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This article describes how to calculate the size of artwork from the physical size of objects in the game.

## Planets & Asteroids

This scale is generally used for large-scale objects (larger than 10 kilometers) that the player does not generally dock with (i.e., is generally not on the same plane).

The size of a image representing a planet or asteroid is equal to:

`Size(pixels) = 22 * Size(km)^(0.25)`
Object Size (Km) Image Size (Pixels) Notes
Ringed planet 300,000 512 × 256 About the size of Saturn, including ring diameter.
gas giant 150,000 430 × 430 About the size of Jupiter.
ice giant 50,000 330 × 330 About the size of Neptune.
Large rocky planet 13,000 240 × 240 About the size of Earth.
Medium rocky planet7,000 200 × 200 About the size of Mars.
Small rocky planet 5,000 180 × 180 About the size of Mercury.
Large planetoid 3,500 170 × 170 About the size of Earth’s Moon.
Medium planetoid 2,250 150 × 150 About the size of Pluto.
Small planetoid 1,000 128 × 128 About the size of Ceres; smallest spherical object.
Giant asteroid 500 105 × 105 About the size of Vesta.
Large asteroid 250 90 × 90 About the size of Hyperion.
Medium asteroid 100 70 × 70 About the size of Prometheus.
Small asteroid 50 60 × 60 About the size of Eros.
Tiny asteroid 10 40 × 40 About the size of Deimos.

## Stations & Structures

NOTE!!

The following values are for the OLD station scale! The current scale for stations is:

``` Size(pixels) = 5 * size(meters)^(0.68)
Size(meters) = [size(pixels)/5]^(1/0.68)```

The other values listed here are for older graphics that have not been updated.

This scale should be used for stations and other immobile structures that the player docks with.

The size of a image representing a station is equal to:

`Size(pixels) = 250 * Size(km)^(0.5)`

^Object ^Size (Km) ^Image Size (Pixels) ^Notes ^

 Artificial moon 100 2,500 About the size of the Death Star. Massive arcology 50 1,750 Large arcology 25 1,250 Medium arcology 10 800 About the size of the Arcology of New Victoria (the largest human-built artifact). Small arcology 5 560 Massive station 2.5 400 Large station 1 250 About the size of Starton Eridani. Medium station 0.5 180 Small station 0.25 125 About the size of many Commonwealth stations. Tiny station 0.1 80

## Ships

NOTE!! The following values are for the OLD ship scale! The current scale for ships is:

``` Size(pixels) = 5 * size(meters)^(0.68)
Size(meters) = [size(pixels)/5]^(1/0.68)```

The other values listed here are for older graphics that have not been updated.

This scale should be used for starships and other vessels.

The size of a image representing a ship is equal to:

`Size(pixels) = 5 * Size(meters)^(0.7)`
Object Size (meters) Image Size (Pixels) Notes
10km starship 10,000 3,150
5km starship 5,000 1,950
2.5km starship 2,500 1,200
1km starship 1,000 640
Large capital ship 500 390 About the size of the Iocrym command ship.
Medium capital ship350 300 About the size of a Commonwealth Star Carrier.1)
Small capital ship 250 240
Large gunship 100 128
Medium gunship 50 78
Small gunship 25 48
Shuttle 10 25
Auton 5 15

## Notes

• If a station is on an asteroid (e.g., a mining colony) use the size of the station as a guide (the asteroid should be less than twice the size of the station).
• Stars probably need a different scale.
• Planets are currently out of scale. They need to be roughly double the size.
• CSC is slightly out of scale. It should be around 400 meters, which would make it 331 pixels. Also, Centurions are probably too big–they are probably ~25 meters in diameter.

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