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Does anyone know where I can get a vector version (shapefile/TAB) of the modern star constellations for the entire sky?

Wikipedia has a SVG - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Constellations_ecliptic_equirectangular_plot.svg - but I'd prefer not to have to try and convert it to a "proper" format.

Basically I want the below, but as a vector; ideally with the attribute data of constellation name for each polygon.

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Thanks.

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Contact the author of this script. The link to the data ZIP on the script page doesn't work anymore. If he replies, please post back here with a current link.

  • An oblique answer, but it worked. He shared this link with me: alpha.appgeo.com/astro/av_stars.zip -- \av_stars\shapes\constell.shp contains the constellations. – GIS-Jonathan Feb 28 '14 at 16:57
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    Just to make sure you know... This is as if you are looking out towards the stars, not as if you are looking down onto a globe. You can't lay this over a map of the world and say "England is in Cassiopeia". Well, you could, but you would be wrong. :) – Nemo Mar 1 '14 at 1:18
  • Ah thanks. I'm not sure which is the desired option at present, but useful to know. – GIS-Jonathan Mar 3 '14 at 15:21

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