Two tasks defined astrogation: (1) determining present location, and (2) planning a safe and reliable means of reaching a destination. The former was performed by those skilled in astrocartography familiar with star patterns or automata. Astronav charts were used to map areas of space and could be used to plot courses through hyperspace. The plotting of a course was generally handled exclusively by astromech droids or navigation computers.
The knowledge of ones whereabouts in space and other celestial objects were vital to navigating hyperspace, as incorrectly calculated jumps could mean a ship could collide with a planet, star, or other body.
Behind the scenesEdit
Astrogation is an original sci-fi exclusive word which means "star navigation." Since etymologically and historically the part "navi-" refers to terrestrial ships, it has been replaced by the prefix "astro-".
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- Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu
- "Death-Hunter"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 9
- X-wing: Iron Fist (Mentioned only)
- X-wing: Starfighters of Adumar (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, First Edition
- Galaxy Guide 3: The Empire Strikes Back
- Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, Second Edition
- Flashpoint! Brak Sector
- "A Buyer's Guide to Alternative Starships"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 5 (Mentioned only)
- Shadows of the Empire Sourcebook
- Star Wars Gamemaster Screen, Revised
- The Essential Atlas