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since startrek.com and an apocryphal source all give this planetoid the name Gamma Canaris N, I suggest a merge, since there are no competing names and this is currently essentially a descriptive name. --Pseudohuman 20:12, June 20, 2012 (UTC)

It's also the name the Star Trek Concordance gives it. I support the suggestion. --Defiant 20:53, June 20, 2012 (UTC)
Support, Throwback (talk) 22:29, November 6, 2012 (UTC)

It's been over a year now and no objections have surfaced. Could the merge go ahead at this point? --Pseudohuman (talk) 17:51, October 5, 2013 (UTC)

I haven't seen the suggestion initially, but if those are the only sources for the name, I oppose the merge suggestion. It would be different if there was a proper connection between these two in the episode itself. Is that the case? --Cid Highwind (talk) 00:29, October 6, 2013 (UTC)

If anyone has the script of "Metamorphosis", I suspect the scenes on the planet are called "EXT. GAMMA CANARIS N" in it? because it is the name star trek.com and Concordance gave this unnamed planetoid, and usually those sources get these names from the scripts. In the episode the planetoid is said to be in an asteroid field in the "Gamma Canaris region" and "Scanners report approximately seven thousand bodies of sizes running from types A to N." So based on just that, the naming of these uncharted asteroids/planetoids appears to be a combination of region+type. But it appears to be an official name for this planetoid too based on its use later on in the series. --Pseudohuman (talk) 10:05, October 6, 2013 (UTC)

Assuming that all of this is the case (and we'd need confirmation, I think), I'm still not sure we should make this connection, at least not based on the "system+type=name" assumption. Obviously, 14 letters aren't enough to individually name 7,000 planetoids, so something else would need to play a role here, anyway. --Cid Highwind (talk) 11:42, October 6, 2013 (UTC)

Oh no please don't misunderstand, i'm also not supporting that my farfetched region+type hypothesis should be the basis of anything. Essentially this is just a case of two official reference sources connecting the two: the name "Gamma Canaris N" and the unnamed planetoid seen on screen. and apocryphal stories using this name also. And the name popping up in canon in two graphics later on, confirming it is not just a non-canon name. --Pseudohuman (talk) 12:32, October 6, 2013 (UTC)

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The Explored Galaxy

The location of Gamma Canaris N on "The Explored Galaxy" star chart

In 2293, the location of the planetoid Gamma Canaris N in the Milky Way Galaxy was labeled in a star chart that was in Captain James T. Kirk's quarters aboard the USS Enterprise-A. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, production art)

Relevant to the Gamma Canaris N article.Throwback (talk) 23:41, July 19, 2014 (UTC)

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