Posts by VF2_Rolf

by VF2_Rolf
17.08.2016, 00:09
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Pictures from Celestia
Replies: 158
Views: 44628

Re: Pictures from Celestia

It is indeed the Hubble Nebula.
by VF2_Rolf
16.08.2016, 18:41
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Pictures from Celestia
Replies: 158
Views: 44628

Re: Pictures from Celestia

A few Celestia shots... http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i336/DogOnPorch/Hubblenebula_zpson32xieo.jpg http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i336/DogOnPorch/jupiter_zpsz6pg0rtk.jpg http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i336/DogOnPorch/Saturn3_zpsxvsp2kio.jpg http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i336/Do...
by VF2_Rolf
09.01.2004, 00:44
Forum: Textures
Topic: 2M of graphics inside! Screenshots of 64K textures
Replies: 23
Views: 7337

Re: 2M of graphics inside! Screenshots of 64K textures

Oppps...that last one was mine. Again...superb.
by VF2_Rolf
05.01.2004, 15:20
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: question: placing a spacecraft
Replies: 10
Views: 2868

Re: question: placing a spacecraft

Frank, That version of the USS Discovery can be found here... http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~dbartles/ ...however it is for Orbiter and its meshes are no longer in 3DS format. Dave Bartles could be contacted to see if he has the mesh in 3DS...he also is the maker of the Leonov... http://www.flights...
by VF2_Rolf
03.01.2004, 02:55
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: question: placing a spacecraft
Replies: 10
Views: 2868

Re: question: placing a spacecraft

"Yup, you gotta love those inertial thrusters..." Yes indeed :) Himalia is almost impossible to orbit due to Jupiter's incredible influence...a gentle 'puff' from a lander's engine is all that is needed for lift-off...but it's a 'biggie' as far as Jupiter's outer moons go. Speaking of thrusters...he...
by VF2_Rolf
01.01.2004, 00:58
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: question: placing a spacecraft
Replies: 10
Views: 2868

Re: question: placing a spacecraft

Celestia is one of the best planetarium programs ever...but it does not handle actual space flight very well. You might find Orbiter a likely companion to your Celestia install...actual space flight is its forte'. Orbiter had to play quite a bit of catch up to look as nice as Celestia...but that day...
by VF2_Rolf
07.11.2003, 04:14
Forum: Textures
Topic: Colored 2k textures for Deimos and Phobos
Replies: 14
Views: 3874

Re: Colored 2k textures for Deimos and Phobos

Interesting to note that when asked what colour the Moon was close up, the Apollo astronauts replied with everything from cement grey to shades of brown...depends on lighting and the owner of the eyeball in person, I'd bet. We'll find out when we get there, of course... ;)

Cheers,
Rolf
by VF2_Rolf
07.11.2003, 03:53
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Eclipses in Mars
Replies: 5
Views: 1879

Re: Eclipses in Mars

Phobos's numerous eclipses would be a truely interesting (and indeed alien) aspect of living on Mars. Those pictures really show it well, too.

Very cool.

Cheers,
Rolf
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by VF2_Rolf
07.11.2003, 03:06
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: Opinion on 'simulation' design
Replies: 18
Views: 10564

Re: Opinion on 'simulation' design

Hi,
You might want to take a look at Orbiter and see how the various problems you are running into were handled. It seems to be close to what you are designing.

Cheers,
Rolf

Orbiter: http://www.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/~martins/orbit/orbit.html

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