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Old 02-29-2016, 10:54 PM
terentii terentii is offline
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Originally Posted by Chronos View Post
What bugs me in movies? When they show the night sky, and it isn't any night sky ever visible from Earth. OK, I understand that cameras have much less dynamic range than eyes, so they can't just shoot the actual night sky. I understand that they have to put in a simulated sky. But is there any reason that the simulated sky can't simulate the real constellations?
The problem is that most people (including the graphic artists) have no clue as to what part of the sky is suitable for a particular shot. I'm thinking here in particular of the closing shot of that TNG episode where Picard's nephew was gazing at Orion, which was appropriate neither for the latitude or season in which the story took place.