New comparison addon (work in progress)

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Danny Lorraine II

Post #41by Danny Lorraine II » 23.05.2018, 02:28

i downloaded it and it is nice. thanks
however, why isn't vv cephei b and VY Canis Majoris present ? is it possible to add them ?

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Post #42by Danny Lorraine II » 23.05.2018, 22:54

also the sizes are way off , especially betelgeuse and antares. i tried modifiying the stc but failed . how to fix this ? thanks .

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Post #43by selden » 24.05.2018, 10:50

When a star is missing from Celestia, you have to create a STar Catalog file to define it. It's a plain text file which specifies the star's name and characteristics. You can create it using your favorite text editor (e.g. Notepad or Emacs).

For details, see https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Celestia/STC_File
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Post #44by Danny Lorraine II » 24.05.2018, 23:09

i've made an .stc file on the largest stars

i might uplaod it to the motherlode once i get good textures

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Post #45by Joey P. » 02.11.2018, 01:45

Can someone suggest a *well known* star which is *much* smaller than our Sun, excluding Proxima Cen ?
Sirius B, Van Maanen, IK Pegasi B, and Wolf 359.

Added after 3 hours 10 minutes:
- Antares (huge and unacceptable difference) -- Celestia 493.56 Sol, elsewhere : 700 Sol.
Antares was once thought to be between 280 to 700 sol.
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Post #46by Joey P. » 02.11.2018, 21:00

Here is a screenshot of the size comparison addon so far (and yes, zooming to the Sun crashes my version of Celestia):
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