Re: [nbos] Kepner_50lyr_stars Map revision
"Robert Graham"
Thu Jan 25th, 2007
Nope... i'll explain why on the star trek part ;)

The star trek star charts as done by the Offical book and pulbications run over 10,000 LY's in width, including both Alpha and Beta Quadrents..

If you can get me the other star chart in computer format i'll happly run it through the program here to continue refining the data i have, but I can only go on the Catalogs that I have had access to..

----- Original Message -----


From: Mike Oliver []
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2007 10:33 AM
Subject: Re: [nbos] Kepner_50lyr_stars Map revision

Hi Bob:

No problem - I'll add your name to the list. It's a bit of a grind because the T2300 star list uses different catalogue references to the Kepner Star map. Robert Graham has done something similar but doesn't use the same astronomical catalogues as T2300 and the only common denominator I could find was the Gliese catalogue which T2300 does use and which I have loaded into an astronomy programme called Carte du Ciel.

This enables me to look up the Gliese number in CdC, get the Hipparcus or Draper catalogue numbers which are in the Kepner maps and then translate them into T2300 (Gliese) and Bayer/Flamsteed references. With 33000 stars on the 500 light-year map, that's going to take some time to complete. T2300 covers "only" about 500 stars, so I shall stop when that point is reached. I'm hoping somebody can short-circuit some of it - hence my plea to Daniel.

I have just been retained by a customer to do the Star Trek universe in AS2, using the Geoffrey Mandel charts, so I shall hopefully be killing two birds with one stone.

I've paid a visit to the link you give and tried one particular star. It seems a very complex set up and I'm by no means sure I have used it correctly. It also seems to require me to have software I don't possess (Aladin?) Still, I'll persevere - thanks.



-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Bob Meyer
Sent: 25 January 2007 17:16
Subject: Re: [nbos] Kepner_50lyr_stars Map revision


If anything becomes of the revision project, I would love to get or contribute to a copy. I am working on a similar project for the starship troopers RPG not traveller but stars are stars and they would be in the same locations.

If I can do anything to help, please let me know.

FYI, I have found this site to be an invaluable resource in matching up catalog numbers.



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