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ice60
September 29th, 2006, 03:04 AM
hi, i admit i haven't run one of these programs recently, but i think they might be abit complicated.

i really want to see Pluto and it's moon orbiting around the sun together. can someone show me how to get that working with one of these astronomy programs?

nalmeth
September 29th, 2006, 08:46 AM
Hey, that task isn't too tough.

Just fire-up Celestia, hit ENTER to bring up a command prompt at the bottom.

Enter pluto, and then hit G to goto pluto.

Zoom in/out as you please with home/end. To increase time to show the orbit movement, hit 'L'. 'K' will slow down time.

Hold down right-click on the screen, and move the mouse to get the right angle you want.

'Y' will syncronize the camera movement with the orbit, which may be useful for this purpose.

ice60
September 29th, 2006, 01:28 PM
Hey, that task isn't too tough.

Just fire-up Celestia, hit ENTER to bring up a command prompt at the bottom.

Enter pluto, and then hit G to goto pluto.

Zoom in/out as you please with home/end. To increase time to show the orbit movement, hit 'L'. 'K' will slow down time.

Hold down right-click on the screen, and move the mouse to get the right angle you want.

'Y' will syncronize the camera movement with the orbit, which may be useful for this purpose.
wow, thanks for the help. i just did it

http://bestsmileys.com/big/3.gif

i normally end up crashing into the sea lol