Project Sisyphus - Texturing/painting every exoplanet known

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Project Sisyphus - Texturing/painting every exoplanet known

Post #1by Gurren Lagann » 14.03.2020, 21:35

Welcome to Project Sisyphus!
The goal of the project is to texture every known exoplanet.
For the purposes of catalog stability, Project Sisyphus will only do the confirmed exoplanets.
Note that it wont include all exoplanets, as some of then had been made by other users.
Also, the textures are completely fictional, but are based on real data.

Data source: Sirius_Alpha's exoplanet catalog

First addon:
Proxima Centauri bc!
Proxima-b_Sisyphus.png
Proxima b, a desert world. Uninhabitable due to the superflares from Proxima Cen.

Proxima-c_Sisyphus.png
Proxima c, an ice giant with VERY thin (fictional) rings.


Download link (6.87 MB):
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Post #2by Anthony_B_Russo10 » 14.03.2020, 22:57

Very Cool! :biggrin:
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Post #3by jujuapapa » 15.03.2020, 06:11

Hi,

Really good for a boy of 13 years old ! :clap:
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Post #4by Lafuente_Astronomy » 15.03.2020, 13:58

jujuapapa wrote:Hi,

Really good for a boy of 13 years old !

Yep. He's a prodigy like that.
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Post #5by Sirius_Alpha » 15.03.2020, 17:47

The goal of the project is to texture every known exoplanet. ... Project Sisyphus will only do the confirmed exoplanets.
Do you have a system to automate this? As you are probably aware, as of the last few years confirmed planets have been coming at or above 1 per day. This is an extraordinary amount of work to do manually!
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Post #6by SevenSpheres » 15.03.2020, 18:04

Sirius_Alpha wrote:This is an extraordinary amount of work to do manually!

Hence the name.
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Post #7by Gurren Lagann » 15.03.2020, 18:08

Sirius_Alpha wrote:
The goal of the project is to texture every known exoplanet. ... Project Sisyphus will only do the confirmed exoplanets.
Do you have a system to automate this? As you are probably aware, as of the last few years confirmed planets have been coming at or above 1 per day. This is an extraordinary amount of work to do manually!
I actually don't, i'm doing all of it manually. I do know that its an extremely difficult task, hence the project's name: Sisyphus.


Also, Barnard's Star b should be coming in a few moments.
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Post #8by Gurren Lagann » 15.03.2020, 18:42

Barnard's Star b is out!
Sisyphus_Barnard'sStarbWithClouds.png
With clouds

Sisyphus_Barnard'sStarbCloudless.png
Without clouds



Download (5.04 MB):
https://drive.google.com/open?id=105wCEpcQJpu0NVbo-QDNiw64IUulypWC
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Post #9by Gurren Lagann » 20.03.2020, 00:33

Gamma Cephei/Errai and Tadmor
Sisyphus_Tadmor.png
Tadmor, a warm giant which isn't in the habitable zone.


Download:
Gamma Cephei.zip
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Post #10by Lafuente_Astronomy » 20.03.2020, 00:43

Looking good. Keep up the good work! I know it's a whole lot but I think if you want, you can ask or teach other members how to texture planets so that you can at least have some help. Just a suggestion
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Post #11by SevenSpheres » 20.03.2020, 02:03

Lafuente_Astronomy wrote:I know it's a whole lot but I think if you want, you can ask or teach other members how to texture planets so that you can at least have some help. Just a suggestion

Other members do make exoplanet textures, which will presumably be part of the project.

Actually, when Gurren first mentioned this on Discord, I thought it would be a single, frequently updated addon supplementing Sirius_Alpha's exoplanet catalog, that would just modify each planet to have a texture (including ones by other members).
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Post #12by Lafuente_Astronomy » 20.03.2020, 03:04

SevenSpheres wrote:Other members do make exoplanet textures, which will presumably be part of the project.

Actually, when Gurren first mentioned this on Discord, I thought it would be a single, frequently updated addon supplementing Sirius_Alpha's exoplanet catalog, that would just modify each planet to have a texture (including ones by other members).

Well, I'm aware of those other members having made their own textures. It's also entirely up to them if they want to contribute to the project
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Post #13by Gurren Lagann » 15.04.2020, 22:33

I'm giving a little status update now.

Since I have a few other large projects in my responsibility, I have to make an announcement:
Celestians, I need YOUR help!
Anyone can now contribute to Project Sisyphus, while keeping the main goal in mind - we have to texture every single exoplanet.
We have to achieve this goal in a reasonable amount of time, otherwise this project wont be completed in our lifetimes. I know that its a huge project, and that's exactly why I'm inviting the entire Celestia community to contribute on the project!

Also, I will have to make an exception to the confirmed planets rule: Dagon/Fomahault b
While TTarrants certaintly made his side of the argument that the planet doesn't exist, it has come to my attention that the general consensus is that Dagon is a real, confirmed exoplanet.

UPDATE: Screw that part, the consensus shifted to agree with TTarrants. No Fomahault remakes for now.
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Post #14by SevenSpheres » 15.04.2020, 22:35

We're kinda already doing that...
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Post #15by Trolligi 112477 » 20.05.2020, 14:02

Really cool! I suggest you also try and make custom star textures - the addon would be even better! Keep up the good work! :smile: :smile:
why do I love wolf-rayet stars so much lol

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Post #16by Joey P. » 21.05.2020, 22:32

There are two unconfirmed exoplanets orbiting Luyten 726-8; all are about the size of Jupiter. Even though they aren't confirmed, why not give them a try?

Trolligi 112477 wrote:I suggest you also try and make custom star textures
I agree.
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Post #17by SevenSpheres » 21.05.2020, 22:50

Joey P. wrote:There are two unconfirmed exoplanets orbiting Luyten 726-8; all are about the size of Jupiter. Even though they aren't confirmed, why not give them a try?

Source? I've never heard of this; is it one of the old disproven astrometry detections like at Barnard's Star and Lalande 21185? (I know both of those stars are now confirmed to have planets, I mean the claimed detections of Jovian planets in the 1960s.)
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Post #18by TheLostProbe » 22.05.2020, 02:11

I think I've heard of Luyten 726-8 b and c

Also, I'd love to help! But as some of you might know I am bad at making textures, and normally use texture generators ):

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Post #19by Joey P. » 22.05.2020, 05:36

SevenSpheres wrote:Source?
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-bib_query?b ... b_key=AST&high=38e0b7728707947

They probably are disproven at this point, unfortunately...
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Post #20by Trolligi 112477 » 22.05.2020, 14:14

They're neptune sized actually.
why do I love wolf-rayet stars so much lol


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