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Beyond Proxima!

I have created a 3D map of the thousands of stars and brown dwarfs within 80 light years of the Earth: map is fully interactive! Pan through near space at a million times the speed of light! Click on stars to navigate to them! Zoom in and out!The map also includes most of the planets known to orbit these nearby stars. Why only most? Because new exoplanets are being discovered literally every day.The map is based on the following scientific resources:

Latest Posts

What's your Darke Number?

The more samples you take, the more even the distribution becomes.

Building a telescope - Central Obstruction Vignetting

Animation of the diffraction of spider vanes growing from 0 to 5mm

Animation of the diffraction of a central obstruction growing from 0% to 50%

Contrast and resolution of different telescopes

Refractor diffraction patterns

Calculating diffraction patterns