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NGC 1491 nebula

Created: 2022-06-01 13:28:33 Last Edited: 2022-06-01 13:42:32
  Submitted by: CMDR Marx
Star System:NGC 1491 Sector EB-X c1-3
Coordinates:-4909.25 / -175.344 / -8708.53
Sol Distance: 9,998.5 ly
Region:Formidine Rift


The southernmost nebula, at the edge of the Formidine Rift.


The NGC 1491 nebula is the southernmost one in the galaxy, and close to the northern edge of the Formidine Rift region. It's in a place that's somewhat sparse in stars, as it's near the edge of an area between the two galactic arms. Because of this, and also because the nebula is relatively small, there aren't many stars to be found neither inside nor around it. Still, there are enough to get some nice views.

In addition, the center star (BD +50 °886) can serve as a guiding light from many systems away: there are no other class O stars like this for thousands of light-years.

Image credit: GMP

ID64 Address:900231728130
EDSM ID:2153437

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 POI Name  Distance  Rating   System 
[GMP] NGC 1491  11.22  N/A  BD+50 886 
[GMP] Three Angels of Death  1,953.57  N/A  Phrio Hypue AA‑A h0 
[GMP] Oceanus Coelis  2,323.23  N/A  Myoidee YK‑P d5‑6 
[GMP] Maia's Jewell  2,353.13  N/A  Schee Hypa KN‑S e4‑0 
[GMP] Crippen’s Basin  2,561.51  N/A  Eafots PA‑A d0 
[GMP] Lumina Caelum  2,643.59  N/A  Hypoae Aescs AA‑A h0 
[GMP] Vacuus Depot I  2,669.16  N/A  Dryi Aim HO‑X c15‑0 
[GMP] The Brothers  2,855.09  N/A  Dryi Aim LD‑E b39‑0 
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Revision History:

 Edited By  Edited Date 
 CMDR Marx   2022-06-01 13:42:32 
 CMDR Marx   2022-06-01 13:28:33 
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