Near the end of Rogue One, when the Death Star
it can be seen from the planet’s surface, like a big moon. Even given that it’s in orbit and much nearer than a moon, this gives the impression that it’s very huge (as in all the other movies).
But in another scene, I think we see an Imperial shuttle leaving a hangar in the trench of the Death Star (possibly carrying Director Krennic). When the camera zooms out, the laser dish and the curvature of the Death Star comes into view and compared to the trench and the shuttle it seems much much smaller than it is normally depicted.
I can not rewatch this shuttle scene currently without going to the cinema. Did anybody else notice this?
(I assumed the whole Death Star is a CGI 3D model and any part can be rendered as needed. So how could this error have happened? Is a new 3D model created for every scene?)
To clarify what I think I saw I add this artistically challenged image. The small square is the hangar door which is perhaps double the height of the shuttle that left it. That would give a diameter of the death star in the range of a star destroyer or something like that:
I have to wait until I am able to rewatch the scene I think. But I found out that the trench at the equator is not the same as the trench in the trench run as I always thought. The equator trench seems indeed be much wider as I expected (roughly one km in my inferences from the pictures). So it could be that this fooled me and the size relations are all right. If anybody has a link to pictures or videos of the scene please post it.