Best Solar System Planet Textures and/or Models?

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Best Solar System Planet Textures and/or Models?

Post #1by Duglis » 20.10.2020, 07:03

Is there any uniform opinion on which are the best, most detailed planet textures and/or models to download? Surface features, text labels of the most interesting features, etc? Or combination of downloads for each planet? I’d like to explore hires features of the planetary surfaces. Also, the most detailed and colorful maps of the gas giants with moving clouds, etc. and of course all this applies to the planetary moons as well.

On a previous Celestia from years ago that somehow got deleted, I remember having much more detailed maps and details than I do now.

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Post #2by trappistplanets » 21.10.2020, 11:01

https://www.deviantart.com/fargetanik

you ned to become a member to download the fullres textures
if you need to you can use a photo editing program and downsize them
because some are about 16k res and some PCs can't handle that kind of resolution sadly

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Duglis wrote:Is there any uniform opinion on which are the best, most detailed planet textures and/or models to download? Surface features, text labels of the most interesting features, etc? Or combination of downloads for each planet? I’d like to explore hires features of the planetary surfaces. Also, the most detailed and colorful maps of the gas giants with moving clouds, etc. and of course all this applies to the planetary moons as well.

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Post #3by fyr02 » 22.10.2020, 05:43

I would definitely recommend FarGetaNik's Project Echoes, like above.
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Post #4by Challenger007 » 29.10.2020, 15:44

I am also interested in finding a library of images with planet textures. I just want to find a realistic, and not just a misunderstanding drawn by someone. Previously, there were such textures that you look and understand - someone was not too talented drawing. I want textures that are taken from real photos.

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Post #5by Gurren Lagann » 29.10.2020, 20:34

Maybe the USGS Astropedia can help: https://astrogeology.usgs.gov/search
Some mosaics there have file sizes in the gigabytes, so try saving some space for those!
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Post #6by Pluto » 12.12.2020, 18:23

Sorry If I am necro posting, but I recommend CO (Celestia Origins) It takes a while to unpack but it is worth it (BitTorrent deals with CO quite quickly!)

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Post #7by Duglis » 16.12.2020, 05:08

https://www.nature.com/immersive/d41586-020-02082-1/index.html

should lead to a new pluto complete texture, yes?
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Post #8by fyr02 » 16.12.2020, 06:07

no, it's just a re-analysis of the old data. No new textures are being produced.
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Post #9by Pluto » 19.12.2020, 21:07

Oh btw I found some cool textures over here on https://planet-texture-maps.fandom.com/f so check that out, I'll give and example of a texture from there
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Pluto (with fixed blur)

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Post #10by MrSpace43 » 19.12.2020, 21:32

That's just Kexitt's Pluto texture but edited. The original textures can be found here:
https://www.deviantart.com/kexitt/art/KD-1-Pluto-and-Charon-s-maps-663046037
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Post #11by trappistplanets » 19.12.2020, 23:33

if you want a hubble map of neptune 2020
neptune 2020.png

(credits to nasa)


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