Would binary and trinary systems require micro jumping?

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jedion357
May 9, 2017 - 6:44am
I suspect the answer is yes. Binary and trinary star systems can have stars place at large distances so would it be simpler to micro jump or fly straight? 

Should not micro jumps within a multi star system have shortened computational times since the targets are really close and hard to miss.
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JCab747
May 9, 2017 - 8:21am
Maybe one can use the "system navigation" skill that was introduced in the 2001 and 2010 modules for this kind of jump? Would one have specialized short-hop system ships? Or, can you create a short-range jump tug with an ion engine that can tow a system ship or two?

The problem is the several days it takes to accelerate to jump speed. So you are facing time delays for one reason or another.
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Shadow Shack
May 9, 2017 - 10:47pm
According to Zeb's Guide you can execute precise maneuvers during the brief few seconds you're in the all-senses-disorienting Void (re: Zebulon/Capella jump), so ANYTHING is possible with jumps now. 

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JCab747
May 10, 2017 - 5:36am
Shadow Shack wrote:


I think I have a new sig-line: "Zeb's Guide: The rules are 'there are no rules'!"


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Stormcrow
May 10, 2017 - 7:25am
No microjumps. The distance between binary stars is measured in AUs, not light years.

Whose guide? Never heard of it.

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JCab747
May 10, 2017 - 8:50am
Stormcrow wrote:
Whose guide? Never heard of it.


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Shadow Shack
May 10, 2017 - 6:28pm
Zeb's Guide: We're just making this #### up as we go along.

Zeb's Guide: Forget EVERYTHING you know about Star Frontiers. We did.

Zeb's Guide: Consistently inconsistent.


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ExileInParadise
May 19, 2017 - 5:50pm
If its a wide binary up to an LY apart, then why not.
The only rule I know of is room to get up to 1% C to trigger the Void jump, and room to decelerate at the other end.

Just use 1LY as the calculation distance.

http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/press-releases/WideBinaryStars/

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jedion357
May 23, 2017 - 12:08pm
ExileInParadise wrote:
If its a wide binary up to an LY apart, then why not.
The only rule I know of is room to get up to 1% C to trigger the Void jump, and room to decelerate at the other end.

Just use 1LY as the calculation distance.

http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/press-releases/WideBinaryStars/

Yes with distant companion stars is what I was thinking. Point is mute on close companion stars.
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Shadow Shack
May 23, 2017 - 8:21pm
Are you referring to the Formad Cluster (that triangular formation of binary systems in the NE corner of the Zeb's Frontier map)? If so, then yes...it's a 1LY "mini-jump" between each of those respective systems. The two stars sharing a system...no. Not unless they're far enough apart that they each have their own host of orbitting planets (rather than the planets sharing an eliptical orbit around the duo). If they're faar enough apart to have their own individual orbitting planets I would simply rule that as two separate systems.
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iggy
May 23, 2017 - 11:29pm
I take the Formad Cluster as six stars, three seperate binaries.
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Shadow Shack
May 24, 2017 - 6:29pm
That's exactly how I take it as rendered, three binary systems all a light year apart from each other...and since those three systems represent about one half of the unexplored/undefined systems in Zeb's Guide they conveniently get away with no explanation for it. ;)
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jedion357
May 24, 2017 - 8:12pm
I wasn't thinking of the Formad Cluster,

binaries can be near and far from each other.

If Far apart they each can have planets orbiting them or if close then you're most likely to get planet's orbiting both together at the same time.

An example would the the Manticore system of the Honor Harrington novels- because of the distant companion star trhe planet Gryphon must be reached by a hyper space jump- its just too far otherwise
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