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.
|2.116||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).
|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.
|2.117||Dec. 15, 2017||Comets and asteroids
Ability to calculate and display the ephemeris and trajectories of objects whose orbit is hyperbolic. This can happen for an object that comes from outside the solar system and only passes once. An example is the asteroid 2017 U1 Oumuamua that you can add. An example is given in the help under item Solar System / Comets and Asteroids / Orbiting Elements of an Asteroid.
Update of orbital elements of JPL comets and numbered asteroids (more than 508000).
Adding 83 predefined models of CCD cameras and several models of Canon APN cameras.
View of the Sun-Earth-Moon system
Enlarging the view to better see the phenomena.
Almanac 2018 available for free LITE version.
Updating elements of meteor showers for 2018.
Other minor updates and corrections.