GCRV 4981 (Eskimo Nebula) [#10977431]


This system is located at: 234.625 / 239.21875 / -726.46875

Galactic coordinates: R: 800.020 / l: 197.899 / b: 17.399
Equatorial coordinates: Right ascension: 7h 29m 12.313s / Declination: 20° 53'35.932''

Habitable zone:
Metal-rich body (38 to 154,290 ls), Earth-like world (2,428,835 to 3,642,805 ls), Water world (1,991,640 to 7,713,268 ls), Ammonia world (5,039,333 to 13,712,477 ls), Terraformable (1,891,762 to 3,774,661 ls)

Estimated value: 33,780 cr

Traffic report

This system was visited for the first time on EDSM by Finwen on Jan 25, 2015, 12:53:56 AM.

It was named by the Galactic Mapping Project with the name of: Eskimo Nebula

577 ships passed through GCRV 4981 space, including 2 ships in the last 7 days.

0 ship passed through GCRV 4981 space in the last 24 hours.

The Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392) is a bipolar double-shell planetary nebula. It was discovered by astronomer William Herschel in 1787. He described it as "A star 9th magnitude with a pretty bright middle, nebulosity equally dispersed all around. A very remarkable phenomenon."

The formation resembles a person's head surrounded by a parka hood. It is surrounded by gas that composed the outer layers of a Sun-like star. The visible inner filaments are ejected by a strong wind of particles from the central star. The outer disk contains unusual light-year-long filaments.

The Eskimo Nebula was the destination of one of the early research voyages organized by the First Great Expedition - making it one of the first nebulae to be surveyed by group exploration (source).