Dear members of the Celestia community!
We’d like to introduce our Celestia Origin project whose goal is to upgrade Celestia 1.6.1 with the most current information about celestial bodies without modifying the source code. This project is the largest one of its kind in the Russian Internet.
As the founder and the head of the project, I’d like to invite you to participate.
Project’s home page is located at https://vk.com/celestiaorigin
- Artyom Goncharov aka Art Blos - founder and head of the project, chief add-on developer and group administrator;
- Artyom Volgin aka Zemlyanin - data collection tools, add-on development and scientific advise;
- Robert Skuridin aka RVS - hi-res textures and scientific advise;
- Greg Frieger - creator of the largest database of minor body shapes (https://space.frieger.com/asteroids/), helper utilities and scripts;
- Askaniy Anpilogov aka Askaniy - textures, objects and location data, group moderator;
- Anton Sobolev aka Vision - project promotion and support.
Our team is constantly monitoring space-related news and publications to collect the latest information about known space objects as well as scientific theories. As the result, we have created a unique assembly of Celestia add-ons. Most of the work has been done by the team members, while the rest was acquired from other parties. Each celestial body in our assembly has been updated with all available information, including physical and orbital parameters, alternative naming and topographic locations where available.
The latest version (published on August 30th 2017) includes:
- 9 planets (including a hypothetical one);
- 190 planetary satellites (with 4 hypothetical ones);
- 5 dwarf planets and 9 dwarf moons;
- 3422 asteroids with 19 binary and 1 trinary ones;
- 1122 comets;
- More than 2 million stars;
- 6 exoplanets;
- 33 nebulas;
- 25 space probes.
I’d like to highlight the following features:
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The largest assembly (1000+) of 3D shape models of Solar System bodies
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New high-resolution textures (up to 4K resolution in DDS format) for Solar System bodies and stars