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by AlexanderVB
30 May 2019 03:28
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: COMMUNITY ADDON - Double/Multiple Asteroids fixes for SE
Replies: 144
Views: 33329

COMMUNITY ADDON - Double/Multiple Asteroids fixes for SE

Ah, okay. I already suspected that it's actually pronounceable for Africans. Still, it would a huge step for minor-planet-permanent-naming, because I don't think that any other named minor planets have those kinds of interjections like the "ǃ" and the "ǁ." I wonder how the MPC a...
by AlexanderVB
17 Apr 2019 10:06
Forum: Troubleshooting and Solutions
Topic: Troubleshooting and bug reports - SpaceEngine 0.9.8.0
Replies: 1429
Views: 183888

Troubleshooting and bug reports - SpaceEngine 0.9.8.0

28301 I'm guessing that this is because of the fact that an eccentricity of exactly 1 is practically impossible to exist, but I'm not sure... Would you like to share your P2002 P2 (SOHO) addon? Are you using SE 0980e? Sure thing! Comet "P2002 P2 (SOHO)" { ParentBody     "Sun" Ra...
by AlexanderVB
16 Apr 2019 06:25
Forum: Troubleshooting and Solutions
Topic: Troubleshooting and bug reports - SpaceEngine 0.9.8.0
Replies: 1429
Views: 183888

Troubleshooting and bug reports - SpaceEngine 0.9.8.0

Well, I was the one that set the mean anomaly to 0 (exactly on the periapsis) during the perihelion date, so obviously it did reach perihelion on the supposed date. As for the "covered the distance between the Sun and Earth in just over an hour," I took notes on the two different times: wh...
by AlexanderVB
15 Apr 2019 03:47
Forum: Troubleshooting and Solutions
Topic: Troubleshooting and bug reports - SpaceEngine 0.9.8.0
Replies: 1429
Views: 183888

Troubleshooting and bug reports - SpaceEngine 0.9.8.0

I don't know if this is intentional or that it's just me that's noticing it, but the velocity of objects with parabolic orbits don't really make any sense. They get slower the closer they are to the primary object. Furthermore, if they have a very low perihelion, they can reach extremely abnormal am...
by AlexanderVB
01 Mar 2019 22:02
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: COMMUNITY ADDON - Catalog Fixes for SE
Replies: 123
Views: 36706

COMMUNITY ADDON - Catalog Fixes for SE

I know this is a minor error, but I'm just going to point it out.

There's a binary system named SDSS-J080531.84+481233.0
However, in reality, the SDSS catalog uses a space between "SDSS" and "J", NOT a "-"
by AlexanderVB
01 Jan 2019 19:43
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: COMMUNITY ADDON - Double/Multiple Asteroids fixes for SE
Replies: 144
Views: 33329

COMMUNITY ADDON - Double/Multiple Asteroids fixes for SE

Ah, okay. I already suspected that it's actually pronounceable for Africans. Still, it would a huge step for minor-planet-permanent-naming, because I don't think that any other named minor planets have those kinds of interjections like the "ǃ" and the "ǁ." I wonder how the MPC an...
by AlexanderVB
31 Dec 2018 00:41
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: COMMUNITY ADDON - Double/Multiple Asteroids fixes for SE
Replies: 144
Views: 33329

COMMUNITY ADDON - Double/Multiple Asteroids fixes for SE

Well, as of 31 December 2018, neither the Minor Planet Center nor JPL's Small-Body Database Browser have included 2007 UK126's horrendous name. At least not yet. We'll just have to see whether it will (somehow) be officially used or not. https://minorplanetcenter.net/db_search/show_object?object_id=...
by AlexanderVB
08 Jun 2018 04:34
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: COMMUNITY ADDON - Catalog Fixes for SE
Replies: 123
Views: 36706

COMMUNITY ADDON - Catalog Fixes for SE

In SpaceEngine, the star CHI Aqr is also called Situla. However, the name actually belongs to KAP Aqr.
by AlexanderVB
22 May 2018 10:23
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: SE Object Extremes
Replies: 235
Views: 42887

SE Object Extremes

[quote="JackDole"][quote="AlexanderVB"][post]19692[/post] KOI-3891.01; the largest AND most massive "planet" I've ever found. Radius: 1.24 AU (29144 times Earth's radius) Mass: 1.4197 million SOLAR masses[/quote] I think it's an error in the catalog.[/quote] Well... one...
by AlexanderVB
22 May 2018 10:20
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: SE Object Extremes
Replies: 235
Views: 42887

SE Object Extremes

[quote="Gakko"]About KOI-3891.01, are the textures for it messed up for you too?[/quote]
Yeah... So are most of other "planets" that are obviously way too big to even make sense.
by AlexanderVB
13 Apr 2018 05:55
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: SE Object Extremes
Replies: 235
Views: 42887

SE Object Extremes

KOI-3891.01; the largest AND most massive "planet" I've ever found.

Radius: 1.24 AU (29144 times Earth's radius)
Mass: 1.4197 million SOLAR masses
by AlexanderVB
26 Dec 2017 19:22
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: COMMUNITY ADDON - Catalog Fixes for SE
Replies: 123
Views: 36706

COMMUNITY ADDON - Catalog Fixes for SE

FW Tau is a binary star system with a gas giant orbiting both of them. The gas giant takes 11421.023 years in Space Engine. The problem is that both stars orbit each other at wildly different orbital periods. One of them has a orbital period of 24.376 years, while the other is 11421.023 years, exact...
by AlexanderVB
22 Dec 2017 10:00
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Dreams you've had
Replies: 102
Views: 39521

Dreams you've had

One of the dreams that I remember the most is pretty straightforward, but it's one of the weirdest. A king wanted me to flood my entire house with water using a really big water gun with an infinite amount of water in it. Oh, and there's also the Beagle Boys from the Donald Duck comics that were in ...
by AlexanderVB
22 Dec 2017 08:33
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Members Introduction Thread
Replies: 252
Views: 44044

New Members Introduction Thread

Hi!

Even though I'm new here in this forum, I already had fun with Space Engine for a quite a long time (I forgot exactly when I got it; probably a year or so)!
by AlexanderVB
05 Dec 2017 03:14
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: COMMUNITY ADDON - Catalog Fixes for SE
Replies: 123
Views: 36706

COMMUNITY ADDON - Catalog Fixes for SE

In Space Engine, Rigel Ba and Rigel Bb orbit each other with an orbital period of 9.86 YEARS.
In Wikipedia, they are supposed to orbit each other with an orbital period of 9.86 DAYS.
Fixing it should be easy. Just divide 9.86 with 365.24218985 and overwrite the period value with that.