Well, I am
- except I ditched Gliese3 completely and replaced it with Hipparcos because Gliese was so inaccurate by comparison.
The positional data for all the Gliese catalogs has been updated:Accurate Coordinates and 2MASS Cross Identifications for (Almost) All Gliese Catalog Stars
Unfortunately, it doesn't include parallaxes.
I believe you're already familiar with my Stellar Mapping page
, LiNeNoiSE? That's what this new map is made from - it's the Extended Hipparcos data
I actually have a couple of questions about how you processed the XHIP data.
with the RECONS, DENSE, and CTIOPI catalogues (you can grab them from my website),
Already grabbed them.
and some stuff from recent WISE papers by Dupuy & Liu (2012), Bihain et al (2013), Kirkpatrick et al (2011 and 2012), Marsh et al (2013), and Luhman (2013) which I haven't added to the website yet.
Yeah, I've got a year-and-a-half's worth of catching up to do.
The LDwarf catalogue from my site was in there but it's been completely superseded by the WISE stuff.
Oh well, it was useful at the time. The data was in one place and somebody was maintaining it. Don't know if they still are.
7.7 parsecs is a huge distance though - you'd have to radically expand the human sphere for it to be a limit, or you've pretty much removed that as a limitation and don't have Arms at all since every star in 2300AD is accessible from everywhere else.
Yeah, if you like the background and the technology, the game is too badly broken to be fixed.
Welcome aboard, BTW!