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How many stars in the Solar neighbourhood

  1. Jan 26, 2009 #1
    Hi all,
    I was wanting to know of any resources out there that can tell me the how many stars of each spectral type there are in the solar neighbourhood.
    Any suggestions would be rad!
     
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  3. Jan 26, 2009 #2

    DaveC426913

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    I pinched this map of the local Stellar Neighborhood from a 3D model I found somewhere
    http://www.davesbrain.ca/science/gliese/index.html
    I'll try to remember where.
     
  4. Jan 27, 2009 #3
    I think you posted the wrong link there. That link talks about an exoplanet....
     
  5. Jan 27, 2009 #4

    hellfire

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  6. Jan 27, 2009 #5

    russ_watters

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  7. Jan 27, 2009 #6

    DaveC426913

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    I was referring to the specific map on that page. It shows stellar class and location for the 100 or so stars in our neighborhood. I got that data from somewher, I just can't remeber where right now.
     
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  8. Jan 27, 2009 #7
    Elite 3: the pc game has an entire map of much of the Galaxy in painstaking detail.
     
  9. Jan 28, 2009 #8
    Thanks for all the suggestions, but is there not a computer readable table out the with spectral type and star name et cetera?
     
  10. Jan 28, 2009 #9

    DaveC426913

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    There are, it will just take a bit of hunting around to find one.
     
  11. Jan 28, 2009 #10

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