03-21-2016, 03:13 AM
(This post was last modified: 03-21-2016, 03:13 AM by stevebowers.)

My preferred method is to set the system up in Celestia, then ask that program the distance between the system and any other location. You can create a fictional system in Celestia using the distance, Right Ascension and Declination, and this will set a location with the program, which can then be used to determine distances and other relationships.

Alternately you can set up XYZ coordinates for your system, and use good old trigonometry to work out the distance between that and any other XYZ location.You only need to construct two right angled triangles to work out the hypotenuse of the third, which gives you the distance.

Alternately you can set up XYZ coordinates for your system, and use good old trigonometry to work out the distance between that and any other XYZ location.You only need to construct two right angled triangles to work out the hypotenuse of the third, which gives you the distance.