If you have an older version than 2.115, you must do
a full installation of the current version here.
Also, this update does not work with COELIX LITE. The lite version has its own updates.
|2.115||Jan. 28, 2017||Bright variable stars
Updating the times of maxima and minima.
List of stars and deep sky objects
Possibility to display a maximum of 6000 lines (was 2000 lines).
Fixed a bug that limited the number of lines displayed.
Fixed a bug in the project "The most beautiful double stars".
Changing the installer. Simplified and faster installation. Smaller file (better compression).
From now on, the installation will be done in the folder C:\NGC7000\CoelixApex\ for the APEX version
or C:\NGC7000\CoelixLite\ for the LITE version.
The program can now be uninstalled with the "Uninstall or modify a program" utility in Windows.
|2.114||Dec. 29, 2016
Modify the appearance of the stars in the views to better bring out the bright ones compared to the weaker ones.
Updates for 2017: elements of comets, asteroids, meteors, etc.
Graphic Almanac 2017 for the LITE version.
Fix the following random problems that sometimes occurred when viewing celestial maps and graphical almanacs as PDF:
1- color overflows of the Milky Way on hemisphere format maps;
2- refuse to display the almanacs in PDF (correct the postscript script).
Correction in the positions of some weak galaxies around NGC 7331.
|2.113||Aug. 31, 2016||Corrections
1- Fixed: errors in azimuths at sunrises and sunsets of the Moon and the Sun in ephemeris tables.
2- Missing lines at the end of some tables (catalogues of stars and DSO...).
Comets and asteroids
Update of tables.
|2.112||June 15, 2016||Visual fields
Add predefined fields for the ZWO ASI cameras and for six new SBIG CCD cameras.
Add azimuths at sunrises and at sunsets of celestial bodies in the ephemeris tables.
New interactive list of transits of Mercury (1960-2100) and Venus (1600 to 2400) in front of the Sun.
Other minor changes and corrections.
|2.111||Jan. 9, 2016||Apex Version:
Possibility to manually add asteroids to the favorite asteroids by entering their orbital elements, as it was the case with comets.
Correction in the display of the list of favorite comets and asteroids .
Ability to show the 2016 graphic almanac.
Correction in the display of the satellites of Uranus and Neptune.
Improvements in the control of telescopes with ASCOM.
Updating elements of meteor showers for 2016.
Updating the minima and maxima times of bright variable stars.
Other minor fixes.
|2.110||Aug. 25, 2015||Observation planner
When we ask a view of the sky by clicking in the last column of the list, the view of the sky will be visible even if the target object involved in the phenomenon is below the horizon at that time.
Telescopes control with ASCOM
Corrections to certain problems, improvements and updates caused by changes in the ASCOM platform and the change of the development tool used by the author.
Corrections in displaying the views in shades of red for night vision.
Possibility (in the Preferences and setings menu) to make invisible certain tabs of the pages that are not often used (eg games).
Adding a column giving the difference of magnitude of the components in the list of the 2300 double stars.
Sky Maps and whole sky view
If you want to obtain a new sky map centered on a selected object, you obtain a sky map perfectly centered on the object with the possibility of changing the zoom of the map.
If you click on the tab of whole sky view after asking to view an object in the zoomed view or the fields of view with the search engine, you get a view of the whole sky centered on the target object with a target pattern indicating the position of the object.
Correction for the position of the variable star SS Cyg.
Update of the Help about the local horizon.
Adding the Canon EOS 600D camera in the list of digital cameras for the visual fields.
|2.116||March 18, 2017||Tables of the ephemerides of comets and asteroids
Addition of two columns to give the displacement rates in arcsec/hour, in right ascension and declination.
This information can be used by an autoguiding software like PHD2 Guiding when you want to keep a comet motionless on a long exposure photo, but using a star to guide. The PHD2 Guiding software will automatically make corrections to keep the comet motionless during the photo if it knows the rate of displacement of the comet in relation to the stars.
Possibility to choose certain elements to display or not to display.
Comets and asteroids
Update of orbital elements of JPL comets and numbered asteroids (more than 488000).
Zoomed view and visual fields
Possibility of not displaying comets and asteroids.
Increasing reaction speed when clicking on an object in these views to see its properties (especially when choosing to display a large number of asteroids).
The phenomena of the current month
Fixed a bug that could give false positives for simultaneous transits of shadows and/or satellites in front of Jupiter. (Note: there are some of these phenomena expected in May and June 2017).