IC 4604 Sector FB-X c1-17 (Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex (IC 4603/4604)) [#4756911330114]
This system is located at:
R: 602.417 / l: 353.959 / b: 17.678
Right ascension: 16h 26m 21.558s / Declination: -23° 15'25.862''
Metal-rich body (2 to 19 ls), Earth-like world (304 to 456 ls), Water world (249 to 965 ls), Ammonia world (630 to 1,716 ls), Terraformable (237 to 472 ls)
This system was visited for the first time on EDSM by Tetsuo Kei.
It was named by the Galactic Mapping Project with the name of: Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex (IC 4603/4604)
593 ships passed through IC 4604 Sector FB-X c1-17 space, including 2 ships in the last 7 days.
0 ship passed through IC 4604 Sector FB-X c1-17 space in the last 24 hours.
The Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex consists of two nebula: The dark absorption Rho Ophiuchi Nebula (IC 4603), and the small reflection Rho Ophiuchus Nebula (IC 4604). These may also be considered part of The Great Rift. The complex is one the closest star-forming regions to Sol, with an estimated 3000 solar masses of material.
The reflection nebula has vivid red hues, and no stars currently inside the nebula proper. The dark nebula is only a few light years across and has no internal bodies. The nebula complex is illuminated by the triple star system 5 Rho Ophiuchi.
In the reference picture, the absorption nebula can be seen as the small dark area in the upper left of the gas cloud.