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Is there a way I can stitch the star maps found here together to make a really large one? I've opened the PDF's in gimp, saved them as PNGs, and have tried to change the perspective of each so that everything aligns, but haven't had much luck. I've also tried using Microsoft ICE to stitch them together, but haven't had any luck. If anyone has any suggestions how I can go about doing this, or has any idea as to where I could find a really large star map, please let me know :)

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closed as off topic by jrista Dec 9 '10 at 3:24

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This is off-topic for this site, really. But I don't think your stitching approach is the best, because of the perspective distortion you're fighting with. I think you're better off either starting from source data (<>?) and rendering as you want, or else finding someone who has done something closer to what you want already. – mattdm Dec 9 '10 at 0:48
This is a general image editing question, which really is an off-topic question here, despite the 'photo-editing' tag. We do discuss tools like Hugin and the concept of stitching images, however they need to be specifically related to photography. My apologies, but I am going to close this as off-topic. If you have questions about stitching or stacking actual night sky or star photographs, we will be glad to help you out. – jrista Dec 9 '10 at 3:24
See also:… for recommendations on tools for stitching photos together. – Rowland Shaw Dec 9 '10 at 12:24

Have you tried using a panorama tool such as Hugin (free) or AutoPano (not free but demo version available) ?

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I haven't, thanks for the links. – chris Dec 9 '10 at 0:36