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Stargazer Project released!

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Chris Bell

 

Chris Bell and Creative Design Studios Team bringing you the latest Technology and Innovation in Flight Simulations,

Stargazer is our latest project as we push further enhancing night flight ambiance, 

 

looking at the native sim sky looks very dull and boring, once we climb over the clouds overcast at night; we lose the spectacular ground views,

Looking at almost bear naked dark sky is not realistic as the sky at night have their own vivid spectacular views; we are spared the added value of night flying without a proper star map at night, 
 

this is where Stargazer shows its strength and value as we spread millions of real stars positioned in the night sky based on real world data and time calculations,

in the near future we will publish stars positions that are calculated daily for the best looking sky you will ever get to see in real life or in simulation,
 

 

The Control Panel

Stargazer CPanel is a simple point and shoot style, select your desired magnitude hit apply and off you go :) 

no special configuration or setting are required, compatible with all third party addon including the complete ORBX line,

Stars.CP.jpg

 

The astronomical magnitude scale.
The scale below is given as an instructive tool, to give a general idea of how the magnitude scale works. The scale below is intended to be roughly visual; the human eye's (dark-adapted) detection efficiency peaks around 495 nanometers, while the formal photoelectric V peak (a filtered band intended to be close to visual) is around 550 nm; CCDs tend to peak around 700 nm. The examples are given for integer values are not "exact", in that celestial objects are often measured to a precision or 0.1 or 0.01 magnitude; for example, Sirius shines at V = -1.47 (Yale Bright Star Catalogue), and the planet Venus varies in brightness generally from magnitude -4.5 to -3.7. Note that a comet of magnitude 5 will not be as easy to see as a star of magnitude 5, because that same amount of brightness that is concentrated in a point for the star is spread out over a region of the sky for a diffuse comet with a relatively-large coma.

Magnitude   Needed to see an object of this brightness*   Examples

  -26                                                     the sun
  -13                                                     full moon
   -6                                                     crescent moon
   -4       naked eye: easy even from large cities        planet Venus
   -2       naked eye                                     planet Jupiter
   -1       naked eye                                     brightest star,
                                                          Sirius; totally-
                                                          eclipsed moon;
                                                          C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) near peak
    0       naked eye: difficult but visible in           summer evening star
              large cities                                Vega; C/1996 B2
                                                          (Hyakutake) at peak
   +1       naked eye: brilliant as seen from             planet Saturn
              dark, rural areas
   +2       naked eye: difficult but visible from         stars of Big Dipper
              small cities and suburbs; diffuse           Halley's comet in
              objects such as comets may require          1986 near peak
              small binoculars from urban areas
    3       naked eye: rural, suburban, small city        faintest naked-eye
            binoculars: bright, urban areas               stars visible from
                                                          many smaller
                                                          cities/inner
                                                          suburbs;
    4       naked eye: (outer) suburbs                    faintest naked-eye
            binoculars: cities (stars), suburban          stars visible from
              areas (diffuse objects such as comets)      many smaller
                                                          cities/(outer)
                                                          suburbs
    5       generally binocular objects from urban        moons of Jupiter
              and suburban areas; faintest naked-eye
              stars visible from "dark" rural areas
              located some 40 miles (60 km) from
              major cities
    6       binocular objects from suburban areas;        planet Uranus
              faintest naked-eye stars visible from
              "dark" rural areas located some 100
              miles (150 km) from major cities
    7       binoculars; faintest naked-eye stars          brightest minor
              visible from "dark" rural areas             planet (asteroid)
              located some 140 miles (200 km) from        and about 1-2
              major cities and some 30 miles (50 km)      comets each year
              from nearest town of population 5000
              or so
    8       binocular objects; from urban areas, such     planet Neptune
              objects may only be visible with small
              telescopes
   10       from dark sky, objects visible with           at any given
              20x80 binoculars; from brighter sites,      time, there are
              a larger telescope is needed                usually a couple
                                                          of comets this
                                                          bright 
   11       general limiting visual brightness# of 
              comets with a 15-cm-aperture reflector
   12       general limiting visual brightness# of        at any given time,
              comets with a 20-cm-aperture reflector      there are usually a
                                                          half dozen comets
                                                          this bright
   13       general limiting visual brightness# of
              comets with a 25-cm-aperture reflector
   14       general limiting visual brightness# of        Pluto at its brightest
              stars with a 20-cm-aperture reflector
   15       general limiting visual brightness# of
              comets with a 50-cm-aperture reflector
   19       general limiting brightness# of comets with
              a CCD and 50-cm-aperture reflector
   21       general limiting photographic brightness
              of stars with a 40-cm-aperture reflector
   22       general limiting brightness# of comets with
              a CCD and 150-cm-aperture reflector

* naked-eye viewing assumes 20-20 vision (corrected or uncorrected)
# from a dark, rural site; "visual" as compared to "photographic" or 
"CCD-detected"; "reflector" means "reflecting telescope"

 

 

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Stargazer is now available for immediate download through our shop :)

 

shop https://shop.chrisbelldesigns.com

 

Enjoy,
Chris

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Michael_B767_ATP

I know it's outstanding already, will be purchasing today!

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Michael_B767_ATP

Chris,

 

I cannot remember for the life of me how to leave a review with stars here, how is that done?.

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Chris Bell

once you purchased an item in our shop you should be able to give your review at the bottom of the page it will be visible for you,

(for topics you should see stars at the top)

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mutley

Wow, first impressions are jaw dropping, superb work. :)

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Chris Bell

Thank you Joe :x

yourself and few other Hangar friends been waiting on this one for some time now ;) 

glad you guys can finally enjoy this gem :) 

 

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Saldo

This looks incredible !  Very well done :) 

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parachutem

will this be released for fsx?

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Chris Bell

yes it will!

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deca

Is it compatible with P3D v3?

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Chris Bell

we will release P3D v3 installer shortly!

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Marcosmota2001

hey guys i bought this product but i haven't got the key or i cant find it, or the licence key.

can you guys help me or instruct me on how to find it?

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