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Eyeball Worlds

A post on the Sci-Fi Ideas page got me thinking about face-locked habitable planets again. My previous posts on Yaccatrice kind of cheated on the problem of tidal face-locking by placing the habitable world in a lunar orbit of a much … Continue reading

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Developing a Workflow – Part IV B: Other Worlds

I’m eager to get to mapping Yaccatrice, so I’m kind of skimming over this step. The Yaccatrene people are pretty well planet-bound, so I’m keeping things pretty simple with respect to the other planets in the system. I used the … Continue reading

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Developing a Workflow – or chapters

Most of this is building on a comment by J.W. Bjerk. Now his process for building a planet up to climates went like this, Process: * Astronomic Stuff * Basic Coastline * High and low Pressure * Prevailing Winds * … Continue reading

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A Few More Formulae

Here are just a few little things I want to remember for later. This is as much for my own purposes as anyone else’s. Just thought I’d put it out there. Solar Day 1/p’ = 1/p – 1/P Where P … Continue reading

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Determining Temperatures — first draft

A draft of a chapter in a conworlding webbook I am currently working on. Continue reading

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Deathstar

More development of the celestial mechanics of Kazh. Continue reading

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Bag of Goodies!!!

Here are some links to some useful stuff. We have planetary fact sheets from the nice people at NASA. Pretty smart folks when they remember to keep track of their units… Sorry. A bit of snide from my engineering-school days. … Continue reading

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An Explosion of Equations(Orbital Edition)

Okay, so here is where I start hitting you with equations. There won’t be any requirement to derive these from basic principles(although, sometimes, that’s how I came up with them), so if you have a good calculator you can just … Continue reading

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Physical Planetography: Orbital Parameters

Introduction The first stage of any physical planetbuilding is to figure out where the planet is, and the best way to do that is to build up the system.  This post will mostly be regarding a small bit of research … Continue reading

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