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Feedback #25162

Maneuver Mode has its focus point as only Kerbin causing the phase angle calculations to be incorrect

Added by Anth12 11 months ago. Updated 9 months ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Severity:
Normal
Assignee:
Category:
Controls and UI
Target version:
-
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Platform:
Linux, Windows
Expansion:
Core Game
Language:
English (US)
Mod Related:
No
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Description

Only time that the focus point should be Kerbin for determining phase angles is when the vessel is in orbit of the Mun or Minmus

To get a correct phase angle one needs 3 points.

Sun, Kerbin, Duna are three points with the sun being the focus
Kerbin, Mun, Minus are three points with Kerbin being the focus

The first screenshot shows the three points needed to get a phase angle

The focus needs to change between the following:

The Sun (has multiple planets orbiting) needs to be the focus for phase angles
Kerbin (has multiple moons orbiting) needs to be the focus for phase angles
Jool (has multiple moons orbiting) needs to be the focus for phase angles

Second screenshot is to show the Maneuver Mode down the left bottom where the phase angle is located

https://ksp.olex.biz/ is one place I went to understand this

Possible Suggestions:
1. If around a moon change the focus to what planet its orbiting and add "SOI" to the end of "phase angle" on the Maneuver Mode (look to screenshot) to indicate that to the player
2. If around a planet change the focus to the sun

Credit goes Rocketology for suggesting that Kerbin was the focus when the sun should have been for going planet to planet

Phase Angle.png (7.65 KB) Phase Angle.png Anth12, 04/14/2020 09:17 PM
screenshot2.png (2.34 MB) screenshot2.png Anth12, 04/14/2020 09:58 PM
1.9.1 phase angle incorrect.mp4 (507 KB) 1.9.1 phase angle incorrect.mp4 Technicalfool, 06/04/2020 12:34 PM
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History

#1 Updated by Anth12 11 months ago

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#2 Updated by Anth12 11 months ago

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#3 Updated by Technicalfool 9 months ago

#4 Updated by Technicalfool 9 months ago

  • Assignee set to Technicalfool

#6 Updated by victorr 9 months ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feedback
  • Start date deleted (04/15/2020)

We're changing this report into a Feedback. This will allow us to explore solutions and methods with the design team.

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