Department of Stellar Cartography

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Stellar Cartography
General Data
*Branch: UF Starfleet Science
*Division: Astro Sciences
*Fleet Affiliation: UF Starfleet
*Founded: 2379
*Status: Active
*Location: Pinastri Sector
*Homebase: UF Starfleet Science Headquarters
Department Staff
*Department Head: Commander
*Vice Department Head: Vice Commander
*Vice Department Head: n/a
*Yeoman: n/a


General

Stellar Cartography is the fringe of Astronomy and branch of cartography concerned with mapping stars, galaxies, and other celestial bodies. Measuring the position and light of charted objects requires a variety of instruments and techniques that have developed from angle measurements with quadrants and the unaided eye, through sextants combined with lenses for light magnification, up to current methods which include computer automated space telescopes.

The most widely used cartographic system is based on older Earth and Vulcan systems, and perhaps ones even older than those. It divides the galaxy into quadrants, sectors, and systems, and uses coordinates to describe specific points in space.

Typical projects include mapping and cataloging objects such as stars, planets and spatial anomalies like Quasars, Pulsars, Black holes and Ion storms. Astrometrics is located in SS Tranquility Station and is under command of the Science Branch.

Departmental Staff

Stellar Cartography
Director of UF Starfleet Stellar Cartography C-blank.png Vacant
Deputy Director of UF Starfleet Stellar Cartography C-blank.png Vacant


Database

Projects

UFS Star Map