Csi+46-20087 (NGC 6884 Nebula) [#79759151898]


This system is located at: -2457.3125 / 309 / 340.96875

Galactic coordinates: R: 2 500,025 / l: 82,100 / b: 7,100
Equatorial coordinates: Right ascension: 20h 10m 15,267s / Declination: 46° 26'5,344''

Habitable zone:
Metal-rich body (10 to 143 181 ls), Earth-like world (2 253 970 to 3 380 539 ls), Water world (1 848 251 to 7 157 947 ls), Ammonia world (4 676 523 to 12 725 239 ls), Terraformable (1 755 564 to 3 502 902 ls)

Estimated value: 99 496 cr

Traffic report

This system was visited for the first time on EDSM by Allitnil.

It was named by the Galactic Mapping Project with the name of: NGC 6884 Nebula

522 ships passed through Csi+46-20087 space, including 1 ship in the last 7 days.

0 ship passed through Csi+46-20087 space in the last 24 hours.

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NGC 6884 (also known as NGC 6766) is a small planetary nebula surrounding a Wolf-Rayet star. The nebula is a vivid green hue, which makes for an excellent contrast against the blue-violet of the host star. The star appears to have shed most of its mass, currently only having 0.76 solar masses. The WN5 spectral type indicates this star was once an O-class star with between 20 and 45 solar masses. There are currently four metal-rich worlds orbiting the star, of which the final is suitable for starship landing.

The nebula's discovery has a curious history. It was independently discovered twice: First by Edward Pickering on May 8, 1883; and again by Ralph Copeland on Sep 20, 1884. Pickering provided the wrong sky coordinates for the object, and these were published in the New General Catalog. Due to this error NGC 6766 was considered "lost" for more than a century, when astronomer Dave Riddle uncovered the error and realized it was the same object as NGC 6884.

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