hello again fellow viewers. i return again with yet another planet in my alpha-element universe, gailis, previously aeron, and its the planet of wind.
i love how thisone came out and its probably the best looking one yet! i love the angle on the rings and spent alot of time on them and the lighting.
Gailis, is a massive gas giant planet orbiting well outside of its star's habitable zone at a distance between that of jupiter's and saturn's in our system. the planet has a mass and radius roughly 4.3 and 1.6 times that of jupiter. one day on the planet lasts 13.6 earth hours. this rapid rotation stirs huge storms in the planets massive upper atmosphere along with fierce winds of 800kmh. these storms then rage on for hundreds of years or until they collide with one another and dissipate. the planet's atmosphere is also tensed with lightning that makes those seen on earth look like tiny sparks compared with a firework.
the planet has a large and extensive ring system composed of rock and large portions of ice giving it its white appearance.
the planet has two large moons:
-Ares is a moon roughly twice the size as ours and is the closest moon to the planet (moon to the lower left). it is a cold world with many fractures that formed early in its history. it is in a 5:3 resonance with the outer moon ovius, completing 5 orbits for every 3 ovius makes. it is also responsible for the sparse area near the outer edge of the ring system, as the material in this area experience orbital decay from unstable resonances with the moon. it orbits gailis every 15 days.
-Ovius ('O' - 'vye' - 'us') is a moon slightly smaller than mars and is the furthest from the planet (moon to upper right). it is world covered in rock with some ice and has an atmosphere that is 1/50 the density of earth's and has an average surface temp of -84 celsius. it is in 3:5 resonance with the moon ares, completing 3 orbits for every 5 ares makes. it orbits gailis every 25 days.
its star is aprida, a large and hot blue white star that is 1.3 times the size of ours. the planet takes roughly 19.6 earth years to orbit the star and is tilted at 17.5 degrees relative to its orbit. gailis is the only planet in the system. there is an asteroid belt within the planet's orbit and an extensive comet belt outside the orbit.
the planet actually formed closer in at the outer edge of the star's habitable zone and there once was another large jovian outside the planet's orbit. because of this, the planet formed with alot of water vapour in it's atmosphere, giving it a grey-ish appearance. however, over time, planetary migration caused gailis to migrate outward to its current position and also caused the other jovian planet to be ejected from the system.
this system is forbidden as there is a strange energy within the planet's atmosphere.
-6000px x 3000px
-12 hours of work
-390 mb psd. file
-roughly 60 layers
-cosmic pack 3 actions and textures
-higher ring angle
-lighting for the rings
-better image lighting
so, enjoy the image and let me now what you guys think!
and remember that comments, critiques, constructive critisim and favs are always welcome and appreciated!
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