Talk:Interstellar exploration in Fenspace

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Navigating in interstellar travel is a little tricky. You can't just point your ship at the star and hope for the best. Everything in the galaxy is moving, and that point of light you see doesn't mark where the star is, it marks where the star was however many years ago. Thankfully, most stars don't move that fast, and a half-decent computer armed with shareware science programs can figure out where a particular star's going to be at any point. This is one of those "forewarned is forearmed" situations; get a navigational program built for FTL work off the internet before you start out, otherwise you might end up in the middle of a whole lot of nothing.

Lets be reasonable, the "no FTL zone" of a solar systems is multiple AUs wide. It will take a solar system months to move far enough that you miss this zone. --HRogge 19:28, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Except that you're not seeing the star where it was months ago, you're seeing it where it was years ago. Speed of light, remember? --Mal-3 03:04, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

*eyerolling* Yeah, calculated for the travel time... but in this case, travel time is of course LESS than lightspeed delay. Will add a little bit to the main article to make it clear. --HRogge 15:24, 23 January 2012 (UTC)