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Release Notes

A complete list of user-reported bugs and enhancement requests can be found here.

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2.0.1b1 Release Date: Soon
4509
Fixed

10/3/2011
SkySafari export requires minor tweaking
 

SkySafari will export dramatically better if you change your export code to ALWAYS list
NGC/IC/UGC catalog numbers as the "CatalogNumber" parameter, and anything
else as the "CommonName" parameter.

Resolution

Fixed.

4507
Fixed

10/3/2011
Out of Bounds Exception: SystemClass.GetNetworkInterface
 

I have The lastest version of Astroplanner installed on a Freshly installed version of Windows XP, with service pack 3 installed.

I go to Edit, Resources,Telescope and add a new scope. The problem happens when I try and add the computerise Mount. I have ASCOM installed, but when I select this, or another Mounts listed, I get an Astroplanners error box which generated the following error log.

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Version: 2.0
Date: 02/10/2011 13:04:33
OS: WinXP

Exception Type: Out Of Bounds Exception

1: Function _SystemClass.GetNetworkInterface( int32 ) as NetworkInterface
2: Sub EditMountDialog.EditMountDialog.Label13_Open( EditMountDialog.EditMountDialog, Label )

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I've installed the program on two other Computers an iMac and a Vista Laptop, and have no problems.

Developer
Analysis

This will happen if your computer has no Ethernet or WiFi capability.

Resolution

Fixed.

3962
Fixed

10/3/2011
ObservationWindow.ObjectCount: Nil Object Exception
 

1: Function ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow.ObjectCount( ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow ) as int32
2: Sub ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow.ShowTitle( ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow )
3: Sub ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow.LoadObservations( ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow, PlanObservation() )
4: Sub ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow.RefreshObservationsThread_Run( ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow )

User description of above error trace:

Deleted an object from within the observation database.

Resolution

Fixed.

3301
Fixed

10/3/2011
ObservationWindow.ObjectCount: Nil Object Exception
 

Version: 2.0b68
Expires: 3/01/2010
Date: 5/12/2009 22:29:17
OS: WinXP

Exception Type: Nil Object Exception

1: Function ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow.ObjectCount( ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow ) as int32
2: Sub ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow.ShowTitle( ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow )
3: Sub ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow.LoadObservations( ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow, PlanObservation() )
4: Sub ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow.RefreshObservationsThread_Run( ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow )

Resolution

Fixed.

3584
Fixed

10/3/2011
Listbox.Cell: Out Of Bounds Exception
 

Exception Type: Out Of Bounds Exception

1: Sub Listbox.Cell( int32, int32, assigns string )
2: Sub StripedListBox.Cell( int32, int32, assigns string )
3: Sub ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow.LoadObservations( ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow, PlanObservation() )
4: Sub ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow.LoadObservations( ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow )
5: Sub ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow.DeleteSelectedRows( ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow )
6: Sub ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow.DeleteObservationBtn_Action( ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow, string )
7: Sub NVBevelButton.DoAction( string )
8: Function StripedListBox.ServiceMenu( MenuItem ) as boolean
9: Function StripedListBox.Event_ContextualMenuAction( MenuItem ) as boolean
10: Sub Delegate.Invoke()
11: Sub Application._CallFunctionWithExceptionHandling()


User description of above error trace:

Able to reproduce.

Resolution

Fixed.

4445
Fixed

10/3/2011
Listbox.Cell: Out Of Bounds Exception
 

Exception Type: Out Of Bounds Exception

1: Sub Listbox.Cell( int32, int32, assigns string )
2: Sub StripedListBox.Cell( int32, int32, assigns string )
3: Sub ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow.LoadObservations( ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow, PlanObservation() )
4: Sub ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow.LoadObservations( ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow )
5: Sub ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow.DeleteSelectedRows( ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow )
6: Sub ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow.DeleteObservationBtn_Action( ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow, NVBevelButton, string )
7: Sub Delegate.IM_Invoke( NVBevelButton, string )
8: Sub AddHandler.Stub.20( string )
9: Sub NVBevelButton.DoAction( string )
10: Sub NVBevelButton.Event_Action()
11: Sub Delegate.Invoke()
12: Sub Application._CallFunctionWithExceptionHandling()



User description of above error trace:

I imported ALL observations/sessions from my desktop. It caused some duplicates. I selected a duplicate and clicked the "minus" buttom. A messagebox came up asking if I was sure. I clicked the "Don't show this again" checkbox, and got this crash.

Resolution

Fixed.

4413
Fixed

10/3/2011
Listbox.Cell: Out Of Bounds Exception
 

Exception Type: Out Of Bounds Exception

1: Sub Listbox.Cell( int32, int32, assigns string )
2: Sub StripedListBox.Cell( int32, int32, assigns string )
3: Sub ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow.LoadObservations( ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow, PlanObservation() )
4: Sub ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow.LoadObservations( ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow )
5: Sub ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow.DeleteSelectedRows( ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow )
6: Sub ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow.DeleteObservationBtn_Action( ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow, NVBevelButton, string )
7: Sub Delegate.IM_Invoke( NVBevelButton, string )
8: Sub AddHandler.Stub.20( string )
9: Sub NVBevelButton.DoAction( string )
10: Function StripedListBox.ServiceMenu( MenuItem ) as boolean
11: Sub StripedListBox.MakeContextualMenu( int32, int32 )
12: Function StripedListBox.Event_MouseDown( int32, int32 ) as boolean
13: Sub Delegate.Invoke()
14: Sub Application._CallFunctionWithExceptionHandling()


User description of above error trace:

Hello,
I found a duplicate entry for an observation in the Observation Database so I right clicked on it and selected "Delete". As far as I can tell the duplicate entry was deleted, but then the Application Exception window opened.
I can see another duplicate entry in the same session so I will try to repeat the process after restarting Astroplanner and see what happens.
Regards,
Doug Jenkins

Resolution

Fixed.

4010
Fixed

10/3/2011
ObservationWindow.LoadObservations: Out Of Bounds Exception
 

Exception Type: Out Of Bounds Exception

1: Sub Listbox.Cell( int32, int32, assigns string )
2: Sub StripedListBox.Cell( int32, int32, assigns string )
3: Sub ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow.LoadObservations( ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow, PlanObservation() )
4: Sub ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow.LoadObservations( ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow )
5: Sub ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow.DeleteSelectedRows( ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow )
6: Sub ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow.DeleteObservationBtn_Action( ObservationWindow.ObservationWindow, string )
7: Sub NVBevelButton.DoAction( string )
8: Function StripedListBox.ServiceMenu( MenuItem ) as boolean
9: Sub StripedListBox.MakeContextualMenu( int32, int32 )
10: Function StripedListBox.Event_MouseDown( int32, int32 ) as boolean
11: Sub Delegate.Invoke()
12: Sub Application._CallFunctionWithExceptionHandling()

Resolution

Fixed.

4495
Fixed

10/2/2011
Observation in Observation Database not showing in Planfile
 

For some reason an observation of the asterism Leiter 9 ("Little Orion") in Cygnus is present in the Observation Database but is not showing up in my planfile. Both the object in the planfile and the one the observation was logged for come from the DeepSky Hunter's catalogue. The ID in the Observation Database is identical as the ID in the planfile. The coordinate matches. I tried a workaround by again adding the object to the planfile from the catalogue but it still registers as unobserved. If this is a bug other objects might(?) be affected.

Developer
Analysis

If the ID doesn't appear in any catalogue, then it's a problem.

Resolution

Fixed.

4485
Fixed

9/23/2011
Constellations not centred in FoV
 

So, I'd like to print some charts from the Field of View tab for some
constellations. When I bring up the constellation list (Ctrl-Shift-C) and
selected some constellations (i.e. Cassiopeia) it centers the constellation
in the screen. When I bring it up for others (i.e. Cepheus), it does not.
Any idea why?

Developer
Analysis

The algorithm I use to determine the centroid of the constellation falls apart near the poles.

Resolution

Fixed. New algorithm works better.

4452
Fixed

9/18/2011
Search catalog always results in 503 objects
 

When searching catalogs, If I check Limit to Types or Limit to Constellations (all constellations) the result is always 503 objects, even if I elect to return more results.

Developer
Analysis

Only occurs only if a single catalogue is chosen for the search. However, searching multiple catalogues also produces bogus results: if you are halfway through a particular catalogue when you hit 500, the rest of that catalogue is ignored.

Resolution

Fixed.