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Looking to conceptualise a world - anybody able to help?
CordaDate: Wednesday, 11.02.2015, 15:12 | Message # 1
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Hey Guys!

Although it's a big ask, I was wondering if someone may be able to help me. I've recently come across Space Engine, which is an absolutely fantastic game/experience and also really useful too! The problem is, it's really not running that well on my computer, making learning and using it (especially for the purpose I have) frustrating and nigh on impossible.

The reason I came across Space Engine is because I'm currently involved in the design of a Fantasy-inspired universe and I've been looking at ways to conceptualise the design of the universe and make it as realistic as possible. Space Engine looks like a fantastic tool to use to get an idea of what the day/night sequence on a planet (or in this case two moons) might look like and how the days might pan out. That would really help inform me about these moons and give me an idea of the sorts of conditions these worlds might have, how day and night might work etc.

In short, the basic concept I have is two habitable moons orbiting a gas giant which itself is orbiting either a main sequence star or binary system of some kind. These moon's orbits would be adjacent to each other so would be visible in each other's night skies (or at least in some areas depending where you were on the moon).

I would really love to use Star Engine to find/customise this kind of setup and make some videos on one or both moons to get an idea of the day/night cycle and generally have some private reference material to use when discussing the world with colleagues and coming up with various aspects of it.

A lot of you guys on here seem very experienced with this software and have computers capable of running it well and I figured I'd ask if someone here was willing to help me with this project if they had a bit of spare time? I'd be very much appreciative as it would really help me get my head around these worlds and make sure I was writing realistic worlds with at least a semblance of physical reality!
 
AerospacefagDate: Thursday, 12.02.2015, 14:55 | Message # 2
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Quote Corda ()
In short, the basic concept I have is two habitable moons orbiting a gas giant which itself is orbiting either a main sequence star or binary system of some kind.


As long-standing SE explorer (although I don't have many records) I could say that even though gas giants in habitable zone is very common occurrence, the life-bearing planets around them are very, very rare. Since I've checked last version, it became much easier to find desirable parameters for planets, so I've found a lot of worlds similar to Earth, so I'm pretty sure it is possible that such system indeed exist somewhere among billions of stars in our galaxy. But it would be very difficult to find a habitable world near gas giant, save for two in the same place. Maybe ocean worlds are acceptable too?

There is a tool now to find nearby stars, and moreover, it can also search for planets with certain parameters, but as it is very rare, you may spend hours and hours searching and find nothing. I might actually spend some time looking specifically for this type of planet so I can gather some statistic to understand what is considered to be "realistic" in this version.

Otherwise, it is possible to look into "Modding" part of the forum - there are several instructions how to create a planet manually, but I never actually bothered to do it myself. You have to study a bit and do a lot of practice, but this is most reliable way to acquire desirable parameters.


Edited by Aerospacefag - Thursday, 12.02.2015, 14:59
 
TesseracTDate: Friday, 20.02.2015, 18:06 | Message # 3
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Have you tried Universe Sandbox?
 
Destructor1701Date: Saturday, 21.02.2015, 11:57 | Message # 4
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Here's a link to a YouTube playlist by user Artifexian that is probably exactly what you are seeking!




 
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