Pi Puppis (Pi Puppis Cluster (NGC 2451a)) [#85127467674]


This system is located at: 741.09375 / -154.09375 / -280.78125

Galactic coordinates: R: 807.343 / l: 249.250 / b: -11.003
Equatorial coordinates: Right ascension: 7h 18m 53.978s / Declination: -37° 11'20.672''

Habitable zone:
Metal-rich body (324 to 2,090 ls), Earth-like world (32,900 to 49,343 ls), Water world (26,978 to 104,480 ls), Ammonia world (68,260 to 185,741 ls), Terraformable (25,625 to 51,129 ls)

Estimated value: 71,463 cr

Traffic report

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

It was named by the Galactic Mapping Project with the name of: Pi Puppis Cluster (NGC 2451a)

208 ships passed through Pi Puppis space, including 4 ships in the last 7 days.

0 ship passed through Pi Puppis space in the last 24 hours.

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NGC 2451 is an open cluster in the Puppis constellation, probably discovered by Giovanni Battista Hodierna before 1654 and John Herschel in 1835. It was later postulated that this was actually two open clusters that lie along the same line of sight. This was subsequently confirmed in the late 20th century. The respective clusters are labeled NGC 2451 A and NGC 2451 B, and they are located at distances of 600 and 1,200 light-years, respectively.

The cluster's central star Pi Puppis is a red supergiant in its dying days. It has nearly 140 Solar radii but only 0.5 masses that of Sol, making it nothing more than a huge spherical cloud of gas. Several landable planets provide heavier elements as well as stunning views of the dying star.