Posts by selden

by selden
05.07.2019, 01:03
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: The Hill's Star Map
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: The Hill's Star Map

@jujuapapa On my computer running Celestia v1.6.1, Cham's Addon shows the map as dark lines and dots against a light-colored background. (It shows most but not all of the stars of the original map.) After installing the Addon (unzip it into your extras folder) you can first use this URL to go to an ...
by selden
04.07.2019, 23:45
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Question for a planet
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Question for a planet

If you haven't already done so, you might try asking your question on the Web Forum https://www.cartographersguild.com/
Some of its contributors seem to be quite knowledgeable about climatological effects.
by selden
23.04.2019, 02:35
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: 55 Cancri
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: 55 Cancri

@fyr02, The usual cause Celestia drawing a star at the wrong place on the sky is the use of the wrong RA units: using units of Hours instead of Degrees when specifying the RA. Celestia v1.6.1 STC catalogs require that STar Catalog Right Ascension values be specified in units of Degrees. This is unli...
by selden
15.03.2019, 18:16
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Tại sao nên chọn đồng hồ gỗ treo tường cao cấp RHYTHM 4MJ854WD06?
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Tại sao nên chọn đồng hồ gỗ treo tường cao cấp RHYTHM 4MJ854WD06?

A link to a .7z archive of a Windows binary on Google Drive is provided in the post viewtopic.php?p=134470#p134470
It downloaded for me OK. I haven't tried running it.

A variant for running under Linux is mentioned later in that thread. I dunno if it's still available.
by selden
13.03.2019, 19:47
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Tại sao nên chọn đồng hồ gỗ treo tường cao cấp RHYTHM 4MJ854WD06?
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Tại sao nên chọn đồng hồ gỗ treo tường cao cấp RHYTHM 4MJ854WD06?

Under Windows, Celestia's menu File --> Capture image saves a copy of its window to whatever file you specify in either JPEG or PNG (but not BMP) format. Otherwise, you can use your favorite screen-grab program. In either case, you are limited to images no larger than your computer's screen. To defi...
by selden
13.03.2019, 19:28
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Planet Nine redefined orbit
Replies: 11
Views: 608

Re: Planet Nine redefined orbit

You don't have to use photoshop. There are many free paint programs which can generate jpeg, png or dds images.

I like paint.net for Windows. Many people use gimp, which is available for Windows, MacOS and Linux.
by selden
13.03.2019, 19:20
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: Constellations and Asterisms for other stars
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: Constellations and Asterisms for other stars

I'm not quite sure what you're asking. As you've probably discovered, asterisms.dat just causes lines to be drawn in 3D between the specific stars listed in that file. The resulting constellations happen to look the way they do only because you're looking at them from our own solar system. As you've...
by selden
12.03.2019, 20:09
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Mars Weather Report - Is this possable?
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Re: Mars Weather Report - Is this possable?

Yes, it can be done, although writing the script doubtless would take some time. Both .CEL and .CELX scripts can be used to adjust Celestia's viewpoint, take it to specified locations and display textual information on the screen. .CEL scripts are easier to write but don't have the looping and other...
by selden
09.03.2019, 19:30
Forum: Development
Topic: Betwixt two places lies what?
Replies: 8
Views: 414

Re: Betwixt two places lies what?

I'm a little confused. My impression is that the "betwix" function is a specialized variant of the "distanceto" function. Is that right?
by selden
08.03.2019, 04:35
Forum: Development
Topic: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread
Replies: 469
Views: 25435

Re: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread

That's very strange. It certainly doesn't do that to me. v1.7.0 uses only what's in the v1.7.0 folder and v1.6.1 uses what's in the v1.6.1 folder. Is there any chance you accidentally selected "Create shortcuts here" instead of "Move here" ? FWIW, I used the v1.6.1 installer to c...
by selden
07.03.2019, 15:00
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Archive the Celestia Motherlode
Replies: 17
Views: 736

Re: Archive the Celestia Motherlode

No, the Motherlode is not going away any time soon, unless something catastrophic happens to ibiblio, which seems unlikely.
by selden
07.03.2019, 14:56
Forum: Development
Topic: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread
Replies: 469
Views: 25435

Re: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread

@Janus That's a lot better! @LukeCEL I suspect Celestia isn't looking in the directory which contains your updated Addons. You can edit celestia.cfg to control where Celestia looks for Addons. Look for the section which starts with the line # The 'extras' directory is located under the celestia root...
by selden
06.03.2019, 21:05
Forum: Development
Topic: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread
Replies: 469
Views: 25435

Re: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread

Sadly, it wants me to do things that I can't. For example, the "console log" is flooded with warnings about deprecated SSC Albedo declarations for all of my SSCs. As I mentioned in another post, that requirement is incompatible with all published SSC addons. The Albedo code should be chang...
by selden
03.03.2019, 04:52
Forum: Help Central
Topic: Enable or disable an object at a specified distance
Replies: 11
Views: 662

Re: Enable or disable an object at a specified distance

Unfortunately, the various tricks one can think of to expand the distance at which Stars can be drawn need to be implemented within the C++ source code of Celestia. That distance is limited by the size of the numbers being used in Celestia's internal databases. For example, writing the C++ code to s...
by selden
02.03.2019, 01:09
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: "Add-on releases" section of forum will now have to be Celestia's main addon respository
Replies: 21
Views: 1202

Re: "Add-on releases" section of forum will now have to be Celestia's main addon respository

Some Addon creators have their own personal Celestia Web sites containing their Addons and have uploaded only a small fraction of their Addons to the Motherlode. I'm one of them. See https://www.classe.cornell.edu/~seb/Celestia/ A Web search for Celestia addons will locate some of those Addon creato...
by selden
28.02.2019, 17:52
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated December 30, 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13282

Re: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated December 30, 2018

In Celestia catalogs, the "/" is a separator, not a terminator.
It separates the elements in an object's "path" from one another.
by selden
26.02.2019, 15:53
Forum: Help Central
Topic: Enable or disable an object at a specified distance
Replies: 11
Views: 662

Re: Enable or disable an object at a specified distance

replace_obj_v2 is now available: https://www.classe.cornell.edu/~seb/celestia/files/replace_obj_v2.zip (11 KB expands to 27 KB). You should delete replace_obj before installing v2. v2 adds an example of replacing Mars by a cube. No modifications to Celestia's own definition of Mars are required. Bel...
by selden
23.02.2019, 13:20
Forum: Help Central
Topic: Is Celestia available for IPAD pro ios 12 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Is Celestia available for IPAD pro ios 12 ?

Unfortunately, Celestia is not available for iOS (iPhone or iPad) or Android, only for Windows, MacOS and Linux. Porting Celestia to either iOS or Android would require substantial effort. For what it's worth, there are iOS and Android apps which make it possible to use a tablet (or phone) to displa...
by selden
21.02.2019, 18:57
Forum: Help Central
Topic: Enable or disable an object at a specified distance
Replies: 11
Views: 662

Re: Enable or disable an object at a specified distance

http://www.classe.cornell.edu/~seb/celestia/files/replace_obj.zip (10 KB expands to 27 KB) is an addon which demonstrates how to use a ScriptedOrbit to replace one object by a second. It uses setvisible() to control which of the two object can be seen, depending on the distance from the observer's v...

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