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Importing astronomical catalogs into SpaceEngine
KhadrasDate: Saturday, 08.10.2011, 11:54 | Message # 1
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How can i import a catalog into the Space Engine? I have stars.dat from Celestia with more than 2 millions stars, i have also Nomad catalog with more than 2 billion stars and other space objects. I usually use a lot of astronomy softwares like TheSkyX, DeepSky Astronomy Software, Starry Night Pro Plus 6, SkyMap Pro 11, Stellarium and Celestia, but your Space Engine is ... i haven't words... brilliant. Is what i want. I see that graphics in Infinity game (http://www.infinity-universe.com/) but here is more than that. Great work, and keep it going! Thank you a lot!




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SpaceEngineerDate: Saturday, 08.10.2011, 14:25 | Message # 2
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SpaceEngine supports Celestia's old version catalog ".dat", but you need a sepaarte ".txt" file with stars names. All other catalogs - ".sc" is a text files that can be easily edited. All parameters have intuitive name I think ("Dist", "Luminosity", etc). I have a table data parser written in C++, that can be easily modified to work with any astronomical text tables like exoplanets catalogs, galaxies catalogs etc. Every new ".sc" file must be added in "config/universe.cfg" file. If you want to help me with catalogs, I would like to give you parser code and describe all ".sc" parameters.

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KhadrasDate: Saturday, 08.10.2011, 18:09 | Message # 3
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Yes, i want to try! But i don't guarantee if i can do it well.

Thanks!





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