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:* ''[[Objectives: Periphery]]'' lists the continents of Canopus IV as being Alinia, Salonika and Obio, and places the capital city, Crimson, on Alinia.<ref name="O:Pp16">''Objectives: Periphery'', p. 16, "Canopus IV"</ref> If the continent of Obio and the island of Obio described in ''Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers'' are one and the same, this generates a potential conflict with the map shown in ''The Inner Sphere'', which shows three major landmasses and a number of minor landmasses; the largest landmass is approximately four times the size of the smaller of the three continents,<ref name="ISSBp116"/> and if the smallest continent is Obio and has a maximum possible size of circa 90,000km<sup>2</sup>, this would make the largest landmass depicted - Salonika - approximately 360,000km<sup>2</sup>, somewhere between Honshu and Sumatra in size, or approximately twice the size of Great Britain, or just under half the size of Australia. This would make Canopus a rather small planet.
 
:* ''[[Objectives: Periphery]]'' lists the continents of Canopus IV as being Alinia, Salonika and Obio, and places the capital city, Crimson, on Alinia.<ref name="O:Pp16">''Objectives: Periphery'', p. 16, "Canopus IV"</ref> If the continent of Obio and the island of Obio described in ''Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers'' are one and the same, this generates a potential conflict with the map shown in ''The Inner Sphere'', which shows three major landmasses and a number of minor landmasses; the largest landmass is approximately four times the size of the smaller of the three continents,<ref name="ISSBp116"/> and if the smallest continent is Obio and has a maximum possible size of circa 90,000km<sup>2</sup>, this would make the largest landmass depicted - Salonika - approximately 360,000km<sup>2</sup>, somewhere between Honshu and Sumatra in size, or approximately twice the size of Great Britain, or just under half the size of Australia. This would make Canopus a rather small planet.
  
:* An [http://bg.battletech.com/forums/ask-the-writers/the-geography-of-canopus-iv/ Ask The Writers] question was raised on the official [[Catalyst Game Labs]] forum to attempt to reconcile the conflicting information. It was confirmed by one of the developers that the conflicting descriptions of Canopus are an issue that would remain open unless a future product focusing on Canopus is developed:
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:* An [http://bg.battletech.com/forums/ask-the-writers/the-geography-of-canopus-iv/ Ask The Writers] question has been raised on the official [[Catalyst Game Labs]] forum to attempt to reconcile the conflicting information.
 
 
{{quote|Not at this time, no. If we see a future product focusing on Canopus IV (a Turning point or the like), that would be when we'll sort out those issues.|[http://bg.battletech.com/forums/ask-the-writers/the-geography-of-canopus-iv/msg1085498/#msg1085498 Adrian Gideon, BattleTech Developer, 22 June 2015]}}
 
  
 
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