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Request WD 1586 and its planet WD 1586 b

Posted: 20.10.2020, 20:10
by Duglis

Astronomers have discovered a planet the size of Jupiter closely orbiting the smouldering remains of a dead star, the first time that an intact exoplanet has been discovered travelling around a white dwarf.

Would be nice to recreate :)

Posted: 20.10.2020, 21:04
by LukeCEL
I would recommend Sirius_Alpha's exoplanet catalogue. It has all known exoplanets and is updated monthly, and it has WD 1586 b.

Posted: 21.10.2020, 10:55
by trappistplanets
i think he want one with costume textures...

Posted: 21.10.2020, 17:14
by Duglis
thank you, both.

That great resource has WD 1856 b, not WD 1586 b.

I know they are easy to mix up :D 1856......1586....

WD 1586 was only discovered last month.

I don't need textures. I would just love all the important info needed to make the exoplanet.ssc and files needed.
or in this case, the WD156b.ssc and files needed. The info is so new that I can't find the information to make those appropriate files!
Oh and yes, the texture they keep making for WD 1586 b is a purple gas giant. Why purple? Who knows? :D

Posted: 21.10.2020, 19:57
by LukeCEL
Duglis wrote:That great resource has WD 1856 b, not WD 1586 b.

I know they are easy to mix up 1856......1586....

You're right, they're easy to mix up... I even wrote 1586 in my own post. :insane: But it looks like the article has the incorrect designation. It links to the original scientific paper (Vandenburg et al. (2020)), which says WD 1856+534.

So I'm pretty certain they are referring to the same planet.

Posted: 21.10.2020, 20:56
by Duglis
Yes they are. Bad astronomers or else reporters relaying the astronomical data! :boxing: :fie: Hehe

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LukeCEL, I have Celestia Origin and it doesn't like modifications to its exoplanet files. Very strange.
I can't seem to get the WD 1856 b ssc and stc star file...just for that one system to work in it and i made it myself.


Posted: 04.11.2020, 16:02
by SpaceStalker
I have made this planet, considering it WD 1856 b
Here's link, the planet is at the bottom of my theme.

Posted: 06.11.2020, 07:19
by Duglis
Nice, SpaceStalker!