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Re: Post your Celestia pictures!

Post #821by John Van Vliet » 08.06.2011, 02:16

a composite montage of the Gliese 581 system
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Re: Post your Celestia pictures!

Post #822by selden » 11.06.2011, 15:24

A globular cluster in the LMC
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Re: Post your Celestia pictures!

Post #823by PlutonianEmpire » 16.06.2011, 00:48

A gas giant in Delta Trianguli's habitable zone I've had for about a month now. It has 21 moons. The SSC for the entire moon system was created in just an hour and a half, using the modified SSC generator to output data used from AstroSynthesis (I'm pretty sure others can make much more SSC than that at a much faster rate). Unfortunately, AstroSynthesis likes to exaggerate numbers (orbit inclinations and eccentricities, among others), so some digits were deleted and some were added when I manually copy/pasted the data from AstroSynthesis into the SSC generator's data entry fields.

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Someone asked a while back if AstroSynthesis bases gas giant moon generation on the moon systems of the gas giants in this solar system. Judging by the orbits I see in the last screenshot above, I believe it does, to a point.

While I admit the rings kinda look like Saturn's, I actually used a picture of a pet cat as the source to create the rings.
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Re: Post your Celestia pictures!

Post #824by bh » 16.06.2011, 07:55

Super... looks great!

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Re: Post your Celestia pictures!

Post #825by Tegmine » 17.06.2011, 12:01

That is one dizzy kitty....looks very cool, though.

I use AstroSynth alot as well. It helps when you're trying to fill in other systems where only info for one planet is given. For example, I used it for my version of Anne McCaffrey's Rukhbat system (from Dragonrider's of Pern). The irritating thing about it can be the excessive overlap between moons, ring systems in wierd places, and moons well inside the Roche limit.

Anyway, I haven't posted a pic, so here's what I've been working on....

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Re: Post your Celestia pictures!

Post #826by PlutonianEmpire » 17.06.2011, 20:19

Tegmine wrote:That is one dizzy kitty....looks very cool, though.
I've actually been considering posting a tutorial in the Tutorials subforum on how to turn just about anything from daily life into planet rings. :)

Although I feel I should have more practice before actually posting a tutorial.
The irritating thing about it can be the excessive overlap between moons, ring systems in wierd places, and moons well inside the Roche limit.
That's why I take the time to modify the numbers before having the SSC Generator output the data. ;)

A general rule of thumb I follow when it comes to gas giants is based on what we know about the gas giants in this solar system is that the closest moons, the ones inside the roche limit, are minor moons, the middle moons are the large moons, and the outer moons are again minor moons, smaller than the ones close to the planet.

Of course, things may get stale after doing it that way for a while, but that's life. :)

EDIT: Here's a picture of the Avatar system I'm working on. I didn't like any of the Avatar addons available on the Motherlode, so I figured I'd create my own version, one that's as close to James Cameron's vision as I could.

In this picture, I'm working on a night map for Pandora. I figure that some of the bioluminescence may be visible from space.

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Re: Post your Celestia pictures!

Post #827by Tegmine » 24.06.2011, 11:48

That's why I take the time to modify the numbers before having the SSC Generator output the data.

Are you referring to Rassillon's SSC Generator, or do you know of something else?

A general rule of thumb I follow when it comes to gas giants is based on what we know about the gas giants in this solar system is that the closest moons, the ones inside the roche limit, are minor moons, the middle moons are the large moons, and the outer moons are again minor moons, smaller than the ones close to the planet.

I guess I have a couple things to fix on the the largest gas giant in the Rukhbat system! :lol:

I was wanting to do an addon for Polyphemus as well, but didn't get enough info on it. Looking forward to what you come up with...

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Re: Post your Celestia pictures!

Post #829by John Van Vliet » 24.06.2011, 18:44

Hi Luther781
nice , but you might want to post thumbnail previews

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Re: Post your Celestia pictures!

Post #830by PlutonianEmpire » 04.07.2011, 05:17

Tegmine wrote:
That's why I take the time to modify the numbers before having the SSC Generator output the data.

Are you referring to Rassillon's SSC Generator, or do you know of something else?
Yes, I was referring to Rassilon's SSC Generator.

My own take on the beginning of Avatar. (I should've used the 2 million stars stars.dat for this picture. :oops: )
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A world I made, devoted to my favorite animal: cats.
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Re: Post your Celestia pictures!

Post #831by ajtribick » 04.07.2011, 21:13

A more abstract one... Earth's constellations viewed from Kepler-11g

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Re: Post your Celestia pictures!

Post #832by Reiko » 24.07.2011, 05:20

Improved Spacedock on the way!

First here is the old one...

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Now for the new one.

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Re: Post your Celestia pictures!

Post #833by John Van Vliet » 24.07.2011, 05:38

the Titan/Tethys encounter on July 14 as seen by Cassini

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Re: Post your Celestia pictures!

Post #834by John Van Vliet » 04.08.2011, 06:10

an io eclipse as of 30 min. ago
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Re: Post your Celestia pictures!

Post #835by Reiko » 04.08.2011, 13:51

john Van Vliet wrote:an io eclipse as of 30 min. ago
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I like this! :)

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Re: Post your Celestia pictures!

Post #836by Tegmine » 15.08.2011, 11:46

Luther, for a first time out, that looks pretty nice!
Wish my first attempt looked half as good as that. (It was a trainwreck.) :lol:

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Re: Post your Celestia pictures!

Post #837by Tavotrio » 15.08.2011, 23:49

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99 999 stars viewed from a planet located on M82 ! I took few months to discover how to make them match with the galactic plane but the is the final result!

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Re: Post your Celestia pictures!

Post #838by Cham » 21.08.2011, 02:34

Another world. So many of them out there !
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Re: Post your Celestia pictures!

Post #839by fungun » 23.08.2011, 00:22

From some up-coming addons. :)

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Re: Post your Celestia pictures!

Post #840by Fenerit » 23.08.2011, 23:37

Hi! Are that standalone cockpits for Celestia's users or bridge views from spaceships hulls?
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