Changing meteor rate has no effect

Asked by herbraab on 2010-01-01

Changing the meteor rate in the sky options window seem to have an effect only when the time is set to the early morning hours. Apparently, the radiant of the meteors seems to be the apex of the Erath's motion around the sun. When the time is set to the evening hours, increasing the meteor rate to the hightest value has no effect. Can anyone confirm this?

I checked the Stellarum User Guide by Matthew Gates (dated March 11, 2009), but did not find any information about meteor showers there.

Thanks for any information, Herbert

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This question was originally filed as bug #502087.

Bogdan Marinov (daggerstab) said : #1

Yes, I can confirm it.

Meteors are displayed only if the radiant is over the horizon, and, looking at the code, it seems that the radiant indeed is an arbitrary fixed point.

It really should have been documented better. I also was under a wrong impression about that feature - I thought that meteors are random.

herbraab (hraab2006) said : #2

Thank you, Bogdan. Ideally, we would have two settings for the meteor rate: One for sparodic meteors (with no fixed radiant) and one for showers (with a certain radiant). But that's certainly not something of great importance... :-)

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