Distant Worlds 2 – Day 38 – Journey to Way Point 6

DW2 – 3305

Reporting from Dryau Ausms KG-Y e3390
Distance from Sol – 21074.55lys
Distance to Beagle Point – 44319.6lys
Distance travelled – 85020.0lys
Jumps – 1372

I made some rather rash decisions this week with regard to visiting the PoIs. I was going to use Neutron Star boosts and I learnt a few things about how I explore. Firstly it really does significantly cut down on jumps, secondly I’m easily distracted after about 10 jumps and lose concentration and finally don’t lose concentration and smack into a Neutron Star. I was lucky this time and safe in the knowledge that we have one last station to visit once we have built it of course for a repair before we turn away from the core to head to Beagle Point but it has been a solid reminder that each jump comes with a risk which though apathy or carelessness could end this journey in seconds.

Lessons aside I have however visited some lovely places starting with Jade Ghost Stella Remnant.

Jade Ghost Stellar Remnant
Byoi Ain WE-R e4-913

Bluey-green stellar remnant when viewed from outside, but in the system we see nothing but a beautiful green hue surrounding a black hole. Located only 213 light years from Polo Harbour deep space outpost, this small nebula is an ideal place to visit for travellers on the Colonia Connection, or travelling towards the core.
The close proximity to the dark Venetian Nebula makes for some remarkable lensing effects
Reference:
GMP submission
Additional images
Just one Black hole at a time!

From there and moving up above the galactic plane to a new Poi discovered during DW2. Ebony and Ivory was a treat and all credit goes to CMDR Chalfantkr.

Ebony and Ivory
Byaa Airm JM-W f1-744

Located 2000 LYs above the border of Inner Scutum-Centaurus Arm and Norma Arm, this Black Hole main sequence star was discovered during the Distant Worlds 2 Expedition by CMDR Chalfantkr.
The entry point of this can be hazardous as its possible to hypercruise through one of the neutron jets when exiting the hyperspace sequence – explorers beware!
The main sequence Black Hole is closely orbited by a DAO White Dwarf star 2 light-seconds away. As this Black Hole orbits the White dwarf its slowly sipping life with each orbit.
Reference: Link

A few jumps away was the first major stop which was really the point I decided to start neutron jumping which took me quickly toward Ocularis Coelum.

Phiaanor
Dryao Aoscs FW-W e1-5865

Blue planetary nebula, with a neutron star and a ringed water world.
Ocularis Coelums Black Hole

I just loved this system and the views were spectacular.

Ocularis Coelum
Mylaifa AA-A h786

Ringed G-class star discovered during a sector survey by the SHEPARD mission. Its golden radiance coupled with the massive 30,000,000km ring system gives it an angelic presence in an otherwise dark and dismal black hole system.
Links:
Galactic Mapping Project
S.H.E.P.A.R.D Mission

Next stop was the Gardens of Shangri-La. This was my first experience with lightening clouds and they didn’t disappoint, I spent a significant time taking photos for the album but when I started to lose shields it was time to leave and move on towards WP6.

Gardens of Shangri-La
Dryoea Flyi II-S e4-6870

This planetary nebula has a lava planet with an earth-like moon! Also some Notable Stella Phenomena giving an impressive light show.

Much of the rest of the journey was full of beautiful Nebula of all different colours, sizes and formation.

The Gloaming
Eoch Pri FB-W e2-5646

Small but very beautiful nebula surrounding a neutron star, the colours of which resemble late evening (gloaming) skies on humanity’s origin world, Earth.
Reference: Link
Fosforon
Leamiae LS-T e3-3317

Blue Planetary nebula situated on the ‘north-western’ edge of the Near 3KPC Arm. The system is quite unremarkable – containing just a Black Hole and small T Class Dwarf star, but the expanding blue gas clouds provides a colorful view from neighboring star systems.
Not the best shot I know!

Fleur-de-Lis Nebula
Dryaa Pruae BG-X d1-1087

Medium-small nebula, resembling the Fleur-de-Lis symbol from ancient Earth heraldry.
Reference: Link
Pink Flame Nebula
Eok Pruae RO-R e4-2481

A pink/purple supernova remnant containing a neutron star and its extensive planetary system, and a distant A V companion with its own large planetary system (source).
The ‘Neutron’ Nebula
Dryaa Pruae GG-Y e5180

Galactic Core region nebula that is embedded deep within the southern Galactic Neutron Fields, approx. 500 LYs below the galactic plane.

Cloverfield Planetary Nebula
GEok Pruae PI-S e4-2295

A black hole system surrounded by a glowing blue ejecta cloud.

The journey was fairly uneventful other than my neutron crash but it was nice to arrive in the Dryau Awsomes. This is a crazy system and after a brief attempt to land on the planet I decided it was rather to risky so I’m now hanging about the system. Having reach WP 6 so soon it will be nice to just spend a more leisurely look around the nearby stars, chat to some cmdrs and to take in the atmosphere.

The Dryau Awesomes
Dryau Ausms KG-Y e3390

Absolute madness of a system from a topology standpoint. The black hole drop star is in tight binary with a white dwarf, which itself has a gas giant orbiting fully inside it’s exclusion zone and passing through the cones with a period of 14 minutes. Less than 20ls away lies a binary of a huge waterworld and a ringed gas giant, the latter of which has 2 volcanic moons skimming the very edge of the rings on slightly inclined orbits. The views offered from the surface of the landable moons is unlike anything seen elsewhere in the galaxy, and all objects in the inner system have extremely short orbital periods creating a dynamically changing view in the sky. Absolute must visit for anyone in the area.
Reference: Link

Before I sign off this post I thought I would share a few snaps which mainly go to twitter which I have taken along the way as it seems a shame not too.

Fly safe commanders.

Cmdr Chuffa

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