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Posted: 22 Aug 2017 17:09
by MRoth1138
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Posted: 22 Aug 2017 17:25
by MRoth1138
NGC 5949
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Posted: 22 Aug 2017 20:12
by tRetro-Visor
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Posted: 22 Aug 2017 20:16
by the photo guy
tRetro-Visor wrote:
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WHA.... its a perfect replication!!! :o

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Posted: 23 Aug 2017 06:36
by MRoth1138
tRetro-Visor wrote:
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That's spot on!

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Posted: 23 Aug 2017 23:37
by Salvo
I can't tell which one is Space Engine and which one is real  :lol:

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Posted: 23 Aug 2017 23:42
by the photo guy
Salvo wrote:
I can't tell which one is Space Engine and which one is real  :lol:

the bottom one, but I can see that there would be people who would confuse! latterly the ONLY difference is the texture, the clouds are slightly more detailed in the real one.... and that's pretty much it.
its very impressive!

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Posted: 24 Aug 2017 02:41
by Salvo
the photo guy wrote:
the ONLY difference is the texture, the clouds are slightly more detailed in the real one.... and that's pretty much it.

Also the rings, the real ones are quite darker. But that's probably because in SE it's a perfectly flat surface while in reality it obviously has depth (even if it's pretty thin).

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Posted: 24 Aug 2017 02:44
by the photo guy
Salvo wrote:
the photo guy wrote:
the ONLY difference is the texture, the clouds are slightly more detailed in the real one.... and that's pretty much it.

Also the rings, the real ones are quite darker. But that's probably because in SE it's a perfectly flat surface while in reality it obviously has depth (even if it's pretty thin).

True, but what gets me the most is the shadow, somehow he managed to get that shadow perfect. IDK if it's already in SE or if he had to put that there using SHIFT-F2 if he did then I'm surprised he had the patients to make that shadow perfect!

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Posted: 24 Aug 2017 05:00
by tRetro-Visor
well, its not that hard to get it right. The issue is exposure in space engine, since small moons appear as small white dots around the rings, but you can remove them by adjusting it

here's how it looks unedited
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Posted: 24 Aug 2017 06:07
by tRetro-Visor
here a clear presentation on how I do it
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I also tend to have Space Engine and the Image side-by-side and also search information about the photo, like resolution, FOV and Cassini's position and distance to Saturn (This was taken 1.9 AU away from Saturn by Cassini)

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Posted: 24 Aug 2017 12:22
by MRoth1138
I wish some sort of blur feature was available in Space Engine.

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Posted: 24 Aug 2017 15:17
by jbustter
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Fun fact I found out, the moon is actually alot farther away then what this picture represent (at least in space engine)

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Posted: 24 Aug 2017 15:34
by the photo guy
jbustter wrote:
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Fun fact I found out, the moon is actually alot farther away then what this picture represent (at least in space engine)

hmm? do you mean the moons orbit in space engine is not 384,400 km? or is that the picture in space engine, the orbit is at some kind of angle as well as the camera angle making some sort of optical illusion making them look the same distance but not?
good replication BTW! :)

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Posted: 26 Aug 2017 14:52
by jbustter
the photo guy wrote:
hmm? do you mean the moons orbit in space engine is not 384,400 km? or is that the picture in space engine, the orbit is at some kind of angle as well as the camera angle making some sort of optical illusion making them look the same distance but not?
good replication BTW! :)

I only know I had to use an angle to get the planet and the moon to the correct position, I'm not sure if it's accurate to how far the moon really is to earth. Also thank :)