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#1 timwetherell



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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:02 AM

Hi Everyone.

I'm trying to lay my hands on a digital image of the entire night sky (star atlas style not a photo. I could scan or photograph a large chart but that would be a huge pain! and I'd also like a vector version (eps illustrator). Any ideas on where one might get such a thing? I need it for an art installation

#2 Matthew Ota

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 04:26 PM

I don't think anybody has ever done that. I do vector and bitmap work, and I think a tracing algorithm would just choke under the scope of the thing.

#3 swalker


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:19 AM

Mathew, our illustrator does this every month to create our centrfold sky map. He uses Adobe Illustrator. The stars are plotted first by Roger Sinnott using a custom program he wrote.

#4 physik


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Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:11 PM

That sounds like a monumental undertaking.

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