A spatial representation of every star within 14 light-years of the Solar System in orthographic projection. There are 32 stars in this region, including the Sun. The stars are colored according to the spectral type, which may not reflect the actual color. Please see this Wikipedia article
for the listing of stars. The stars on this map may not all be visible to the naked eye, as many are dwarf stars. Some of this information may be preliminary and not entirely accurate as a result. Each grid square represents 1 square light year
. The grid is aligned to the ecliptic
. Planets are not shown on this map because they orbit stars at a relatively small distance. They would be indistinguishable at this scale. Unless noted otherwise all star data is ment relative to the Sun ("Mass: 1.25" means 125% of the Sun's mass).
Move the mouse while holding the button to rotate the map. Use the scroll wheel to zoom in and out. Move the cursor over a star to display information. Click on a star to visit its Wikipedia entry. If the application doesn't work, you might need to install the newest Adobe Flash Player plugin
(at least Version 9 is required).
: Click here
to see a similar map of the contellation of Leo.
This application was inspired by this map
by the wikipedia contributor Inductiveload
. If you have comments or suggestions, visit my Blog
. Visit http://www.krystian.de
for more of my works.