Distant Worlds 2 – Day 69 – Journey to Way Point 8

DW2 – 3305

Reporting from Swoals IL-Y e0 (Goliath’s Rest)
Distance from Sol – 32600.32lys
Distance to Beagle Point – 33187.7lys
Distance travelled – 132390.7lys
Jumps – 1906

Unfortunately this week time is of the essence so a slightly less descriptive post than usual, having helped with the CG which was a resounding success as well as travelling up to Altum Sagittari Prime for a quick look I was somewhat relieved to be leaving Explorers Anchorage. The route this week has taken us on a journey via Nebula and Black Holes to Earth Like worlds and Planets with Canyons. Hopefully the pictures speak for themselves but the journey is now in my mind just beginning.

Fly Safe Cmdrs o7

Hengist Nebula
Juenae OX-U e2-8852

A planetary nebula found deep in the core, the Hengist nebula was named after the late Emperor Hengist Duval, who was assassinated a few days after this system was discovered. A terraformable water world orbits the secondary class G star: while it could have been classified as an Earth-like planet, the presence of large amounts of water vapour has heated its atmosphere well above what’s considered breathable (source).
Phua Aub Archer Beta – Phua Aub VY-S e3-3899
Phua Aub Archer Epsilon – Phua Aub MX-U e2-7396
Phua Aub Archer Kappa – Phua Aub SJ-R e4-8234

GRS 1739-278

GRS 1739-278 is an low-intermediate mass black hole, located in the Galactic Bar.
The system was first described by old-Earth astronomers in the year 1996, having detected emissions of X-rays and gamma rays. At this time, observations of compact objects were still in their infancy, however it was correctly theorized that this system was home to a large black hole.
In 3304, the system has now been found to be composed of a black hole at 115 solar masses, and two young stars of class Ae/Be and T-Tauri in a relatively close 10AU orbit. Five terrestrial, atmospheric planets are present in the system, however due to their young age and energetic, unstable conditions, life is highly unlikely to exist here.
Reference: Link

Karkina Nebula
GEok Bluae GX-K d8-1521

The Karkina Nebula is a small red, black and green nebula in the Galactic Bar, about 1000ly north of Sagittarius A*, and about 1000ly below the galactic plane. It is part of a population of unusual small nebulae in the core that have not formed any stars, and thus cannot be entered with current FSDs. However, the star density in the surrounding area is high enough for an excellent naked-eye view.
Exploration has showed nearby system EOK BLUAE GX-K D8-7721 to be a prime candidate for future habitation, containing an Earth-like world with an airless moon, around a stable class F star. Materials that can be prospected on this moon are Chromium, Germanium, Zirconium, Cadmium, Niobium and Technetium.
When observed from this system, the nebula resembles a ribcage seen face on. The left lung appears to have been filled or destroyed by a large, black mass, and a sickly green colour appears to be spreading throughout the rest.
Reference: Link

G2 Dust Cloud
G2 Dust Cloud Sector JH-V c2-2851

The G2 Dust Cloud is the remnant of an event observed in the 21st century, during which what was then suspected to be a gas cloud encountered Sagittarius A*. Since the event actually happened 26,000 years ago, by today the cloud has gone quite a distance away from the centre. Explorers who visit it will find a small and faint nebula, which can be observed by the naked eye from only within 80 ly. However, from up close, the nebula colours the bright light of the galactic core crimson red, which can make for some unique sights.

Links:
Galactic Mapping Project
G2 Dust Cloud

Crown Of Ice
Phipoea WK-E d12-1374

Orbiting a ringed Gas Giant, this is a rocky ice moon with some truly extreme geography. The northern polar cap is a mountain range somewhere in the neighborhood of 50Km in height…with canyons that can exceed 20Km in depth

Stairway To Heaven
Dryau Chrea DB-F d11-3866

Ringed Earth-like World in a trinary orbit with 2 gas giants. The ELW has a landable rocky moon in orbit (513 km radius). Located in the Perseus Stem, with beautiful views of the core. Metal rich ring for mining, also contains a lot of Gas giants.
Dark Eye Nebula
Rothaei SI-B e2047

A dark planetary nebula obscuring the bright star field behind. Cut across with a blue-purple cats iris that makes the whole nebula look like a photo negative of a cats eye. This system was named by the Mobius Exploration Corps.
Reference: Link
Black Giants Nebula
Eorl Broae EB-O e6-1507

Planetary nebula with black hole in the middle, as a result there is no light apart from nebula itself, the two gas giants look incredible, well worth a visit. Being there you can stop on icy 2 B A where at coordinates -23.57 24.21 you can find a site with water geysers.
Inside Eorl Broae EB-O e6-1507

Lyaisae Juliet Nebula Cluster
GLyaisae HA-A e3363

Planetary nebula cluster:
Lyaisae Juliet Alpha – Lyaisae HA-A e3363
Planetary nebula with a black hole core.
Braisio Juliet Nebula Cluster
Braisio FG-X e1-7585

Planetary nebula with a black hole core.
Link

Breakthrough Echoes
GRhuedgie KN-T e3-721

Discovered during the Perseus Survey, a gas giant of this system has three moons which are all ELWs, also one of them is ringed. And, the icing on the cake, this is a GREEN system.
Goliath’s Rest
Swoals IL-Y e0

Located 2,850 light years above the galactic plane, on the fringe of intergalactic space, is a large red giant Carbon Star with a sole landable planet in its close proximity. The orbit of the metal-rich planet is perpendicular to the distant galactic dust and stars, serving as a perfect backdrop for intense light with the Carbon Star in the foreground.
In the distance one can no longer discern distinctive stars, but rather, the galaxy appears as a luminescent haze of glowing light and fire. In the foreground rest a Goliath C-N Carbon Star 29 times the radius of the sun.
With its primary Neutron Star, this system serves as a distant point of departure for those trying to reach 3,000ly above the galactic plane.
Nearby are multiple black holes and Neutron Stars reachable only with jumponium at the upper limits of the galactic ceiling.
Goliath’s Rest was discovered by CMDR Parabolus during the SHEPARD Expedition of 3303.
Links:
Galactic Mapping Project
S.H.E.P.A.R.D Mission

During the Distant Worlds 3305 Expedition, Goliath’s Rest acted as Waypoint 8.
Basecamp: “Hades Edge”
Swoals IL-Y e0
Planet/Moon : B 1
Base Camp Surface Coordinates : 59.5882 / -55.9190
Radius (KM) : 4,183 KM
Surface Gravity : 1.41 (Gravity Warning)
Geological Activity : None

Cmdr Chuffa

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