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Re: Sirius The real facts
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Okay FreeStalker mon ami, here's what will look like as of
0000 GMT tonight. Here's descriptive photos and in the zip will be unedited maps.

Things to remember about Orion. All stars in the body are binaries except the head and 1 one leg.

Next except in Hollywood and non-astronomers the binary star on the left shoulder is pronounced phonetically as "Bet L Ghi oose EE" not "Beteljuice".

The "Smudge under his belt is a VERY busy place with galaxies and nebula.

Thanks for asking, this is why I started this topic!


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Thanks !

Beteljuice ? The nights on the planets can't be peaceful... Freaking ghosts ! (Cinema joke )

Although I was more thinking about a 3D map like in EVE Online where you can center on each stars. It's more a job for scientists and engineers when you think ^_^'.

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Those are out of my league guy. Though they're online I'm afraid for the moment astronomers are concerned about where they are from Earth. At least you know the names to look for and which are binaries and what colors and so on. Though relative distances and bearings from each other is a question I can ask astrophysics if none of my software will do what you showed. Though I know they span almost the entire arm of the galaxy. I'm afraid all astronomers see is a 2d view. But at least now you know which ones to look for. Though a Freelancer Map in 3D? There's a concept. Rotatable of course. Good idea.

Edit: Found the app! 3D galaxy! More megabytes than my I can download right now. (Says will take me 7 hours!) Will try it when my data cap rolls around at the end of month and shoot you the take in your inbox.
Now you got me interested in it!

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Wish I'd looked into this sooner. It got interesting, as in living in "interesting times" type interesting.

I shall summate a 100,000 word definition of "Interesting".

1. The major program school uses is 8 years old. In Flash. (Star maps in crayon). No save. No printout.
Some major stars in Orion were out of it's range. It centered on star at center of belt and no way change to others.

2. After 2 hours wandering from department to department found someone who told me:

"Oh sure! It's sort of a work in progress but they have JPL (Jet Propulsion Lab. NASA and the name jet they kept but it means Rocket) people pitching in."

http://stars.chromeexperiments.com

Be prepared. I wasn't able to load it into my smartphone's browser. After 15 minutes loading and loading it ran out of memory.

Good luck, but I think that link is about as good as your apt to get. All the other programs to do what you suggest cost MAJOR money. That link I was told is free.

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Really nice ! I like this. The ability to center on stars where we can have a description from wikipedia makes this website clearly awesome !

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Group broke up early am when clouds rolled on. Wheeled into all night diner next to wifi hotspot and we sat there transfixed for four hours around our laptops.

AWESOME!

You should post screen shots! They are super!

I would if I could. And admit when on laptop it slipped my mind.

Red Wizard volunteered to herald this discover to the local ivory tower. The Astro dept would take years to find this site on their own. It's just starting to get mention. Still maxes memory on this phone half way through. Now I see why!

Still can't get outside Campus internet on most hotspots in town. (Work around for 2000+ sites US and campus blocked was to hobble everything from local wifi, Starbucks and grocery chain doesn't and they have a full parking lot and a hundred logged in at any one time.)

Man EVERYONE here thanks me for finding this site and I'm telling them someone else (you) got me on the trail.

Merci.




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Here is the screen you wished.

It works very good on my configuration :
AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE at 3.8 GHz
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It's interesting that there is a big amount of stars around us, it seems that this is due to the fact that prior to the creation of the Solar system a star was there and died. If I remember well.

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You remember rightly. But it more or less took stars out and created that nebula. Great pic.

There's theories about stellar groupings. I myself and my group here playing cards at 3:45am local because of clouds outside tend to lead towards the "Local Gravitation" type theories where gasses that created the local stars pulled into areas that became "stellar nurseries" Think the Eagle Nebula and it's nursery only greatly larger. Then again from you and I saw in the program some stars are far enough away to be in other such groupings. If this and other like theory's are true Sirius and Sol and Centari and the whole neighborhood here came from one such grouping. Neat to think so since that would make Sirius and Sol siblings.


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Here is a rough list of different star classes, it's quite technical but so awesome if you want to make the most accurate infocard for a mod :
Ultimate scientific specs of stars

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Oh I've got that page on PDF. Only we call call to "The Bible". Great you put up the link though. There's others with colors which is good if it's binaries. Some have different color companions. Like I showed you in Orion's primary stars. Misspoke too. His head's a binary. You picked a great constellation. I missed seeing it when I was in the southern hemisphere, but seeing a whole new sky made up for it.

Edit: Wanted to attach pdf but Ilink will do. At 66 pages I'd have to zip it. Color temp in K you need to go elsewhere to get. Though I have that from lighting classes. Bible is handy when you need to check to make sure of telescope - camera link is showing truest picture. Believe me, as cheap as these camera's are peering into cold eyepieces are a thing of past.

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Europe gave us so much data from the Gaia project that it's taking teams of astronomers to wade through it. There's massive ancient black holes, white dwarfs zipping through space at C fractal speeds and millions of new stars to catalog. Fun, fun.

If you care to step away from Virtual outer space and into Real outer space, here's your gateway:

https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/gaia/dr2

(Warning: You'll have to put your science hats on)


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This weeks newsletter from Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory had an item that hit home for those looking to build asteroid fields. A real close look at 100 near earth objects. So here's link:

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php ... _content=weekly20180601-6

Follow the other links and get a look at the real rocks zipping along up there!

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