The Configure KStars Window
The Configure - KStars window allows you to modify
a wide range of display options. You can access the window with the
Configure toolbar icon, or by selecting the
→ menu item.
The window is depicted below:
The Configure - KStars window is divided into twelve pages:
Catalogs, Solar System, Satellites,
Supernovae, Guides, Terrain, Colors, FITS,
INDI, Ekos, Xplanet and Advanced.
the Catalogs page, you determine several
properties concerning the display of the star and deep sky object catalogs.
In the Solar System page, you can specify whether
the Sun, Moon, planets, comets and asteroids are displayed.
The Satellites page allows you to set the satellites view options.
The Supernovae page allows you to manage how supernovae are displayed by KStars.
The Guides page lets you toggle whether non-objects
are displayed (i.e., constellation lines, constellation names, the
Milky Way contour).
It is possible to choose a Sky culture: for the constellation lines and names on this page. The current version of KStars includes data for more than a dozen sky cultures.
The Terrain page allows you to set the terrain or landscape image
and configure its speedup options.
The Colors page allows you to set the color scheme,
and to define new custom color schemes.
For detailed explanation of the options on the FITS
page see the Configure FITS section.
For detailed explanation of the options on the INDI
page see the Configure INDI section.
For detailed explanation of Ekos astrophotography suite,
see the Ekos section of this manual.
The Xplanet page provides fine-grained control
over Solar system planet surface renderer Xplanet (should be installed separately).
The Advanced page provides fine-grained control
over the more subtle behaviors of KStars.