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Moon Models
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Here are the latest versions of models of moons that I have made for the excellent Space simulator application 'Celestia' by Chris Laurel.  

Where possible I have started with the normal download math shaped models and smoothed them by adding more faces.The others I have made from scratch referencing any images I could find for each moon.The textures-again where possible I have used the download versions but combined them with other images to produce a more detailed (though not accurate) and more colourful texture.

These Zip files contain both a model and texture file ,you should place the 3ds model file in your 'models' folder and the jpg texture file in your 'medres' folder.All the moons are listed in either 'solarsys.ssc' which you can find in 'Celestias' 'data' folder or else in 'minormoons.ssc' in 'extras' folder.To make the new models work you must open the ssc with notepad and then find the moon you want to edit,then add the line Mesh "name.3ds" under the Texture line.If you dont like the texture I've made you can now use your existing one.All of these models have been aligned correctly to work in 'Celestia 1.3.2 pre1' and will be 180 degrees out in any other version

If anyone finds any inconsistencies of the models with pictures they've found of these moons please let me know and I'll try to correct them


Mars

 

Deimos

Phobos


Jupiter

 

Adrastea

Amalthea

Ananke

Callirrhoe

Carme

Chaldene

Erinome

Harpalyke

 

Himalia

Iocaste

Isonoe

Kalyke

Leda

Lysithea

Elara

Megaclite

Metis

Pasiphae

Praxidike

Sinope

Taygete

Thebe

Themisto


Saturn

 

Atlas

Calypso

Epimetheus

Helene

Hyperion

Janus

Mimas

 

Pan

Pandora

Phoebe

Prometheus

Telesto

Tethys


Stay tuned for Uranus and Neptune's moons and I'll be making some others for Jupiter and Saturn also.  

 

Any problems, corrections or suggestions Email me jestr@ntlworld.com