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    Thanks to cfds and his coding magic, I now know I left out Gliese 519 and ruined a great connection that way - as he said the Arcturus / Eta Bootis cluster is indeed connected to the rest of Sol space.

    I also added a bunch more stars; now we're up to 817 stars in about 540 systems.

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    And just for kicks, a very quick style test...

    Near-Solar Space-rect4471.png

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    Quote Originally Posted by bartmoss View Post
    And just for kicks, a very quick style test...
    I like that quite a lot. I think it might help to have the connecting lines in a few shades so the over/under stands out a bit more.

    I also love the updated network, now that most of them are connected together it's quite impressive.

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    Thanks - I will be using the "systematic" or "relational" map (whatever you want to call it) rather the one with genuine positions of stars, so hopefully there won't be too many overlapping connections.

    How about this?

    Near-Solar Space-rect4471-b.png

    Besides the change in font, I made the connections blue and semi-transparent, so at intersections it's a bit clearer what line goes where. I also think the blue doesn't blend in with the other colors as much as the gray did.

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    More stars, more glow.

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    Lookin' good.
    “Maps encourage boldness. They're like cryptic love letters. They make anything seem possible.”
    -Mark Jenkins

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    Style Test v4 - Added a starfield, "sector" names, a connection that was missing (Sol -> Alpha Centauri) and a trinary star system.

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    Two alternate versions, different styles for the lines. What do you guys think?

    Near-Solar Space-rect4471-e.pngNear-Solar Space-rect4471-f.png

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    I think the blue lines are easier to read, or distract less than the red lines, though I think that they might be better if they were a little thinner. The background is nice, but it seems a little blurry to me, maybe increase the sharpness on the stars a little. Otherwise the map looks excellent.
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    Thanks for the feedback - Yeah, the BG needs to be redone. Was my first attempt...

    As for the lines...

    Near-Solar Space-rect4471-g.png

    Like so?

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