Back to Home

General Forum Message

Forums: Atm · Astrophotography · Blackholes · Blackholes2 · CCD · Celestron · Domes · Education
Eyepieces · Meade · Misc. · God and Science · SETI · Software · UFO · XEphem
RSS Button

Home | Discussion Forums | Misc. Topics | Post

Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...
The Space and Astronomy Agora
Distance Between Stars And To Them!

Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics | In Response To
Posted by Rick Crockett on October 21, 2006 05:34:43 UTC

Oh Wow! I don't see any posts on this. Maybe a late answer will be better than none.

Cassandra. You need to find the number of degrees between each star. Their distance apart is irrelevant as you are dealing with scale.

I round it out this way. For every five foot (60") between the painting and the viewer stars need to be separated by one inch per degree.

If the painting is going to be 7 and 1/2 feet away and the stars are 2 degrees apart then they need to be painted three inches apart.

Follow Ups:

    Login to Post
    Additional Information
    About Astronomy Net | Advertise on Astronomy Net | Contact & Comments | Privacy Policy
    Unless otherwise specified, web site content Copyright 1994-2024 John Huggins All Rights Reserved
    Forum posts are Copyright their authors as specified in the heading above the post.
    "dbHTML," "AstroGuide," "ASTRONOMY.NET" & "VA.NET"
    are trademarks of John Huggins