adding moons of gas giants

Asked by David Gruber on 2017-07-08

Is there a way to add moons of e.g. Jupiter and Saturn (not all are currently present in Stellarium, e.g. janus or epimetheus).
I know how to add comets and asteroids but not how to add moons.

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Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) said : #1

I've added few moons of gas giants a couple hours ago for new beta. I think I can add more moons for Saturn and Jupiter (let's take first 15-20 moons for both planets as compromise between count of moons and performance).

David Gruber (dvdgrb) said : #2

great, thanks.
Please add Epimetheus. If I am not mistaken it might be the only other moon (other than our own), where from the surface of the parent planet a the angular size of the sun is equal the angular size of the moon itself.

gzotti (georg-zotti) said : #3

If orbital elements, diameters (or even shapes) and hopefully textures are known, we could even add more, I think performance should not degrade much.