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How to find the aFOV of a eyepiece?

How do I find the apparent field of view (aFOV) of a eyepiece using simple math (if possible)? I need the aFOV to give as a value to Stellarium’s custom eyepiece I found a Q&A about this subject ...
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Why is the sun not directly overhead at noon on the March equinox at N 0° 0' 0.00" E 0° 0' 0.00"?

I'm trying to teach my sons the difference between using azimuth-altitude coordinates and ecliptic coordinates. In the course of setting up some demonstrations, using Stellarium, I set my location to ...
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What's up with the solar period of Jupiter in Stellarium?

From this answer, I discovered that for gas giants, the length of a day in Stellarium is not the same as the solar day of the planet as indicated by Wikipedia when using the ephemerids calculation ...
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Is it possible to create Stellarium custom landscape for a small section of horizon?

I would like to create the landscape for Stellarium, which won't include 360degree panorama, but will be restricted i.e. to 30, 50 degrees, and so on. Preferably even a few degrees in order to make my ...
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Which version of Stellarium made you fly from one moon to another?

I recall a version of Stellarium (it was the very first time I had Stellarium) many years ago that made you fly between moons of the same system if you changed celestial bodies. E.g. if you were on ...
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Why does the solar analemma have a strange shape on Jupiter?

I'm trying to look at what the solar analemma looks like from different planets, using Stellarium. To plot the analemma, I go into the ephemeris tab of the astronomical calculations window. From there,...
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App Stellarium and hourly wobbling motion of Neptune

In Stellarium when I zoom in on Neptune to be able to see your daily rotation. I select Neptune, center it (space bar) and then make increments of one solar hour (command +). I notice that the axis ...
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stellarium software: selective artificial satellite display

The Stellarium satellite plugin by default shows all the artificial satellites' orbits around Earth. I’d like to be able to view only certain satellites so that the view is not cluttered with every ...
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What inaccuracies are in this Stellarium depiction of the sky?

I found this depiction on Stellarium of the sky as seen from near the Apollo 12 landing site on January 11, 2131. The earth is the black circle in the arm of the Milky Way. Here is a similar view ...
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How accurate is Stellarium at depicting the Earth, from the Moon, approaching a solar eclipse (from Lunar perspective)?

This is how Stellarium depicts the positions of the Earth and Sun 24 hours before the solar eclipse (from Lunar perspective) on Jan. 13, 2131 A close up of the Earth on that day (Jan 12) shows no ...
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