Distance limit for SSC objects

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Distance limit for SSC objects

Post #1by Click » 04.10.2017, 18:03

I'm a newbie to Celestia, trying to draw successively large cubes around objects to explain order-of-magnitude (logarithmic) distance scales. As referenced in the Celestia/SSC File Guide, "Objects defined in SSC files cannot be seen when the viewpoint is more than 1 light-year from their Star or Barycenter." Beyond that 1ly distance, objects -- in my case, a ~1ly cube -- simply winks out and isn't displayed.

Is there a new feature or kludge that gets around this 1ly limit?

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Post #2by selden » 05.10.2017, 11:27

You can use DSC objects for displaying larger scales.

For an example, see https://www.classe.cornell.edu/~seb/celestia/files/graticules-cmod-150.zip
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Post #3by Click » 06.10.2017, 14:44

Thanks, Selden. Works fine. The Graticules code is a great example to build from. :smile:


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