GCRV 715 (Blue Planetary Nebula) [#91436160114]


This system is located at: 4527.25 / 409.6875 / 2082.28125

Galactic coordinates: R: 4,999.973 / l: 294.700 / b: 4.700
Equatorial coordinates: Right ascension: 11h 50m 21.364s / Declination: -57° 11'32.179''

Habitable zone:
Metal-rich body (16 to 138,198 ls), Earth-like world (2,175,516 to 3,262,873 ls), Water world (1,783,919 to 6,908,800 ls), Ammonia world (4,513,747 to 12,282,311 ls), Terraformable (1,694,458 to 3,380,976 ls)

Estimated value: 1,211 cr

Traffic report

This system was visited for the first time on EDSM by Odegard on May 23, 2015, 10:55:18 PM.

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

245 ships passed through GCRV 715 space, including 0 ship in the last 7 days.

0 ship passed through GCRV 715 space in the last 24 hours.

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Also known as NGC 3918, the Blue Planetary Nebula was observed on old Earth by famous astronomer John Herschel. The nebula is the product of a Wolf-Rayet class star which is rapidly blowing away its' outer layers. The WR-class star now has only 60% of the mass of Sol, but 6.9 times the radius. Due to the fusion of heavy elements this body has a surface temperature over 145,000 K and emits tremendous amounts of ultraviolet light. It is the excitement of the gas by the ultraviolet radiation which causes the nebula to shine (source).