Re: [nbos] Kepner_50lyr_stars Map revision
"Mike Oliver"
Fri Jan 26th, 2007
Bob:

I eventually got there. The star I was trying to identify was in a
format the site didn't recognise. I've tried a few others and had no
problems. Thanks for the link.

Cheers,

Mike
www.cartography-services.co.uk
-----Original Message-----
From: nbossoftware-bounces-at-nbos.com
[mailto:nbossoftware-bounces-at-nbos.com] On Behalf Of Bob Meyer
Sent: 25 January 2007 18:41
To: nbossoftware-at-nbos.com
Subject: Re: [nbos] Kepner_50lyr_stars Map revision

Mike,

The site I referenced, just plug a star name into the "Identifier" box
and submit. If your identifier is recognized it will return a complete
write up of what's known about that system.

Bob

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From: Mike Oliver [mailto:mike-oliver-at-blueyonder.co.uk]
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2007 10:33 AM
To: nbossoftware-at-nbos.com
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.

Cheers,

Mike
www.cartography-services.co.uk
-----Original Message-----
From: nbossoftware-bounces-at-nbos.com
[mailto:nbossoftware-bounces-at-nbos.com] On Behalf Of Bob Meyer
Sent: 25 January 2007 17:16
To: nbossoftware-at-nbos.com
Subject: Re: [nbos] Kepner_50lyr_stars Map revision

Mike,

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 http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-fid to
be an invaluable resource in matching up catalog numbers.

Bob



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