Distant Worlds 2 – Day 84 – Journey to Way Point 10

DW2 – 3305

Reporting from Bleethuae NI-B d674
Distance from Sol – 37363.53lys
Distance to Beagle Point – 27940.2lys
Distance travelled – 155745.5lys
Jumps – 2115

Having had to rush the last few weeks given IRL and the required distance it’s been really nice to have a more casual approach this week. As we have cruised through the Izanami region there have been many discoveries given the shear weight of commanders flying through the area. It is however noticeable now that many have decided to turn around or are starting to lag behind. A cursory look at EDSM shows that by Sunday morning those syncing their data only 15.84% had made it of the original starting volumes.

Not having joined the DW1 expedition I told this was similar then and maybe only 10% made it to Beagle Point, I’m not going to lie the endless jumping takes its toll and thoughts of retirement when I was near the core were never too far but like any challenge there has to be an element of true grit and determination to get over the finish line.

With that in mind this week’s leg I believe is going to be the longest to date and around 14klys between way points. We have been asked by the GMP (Galactic Mapping Project) to survey the area which may turn up some new interesting discoveries and with this legs time frame set at 2 weeks gives a less rushed feel.

I’ll let this weeks pictures and descriptions speak for themselves but we’re not far now and you can almost feel the collective tension of commanders readying themselves for Beagle Point

Fly Safe! o7

Undine Haven
Phroi Bluae LS-B d13-744

Consisting of a neutron primary star, and two secondary stars, this system is a true aquatic haven. The further of the secondary stars, at a distance of about 28kls, is orbited by no less than six water worlds, all of which are terraforming candidates, as is the high metal content world that shares the same star, making it a high value source of scan data. The term “Undine” refers to mythological water spirits, and first appears in the alchemical writings of Paracelsus.
Reference: Link
The Briar Patch Nebula
Hypuae Briae BV-Y e3851

A lone neutron star inside a nebula that has an eerie feel to it as it is the only star inside the nebula.
The Zinnia Haze
Hypuae Briae LC-U e3-152

A small planetary nebula located more than 1,000 LYs above the galactic plane, with a Neutron Star as its primary stellar object.
Hydrangea Nebula
GHyuqeae MT-Q e5-4335

This small nebula stands out against the pale background of the Galactic Core regions with bright red, orange and green colours in a spherical cloud, giving it a very floral appearance, hence the name
At the centre can be found the neutron star that remains from the supernova that created the nebula, along with its distant companion and a collection of planets with mostly airless moons.
Magnus Nebula
Hypuae Briae YQ-Z c28-339

Magnus Nebula is a large vivid purple nebula along the inner Perseus Arm near the galactic core. At 36,000 LYs from Sol, this is possibly one of the largest nebulae so far discovered on the far side of the galactic core. Magnus contains several thousand star systems, including 2 Neutron Stars and 3 K-Class Giants, and is situated just 750 LYs outside the mysterious borders of the Bleia Permit Zone.
Links:
Galactic Mapping Project
‘SHEPARD Chronicles’ entry on Magnus Nebula
Infinite Bonds
Hypuae Briae YF-E d12-2760

A system that contains a binary pair of earth likes, only 0.25 ls apart from each other. With its purple colors, the nearby nebula in the background, makes the earth like worlds look truly stunning!
Neighbouring Necklaces
Vegnoae BK-R d4-1105

Vegnoae BK-R d4-1105 A 1
Vegnoae BK-R d4-1105 A 2

The innermost two planets of the primary star in Vegnoae BK-R d4-1105 are in a binary configuration with such a tight orbit that their ring systems almost touch. The contrast between these two worlds and their necklaces of rings is also remarkable: planet A1 is an airless world with rocky rings, bronze next to the silver metal-rich rings of planet A2 which is a lava world.
The Neighbouring Necklaces were discovered during the Aronnax Expedition of 3303.
Eos Nebula
Vegnoae WE-R e4-9257

Just like Eos, the greek goddess of dawn, this small planetary nebula shines in bright, yet calming rosy colours. Located at the heart of the nebula is a single neutron star, orbited by four HMC worlds, three of which are terraforming candidates.
Just 480 LYs away from the inaccessible Bleia Nebula and 1300 LYs from the Morphenniel Nebula, Eos serves as a resting place for weary explorers before they make their way away from the galactic core into the outer rim of the far side of the galaxy.
Reference: Link
Morphenniel Nebula
Bleethuae NI-B d674

Situated just 1,000 LYs from the off-limits Bleia Nebula, Morphenniel is the closest visitable nebula to this mysterious sector or space.
This nebula has a bright orange-white tip that falls away to darker orange and red colours, which from some angles resembles the tail-fire of a rocket, hence the name.
It is fairly small, being about 40 x 30 x 30 LY but occupies an interesting location. It is located 670 LYs below the Galactic Plane and 2000 LYs from the Magnus Nebula visited by the Distant Worlds Expedition (Waypoint 17).
It has few hot stars, most being cooler K and M types – the system closest to the centre is a Y dwarf circled by icy worlds devoid of any atmosphere but illuminated by the deep red colours of the nebula itself.

The nebula reference star system has a small biologically and geologically active Trojan Moon (Planet/Moon : 2 D A) with striking surface features, one being a double impact crater shrouded in a thin haze and surrounded by large mountain ranges. The crater is located at: -27.10/-142.00 (150 KMs along bearing 270 from BioSite #1).

‘Mors Pit’

Basecamp: (150 KM from “Mors Pit” impact crater)
Bleethuae NI-B D674
Planet/Moon : 2 D A
Base Camp Surface Coordinates : -28.177 / -117.98 (BioSite #1)
Radius (KM) : 424
Surface Gravity : 0.05
Geological Activity : Silicate Vapour Geysers

Cmdr Chuffa

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