Grant and Dr. G.
Any other suggestions as to what to call it? (Not antispinward please
though - plus it's better than "The Other Way"
. It's "the direction that the galaxy is rotating around from" - and I sure can't think of a better word of that.
As for the reach of your star list, Dr. G, it'd be a fairly simple matter to glue on more far-reaching databases. Obviously the further we go from home, the less accurate we get due to the number of decimal places most star lists go down to, and the greater margin of error in distances.
However, the available data is out there (and in my lil box o' tricks here too hehehe).
Oh, I know that. I've got the entire Hipparcos dataset available via the search page there, only problem is that it's not listed in as nice a way as the RECONS list is. Plus I now have the means, thanks to my equatorial to galactic coordinates conversion spreadsheet made with the help of everyone here, to convert any star coordinates that I find into something more meaningful for Traveller. So I can at least locate the other named stars (Vega, Arcturus, Aldebaran, etc) pretty easily now.
Only problem is that I've had to figure all this out by hand (as in "plug into spreadsheet, then make up subsector maps by hand from the X/Y/Z coordinate I get from that), and I don't fancy doing that for a few more thousand stars
Incidentally, Cormoran - you are probably already aware of this, but a lot of the canonical star systems in Traveller don't match up with the real locations of the stars - and that's not just because for some reasons MWM decided that "coreward" on the Solomani Rim maps was actually toward the top left corner of my realistic map instead of toward the middle of the top edge.