View Full Version : ICRS 2000 XYZ data?
2012-Apr-10, 08:17 PM
Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum and I have a very specific question. I'm worknig on a series of Sci-Fi books that take place in the Hyades Star Cluster. I've been building a 3-D star map using some software that I have but I've run into a problem. I have XYZ data for the "near earth" systems that I'm intersted in and I've plotted them in my map. I've also plotted Alderaan as I know that Hyades, when viewed from Earth, appears slightly behind Alderberaan. I had found XYZ data for Hyades, however, when I plot that data in the map it comes out wrong. Apparently the XYZ data I have for Hyades is not compatible with the ICRS 2000 XYZ data that I've been using. My question is this: does anyone know of a good resource that would have XYZ data on the stars in Hyades? I remember seeing some scientific papers on Hyades years ago that had that data in it, but I cant find that article again. Any help would be most appreciated.
2012-Apr-11, 08:34 PM
Nevermind, although I wasn't able to find a specific resource that includes what I'm looking for, it turns out that I'll be able to calculate them after all. Granted, its a rather tedious process, but it'll work out quite nicely. :)
2012-Apr-12, 04:08 AM
You might be interested in this thread;
the data provided by EDG may be useful to you, since it is in XYZ format...
2012-Apr-12, 10:18 PM
Eburacum45, thank you, thank you. This is exactly what I was hoping to find. As it turns out, Astrosynthesis is exactly the program that I was using. I was not aware of their different coordinate system so this would explain why the systems appeared "off" to me. This will save me HOURS of time. :) Thanks again!
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