Posts by philb

by philb
14.01.2012, 14:55
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: 7.1 Christchurch Earthquake Simulation
Replies: 7
Views: 5167

Re: 7.1 Christchurch Earthquake Simulation

The earth has been fairly quiet here over the last few days, in fact yesterday was the first day since Christmas in which we went for more than 24 hours without a single quake: ql-20120114-0330.jpg Usually after things have been quite for a while, it seems that the stress is accumulating again, and ...
by philb
02.01.2012, 11:33
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: 7.1 Christchurch Earthquake Simulation
Replies: 7
Views: 5167

Re: 7.1 Christchurch Earthquake Simulation

... so much for a happy new year! :roll: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10776340 http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10776300 http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/shattering-start-2012-christchurch-4672046 :x ql-20120102-1940.JPG
by philb
02.01.2012, 07:18
Forum: Help Central
Topic: SSD drives valid for Celestia??
Replies: 5
Views: 2144

Re: SSD drives valid for Celestia??

I would suggest you investigate "SSD caching" : http://www.anandtech.com/show/4329/intel-z68-chipset-smart-response-technology-ssd-caching-review/2 I don't know if your hardware would support this (let alone the issue of putting a second drive into your laptop). The idea is that you can re...
by philb
28.12.2011, 22:08
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Newly discovered habitable planet: Kepler-22b
Replies: 9
Views: 6571

Re: Newly discovered habitable planet: Kepler-22b

No need to apologize, you're just as entitled to make addons, as I am. ;-) I try not to use Wikipedia as it is often wrong (only as a last resort). I used the following sources: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/kepler/news/kepscicon-briefing.html http://exoplanet.eu/catalog-all.php?runit=&munit...
by philb
28.12.2011, 03:45
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Newly discovered habitable planet: Kepler-22b
Replies: 9
Views: 6571

Re: Newly discovered habitable planet: Kepler-22b

Hi Shog, Thanks for your addon. FYI, I have already created an addon for this system earlier in the month which looks to be very similar to yours. (see here: http://shatters.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=16696&p=128518#p128518 ) People who may have downloaded both versions should be aware th...
by philb
06.12.2011, 12:16
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Request for planet creation etc....
Replies: 12
Views: 8919

Re: Request for planet creation

kristoffer wrote:So, possible habitable for other races, not humans
That would be exciting
Hmmm....
... Not sure if I'd like to meet up with a race that has evolved in 5 g's (given the human race's propensity for getting into fights! )

:o
by philb
06.12.2011, 12:07
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Request for planet creation etc....
Replies: 12
Views: 8919

Re: Request for planet creation

Kepler telescope has confirmed the first habitable planet. the planet orbit the sun-like star Kepler-22, and the planet is 2.4 times the size of Earth. It is inside the "habitable zone" Here's a very rudimentary add-on for the star and it's planet. Unzip to your extras folder, and go to K...
by philb
02.08.2011, 11:53
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: earth trojan L4 "asteroid 2010 TK7"
Replies: 3
Views: 3423

Re: earth trojan L4 "asteroid 2010 TK7"

An addon showing 2010 PK7 in Celestia:
2010 TK7.zip

The orbital elements are taken from the wiki page mentioned by the OP.
(Please advise any errors).

The bodyframe rotation is purely speculative (I've just given it a slow 3 hour tumble).

Enjoy.
by philb
23.06.2011, 16:07
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: 7.1 Christchurch Earthquake Simulation
Replies: 7
Views: 5167

Re: 7.1 Christchurch Earthquake Simulation

For comparison with release 3 (cc_quake_R3.zip) which covers the period Sep 2010 - Jun 2011, here is an addon showing the earthquake activity in NZ in the previous year (Sep 2009 - Aug 2010) leading up to the 7.1 event. Download: cc_quake-mag3+sep09-aug10_V1.zip Note that this particular addon can b...
by philb
22.06.2011, 12:53
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: 7.1 Christchurch Earthquake Simulation
Replies: 7
Views: 5167

Re: 7.1 Christchurch Earthquake Simulation

3rd update... Download link has been added to the original post (above) This update replaces all older versions. Notes: 1. Release 3 covers the whole of New Zealand and surrounding area (between latitudes 33S to 48S, and longitudes 164E to 176E) 2. Includes only earthquakes of Magnitude 3 or greater...
by philb
15.10.2010, 11:58
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: 7.1 Christchurch Earthquake Simulation
Replies: 7
Views: 5167

Re: 7.1 Christchurch Earthquake Simulation

Aftershocks are still occurring on a regular basis, reducing in frequency, but not so much in size, so the second release adds aftershocks from 01Oct - 15Oct. (the most recent significant one was a 4.6 mag. Oct 15 9.31 UTC (10:31 tonight local time). This release also has been re-designed to have fl...
by philb
06.10.2010, 09:49
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: 7.1 Christchurch Earthquake Simulation
Replies: 7
Views: 5167

Re: 7.1

I forgot to mention that this addon was developed using Celestia version 1.6.0 It should still work in 1,5 although I recommend using 1.6 if you can. The main event ( 7.1 on the richter scale): http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~philbatchelor/addons/img/06.jpg First aftershock (20 minutes later) is a 5.6:...
by philb
02.10.2010, 04:46
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: 7.1 Christchurch Earthquake Simulation
Replies: 7
Views: 5167

7.1 Christchurch Earthquake Simulation

An animation of the 7.1 quake which hit the Canterbury region of New Zealand on Sep 04th 2010 at 4:35am (local time), and the thousands of both major and minor aftershocks which have occurred in the following ~9 months. Here is some background info, if you are interested, about the 3 major events: 7...

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