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  1. #1531
    POI Name: Ocularis Coelum (Eye of Heaven)

    POI Type: Stellar Features

    System: MYLAIFA AA-A H786

    Desc: Ringed G-class star discovered during a sector survey by Cmdr EtherealCereal on the SHEPARD mission, and very likely the first of its kind. Its golden radiance coupled with the massive 30,000,000km ring system gives it an angelic presence in an otherwise dark and dismal black hole system.
    Congratulations, you may have overtaken Collection of Wonders for the largest stellar body with a ring system.

  2. #1532
    A couple sysmap pictures for reference

  3. #1533
    New POI(s)

    POI Name: The Sar-i Sang Nebula

    POI Type: Nebula

    GalMap Ref: Scheau Proo OZ-O e6-1350

    Description: Located 1,375 lightyears below the galactic plane, this deep blue nebula formed around the formation of a neutron star and is accompanied by two High Metal Content worlds. Named after the mining town in Afghanistan known to have supplied the most precious Lapis Lazuli to the ancient world.

    POI Name: The Lensing Lighthouse

    POI Type: Black Holes

    GalMap Ref: Schieni CL-Y g2

    Description: Five Black Holes and a Neutron Star are accompanied by two gas giants, one with water-based life. The positioning of the black holes provides for some exceptional lensing effects, especially from near the gas giant with water-based life.

    POI Name: The Dover Lights

    POI Type: Stellar Feature

    GalMap Ref: Wepaa AA-A h233

    Description: An amazing combination of 3 binary systems. The primary being a Wolf-Rayet C paired with a B class star. The second a Wolf-Rayet C paired with an O class star. The third, a Herbig Ae/Be star paired with another B class star. From a distance, it is a stunningly bright sight.

    POI Name: Marinerís Prospect

    POI Type: Planetary Feature

    GalMap Ref: Dryeae Brau RY-S d3-2 (A 5 and A 5 a)

    Description: Measuring 19.2 million kilometers across and having an inner diameter of only 224,000 kilometers, this Class IV gas giant has quite a large gathering. A ringed terraformable water world moon orbits closely.

  4. #1534
    POI Update:

    Skaude (Collection of Wonders)
    GalMap Ref: Skaude AA-A h294

    Desc: Due to the above finding, please remove this line from the Collection of Wonders: "The M-class star is believed to be the largest known stellar body containing a ring system."

  5. #1535
    Originally Posted by ibanix View Post (Source)
    POI Update:

    Skaude (Collection of Wonders)
    GalMap Ref: Skaude AA-A h294

    Desc: Due to the above finding, please remove this line from the Collection of Wonders: "The M-class star is believed to be the largest known stellar body containing a ring system."
    Shepard Mission rewriting the history books.

  6. #1536
    Originally Posted by mtt9999 View Post (Source)
    POI Name: Aether Cluster[/B]
    POI Type: Star Cluster
    System: CPD-64 1940
    Hi folks,
    according to the Galaxy Map and a couple of external sources, CPD-64 1940 is part of NGC 4463 and not located in a void. Could it be that you gave the wrong reference system?

    Apart from that, please take into account that the GMP's naming conventions include that non-procedural deep sky objects from relevant star catalogues are not to be renamed but included in the project with their catalogue names.

    Could you please check that reference system and get back here please?

    Thanks in advance and thanks for the fantastic effort

    Fly safe!

  7. #1537
    New POI

    POI Name: Beta Site
    POI Type: Deep Space Outpost
    GalMap Ref: Jellyfish Sector FB-X c1-5

    Desc: "Beta Site is an asteroid base and resource extraction operation located in the rocky rings of a blue Class III gas giant on the edge of the Jellyfish nebula. It is controlled by the independent, democratic Beta Site Operations faction and currently has a minor presence from a theocratic group that styles itself "Followers of the Star." Base services include commodities trading, mission and passenger boards, a Universal Cartographics franchise, and a crew lounge. The docking facilities include basic refueling, repairing and restocking services, but not a shipyard or outfitting hangars -- at least yet anyways, according to Councillor Pate.

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  8. #1538
    Proposed name: The Gloaming
    POI type: Planetary Nebula
    Location: Eoch Pri FB-W E2-5646
    Description: Small but very beautiful nebula surrounding a neutron star, the colours of which resemble late evening (gloaming) skies on humanity's origin world, Earth.

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    This system first discovered by Commander Taen.

  9. #1539
    References for upcoming updates/edits:

    Cassiopeia OB8 Association
    - NGC 663 (added)
    - NGC 659 (added)
    - M103 (added)
    - Phi Cassiopeiae (edited)

    Cassiopeia OB2 Association (& friends)
    - Bubble Nebula
    - M52 (NGC 7654) (added)

    - NGC 7354
    - VV Cephei (updated)
    - Cepheus Dark Region

  10. #1540
    POI Update:

    POI Name: Hades Edge
    GalMap Ref: HD 49368

    Add image, only:

  11. #1541
    New POI

    POI Name: NGC 1999
    POI Type: Nebula
    GalMap Ref: V380 Orionis

    Desc: "A small reflection nebula in the Orion constellation near the Witch Head Nebula and the Orion-Running Man nebular complex. NGC 1999 was originally classified as a "dark nebula" because the black spot at its center was believed to be an extremely dense patch of light-absorbing gas and dust, but radio telescope observations in the early 21st Century revealed the spot was actually a hole punched in the nebular cloud. The nebula's core includes a Class A star and two Class M stars, one of which is orbited by three high metal content worlds. Due to its location, NGC 1999 has a skyline rich with some of the famous nebulae near inhabited space -- the Witch Head, Orion, and Running Man nebulae, as well as Barnard's Loop, the Horsehead Nebula and the Flame Nebula -- all of which are set against the background of its own fiery gas cloud. A visit to the 'Fiery Sky' tourist beacon on V380 Orionis C 1 is highly recommended."

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  12. #1542
    New POI:

    POI Name: NGC 6886
    POI Type: Planetary Nebula
    GalMap Ref: CSI+19-20105

    Desc: "NGC 6886 is a planetary nebula in the constellation Sagitta. It was discovered by Ralph Copeland on September 17, 1884. Long-distance observation of the nebula shows a smooth disk surrounded by an irregular shell of blue and orange colors. The nebula is a place of quiet: There are no bodies apart from the host Wolf-Rayet star."

  13. #1543
    POI Proposed name: Fleur-de-Lis Nebula
    POI type: Nebula

    Location: DRYAA PRUAE BG-X D1-2415

    Description: Medium-small nebula, resembling the Fleur-de-Lis symbol from ancient Earth heraldry.

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  14. #1544
    Proposed POI name: Blue Venn Nebula
    POI type: Planetary nebula
    Location: DRYIO PRAO BQ-Y E6596
    Description: Vivid blue nebula surrounding a neutron star, resembling a blue Venn diagram

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    System first discovered by Cmdr Wulfrick

  15. #1545
    Cmdrs, may I respectfully request that you consider my submission for entry into the Galactic Mapping project?

    POI Name: The Redstone Pocket

    POI Type: Star Cluster


    Desc: Located in a downward drift of stars, this is a tight cluster of multiple Class B and Class A stars contained within the five systems listed. I have tagged in excess of 30 stars to log the rough position within EDSM. There are no First Discovered tags attached to any of the systems I have scanned...there may well be previously scanned systems in the systems I have not visited...obviously!

    OOB BRUE BQ-Y -13520 906 30290
    OOB BRUE ZZ-Y -13610 862 30090
    OOB BRUE BQ-Y -13781 617 30090
    OOB BRUE AV-Y -13790 502 29840
    OOB BRUE XO-A -13590 469 29670

    Some pictures to define its shape and position rather than to be spectacular:

    There is a further cluster some 300 LY "south" of this one in the DRYU CHRIE sectors...I will leave that one for another Explorer...or for this one on another day. I would have liked to stay and explore for longer in this area - there are in excess of 3,000 Class B stars to visit.

    The requested name is to commemorate Wally Schirra. This cluster was discovered whilst exploring with the brave men and women of the Mercury 7 Expedition.

    Flying happy
    Type-6 Explorer