Re: [nbos] [AS2] [OT] 3D starfield viewer
"Mike Oliver"
Tue Jan 30th, 2007
I'm sorry, I thought it was a .csv file that could be imported into AS2.
However, the .csv file itself might hold information that is proving
difficult to find. Do the X, Y, Z coordinates in the T2300 near star map
all fit the AS2 coordinate system (i.e. would Sol be at 0, 0, 0 on the
T2300 list)?

If that is the case, I might be able to scan the list, put it into a
.csv format and create an AstroSynthesis version of it.

The link you provided looks an interesting site. Unfortunately, I'm
expecting visitors at any moment and can't give it proper attention.
Hopefully I can do that tomorrow.

Yes I'd be happy to get involved with the T2300 team, cooperating with



-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Exile In Paradise
Sent: 30 January 2007 19:01
Subject: [nbos] [AS2] [OT] 3D starfield viewer

On Tue, 2007-01-30 at 18:24 +0000, Mike Oliver wrote:
> Robert:
> I am engaged, when I can find the time, in
> exactly the same exercise and have several other
> AS users waiting for me to finish so they can
> have a copy.
> Would you be willing to release yours to us?

I am not sure what you would make of it...
Currently, it reads a CSV "spreadsheet" called
hygfull.csv that I downloaded from David Nash's
Astronomy Nexus

The app then creates a window, and spins a
starfield in 3D, with stars colored by spectra.

There's no interface or controls, other than
hacking the Java itself... it's just an app/applet
that can run from a box or in a webpage and gives
you a 3D rotating starfield. Currently, the
star system Zeta II Reticuli is highlighted.

If that sounds useful to people, then I would be
happy to get it into some sort of shareable shape
and post it for download, probably in the same
place as the BigBang scripts.

While we're at it, we might want to get involved
with the Traveller 2320A.D. team to see how the
new starmap is going?

Robert "Exile In Paradise" Murphey
Your education begins where what is called your education is over.

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