How does the planet/star thing work in Star Wars?

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  1. Box27 Jedi Padawan

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    for instance, when luke says something like "we're going to the degobah system" they land on degabah.

    this is probably a dumb question but is the star also called degobah? how does that whole thing work with the star/planet systems?
  2. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    It appears they call a solar system in the GFFA by the name of its principal world. If they visited us they might call this the Earth System for example.

    In reality we name a system by the name given its star. We might call ourselves members of the Sol System, we call our nearest neighbors the Alpha Centauri system, since two of its three stars are Alpha Centauri A and B.

  3. Trojan_Sock Jedi Youngling

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    Sometimes they are named after people, too.

    Leia - "Lando system?" ;)
  4. Jedi Daniel Force Ghost

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    *laughs* at Trojan_Sock. Good one ;)
  5. RogueWompRat Jedi Youngling

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    Sometimes a star and its major planet share a name, IE Dagobah system, sometimes its similar but different, IE Tatooine is in the Tatoo system, or sometimes their totally different IE Ossus is in the Adega system, meanig the planet Ossus revolves aroun the star Adega.
  6. Trojan_Sock Jedi Youngling

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    "Tatooine is in the Tatoo system"

    Is that where Fantasy Island is? ;)



    (If that doesn't show my age, I don't know what will... [face_laugh] )
  7. Spike_Spiegel Former FF Administrator Former Saga Mod

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    [Tatoo]The plaaaaaaaaneeeeeeeee! The plaaaaaaneeeeeee![/Tatoo]
  8. JediHunterCommand Jedi Master

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    And then there's the whole Endor/forest moon debate.

    Maybe they decided to simplify matters by simply not naming the stars?
  9. Trojan_Sock Jedi Youngling

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    "And then there's the whole Endor/forest moon debate."

    For the love of all that is good and holy, don't get me started on that again! [face_laugh]

    As for naming systems for planets..it's as reasonable as our system.
  10. TigerCraneFist Chosen One

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    "It appears they call a solar system in the GFFA by the name of its principal world. If they visited us they might call this the Earth System for example."

    No, this would be the Pluto system;)
  11. ForceHeretic Jedi Youngling

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    Corellia's star is named Corell

    Just food for thought
  12. Trojan_Sock Jedi Youngling

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    They named the star after the planet? ;)
  13. _Xanatos_ Jedi Knight

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    For a galaxy map go here nav-computer

    This is a cool site relating to your topic and contains in my opinion the best galaxy map ever.
  14. DEEPBLUE Jedi Youngling

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    even alderaan is shown. that is interesting.
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