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Finding Satellites in KStars

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Hi,

I just saw that this week there will be a solar ISS at my location. So I wanted to have a look at that in kstars (running kstars-3.5.1-1765_gd15e198bd).
It doesn't show a single satellite :ohmy:

So I went for Data->Updates->Update Satellites orbital elements. I checked in ~/.local/share/kstars, and there are indeed a lot of new tle files.
But When I try a Find (Ctrl-F) and select Satellites as type the list is empty. Even after a restart.

So I went for Configure->Satellites. Show Satellites was checked. But it seems in the individual list all were deselected. I selected ISS, pressed OK (because 'Apply' was greyed out) - list was still empty.
I finally had to switch off 'Show Satellites', then 'Apply', then select Satellites, select 'Show Satellites', then press 'Apply' again.

Now the Find window does have entries. But the way to get there was highly non-intuitive...... Maybe someone can cross-check if that indeed is a general issue, or just here on my system?
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1 year 9 months ago #64487

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Replied by Joel on topic Finding Satellites in KStars

I had the same issue as you, satellites were not populated in the 'find object' window. I followed your steps above, but the list still wouldn't populate. The solution I found was to restart KStars.
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Replied by Oliver on topic Finding Satellites in KStars

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1 year 5 months ago #70178

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My kstars is not showing satellites. There are lots of .tle files in /home/bob/.local/kstars but they all say the data is available from a NOrAD site and updating the satellite positions via kstars just replaces those empty files.

Running kubuntu (ubuntu 20) with kstars-bleeding.
4 days 11 hours ago #86487

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It's fixed in master.
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4 days 5 hours ago #86493

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Thanks. I don't use the satellite tool very often but it is useful for plotting the trajectories of some of these hideous bright objects.
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