Using the Star Fleet Academy game©, find the sizes of ships, space stations, stars, etc. by following the steps here. Use the "Scale Reference" below to get started or you can start with objects that others have scaled. In order to help us in our web page competition and pass your findings on to other game enthusiasts, PLEASE send your findings to us on our DATA RESPONSE FORM.
We will post your data (and first name) for others to use for reference points to collect more data.
You need to have the Star Fleet Academy game to do this one, but it can work just as well on ANY 3D game. You just have to decide on a scale reference point and go from there.
|Game Object||"Real" size|
|space station||743 km|
|manual targeting sight||always remains at 2 degrees for inner circle and 4 degrees for outer points|
The space station looks like this from a distance:
When you are 4214 km away from it looks like this:
|Collecting the Data:
Reporting back to
|Tangent Angle||Tangent Ratio|
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(last updated 8/31/98)