Posts by omega13a

by omega13a
12.01.2014, 20:58
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: PlutonianEmpire's Circumbinary Reporting Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 9485

Re: PlutonianEmpire's Circumbinary Reporting Thread

I found this interesting paper for calculating the habitable zones around binary and multiple stars: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1401.0601v1.pdf
I sure wish the guy would share the source code because it might make my life easier when it comes to adding support for circumbinary systems to stargen...
by omega13a
11.01.2014, 20:35
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Current project: Modified Stargen (a solar system generator)
Replies: 50
Views: 12671

Re: Current project: Modified Stargen (a solar system genera

In the 2013 version, I added a -r option which would allow planets to randomly migrate inwards. Using that option I've been able to get some rather large Jovians into the habitable zone. As for circumbinaries... I know how you feel. I think I have an idea of how to solve the problem but I'm not sure...
by omega13a
07.01.2014, 07:44
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !
Replies: 0
Views: 606

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

Hopefully the domain name will work again soon. Then again, just having the site back is a good start for the new year.
by omega13a
07.01.2014, 07:43
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Current project: Modified Stargen (a solar system generator)
Replies: 50
Views: 12671

Re: Current project: Modified Stargen (a solar system genera

More changes made to the program. It now takes into account the albedo of vegetation on habitable worlds. I also made the filter for habitable worlds a little more stricter by excluding any planets around type O, B, and A type stars since they don't live long enough in the real world for life to for...
by omega13a
12.12.2013, 09:13
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Current project: Modified Stargen (a solar system generator)
Replies: 50
Views: 12671

Re: Current project: Modified Stargen (a solar system genera

I got a new version working at least for me. Its takes into account the spectral type and temperature of stars when generating systems so the habitable zones and albedo of the gas giants will be more in line with current theories. I also managed to more or less translate selden's moon generator code...
by omega13a
12.12.2013, 08:40
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Forum address issue
Replies: 2
Views: 2264

Re: Forum address issue

Normally I would agree but didn't we had this problem before earlier this year?
by omega13a
18.10.2013, 04:19
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Current project: Modified Stargen (a solar system generator)
Replies: 50
Views: 12671

Re: Current project: Modified Stargen (a solar system genera

IPP is short for inspired partial pressure. I don't know much about what it is other than it is used to determine the breathablity of the atmospheres.
by omega13a
07.08.2013, 19:10
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: A pink planet
Replies: 6
Views: 2331

A pink planet

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/alien-pl ... 6C10867940

And all this time I was thinking pink gas giants aren't real...
by omega13a
04.08.2013, 23:31
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: New Version?
Replies: 18
Views: 4542

Re: New Version?

Well, if I recall, there is someone who has made an unofficial version 1.6.3 of Celestia that supports Class Y brown dwarfs.
by omega13a
28.07.2013, 06:59
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: PlutonianEmpire's Circumbinary Reporting Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 9485

Re: PlutonianEmpire's Circumbinary Reporting Thread

argelesmer wrote:Red or late orange dwarfs generate highly violent radiations lethal to life, even in a possible habitable zone (about distance)...

Well, It depends on a number of factors if I understand that paper correctly.
by omega13a
28.07.2013, 00:46
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: PlutonianEmpire's Circumbinary Reporting Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 9485

Re: PlutonianEmpire's Circumbinary Reporting Thread

You could always change the masses and types of the two stars...
by omega13a
22.07.2013, 04:54
Forum: Utilities
Topic: Recovering lost stargen seeds?
Replies: 8
Views: 4866

Re: Recovering lost stargen seeds?

I've managed to do the first three planets and two moons. You can see my progress at http://www.fedtrek.com/staff/omega13a/c ... ar=1125698 .
by omega13a
21.07.2013, 18:53
Forum: Utilities
Topic: Recovering lost stargen seeds?
Replies: 8
Views: 4866

Re: Recovering lost stargen seeds?

I don't think what you want to accomplish is possible... Especially since Sigma Draconis is in both the Dole and Sol Station catalogs of predefined stars in Stargen and has a different mass in each catalog. In Sol Station's catalog, the mass is hard coded. In Dole's its calculated based on the lumin...
by omega13a
12.07.2013, 00:24
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: Alien planet's color detected
Replies: 3
Views: 2266

Alien planet's color detected

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/bizarro- ... 6C10600962

Looks like I'm going to need to recolor some of my gas giants...
by omega13a
03.07.2013, 19:22
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Current project: Modified Stargen (a solar system generator)
Replies: 50
Views: 12671

Re: Current project: Modified Stargen (a solar system genera

I made them using a utility I have laying around somewhere... As for when the next version is going to be released, I'm trying to incorporate some calculations from another research paper I found.
by omega13a
12.06.2013, 17:56
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Ordyss (HIP 56948) system
Replies: 9
Views: 3299

Re: Ordyss (HIP 56948) system

looks very good. Can't wait for the final product!
by omega13a
11.06.2013, 20:01
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Omega Galaxy
Replies: 5
Views: 2187

Re: Omega Galaxy

Its not a full reboot. Its more like closing one or two programs and opening them up again.
by omega13a
11.06.2013, 18:32
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Omega Galaxy
Replies: 5
Views: 2187

Re: Omega Galaxy

Given the problems with the server overloading due to insane surges in traffic lately, I've set my server to restart the nginx and php-fpm services (which is a lot fast then a system reboot. Things would be back to normal in 15-20 seconds) every fifteen minutes. Judging by the time PlutonianEmpire's...
by omega13a
31.05.2013, 05:10
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Sprites model of Orion-like nebulae (WORK IN PROGRESS)
Replies: 27
Views: 5513

Re: Sprites model of Orion-like nebulae (WORK IN PROGRESS)

Have you made any more progress? I would really like to use these in my Omega Galaxy add-on.
by omega13a
30.05.2013, 18:02
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Omega Galaxy
Replies: 5
Views: 2187

Re: Omega Galaxy

I have no problem downloading right now. Sometime last night the server restarted at least once do to a possible DOS attack... :?

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