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Old July 20 2014, 02:08 PM   #61
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Re: That Name's Taken! You can be "Emirates"...

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Going wedge-shaped is a neat way to designate territories in space.
I don't care for it, because it's so Earth-centric. Why should all the other Federation races go along with it? (Although, I guess, why should they use the Earth calendar or speak English?) Also, constellations change over thousands of years as stars drift, so it's also present-epoch-centric.
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Old July 20 2014, 02:16 PM   #62
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I imagine it's a bit hard to be anything other than present epoch-centric.
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Old July 20 2014, 02:59 PM   #63
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Re: That Name's Taken! You can be "Emirates"...

I always figured the Taurus Dark Cloud would've marked an "outer boundary marker" of sorts - however informally - for the Taurus Reach.
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Going wedge-shaped is a neat way to designate territories in space.
I don't care for it, because it's so Earth-centric. Why should all the other Federation races go along with it? (Although, I guess, why should they use the Earth calendar or speak English?) Also, constellations change over thousands of years as stars drift, so it's also present-epoch-centric.
Only if we reduce the pattern to Earth. Let's take the Rigelian Verta constellation wegde and the Sagittarius wedge, for example, and you can call the territory where boths wedges overlap "Sagittarius-Verta sector". Voilá! That way, the space of the local loop can be neatly divided, designated and categorized for rerefence.
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