Re: [nbos] [AS] Binary Star Systems
"Mike Oliver"
Tue Dec 12th, 2006

I've downloaded masses of stuff. Funnily enough, at a quick glance, it
doesn't look too bad in terms of complexity but no doubt I shall find
out the truth when I spend some time going into things more deeply.

Wish me luck!



-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Charles Sykora
Sent: 12 December 2006 02:09
Subject: Re: [nbos] [AS] Binary Star Systems

Mike, you can enter your own system right now by making a .stc (star
catalog) file (a text file mostly human-legible) and a .ssc file
(star system catalog file) for the planets. You can not only
precisely control elliptical orbits but can enter precise orbital
descriptions in what is called an xyz file to handle complex, non-
elliptical orbits. There are tutorial files on the Celestia web site
to show you how, but it is pretty complex compared to
Astrosynthesis. Celestia can do extremely high resolution planet
images with cloud-cover, night-side images, specularity maps, etc.

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