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by spaceguy
13 Jan 2017 13:45
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: General suggestions for SpaceEngine
Replies: 1304
Views: 282038

General suggestions for SpaceEngine

1) Asteroid/comet surfaces need to be more realistic and varied (real pics attached). 2) For gas giants with a lot of moons sometimes what happens is there is a low-inclination group of moons and then a larger halo of dwarf moons. The strange thing is the semimajor axes of the moons in this halo ar...
by spaceguy
10 Jan 2017 22:28
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: Plate Tectonics as Gifs
Replies: 9
Views: 6762

Plate Tectonics as Gifs

Before falling asleep last night I had a great idea, or so it seemed at the time. I was thinking about the ages of planets and how plate tectonics evolve over huge lengths of time, just like Pangea evolved to the continents on Earth today. I might visit a certain rocky planet again, years later, ye...
by spaceguy
09 Jan 2017 21:55
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Strange sightings
Replies: 217
Views: 60547

Strange sightings

I suppose my original post wasn't complicated enough. I'm fine with the peak/center temperature of the disc being 89 billion zillion Kelvin - black holes in SE do that just fine and I have no beef. The problem is that the disc (at default exposure) is homogeneous white all the way out to the edge w...
by spaceguy
09 Jan 2017 21:53
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Strange sightings
Replies: 217
Views: 60547

Strange sightings

lemonland wrote:
so uh returning to anomalies i found this lemon shaped dwarf moon
Image
i call it Lemonland

Don't fix it. It's a master piece.
by spaceguy
08 Jan 2017 18:49
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Strange sightings
Replies: 217
Views: 60547

Strange sightings

I know SpaceEngineer has already given a lot of thought to this, so we might imagine the solutions cannot be very easy to implement or else we'd already have them.  Mainly the problem is how to merge auto-exposure with how the rendering system handles color-temperature-luminosity relationships of o...
by spaceguy
08 Jan 2017 18:35
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Strange sightings
Replies: 217
Views: 60547

Strange sightings

I agree the visual appearance of the disk is off-putting  in the sense of "what the heck am I looking at?" and "I'm pretty sure if I were actually looking at such a thing in nature, it wouldn't look like that."   Of course, if you did really look at one, it would look like *you ...
by spaceguy
08 Jan 2017 18:18
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Strange sightings
Replies: 217
Views: 60547

Strange sightings

When reality looks wrong, change reality? ;) The temperature of an accretion disk  with respect to radius generally follows  T(r) \propto r^{-\frac{3}{4}} Which as a plot, looks like this: http://i.imgur.com/QLHKvVn.jpg If the disk is hot enough that it emits x-rays (wavelengths between 10 ...
by spaceguy
03 Jan 2017 17:49
Forum: Troubleshooting and Solutions
Topic: Troubleshooting and bug reports - SpaceEngine 0.9.8.0
Replies: 1591
Views: 303176

Troubleshooting and bug reports - SpaceEngine 0.9.8.0

Yeah...I don't know why this keeps happening. I am certain it has to do with flares though. It primarily happens when I go to a star except when it does happen the screen stays permanently black. I've tried uninstalling and deleting remaining files yet it still happens... EDIT: It turns out auto-exp...
by spaceguy
31 Dec 2016 13:18
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: Pulsar wind nebulae (and some other related stuff)
Replies: 2
Views: 3453

Pulsar wind nebulae (and some other related stuff)

I was thinking that pulsars inside nebulae should have a plerion (pulsar wind nebula), with the equatorial shock wave being the prominent feature (along with the astrophysical jet). As for some related stuff; from certain angles, a pulsar would be distinguishable by the rapid twinkl...