Stellar Density

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Stellar Density refers to the number of stellar systems contained within a volume of space, usually within a Sector.

Please see the following AAB articles for related information:

Description / Specifications[edit]

The average density in the spiral arms is 500 to 650 systems per sector, which works out to 40-50%. Overall galactic stellar density remains lower than that of individual spiral arms. Galactic stellar densities are affected by astronomic morphology and non-spiral galaxies often hold much different make-ups. A number of other factors may affect galactic stellar density. Rifts or void areas have a very low density of stars, not a complete absence.

This map shows the stellar density of each sector in Charted Space.

There is also a stellar density map by subsector over the Imperium.

Charted Space Sector Density
-9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
5 --- --- --- --- 317 272 184 266 271 341 227 258 304 352 253 40 367 ---
4 --- --- --- --- 391 459 332 275 370 398 298 257 319 446 96 198 457 ---
3 --- 350 438 658 466 500 342 385 243 362 519 330 425 453 149 133 241 ---
2 --- 395 554 575 487 359 374 327 223 425 446 418 318 344 259 371 322 ---
1 --- 397 434 271 366 439 386 267 532 601 553 314 151 512 --- 537 305 ---
0 --- 269 375 617 459 327 123 533 560 531 517 387 283 450 --- --- 500 ---
-1 --- 407 228 264 158 108 234 451 496 516 346 350 417 626 514 465 377 ---
-2 74 19 20 55 166 393 400 366 453 476 426 435 478 431 427 435 412 ---
-3 21 49 170 490 487 472 410 485 516 400 486 451 438 429 439 432 417 ---
-4 --- 401 484 495 423 515 354 373 393 299 293 220 414 367 406 420 207 ---
-5 --- 278 362 351 444 564 459 265 237 489 451 439 --- 650 609 421 --- ---
-6 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 419 492 --- --- --- --- 561 546 --- ---

Notes: "---" = No known record of stellar density in the sector.

Stellar Density Key[edit]

Milky Way Galaxy Average Stellar Density
Designation Range Remarks
Very Dense 800+ Stars Stellar Core
  • Extreme population I
Dense 700-799+ Stars Typical galactic distribution near Zone I
  • Disc population I/II
Very High 600-699 Stars Typical galactic distribution near Zone I
  • Intermediate population I
High 500-599 Stars Typical galactic distribution near Zone II
  • Intermediate population II
Average 400-499 Stars Typical galactic distribution near Zone II
  • Intermediate population III
Low 300-399 Stars Typical galactic distribution near Zone II
  • Intermediate population IV
Very Low 200-299 Stars Typical galactic distribution near Zone III
  • Halo population I
Sparse 100-199 Stars Typical galactic distribution near Zone IV
  • Halo population II
Very Sparse < 100 Stars Near Void and/or deep space

Zhodani Core Expedition Stellar Density[edit]

Zhodani Core Route sectors
-7
25 141
24 108
23 264
22 654
21 651
20 640
19 647
18 600
17 642
16 649
15 652
14 636
13 657
12 648
11 641
10 633
9 646
8 543

History & Background / Dossier[edit]

Stellar density is an importance concept within Charted Space and has long been a focus of intense study by the IISS.

References and contributors[edit]

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.