show only major planet orbits in Solar System Observer mode?

Asked by Paul McCudden on 2017-10-02

Is there a way to show only the eight major planets (and their orbits and markers) while in Solar System Observer mode? I use Stellarium in my Astronomy class and showing the Solar System from above is useful, but the clutter of dozens of asteroid orbits obscures things. I know I can choose a different color for the major planet orbits, but that's not enough - I want to suppress the display of everything except the major planet orbits while in Solar System Observe mode and can't figure out how to do it. I think this used to work in older version of the program, but I'm not sure. I'm using the latest trunk version. Thanks.

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Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) said : #1

No, it's not possible at the moment, but I'll add this mode.

Khalid AlAjaji (kajaji) said : #2

There is a simple workaround.
Create an empty file, then use the Solar System editor plugin to import and replace the ssystem_minor.ini with this empty file.

When you need the minor planets, you can import them again from the original file.

Best Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) said : #3

I've added a patch for this issue, so, you might test it in next beta.

Paul McCudden (pjm-90041) said : #4

It works great. Thanks very much.

Paul McCudden (pjm-90041) said : #5

Thanks Alexander Wolf, that solved my question.