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Other planets from Earth
EnkiDate: Wednesday, 10.07.2013, 19:20 | Message # 1
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I went to Earth and looked up at the sky. I saw all the planets out to Saturn from Earth in broad daylight, even a few stars, like Sirius. I'd be okay if this was just at nighttime, but it was midday in the Australian Outback!
How do I fix this?





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Billy_MayesDate: Wednesday, 10.07.2013, 19:29 | Message # 2
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Click auto exposure in the settings.




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WatsisnameDate: Wednesday, 10.07.2013, 20:02 | Message # 3
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Click auto exposure in the settings.

Please try your advice before you suggest it. Auto exposure will not prevent the planets and bright stars from being visible in Earth's daytime sky, and indeed has no effect at all unless the sun is in the field of view.

Enki, unfortunately there's no simple setting to get the proper daytime sky appearance, but you can fake it with the limiting magnitude sliders (the first three) in the F7 menu.





 
EnkiDate: Wednesday, 10.07.2013, 20:24 | Message # 4
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I tried it. Unfortunately it only works if the planet is right next to the star in the sky.

EDIT: Oh sorry, Whatisname. I didn't see your post before I replied. I'll try your solution.

Added (10.07.2013, 23:24)
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I tried lowering the max magnitude, but then I couldn't see the planets at night when they should be seen, even when zoomed in.

Is their a way to alter the Earth's atmosphere or the sun's effect on its color that would make it more realistic?




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Edited by Enki - Wednesday, 10.07.2013, 20:13
 
WatsisnameDate: Wednesday, 10.07.2013, 20:35 | Message # 5
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Right, it's a trick that will only work during the day, and once the sun goes down you'd have to raise the limit again to see them.

Sorry that I can't recommend anything better than that... as far as I can tell a proper solution would require a different (or at least adjusted) model for limiting magnitude against the skyglow, or perhaps different parameters for the Earth atmosphere model, and I'm really not familiar enough with the details here. With any luck SpaceEngineer or one of the other forum users may have more to offer. smile





 
HarbingerDawnDate: Wednesday, 10.07.2013, 21:19 | Message # 6
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and indeed has no effect at all unless the sun is in the field of view.

It does if you're on the surface of the Earth (or some other planet) during the day, but the point about it not being enough to block the stars and planets is still valid.





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