This system is located at:
R: 10,000.028 / l: 150.603 / b: -0.943
Right ascension: 4h 3m 20.745s / Declination: 51° 18'53.078''
Metal-rich body (21 to 24,863 ls), Earth-like world (391,399 to 587,027 ls), Water world (320,947 to 1,242,969 ls), Ammonia world (812,073 to 2,209,722 ls), Terraformable (304,851 to 608,275 ls)
This system was visited for the first time on EDSM by El-Thorgrin on Apr 13, 2016, 1:08:19 AM.
It was named by the Galactic Mapping Project with the name of: NGC 1491
176 ships passed through BD+50 886 space, including 6 ships in the last 7 days.
1 ship passed through BD+50 886 space in the last 24 hours.
Diamondback Explorer - 1
NGC 1491 (also designated SH2-206 and LBN 704) is a bright pinkish emission nebula and HII region, located on the edge of a vast cloud region of neutral gas, about 10,700 light-years away in the Formidine Rift.
The blue 11.22 magnitude star, BD +50 ° 886, is illuminating the nebula while its strong stellar wind is “blowing” a bubble in the gas that immediately surrounds it. The intense radiation from the star is also eroding the gas clouds surrounding it.
The entire nebula is quite irregular with a subtle bite cut out of the nebulosity from the east side that creates a darker hollow, and a high surface brightness region preceding the star. A faint, elongated haze extends from this patch to the northeast past the star giving an elongated appearance.