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mixstah
08-04-2005, 09:25 AM
Hi does anyone have a solar system modelled with all the major planets textured. Im willing to donate some money if anybody has.

Thanks

Mixstah

starbase1
08-04-2005, 09:33 AM
The only real problems are with Mercury and Pluto, because only part of Mercury has been imaged, and there is only the haziest view of the Pluto / Charon system.

A web search on 'planetary maps' will point you in the correct direction, (there are several good collections).

For starters, see:
http://maps.jpl.nasa.gov (http://maps.jpl.nasa.gov/)

If you can model a sphere, the rest should be straightforward!
:hey:

Nick

mixstah
08-04-2005, 09:42 AM
Nick thats really helpful

Mixstah

starbase1
08-06-2005, 12:13 AM
You are welcome - there are some others with better maps of specific areas, such as Bjorn Johansson (??) who has superb image maps for satellites of Jupiter. Again, google 'planetary maps' will do the business.

pat-lek
08-06-2005, 02:48 AM
Celestia is a freeware,
http://www.shatters.net/celestia/

You can find the map, and the sources of the map in the Celestia folder.