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    Post Constellation Based Star Map

    This Thread gave me the idea of using the constellations as an aid to produce a flat star map for scifi gaming.

    Each constellation is assigned to a group. I chose 12 groups based on the zodiac as it seemed obvious.

    I divide my map into 12 sectors centred on Sol, one for each group of constellations.

    To place a real star on the map, I simply find the constellation it's in and the real distance from Sol. I can then place it in the appropriate sector at the real distance.

    I have an example using the nearest stars out to Tau Ceti
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