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Offline blackcat

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Some recent astronomical work...
« on: December 15, 2010, 09:05:18 PM »
I may not have posted these before. Most are from new online and print magazine projects...


The Great Wall of Miranda


Pluto seen from Charon


On Pluto


The shadow of Charon on Pluto


The cryogeysers of Triton


Ithaca Chasma, on Titania


Observing a volcano on Io







Offline goldfarb

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Re: Some recent astronomical work...
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2010, 10:14:08 PM »
these are fantastic!
well done
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Re: Some recent astronomical work...
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2010, 10:17:17 PM »
I have never thought there would be wind on Triton. Your publisher will be pleased. 8)
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Re: Some recent astronomical work...
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2010, 10:43:23 PM »
I have never thought there would be wind on Triton. Your publisher will be pleased. 8)

There is actually a kind of jet stream, in fact. While the atmosphere on Triton is thin to the point of non-existence, it's enough to shear off the tops of the rising plumes at right angles. This can just barely be made out in some of the Voyager images.


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Re: Some recent astronomical work...
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2010, 10:50:33 PM »
Thanks for all the nice compliments! :)

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Re: Some recent astronomical work...
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2010, 11:04:28 PM »
I took a look at the Terragen generated images. I like the figures added to the scenes. They really help with scale. Excellent work!
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Re: Some recent astronomical work...
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2010, 01:08:55 AM »
Very nice.  I especially like the first three.
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Re: Some recent astronomical work...
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2010, 02:45:07 AM »
some good ones in there!!......
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Re: Some recent astronomical work...
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2010, 08:32:22 PM »
Always responding well to flattery, here are a few more things from the Extrasolar Planets series...


HD 188753 A b (seen from a moon of the planet)



Gliese 581 c


An early version of the large Titan illustration I posted elsewhere in the forum.


Tidal pools on the early earth.


Ice spires on Callisto (the one place in the solar system that looks like a 50s SF pulp cover)




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Re: Some recent astronomical work...
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2010, 09:22:29 PM »
Nice pics!  :)

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Re: Some recent astronomical work...
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2010, 04:51:19 AM »
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Ice spires on Callisto (the one place in the solar system that looks like a 50s SF pulp cover)

Anyhow your work reminds me on the old SF covers in the right way. Very nice renders . I like them , Blackcat :)
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Re: Some recent astronomical work...
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2010, 06:45:10 PM »
Absolutely fantastic work blackcat! Hopefully within a few months I'll be able to make something similar :)    (still working the 'create' your first scene tutorials)

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Re: Some recent astronomical work...
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2010, 06:58:35 PM »
Absolutely fantastic work blackcat! Hopefully within a few months I'll be able to make something similar :)    (still working the 'create' your first scene tutorials)

Gosh! And here I was, reluctant to post most of these because I was so much in awe of what everyone else is doing!  ;D