Posts by TranslightDefender

by TranslightDefender
20.04.2011, 23:35
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: What's your favorite star?
Replies: 15
Views: 6968

Re: What's your favorite star?

I'd have to say Sol.
Because without it, I would get very cold. :wink:
Hungry4info wrote:Pollux.

Easy to see, and you can point to it and say "A planet orbits that star."
That'd probably be my second choice.
by TranslightDefender
20.04.2011, 23:23
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: Supernovae vs. Planets
Replies: 28
Views: 8013

Re: Supernovae vs. Planets

I am aware of the various difficulties with the Alcubierre drive, but my point was that it is possible to apply math when discussing FTL. :wink:
There's also wormholes.


Back to original topic, I think a computer simulation of a supernova hitting the planets would be interesting.
by TranslightDefender
20.04.2011, 01:05
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: IC 1101
Replies: 10
Views: 6840

Re: IC 1101

I thought it might be something like that, that the distance isn't known very well. It seems that the Google results say a diameter of 5-6 million lightyears frequently. A blog, answers.com, and Wikipedia say that its diameter is ~5 million ly, yet at the same time say its 1 billion ly away, which i...
by TranslightDefender
19.04.2011, 23:23
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: Supernovae vs. Planets
Replies: 28
Views: 8013

Re: Supernovae vs. Planets

Hungry4info wrote:
MKruer wrote:if I did my math right
And
MKruer wrote:If you had a space ship that had FTL drive
Do not mix.
According to Alcubierre they do. :mrgreen:
Wikipedia
by TranslightDefender
19.04.2011, 20:49
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: IC 1101
Replies: 10
Views: 6840

IC 1101

I searched the Internet for largest known galaxy, and its IC 1101.
Wikipedia puts its diameter at 5-6 million lightyears.
In Celestia, its radius is 1.832e+05 ly, which would only be a diameter of 366,400 ly.
It seems that there's a little discrepancy here. :wink:
So which is wrong?
by TranslightDefender
16.04.2011, 01:23
Forum: Textures
Topic: Genetica
Replies: 14
Views: 7681

Re: Genetica

I have something different. A zip file named gimp-pspi-1.0.7.win32.zip. It has a single file inside, lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins\pspi.exe. A quick Google finds me the exact place I got it: http://tml.pp.fi/gimp/pspi.html Another Google (with site:celestiaproject.net/forum) leads me to this: http://www.cel...
by TranslightDefender
16.04.2011, 00:40
Forum: Textures
Topic: Genetica
Replies: 14
Views: 7681

Re: Genetica

There's a Gimp plugin that lets you use Photoshop plugins (so you might be able to use Lunarcell in Gimp). I believe it was mentioned here on this site.

And its been sitting in my Download folder for months and I haven't tried it yet. :lol:
by TranslightDefender
11.04.2011, 16:49
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Where's the Globular Cluster Generator?
Replies: 11
Views: 6014

Re: Where's the Globular Cluster Generator?

NoXion wrote:But what TranslightDefender wanted (I think) was a program by Rassilon(?) that generates globular clusters with actual stars that one could visit
Right.
by TranslightDefender
11.04.2011, 16:44
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Preferred Method of System Creation
Replies: 25
Views: 8155

Re: Preferred Method of System Creation

bh wrote:I've been using Rasillon's generator... it generates complete star systems with planets and asteroids.

You have to have the (two) texture packs though.

I've had some nice results... win only.
I've been looking for that, but the links seem to be down. :(
by TranslightDefender
10.04.2011, 17:53
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Preferred Method of System Creation
Replies: 25
Views: 8155

Re: Preferred Method of System Creation

Astrosynth http://www.nbos.com/products/astro/astro.htm (if I need a system where the primary is outside of StarGen's capabilities, like brown dwarfs, stellar masses>1.5, sub-giant stars, you get the idea.) You can't save any systems made on the demo, but there are ways around this... What are thos...
by TranslightDefender
28.03.2011, 17:00
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Alahania fictional galaxy
Replies: 7
Views: 2696

Re: Alahania fictional galaxy

Are you placing each star one by one? That'll take a while. :)
by TranslightDefender
28.03.2011, 16:58
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: New Avatar system
Replies: 20
Views: 5992

Re: New Avatar system

Wings3d is a good free 3D modelling program. It can export in 3DS format, which Celestia can use.
by TranslightDefender
20.03.2011, 03:01
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Where's the Globular Cluster Generator?
Replies: 11
Views: 6014

Re: Where's the Globular Cluster Generator?

Yes, But above you were asking for globulars. By default I allowed 8192 stars per globular. This number can be made e.g. 100000, but then you've got to recompile Celestia's source code. Also depending on your computer 100000 stars/globular will slow you down quite a lot.... I'm confused. Celestia e...
by TranslightDefender
19.03.2011, 20:06
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Where's the Globular Cluster Generator?
Replies: 11
Views: 6014

Re: Where's the Globular Cluster Generator?

Er... I can define galaxies in Celestia too.
I want to make lots of individual stars for galaxies and clusters.
by TranslightDefender
19.03.2011, 19:28
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Where's the Globular Cluster Generator?
Replies: 11
Views: 6014

Where's the Globular Cluster Generator?

I've heard of the Globular Cluster Generator, and I found it here: http://www.celestiaproject.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1320 but the links are broken. Is there another place I can get it? Are there any other programs that can generate lots of stars to make clusters and galaxies in Celestia? ...
by TranslightDefender
05.03.2011, 03:46
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Double planet with a shared moon
Replies: 3
Views: 3248

Re: Double planet with a shared moon

In the image you posted, gravity alone wouldn't allow it to be stable. If they were continuously stablized using some kind of massive futuristic worldmoving superrockets, then they can remain in that configuration. If not stablized, they'd wind up in some other kind of orbits. Celestia can simulate ...
by TranslightDefender
14.02.2011, 01:28
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Minor camera bug in 1.5.1 and 1.6.0 when right-clicking
Replies: 1
Views: 2566

Minor camera bug in 1.5.1 and 1.6.0 when right-clicking

Hi This minor bug wasn't present in version 1.4.1. I start 1.5.1 After arriving at Earth, I right-click on another object, say the Moon or a distant star. In the popup menu, I click on the object's name. The camera instantly jerks when it centers on the object. If I click on the name quickly after o...

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