Posts by eburacum45

by eburacum45
18.08.2017, 21:49
Forum: Textures
Topic: Stormy Neptune
Replies: 4
Views: 1371

Re: Stormy Neptune

neptune.png
by eburacum45
07.08.2017, 07:38
Forum: Textures
Topic: Stormy Neptune
Replies: 4
Views: 1371

Stormy Neptune

The recent storms on Neptune inspired me to make this texture
neptunestorm.png

If anything this is a bit conservative.

You may have seen the original images taken over the last few weeks.
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it seems that Neptune is an even more interesting planet than I imagined.
by eburacum45
14.05.2017, 09:18
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Updated stars.dat for Celestria using Gaia data
Replies: 14
Views: 2761

Re: Updated stars.dat for Celestria using Gaia data

Fantastic! Now I'm going to have to check all the major stars in Orion's Arm for distance values. Asterope seems a little closer than the rest of the cluster; I suppose that is natural, since we would probably see the stars on this side a little more clearly. There is a non-trivial amount of gas and...
by eburacum45
06.05.2017, 19:34
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: 3D visualisation of pulsars
Replies: 9
Views: 1996

Re: 3D visualisation of pulsars

Flipping between the galaxy view and the pulsar data, you can see where the two agree, and where they diverge. Both the Sagittarius arm and the Perseus arm are a bit closer to us on the pulsar map than on the galaxy map, and there appears to be a whole new arm at around 6 o'clock. Very interesting.
by eburacum45
25.10.2012, 22:56
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Custom Science-Fiction Pictures from Celestia
Replies: 106
Views: 26870

Re: Custom Science-Fiction Pictures from Celestia

Very nice work, you two!!! Eburacum, I'm gonna guess that the world on the left of the twin worlds is the closer of the two in this shot, (am I right?) Still a very cool concept, although the tides on such worlds would be fierce beyond measure. Wouldn't the tides stay in the same place, since they'...
by eburacum45
20.10.2012, 18:56
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Custom Science-Fiction Pictures from Celestia
Replies: 106
Views: 26870

Re: Custom Science-Fiction Pictures from Celestia

Twinkle, a rapidly rotating, highly oblate terrestrial in Orion's Arm

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Twinkle
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by eburacum45
20.10.2012, 18:53
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Custom Science-Fiction Pictures from Celestia
Replies: 106
Views: 26870

Re: Custom Science-Fiction Pictures from Celestia

Nadia, another new planet in Orion's Arm
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info page
Nadia
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by eburacum45
20.10.2012, 18:50
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Custom Science-Fiction Pictures from Celestia
Replies: 106
Views: 26870

Re: Custom Science-Fiction Pictures from Celestia

Here's a double terrestrial planet in the Orion's Arm Universe
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(don't worry - they are much further apart than they look in this image)
and here's the info page for these two planets
The Fiarro Twin Worlds
by eburacum45
20.10.2012, 09:36
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Pictures from Celestia
Replies: 158
Views: 37505

Re: Pictures from Celestia

A comparison between the star size at Earth, Mercury and Alpha Centauri Bb.
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by eburacum45
23.04.2012, 21:02
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: My Sci-Fi book now available
Replies: 1
Views: 2092

Re: My Sci-Fi book now available

Here's an image of the main protagonist, Gus Gienah, by Scott Dellinger
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by eburacum45
14.04.2012, 19:44
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: My Sci-Fi book now available
Replies: 1
Views: 2092

My Sci-Fi book now available

Here's a fully updated version of my sci-fi novel Betrayals, set in the Orion's Arm scenario, with added timeline and glossary; http://www.orionsarm.com/xcms.php?r=oa-page&page=gen_betrayals_toc the front cover was made using Celestia, Anim8or and Gimp... http://www.orionsarm.com/im_store/betray...
by eburacum45
15.11.2011, 19:31
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Empty focus for Locus
Replies: 9
Views: 3360

Re: Empty focus for Locus

That is another option I intend to explore; thanks! Here's Locus, by the way http://www.orionsarm.com/fm_store/Locus.zip the extremes of hot and cold on this planet would make it uninhabitable by humans, so (as mentioned in the write-up) I've decided to use J Storrs Hall's concept of the 'weather ma...
by eburacum45
14.11.2011, 23:42
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Empty focus for Locus
Replies: 9
Views: 3360

Re: Empty focus for Locus

Now that the texture is properly aligned, the peculiar characteristics of these system can be clearly seen; the short season of Hotness at Periaston is followed by the longer season of Falling, the long, slow, cold season of Coolness and the increasingly warm season of Rising. As seen from the surfa...
by eburacum45
14.11.2011, 22:55
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Empty focus for Locus
Replies: 9
Views: 3360

Re: Empty focus for Locus

Thank you very much. I still need to align the texture correctly- the Warm Pole seems to be misaligned by 90 degrees, for some reason- but I feet confident that I can work that out for myself.
by eburacum45
14.11.2011, 19:03
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Empty focus for Locus
Replies: 9
Views: 3360

Re: Empty focus for Locus

That is more-or-less the method I was thinking of, except how do I define the location of the invisible object?
by eburacum45
14.11.2011, 18:09
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Empty focus for Locus
Replies: 9
Views: 3360

Empty focus for Locus

Hi! I've got a little request for help; it may or may not be straightforward enough, but I can't quite figure out how to do it. Recently I've created a world for Orion's Arm which is both tidally locked and high;ly eccentric. Among other things this means the planet receives sunlight all over its su...
by eburacum45
12.07.2010, 01:23
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Algol and other binaries
Replies: 16
Views: 6922

Re: Algol and other binaries

A year or two ago I made a rough-n-ready model of Algol for Orion's Arm; it includes a transparent, flat billboard between the stars with a hand-drawn texture to simulate matter transfer. This page has an image of the model, although I must admit I smeared the image of orange star in Gimp afterwards...
by eburacum45
21.06.2010, 11:02
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Old Pictures from Celestia (locked)
Replies: 1112
Views: 286510

Re: Post your Celestia pictures!

The colour on my old Betelgeuse add-on for Orion's Arm was unrealistically red, so I've remade it http://www.orionsarm.com/im_store/med_Betelgeuse.jpg There is a bit of a nebula in place around the star too, representing the considerable mass of ejected material this star is throwing off constantly....
by eburacum45
05.06.2010, 04:58
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: cool new star textures !!!
Replies: 10
Views: 4497

Re: cool new star textures !!!

Thanks!
by eburacum45
20.04.2010, 12:54
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: cool new star textures !!!
Replies: 10
Views: 4497

Re: cool new star textures !!!

These look really nice. How does one assign them to the individual star types? I seem to have forgotten the method.

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