Could we please have somewhat more realistic night skies? I'd be happy to help with it as much as possible (given that I can't do digital art, and by extension, a star map).
It's actually not a star map - we couldn't get a high enough resolution map that we were happy with. The stars are all individual points and their sky positions and apparent magnitudes are generated straight out of a NASA database (we figured 10 ly from Earth wouldn't be noticeably different, but as shown in other threads I guess we were wrong ). Hmm, maybe I could just get the coordinate file from Brian and post it and y'all could figure out the necessary edits...
I'm sure Kath would be happy to help out here.
Actually, the night sky was one of the things I found the most impressive. 10 ly is a small distance compared to most of the stars we see in the night sky. At 4 light years away, in Alpha Centauri, there would be two differences (1) Alpha Centauri would not be visible in the night sky. (2) The Sun would be visible in Cassiopeia. I absolutely love
the night sky mechanics that you have in extrasolar.
Kath's suggestion for correcting the differences should work. For the most part, there aren't going to be many differences because most stars are incredibly far away. It would be interesting to see the Sun in the night sky (assuming Artocos is at the right latitude for it to be visible)