Installing visual mods for myself was very frusturating, because they often were outdated and didnt work on CKAN. I would install the mods, and then they just didnt work. Because I know the struggle, I thought I would save it for others wanting visual mods by compiling all of the mods and necessities (other than ModuleManager) in one zip file. This file contains the following mods:
PlanetShine: Adds a reflection to ships near a bright planet
Scatterer: Adds atmospheric scattering, sunflare, eclipse shadows, etc.
DistantObjectEnhancment: Enhances distant crafts and celestial bodi