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The latest graphical image of Moon

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Paul Read
2012-07-09
2012-10-09
  • Paul Read
    Paul Read
    2012-07-09

    Is it me? The latest release as of July '12 has a new graphical image of Moon
    - one that appears to have been created using the latest close pass images
    from directly overhead the surface. That's fine if we were seeing the surface
    from the same position as the imager, but we're not. Let's have the old image
    back please - the one that shows the (albeit reduced} detail as seen from
    Earth (and elsewhere) and includes the shadows. This new image looks like a
    very over-processed photo-shop version. It may be more 'accurate' but that
    itself is subjective - if we view a surface (any surface) through fog are we
    to see the close up detail rather than visible image? I think not - to do so
    would be unrealistic, and so is this latest Moon image.

     
  • Paul Read
    Paul Read
    2012-07-09

    Eeee that's grand ... I rescued a copy of the texture png file from a friend
    who'd refused to update to 11.3 after seeing mine. All is now well again.

     
  • barrykgerdes
    barrykgerdes
    2012-07-09

    There are at least three textures of the moon available, the original
    lune.png, a high res version of the same at 1024 x 1024 and the new one
    moon.png which looks over processed.

    You can use any of the three as long as they have different names. The version
    to be used can be set in the ssystem.ini file

    Barry

     


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