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In memory of John Whatmough

Post by NuclearVacuum on 2nd November 2008, 4:34 pm



(The first four planets [discovered] of 55 Cancri)

I have been playing around with Celestia for a few months now. I have been working on textures for extrasolar planets in my own mind. I wanted to mention this because I felt warm inside for doing it, I couldn't think of any other way that the first four planets of 55 Cancri would look like without thinking of John Whatmough. I had to make the planets look the exact same way he made them. Though personally I have never talked with him, if it wasn't for this site, I wouldn't have liked extrasolar planets as much as I do now. Do you think I got the planets to look pretty close to what John made them?

In the 55 Cancri add-on I am working on, it includes every scientifically noted objects around the star (including the plausible "g" and "h" planets, as well as the Kuiper belt). alien

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Re: In memory of John Whatmough

Post by Sirius_Alpha on 2nd November 2008, 8:01 pm

Hey not bad! And yeah, Whatmough's art inspired me about this very star system as well. Looks to me like you approximated his artwork pretty well. As far as I know, it's based of the Sudarsky Classification System, so it isn't as if it's purely fictional. I, too, have made a 55 Cancri A system whose planets resemble Johns work, with some slight alterations. Here's my 55 Cnc system in Celestia, I'll throw in f just for completeness.


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Re: In memory of John Whatmough

Post by marasama on 3rd November 2008, 1:17 am

Man, I really want a database like his, including all the suspected, unconfirmed, and disproven items as well. I can try to help on some stats if needs be.

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Re: In memory of John Whatmough

Post by NuclearVacuum on 3rd November 2008, 9:29 am

marasama wrote:Man, I really want a database like his, including all the suspected, unconfirmed, and disproven items as well. I can try to help on some stats if needs be.

Are you talking about me? What a Face

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Re: In memory of John Whatmough

Post by Maastrichian on 3rd November 2008, 11:08 am

Hmmm... I have a system for Celestia as well. I'll have to get the latest version of Celestia loaded and post the pics. I'll try to get to that tonight.

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Re: In memory of John Whatmough

Post by Sirius_Alpha on 3rd November 2008, 12:49 pm

marasama wrote:Man, I really want a database like his, including all the suspected, unconfirmed, and disproven items as well. I can try to help on some stats if needs be.

I keep such information in an Excel file, if you PM me your e-mail, I'll send it to you.

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Re: In memory of John Whatmough

Post by NuclearVacuum on 3rd November 2008, 1:16 pm

Sirius_Alpha wrote:
marasama wrote:Man, I really want a database like his, including all the suspected, unconfirmed, and disproven items as well. I can try to help on some stats if needs be.

I keep such information in an Excel file, if you PM me your e-mail, I'll send it to you.

I simply add them to Celestia the hard way (manually adding them).

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Re: In memory of John Whatmough

Post by Edasich on 22nd November 2008, 4:43 pm

So was I playing with Celestia some time ago. Maybe I will post a version of my own of 55 Cnc system. Maybe.

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Re: In memory of John Whatmough

Post by Sirius_Alpha on 25th November 2008, 6:22 pm

Is anyone able to access John Whatmough's artwork on the EVI forum? I recently found myself able to, and immediately backed it up to my computer.

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Re: In memory of John Whatmough

Post by NuclearVacuum on 25th November 2008, 9:03 pm

Sirius_Alpha wrote:Is anyone able to access John Whatmough's artwork on the EVI forum? I recently found myself able to, and immediately backed it up to my computer.

EVI is currently not working for me, but I think I will do the same thing once it is back up. I am currently working on a project (lovingly called "Extrasolar Visions") that has my and John's ideas for planets. Would anyone like to see some of them? cyclops

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Re: In memory of John Whatmough

Post by Sirius_Alpha on 25th November 2008, 10:01 pm

Sure, exoplanet artwork is great!

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Re: In memory of John Whatmough

Post by Edasich on 26th November 2008, 6:36 am

Go for it! Smile

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Re: In memory of John Whatmough

Post by Kairos* on 20th November 2015, 9:23 pm

I have my version of the system with names for the planets!

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