[nbos] Kepner_50lyr_stars Map revision
"Mike Oliver"
Fri Dec 15th, 2006
I was looking back over some of my old SciFi RPG rules sets and came
across Traveller 2300. It was a great background but I always felt the
systems were a touch laboured. Anyway, my current gaming project (using
my own rules) has reached a point where I need a star map of Earth's
"local" region (50 light years around Sol).

Astrosynthesis provides such a map (kepner_50lyr_stars) where all the
stars are identified by their references in the Henry Draper (HD
numbers) and Hipparcos (HIP numbers) star catalogues. Traveller 2300
contained an excellent star map of the same area of space but the stars
are marked with identities from the Gliese catalogue.

Using an astronomical programme called Cartes de Ciel, which contains
all the relevant catalogues, I am adjusting the Astrosynthesis map to
correspond to the Traveller 2300 one, using more conventional naming
(Alpha Centauri, Rigel, Tau Ceti, etc.). I've no idea how long it will
take (there are well over 500 stars to do in the AS map) but I thought
I'd ask if anyone would be interested in the result. If so, contact me
off-list and I'll make a note to send it to you as an Astrosynthesis
file (you'll obviously need to own AS).



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