I am creating a space sim and I need help locating stars. I already have 30,000 stars mapped out in 3D space. I got this data from the HABHYG database. I also have a panorama of the galaxy:
This is a low res version so I can post it. I got it from http://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0932a/
I have tried to find a way to identify where the closest 30,000 stars are on this map, but I can't figure it out!
What I want to do is locate them, take them out of the picture and then make a different image (to go over top this one) with the stars in their positions. The reason I need this is that when the player goes from one star to another, the star positions in the field will be different for each star visited.