Horsehead Dark Region IR-V c2-0 (The Horsehead Nebula) [#84925944274]
This system is located at:
R: 1,504.918 / l: 206.964 / b: -16.352
Right ascension: 5h 42m 29.974s / Declination: -2° 16'8.017''
This system was visited for the first time on EDSM by Corbin Moran on 4 Dec 2014 21:41:58.
It was named by the Galactic Mapping Project with the name of: The Horsehead Nebula
37 ships passed through Horsehead Dark Region IR-V c2-0 space, including 0 ship in the last 7 days.
0 ship passed through Horsehead Dark Region IR-V c2-0 space in the last 24 hours.
The Horsehead Nebula is a dark nebula in the constellation Orion. When viewed from Earth the nebula is located just to the south of the star Alnitak, which is farthest east on Orion's Belt. It was first recorded in 1888 by Scottish astronomer Williamina Fleming.
The Horsehead Nebula is approximately 1500 light years from Earth. It is one of the most identifiable nebulae because of the shape of its swirling cloud of dark dust and gases, which bears some resemblance to a horse's head when viewed from Earth. The heavy concentrations of dust in the Horsehead Nebula region is highly localized, resulting in alternating sections of nearly complete opacity and transparency. The red or pinkish glow originates from hydrogen gas ionized by the nearby stars (Source).
Exlorers travelling this region has reported on mysterious fluctuating behavior from their nav-computers, at times restricting entry into several systems within the nebula but at other times allowing it. This was first reported as early as november 3300 (source).