Star catalog install does not update data

Asked by misibacsi on 2015-04-24

One of my friends tried to install a star catalog, but the program does not update the number of stars, or, more precisely he cannot see the faintest stars (up to mag 12). He is stuck at catalog "4" and cannot update to "5" (I guess). He says it displays the same text "Get catalog 5 from 9" after he already tried to update it.

I have no info yet about his system, but maybe it is Windows 7 and Stellarium is the latest version (I will ask him).

Anyway, on my system I have stars*.cat files, the last one is, its size is 4190 kB. Is that the "star catalog 5" file? I thought its name should be something like stars_5. My Stellarium says "Get catalog 6 from 9, its size is about 41 MB".

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Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) said : #1

Seems your friend has old version of Stellarium, who had issue with downloads catalogs.

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