Xeno Research Group
This system is located at:
R: 891.170 / l: 206.607 / b: -25.633
Right ascension: 5h 8m 50.109s / Declination: -6° 14'59.763''
Metal-rich body (4 to 116 ls), Earth-like world (1,820 to 2,730 ls), Water world (1,492 to 5,780 ls), Ammonia world (3,776 to 10,276 ls), Terraformable (1,418 to 2,829 ls)
This system was visited for the first time on EDSM by Pliers.
It was named by the Galactic Mapping Project with the name of: Witch Head Science Centre / Archived: HIP 23759 Geysers / Witch Head Nebula / Barnacle Sites - Witch Head Nebula
3503 ships passed through HIP 23759 space, including 20 ships in the last 7 days.
3 ships passed through HIP 23759 space in the last 24 hours.
Asp Explorer - 2
Krait Phantom - 1
Astrophotography by Mienamoo
Asteroid base constructed in 3303 by the Xeno Research Group.
A field of quite active silicate vapour geysers offering a good view of the Witch Head Nebula and Barnard's Loop.
Witch Head Nebula is named for it's appearance (from Sol) to the legends of evil women with magic powers. The blue-brown nebula is roughly 25 Ly by 25 Ly by 40 Ly and sits 900 Ly from Sol. Reference system HIP 23759 is located directly above the nebula, providing good views.
Witch Head Nebula was the site of interest in 3302, when alien 'barnacles' were discovered among systems near the nebula, similar to discoveries in the Pleiades and California Nebula.
Astrophotography and description courtesy of ibanix.