Traderoutes start out as an aid to help me visualized (in an intutive
way) and plot 3 parsec jump routes for certain stars in my canidate list
for my as yet unname science fiction epic.
I have expanded my star list to include Stars
in Science Fiction and stars from the Extrasolar Planets
Catalog Each star map is a hypertext linked table. I used tables because:
) I'm not a very good artist.
) I do not know (at least yet) or have access to VRML.
How I created the routes is fairly simple:
STEP 1 Use the gliese3.cprogram
to generate a 3pc map around a target star
STEP 2 From this map, select a new target star that is closest to the sun
Repeat steps 1 & 2 until:
i)I generate a map that contains the Sun
ii)I generate a map that contains a star that already has a route plotted
iii)I run out of stars
Maybe not the most eligant method, but it works for me.
I have tried to be as throught as the sources available to me.
If I have made a mistake or omission, please feel free to email me.
If you know the gliese id number and/or its Earth based X,Y,Z coordinates
(in parsec units) would be extremely helpful!
Now onto the Traderoutes!
If you are a traditionalist you can start here
If you are a Star Trek fan you may start here
If you are a Lost in Space fan you may start here
If you are a Babylon 5 fan you may wish to start here
If you are looking for extrasolar planets you may start here ,
here or here