Cl Pismis 2 (NGC 6357) [#19366095]


This system is located at: 963.65625 / 142.0625 / 8081.5

Galactic coordinates: R: 8,139.991 / l: 353.200 / b: 1.000
Equatorial coordinates: Right ascension: 17h 24m 23.493s / Declination: -34° 6'48.112''

Habitable zone:
Metal-rich body (28 to 43,510 ls), Earth-like world (684,941 to 1,027,285 ls), Water world (561,650 to 2,175,171 ls), Ammonia world (1,421,111 to 3,866,971 ls), Terraformable (533,484 to 1,064,469 ls)

Estimated value: 73,898 cr

Traffic report

This system was visited for the first time on EDSM by Otis B. Driftwood.

It was named by the Galactic Mapping Project with the name of: NGC 6357

574 ships passed through Cl Pismis 2 space, including 1 ship in the last 7 days.

0 ship passed through Cl Pismis 2 space in the last 24 hours.

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Also known as the Lobster Nebula, NGC 6357 is a highly distinctive nebula situated on the near edge of the Norma arm. Due to its prominence, NGC 6357 acts as a navigational marker for explorers heading to the galactic core regions.

The nebula contains open cluster Pismis 24, which contains a score of huge class O stars. CL Pismis 24 1, once believed to be a single star of over 300 stellar masses, was later found to be a binary pair of O class stars (Pismis 24-1NE and Pismis 24-1SW), both of which are still among the most massive main sequence stars known.

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