Binary Stars?

OnceFarOff's picture
July 28, 2012 - 7:51pm
Hey everyone.

What's the deal with Binary Stars? I don't see any canon module settings in a binary system. The only time I hear anything about them is in homebrew situations. Are they death to ships? Can you jump near them or to them without issues? Can they have habitably planets in their systems?

Karxan's picture
July 29, 2012 - 1:53am

I think they would have gotten to it if they had continued to support SF. But there is no reason you could not have habitable planets in a binary system. TerlObar might have some good insight to this. I have seen in a lot of sci-fi stories, Binary systems. The planets just have to be in the right orbit for life if you want it habitable.

In the Ares article "Home Sweet Home", 1984, It allows for creating a Binary system with habitable planets. I have remastered the article for the StarFrontiersman. It should be appearing in Issue #19 when it comes out later this year. You can find the original at I believe. I found it there several years ago. I kow that the magazines are not direct canon rules, but they are good supliments just like the StarFrontiersman.

jedion357's picture
July 29, 2012 - 5:54am
Couple of things with binary stars-

You can have a close companion where the second star is in close orbit and any planets orbit both stars 

or you can have a distant companion where both stars could have thier own planets

Could conceivably have a trinary system with a close and distant companion
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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w00t (not verified)
August 8, 2012 - 5:18pm
Check out this PDF, what Tom describes I have in a graphic, however the stars need to be swapped. Smile 
This is a beta version, needs some TLC. Enjoy!