Just landed on a planet with an atmosphere

Hyades Sector IB-W b2-6 A 3 a. The journal entry says no atmosphere, but there clearly is an atmosphere. Here is the journal entry:

{ "timestamp":"2018-05-13T16:37:31Z", "event":"Scan", "ScanType":"Detailed", "BodyName":"Hyades Sector IB-W b2-6 A 3 a", "BodyID":27, "Parents":[ {"Null":26}, {"Planet":25}, {"Star":1}, {"Null":0} ], "DistanceFromArrivalLS":1183.116211, "TidalLock":true, "TerraformState":"", "PlanetClass":"Icy body", "Atmosphere":"", "AtmosphereType":"None", "Volcanism":"major water geysers volcanism", "MassEM":0.000285, "Radius":582241.500000, "SurfaceGravity":0.335504, "SurfaceTemperature":43.765896, "SurfacePressure":0.000000, "Landable":true, "Materials":[ { "Name":"sulphur", "Percent":27.813578 }, { "Name":"carbon", "Percent":23.388336 }, { "Name":"phosphorus", "Percent":14.973615 }, { "Name":"iron", "Percent":12.577046 }, { "Name":"nickel", "Percent":9.512751 }, { "Name":"selenium", "Percent":4.353060 }, { "Name":"zinc", "Percent":3.417971 }, { "Name":"zirconium", "Percent":1.460454 }, { "Name":"tellurium", "Percent":0.936125 }, { "Name":"molybdenum", "Percent":0.821274 }, { "Name":"tin", "Percent":0.745795 } ], "Composition":{ "Ice":0.824624, "Rock":0.159549, "Metal":0.015828 }, "SemiMajorAxis":1090278.125000, "Eccentricity":0.078854, "OrbitalInclination":-1.252094, "Periapsis":91.986122, "OrbitalPeriod":47924.828125, "RotationPeriod":69907.195313, "AxialTilt":-0.436046 }





 
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Hey, that's a lot of the fog that's supposed to be thin and localised. Has the Stellar Forge been drinking perhaps?
 
It's not technically "atmosphere". It's electrostatically-charged dust (or, in the case of an ice world like this, finely crushed snow) which is kept suspended above the surface, despite the lack of atmosphere, by the combination of electrostatic forces, minor ground quakes and the relatively low local gravity.

Being electrostatic, it does tend to "stick" onto the cockpit canopy and any remote camera optical surfaces, making the "haze" look much thicker than it actually is.

Yes, I am making this up as I go along. Why do you ask? :p;)
 
I have to admit Federal Corvette looks phenomenal in this fog... Now find those water geysers, park it next to those and take a photo session! :)

BTW, where can I find this journal? EDIT: Not your journal, mine. ;)
 
It's not technically "atmosphere". It's electrostatically-charged dust (or, in the case of an ice world like this, finely crushed snow) which is kept suspended above the surface, despite the lack of atmosphere, by the combination of electrostatic forces, minor ground quakes and the relatively low local gravity.

Being electrostatic, it does tend to "stick" onto the cockpit canopy and any remote camera optical surfaces, making the "haze" look much thicker than it actually is.

Yes, I am making this up as I go along. Why do you ask? :p;)
I've read somewhere else that it's actually fog and the thickness depends of the time of the day. IIRC the fogs appear mainly at dusk or dawn. Though here it rather Looks like deep night.
 
We had couple of those as DECE basecamps and the first one got even an mention in Down To Earth Astronomy's "Worth a Visit"-videoseries. :)

[video=youtube;PmRodOTOpAE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmRodOTOpAE[/video]
 
I have to admit Federal Corvette looks phenomenal in this fog... Now find those water geysers, park it next to those and take a photo session! :)

BTW, where can I find this journal? EDIT: Not your journal, mine. ;)
Thanks! I hunted for the geysers, going to look again today! My journal is located here: C:\Users\Thorberg\Saved Games\Frontier Developments\Elite Dangerous
 
OK, so I found some geysers on this moon!!! But, alas, on the other side of the moon with no fog. Anyway, here is the location if you want to visit: Hyades Sector IB-W B2-6. Moon: A 3 a. Coordinates: 0.6352 -108.9678.

The sister moon also has major volcanism, I'm looking there too!



 
Hyades Sector IB-W b2-6 A 3 a. The journal entry says no atmosphere, but there clearly is an atmosphere. Here is the journal entry:

{ "timestamp":"2018-05-13T16:37:31Z", "event":"Scan", "ScanType":"Detailed", "BodyName":"Hyades Sector IB-W b2-6 A 3 a", "BodyID":27, "Parents":[ {"Null":26}, {"Planet":25}, {"Star":1}, {"Null":0} ], "DistanceFromArrivalLS":1183.116211, "TidalLock":true, "TerraformState":"", "PlanetClass":"Icy body", "Atmosphere":"", "AtmosphereType":"None", "Volcanism":"major water geysers volcanism", "MassEM":0.000285, "Radius":582241.500000, "SurfaceGravity":0.335504, "SurfaceTemperature":43.765896, "SurfacePressure":0.000000, "Landable":true, "Materials":[ { "Name":"sulphur", "Percent":27.813578 }, { "Name":"carbon", "Percent":23.388336 }, { "Name":"phosphorus", "Percent":14.973615 }, { "Name":"iron", "Percent":12.577046 }, { "Name":"nickel", "Percent":9.512751 }, { "Name":"selenium", "Percent":4.353060 }, { "Name":"zinc", "Percent":3.417971 }, { "Name":"zirconium", "Percent":1.460454 }, { "Name":"tellurium", "Percent":0.936125 }, { "Name":"molybdenum", "Percent":0.821274 }, { "Name":"tin", "Percent":0.745795 } ], "Composition":{ "Ice":0.824624, "Rock":0.159549, "Metal":0.015828 }, "SemiMajorAxis":1090278.125000, "Eccentricity":0.078854, "OrbitalInclination":-1.252094, "Periapsis":91.986122, "OrbitalPeriod":47924.828125, "RotationPeriod":69907.195313, "AxialTilt":-0.436046 }

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I just love those pictures.
Have not encountered something like that myself.

It would be cool if some huge alien creature was stalking through that fog.
 
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I'm right there right now, there's zero mist.

EDIT: there is mist on the dayside, but much less. As OP suggested, the gas giants was eclipsing the sun when the screenshots were taken, so that made the mist much thicker and denser.
 
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I'm right there right now, there's zero mist.

EDIT: there is mist on the dayside, but much less. As OP suggested, the gas giants was eclipsing the sun when the screenshots were taken, so that made the mist much thicker and denser.
Qohen Leth, thanks so much for helping me try to solve this mystery. Here is a screenshot of the eclipse with the fog, and the screenshot filename with the timestamp: Elite - Dangerous (CLIENT) 5_13_2018 10_49_01 AM.png. Elite time, so should be zulu time.

 
So, 0.6D orbital period for the moon, so about 14.5 hours. If the screenie has been taken at 11:00 (in game time/UTC) yesterday, there should have been another eclipse at 1:30 the next day or so, again at 16:00, and the next one should be around 6:30 tomorrow morning, then 21:00 UTC tomorrow evening :D Please check my maths :D
 
So, 0.6D orbital period for the moon, so about 14.5 hours. If the screenie has been taken at 11:00 (in game time/UTC) yesterday, there should have been another eclipse at 1:30 the next day or so, again at 16:00, and the next one should be around 6:30 tomorrow morning, then 21:00 UTC tomorrow evening :D Please check my maths :D
EDIT: I just realized that the time stamp reflects local time for me (10:48pm MDT), which should be Zulu -6 hours - so it last eclipsed at 04:48z this morning.

I came up with orbital period of 13.312 hours (13h 18m 43s) based on OrbitalPeriod:47924.828125 from the journal (which is expressed in seconds). I just divided it by 3600 to convert to hours. If this is correct, we should have an eclipse at 18:07z, which is in about 17 minutes. But this isn't right, because I'm at this moon right now and the parent planet is nowhere near eclipse. This must be the moon's orbit around each other. We are going to need help from someone with more brainpower than I have.

Here is what it looks like right now:
 
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Heheh. W3lcome to the world of n3rds.

You're probably closer to the right time, I just used the value on the sysmap, which is *obviously* very broad. So, the next after that should be at 16:00 tomorrow? Argh, that's not good.
 
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