Time for new models

Staring at the sky half way through our recent vacation my minds drifted to an old exercise I played as a kid. I would track memorize the distances of stars in the sky then stare up and travel to them in order or distance.

I don't remember the distances anymore, but I'd like to visualize it more. This starts another esoteric 3D modeling project.

To start, I'll need some data, today, I'm having a look at available data. Here's my very first search result:

Star Catalogues

The HYG Database