THE CORE SYSTEMS
This b&w image represents the real star systems present in Frontier within a distance of about 25 l.y. (light years) from Sol. These systems are in their correct position, according to the "Hi.P.Par.Co.S." database. To generate this map I've used "ChView" (see the credits note below).
To obtain the correct orientation of the map, that is the orientation used in Frontier,
finding the position of "Polaris" has been decisive.
In other words, the "Polar Axis" has been the key to orientate this map correctly.
Well, there are some little inaccuracies, but on the whole Braben's work about
the Frontier's star map has been excellent and very accurate.
Just a final note:
Credits: This image has been elaborated starting from the output image generated by "ChView":
ChView: 3-D Star Maps - Navigation software for farther stars