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Cool Starmap Resource

PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:07 pm
by Onix
I'm working on a near future space opera and as I'm dealing with fairly hard science fiction, I realized I needed a real life star map. I found http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/starmaps/mapindex.php#winch which has a bunch of resources. I was amazed by how many stars there are within 15 parsecs of Sol (998!).

The map size I need is too complex for what I want to do but it gives me a good start point.

Best of all, the maps are open for use in games, the author just asks that you credit him, but doesn't even require it. What a great guy!

Re: Cool Starmap Resource

PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:21 pm
by maledictus
Very exciting! Even more so when you consider that earth-like planets are way more common than we used to think.