Posts by psCargile

by psCargile
03.08.2012, 17:13
Forum: Help Central
Topic: Red Giant visual spectrum
Replies: 2
Views: 3315

Re: Red Giant visual spectrum

Thanks. That's all I needed was a confirmation that there would be some blue.
by psCargile
03.08.2012, 08:14
Forum: Help Central
Topic: Red Giant visual spectrum
Replies: 2
Views: 3315

Red Giant visual spectrum

I suppose this pertains to both the physics side and the Celestia side; I'm writing a series of stories and I want to be as realistic as possible for depicting the sky as seen on a planet that has an atmosphere comparable to Earth around a red giant. I had read from an online pdf (that I cannot find...
by psCargile
01.09.2009, 04:25
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Venus temperature range in Celestia 160
Replies: 4
Views: 3063

Re: Venus temperature range in Celestia 160

Thanks Selden. That's all I needed to know.
by psCargile
31.08.2009, 04:33
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Venus temperature range in Celestia 160
Replies: 4
Views: 3063

Re: Venus temperature range in Celestia 160

Have a question about temperature and thought I'd search for similar threads instead of making a new topic. I was wondering about the accuracy of the temperatures as I am building a fictional habitable world around a M9III giant with an AbsMag of 4.07. This is a world I'm using as a setting in a ser...
by psCargile
13.01.2008, 03:35
Forum: Scripting
Topic: New script: an interactive spacecraft trajectory creator
Replies: 27
Views: 29931

Re: New script: an interactive spacecraft trajectory creator

I had the same problem using Windows XP Pro SP2. The script will run and go through the warning page, ask for the output name, ask for the number of points, but didn't ask for any adaptive angle. When I input the minimum of 4 points, the script wouldn't do anything after that. Just tried it with 5 a...
by psCargile
13.10.2007, 00:38
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: The Fate of Project Constellation
Replies: 17
Views: 8115

Re: The Fate of Project Constellation

I think any future Moon venture should be one in which scientists strive to build a permanent working base there, one which could be used as a stepping-stone for future missions to Mars and elsewhere.


That's the plan. We're not going back for goofs.
by psCargile
23.04.2007, 01:39
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: Could an earth-sized planet have 2 moons?
Replies: 10
Views: 7012

Re: Could an earth-sized planet have 2 moons?

Using Gravity Simulator I placed a small moon 175 km radius and .005 Earth masses at a SMA of 500,000 km. This caused quite some havoc with the Moon's orbit and eventual both orbits became very elliptical with the new moon coming very close to the Earth. The same moon 350 km radius doesn't remain in...
by psCargile
23.04.2007, 01:30
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Viewing the night sky from the surface of earth
Replies: 24
Views: 8397

Re: Viewing the night sky from the surface of earth

Next time you are outside and the Moon is out, scale it with your out-stretched hand. I found that the Moon would fit inside my pinky fingernail! That's about a quarter of an inch.
by psCargile
22.04.2007, 04:52
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: problems with black hole theory
Replies: 24
Views: 15763

Re: problems with black hole theory

The works of Stephen Hawking and Kip Thorne offer insight into black holes. Plus I'm sure there a number of technically accurate websites that do the same. Black holes were solutions to some equations derived from relativity theory. The theory predicted black holes. Then black hole candidates were f...
by psCargile
21.04.2007, 18:55
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Viewing the night sky from the surface of earth
Replies: 24
Views: 8397

Re: Viewing the night sky from the surface of earth

Just change the SMA and bring the Moon closer.
by psCargile
19.04.2007, 00:20
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: spaceship design question: generating gravity
Replies: 25
Views: 18518

Re: spaceship design question: generating gravity

Ran across this doing a search for something else and it reminded me of a design that I came up with. http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g133/psCargile/sfada/habitat_interior_03.jpg http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g133/psCargile/sfada/habitat_interior_01.jpg http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g133/p...
by psCargile
17.04.2007, 08:04
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Realistic planetary generation
Replies: 12
Views: 5587

Re: Realistic planetary generation

I did have a problem but I figured it out. Now my answers make sense. Thanks for all the help.
by psCargile
11.04.2007, 22:09
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Realistic planetary generation
Replies: 12
Views: 5587

Re: Realistic planetary generation

Meters! Alright, so if I input the semimajor axis in meters I should get results that make sense.
by psCargile
11.04.2007, 19:26
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Realistic planetary generation
Replies: 12
Views: 5587

Re: Realistic planetary generation

The model has some interior features that aren't needed. Currently the unfinished model is 29.8 MB. I can't upload this at my current and not expected to change anytime soon very slow dial-up internet connection. I download 1 MB in 15 to 20 minutes. It would take me about 8 hours to upload something...
by psCargile
11.04.2007, 18:08
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Realistic planetary generation
Replies: 12
Views: 5587

Re: Realistic planetary generation

I have no problem writing the ssc files, and I have Erin Dunn's System maker to make things easier. StarGen does a great job creating solar systems, however it doesn't do moons. I've noticed that Celestia (1.4.1) displays output and doesn't care if your inputs are impossible--I've put the Mir in a h...
by psCargile
11.04.2007, 06:51
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Realistic planetary generation
Replies: 12
Views: 5587

Re: Realistic planetary generation

Thanks bh. The tex files are too large for me to DL--no broadband available out here in the country, and not the fastest dial-up. LightTanis, I do 3d artwork myself, some of which can be seen here at my board . I consider myself more of a conceptual artist and a lot of my models remain to be finishe...
by psCargile
10.04.2007, 19:48
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Realistic planetary generation
Replies: 12
Views: 5587

Realistic planetary generation

My main reason for using Celestia is creating fictional planetary systems. I want these planets and moons to have realistic orbits, periods, and rotations. I've made use of programs in the Motherlode utilities section--StarGen and the ssc file creator. Plus I'm using Gravity Simulator to check out t...
by psCargile
12.02.2007, 08:39
Forum: Development
Topic: List of SSC commands and other useful info
Replies: 7
Views: 19109

Re: List of SSC commands and other useful info

In v 1.4.1 you can take the align.log data: Orientation: [0.0133964,0.999795,0.0151858], 133.005 read as Orientation: [x-axis, y-axis, z-axis], angle and convert it to the ssc data: Orientation [ 133.005 0.0133964 0.999795 0.0151858 ] read as Orientation [angle x y z] or Orientation [ 133.005 0 1 0 ...
by psCargile
22.01.2007, 20:11
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: America and the European Storm?
Replies: 56
Views: 21254

Re: America and the European Storm?

Should people have freedom of choice?
by psCargile
19.01.2007, 20:27
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: America and the European Storm?
Replies: 56
Views: 21254

Re: America and the European Storm?

I'm sure there is lots of things that happen the US that aren't considered newsworthy to European media.

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