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kstars: midnight at latitude 38ºN shows the sun above the horizon

6 months 3 weeks ago
alacant
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kstars: midnight at latitude 38ºN shows the sun above the horizon #56149
Any ideas anyone?

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6 months 3 weeks ago
wvreeven
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kstars: midnight at latitude 38ºN shows the sun above the horizon #56155
It looks like it’s in equatorial mode. Does the problem go away if you switch to azimuthal mode by hitting the space bar?

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6 months 3 weeks ago
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kstars: midnight at latitude 38ºN shows the sun above the horizon #56157
Ah, OK. Thanks.
So what's on screen is not what's in the sky?
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kstars: midnight at latitude 38ºN shows the sun above the horizon #56159
What I see in your screenshot is a grey line with the numbers 0, 2, 4, etc below it. That's the celestial equator. All the way at the center top I see a short blue line. That's your local meridian. It stops where it hits the horizon which is just north of Capella. That star indeed is below the horizon in Alicante, Spain, around midnight this time of the year. So, a tiny bit of what's in the star map is visible from your location, though visible is quite stretching it since that part is very low over the north horizon.

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6 months 3 weeks ago
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kstars: midnight at latitude 38ºN shows the sun above the horizon #56165
Turn on the horizon layer

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