Posts by Redden Alt-Mer

by Redden Alt-Mer
24.12.2017, 09:22
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Celestia coordinates and Elite Dangerous
Replies: 10
Views: 3226

Re: Celestia coordinates and Elite Dangerous

Thanks, I'll give it a try. About the JD3300, as you can see in the code snippets above I tried to set the time correctly, but as far as I could see, this does not influence the output of the get_position function. I'm tempted of using a brute-force approach to this and trying to rotate the position...
by Redden Alt-Mer
22.12.2017, 20:51
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Celestia coordinates and Elite Dangerous
Replies: 10
Views: 3226

Re: Celestia coordinates and Elite Dangerous

Thanks for extracting the data, I'm sorry to hear that's confusing for you too :/ I calculated some more distances and it seems that the stars, despite having completely different coordinates, are placed in the same way wrt each other. So, with the single exception of Mira, all have the same distanc...
by Redden Alt-Mer
22.12.2017, 13:04
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Celestia coordinates and Elite Dangerous
Replies: 10
Views: 3226

Re: Celestia coordinates and Elite Dangerous

Ehy, sure! Elite dangerous has coordinates saved in a logfile when you jump to a system, and there's EDSM (the website I linked a post ago) that basically collects as many as possible and offers an API to retrieve them programmatically. So, for example, given a system name you could query EDSM like ...
by Redden Alt-Mer
20.12.2017, 14:13
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Celestia coordinates and Elite Dangerous
Replies: 10
Views: 3226

Re: Celestia coordinates and Elite Dangerous

To help the discussion a bit, here's a partly interactive representation of Elite dangerous galaxy: https://www.edsm.net/en/galactic-mapping#2/0/0/25000 The three axis are as follows: z: goes from Sol towards Sag A* (x=25.21875, y=-20.90625, z=25899.96875) x: perpendicular to z, increases going &quo...
by Redden Alt-Mer
19.12.2017, 16:04
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Celestia coordinates and Elite Dangerous
Replies: 10
Views: 3226

Re: Celestia coordinates and Elite Dangerous

Hi Selden, thanks for your reply!

Unfortunately, I tried this already (see at about half of the post, when talking about the object:getposition documentation) but it didn't help!
by Redden Alt-Mer
17.12.2017, 17:48
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Celestia coordinates and Elite Dangerous
Replies: 10
Views: 3226

Celestia coordinates and Elite Dangerous

Hi everyone, let's start with a disclaimer: I'm new to Celestia and I have close to zero education in Astrophysics, so the following post may be full of dumb stuff. The problem I'm trying to solve is pretty straightforward: sometimes, when playing Elite Dangerous, an online space simulator set in 33...

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