GM Cephei (Elephant's Trunk Mine / Elephant's Trunk Nebula) [#9923758395]

System information












Controlling faction:

The Liberty Party


This system is located at: -2660.96875 / 180.15625 / -433.15625

Galactic coordinates: R: 2,702.006 / l: 99.246 / b: 3.823
Equatorial coordinates: Right ascension: 21h 38m 17.538s / Declination: 57° 31'21.339''

Reserve level: Pristine

Habitable zone:
Metal-rich body (3 to 48 ls), Earth-like world (758 to 1,137 ls), Water world (622 to 2,408 ls), Ammonia world (1,574 to 4,282 ls), Terraformable (591 to 1,179 ls)

Estimated value: 30,459 cr

In this system you can find all the materials for FSD Injections. This is a GREEN system.
Traffic report

This system was visited for the first time on EDSM by Starlancer.

It was named by the Galactic Mapping Project with the name of: Elephant's Trunk Mine / Elephant's Trunk Nebula

2161 ships passed through GM Cephei space, including 0 ship in the last 7 days.

0 ship passed through GM Cephei space in the last 24 hours.

Minor factions
The Liberty Party (Investment) 84.800 %
The Mapas Dynasty (Civil unrest) 15.200 %

The Elephant's Trunk Mine is an asteroid base situated within the inner rings of a gas giant. The occupants of the station, the Mapas Dynasty, value their isolation: the station is 2,700 ly away from civilization. In addition to mining, which can be done literally next to the station (as long as Commanders stay out of the no-fire zone!), the base sees plenty of traffic from tourists as well. Interested Commanders can hire on not just people who want to head farther out into the galaxy, but also those who wish to head back to the inhabited worlds.

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Astrophotography by Marx


One of the most iconic nebulae in astronomy, the Elephant's Trunk nebula is a concentration of interstellar gas and dust within the much larger ionized gas region IC 1396. It is located in the constellation Cepheus and about 2,400 light years away from Sol. What gives the Trunk its striking appearance is the colourplay between the illuminated patches of interstellar dust and gas and the relatively dark areas in between. These dark areas are thought to be small voids where massive bright stars eroded away all the surrounding gas and thus left a 'hole' or a 'rift' in the complex.

The Elephant's Trunk is one of the most heavily surveyed areas of star formation. Exploration is still ongoing, and as of April 3303 a small asteroid base has been set up in the vicinity to facilitate access to the area.

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