HIP 23759 (Witch Head Science Centre / HIP 23759 Geysers / Witch Head Nebula / Barnacle Sites - Witch Head Nebula) [#21364]

System information





Controlling faction:

Xeno Research Group









That system is located at: 359.84375 / -385.53125 / -718.375

Galactic coordinates: R: 891.170 / l: 206.607 / b: -25.633
Equatorial coordinates: Right ascension: 5h 8m 50.109s / Declination: -6° 14'59.763''

Reserve level: Pristine

Habitable zone:
Metal-rich body (4 to 116 ls), Earth-like world (1,820 to 2,730 ls), Water world (1,492 to 5,780 ls), Ammonia world (3,776 to 10,276 ls), Terraformable (1,418 to 2,829 ls)

Estimated value: 419,172 cr

In this system you can find all the materials for FSD Injections. This is a GREEN system.
Traffic report

That system was first discovered for EDSM by Pliers on 19 Jan 2015 20:32:21.

It was named by the Galactic Mapping Project with the name of: Witch Head Science Centre / HIP 23759 Geysers / Witch Head Nebula / Barnacle Sites - Witch Head Nebula

2010 ships passed through HIP 23759 space, including 7 ships in the last 7 days.

0 ship passed through HIP 23759 space in the last 24 hours.

Minor factions
Xeno Research Group (Boom) 96.700 %
Witch Head Troop (Boom) 3.300 %

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Asteroid base constructed in 3303 by the Xeno Research Group.

Reference: Link

A field of quite active silicate vapour geysers offering a good view of the Witch Head Nebula and Barnard's Loop.

Site 1:

  • Body: 10 A
  • Coordinates +55.953, +87.2818

Site 2:

  • Body: 10 B
  • Coordinates: +28.6383, -83.1943

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Witch Head Nebula is named for it's appearance (from Sol) to the legends of evil women with magic powers. The blue-brown nebula is roughly 25 Ly by 25 Ly by 40 Ly and sits 900 Ly from Sol. Reference system HIP 23759 is located directly above the nebula, providing good views.

Witch Head Nebula was the site of interest in 3302, when alien 'barnacles' were discovered among systems near the nebula, similar to discoveries in the Pleiades and California Nebula.

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Astrophotography and description courtesy of ibanix.

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The last of the three major cluster of alien barnacles to be discovered is centered around the Witch Head Nebula. These barnacles were first discovered on 15th June 3302.