This application is capable of reading the Gliese 3.0 near star catalog and show a 3-D star map of it on the screen. You can navigate with the arrow keys, zoom, etc. (Read the README file for details)

Here's a screenshot with star names, grid, and lines from stars to the galactic plane (where the grid is). Also, the mouse cursor points at the Wolf 359 star, bringing up an info box.

This application is written using the wxWindows C++ cross-platform application framework (which you will also need to get to compile Starmap); it can thus be compiled on both Linux/Unix and Windows.

It was based on information from Winchell Chung's 3-D StarMaps site.


Get Starmap here. (The Gliese near star catalog and Yale bright star catalog is included.)


Starmap is available through CVS.
cvs login
Password: anoncvs
cvs -z3 checkout star
cd star
And every time you want to update, just go into your star dir and type
cvs -z3 update -PAd
If you want commit permission (fix bugs, develop stuff yourself), just email me and tell me what you plan to do.