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The Homeworld Galaxy. I've found the vector somewhere online. I realized that it matches perfectly with the Messier 51 galaxy in our universe also known as the Whirlpool Galaxy. My oldest friend and confidant [link] merged the two images.

Original design, idea and work belongs to this dude: [link]
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Skycommand Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Wow! This is quite an elaborate work.

It seems to have fine details that are too small to read though... or am I missing something?
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:iconmasterofthelabyrinth:
What method do you use to draw territorial boundaries, and is this an actual galaxy? It's an amazing job you've done here.
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SupermanLovesAspen Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You should ask this dude [link] He did the original territory design and my friend did the overlap with the galaxy. The only thing came from me was the idea. I've read a lot into the behind the scenes work that was done on HW2 and I read somewhere that they used Messier 51 or the Whirlpool Galaxy as their model for the Homeworld Galaxy, so I tried to line it up with the concepts arts and designs of it with our real life galaxy only to realize that it only matched with Messier 51's mirror image, so I flipped it and my bro did the rest.
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:iconmasterofthelabyrinth:
Thanks. I've always loved making maps. This one's just too cool
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tchalla811 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Marvelous image!!!
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
At least my name is still on it.

On my design thread [link] user BMB uploaded the graphic used in the Bentusi projection within Homeworld 1 [link] It and Galaxy M51 do not line up.

Since that map is more canon to the Homeworld universe than the real-life map of M51, the Bentusi map trumps M51 and so M51 is NOT the Homeworld universe.

This is also a work-in-progress version of the map which was eventually completed and posted in my DA gallery.

I would have appreciated some recognition in your description given how much time I sunk into this.
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SupermanLovesAspen Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And I don't know who pointed out the M51 thing, but they're dead wrong, [link] see what I mean?
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
You'll notice the satellite galaxy doesn't appear. I also had problems getting the galactic arms to line up exactly between the different maps I compiled.

Somewhere on Relic someone took the time to peer at the Bentusi map and compare it to M51 and found more differences than just the obvious ones (voids where there shouldn't be, groups of stars where there weren't any). This doesn't rule out the possibility that The Homeworld universe is M51 in the distant past (or distant future), but it was enough for me to scrap my efforts on map 2 and think about map 3. Dunno if it would appear someday or not.
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Excuse me, it was user Siber who posted the Bentusi Map.
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SupermanLovesAspen Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The original M51 doesn't line up, its mirror image does. And I would have given credit if I knew whom to give it to. /corrected.
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TuranicRaider Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always liked those maps whether it's star wars or any other universe :)
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SupermanLovesAspen Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol, cool DAname
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FuryofaSeraph Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Well then.
You might want to give Norsehound the credit he's due.
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Pouk3D Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Agreed.
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blakeliger Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
The map is done by NorseHound. He has an account here on deviantArt.
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tekanako-the-first Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Student General Artist
I like the merge you have done, the only problem is that the M51 picture you used is far too large.
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SupermanLovesAspen Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well that's for greater detail my friend :P
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tekanako-the-first Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Student General Artist
It could be a good idea to make another version, that would work also.
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Xaphiris Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Sweet! esetleg tegyel egy ikont a kommentbe a kopac fejemmel, let them fear their dark lord! :lmao:
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