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Improved renderings of elliptical galaxies

Posted: 04.01.2019, 21:43
by LukeCEL
Hi everyone (and developers). I was wondering if Celestia could render elliptical galaxies more realistically than it does now. Currently, they are drawn similarly to irregular galaxies. But they look more like this:

560px-Abell_S740,_cropped_to_ESO_325-G004.jpg
(Credit: NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team)

They have a more white to golden color, and have a very smooth brightness profile that is accurately described using de Vaucouleurs' law. Any thoughts?

Posted: 05.01.2019, 15:13
by onetwothree
Dunno, need to dig through the code