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Re: Space Geography

From: Randy Wolfmeyer <rwwolfme@g...>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2011 09:52:30 -0500
Subject: Re: Space Geography

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On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 1:16 AM, Tom B <> wrote:

> TomB: That gives me a reasonably idea for Earth's system. What I'm
sort of
> wondering is if this sort of data is readily available from an online
> catalog
> of any sort. (By readily, I also mean 'without mind bending math tools
> apply to the data').
Hi, Long-Time Lurker here,

For this task might I suggest the free software Celestia (

It's a really nice astronomy software tool that lets you zoom around the
solar system, and a bunch of known exo-planets (although I'm not sure if
they're keeping up with the current bloom of exo-planet detections). 
an excellent tool for realistic roleplaying games.  You can also
add-ons for all sorts of fictional settings.

I used it for a game and rewrote the constellations file so that it
make a map of FTL routes.  Then you could zoom way out and get a nice 3D
sense of your empire.

Randy Wolfmeyer

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