sightseeing

Mbutsi 4

Written by  on November 3, 2014

An unusual star type, this Class Y brown dwarf is effectively a Gas Giant with stellar properties rather than a true star. It has a surface temperature of around 378K. It’s also interesting in that it supports a ring system.

Hemsut

Written by  on November 3, 2014

The Hemsut System, populated by a large number of migrant astro physiscists who spend at least 10% of their time studying the interesting orbital mechanics of a tri stellar system and the other 90% undergoing treatment for severe radiation burns. Courageous or foolhardy pilots, it’s hard to tell which, offer their services in wild gravitational thrill rides around the orbits of the three stars.

WD 1207-032

Written by  on November 2, 2014

WD 1207-032 is definitely worth visiting. In the greater Galactic Pill this system stands out as having 11 stellar bodies! It contains 3 blue-white Class B Stars and 8 T-Tauri stars one of which (WS1207-032 AB5)  is spinning very rapidly at about 1 revolution per 3 secs!

 

 

LP 229-17

Written by  on November 1, 2014

For a bit of sightseeing fly on over to the beautiful purple Class M star LP 229-17

Planet Spotting

Written by  on October 26, 2014

Stellar Cartographics Marketing Department in the hope of increasing sales of their range of recently released Discovery Module have launched a new competition open to all commanders, Stellar Cartographics Record Breakers is a new annual events and entries are currently being accepted.This competition has fueled the sport of planet spotting and commanders from across the galaxy have been submitting their findings to the hall of fame.

Commanders of note include:

  • Cmdr Titus Balls
  • Cmdr Monkey D Luffy
  • Cmdr Remosito
  • Cmdr Vikinger
  • Cmdr Silvershadow
  • Cmdr Jhyrryl
  • Cmdr Rodneyhchef
  • Cmdr Ravenov
  • Cmdr C Wusher

Moscab Kutja

Written by  on October 23, 2014

A recent entry in the Stellar Cartographics Record Breakers event, Moscab Kutja currently holds the record for the most stars in a system with 6 stellar objects!

Hyperion 6

Written by  on October 22, 2014

Located in the busy Hyperion system, Hyperion 6 is gorgeous. An icy ring system with an axial tilt is at 90 degrees to the system plane means the rings really light up and space photographers flock to the system.

It’s also a surprisingly thin ring system, so if you’re tired of dodging spacebergs you can get out and head for one of the local bars in a jiffy.

Sightseeing tip: Planetary rings, icy ones especially, are awesome. All you need is to turn your ship’s flight assist off, stop, then give her the tiniest spin, shut the ship down and just enjoy the view.

XI Ursae Majoris

Written by  on October 22, 2014

For one of the largest rings of any planet in the explored galaxy you can do no better than to pay a visit to XI Ursae Majoris AB 2 where the rings extend something like 2.5Ls from the planet itself.

HIP 91906

Written by  on October 19, 2014

The three star system is absolutly massive with 61 known objects, from gas giants to clusters of moons. the system is fiercly independent and what government there is is anarchic. This provides the perfect base for large scale manufacture of narcotics. Sightseers frequently find themselves so spaced out on the ‘HIP juice’ as it’s known locally that they wake up with a third arm and a missing kidney.

For planet spotters, the system holds a number of records in the Stellar Cartographics Record Breakers hall of fame including the title for system with most Gas Giants of which there are 10.

K Camelopardalis

Written by  on October 18, 2014

It’s latin for giraffe. Some fellows known as Romans on old Earth apparently believed Giraffes were the union of a camel and a leopard. Why this star has been named after a Giraffe is another question altogether.

Roman Guy 1: “It’s got a long neck a bit like a camel.”
Roman Guy 2: “It’s got patterns a little like a leopard.”
Both: “It must be a Camelopardalis!

Of more interest to the modern explorer is the presence of an terrestrial ammonia world (K Camelopardalis 3) with ice rings and carbon-ammonia based life.