Update the current NGC catalog to a new updated one

Registered by Fabien Chéreau on 2009-01-13

The NGC catalog used in Stellarium currently has many mistakes.
I had the very kind permission from Wolfgang Steinicke to use his updated NGC and IC catalogs available from his web site: http://www.klima-luft.de/steinicke/ngcic/rev2000/Explan.htm
His catalog provide more accurate positions, merge doublons etc..
He also provide more information on the type of the nebula. This info could be used to use icons matching the type of nebula, and also to draw ellipses for galaxies.

The code change should be located in modules/NebulaMgr.hpp/cpp and modules/Nebula.hpp/cpp

Skills needed: C++, Basic astronomy knowledge
Difficulty: easy, an ideal task to get started coding on Stellarium!

Blueprint information

Status:
Started
Approver:
Fabien Chéreau
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
ThomasM
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Started
Milestone target:
milestone icon 1.0.0
Started by
Fabien Chéreau on 2009-03-11

Sprints

Whiteboard

Charts Graphical Legend on IAU site (http://www.iau.org/public/constellations/) for new NGC catalog

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Work Items

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