Library‎ > ‎LabNotes‎ > ‎

The Map to the Stars

posted Oct 6, 2014, 3:00 PM by Abel Mendez   [ updated Oct 6, 2014, 3:23 PM ]

"There will certainly be no lack of human pioneers when we have mastered the art of flight ...
In the meantime, we shall prepare, for the brave sky-travellers, maps of the celestial bodies."

http://www.hpcf.upr.edu/~abel/phl/exomaps/exoplanets_stellar_map_full.png

This is a map of the over one thousand stellar systems with known exoplanets. The map helps to visualize the relative distance and location of exoplanets systems with respect to Earth using a flattened polar projection (i.e. zero declination) with a logarithmic distance scale. Those systems with potentially habitable exoplanets are highlighted with a red circle. You will need to enlarge to see details (probably something good for a Prezi presentation). The map can be printed 27" x 27" @ 300dpi. Check the original poster from 2011 for comparison.