Great job! Now I'm curious what the species looks like. "writing stories" as in a book or gaming aspect or ?
This is a map I made showing the planetary system in which one of the alien species I'm worldbuilding comes from. I started out initially writing stories, but my notes kept getting misplaced and I couldn't keep the system straight in my head. Putting it together like this made me get everything streamlined which I found helpful for the writing aspect.
It's the kind of thing that would be posted out at the edges of the Empire, as some general information for travelers and newcomers. My aliens aren't particularly fond of humans, but they'll translate important documents into Basic if it's necessary.
The planets themselves aren't to scale, since I'm doing that in a different image, but the orbital paths are scaled properly.
It look very good visually. You did a great job.
My problem is with scientific accuracy. Having a red dwarf on orbit make most of the planet too close to Ordenex really unstable according to Universe sandbox. Unfortunately, I can't find the safe zone because the software is going crazy but maybe someone has the real equation.
And it's a writing a book aspect, although right now I'm just trying to get things planned out properly. I've found that a lot of really good story ideas pop up when you start working on the world/world history.
@Azelor: I was afraid it wouldn't be too accurate scientifically. I'm definitely open to moving things around though. The only thing I could find for getting safe zone data is from Washington State University and it doesn't calculate binary star systems.
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I really like the style of this map! Great Job!
I AM STRONG because I know my Weaknesses, I AM BEAUTIFUL because I learnt to recognize illusion from Real, I AM WISE because I learn from my Mistakes, I AM A LOVER because I have felt Hate, and... I CAN LAUGH because I have known Sadness.
I think (I need a real scientist to confirm that) that the difference in the masses of the 2 stars is too slim. Therefore, the center of the system is somewhere between them. Like this :
Binary star - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
That's really a fantastic way to set up a system map! Very classy and somehow art deco. At some point I may have to shamelessly copy you!
If you're open to suggestions, I do have a couple:
- The first letter of each planet's name being yellow looks odd to my eye; maybe just having the whole thing black would look better?
- What about leaving a bit more space between the info box and the outermost orbit? And keeping the planet images of those outer two inside the overall image instead of overlapping it.
Please take those with a grain of salt; they're only my opinion. Great work, and have some rep!
"I like a look of agony, because I know it's true."