General Question Celestial backgrounds

vinny5000

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Hi, guys!

Question for you, the celestial backgrounds which is for display purposes now in orbiter 2010 is the preview of the stars to fly to in the future version of orbiter, right? Thanks!

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Vincent
 

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Hi, guys!

Question for you, the celestial backgrounds which is for display purposes now in orbiter 2010 is the preview of the stars to fly to in the future version of orbiter, right? Thanks!

Cheers,
Vincent
This is incorrect. The celestial backgrounds are just that, background rendered static images. They're just there to enhance the visual display, nothing else.
 

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This is incorrect. The celestial backgrounds are just that, background rendered static images. They're just there to enhance the visual display, nothing else.

Depends on how you look at it :p

If the question is: why simulate stars if you cant visit them?, the answer would partly be aesthetic, partly functional (think periscope nav sightings of stars in NASSP).

But Martins may someday make that possible. I think that, being a physicist by profession, Martins wants to make a interstellar Orbiter accurate with relativity. It would be a fairly large inaccuracy to ignore it in those cases.
 
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