Posts by Janus

by Janus
01.04.2021, 15:46
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: Gaia search question.
Replies: 3
Views: 1301

Re: Gaia search question.

@SevenSpheres Thank you very much. All of that information, and they fail to provide illustrations. Stuck in their own world where everyone who belongs already knows everything, so no explanation needed. Not their fault really, translating is hard. Could I impose further and ask how to determine dop...
by Janus
31.03.2021, 17:17
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: Gaia search question.
Replies: 3
Views: 1301

Gaia search question.

Does anyone here know how to do a search of the Gaia data for a specific subset? In particular what I am seeking is extra solar objects with a parallax > 0.01 Or parallax > 10, depending on which way it is written out. I need position, proper motion, relative velocity, and whether it is approaching ...
by Janus
18.03.2021, 17:49
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Historical modelling
Replies: 3
Views: 1099

Re: Historical modelling

Question. Could @grad_student use something like https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/hipparcos/high-proper-motion to create an addon which would adjust the positions of high proper motion stars? The list above is the top twenty, but more extensive lists should be available. I realize the target period wo...
by Janus
20.02.2021, 01:29
Forum: Help Central
Topic: "Orbit Object" Speed
Replies: 3
Views: 1204

Re: "Orbit Object" Speed

Be sure to save it in text only, ascii mode. Any extended characters and parsing will fail. Characters between 0x20 & 0x7F only, a single utf-8 character can break things. Notepad++, encoding ansi is the safest for windows. Convert to ansi if it is not already checked. All windows editors like t...
by Janus
18.02.2021, 23:53
Forum: Help Central
Topic: "Orbit Object" Speed
Replies: 3
Views: 1204

Re: "Orbit Object" Speed

@Rockhead1959

With celestia closed, not running.
Open celestia.cfg in a text editor.
Locate the line below, about 2/3 of the way through.
You can also use ctrl-f in many programs.

RotateAcceleration

The default is 120.0, whereas I set mine at 10 or 15.


Janus.
by Janus
12.02.2021, 00:47
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Janus texture and mesh
Replies: 6
Views: 1844

Re: Janus texture and mesh

@All,

Really, I appreciate the all the effort, truly, but the truth is I am just big boned, nothing to be done for it.


Janus.

P.S. The world has been to serious lately, everyone needs a laugh.
by Janus
04.02.2021, 14:32
Forum: Help Central
Topic: Unable to get either .3ds or .cmod files to load more than one texture
Replies: 10
Views: 2311

Re: Unable to get either .3ds or .cmod files to load more than one texture

@Endeavor35

Have you tried wine for running windows programs on mac.
I don't use mac, but according to their website, they support it, and it is open source as well.


Janus.
by Janus
06.12.2020, 03:04
Forum: Development
Topic: Spherical Mirror Projection?
Replies: 47
Views: 12372

Re: Spherical Mirror Projection?

@Lendonqiwi If I understand you correctly, you are asking about the use of spherical projection with a curved monitor. If so, then the spherical projection will not help you. In part this is because monitors mostly display a ribbon at the equator, whereas spherical projection includes the sky. The i...
by Janus
21.10.2020, 05:37
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: 200.000.000 star
Replies: 22
Views: 4379

Re: 200.000.000 star

Before the current world's mess started, which has taken over my life, not a day of in months. :hi: Love the money, need a break, getting paid to well to let myself care :> :fie: I was working on this problem as well. My first method is to start with a 250LY bubble subset of gaia. Load it and test i...
by Janus
08.09.2020, 14:07
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Now all we need are star maps to go with this.
Replies: 5
Views: 3246

Ancient earth texture toy.

I hope someone else finds this as amusing as I do.

https://dinosaurpictures.org/ancient-earth


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by Janus
03.09.2020, 04:46
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Celestia Motherlode archive on GitHub
Replies: 4
Views: 3221

Re: Celestia Motherlode archive on GitHub

I have a November of 2019 crawl of motherlode. (~60Gig)
Here is a listing
DIrListing.7z
(26.11 KiB) Downloaded 143 times

If anything I have is newer, just let me know.

You might also want to look at https://www.jcvignoli.com/celestia/?lang=en

It is a dual language celestia site.


Janus.
by Janus
01.09.2020, 02:15
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 3575

Re: SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE!!!

I have a crawl of the motherlode from last November(2019) (~93Gb)

Is this what you are looking for?
File was in the http://www.celestiamotherlode.net/creators/w0rldbuilder directory.


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by Janus
17.08.2020, 23:24
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Does anyone have this Earth with 1000M water drop as texture?
Replies: 4
Views: 1334

Re: Does anyone have this Earth with 1000M water drop as texture?

I find things like this interesting. One of my long term goals is create my own stand alone version of google earth on my own server. I want to play with ocean heights etc, but that is a long ways away. I do not currently have a spare server to give me all 197Million square miles of earth in real ti...
by Janus
17.08.2020, 03:23
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Does anyone have this Earth with 1000M water drop as texture?
Replies: 4
Views: 1334

Does anyone have this Earth with 1000M water drop as texture?

A friend sent me this link.
Though it might make a fun optional addition.

Earth with 1000m Ocean drop


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by Janus
04.08.2020, 02:56
Forum: Help Central
Topic: several Celestia version
Replies: 6
Views: 1880

Re: several Celestia version

@gironde I don't install anything to C: unless I have no choice at all. Even then I do not use the program files gibberish if I can avoid it. Programs are put into categories off the root: Games, Astronomy, Text, etc. None of my work is kept on C, I only copy it over so everything is compiled and po...
by Janus
03.08.2020, 03:07
Forum: Help Central
Topic: several Celestia version
Replies: 6
Views: 1880

Re: several Celestia version

I am on windows so what I do may directly apply. I have two methods I use. First:Give each version a distinct name in the same directory. Celestia-161_x86.exe Celestia-161_x64.exe Celestia-????_x??.exe Etc. This runs all the versions with the exact same setup. Second:Create a Celestia subdirectory. ...
by Janus
26.07.2020, 14:39
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Schmidt's Solar system tour v1.1
Replies: 8
Views: 2700

Re: Schmidt's Solar system tour v1.1

Does it display any of the planets, or just stop at the preload? Either way, I would start the troubleshooting in the notspecifiedtype() routine. The scripts were written pre new horizons, before some people I disagree with decided pluto was not a planet. I think they are wrong and in this specific ...
by Janus
26.07.2020, 02:13
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Schmidt's Solar system tour v1.1
Replies: 8
Views: 2700

Re: Schmidt's Solar system tour v1.1

@raylier Try something like this. I didn't run it, this is off the cuff. The problem is that because of the unitized nature of object storage, SOL, the planets, the moons, dwarfplanets, minormoons and such are all in one list, which is cycled through. In order to only see the planets, you have to fi...
by Janus
25.07.2020, 18:00
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Schmidt's Solar system tour v1.1
Replies: 8
Views: 2700

Re: Schmidt's Solar system tour v1.1

For anyone who is interested. V1.1 Some versions show base_Inertia{line 29} @ 0.7 instead of 0.3 as this does. -- Example script for Lua support in celestia -- -- Solar system tour Version II, v1.1 -- -- (c) 2003 Harald Schmidt -- http://www.h-schmidt.net/celestia/ -- -- comments, bugreports to: cel...
by Janus
24.07.2020, 21:48
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Hypothetical Bodies
Replies: 87
Views: 19737

Re: Hypothetical Bodies

@Joey.P RE:Vulcanoids. Your post reminded me something I hadn't thought of in years. For laughs. In a world I created for one of my many unfinished books, Starting is easy, finishing is hard, very hard. Anyway, I posited, then tried to make a case for Mercury being the core of a now extinct small ga...

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