Lost Souls 2 – Journey’s End

TolaGarf's Junkyard

System name

Kojeara

Distance to waypoint

3,157.8LY

Description

After just over 66k LY, arrival in the Kojeara system marks the official end to the Lost Souls 2 Expedition. On behalf of The Fatherhood, we’d like to thank each and every one of you for joining us on this expedition, and making it such a success!

Journey’s End Party

To mark the end of the expedition, we plan to host a party for all those able to attend. The party will be held on Sunday 15th March, and will be hosted in the vicinity of Tolagarf’s Junkyard. Timings will be announced on the Discord server nearer the way.

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Lost Souls 2 Act 3 – Waypoint 9

Golden Chalice Nebula

Distance to waypoint

2,434.1LY

Description

One side of this nebula is dark and the other has red-green colours that look golden from the right angle, hence the name. To one side of this nebula can be found a dense patch of brown and red dwarf stars but there are enough scoopable stars for it not to present any real hazard.

The Golden Chalice Nebula is immense. Coming in from the direction of Candy Floss and Thunderclap nebulas, the Golden Chalice shows its reddish and green hues. Occasionally, if the lighting angle is right, these colors change to a deep golden yellow. Only two stars in habit this system, roughly 70K Ls apart. While the glare will limit the vista’s of the nebula cloud, great visual of it are garnered by traveling the distance between them.

Expedition Base Camp

The base camp for this waypoint will be Surface signal: Biological [5] on planet ABCD 3 A in the Oephaif QY-S e3-120 system.

POI’s Along the Way

Bonfire Nebula – Like any good bonfire at a festival, this huge nebula can be seen from a very long distance away and provides a spectacular backdrop and a beacon to navigate in the region. Its interior is densely packed with stars and home to a sky full of red and orange colours, with the bright Galactic Core obscured from sight.

The Aquarium – A Planetary Nebula with a Black Hole at its heart, and several planets orbiting an A-class star 147K Ls away. The only remarkable feature is the number of Nebulae visible from here and giving the system the look of being inside an aquarium, hence the name.

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Lost Souls 2 Act 3 – Waypoint 8

Elmo's Highway

System name

Boesky AA-A g89

Distance to waypoint

3,541.3LY

Description

A system containing one Black Hole together with five Neutron Stars. It is a scenic but very hazzardous system to visit due to the risk of damage from multiple Neutron Star tails.

Expedition Base Camp

The base camp for this waypoint will be Surface signal: Geological [12] on planet C4 in the Boesky QO-Z D664 system.

POI’s Along the Way

“Süßes Fräulein” (Stellar Forge) – A huge sector with a very high-number of white, blue-white and blue stars accompanied by uncountable T-Tauri-Stars making it quite a sight for any explorer approaching the Core from the 1st Quadrant regions. The sector is full of habitable worlds and in its upper regions contains many non-sequence-stars. Due to the high value of such stars a survey can prove a lucrative undertaking once the data is sold at Universal Cartographics. Beautiful nebulae can be found within this sector, too.

Arcadian Lights – A small hourglass-shaped planetary nebula that was created after a supernova blast several thousand years ago. The central star collapsed into a neutron star of some 2.1 solar masses and left behind a number of ringed brown dwarfs in more or less stable orbits. The system has no landable planets but the view from close neighbouring star systems is amazing. 

Blue Ink in Pink – A beautiful little nebula with a black hole in its heart. Looking at it from the right angle it looks like a few droplets of blue ink had just been dropped into pink ink and are now blossoming and slowly disipating and mixing with the pink. Frozen in eternity at just the right moment. More surprising is that this little gem lies on the way from Sol to the Colonia domain and was only ever visited by two comanders before.

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Lost Souls 2 Act 3 – Waypoint 7

Plait's Supernova Remnant

Distance to waypoint

3,347.0LY

Description

PSNR is an hourglass shaped supernova remnant, or planetary nebula respectively, glowing intensely in blue and bright green hues. The glow comes from the hard radiation output of the remnant’s central neutron star. The neutron star has an astonishing 2.3 solar masses and is orbited by a number of landable planets. The closest one is nearly 1,500 ls away, though, not enough for scenic tours on its surface. The planetary nebula is named after 21th century astronomer Phil Plait, who contributed heavily to opening up astronomy as a popular science for millions of fans and amateur astronomers. It is unclear, why he was named the ‘Bad Astronomer’, the reason presumably having been lost over the centuries. But as he would have put it: “The name stuck.”

Expedition Base Camp

The base camp for this waypoint will be Surface signal: Geological [38] on planet 3A in the Clookao PY-S B23-1 system.

POI’s Along the Way

Gatehouse Nebula – Positioned directly above an easy crossing point to the Orion-Cygnus Arm from the core regions and 650LY above the Galactic Plane, this large nebula (80 x 110 x 80LY) both marks the crossing point and provides a good view of the approach to the core and the spiral arms beyond. Whether it is watching more the approach from the core or protecting it from foes approaching from the spiral arms is anyone’s guess! It is not devoid of life itself, housing an Ammonia World that requires some determination to reach, being more than half a million LS from the jump-in point (EODGOSLY TL-S C5-3 C5). There is also an Earth-like World just outside the nebula, its ‘Sentry’ in a sense (EODGOSLY BY-O C7-0 C3).

V1343 Aquilae – V1343 Aquilae is a so-called microquasar and consists of a central black hole of appr. 16 solar masses and an orbiting A-type star.

The central black hole (named SS 433) consumes the companion star which rapidly loses mass into an accretion disc formed around the SS 433. The accretion disc is subject to extreme heating as it spirals into the primary and this heating causes the accretion disc to give off intense X-rays and opposing jets of hot hydrogen along the axis of rotation, above and below the plane of the accretion disc.

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Lost Souls 2 Act 3 – Waypoint 6

Precipice

Distance to waypoint

4,766.0LY

Description

Precipice is an eerie place, being located some 1,200 light years below the galactic plane. It consists of no less than four black holes and a number of low mass stars and brown dwarfs, giving the system only the dimmest illumination. The two heaviest black holes are already in a death dance more light seconds away, and they have also pulled in a number of planetary bodies very close to their embrace. The closest planet orbits them very rapidly at a mere four light seconds, although sadly it’s not a landable body.

Expedition Base Camp

The base camp for this waypoint will be Surface signal: Geological [1] on planet D 1 b a. Enjoy the 164kls supercruise!

POI’s Along the Way

Ear of Orion – Smallish blue/grey nebula with black bar, this nebula on the Orion-Cygnus Arm of the Milky Way resembles a giant ear

Chrysanthemum Nebula – Glowing with pink and mauve, this circular nebula resembles a Chrysanthemum when approached from the rim. At approximately 75 LY across, this system encompasses multiple stars, almost entirely class M. At 15,600 LY from Sol, this distant nebula is in a rarely travelled region (source).

Explorer’s Web – Orbiting two black holes and two cool stars, class K and Y, a ringed neutron star extends like a spiders web to catch any unwary explorers. Extending nearly 3 million KM from the neutron star and at 5400 LS away, the massive rocky ring system disappears in the void. Perpindicular to the main stars, travel to this neutron star must be performed with caution as the entire disk is a collision risk. Adding to this, the disk sits in line with the galactic plane, preventing even that dim light from being used to navigate the rocky ring. Explorer beware approaching this neutron star!

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Lost Souls 2 Act 3 – Waypoint 5

Deep Sea Nebula

Distance to waypoint

3,613.7LY

Description

From without, this planetary nebula radiates a dazzling purple, but upon leaving witchspace, one is greeted by an encompassing deep blue. This system hosts a black hole, a ringed gas giant, and an icy moon, all shrouded in darkness. For this reason, this system is an exemplary spot for admiring the blue-purple veil that surrounds it (source).

Expedition Base Camp

The base camp for this waypoint will be the nearby system Stuelue DH-U e3-36  Surface signal: Biological [1] on planet 12 A a.

POI’s Along the Way

This region of the galaxy is sparse on POIs to visit, so commanders are encouraged to seek their own POIs.

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Lost Souls 2 Act 3 – Waypoint 4

Floasly Glowing Green Giant

Distance to waypoint

3,990.4LY

Description

There is a special subvariety of life-bearing gas giant that is particularly rare, and interesting: they glow green. Bright green. Radioactive, fluorescent green, bright enough to be seen from space. They are the Glowing Green Giants (GGGs).

One can speculate about the cause. As this fluorescent green colouration only ever occurs on life-bearing worlds, the presence of life must be a causal factor. But since the vast majority of life-bearing worlds are not fluorescent green in colour, it is not merely the presence of microscopic airborne lifeforms that is the causal factor. Unfortunately, the numbers of such worlds that have been fully documented is still staggeringly low: only a handful of then have been reported on publicly-available sources to date. Further examples will be required for any statistically significant study as to the collective origins of this peculiar phenomenon.

Expedition Base Camp

The base camp for this waypoint will be determined nearer the time.

POI’s Along the Way

This region of the galaxy is sparse on POIs to visit, so commanders are encouraged to seek their own POIs.

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Lost Souls 2 Act 3 – Waypoint 3

Blue Heaven

System name

Dryo Aob DR-C d7

Distance to waypoint

5,961.9LY

Description

This remarkable system has one earth-like world and four terraformable water-worlds serenely orbiting an M class star 22k light-seconds from a primary neutron star.

Expedition Base Camp

The base camp for this waypoint will be the nearby system Dryo Aob HI-F c1 Surface signal: Geological [1] on planet B 3.

POI’s Along the Way

Gamow Nebula – The Gamow Nebula is a dark blueish emission nebula located high above the galactic plane (~1,000 ly). It is rimmed with a patch of thick and dark dust, presumably consisting of the compressed interstellar material after a supernova shockwave or similar event hit the area in the distant path. The stellar density is quite low at this galactic altitude, however there is a neutron star in range that may have been the cause of such a compression event. The Gamow Nebula is named after George Antonovich Gamow, a 20th century physicist and cosmologist, who worked extensively on the theories of star formation and stellar nucleosynthesis.

Cumbuia Hypergiant – In less than a million years this 450 solar radii monster of a star has burned nearly all of its hydrogen and is now on the verge of changing into a red supergiant. It is already larger than the distance between Sol and its fourth planet, mars. Depending on the Galaxy Map input or by direct spectroscopy the giant seems to show a shift in luminosity periodically between late B and mid to late A spectral class, speaking volumes of the solar winds that rage through the system. The main star is accompanied by two other B-type stars, dancing an uneasy orbital dance with one of the two presumably being ejected due to the complicated gravitational (im)balance.

Kraken Nebula – A smallish orange/red nebula, from certain angles this may appear to the travel-weary or easily-spooked explorer to resemble the face of the mythical sea beast of legend rising from the depths to destroy unsuspecting ships. No rare stars to be found here, but the terrifying visage is worth the trip alone.

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Lost Souls 2 Act 3 – Waypoint 2

La Vita Nuova

Distance to waypoint

5,594.2LY

 

 

Description

This system with 3 Earth like worlds was discovered by the South Western Expedition. The system is located 6,140 Ly north-west of Colonia. There are 5 planets which orbit each other; A binary pair of Earth like worlds is orbited by another Earth like world, which is orbited by a High metal content world, which is orbited by a Water World.

Expedition Base Camp

The base camp for this waypoint will be the nearby system Phreia Flyou LM-Q C7-2Surface signal: Geological [3] on planet 10 a. This system is around 18ly away from the waypoint system, and features plenty of canyons for those that have SLFs with them.

POI’s Along the Way

The Zebra – A black-white striped class IV gas-giant with a striking zebra-like texture.

The Mighty – Planet 4 in this system is a heavy metal content world with 96.6 earth masses and a staggering 9.9 G of gravity – and suitable for landing.

A tourist beacon exists for this planet, but even the most experienced pilot should think twice about taking passengers!

Yin Yang Nebula – This nebula is divided in a dark and light part. The stars within the light part are predominantly blue, while the stars within the dark part are predominantly red. This Region of space is as as close to a stellar nursery as you are gonna get and is a waypoint for the Sagittarius-Carina Mission. The surrounding stars have a wealth to be explored – you litterally could spend months here. Most of the stars yield many various planets both with and without atmospheres and those that are landable on initial survey yield a high wealth in materials.

The Uthat Nebula (Ishimur) – Named the “Uthat Nebula”, Wepio od-b e68 has a blue hourglass pattern planetary nebula surrounding a black hole called Ishimur, it was first discovered by CMDR Pilot Mark. It was named by CMDR AuraTheBatPone, after the Tox Uthat.

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Lost Souls 2 Act 3 – Waypoint 1

Mélimélo

System name

Oob Auf AA-A h1

 

Distance to waypoint

3,770.8LY

 

Welcome to Lost Souls 2 Act 3!

Act 1 took the expedition from The Bubble to Colonia.

Act 2 was some fun and festivities in the Colonia Region.

Act 3 is where the proper exploration starts!

Description

The system presents an uncommon composition. The main body is a black hole of 44 solar masses. Orbiting around there is a M-class red giant, a K-class and a ringed white dwarf which has an Ammonia world as a moon.

Expedition Base Camp

The base camp for this waypoint will be Surface signal: Geological [5] on planet 3 c a.

POI’s Along the Way

Eisriesenwelt – Just 225 light years from the Colonia colony one can find the largest known ice world. The 15th and final planet of this F-class star is an ice world of a staggering 632 earth masses! This would provide more water than any group of colonies would ever need, but prospectors will be prevented from landing due to the crushing 40g gravity. Delicate fissures and canyons are visible from the innermost of the banded rings surrounding the planet.

The planet is named ‘Eisriesenwelt’, after a massive ice cave on old Earth.

The Pomatomidae Nebula

Nicknamed the “Pomatomidae Nebula”, this planetary nebula is thought to have been created about a thousand years ago when an old star blew off its outer layers and formed this lovely blue and purple dual orb containing a neutron star at its center that was first discovered by CMDR Termittepower, and logged by CMDR Titler.

It has some great views from the surrounding systems, and within the system you can see other nebula against the background of purple dust.

Reference : Link

Deep Space Exploration

The second leg of this expedition is some 39kly in distance, with the nearest station being back at Colonia. Please therefore make sure that you are fully prepared for an extended period out in the Black!

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