Red Giant star textures

Tips for creating and manipulating planet textures for Celestia.
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Red Giant star textures

Post #1by Joey P. » 03.11.2019, 02:11

Does anyone have good textures suited towards red giant and supergiant stars, especially detailed ones (which include convection bubbles, etc.)? Thanks.
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Post #2by FarGetaNik » 03.11.2019, 09:45

I made a texture for every spectral type including M stars. I mostly had main sequence stars in mind but depending on what you're after maybe you might find my texture usefull:

https://www.deviantart.com/fargetanik/art/Star-Texture-Map-4k-Spectral-Type-M-814462913

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Post #3by SevenSpheres » 03.11.2019, 16:48

You can download a 3D overlay for Betelgeuse here (addon package 8). I'm not sure how accurate it is.
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Post #4by Joey P. » 08.11.2019, 03:40

There isn't a download link for the Betelgeuse addon. It just straight up opens Celestia.

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Update: I was able to find the download link; thanks!

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That addon, however, is based on outdated measurements of Betelgeuse's size (905 million km as opposed to 1.67 billion km), so the convection bubbles do not completely cover the star's surface.
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