Re: [nbos] [AS] Sector Generation"Rob Graham" Thu Jul 9th, 2009
The Catalogs that I did on NOX 10, 500 etc etc etc are already in this
format ;) and are almagamations of the big sky databases now there a few
years old.. but that shouldn't be a problem until you move out further then
a few hundred light years.
The only other issue is the fact that I never 'joined' binaries etc into 1
star cluster.. didn't see the point, AS doesn't work with true Astophysics
anyway.. so i can't do a multi star / planet system and have it show both
stars or four stars or whatever so yeah again not much point imho.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cam Kirmser" <ckirmser-at-charter.net>
Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 10:24 AM
Subject: Re: [nbos] [AS] Sector Generation
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Eric Schulte
> Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2009 3:06 PM
> Subject: Re: [nbos] [AS] Sector Generation
> For the rather technically inept among us (me) can you elaborate on the
> process of creating the stars you need? Can you assign the star type in
> access? I'm thinking this may make the generation of 'space opera' highly
> hospitable / terraformed universes easier..
> Well, for local stars, I have a star catalog called 'HYG.' I also have the
> Hipparcos set, but that's a tiny bit smaller than the HYG. Also, the
> Hipparcos provides only RA and Declination, whereas the HYG set has the
> data already translated from polar to rectangular coords along with the
> proper motion data as annual vectors applied to each axis.
> I've imported each set to Access as tables and I just make a query set up
> in AS's format - found from the import section of the help file - and fill
> in the blanks. Using the query, I can also adjust each star for its true
> location, not its perceived location. This is important for a map, since
> not all the action is on Earth.
> For the star type - assuming you mean like A2V, G4III, etc. - I've written
> a routine that uses the star generation tables from Traveller in VBasic
> and included this as a module in Access.
> This works fine for systems local to Sol - I think within 1000 ly, if I
> recall correctly - but the data leaves off some stars; typically those of
> high magnitudes and I think they leave off O and B class stars, too.
> But, if I want stars further out, I need a routine to create them and -
> hopefully - place them in realistic, though fictional, locations. An
> earlier response made me consider that any placement routine would
> probable suffice, given the scales used, so this may not be a problem
> If you - or anyone else - have any other questions, let me know and I'll
> do my best to answer them.
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