UPDATED POST AND LINKS (7-17-2012)This is an incomplete version of the Star Wars galaxy (for Diplomacy or Entrenchment. Sadly, I can't remember which). It is a work in progress, and I'm not sure if I'll get to completing it or not. However, it is extremely detailed as far as it goes (Star Wars Atlas).
Recommended Video SettingsExhaust Trail: Lowest
Fleet Sizes: Low/Small
Other Graphics: Whatever you normally use
Zooming: You may find that pausing the game to zoom and rotate the map is helpful
Program Priority: High (This is not necessary, but I found it improved performance)
Starting PositionsUser: Endor
P1: Mon Calamari
This is an exacting recreation of the galaxy (as far as it goes), the only discrepancies that may arise are the number of moons on planets with more than 10. Strategies? You start in separate systems, so place starbases at your stars and adjacent planets. In case you don't already know, you can place up to 2 starbases in a star's gravity well versus the normal 1 per planet. This strategy allows you to commit your fleet elsewhere and buffer if not repel any invasion.
Hope you enjoy. Post any questions in this thread and hopefully I'll get to them soon.
ps - take a look at Bespin for a laugh.