For Celestia: Sun becoming red giant anyone?

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Cham M
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Post #1by Cham » 10.05.2019, 13:06

Drop the unzipped folder into your addons directory, and use the included script (put it inside your scripts directory). Visit the "Suffering Earth", "Suffering Mars" and "Suffering Jupiter" ("Terre Souffrante", "Mars Souffrante" and "Jupiter Souffrante", in French).

It's in French, but you should be able to translate everything to your language very easily. Don't forget to open and save the files under the UTF8 format.

I'm not responsible for the troubles you may get with this old addon. I will not work on it for you.

Enjoy.

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Post #2by Art Blos » 10.05.2019, 17:29

As part of "Celestia Origin" has long been such an addon, which uses more accurate theoretical calculations (orbits, object sizes, and so on).
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There is just such an addon on Motherlode

Post #3by fsgregs » 12.05.2019, 19:47

For years, a big Red Giant addon has been available on the Motherlode, but it has been included as one of several addons in one of the Celestia Educational Activities . As a F/u to this post, I have now just uploaded it to the Motherlode as its own separate addon, called "Red-Giant'Earth.zip". Look for it in a few days. It is a quite spectacular view of the dramatic scenes one will find near Earth, Mars and Jupiter when our sun becomes a Red Supergiant sun in 5 billion years.

Included in the addon is a read-me file which contains cel:url "click here" links that will take you to some great viewpoints near the Red Giant sun. Here is one screenshot.

educational_Activity_6___the_Life_1__Frank_Gregorio.jpg


To use, simply unzip the addon into the extras folder, launch Celestia, open the read-me file and click the first "click here" link.

Enjoy

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Post #4by Adirondack » 25.07.2019, 11:05

We all live under the same sky, but we do not have the same horizon. (K. Adenauer)
The horizon of some people is a circle with the radius zero - and they call it their point of view. (A. Einstein)


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