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by senuaafo
04 Jun 2019 12:58
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: tidal question and orbital proximity
Replies: 13
Views: 317

tidal question and orbital proximity

Thank you. That's is the type of answer I was looking for..... linear 1:1 in open water, while beaches and bays complicate things.
by senuaafo
01 Jun 2019 18:19
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: tidal question and orbital proximity
Replies: 13
Views: 317

tidal question and orbital proximity

Arhg! I can't make it work! I don't know how to use that equation! I keep getting these rediculously large answers, like wave heights of millions of miles high. I just don't know how to use the a, Mprime, Msat, Rsat and Rearth terms. Let me try asking this way; There are two planets; "Planet A&...
by senuaafo
31 May 2019 16:41
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: tidal question and orbital proximity
Replies: 13
Views: 317

tidal question and orbital proximity

What is the relationship between tidal forces and the rate of rotational braking down to a tidal lock? In simple terms is it, say, a linear relationship, a root relationship, or by the square? Along the same lines, what is the relation between ocean tidal height and tidal force, linear, root, or squ...
by senuaafo
31 May 2019 16:34
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: tidal question and orbital proximity
Replies: 13
Views: 317

tidal question and orbital proximity

29227 Placing the moon super close to the primary might technically shorten the tidally locked day to within 20 or so hours, but it might violate the Roche Limit. You always can make the primary planet less massive. 29227 Thus, no darkness or nighttime, ever, (except maybe an hour during eclipse ti...
by senuaafo
31 May 2019 14:04
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: tidal question and orbital proximity
Replies: 13
Views: 317

tidal question and orbital proximity

The moon is located about 1.6 million miles away, at the edge of the parent planet's moon system in order to minimize the tidal forces. At this distance it has a 29 day orbit, and yet is still subject to 41 times the combined tidal forces that the Sun and Moon apply to the Earth here. Any farther aw...
by senuaafo
31 May 2019 00:06
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: tidal question and orbital proximity
Replies: 13
Views: 317

tidal question and orbital proximity

HarbingerDawn wrote:
and the moon is tidally locked to the planet (which it would definitely be),

Oh No!  That ruins everything!   Is there any way to get around that?
While it's great news about dealing with the tidal surge, I can't have a 30 day long day on my planet....
by senuaafo
29 May 2019 22:01
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: tidal question and orbital proximity
Replies: 13
Views: 317

tidal question and orbital proximity

Anybody know how to determine the closest orbits that an Earthlike planet could safely ride about a gas giant primary (such as Jupiter) and the effect that orbital distance would have on  geologic activity and ocean tides? I have seen them depicted in what looks like impossibly close proximities in ...
by senuaafo
29 May 2019 21:48
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: Help with creating Mods and Addons
Replies: 904
Views: 109582

exporting textures

Is there a way to take a planetary surface texture and modify it?

Ex - I want to take Jupiter's surface and make it more of a blue/greenish hue.

Every time I try to export it's texture for photoshopping, I end up with just a blank image.

thx.
by senuaafo
21 May 2019 22:11
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Are my planets too bright?
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Are my planets too bright?

Seems like most planets in SE always appear washed out, a hazy white. Ex- Mars and Venus look white and hazy all the time.
Is this the way they look to everyone else?

Here is a pic of Mars....


Image
by senuaafo
01 May 2019 12:01
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1539
Views: 170012

Science and Astronomy Questions

Thank you stellarator, that was a great answer. It seems that given the riches of minerals, ect, on a  theoretical habitable planet, fresh water oceans would be quite a reach, especially with a later generation star.... so I guess I'll stick with regular salty oceans and just use abundant rain/evap ...
by senuaafo
30 Apr 2019 23:09
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1539
Views: 170012

Science and Astronomy Questions

Is it possible to have planets with fresh water seas instead of salt water seas?.... And if so, how difficult would the circumstances be?
by senuaafo
30 Apr 2019 20:55
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: Help with creating Mods and Addons
Replies: 904
Views: 109582

Help with creating Mods and Addons

Mosfet wrote:
AlbedoBond, AlbedoGeom and Brightness may affect the apparent magnitude of the moon.

AlbedoGeom seems to do the trick....but there is an abrupt transition once you get to a certain distance.
by senuaafo
30 Apr 2019 20:48
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: General suggestions for SpaceEngine
Replies: 1121
Views: 168672

General suggestions for SpaceEngine

How about some sort of Lat-Long grid system to superimpose on a planet's surface, so we could judge the sizes and locations
 of features on a planet's surface?
by senuaafo
27 Apr 2019 12:11
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: Help with creating Mods and Addons
Replies: 904
Views: 109582

Help with creating Mods and Addons

I have a planet with moons. The moons appear WAY too bright when viewed from a distance, they look like fireflys or flares buzzing around the planet. But, from closer up they look normal. [img] [img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46799248685_165900d1b3_b.jpg[/img] Screenshot (138) by osukent302...
by senuaafo
26 Apr 2019 00:39
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: Help with creating Mods and Addons
Replies: 904
Views: 109582

Help with creating Mods and Addons

Can someone explain the colorSea, colorShelf and colorBeach parameters and what they effect? The manual doesn't explain. Do colorShelf and colorBeach control sea water colors (like shallow Beach waters and shallow continental shelf waters) or do they control the landside look of these features? I ha...