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KaleunFreddie
12-21-2006, 02:12 PM
I'm busy with my Nav mod and have come across a few problems wrt the night sky stars.

I don't think I'm squint/c.o-c'keyed but I've found some stars missing (like Polaris ???) - see below.
http://www.vanjast.com//SH3Pics/Polaris.jpg
and have found the constellations and stars way off the mark.

Does anybody know where the star position info is kept in SH3, as I'll have to mod this to make my nav-mod workable.

thanks
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KaleunFreddie
12-21-2006, 02:12 PM
I'm busy with my Nav mod and have come across a few problems wrt the night sky stars.

I don't think I'm squint/c.o-c'keyed but I've found some stars missing (like Polaris ???) - see below.
http://www.vanjast.com//SH3Pics/Polaris.jpg
and have found the constellations and stars way off the mark.

Does anybody know where the star position info is kept in SH3, as I'll have to mod this to make my nav-mod workable.

thanks
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FongFongFong
12-21-2006, 02:15 PM
something is strange in your supplied drawing

From my sources, the big dipper has a bent down handle, not an up turned one.
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KaleunFreddie
12-21-2006, 02:22 PM
True, but it depends on the position/month/time as it rotates. I had the sub facing magnetic north, so this lot was off to the one side

The dark portion is from SH3 and the blue portion from a star map (which I had to rotate to 'match' SH3's).

I found Ursa Minor out of place, as with other star systems... It just didn't make sense to me, so I'd like to mod it as well
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schwarze_Katze
12-21-2006, 05:30 PM
What you have outlined is the part of Ursa Major we commonly call the Big Dipper, not Ursa Minor.

Ursa Minor has a much sharper upswing from the "bucket" on the second star than what you have pictured.

Here (http://www.astropix.com/HTML/C_SPRING/URSAS.HTM) is a good comparison between the two. Hover over the image to have the lines filled in.

Edit: Forgot to add...Polaris is indeed in the game. Sometimes, when bored, I scan the night sky to see what constellations I can identify.

K_Freddie
12-21-2006, 11:23 PM
AH! thanks Schwarze_K, I thought that I couldn't be losing it so early http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

I actually couldn't find my glasses last night + bad light = blind F..ing-bat http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif so I think I missed the name places.

I'll go throught it again..

KaleunFreddie
12-22-2006, 06:49 AM
Ok I have my glasses and it's daytime http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Had a look at the maps and found stars are missing. Most probably the reason why I made the original mistake, but have a look at these pics

This one gives all the pointers and stars
http://www.vanjast.com/SH3Pics/Image2.jpg

notice how Ursa Minor is half missing from the SH3 screenshot ???
http://www.vanjast.com/SH3Pics/SH3.jpg

SO I'm back to modding the SH3 starmap, anybody got any pointers on where this data is - I haven't looked yet but will do so, but if you know exactly it'll help

Thanks
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Jose.MaC
12-22-2006, 08:07 AM
Maybe they just draw stars up to second magnitude (Polaris is just second magnitude), to have a slighly better firmament than we can see from a city, from were we can see up to some 100 stars. The real one you can enjoy from a ship is really annoying, with the Milky Way and thousand of stars... and planets, and so on.

Remember, both venus and mercurius are missing. So are the other planets!