Re: [nbos] AstroSynthesis 3 Search facility, etc.
"Mike Oliver"
Thu Apr 12th, 2012
I shall await your news with baited breath J



-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of Daniel Williamson
Sent: 11 April 2012 03:26
Subject: Re: [nbos] AstroSynthesis 3 Search facility, etc.

Don't do that. I have the 2300AD near star list around here someplace. Let
me look around and get back to you. I had a lot of time in college.


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From: Andrew Staples <>
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 10:29 AM
Subject: Re: [nbos] AstroSynthesis 3 Search facility, etc.

2300 uses a slightly modified version of the gliese number. It also used the
gleise 2 catalogue (gliese 3 came out after the game).

There were a couple of errors in the Near
Star List. Furthermore, GDW didn't use any particular coordinate system for
the data. They spun it round in Macspin until none of the stars overlapped.

I looked into using an established catalogue (gliese 2 being the obvious
one) to use in astrosynthesis for 2300ad, but the problems were great enough
that I decided it was easier to manually type the near star list into a
spreadsheet manually.

I'm about halfway through that, I think.

On 10 Apr 2012 17:07, "Mike Oliver" <> wrote:

I've just resurrected an earlier project to produce an AS3 map of the real
universe to 50 light years out from Sol for Traveller 2300AD (T2300). I am
using the Kepner_50lyr_stars CSV files provided very kindly by a member of
these lists as the sector file and endeavouring to identify the star systems
from the Near Star List provided with the T2300 game.

I have two problems for which I am seeking help:

1. The Game uses the old Gliese Star Catalogue to identify the systems
but the Kepner file uses Hipparcos, Henry Draper and other catalogues. I
can't find a means of marrying the various catalogue references.

2. When I try to use the Search facility in AS3 to locate systems by
the catalogue number, it returns an error message: 'Unknown search term near
" hd" ' (for the Henry Draper catalogue numbers).

Can anyone please offer some suggestions as to how I can resolve these
issues? If I can get the project finished, I'll put it up for other members
to download (which I had promised to do when I first embarked on the project
4 or 5 years ago. I think Doug Jesse and Roland Volz had expressed an
interest at that time.



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