more deep sky object background photos...please!!!

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Anonymous
2014-05-23
2014-06-03

  • Anonymous
    2014-05-23

    Firstly Id like to express my gratitude to the stellarium team for producing one of the best planetarium packages I have yet come across. The software is phenomenal and has been like fire to a kindle in its bettering of my astronomical experience. Thanks alot for all your hard work...it is being noticed. Ive posted on the forum because of difficulties I have experienced in adding deep sky object photographs to the program. Maybe someone can simplify the procedure and help me to better understand it? I also thought that maybe a good way of solving the issue would be to include deep sky object background photograph catalogues like you did with the stars??? Please help...!!! Verney.

     
  • barrykgerdes
    barrykgerdes
    2014-05-26

    The json data file "textures.json" is an ASCII file and can be edited in a text editor. Be careful syntax errors will stop the whole file from working.

    The ngc2000.dat file is compressed and should not be edited nor is there any need to edit it.

    There is no tutorial for making extra textures other than the basic instruction in the user manual.

    Barry

     
    Last edit: barrykgerdes 2014-05-26

  • Anonymous
    2014-05-27

    Hello. Got to start by saying thank you guys and gals so much for the best sky viewing software ever programmed. It's absolutely awesome. Fantastic job everyone! My question : Could someone kindly post exact instructions for installing the above mentioned expanded set of deep sky objects. I don't know if the files are to simply be copied into the nebulae/default directory, or is editing of some index files necessary? Files ngc2000.dat, ngc2000names.dat, nebula_textures.fab, textures.json already exist from the original install. Just overwrite them? I apologise for what is probaby a stupid question. I'm just a non-programmer trying to avoid messing up my Stellarium installation. Thanks :)

     
  • barrykgerdes
    barrykgerdes
    2014-05-28

    If you have downloaded my package. unzip it into your user area %-%/stellarium/nebulae/default.This will allow it to take priority over the nebulae/default in your program files/stellarium folder or you can just replace this default file with the new one. It has all the necessary files.

    Barry

     

  • Anonymous
    2014-05-28

    Thanks Barry. I put the unzipped files into appdata/roaming/stellarium/nebulae/default. Now the new nebulae pics show up in Stellarium. Just checked m82, much much better graphic now. There's a noticeably "less black" square area around the graphic, but I imagine running the graphic through photoshop or another graphics program could get rid of that. But anyway, much more detailed images now. Thank you very much Barry. And especially thank you and all the other programming contributers for a really impressive software in Stellarium. You've certainly got more people appreciating the vast beauty of our heavens. Thanks :)

     
  • barrykgerdes
    barrykgerdes
    2014-05-28

    Yes that new texture of m82 from Peter Vasey is very nice. Load the super nova plugin and see the position of the super nova.

    Barry

     

  • Anonymous
    2014-06-01

    Just tried the ZIP file link.....it keeps saying "problem loading page".

     

  • Anonymous
    2014-06-03

    Hey guys...Ive managed to open jsontextures...but what do use to calculate 'worldCoords' and texturecoords??? The rest i understand just left with that part...please help...

     


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