Re: [nbos] [AS] Names, not just numbers."Doug Jessee" Mon Oct 1st, 2007
I would think something like this:
which links to other resources.
But you may have already found these website.
On 9/30/07, Sam Orton <pictngrin-at-yahoo.com> wrote:
> Just so you know, I have a pet project in the works for the long term.
> I read classic science fiction as a child, and I've long since lost track
> of the times a character in a story had to place himself in the starfield by
> finding at least 3 stars he could recognize.
> As time becomes available, I'm trying to recreate that starfield as best I
> can, starting from the 1000ly kepner data. Mostly what I'm doing is renaming
> bodies, i.e " HD 172167" to "Vega (a Lyr)", but where I can I'm filling in
> the gaps left by having only a location and "multiple star system", and
> changing things like WX UMa from a 'multiple star system' to a 'close
> multiple', since the two stars are actually TOUCHING. Also as I pick out
> 'navigation stars', the ones that can be seen clearly for thousands of light
> years, I'm extending their display distances.
> What I'm *trying* for is a map where, with no more knowledge than you can
> pick up by browsing Wikipedia, a player "lost" in that map could actually
> figure out where he was and choose the right direction to go by nothing more
> than picking out stars he recognizes.
> With over 2000 *named* stars in constellations within 1000ly, I expect to
> be at this for a long time. But at the end, I may have a starfield that you
> could recreate a Heinlein or Asimov story in without being haunted by their
> Sheesh, I need to get nbos to hire me to do this. *snicker*
> "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who endowed us with
> sense, reason and intellect intended us to forego their use." - Galileo
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