Observatory (Dv 2638) (world)

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Observatory/Esser (Divide 2638)
Classic Era (1115)
B202455-B
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size2 Small (3,200 km, 0.10g - 0.17g)
Atmosphere0 Vacuum
Hydrographics2 Dry World 20%
Population4 Moderate (70 thousand)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
Law5 Moderate Law (no concealable weapons)
Tech LevelB Average Stellar (large starships)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M7 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 0

Observatory is an icy, nonindustrial vacuum world, warranting hazardous environment precautions.

  • Its surface is ice-capped with little or no atmosphere and nearly all of its water frozen.
  • It requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society.
  • It is a Non-Aligned world dominated by human sophonts located in the Esser Subsector of Divide Sector.


Astrography and Planetology[edit]

This star system is detailed using the Fringian Variant System Description.

Monostellar System[edit]

Observatory Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Observatory

M7 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.273 1900 - 2700 0.004
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.0026 0.00525 0.05 - 0.08 0.26 2.6
Orbit #  *  *  * 0 5
Remarks

System Data[edit]

Huygen-Observatory System[edit]

The primary is Huygen, a dim red main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 0.004 Sols, a mass of 0.273 Sols, and a diameter of 414,000 km. (I) a vacuum worldlet, (II) a trace atmosphere bigworld, (IV) a vacuum iceworld, and (V) Observatory, designated the mainworld, form the outer system – orbital position (III) is empty. Only the bigworld retains a satellite.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(V) Observatory[edit]

(V) Observatory is designated the mainworld and orbits Huygen at a mean distance of 2.6 AU (389 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 8 years 9 days and a rotation period of 133 hours. The axial tilt is 2 degrees. Observatory has a diameter of 2,955 km, a density of 4.35 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.18 G. The atmosphere is rated as vacuum. Approximately 21% of the surface is covered in a crust of water-ice. Mean surface temperature: -233°C.

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 27.5 million km², Land surface area: 21.7 million km², Ice surface area: 5.8 million km².

Native Lifeforms[edit]

No world in the system is known to have native life.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World starport[edit]

Observatory has a Class B Starport, a good quality installation which includes all the expected amenities including refined fuel for starships, brokerage services for passengers and cargo, and a variety of ship provisions. There is a shipyard capable of doing annual maintenance, overhauls and most kinds of repair, and construction of non-starships. Most ports of this classification have both a Highport and a Downport.

World technology level[edit]

Observatory possesses a Technology Level of TL–11 or TL-B in Hexadecimal Notation.

World government[edit]

Observatory is governed by a Feudal Technocracy. Society divides itself based on the technical requirements of the society. Each of these functions are granted as a fief to an individual or group. Leadership of these fiefs determines the head of the government.

World military[edit]

No information yet available.

World economy[edit]

No information yet available.

Trade data[edit]

No information yet available.

World demographics[edit]

Population: 70,000

World culture[edit]

No information yet available.

Historical data[edit]

No information yet available.

World timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP listing[edit]

No information yet available.

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