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32K Mercury Surface Map (color)
HarbingerDawnDate: Wednesday, 22.01.2014, 00:44 | Message # 1
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This is a color surface map for Mercury made from two global maps constructed from MESSENGER orbiter images. The maximum surface resolution of 468 m/pixel. Textures are in PNG format.

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Downloads (930 MB)

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Installation

Extract the archive into your SpaceEngine directory. Then, open your solarsys.sc file in /catalogs/planets inside your SpaceEngine folder, and under the entry for Mercury change the DiffMap parameter value to Mercury/Surface_Color, so that the Surface tag reads like the following:

Code
    Surface
    {
     DiffMap        "Mercury/Surface_Color"
     DiffTileSize    514
     DiffTileBorder  1
     DiffMapAlpha   "None"
     BumpMap        "Mercury/Bump"
     BumpTileSize    514
     BumpTileBorder  1
     BumpHeight      9.09
     BumpOffset  -4.62
     Lommel          1.0    // Lommel-Seeliger lighting model
     Exposure        1.8
    }


Enjoy!





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Edited by HarbingerDawn - Thursday, 23.01.2014, 20:03
 
Billy_MayesDate: Wednesday, 22.01.2014, 00:51 | Message # 2
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Looks very good. smile




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Fireinthehole-Date: Wednesday, 22.01.2014, 00:59 | Message # 3
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Wow, I'm downloading it right now but from the view of the pictures I must say it looks fantastic! But are the colours realistic?




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VoekoevakaDate: Wednesday, 22.01.2014, 01:10 | Message # 4
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HarbingerDawnDate: Wednesday, 22.01.2014, 01:29 | Message # 5
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Quote Fireinthehole ()
But are the colours realistic?

Depends on what you mean. They are real, but they would not be discernible to the human eye, similar to Earth's moon which also has a wide range of colors too subtle to see.





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apenpaapDate: Wednesday, 22.01.2014, 01:43 | Message # 6
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Looks nice!




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neutronium76Date: Wednesday, 22.01.2014, 09:48 | Message # 7
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Great! I have just been trying the new B&W map and although it looks great I believe this looks more realistic as it emphasizes more the high metallic composition of Mercury. The black&white map is very detailed but it resembles the moon too much.
Also this should be added to the official addons page IMO.
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HarbingerDawnDate: Wednesday, 22.01.2014, 11:35 | Message # 8
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Quote neutronium76 ()
The black&white map is very detailed but it resembles the moon too much.

That's how Mercury looks to the human eye. Not all planets that are different necessarily have different colors. If you look at an enhanced color image of the Moon, it looks fairly similar to this enhanced color image of Mercury - mostly reddish, with some blue parts.





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ZackGDate: Wednesday, 22.01.2014, 11:36 | Message # 9
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Very nicely done. However I dont like Yandex due to the fact that its slow download restrictions gives the download about 8 hrs to complete. do you know when you will be uploading this to a torrent or to another host?




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RockoRocksDate: Wednesday, 22.01.2014, 14:20 | Message # 10
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I love the colors




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Edited by RockoRocks - Wednesday, 22.01.2014, 14:21
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Wednesday, 22.01.2014, 14:21 | Message # 11
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Quote ZackG ()
do you know when you will be uploading this to a torrent or to another host?

I'm uploading to Google Drive right now, but it still isn't finished. I have extremely slow internet, so it takes many hours to upload things like this, usually most of a day.

UPDATE: Google Drive mirror added.





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SalvoDate: Wednesday, 22.01.2014, 15:50 | Message # 12
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Thanks Harb! This makes Mercury 53478985 times better wink




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Fireinthehole-Date: Wednesday, 22.01.2014, 15:51 | Message # 13
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Quote HarbingerDawn ()
Depends on what you mean. They are real, but they would not be discernible to the human eye, similar to Earth's moon which also has a wide range of colors too subtle to see.

How is it possible to know what Mercury would look like to the human eye if no human has ever seen it (more than through a telescope)?





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HarbingerDawnDate: Wednesday, 22.01.2014, 17:02 | Message # 14
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Quote Fireinthehole ()
How is it possible to know what Mercury would look like to the human eye if no human has ever seen it

Because when we image it with spacecraft we know how to relate the images that are taken to how the human eye sees things, so we can tell - at least approximately - how a person would see it.

Here's a link to an approximate natural-color image, which as you can see posses no noticeable color, even though it is a color image. The colors are just too subtle to be easily visible - again, this compares well with Earth's moon. Another example shows the same thing.





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Edited by HarbingerDawn - Wednesday, 22.01.2014, 17:06
 
neutronium76Date: Wednesday, 22.01.2014, 18:04 | Message # 15
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So now I am confused: Which map is the closest to the human eye? This one or the one that is posted in the official addons page?
Sorry for the dump question..





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