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Posted: 01.11.2018, 21:48
by SpaceFanatic64
I'm not entirely sure about the new Jupiter rings texture. It seems a little too visible.

Posted: 01.11.2018, 21:52
by Anthony_B_Russo10
The point is to highlight the different rings in the Jovian system.

Posted: 01.11.2018, 22:38
by SpaceFanatic64
Oh, well my mistake. Sorry.

Posted: 02.11.2018, 04:45
by Art Blos
SpaceFanatic64 wrote:I'm not entirely sure about the new Jupiter rings texture. It seems a little too visible.
Don't worry, in normal mode the rings are inconspicuous. :smoke:

Posted: 02.11.2018, 19:41
by Art Blos
The textures of Uranian moons are repainted and improved. Model quality upgraded to original. Miranda's texture resolution increased to 4K.
Moons of Uranus (with our Moon).png

Posted: 02.11.2018, 20:43
by Joey P.
Nice :)

Posted: 02.11.2018, 21:26
by Askaniy
Joey P. wrote:Nice

Thanks! :wink:

Posted: 02.11.2018, 21:51
by SpaceFanatic64
I'm honestly surprised how much dedication was put into this. It's very amazing to see that people actually took the time to make an up-to-date space simulator.

Posted: 05.11.2018, 09:03
by Art Blos
Added new alternative textures of the Jupiter in ultraviolet, infrared and radio range.
Jupiter-ultraviolet.png
Jupiter-infrared.png
Jupiter-radio.png

Posted: 06.11.2018, 11:30
by Leeloo211
I want to ask professionals about these telescopes. https://www.bestadvisor.com/best-telescopes
I'm interested (beginner) in it and want to buy a telescope to watch the stars, but I'm not ready to spend too much money.
Thoughts?

Posted: 06.11.2018, 12:29
by Askaniy
I'm not a professional, but I think that among them the first telescope (Celestron NexStar 6 SE) is the best solution.
I have got Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope too but from another manufacturer. A very convenient closed system with a huge optical zoom.
In addition to the stars will be well visible Moon, planets, and planets' moons. Using adapters you can connect the camera.

Posted: 08.11.2018, 00:48
by SpaceFanatic64
I'm pumped for the new release on December 30th! It just keeps getting better and better, doesn't it?

Posted: 08.11.2018, 06:03
by Art Blos
SpaceFanatic64 wrote:I'm pumped for the new release on December 30th! It just keeps getting better and better, doesn't it?
Until December 30th we still have much to do.

Posted: 10.11.2018, 11:55
by Art Blos
Added improved textures and models of the Amalthea, Prometheus, Epimetheus, Janus, Puck, Larissa and Proteus.
Minor moons.png

Posted: 10.11.2018, 12:05
by Art Blos
Added topographic maps of Janus and Epimetheus.
Topo Janus & Epimetheus.png

Posted: 10.11.2018, 15:04
by SpaceFanatic64
Now all that's missing are improved textures and models of Helene, Daphnis, and Telesto.

Posted: 10.11.2018, 15:21
by Art Blos
SpaceFanatic64 wrote:Now all that's missing are improved textures and models of Helene, Daphnis, and Telesto.
Official models do not exist yet. But I think LukeCEL could help us by making at least approximate forms. :wink:

Posted: 10.11.2018, 17:03
by SpaceFanatic64
Ok, I'll notify him ASAP.

Posted: 11.11.2018, 00:07
by LukeCEL
Art Blos wrote:But I think LukeCEL could help us by making at least approximate forms.

Okay, I'll bite.

Helene: It's frustrating that there are so many good photos of Helene and no official model has been made, to my knowledge. I have one, but it's not very good. However, I noticed that Fenerit has posted a model and accompanying texture, before the website went down. You may want to ask him on the Celestial Matters forums, provided that he gives permission for reuse.

Telesto: Like Helene, Fenerit has also made a model and texture for Telesto. I, however, was much lazier, giving Telesto the mesh of Prometheus, the texture of Deimos, and semi-axes to stretch it into an appropriate shape:

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   Texture   "deimos.jpg"
   Mesh      "prometheus.cmod"
   SemiAxes   [ 15 15 18 ]


Daphnis: There's only one remotely good photo of Daphnis. I guess I could use that to make an approximate model.

Posted: 11.11.2018, 15:49
by LukeCEL
Here's my OBJ file of Daphnis, under public domain:

photo.jpg