VV Cephei [#639280096425]


This system is located at: -2348.34375 / 304.71875 / -637.6875

Galactic coordinates: R: 2,452.390 / l: 105.192 / b: 7.138
Equatorial coordinates: Right ascension: 21h 58m 4.101s / Declination: 63° 51'53.803''

Habitable zone:
Metal-rich body (738 to 2,102 ls), Earth-like world (33,085 to 49,621 ls), Water world (27,129 to 105,068 ls), Ammonia world (68,644 to 186,787 ls), Terraformable (25,769 to 51,417 ls)

Estimated value: 51,603 cr

Traffic report

This system was visited for the first time on EDSM by Roqinn on Jul 22, 2015, 2:49:08 PM.

371 ships passed through VV Cephei space, including 1 ship in the last 7 days.

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

VV Cephei is a stellar mystery, one star missing an another star greatly changed. In the 20th century astronomers observed VV Cepehi as an eclisping binary pair of a red supergiant and a blue-white dwarf companion star. The pair had one of the longest known eclipsing cycles, lasting over 20 years. Based on data from this pair, the red supergiant was determined to have over 1000 solar radii and making it one of the largest known stars by radii. The only other bodies in this system are three high-metal content worlds.

After the invention of frameshift drive, exploration of the VV Cephei pair stunned astrophysicists. The blue-white companion was entirely absent, and the red supergiant was only 318 solar radii. Did astronomers miss a cataclysmic event, or had their observations been wrong for so long? Theories are being hastily reviewed.

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