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astronomically correct night sky

does anyone know where to get a skybox with stars in their astronomically correct position?

Nasa has a website with free textures and free 3D models somewhere; I don’t know the url anymore…

NASA has a 16k x 8k resolution star map here SVS: Deep Star Maps

I actually have done a C++ system that does this. The stars themselves are a 5000 tri or so procedural mesh. I might update the system to use Epic’s new sun position calculator or I could just maybe release it as is.

When do you plan on releasing?

awesome this is exactly what I am looking for

This is the current status of my procedural mesh based approach to the starry sky:

I’m still working on the apparent magnitude handling of the stars so the brightnesses might not make sense, but the stars should be where they are in real life.