BD+22 3878 (Dumbbell Nebula) [#10276030883]

Coordinates

This system is located at: -958.21875 / -71 / 535.5

Galactic coordinates: R: 1,099.993 / l: 60.801 / b: -3.701
Equatorial coordinates: Right ascension: 19h 59m 32.650s / Declination: 22° 41'21.378''


Habitable zone:
Metal-rich body (3 to 70 ls), Earth-like world (1,110 to 1,664 ls), Water world (910 to 3,524 ls), Ammonia world (2,302 to 6,265 ls), Terraformable (864 to 1,725 ls)

Estimated value: 320,281 cr

Traffic report

This system was visited for the first time on EDSM by Annwn on Nov 28, 2014, 5:56:19 AM.

It was named by the Galactic Mapping Project with the name of: Dumbbell Nebula

1183 ships passed through BD+22 3878 space, including 1 ship in the last 7 days.

0 ship passed through BD+22 3878 space in the last 24 hours.

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The Dumbell Nebula (also called M27 and NGC 6853) was the first planetary nebula to be discovered. On June 12 of 1764 old Earth date, noted astronomer Charles Messier wrote: 'Nebula without star, discovered in Vulpecula, between the two forepaws, & very near the star 14 of that constellation, of 5th magnitude according to [John] Flamsteed; one can see it well with an ordinary telescope of 3.5-foot; it appears of oval shape, & it contains no star'.

Later astronomers identified a white dwarf object at the center of the nebula, consistent with the formation of these nebula, in which late-life giant stars expel much of their mass before leaving a white dwarf. Strangely, the most recent survey in 3303 found a main-sequence A5 star at the center of the nebula. How this object came to be present is unknown.

Astrophotography and description courtesy of Ibanix.


Tranquility’s Stop maintains a tourist installation in orbit of BD+22 3878 5, a water world within the Dumbbell Nebula. The site contains a Navigation Beacon, which will give you the data for the local system, and a number of tourist ships. Two Satellites giving Engineer Data are adjacent to the facility.

Reference: Canonn Research

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