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Extrasolar / Re: Link to my public profile doesn't work
« Last post by Christian on April 10, 2015, 11:51:40 AM »
Sadly it still doesn't work.

But from trying other profiles, could it be that there is a limit?

Does anybody have a profile with > 1500 images that does work?
Extrasolar / Link to my public profile doesn't work
« Last post by Christian on April 07, 2015, 08:39:29 AM »
I can't access my public profile

And neither can people I invited, they get the link but they can't open it.

I'm not sure if there is a limit on the number of tags or photos. The link used to work and now it doesn't anymore.
Extrasolar / Re: Season 2 Kickstarter is NOW LIVE.
« Last post by Ainia on April 06, 2015, 06:11:03 AM »
Hmm, although it reads like a serious post, it *was* posted on April 1st...  :o

Rob, can you confirm please??
Extrasolar / Re: Season 2 Kickstarter is NOW LIVE.
« Last post by zarf on April 05, 2015, 12:32:44 PM »
Extrasolar / Re: Season 2 Kickstarter is NOW LIVE.
« Last post by mweine on March 31, 2015, 04:02:17 AM »
Maybe there should be another Kickstarter. As more people play season one, there may be more interest and funding for season 2.
Extrasolar / Re: Pride
« Last post by StellaFrost on February 13, 2015, 11:52:10 AM »
A nighttime shot - I like the distance and barrenness in the image.

Hey guys, nice pictures all. I wanted to ask something. I am trying to learn different constellations these days and I couldn't help but notice the one on this image's top left side. Thats the Pleiades, right?

The one that looks like a strange V is Taurus. To the upper right of Taurus just above the poofy cloud is the Pleiades. Good eye.  ;D
Extrasolar / Post game comments SPOILERS
« Last post by StellaFrost on February 13, 2015, 05:32:39 AM »
I have completed Extrasolar and I found two typos which may have been unintentional.

[spoilers] In the last email from Turing entitled "What now?" the last sentence reads:

You, of all people, show know by now exactly what we're looking for in a rover driver.

Shouldn't it be: You, of all people, should know by now exactly what we're looking for in a rover driver. [/spoilers]

[spoilers] In the email from Jane Van Susteren entitled "Unbelievable" the first paragraph begins: I'm reluctant to give to much analysis...

Shouldn't it be: I'm reluctant to give too much analysis,

Jane's could easily be excitement though [/spoilers]

Those are the only two negative comments I have. There's nothing but good to be said about the rest of the game.
Extrasolar / Re: Any Astronomy Majors?
« Last post by StellaFrost on February 11, 2015, 12:57:22 PM »
I work at an observatory.

I know that the view from Alpha Centauri ( our closest star system), would be virtually identical with the exception of Alpha Centauri A & B not being visible in the night sky and the Sun being just another star in Cassiopeia which would make it look more like a zigzag than a W or M.

Most of the Stars in Orion are hundreds of light years away so it makes sense that they'd be identical. Most of our nearest neighbors are red dwarves, which are faint and difficult to see to begin with.

Sirius and Procyon are the only two that are close enough for it to make a substantial difference in their apparent locations.

I personally enjoyed looking up and seeing the familiar night sky of Earth. If Lazy 8 feels they need to make a correction, I wish them the best of luck.
Could we please have somewhat more realistic night skies? I'd be happy to help with it as much as possible (given that I can't do digital art, and by extension, a star map).

It's actually not a star map - we couldn't get a high enough resolution map that we were happy with.  The stars are all individual points and their sky positions and apparent magnitudes are generated straight out of a NASA database (we figured 10 ly from Earth wouldn't be noticeably different, but as shown in other threads I guess we were wrong :P).  Hmm, maybe I could just get the coordinate file from Brian and post it and y'all could figure out the necessary edits...

I'm sure Kath would be happy to help out here. :)

Actually, the night sky was one of the things I found the most impressive. 10 ly is a small distance compared to most of the stars we see in the night sky. At 4 light years away, in Alpha Centauri, there would be two differences (1) Alpha Centauri would not be visible in the night sky. (2) The Sun would be visible in Cassiopeia. I absolutely love the night sky mechanics that you have in extrasolar.

Kath's suggestion for correcting the differences should work. For the most part, there aren't going to be many differences because most stars are incredibly far away. It would be interesting to see the Sun in the night sky (assuming Artocos is at the right latitude for it to be visible)
Extrasolar / Re: Happy 2015!
« Last post by Ainia on January 15, 2015, 08:48:53 PM »
Happy, happy everyone!

For folks who might have missed it, we have some awesome exoplanetary travel posters NASA rolled out just in time for the new year. :)

Even better, they are available for purchase;D
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