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    1.62 MB Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)15:26 No.15724140  
    I am going to create me a science fiction setting via the notoriously pedantic method of defining an environment and the resources available therein, then creating some migrating populations and their starting resources and extrapolating the result of their migration into the previously mentioned environment.

    I had even fired up ye olde random star system generator to start churning out some space geography when I figured that it might be both fun and interesting to do instead enlist the help of /tg/.

    Please help me to populate my map with stars /tg/.

    To do this simply specify a grid reference then give the name of the star system, the number of stars in the system and as well as the names of each star and their classification. Other stellar objects like pulsars will also be accepted. If you want to name features on the starfield I will consider that too.

    I will update the map if there is actual interest.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)15:39 No.15724250
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    Samilliw system, is a binary star system of two stars. The larger star is a Class A star of shining whiteness named Dernivda, orbiting it is a significantly smaller star of class K named Anseped.
    >> Oberst Viktor Morte !!ykBT/VPi6OO 07/27/11(Wed)15:42 No.15724289
    OP, I have been looking for something like this for literally years! Where did you get that starmap from?
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)15:46 No.15724321
    You don't have to copy the map, just give the grid reference and I'll put it on.

    Also I made the background in GIMP, if you want one I'll make you one.
    >> Oberst Viktor Morte !!ykBT/VPi6OO 07/27/11(Wed)15:47 No.15724340
    Yes please!

    Do so and I'll be happy to provide unto you multiple star systems.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)15:51 No.15724395
    What color, do you want a nebula type thing on it and grid or no grid.

    Also if you want a binary or trinary system it is helpful to say whether they are close or distant companions, also giving the number part of the classification helps too.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)15:55 No.15724432
    Mirkneer Nebula

    Grid (5,6), (5,7), (6,6), and (6,7).
    Large nebula surrounding one medium white dwarf star. Two planets, and an elliptical asteroid belt.
    The planet closest to the star, named Daniir, is superheated, and is molten on whatever side faces the sun on that particular day.
    The second planet, named Faniir is farther away, at a distance that makes the overall temperature slightly warmer than our Mars, making it suitable for enclosed colonies. As of yet there is no life on the surface, however there are several large underground oceans, each filled with bacteria and alien plankton.

    Faniir has little to no ore availiable, however Daniir is rich with metals and metalloids of all kinds.
    The asteroid belt is extremely elliptical, and is located just outside the orbit of Faanir.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)15:57 No.15724458
    >>15724432 Here
    Oh, didn't see that the axes were pre-labelled.
    Mirkneer Nebula is located on the four squares of
    (5,F), (5,G), (6,F), and (6,G).
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)15:58 No.15724477
    Not the guy who you are talking to but if there's one thing /tg/ needs its some good starmaps like yours OP.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)15:58 No.15724479
    Currently only handling stellar objects at the moment, I'm not currently ready for planets broseph, but I'll take your stars fo sho.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)16:01 No.15724499
    Okay. Also, that background is pretty fucking neato.
    >> Oberst Viktor Morte !!ykBT/VPi6OO 07/27/11(Wed)16:01 No.15724505
    Blue-ish, and a Nebula is quite alright.
    (26, R)
    Raeger's Star
    Class M star, 3 planets in orbit

    (How much information do you really want? Just name and class of star, or info about star and system, including planets and other objects?)
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)16:02 No.15724512
    THANK YOU for the Starmap OP. It is exactly what I have been searching for for my Rogue Trader game.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)16:05 No.15724537
    I literally just want stars and information relevant to them at the moment.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)16:12 No.15724604
    Tiberius Delta
    A rare Main Sequence O-type star. Almost a million times brighter than our own Sol.

    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)16:12 No.15724606

    Johns folly

    Trinary system, two red dwarfs orbiting a blue giant.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)16:15 No.15724650
    Supergiant wolf-rayet star, Hell's comet, which travels through the sector at a very high velocity.
    The star has its outer layers injected into to the spece surrounding it. This causes a radiant, superheated plasma nebula to form around the star. Because of the velocity, this is shaped as a tail of very giant comet. It is a great sight to behold, and inside and in the near victiny of the cone radio transmission is almost impossible because of the interference.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)16:17 No.15724661
    The most visible in (24,G)
    Jonisto Shep
    Class IIa (white bright giant)

    Do you want us to invent spectrums too? Or just give size/type classifications?
    >> Oberst Viktor Morte !!ykBT/VPi6OO 07/27/11(Wed)16:20 No.15724699
    (10, P)
    The name given to the star system is actually an amalgamation of the names of the close binary stars, named for those that discovered them, Kui being a class DC White Dwarf, and Xing a class M Red Dwarf.

    (22, D)
    Thames itself is a class K supergiant, which has distantly orbiting around it Remu, a class M Red Dwarf.

    (13, I)
    A class W Red Hypergiant which glows eerily red.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)16:22 No.15724715
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    Blue Giant
    Magnus Cerulean

    With an image I whipped up in gimp real quick.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)16:25 No.15724749
    Whoops forget classification
    Class O
    >> Oberst Viktor Morte !!ykBT/VPi6OO 07/27/11(Wed)16:27 No.15724770
    (2, K)
    Class F Yellow-White main sequence star.

    (24, D)
    Class K Orange main sequence star.

    (10, L)
    Brendel's Star
    Class A Blue-white main sequence star.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)16:33 No.15724830
    A magnetar. Nothing more, and nothing less. Want your atoms to become cylindrical? Then visit the mangetar!
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)16:48 No.15724976
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    Here is your thing, it's a bit disapointing because I forgot to write down how to make decent fractal nebulas. But I think the density of stars and color is good though, it looks very calm, its alot less wimsical than mine.
    >> Oberst Viktor Morte !!ykBT/VPi6OO 07/27/11(Wed)17:18 No.15725237
    You are the best OP ever. I will promptly put this to use.

    Give me a bit and I'll deliver more stars to add to your chart. What I've been providing is all you want and need, right?
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)17:26 No.15725309
    Stealing this. Sorry its just too good to leave unsaved!
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)17:31 No.15725365
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    What I have so far.

    That magnetar needs a name.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)17:42 No.15725492
    Elysiae Mordus (OIa-0 blue supergiant) and Elysiae Janus (B1 IVa white-blue subgiant), Binary System.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)17:43 No.15725510
    Awesome, how about The Compass for the magnetar?
    It is almost at the center at the sector, its radiant wave emissions could work as a guiding light.


    The Well
    A trinary system, where a black hole feeds on a white supergiant, and a red dwarf cycles around them in a very eccentric orbit. There is lot of debris and dust in the system, en route to the black hole.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)17:43 No.15725517
    Call the Magnetar Blossom.
    >> Wolesz 07/27/11(Wed)17:46 No.15725553
    OP, if you're still there, would you kindly drop another one? Or leave some guidance on making a star chart?
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)17:47 No.15725568
    >A trinary system, where a black hole feeds on a white supergiant, and a red dwarf cycles around them in a very eccentric orbit. There is lot of debris and dust in the system, en route to the black hole.

    You're giving me complicated shit to paint on purpose aren't you?
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)17:51 No.15725605
    Well, your painting skills are awesome, so it should not be a problem for you! And think about all the fun the players can have near the accration disk of a black hole!
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)17:56 No.15725646
    I actually don't have to paint anything except complicated little things like fancy stars. Everything else is computer generated in one way or another.
    >> Wolesz 07/27/11(Wed)18:02 No.15725697
    Also, to give a contribution:
    99-Omega, an M1a star, soon to go asplode. Twelve planets in orbit.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)18:20 No.15725861
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    I made a generic template for doing these now, so I can churn them out. Results still vary in quality based pretty much entierly on my ability to handle contrast during one specific stage of making clouds of stars. Isn't using freeware software fun?
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)18:23 No.15725896
    A single class G star called Mareides.
    >> Wolesz 07/27/11(Wed)18:25 No.15725912
    OHMYGOD thanks. I can finally homebrew my shitty sector for DH. Even the colours are appropriately grimdark.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)19:27 No.15726564
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    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)21:08 No.15727502
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    Bumping with more gridded starfields.

    Perfect for your dark heresy sectors, or for use with virtual tabletop software as battlemaps for some kind of spaceship game that uses grids if such a thing exists.

    I'd do some with hexes because lots of space games use hexes but GIMP hates hexes.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)21:14 No.15727557
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    This is the best I can do with hexes.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)21:24 No.15727634
    You know, this looks really murky, like a region of space that nobody ever goes to because the slug people live there and while the slug people are really, really friendly and are always open to meeting outsiders they are also super gross and slimy and they insist on rubbing their faces on every new person they meet and also they taste with their faces so its like they are licking you.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)21:32 No.15727696
    But you have to go there because they have all the ore that you need to build your FTL engines but they are total jews about selling it.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)21:41 No.15727767
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    Customs are a bitch. As soon as you enter the Gastropod nebula customs ships show up and demand that you let heavily armed customs officers on board who then spend hours searching for whatever meets their seemingly arbitrary definition of contraband.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)21:46 No.15727807

    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)21:58 No.15727922
    Posession of food items found to be containing potassium is punishable for a sentence of between 100-250 years in a high gravity prison.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)21:59 No.15727927
    I like that grid you are using. How do you do it?
    Is it all one color? It seems brighter in some areas.
    Are they lines with some opacity then?
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)22:05 No.15727992
    Its a grid, rendered with the grid rendering filter.

    You need 2 extra copies of the grid layer, set the origional to normal blend mode, 5% opacity, set the second to overlay 100% opacity. 3-5 point gaussian blur on the third, also set to overlay at 100% opacity.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)22:09 No.15728033
    O6: Basin System. Binary. A-Class Star Hyacinth, K-Class Star Orville.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)22:17 No.15728092
    Oh, I suggested Samilliw.

    I'd say the distance between them would be about... 250 AU? Both being in their main sequence it'd mean Anseped could theoretically carry orbital bodies while orbiting Dernivda.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)22:24 No.15728153
    R1, a Luminous Blue Vairable of the upper echelons of size and brightness. Names the Spark of the Universe. It'll probably be gone in about a million years, and what a mess it'll leave.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)22:32 No.15728245
    Oh, and if we're doing planets then... four planets? A small planet near the orbit, a single planet in the habitable zone and two large gas giants behind it.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)22:39 No.15728314
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    I am not currently doing planets as I am unsure if I am just going to notepad planets or if I'm going to do some fancy shit or something.

    However I figure out how to do it planets will be after stars, then after planets we can do populations, at which point I will probably have to start filtering for shitty ideas pretty heavily.

    Also update
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)22:42 No.15728347
    I have to say, this is a pretty cool idea. Hope you have luck with it.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)22:50 No.15728444
    The one issue so far seems to be that people have huge hardons for binary and trinary star systems, as well as massive, hot stars which means that this is going to be a region of space where habitable planets are few and far between.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)22:52 No.15728473
    A1, a nearly completely cooled off white dwarf of the maximum 1.4 solar mass, the greatest a white star can be. However it was that mass before it had degenerated to it's current state.

    It has cooled off so much, that it is now 90% crystallized, most of which is carbon. For some strange reason, it was given the name Lucy.

    Alternatively if you don't want to insert a joke into your setting, call it something like the Diamond Star.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)23:07 No.15728657
    That's a shame. I'll suggest a usable one, then. In F20 a main sequence F-type star, roughly one and a half the size of our sun. Named Pearas.
    >> Anonymous 07/27/11(Wed)23:11 No.15728706
    Its not that they are unusable or that it's really an issue. It just tilts the setting towards being a harsh wasteland.
    >> Anonymous 07/28/11(Thu)00:00 No.15729186
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    >> Anonymous 07/28/11(Thu)00:22 No.15729359
    Thread Archived


    Extra system and planet generator for op and others.

    >> Anonymous 07/28/11(Thu)00:26 No.15729394
    It also dosen't help that each of their planetary governments has its own interplanetary police forces whos jurisdictions overlap, so you often find yourself being searched by two or more different sets of customs officials with different proceedures and ideas about what is considered contraband and none of whom have overwhelming authority.
    >> Anonymous 07/28/11(Thu)00:27 No.15729405
    OP here, this is in fact the generator I origionally intended to use prior to starting this thread.
    >> Anonymous 07/28/11(Thu)00:50 No.15729609
    Could still use a few more main sequence stars.
    >> Anonymous 07/28/11(Thu)01:46 No.15730110
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    >> Anonymous 07/28/11(Thu)01:49 No.15730142

    Since No one put stuff here I putting my not faster than light world system here.

    It was a beast of a system with four star rotating around a sub-giant, red dwarf pair of stars.

    Star names

    Oannes - B5 IV Blue-white Subgiant The Central star.
    Antliae - M1 V Red Dwarf Companion.
    Lifthrasir - M8 V Red Dwarf
    Crucis - M2 V Red Dwarf
    Dronin - A0 V White Main Sequence
    Scuti - K9 V Orange Main Sequence
    >> Anonymous 07/28/11(Thu)01:53 No.15730186
    That's a beast of a star system.
    >> Anonymous 07/28/11(Thu)02:04 No.15730272
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    That look about right?
    >> Anonymous 07/28/11(Thu)02:12 No.15730328
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    Anyone want to name the background clusters or nebula?

    The sort of aren't real geographical features but who gives a shit. Does kind of mean I need to remember how to put text along a path, but whatever.
    >> Anonymous 07/28/11(Thu)02:20 No.15730381
    Ex Nihil Omnis: A single system with a G-Class star. Location: Grid (J/28). So named because, as far as scientist have been able to tell, that part of the sector was *completely absent* of stars less than five decades ago.

    Rifter's Twins: A pair of blackholes and a brown dwarf star at (A/18), the black holes have the brown dwarf tidally locked between them as they orbit one another.

    Demonsigil: Six white dwarves in exceedingly close formation at (P/7).
    >> Anonymous 07/28/11(Thu)03:15 No.15730676
    T 24: A star system with 13 planets and 3 suns, all of them oddly inhabitable... Each of the planets has a borderline extreme climate, and the 5th planet seems oddly earth like.
    >> Anonymous 07/28/11(Thu)03:21 No.15730709
    O-17 The Mercury Lighthouse Cluster of Asteroids, surrounding a Light Blue Star, with some planetoids. Oddly enough there is a incredibly rare blue ore here... However It's highly combustible and mining operations is rare
    >> Anonymous 07/28/11(Thu)03:27 No.15730731
    N-8 The Jupiter Lighthouse Asteroid Cluster, Similar to the Mercury Cluster however the Star is Giant and somehow has a bit of a violet hue, this might be perhaps due to it's own unique ore's... which tend to be hyper conductive for electricity and plasma.

    N-18 New Sodom: A Space station admits a Star system made for the darker Vices of Humanity
    0-18 New Gomorrah: New Sodom's Sister System, though larger
    >> Anonymous 07/28/11(Thu)03:33 No.15730755
    bumpin for OP
    >> Anonymous 07/28/11(Thu)09:22 No.15732512

    It was beast because I wanted a not faster than light campaign (did not want to fuck around with warp speed logic) but wanted a fuckton of locations.

    In total there was 29 livable planets within the system. more than halve of them were around gas giants within a star green zone.

    Most of the campaign was about finding that most of the planet were terraformed, and that the whole planet system was artificially made to order. Most of that information had been lost to the eon of time (more than once)
    >> Anonymous 07/28/11(Thu)12:50 No.15733811
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    OP here. I'm back. Still in need of stars, please save your planets for later.
    >> Anonymous 07/28/11(Thu)14:29 No.15734664

    You gonna put any of

    On your starmap?
    >> Anonymous 07/28/11(Thu)14:34 No.15734719
    A couple of them for sure, but some of those are so fucking gay it hurts me to read the descriptions of them.
    >> Anonymous 07/28/11(Thu)14:38 No.15734741

    Hah, fair enough.
    >> Anonymous 07/28/11(Thu)14:40 No.15734764

    OP have you ever thought about making it diaspora style? Just make a cluster with the help of diaspora. Then another and another. maybe connect them to mega clusters
    >> Anonymous 07/28/11(Thu)15:58 No.15735479
    See I know what diaspora means, but I have no idea what the hell you are talking about.
    >> Anonymous 07/28/11(Thu)16:17 No.15735654

    oh you poor soul... let me help you:
    >> Anonymous 07/28/11(Thu)17:12 No.15736183
    I have absolutely no interest in using this system as there are equally satisfactory automatic processes available to me and using that would totally defy the point of making this thread to begin with.

    It is also formatted like shit and reads like it was written by a homosexual teen vampire novelist.
    >> Anonymous 07/28/11(Thu)21:43 No.15738505
    Bumping this thread, in case op ever updates his map
    >> Anonymous 07/29/11(Fri)00:24 No.15739900
    J29 Oblivion Gate. Which is a red dwarf in a elliptical orbit around a black hole.

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