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Celestial maps of Dune related systems


IxianMace

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I'd like to know if anyone can supply me or point me in the direction of where to find some good accurate celestial maps of any system that is Dune related.

e.g. Kaitan System, Atreides Homeworld System, Ordos Homeworld System, etc etc.

I need to know how big the planets are, what they are called, what the conditions are like on them, if they have any moons, the exact name of the system that they are in, and anything else that may be useful. The name of the star in the system that they are orbiting will also be useful. I need this information so I can create 3D space maps of them. :D 8)

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Err, that site is full of errors (the first one, that is. Although the second one isn't much better). I wouldn't trust it as far as I can spit.

IxianMace: Keep in mind that almost any info on that kind of this would simply be untrue. Much of the info on it is either from the DE, or simply made up altogether. The only info that would be canon would be things found in the Chronicles themselves. My recommendation it look up a planet in the Terminology in Dune, find the star it orbits, and find that star in the night sky (you know, the one that's outside. ;)).

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Err, that site is full of errors. I wouldn't trust it as far as I can spit.

IxianMace: Keep in mind that almost any info on that kind of this would simply be untrue.

Which site are you talking about? The first site that was linked, or the most recent site that was linked?

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Ok, for those of you who have Celestia installed (I'm using 1.3.0, and I'm not sure if it will work with other versions), I've found a Canopus star system that you can download and view in Celestia!!

Although it may not be entirely accurate or professional, you might find it interesting to take a look at.

You can find it here under the downloads section once you enter the site.

You only need to download one of the four .rar files (and you'll need WinRar or a program that can extract .rar files to decompress the archive).

Installation instructions:

1. Decompress the .rar archive into the root directory where you installed Celestia. This should be C:Program FilesCelestia in most cases.

2. Search for Duniverse_Canopus.ssc and move it to the 'extras' folder located in the root directory where you installed Celestia.

Now you're done! Run Celestia, go to the 'Navigation' menu, and

click on 'Select Object'.

In the prompt that appears, type in Canopus and press Ok.

Now you should have the appropriate star selected. Press 'G' to travel to it and view the local system. ^-^

I also discovered a planet called 'Ixion'. :O Not sure if that has any relation to Dune, however it's interesting, and matches the description of the Ixian homeworld to my knowledge. >_> <_<

EDIT: Oh, and for those of you that don't have Celestia or know what it is, you can find it here. Just follow the links to the download section. I suggest you download 1.3.0. The installation file is ~11MB.

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I saw in that first link at it said that Ecaz is in Alpha Centauri B. If Herbert wrote that I, I'd say that was a bad idea to write. Alpha Centauri is very close to our solar system and we could find out wheter that is true or not that there is a habitable planet there. it will only be a matter of years before we know. and if it isn't then dune cannot become reality :'(

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Emperor Harkonnen: A planet orbiting Alpha Centauri B would more than likely be VERY uninhabitable. Alpha Centauri A and B make up a binary system.

IxianMace: Ixion was the name of a Greek mythological king who was tethered to a "whirling ball of fire" and doomed to remain thusly for all of eternity.

Anyway, I realize that this topic is fairly old, but I've always thought it would be neat to create a "Dune Fan's Guide to the Night Sky". Now that exams are over, etc. I'll do it if the demand is there (i.e. let me know what you think of the idea). It would point out stars like Canopus, Arrakis (A.K.A. Al-Rakis), Giedi, Delta Pavonis, etc.

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Emperor Harkonnen: A planet orbiting Alpha Centauri B would more than likely be VERY uninhabitable. Alpha Centauri A and B make up a binary system.

and that is sad because when/if they do find out that there are no habitable planets there then what is in dune is not very likely to happen. and that means that dune will loose much of the interest since it is not that realistic anymore.

anyway I have really been interested in that solar system, and I read some stuff about it. It is acctually one of the most likeliest solar systems to contain a habitable planet out of those we have found. and in addition it is the closest to our solar system.(well there is one closer but that is a cold small star) they found a giant planet like Jupiter which could divert astroides and such to hit that habitable planet.

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