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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 688
# 7
06-28-2013, 12:33 PM
Well, clearer. It'll still give a skewed idea of the distances involved. Position on the Z-axis doesn't only matter if two stars have to share the same vicinity on X and Y.`What may appear to be the nearest star on that map, may well be much further away than the next one over, or one even 'farther' away. I mean, if it's meant to be useful somehow to people, shouldn't it be accurate? Then again... I suppose it's not as if I'm really going to plan my vacation with a starchart, so maybe it shouldn't matter.

Also, I mixed up Eta Eridani with 40 Eridani. (That's what I get for having most of my knowledge tieing into Sci-Fi. 40 Eridani's where Vulcan's supposed to be.)