Re: [nbos] Nbossoftware Digest, Vol 26, Issue 22
"Robert Graham"
Thu Dec 21st, 2006
Mike,

Yeah I did the ones for 0 - 400, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000 and 10,000+ on nox the one that took the longest was the 10k + one it is literally every star we have confermed in the charts as ed's stated it bring out a nice star field when you zoom out hehe.. I really need to do an update I sent ya a email off list

-Rob
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike Oliver
To: nbossoftware-at-nbos.com
Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2006 5:14 AM
Subject: Re: [nbos] Nbossoftware Digest, Vol 26, Issue 22


Hi Robert:



I'm now making fair progress. Cartes du Ciel (CdC) allows you to have several catalogues available at the same time and will find specific stars on the excellent overhead-type star chart from their catalogue number and give a summary of their astronomical data. I am working on the 50 Lt Yr version first, to get something done this lifetime :-) I posted the link to download CdC a short time ago.



I am just naming them for the ID and Constellation in the Bayer/Flamsteed catalogues but, if they don't have Bayer or Flamsteed ID's I give them a sequential Query code with the constellation name. However, I'm keeping the HD, HIP and Gliese ID's in the "Note" tab of the "Edit Properties" dialogue, so that these can be used in a Search if necessary. The Gliese number allows a player of Traveller 2300 or 2300 AD to identify the stars on that game's list/map.



Do I assume you are the author of the .csv files that produces the Kepner maps? If so, you have my admiration; it must have taken courage to embark on it.



I downloaded your 500 Lt Yr chart from NOX but must have missed the 50 Lt Yr one - I'm on my way back.



Cheers,



Mike

www.cartography-services.co.uk

-----Original Message-----
From: nbossoftware-bounces-at-nbos.com [mailto:nbossoftware-bounces-at-nbos.com] On Behalf Of Robert Graham
Sent: 20 December 2006 16:19
To: nbossoftware-at-nbos.com
Subject: Re: [nbos] Nbossoftware Digest, Vol 26, Issue 22



Mike,



mine run off a mix of the Bayer Flamesteed, Gliese and Hip catalogs with the updates done by the Europian Space Agency and The International Astronomy whatever they are, in 2004/2005 using the last star finder sat stuff.. I can if you need only a 50 LY version send it to you (I have one around here some where) I can also sort it by certain star types if you require (it's all in a database), though it takes time to pull out you may be able to get the common name (if they had one) by looking at the set i have vs the ones your using as i discribed on the uploads i did my naming as: Common - Bayer - Gliese - Hip so Proxima Centuri shows up as Proxima Centuri - - GL 551 - 70890



The reason for this was that I was having a lot of issues trying to find set stars by common name with the other catalogs it was taking for ever.. The set I use I know is also used from memory by Celista for their programming and was done from scratch using the calc's for converting Right Ascension etc to distance etc etc.. It took 1 pc 4+ hours to convert them hehe..



As I said I don't know if there any help to you but the linkage



http://www.nbos.com/nox/index.php?action=1001&id=21



is there for the lowest one.



-Rob





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