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    If you click on "My Horizon" in my sig, there is a panorama of my horizon, which I would like to load into Stellarium, but I don't know how to do it. I could probably figure it out eventually, but I don't have the time for the learning curve right now. I would perhaps be willing to pay for someone's time to do this, but I have absolutely no idea how long such a task would take.

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    Peter i have to go out, but when i come home i will try and figure it out after i install it.
    im not sure what format it takes but seems it needs landscape format?

    i had a quick look here:
    Stellarium: Creating a Personalized Landscape - Processing the Panorama - GROK Knowledge Base
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    http://grok.lsu.edu/Article.aspx?articleId=12526 (shows one format can be panorama)

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    Peter,

    try unzipping this archive under your landscapes folder and restart Stellarium. Just a quick test with your image. Horizon needs to be adjusted (a little high).

    Saludos and clear skies!

    EDIT: I uploaded the zip file to rapidshare because of the size limit in attachments.
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    Saludos!
    thanks, does that have an example file in there just for testing? I may try testing too later. Just ready to step out.
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    Wow, Jairsinho, that was very quick. It showed up as a pick, and loaded fine, but it is not oriented properly. The direction should shift 112 degrees to the right, and zero horizon is about 18 degrees too high. I measured the vertical angle to the top of the Chief (the mountain between E and S on the original photo) and it came to 21 degrees.

    Incidentally, that was "first light" through my new Siebert 30mm Ultra. I can't wait to see starlight through it. It has a nice big focus "sweet spot" and seems very crisp in daylight. The blackout I observed with the 35mm I exchanged for it is not there.

    Anybody else downloading the file: You just click on "free" and you then wait out a 20 second countdown clock before the D/L starts.
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    That's pretty cool, I must admit, Jairsinho. The funny thing, though, is that the horizon that they already have for my area is the horizon I would have chosen anyway. I hike by the place (a farm) all of the time. I was shocked when I first saw it on Stellarium. It was like....Hey! Someone has been taking pictures in my neighborhood!

    Here's a screen shot of what I'm talking about, although it's hard to see in the dark. I probably will have to take a screen shot when it's light outside.
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    Peter did you get it to work? Can you post screenshots?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WWPierre View Post
    The direction should shift 112 degrees to the right, and zero horizon is about 18 degrees too high. I measured the vertical angle to the top of the Chief (the mountain between E and S on the original photo) and it came to 21 degrees.
    What about replacing the landscape.ini file with this one (zip file)?

    Gus,

    I'm attaching some screenshots how I see it.

    Saludos and clear skies!
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    Wow amazing job there! that looks awesome Peter are you seeing that on your screen?
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    Gus is right. That is an amazing job. I'm curious too. Is that what you're seeing on your screen, Peter?

    Here's a day time screen shot of what I was talking about last night. Of course, you can tell from the image that I one of those guys who likes to "remove" the atmosphere from Stellarium. But here's that farm that I hike past almost everyday when the weather is better.

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