Shooting stars don't work

Asked by Tim Shinaver on 2011-04-23

 I love the program and everything seems to work ok, however the "shooting star" feature isn't showing any shooting stars.
I don't know if it matters but after using it a few times I noticed under start, programs, Stellarium.... I have 2 Icons.... one just says Stellarium the other says Stellarium (no open GL2).. Dont know if this helps but I've included my sys info for my laptop.

    Thanks so much,
      Tim Shinaver

Sys info =

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name TIM-DV6
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz, 1600 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard F.1C, 5/17/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.99 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.88 GB
Total Virtual Memory 7.98 GB
Available Virtual Memory 5.40 GB
Page File Space 3.99 GB

Video info =

Name NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A28&SUBSYS_3659103C&REV_A2\4&834E29B&0&0018
Adapter Type GeForce GT 230M, NVIDIA compatible
Adapter Description NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
Adapter RAM 1.00 GB (1,073,741,824 bytes)
Installed Drivers nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver Version
INF File oem8.inf (Section026 section)
Color Planes Not Available
Color Table Entries 4294967296
Resolution 1366 x 768 x 60 hertz
Bits/Pixel 32
Memory Address 0xD2000000-0xD30FFFFF
Memory Address 0xC0000000-0xD1FFFFFF
Memory Address 0xD0000000-0xD1FFFFFF
I/O Port 0x00006000-0x00006FFF
IRQ Channel IRQ 16
I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB
I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\nvlddmkm.sys (, 11.14 MB (11,686,248 bytes), 11/29/2009 6:20 PM)

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Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) said : #1

Do you can check visible of the "shooting stars" after set max count of it (ZHR is 144000) and some date from autumn?

Tim Shinaver (1slyfox) said : #2

yes that worked... so i tested it every 2 days up untill current and it seemed to work ok as long as I am after 2:00 am.. I don't know if thats who it is supposed to be but it does work that way? It would be a cool feature though to make it work whenever you want (even during the day since you can turn off the atmosphere) or make it run more natural like during meteor showers etc...
   Anyway thank you for the help,

Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) said : #3

You are welcome :)

Fabien Chéreau (xalioth) said : #4

The shooting star rate depends on the time and your position (you need to face earth direction in space to see more shooting stars)

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