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Description: Celestia
Download: celestia.lha
Version: 1.6.0
Date: 14 Jul 2009
Category: utility/scientific
FileID: 4967
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Comment by: Thematic ( 20 Aug 2012, 14:53File version: 1.6.0
This is an imperfect aid to using the program (most things are correct):

Celestia Keystroke Summary
Mouse Functions:
Left click on object: select object
Right drag: orbit the selected object in any direction
Left drag: orient scene in any direction
Rotate Mouse Wheel: adjust distance to selection
Right + Left drag: adjust distance to selection
Ctrl + Left drag: adjust distance to selection
Shift + Left drag: change field of view (FOV) (e.g. => telescopic view)
Wheel (middle button) click: toggle field of view between 45 degrees and the previous field (e.g. telescopic view)
Left double click center selection
Right - click bring up context/select menu

Label Functions - Keyboard:

R Decrease texture resolution
Shift+R Increase texture resolution
P Toggle (turns on or off) planet labels
M Toggle moon labels
E Toggle galaxy and nebula labels
B Toggle star labels
W Toggle asteroid and comet labels
N Toggle spacecraft labels
= Toggle constellation labels
Shift + & Toggle Location labels
Ctrl + K Toggle Markers
Ctrl + P Set a Marker
V Toggle info text

Render Functions - Keyboard:

U Toggle galaxy rendering
O Toggle planet orbits
I Toggle clouds
; Toggle Celestial grid (Earth-based equatorial coordinate sphere)
/ Toggle constellation diagrams
Ctrl+A Toggle atmospheres
Ctrl+B Toggle constellation boundaries
Ctrl+E Toggle eclipse shadows
Ctrl+L Toggle nightside lights
Ctrl+S Toggle stars as points, discs or fuzzy points
Ctrl+T Toggle comet tails
Ctrl+V Cycle through vertex shading options
Ctrl+X Toggle antialias lines mode
Ctrl+Y Toggle autoMag = auto adaptation of star visibility to field of view
Shift + ^ Toggle Nebula on or off
[ If autoMag OFF: Decrease magnitude (fewer stars visible)
If autoMag ON: Decrease magnitude at 45 deg field of view
] If autoMag OFF: Increase magnitude (more stars visible)
If autoMag ON: Increase magnitude at 45 deg field of view
Shift + { Decrease ambient light
Shift + } Increase ambient light
Shift + ( Decrease galaxy brightness
Shift + ) Increase galaxy brightness
Shift + % Toggle Star Color highlights
Shift + + Toggle Limit of Knowledge textures
Esc Escape key = cancels command, cancels script, cancels movement or lock commands

Navigation Functions - Keyboard:

H Select the Sun (Home)
C Center on selected object
G Goto selected object
Ctrl+G Goto surface of the object
F Follow selected object
ENTER Select a star or planet by typing its name, then press Enter again
Y Orbit the selected object at a rate synchronized to its rotation
. Increase Field Of View (FOV)
, Decrease Field of View (FOV)
Shift + : Lock on selected object. Point at 2nd object and press again to pair the two.
Shift + " Chase selected object (orientation is based on selection's velocity)
T Track selected object (keep selected object centered in view)
HOME Move closer to object
END Move farther from object
Up arrow Your view pitches downward (also see # 8 key on numerical keypad)
Down arrow Your view pitches upward (also see # 2 key on numerical keypad)
Left arrow Your view rolls counter-clockwise (also see # 7 key on numerical keypad)
Right arrow Your view rolls clockwise (also see # 9 on numerical keypad)
# 4 number key on numerical keypad - Your view yaws (swings) to the left
# 6 number key on numerical keypad - Your view yaws to the right
# 5 number key on numerical keypad instantly stops yaw, pitch or roll
Shift+arrow keys Orbit around the object automatically
Shift + * Look back view (rear view)
1-9 Select planets around nearby Sun
Esc Cancel hold on object, cancel command or script action
Backspace Cancel current selection

Time Functions - Keyboard:

Spacebar Stop or pause time (or if paused, resume time)
L Time 10x faster (repeat for faster time)
K Time 10x slower (repeat for slower time)
J Reverse time (it flows backward)
Return to Real Time
Shift + ! Set time to the current clock time
Shift + ? Display light-travel delay between observer and selected object
- Subtract light-travel delay from current simulation time (toggle on or off)

Joystick Functions typical (Note: joystick buttons differ in function experiment with yours):

F8 Enable joystick (press again to disable)
X axis yaw
Y axis pitch
L trigger roll left (button C on a Microsoft Sidewinder Pro)
R trigger roll right (button D)
Button 1 slower (trigger on Microsoft Sidewinder Pro)
Button 2 faster (thumb button on Sidewinder Pro)

Multiview Functions - Keyboard:

Ctrl+R Split view vertically
Ctrl+U Split view horizontally
TAB Cycle active view
DEL Delete active view
Ctrl+D Delete all views except active one

Spaceship commands - Keyboard:

A Increase velocity
Z Decrease velocity
Q Reverse direction
X Set movement direction toward center of screen
S or F1 Stop
F2 Set velocity to 1 km/s
F3 Set velocity to 1,000 km/s
F4 Set velocity to speed of light
F5 Set velocity to 10x the speed of light.
F6 Set velocity to 1 AU/s
F7 Set velocity to 1 ly/s

Other commands - Keyboard:

D Run demo
F10 Capture image to file
F11 and F12 Start and stop Movie Save
Ctrl+INS or Ctrl+C Copy location URL to clipboard (Windows)
` Display frames per second (FPS) useful for measuring Celestia response times
Shift + ~ Toggle Console Mode (shows text of what is going on in the background)
Page up Moves the Console display up a few lines
Page Down Moves the console display down a few lines
Ctrl+W Toggle wireframe mode (displays objects as wireframe models)
F9 Toggle overlay texture
Comment by: Thematic ( 07 Nov 2011, 18:55File version: 1.6.0
It's possible to copy 1.6.1 files over, as an "astronomy" update:

At the very least in directory 'data':
Comment by: afxgroup ( 15 Jul 2009, 16:32File version: 1.6.0
i don't think it could be fast enough.. and however you should rewrite celestia from scratch..
Comment by: oRANgE ( 15 Jul 2009, 13:19File version: 1.6.0
"what do you mean with "non minigl?" version?"
I mean something like a "2D" version. For those who are using graphics cards such as CyberVision PPC.
Comment by: afxgroup ( 15 Jul 2009, 11:11File version: 1.6.0
i test it on my little 533 sam.. and is not so slow.. of course program like this are hardware dependendant..so faster is your amiga better it runs..
what do you mean with "non minigl?" version?
Comment by: Amigan ( 15 Jul 2009, 10:33File version: 1.6.0
I went to the official website and have had a look at some screenshots. This piece of software is damn amazing!
What are the minimum hardware requirements for the OS4 port?
Would a non-MiniGL port make sense or it would be too slow to be usable?
Comment by: afxgroup ( 14 Jul 2009, 18:44File version: 1.6.0
Change the Icon type of Celestia.. i've forgot to do in one of my last test..

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