I am thinking about plotting a star chart of the whole sky. While it might not be difficult to get the (x,y)-coordinates of fairly good number of stars from star catalogues and to plot them accordingly in a 2d-plot, it might be more difficult to plot the stars according to their brightness. Also, I would like to plot the chart in cylindrical coordinate with astronomical coordinate axes for x and y. Moreover, only the brighter stars should be visible when the whole chart is shown, but when zooming in (while still having the axes visible) to have a closer look at some specific locations where I wand to make some square to show some fields, fainter stars should appear.
Is this possible in Maple ? I'd prefer to do a plot as I can really draw several squares where I want them which is not possible in my planetarium software.