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by evildrganymede
09 Sep 2019 09:42
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1629
Views: 209613

Science and Astronomy Questions

If liquid N2 is totally colorless as it says everywhere, then how would a planet covered on deep oceans of pure liquid nitrogen look like? Blue? Black? I have the same question about liquid CO2 pure water is generally colourless too... i guess it'd depend on what wavelengths liquid N2 or CO2 or any...
by evildrganymede
11 Aug 2019 17:47
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Solar System dynamics discussion thread
Replies: 106
Views: 16840

Solar System dynamics discussion thread

Thanks - so 40 MJ... that's actually very close to 1/24.96 of a solar mass (that would be 41.96 Jupiter masses exactly)? I'm assuming that's not a coincidence? So are you saying that generally speaking *the total mass of everything in the orbit* (the main planet and any trojans) has to be at least 1...
by evildrganymede
11 Aug 2019 08:05
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Solar System dynamics discussion thread
Replies: 106
Views: 16840

Solar System dynamics discussion thread

These are really great articles, thanks! Question for you - You use "particles" to test orbits in the L4 and L5 points, do they have any mass? If not have we got any way to put anything with mass there to see what happens? There's a discussion about having planets in 'trojan orbits' (at th...
by evildrganymede
22 Jun 2019 19:54
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Strange sightings
Replies: 200
Views: 43746

Strange sightings

I found another strange world: RS 2753-7-8-16773868-1862 B3.1 It is a marine terra with life orbiting a gas giant. Doesnt sound that strange, right? Well, it orbits its planet on a retrograde inclined orbit. Still, not that strange. Well, it's orbit takes it through a gap in its parent planets ring...
by evildrganymede
13 Jun 2019 08:16
Forum: Troubleshooting and Solutions
Topic: Troubleshooting and bug reports - SpaceEngine 0.990
Replies: 474
Views: 25874

Troubleshooting and bug reports - SpaceEngine 0.990

should we report bugs here or on the steam discussion forums? I saw a few oddities last night when I tried -  - stars looked kinda 'square' and pixelly from a distance (not within a system, in the skybox).  - in a globular cluster when I rotated around a planet the brightness of the background stars...
by evildrganymede
25 Feb 2018 08:51
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: SE Object Extremes
Replies: 240
Views: 48310

SE Object Extremes

and septenary meas 7 right? because if you use the search tool you can actually find a couple of them (and I mean procedural ones) yeah I haven't found any 7 star systems using the filter yet, and nothing with more stars in them either - which is what I was asking about in the first place. Has anyo...
by evildrganymede
24 Feb 2018 08:37
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: SE Object Extremes
Replies: 240
Views: 48310

SE Object Extremes

Just to be sure, what do you mean by hierarchical? "hierarchical" is just like any smaller multiple system, with everything orbiting a single barycentre and the 'sub-systems' orbiting their own barycentres etc. a hierarchical 6-star system is usually three binary systems which could be al...
by evildrganymede
23 Feb 2018 17:02
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: SE Object Extremes
Replies: 240
Views: 48310

SE Object Extremes

Has anyone found a hierarchical system with 7+ stars (that aren't the ones around supermassive black holes in the centre of galaxies)? They can be searched for using the filter but I've never seen one - or even one with just 7 stars. Are they even in the game?
by evildrganymede
21 Feb 2018 09:17
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Long Exposure shots in Space Engine!
Replies: 1
Views: 1936

Long Exposure shots in Space Engine!

I've been experimenting a bit with the scripts at  https://www.reddit.com/r/EliteDangerous/comments/6jz0pr/some_longexposure_pictures/ . To make them you need to install Python 3.6.4, then install the imageio library as described there, copy the scripts shown there into .py files, and then run the m...
by evildrganymede
20 Feb 2018 00:22
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Image Dump
Replies: 2595
Views: 351927

Image Dump

This is a long exposure test shot, made using the python scripts from https://www.reddit.com/r/EliteDangerous/comments/6jz0pr/some_longexposure_pictures/ They were a bit of a pain to set up as I needed to install python 3.6.4 and then install the imageio library (as described in the reddit link) and...
by evildrganymede
16 Feb 2018 09:44
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Image Dump
Replies: 2595
Views: 351927

Image Dump

JackDole wrote:
The dots are not stars, but planets.


But green stars are also possible.

In SE maybe they are, but not in reality!
by evildrganymede
14 Feb 2018 14:16
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: Is there (or can we have) a "Hide all GUI" button?
Replies: 8
Views: 4555

Is there (or can we have) a "Hide all GUI" button?

Yes, I know that, but you have to pin/unpin them individually each time. What I'm asking for (since it apparently doesn't exist) is a single button that can be bound to make all of the GUI elements - text, crosshairs and toolbars - appear or disappear, which would make that a lot easier to do. 
by evildrganymede
14 Feb 2018 12:30
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: Is there (or can we have) a "Hide all GUI" button?
Replies: 8
Views: 4555

Is there (or can we have) a "Hide all GUI" button?

Thanks, that's useful to know but that doesn't quite go all the way - it hides the info text but the crosshairs are still visible and the sidebars are still there. I was after a way to quickly toggle getting rid of *everything* except the view (like what you get in an F11 screenshot). 
by evildrganymede
14 Feb 2018 10:28
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: Is there (or can we have) a "Hide all GUI" button?
Replies: 8
Views: 4555

Is there (or can we have) a "Hide all GUI" button?

Is there currently a "Hide all GUI" toggle button that hides (and brings back) all the buttons, toolbars, info text, etc from the screen? I know that F11 takes a screenshot without all that but that's not what I'm asking for - I think it would be nice to have a way to just instantly hide o...
by evildrganymede
13 Feb 2018 19:12
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: General suggestions for SpaceEngine
Replies: 1217
Views: 202294

General suggestions for SpaceEngine

As far as I can see aurorae are all the same colour regardless of atmospheric composition - since the atmosphere is explicitly generated in SE would it be possible to have the colour of aurorae vary depending on the constituent gases?