Re: [nbos] Kepner_50lyr_stars Map revision
"Mike Oliver"
Mon Dec 18th, 2006
Hi Dan:

This sounds highly interesting. Not to mention the possibility of saving
me a great deal of time. As you will have seen, several others have
expressed an interest. How do you feel about passing your work on to
these guys? Also, is the AD2300 list the same as the T2300 list and were
you able to identify the stars to which such names as “Bessières” and
“Botany Bay” referred?

Finally, can I ask how you tackled the project? The Near Star List from
T2300 contains two reference lists, one from the Gliese catalogue and
the other from what I am assuming is the Bayer catalogue. I have the
Gliese catalogue available on my software but it is rejecting some of
the other identities, so I have doubts about them all being Bayer
catalogue ID’s. I have tried to get AS to show the stars as they are
shown on the T2300 map – were you able to achieve that?

Since the previous paragraph may be a touch off-topic, feel free to
contact me off-list.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Daniel Williamson
Sent: 15 December 2006 17:33
Subject: Re: [nbos] Kepner_50lyr_stars Map revision


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).



----- Original Message ----
From: Mike Oliver <>
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).


Mike <>

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