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Comets in KStars

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Comets in KStars was created by fehlfarbe

Hi,

some weeks ago I was looking for C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) in KStars but I couldn't find it. I checked the comets.dat and it seems there are only ~443 comets in the list which are all periodical. So I looked up the JPL query and there is a filter on ksutils.cpp:1253

QByteArray query("obj_group=all&obj_kind=" + kind + "&obj_numbered=num&OBJ_field=0&ORB_field=0");

obj_numbered is set to "num" which means there are only official named comets selected:
I just changed obj_numbered is to "all", recompiled and got about ~3500 comets. There should be an option (checkbox?) to add non-periodic comets to the list.
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Last edit: 4 years 6 months ago by fehlfarbe.
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Replied by Jasem Mutlaq on topic Comets in KStars

It's done, will be available in the next release. Thanks for investigating that!
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Replied by fehlfarbe on topic Comets in KStars

I started the thread, went to bed and woke up with a new feature in KStars - Thanks a lot! :)
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