« Last post by Halc on Today at 18:13:50 »
Alternatively, you could just apply the counter-clockwise rule to the net rotation of the star system you are dealing with and then assign North to the bodies in that system accordingly, relative to the rotation plane of the system as a whole.Alternatively, you could just apply the friggin right hand rule to any rotating object, which is unambiguous.
I'm not saying you're wrong, just griping about the standard they decided to adopt. For an object in question, does it orbit something or is it a free object? There are definitely cases that are borderline. If it orbits something, do you count the orbital plane of the thing orbited, or the system as a whole? There are mutli-star systems where the orbital plane of one star differs significantly from the orbital plane of that star around the other stars, again with borderline cases of a star being in orbit or just in a chaotic relationship with its neighbors.
Just pointing out that the current rule has some very ambiguous cases, whereas the right hand (counter-clockwise) rule would not have had them at all.