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Deprecated. Please avoid using holds to describe measurements, as the definition is self-contradictory.

Unit sign h
Measure Distance
Base Unit Hold
Multiple of Base 101
System HCM
Common usage Commonly used in measuring interstellar distances
The planet is 1h from the star.
SI 809,439.637 kilometers= 1h
Imperial 1h ≈ 502,962.462 miles
see also: Par
Next units
Hold < Hold < Hold

A Hold (h) is the distance light can travel through a vacuum in one Galactic Year. Holds are a standard unit of measurement for interplanetary and interstellar distances.

  • 1 hold is equal to 809,439.637 kilometers
  • 1 hold is equal to 8X10^-8 Light Years


Created by the Helics to measure the distances in the Helis System, the Hold has become a standard unit of measurement for the civilized Basilicus Prime Galaxy. Although a bit inadequate for describing major deep space distances, it is still commonly used to do so, however the Interstellar Coordinate System (ISCS) is gaining popularity in that regard. It is most useful when describing interplanetary distances and smaller deep space transitory routes. Smaller distances are generally measured using pars.

The term "hold" is a phonetic translation of a non-literary Helic word meaning "star distance" (see Helic Language). The word's roots are very ancient so its beginnings are unknown.

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