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RE: starship-design: charts

CHView will read the Gliese and Hipparcos database...

> Since such a chart would have to be in three dimensions, I don't
> know of any easy pictorial representation.
> I've done some work on my own with trying to reduce the Gliese
> near star catalog, and now the much more accurate and extensive
> HIPPARCOS catalog, into a 3-d star map.  However, anything I
> could come up with any time soon would be an X application for
> displaying the map (I'm actually generating it with the intent of
> building a relativistic spacecraft simulation).  If you want the
> raw data file, I already have that, but it's big.

There is already a program on the net to do that too.