Help


Help window [F1]

The help window has information on the program shortcut keys and activity log. It also gives a brief information about  the development team and the program license.

Help tab 

Under this tab, you'll find a summary of the shortcut keys to perform various program activities. You will find also some links for getting support and reporting problems.


Keys

Date and Time:

-

Subtract 1 solar day

7

Set time rate to zero

8

Set time to now

=

Add 1 solar day

J

Decrease time speed

K

Set normal time rate

L

Increase time speed

[

Subtract 1 solar week

]

Add 1 solar week

Alt+-

Subtract 1 sidereal day

Alt+=

Add 1 sidereal day

Alt+[

Subtract 1 sidereal week

Alt+]

Add 1 sidereal week

Ctrl+-

Subtract 1 solar hour

Ctrl+=

Add 1 solar hour

Shift+J

Decrease time speed (a little)

Shift+L

Alt+Shift+[

Alt+Shift+]

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+[

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+]

Increase time speed (a little)

Subtract 1 sidereal month

Add 1 sidereal month

Subtract 1 sidereal year

Add 1 sidereal year


Display Options:

.

Equator line

;

Meridian line

A

Atmosphere

B

Constellation boundaries

C

Constellation lines

,

Ecliptic line

E

Equatorial grid

F

Fog

G

Ground

N

Nebulas

O

Planet orbits

P

Planet labels

Q

Cardinal points

R

Constellation art

S

Stars

V

Constellation labels

Z

Azimuthal grid

F11

Full-screen mode

Shift+T

Planet trails

Ctrl+Shift+H

Flip scene horizontally

Ctrl+Shift+V

Flip scene vertically


Movement and Selection:

/

Zoom in on selected object

T

Track object

\

Zoom out

Space

Center on selected object

Ctrl+G

Set home planet to selected planet

Left click

Select object

Right click

Clear selection

Page Up/Down

Zoom in/out

CTRL + Up/Down

Zoom in/out

Arrow keys & left mouse drag

Pan view around the sky


Plugin Key Bindings:

Alt+M

Text User Interface

Alt+O

Oculars popup menu

Alt+Z

Satellites configuration window

Ctrl+A

Angle measure

Ctrl+O

Ocular view

Ctrl+Z

Satellite hints

Shift+Z

Satellite labels


Telescope Control:

Alt+1

Move telescope #1 to the point currently in the center of the screen

Alt+2

Move telescope #2 to the point currently in the center of the screen

Alt+3

Move telescope #3 to the point currently in the center of the screen

Alt+4

Move telescope #4 to the point currently in the center of the screen

Alt+5

Move telescope #5 to the point currently in the center of the screen

Alt+6

Move telescope #6 to the point currently in the center of the screen

Alt+7

Move telescope #7 to the point currently in the center of the screen

Alt+8

Move telescope #8 to the point currently in the center of the screen

Alt+9

Move telescope #9 to the point currently in the center of the screen

Ctrl+0

Move a telescope to a given set of coordinates

Ctrl+1

Move telescope #1 to selected object

Ctrl+2

Move telescope #2 to selected object

Ctrl+3

Move telescope #3 to selected object

Ctrl+4

Move telescope #4 to selected object

Ctrl+5

Move telescope #5 to selected object

Ctrl+6

Move telescope #6 to selected object

Ctrl+7

Move telescope #7 to selected object

Ctrl+8

Move telescope #8 to selected object

Ctrl+9

Move telescope #9 to selected object


When a Script is Running:

J

Slow down the script execution rate

K

Set the normal script execution rate

L

Speed up the script execution rate


Windows:

F1

Help window

F2

Configuration window

F3, Ctrl+F

Search window

F4

Sky and viewing options window

F5

Date/time window

F6

Location window

F12

Script console window


Miscellaneous:

Ctrl+C

Copy selected object information to clipboard

Ctrl+M

Switch between equatorial and azimuthal mount

Ctrl+Q

Quit

Ctrl+S

Save screenshot

Ctrl+T

Toggle visibility of GUI



Further Reading

The following links are external web links, and will launch your web browser:

The Stellarium User Guide

Frequently Asked Questions about Stellarium. Answers too.

The Stellarium Wiki - General information. You can also find user-contributed landscapes and scripts here.

Support ticket system - if you need help using Stellarium, post a support request here and we'll try to help.

Bug reporting and feature request system - if something doesn't work properly or is missing and is not listed in the tracker, you can open bug reports

About tab 

You'll find information here about the  program copyright license and the development team.


Log tab 

Under this tab you can read the program log. In the first line you will see the directory where this log is saved. If you need to report a problem, you may find it useful to copy the log from the log.txt file in this directory and include it in your problem report. To refresh the log, press the "refresh" button at the top right of the window.

The directory containing the log file contains also Stellarium configuration file config.ini.