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.

- Rob
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cam Kirmser" <>
To: <>
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
> anymore.
> If you - or anyone else - have any other questions, let me know and I'll
> do my best to answer them.
> _______________________________________________
> Nbossoftware mailing list

Nbossoftware mailing list

Copyright © 2003-2007, NBOS Software. All rights reserved. 'Fractal Mapper', 'ScreenMonkey', 'Character Sketcher', 'Inspiration Pad', 'Fractal World Explorer', 'Goblin API', 'AstroSynthesis' are trademarks of NBOS Software. 'Dwarven Beserker' art by V. Shane.
Member contributed resources