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moved from talk:stellar cartography but relevant here.

I removed the following section from the article. I believe this is not canon:

Sectors are numbered along the Horizon, and Lettered along the Vertical. When the number is on the left it denotes that it is in the Northern Vernal Quadrant (Sector Z-6) and when the number is on the right the sector number it is in the Southern Vernal Quadrants (Sector 39-J).

Let me know if this was indeed mentioned in some episode. Else, please don't add assumptions to the article. Thanks. -- Cid Highwind 12:47, 6 Oct 2004 (CEST)

Sector SizeEdit

moved from talk:stellar cartography but relevant here.

I am watching "The Wounded" right now, La Forge said that they can scan a radius of 10 light years effectively scanning one sector a day. Wouldn't that suggest a Sector size of 20 light years?--TOSrules 00:32, Jan 5, 2005 (CET)

Please have a look at this Wikipedia page: Sector (Star Trek), and also the associated discussion where I have made some comments on that article. To answer the above question: A sector is 20ly high, 20ly deep and roughly 20ly wide. Regards, /Jørn Cornelius Olsen, Jcoolsen 21:48, 7 Mar 2005 (GMT)
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A ship capable of scanning a radius of 20 light years in one day can effectively scan one sector a day, suggesting a sector is 20 light years. (TNG: "The Wounded")
Eh, no. A ship with a scanning radius of 20ly could scan a spherical volume of space with a radius of 20ly (~33,500 ly^3, FWIW) from its current position. What volume it can scan in one day then depends on the amount of time necessary to actually do the scan (regardless of the possible radius) and eventually the ships' speed (if it can scan more than contained in its scanning radius). This actually suggests nothing. -- Cid Highwind 01:09, 7 Jan 2006 (UTC)
On "The Voyager Conspiracy" the ship travels across 30 sectors, taking three years off the journey. Since one year is aproximatly 1,000 lightyears at Voyager's maximum speed, that means that one sector could equal 100 light years. However, the sectors are shown to be spherical in shape, so it could be less. The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).