Depot Games: StarGlide
Project Status: Completed
Links: Web Site
Developers: Edward Sanville
Source Code: Not Available
Author's Description: In this demo, I've used the power of Allegro, together with the European Space Agency's Hipparcos Star Catalog, to generate this 3-dimensional starmap which I've called StarGlide. Stats:
* ESA's Hipparcos Mission, launched in 1989, spent 4 years taking the most precise measurements of stars' magnitudes, positions, and parallaxes (used to determine stellar distances), ever obtained for over 100,000 stars.
* This catalog includes almost every star brighter than magnitude 6.0, and therefore includes every star visible to the naked eye from Earth.
* The catalog also included detailed spectroscopic data for each star in its database, which I've used to add a splash of color to the stars!
Overall Rating: 7.5
* Graduate student at Dartmouth College * Obtaining PhD in Chemistry * Amateur programmer (View Profile)