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  1. #1666
    Yet another record broken, this one as the most distant below the plane:

    https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showth...elow-the-Plane

  2. #1667
    Originally Posted by mtt9999 View Post (Source)
    After extensive searching over 25,000 light years back and forth underneath the galactic core and over 1000 system scanned and surveyed, Cmdr Parabolas has just surpassed the record held for the deepest visited system below the galactic plane. The existing record holder is known Mariana, and is according to the Galactic Mapping Project currently believed to be the system deepest below the galactic plane ever reached, 3.216 LY below Sol. Mariana was visited and recorded by Cmdr Allitnl on Feb 16, 3303. Cmdr Parabolus has surpassed this record reaching 3,220 light-years below the plane [-3219.46ly]. While a new distance of four light years deeper does not shatter the existing record, given the sparsity of star systems below the plane on the fringe of intergalactic space, it is still quite an achievement.
    NEW POI

    POI Name: Nadir

    POI Type: Historical Location

    System: Sluenoe CL-Y g4

    Desc: This system at 3,220ly below the galctic plane is believed to be the deepest ever visited. It has been named Nadir, which has two meanings: the point on the celestial sphere directly beneath a given position or observer and diametrically opposite the zenith, but also means the lowest point of greatest adversity or despair. Nadir requires a sequence of Neutron FSD boosts to reach it - one of which is a 250ly mega-jump. The final jump is reachable on a single Neutron Boost, however to return alive a technically challenging double-boost is required at the final stop. Nadir may be reached using the following route:

    Kyloae Prau PI-S e4-4
    Kyloae Prau FB-X f1-10 > 122.35ly
    Sluenoe CL-Y g5 > 250.37ly
    Sluenoe CL-Y g4 [Nadir] > 213.14ly

    Nadir itself is a relatively unremarkable system, containing astronomical bodies, and O-class star and a B-class star. These stars, however, shed magnificent light deep into the void as they are surrounded by absolute darkness. Moreover, this system offers incredible views back toward the entirety of the galaxy.

    The final system before reaching Nadir is Sluenoe CL-Y g5 and has two black holes and a pulsar neutron star, bathing the system's planets and moons in a unique light. The system contains a few gas giants and dwarf stars. That being said, the system's most unique feature orbiting one of the dwarf stars is a Ringed Earth-like Moon, 5,000ls from the arrival point! This is the most distant known Earth-like World from the galactic plane - either above or below, at a depth of 3,120 light years. Furthermore, there are multiple unscanned and untagged moons in this system. Cmdr Parabolas, the first commander to visit this system asks that each pilot who is daring enough to attempt to reach Nadir, scan only one moon within this access system marking their presence here. This system will therefore serve as a memento for all commanders daring enough to successfully reach the absolute that's below the plane - for those daring enough to venture this way. Please note the Neutron Star is very close the the arrival black hole. Explorers should proceed with caution.


    THIS SYSTEM HAS ITS OWN FORUM THREAD. LINK: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showth...11#post5571911

    ***I'm not sure if you want to have these as a single listing, or as two listings. The approach system Sluenoe CL-Y g5 is pretty unique in that it has a ringed earth-like moon, but also the farthest known ELW from the galactic plane.***


    http://i.imgur.com/01ptkn3.jpg
    +1 Rep for the choice of name

  3. #1668
    Originally Posted by Corbin Moran View Post (Source)
    +1 Rep for the choice of name
    Just the name huh? Not the discovery and accomplishments? Lol

  4. #1669
    Originally Posted by mtt9999 View Post (Source)
    Just the name huh? Not the discovery and accomplishments? Lol
    Of course not

  5. #1670
    New POI:

    POI Name: 4 Cygni
    POI Type: Stellar Features
    Galmap Ref: 4 Cygni

    Desc: "4 Cygni is one of the brighter stars in the Cygnus constellation. The primary is an A-class blue-white super-giant, with a close B-class companion and a distant Herbig Ae/Be. The system is a highly active location of stellar formation: There are a total of 21 T-Tauri protostars; this is the largest number known in a single stellar system as of June 3303. The T-Tauri stars show good variety, from 0.01 solar masses and 303K up to 0.28 solar masses and 2422k. A water-life-bearing gas-giant can be found at the extreme edge of the system. The system also has 13 planetary bodies of Earth-size or larger. Sadly for explorers none of these bodies are suitable for landing in currently available space craft."


  6. #1671
    Edited the description of the Wepaa Stellar Graveyard for grammar and to include the Matariel's Tears nebula.

  7. #1672
    Name: Abholos
    GalMap Search Ref: Phrae Flyou HW-W f1-27
    Description: Originally discovered by CMDR Eredenn, this remarkable stellar feature went widely unremarked until its rediscovery by CMDR Felina Hawk on the return leg of the Mercury 7 Expedition. Weighing in at 4.65 solar masses, this black hole is situated on the edge of a brilliant nebula. The black hole warps the nebula, enveloping nearby ships in its misty embrace, thus lending the system its name -- Abholos, the Devourer in the Mist. The Abholos Black Hole is paired with a nearby Class A star, which due to its angle of ascent remains remarkably undistorted by the black hole and is clearly visible from all sides of this stellar grave. Other objects in this system include another pair of binary Class A stars (both in a binary orbit with the Abholos and its companion star) and numerous T-Tauri stars and rocky bodies, some of them landable.
    Screenshot Reference:





  8. #1673
    Name: Uvhash
    GalMap Search Ref: Agnairt YU-Y F3281
    Description: Originally discovered by CMDR Yendan, this remarkable stellar feature went widely unremarked until its rediscovery by CMDR Felina Hawk on the return leg of the Mercury 7 Expedition. Weighing in at 6.32 solar masses, this black hole is situated on the edge of a brilliant nebula. The black hole warps the nebula, enveloping nearby ships in its misty embrace. The nebula has a deep, menacing red color, lending the system its name -- Uvhash, The Blood-Mad God of the Void. Other objects in this system include no less than six separate gas giants, two icy planets, and a potentially resource-rich asteroid belt.
    Screenshot Reference:





    Yes, I know that I'm repeating myself a lot in the description, but that's just because I'm having a hard time coming up with something substantial to say about it other than that it looks real pretty. If anypony else wants to take a crack at it, be my guest.

  9. #1674
    POI name: Orange Smoke Nebula
    POI type: nebula
    Galmap ref: Phoi Phyloea AA-A H167 (not sure here, it does work in game as nebula name, but not in EDSM, should I give specific system instead?)

    Desc: With no objects inside the nebula it can be observed from outside only. One of the places to look from would be two geysers sites in Phoi Phyloea UO-Z e1 system. Silicate vapour geysers can be found on 2 D A 56.36 106.94 and metalic magma on 2 E A -53.83 97.51. It's the colour of the smoke coming from the geysers the nebula has been named from.







    POI name: Fire Cloud Nebula
    POI type: nebula
    Galmap ref: Scheau Byoe AA-A H187 (probably same question as above)

    Desc: Medium size nebula named by geyser hunter who discovered first site with geysers which looked like the fire rained from the sky. The site can be visited in Scheau Byoe AF-P d6-482 system on 1 A at coordinates -61.12 120.66 . Apart from the nebula itself there is a good view of Class III gass giant which is always visible above the geysers as 1 A is tidally locked to it.




  10. #1675
    Name: R CrA Nebula/NGC 6729
    Game map search ref: BrsO 14
    Description: A planetary nebula in the constellation Corona Australis.
    Screenshot reference:

  11. #1676
    POI name: Phoenix Nebula Geysers A
    POI type: surface features
    Galmap ref: Dryiquae BW-C c26-1

    Description: On the doorstep of Phoenix Nebula (Dryiquae SO-Z d13-3) there is a system which is recommended to every geyser enthusiast and brings some excitement to othervise plain corner of our galaxy. There are two sites with water geysers on 8A icy moon at coordinates -55.15 98.42 and -16.50 16.40 and very different carbon dioxide geysers on moon 8D at coordinates 38.22 128.75. Both offer great view of overlooking nebula.







    POI name: Phoenix Nebula Geysers B
    POI type: surface features
    Galmap ref: Eotchorks VT-G c27-0

    Description: To compliment geysers on the other side of the nebula, at it's backdoor we have completely different site with water geysers, coloured by red sky. Best would be to visit at night to enjoy it's specific scenery. You can find them on AB 4 A moon at coordinates 10.69 76.65


  12. #1677
    Originally Posted by Baton View Post (Source)
    POI name: Phoenix Nebula Geysers A
    POI type: surface features
    Galmap ref: Dryiquae BW-C c26-1

    Description: On the doorstep of Phoenix Nebula (Dryiquae SO-Z d13-3) there is a system which is recommended to every geyser enthusiast and brings some excitement to othervise plain corner of our galaxy. There are two sites with water geysers on 8A icy moon at coordinates -55.15 98.42 and -16.50 16.40 and very different carbon dioxide geysers on moon 8D at coordinates 38.22 128.75. Both offer great view of overlooking nebula.

    http://i.imgur.com/JPNIzF2.png

    http://i.imgur.com/RcmlURy.png



    POI name: Phoenix Nebula Geysers B
    POI type: surface features
    Galmap ref: Eotchorks VT-G c27-0

    Description: To compliment geysers on the other side of the nebula, at it's backdoor we have completely different site with water geysers, coloured by red sky. Best would be to visit at night to enjoy it's specific scenery. You can find them on AB 4 A moon at coordinates 10.69 76.65

    http://i.imgur.com/u5uoH9r.png
    These sites are amazing

  13. #1678
    POI name: Mt Fuji Nebula
    POI type: nebula
    Galmap ref: TEQO AA-A H45 (or existing system inside - Teqo EB-V c16-5 )

    Desc: I tried hard, but I know very little about astronomy and cannot put a reasonable description, I can get to places, take decent photo and find geysers, can anyone help and write some description please? I can also stop adding nebulas here, just let me know.




    POI name: Mt Fuji nebula geysers
    POI type: surface feature
    Galmap ref: Teqo RI-K d8-67

    Desc: On the night side of this smallish rocky world there is a liitle treasure, silicate vapour geyser site offering great view of surrounding nebula and some other objects, cut sparsely by black smoke coming out of the chimneys. Must visit. Fly to Teqo RI-K d8-67 C1B and look for coordinates 48.74 -81.06


  14. #1679
    Originally Posted by A. C. Dobro VI View Post (Source)
    Name: R CrA Nebula/NGC 6729
    Game map search ref: BrsO 14
    Description: A planetary nebula in the constellation Corona Australis.
    Hi A.C.,

    This was covered on post #1664.

    Also, please note our submission guidelines for awesomeness:

    POI Name: (Name of your entry after checking the naming stipulations listed here. Please use English when possible!)

    Game map search ref: (Provide the exact procedural name of the POI you discovered - if its a nebula choose a system within the nebula to act as its reference location. If it covers a larger area, please choose a single system, such as the center)

    Description: (Write a short description of what you found. This will be read by other people! Please write in third person and avoid using "I" or "we". Describe the object as if the person reading it doesn't know you.)

    Screenshot reference: (Provide the post # or link of where your screenshot or video of your POI can be found - it is a big help if you provide the image resized or cropped to a with of 640 pixels. If this is not possible for you just submit the image anyways and we will do it for you. But it does save us a lot of time if you have done it yourself)

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  15. #1680

    Writing Great Object Descriptions

    Baton recently wrote in one of his submissions: "I tried hard, but I know very little about astronomy and cannot put a reasonable description, I can get to places, take decent photo and find geysers, can anyone help and write some description please? "

    Since this seems to be a common issue for people, I'd like to provide some tips for Writing Awesome Object Descriptions:

    When submitting a new object for submission to the Galactic Mapping Project, an excellent description really helps make the submission shine. Almost all of what other people will know about the thing you've submitted is what you write about it! There are a few things you can do to make high-quality descriptions.

    1) Write in third-person

    Describe the object, not your personal experience or feelings on the object. Do not use "I" or "me" words! If you need to describe feelings or emotions, take yourself out of them.

    Bad example: "I thought this nebula looked amazing from the third planet."
    Good example: "Amazing views of the nebula can be found on the third planet."

    2) Use science - but good science

    Elite Dangerous is a game based in the real world, and is populated with many objects from the real world, all based on the science of astronomy. Using astronomy is an excellent way to improve your description of the object. If you do this, do try to make sure you don't invent things! Use only what you're confident is correct science. Directly using quotes from other sources is a good way to do that.

    Bad example: "This B-class star has a 6 solar masses so is unusually large".
    Good example: "This B-class star has over 30 solar masses, which is unusually large for this type of star".

    (Most B-class stars are between 2 and 16 solar masses.) (reference)

    3) Describe what makes the object unique or unusual

    There are hundreds billions of stars in the galaxy, even more planets, and at least thousands of planetary nebula and regular nebula. What makes this one different from all the other ones? Here are a few things you can focus on to describe why it is unique:

    * The size (unusually large or small)
    * The mass (unusually heavy or light)
    * Temperature (unusually hot or cold)
    * Color
    * Shape
    * Objects nearby
    * Collection of objects together (eg 4 black holes and three earth like planets? that's very unusual)


    Bad example: "A black hole inside a nebula, with several planets". (This is not unique, or very exciting).
    Good example: "An unusually light black hole of only one-tenth stellar mass is found at the center of this vivid blue-green nebula. Ringed gas giants provide a scenic back drop for visitors looking for good pictures."

    Putting It Together

    Here are some recent examples of excellent descriptions on submissions:


    From roboteconomist: "First discovered by William Herschel in 1784, NGC 7662 (also known as the Blue Snowball) is a relatively easy to observe planetary nebula that has been popular with casual astronomers for nearly 1,500 years. Originally believed to be only 0.3 light years in diameter and 1,800 light years away from Sol, astronomical surveys in the 20th Century determined that it was more than twice as large and distant. In addition to the Wolf-Rayet star at its core, the nebula also features Class V and Class IV gas giants -- with a metal-rich moon orbiting the Class IV giant -- and a ringed lava world.

    The nebula is in an area with low star density more than 1,600 light years below the galactic plane and, consequently, is only accessible via a neutron star-aided jump from PREIA EOCK KU-M D8-0 using a ship with a jump range of 62 light years or more -- and even then, it is currently a one-way trip."


    From Deathbane: "Located in the Far 3kpc Arm, and only approximately 770 light years from the 'Dance of Cerberus' system, this stunning, extremely luminous purple blue nebula is worth a visit for the amazing view of its dominant, central black hole. The system also sports a Type G Star around which no less than seven planets orbit. Three of these are terraforming candidates - one of them being a water world with suspected carbon based life already present. Several of the planets show evidence of having surface deposits of yttrium, and there is also evidence of surface volcanism that requires further study. It is thought that this system is a brother to the black hole being of the same age (256 million years~) - one stars death breathing life into another.

    This system was marked on universal cartographics by several commanders, first being discovered by CMDR Henk and CMDR Big Bad Lynx. The system however remained neglected from a full survey, until it was completed by CMDR Deathbane and CMDR Zweistein on the return leg of the Mercury 7 Expedition."

    From Hawkflight: "An amazing, yet dangerous system, Ghadamon consists of five black holes and a neutron star in a delicate dance, including a particularly massive black hole weighing in at over 13 solar masses. This system is dangerous to navigate, as the black holes are difficult to see, causing pilots to have to rely on navigational instruments. This fascinating system also includes a planet with several moons, all of which can be touched down upon and include numerous particularly rare resources, including Tin, Tellurium, Molybdenum, Niobium, and Ruthenium, in addition to all of the necessary Jumponium materials. Be warned, however, that the central landable planet has a gravity of 2.86G, making it difficult to land upon."


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    Finally, if you need help with writing a good description, feel free to post here and ask for help!

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