# Thread: scale model of solar system on logarithmic graph

1. Good evening ladies and gentlemen,

Any one know of a neat/tidy A4 size scale model of the Solar system.
I imagine there is one charted on varibly warped logarithmic graph paper
which would illustrate distance and Planet dimensions somewhat clearly.

Thanks,
Pedro

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3. Try going to the link below and searching for "planets chart."

4. I had a little look to no luck.

I was thinking of something that would indicate visually/graphically both; relative distances and dimensions of solar system bodies

5. Originally Posted by pedronaut
I was thinking of something that would indicate visually/graphically both; relative distances and dimensions of solar system bodies
Why not create one yourself in Excel?

6. I already broke excel doing the universe on it!

I don't have the intelligence to upload an image so see this

This should give a rough idea of what i'm looking for, the warped lines relate the diameter of a planet to the distance from the sun. (and the planets are not shown as tiny dots)

It would be a logarithmic scale graph to fit it all on 1 A4 size page.

7. Originally Posted by pedronaut
I already broke excel doing the universe on it!

I don't have the intelligence to upload an image so see this

This should give a rough idea of what i'm looking for, the warped lines relate the diameter of a planet to the distance from the sun. (and the planets are not shown as tiny dots)

It looks to me a lot like the below:

http://www.sanjosescientific.com/ser...-POSTER/Detail
http://www.enjoyart.com/single_poste...lar_system.htm
http://asymptotia.com/2006/08/16/twelve-planets/
http://ripetungi.com/wp-content/uplo...stem-final.jpg

8. Originally Posted by pedronaut

Any one know of a neat/tidy A4 size scale model of the Solar system.
I imagine there is one charted on varibly warped logarithmic graph paper
which would illustrate distance and Planet dimensions somewhat clearly.

Thanks,
Pedro
Personally, I hate using logarithmic scales. People don't work that way.

When I lecture on the Solar System and stellar neighborhood, I use scale models of the planets with properly scaled distances related to the size of the sun and planets.

It makes a far stronger impression to say the nearest star is 3 towns away than using a logarithmic scale where it would syill be in the room.

MW

9. Indeed Mr Wayne,
Analogies involving basketballs and towns function nicely at describing the relative diamaters and distances of the main bodies of the Solar System ,

However i would be interested to see this information represented graphically on 1 page.
I guess the neatest/clearest(most straight-forward) possible way is 2 seperate charts; 1 indicating distances and the 2nd indicating the relative sizes, of the planets and the Sun.

Thanks y'all anyhow, especially to Inow for introducing me to Google image. That's a keeper.

I like this one, i came across yesterday on my search,
www.phrenopolis.com/perspective/solarsystem

10. Originally Posted by pedronaut
Indeed Mr Wayne,
Analogies involving basketballs and towns function nicely at describing the relative diamaters and distances of the main bodies of the Solar System ,

However i would be interested to see this information represented graphically on 1 page.
I guess the neatest/clearest(most straight-forward) possible way is 2 seperate charts; 1 indicating distances and the 2nd indicating the relative sizes, of the planets and the Sun.

Thanks y'all anyhow, especially to Inow for introducing me to Google image. That's a keeper.

I like this one, i came across yesterday on my search,
www.phrenopolis.com/perspective/solarsystem
Impressive! I didn't notice the lower scroll bar first. It also gives you an impression of how difficult it is to aim for planet with space probes.

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