Posts by john71

by john71
05.06.2018, 17:33
Forum: Development
Topic: ESA Gaia data integration and porting Celestia to VR
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: ESA Gaia data integration and porting Celestia to VR

I mean Celestia should have direct compability with Oculus SDK or OpenVR SDK...
by john71
05.06.2018, 16:56
Forum: Development
Topic: ESA Gaia data integration and porting Celestia to VR
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: ESA Gaia data integration and porting Celestia to VR

Well, in my opinion it should not. I have a few GBs of personal add-ons...I would like to run them on my PC, offline... :)
by john71
05.06.2018, 16:37
Forum: Development
Topic: ESA Gaia data integration and porting Celestia to VR
Replies: 4
Views: 124

ESA Gaia data integration and porting Celestia to VR

In my opinion in the coming years these should be the most important goals of Celestia development: 1.) integrating the ESA Gaia DR2 data into Celestia (600 million stars) 2.) porting Celestia to VR (using for example Oculus Rift with Celestia would be awesome, or maybe using Steam OpenVR). What do ...
by john71
02.06.2018, 17:26
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: Drawing a better star
Replies: 85
Views: 46689

Re: Drawing a better star

Chris, it is very good to hear from you again! :)

You + Gaia DR 2 in the same post - it is too good to be true.
by john71
14.05.2018, 19:46
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: 1 billion star ESA Gaia catalogue in Celestia?
Replies: 36
Views: 3783

Re: 1 billion star ESA Gaia catalogue in Celestia?

By the way, Gaia Sky is open source software, so it is possible to integrate parts of it's code into Celestia...in that way Celestia would be able to use Gaia Sky data directly. Also in this Space Engine forum thread ( http://forum.spaceengine.org/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=297&sid=39d63c7b7b8d0ab...
by john71
13.05.2018, 05:32
Forum: Development
Topic: Celestia 1.7 Installation
Replies: 34
Views: 741

Re: Celestia 1.7 Installation

FarGetaNik wrote:john71, I got the exact same problem. It's loading, filling up my RAM and not actaully laucnhing properly

I'm afraid it is not Celestia 1.7's fault then... :sad:

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Try to uninstall/delete Celestia from your PC, clean regedit too, use Ccleaner after that, and try to reinstall it.
by john71
12.05.2018, 17:26
Forum: Development
Topic: Celestia 1.7 Installation
Replies: 34
Views: 741

Re: Celestia 1.7 Installation

Try this one. It works. Just put it uncompressed on the main Celestia 1.6 folder.
by john71
11.05.2018, 19:02
Forum: Development
Topic: Celestia 1.7 Installation
Replies: 34
Views: 741

Re: Celestia 1.7 Installation

I use Celestia 1.7 25.11.17 on Windows 10 64 bit with no problems. :think:

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Did you install the right dll-s? It caused some problems in the past, it was mixed up somehow.
by john71
05.05.2018, 21:03
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: 1 billion star ESA Gaia catalogue in Celestia?
Replies: 36
Views: 3783

Re: 1 billion star ESA Gaia catalogue in Celestia?

601 million stars! Amazing! There are star "corridors" on the other side of the Milky Way! 20180505_screenshot_00002.jpg 20180505_screenshot_00000.jpg Gaia Sky's servers are Supercomputers. Done. I meant the Gaia Sky software! It handles flawlessly more than 90GB of star data!!!! No RAM is...
by john71
05.05.2018, 07:06
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: 1 billion star ESA Gaia catalogue in Celestia?
Replies: 36
Views: 3783

Re: 1 billion star ESA Gaia catalogue in Celestia?

Whoa. This is the crown jewel: 601 million stars, 56 GB data.

It is finally online.

How the hell can Gaia Sky handle this much data?

https://zah.uni-heidelberg.de/institutes/ari/gaia/outreach/gaiasky/downloads/#dr2catalogs
by john71
05.05.2018, 06:58
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Custom Science-Fiction Pictures from Celestia
Replies: 106
Views: 21150

Re: Custom Science-Fiction Pictures from Celestia

Full editor/Attachments/Add file
by john71
29.04.2018, 08:01
Forum: Development
Topic: Current Celestia Development Status
Replies: 19
Views: 684

Re: Current Celestia Development Status

Oh, I see, right, thanks.
by john71
29.04.2018, 07:26
Forum: Development
Topic: Current Celestia Development Status
Replies: 19
Views: 684

Re: Current Celestia Development Status

Janus wrote:~3,104Mb for the 97M star catalog.

Sorry, but you meant 3.104 GB, right?
by john71
28.04.2018, 17:56
Forum: Development
Topic: Current Celestia Development Status
Replies: 19
Views: 684

Re: Current Celestia Development Status

In my opinion the next big task is to make Celestia work with the enormous ESO Gaia data packages. ESO Gaia is a revolution in itself...
by john71
25.04.2018, 19:18
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: 1 billion star ESA Gaia catalogue in Celestia?
Replies: 36
Views: 3783

Re: 1 billion star ESA Gaia catalogue in Celestia?

I'm using the 13.8 GB (compressed 9.1 GB) version. It will take years to sort this out...
by john71
25.04.2018, 19:02
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: 1 billion star ESA Gaia catalogue in Celestia?
Replies: 36
Views: 3783

Re: 1 billion star ESA Gaia catalogue in Celestia?

Thanks Janus!

A few pictures from Gaia Sky:

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by john71
25.04.2018, 18:25
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: 1 billion star ESA Gaia catalogue in Celestia?
Replies: 36
Views: 3783

Re: 1 billion star ESA Gaia catalogue in Celestia?

OK, so Alexell (or Fridger?), please help us... :help:
by john71
25.04.2018, 18:17
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: 1 billion star ESA Gaia catalogue in Celestia?
Replies: 36
Views: 3783

Re: 1 billion star ESA Gaia catalogue in Celestia?

:cry:

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Wait a minute. Celestia 1.7 has a 64 bit version...
by john71
25.04.2018, 18:07
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: Second Gaia data release is tomorrow, 25 Apr 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Second Gaia data release is tomorrow, 25 Apr 2018

Yes, it is 9.1 GB data. 97 million stars.

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There is a bigger one with 600 million stars.

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https://zah.uni-heidelberg.de/institutes/ari/gaia/outreach/gaiasky/downloads/#dr2catalogs
by john71
25.04.2018, 16:35
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: 1 billion star ESA Gaia catalogue in Celestia?
Replies: 36
Views: 3783

Re: 1 billion star ESA Gaia catalogue in Celestia?

97 million stars database is available on this link:

https://zah.uni-heidelberg.de/institutes/ari/gaia ... gaiasky/downloads/#dr2catalogs

It is 9.1 GB.

It would be fantastic if someone could convert it to a Celestia conform format.

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