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PostPosted: Sat, 18-03-17, 20:38 GMT 
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Hi all,

NASA has released (9 Dec 2014) nice global colored maps of SIX major Saturn moons, as obtained by the Cassini spacecraft. While much higher resolutions do exist (> 10000 x 5000), these global mosaics have a uniform medium resolution of 2000 x 1000 pixels which seems just fine for a forthcoming celestia.Sci distribution (modulo Copyright checks)...Essentially no holes or lores areas in these medium-sized textures.

All textures require a horizontal offset of -<width>/2 px for celestia.Sci/Celestia.
I thought you might be interested in some nice views with celestia.Sci:
All screenshot images are 'king-size' (1920x1200), hence you should:
[click on images followed by your browser's fullscreen key shortcut: F11]

  • Dione:
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    dione_NASA_Sci.jpg [ 175.01 KiB | Viewed 440 times ]

    Attachment:
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    dione_NASA_Sci2.jpg [ 186.5 KiB | Viewed 440 times ]

  • Enceladus
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    Attachment:
    enceladus_NASA_Sci.jpg
    enceladus_NASA_Sci.jpg [ 321.03 KiB | Viewed 440 times ]

  • Mimas
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    Attachment:
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    mimas_NASA_Sci.jpg [ 206 KiB | Viewed 404 times ]

  • Iapetus
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    Attachment:
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    iapetus_NASA_Sci.jpg [ 187.45 KiB | Viewed 440 times ]

  • Rhea
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    rhea_NASA_Sci.jpg [ 218.58 KiB | Viewed 440 times ]

  • Tethys
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    Attachment:
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    tethys_NASA_Sci.jpg [ 204.16 KiB | Viewed 440 times ]

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    tethys_NASA_Sci2.jpg [ 193.21 KiB | Viewed 440 times ]

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NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/LPI

For the rectangular textures see:

http://ciclops.org/maps.php

https://www.nasa.gov/jpl/cassini/saturn ... InI4DGsWSp

http://newatlas.com/nasa-saturn-moon-ma ... 7/#p306887

Enjoy,
Fridger

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This is absolutley fabulous Fridger!

Thank you very much for sharing. I have downloaded them all. :DD :DD :DD

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PostPosted: Sun, 19-03-17, 15:00 GMT 
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t00fri wrote:
a forthcoming celestia.Sci distribution (modulo Copyright checks)...
Fridger


What's this? When?

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PostPosted: Sun, 19-03-17, 15:31 GMT 
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A few screenies of mine in Celestia 1.6.1.


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PostPosted: Sun, 19-03-17, 15:37 GMT 
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stardust wrote:
t00fri wrote:
a forthcoming celestia.Sci distribution (modulo Copyright checks)...
Fridger


What's this? When?


Unfortunately, no date. It also depends on the availability of the other members of our (small) celestia.Sci dev team. Real life takes time, you know...;-)

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PostPosted: Sun, 19-03-17, 18:37 GMT 
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t00fri wrote:
stardust wrote:
t00fri wrote:
a forthcoming celestia.Sci distribution (modulo Copyright checks)...
Fridger


What's this? When?


Unfortunately, no date. It also depends on the availability of the other members of our (small) celestia.Sci dev team. Real life takes time, you know...;-)

Cheers


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PostPosted: Sun, 19-03-17, 19:34 GMT 
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stardust wrote:
This is absolutley fabulous Fridger!

Thank you very much for sharing. I have downloaded them all. :DD :DD :DD


Thanks for your interest! Actually, the Mimas display above was not the proper texture. It is correctly replaced now. Have a look!

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Nice.

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