium.tle;
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
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.
diff --git a/doc/index.docbook b/doc/index.docbook
index 7db0c0d..75d8819 100644
--- a/doc/index.docbook
+++ b/doc/index.docbook
@@ -152,14 +152,14 @@
<holder>&Jason.Harris; and the &kstars; Team</holder>
-<releaseinfo>2.3.0 (Applications 15.04)</releaseinfo>
+<releaseinfo>2.6.0 (Applications 16.08)</releaseinfo>