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More Screenshots for Celestia's website

Post #1by LukeCEL » 14.04.2020, 23:53

Hi,

I was wondering if we could get more screenshots in https://celestia.space/gallery.html. The current gallery looks really nice, but Celestia can potentially show many more different types of objects:

Comets
Currently, the screenshot gallery doesn't include comets. Here is one shot of Earth with Halley's Comet in the background. I think Celestia's comets tend to the look the best when they're in the background.
cel://Follow/Sol:Earth/1986-03-06T14:09:13.83592? ... 0&rf=3446679&lm=0&tsrc=0&ver=3
earthcomet.png

Stars
The screenshot gallery has pictures of star fields, but none of stars up close. We could use any star for this, but I chose Proxima, partly because it's famous and partly because there aren't that many red colors in the gallery. I've offset the star, because the Rule of Thirds makes things look aesthetic.
cel://Follow/Proxima Cen/2019-02-01T01:38:40.9504 ... 0&rf=2398103&lm=0&tsrc=0&ver=3
proxima.png
Actually, SevenSpheres has a prettier version with a better texture and orange star flares.

Exoplanets
Once again, the screenshot gallery has no pictures of exoplanets. We could use any exoplanet for this, I just chose HD 189733 b as an example. The screenshots could be customized as much as you want, for example by adding flares to the parent stars, or by using a fancier texture or atmosphere for the planet.
cel://Follow/GJ 4130 A:HD 189733 Ab/2019-02-01T01 ... 0&rf=2135959&lm=0&tsrc=0&ver=3
HD189733b.png

Globular clusters
The screenshot gallery has no pictures of globular clusters. We could use any globular, but I think a famous one like Omega Centauri is a good idea. Like Proxima, I've offset the globular for aesthetic purposes.
cel://Follow/NGC 5139/2019-02-01T01:59:43.74257?x ... f=3446679&lm=8192&tsrc=0&ver=3
omegacen.png

Planetary nebulae
The screenshot gallery has some fictional nebulae, but no real ones, and no planetary nebulae either. I don't like the idea of using a billboard, that seems kind of "cheap" since you could just put any image on a billboard and it would be "picture-perfect". But others, like jll's Minkowski 2-9 add-on, seem to be good for the job:
cel://Follow/Minkowski 2-9/2019-02-01T02:00:28.11 ... f=3446679&lm=8192&tsrc=0&ver=3
Minkowski29.png

Of course, all of the screnshots in the Screenshot Gallery are pretty high-resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels), so they should be taken by someone with a monitor in those dimensions.

What do you all think?

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Post #2by SevenSpheres » 15.04.2020, 00:19

LukeCEL wrote:What do you all think?

I think this is a great idea. Here's my improved Proxima image:

proximacen.png


And here's an improved version of HD 189733:

hd189733.png
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Post #3by MrSpace43 » 15.04.2020, 00:34

Gliese 581 system:
GJ581 Celestia.png
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Post #4by SevenSpheres » 25.08.2020, 22:34

HD (1920x1080) versions of these images.

hd-halleyearth.png


hd-proxima.png


hd-hd189733b.png


hd-omegacen.png


Added after 58 minutes 22 seconds:
More HD screenshots...

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Post #5by jujuapapa » 26.08.2020, 06:00

Mine screenshot of Halley's comet (not Bill... :biggrin: ).

Halley.jpg

2,560 x 1,440 px with clouds
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Post #6by Daly » 09.09.2020, 15:57

Here Pulsar
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Post #7by Anthony_B_Russo10 » 09.09.2020, 21:08

And some fictional stuff
doujikinoyukiwallpaper.jpg
yuki.jpg
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Post #8by Daly » 10.09.2020, 03:43

here mira
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