Re: [nbos] Kepner_50lyr_stars Map revision
Daniel Williamson
Fri Dec 15th, 2006
Mike,

I may have done this work for you already. Tonight I will send you my data sets and see if they are useful to you. You will want to delete all of the UM, UL and UWD systems from my data set. I made those up. My game world is strongly influenced by 2300AD (AKA Traveller 2300).

Dan.

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----- Original Message ----
From: Mike Oliver <mike-oliver-at-blueyonder.co.uk>
To: nbossoftware-at-nbos.com
Sent: Friday, December 15, 2006 8:51:05 AM
Subject: [nbos] Kepner_50lyr_stars Map revision


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).

Cheers,

Mike
www.cartography-services.co.uk

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