moon of a brown dwarf with large rings that pass within 300km of the surface, visibly move to the naked eye from the planets surface. The most fun part however is sitting in the edge of the rings and flying past the planet and having it just miss you, see the video made by chank saotome -
Name: Polonium Trees
Game map search ref: Swueneia XV-C d57
Description: This world is a dream come true for anyone seeking to top off on level 3 jumponium on the way to outer rims. Orbiting 53 kLs around a class A star is a little moon (C 2 A) with lots of bio signs. The life happens to be Crystalline Shards. It is a long way out, but every tree-top in this crystalline forrest is made of Polonium. But to those not careful this world can turn into a nightmare when the SRV gets impaled on one of the large shards. It is also a green system.
Photos are biological site 6
And this has to be the most expensive tree ornament out there. Not even the trusters where able to get this to budge.
Here's one that seemed worth sharing, mostly for the moody visuals.
Name: Innsmouth Deep
System: Pheia Briae BE-B d2238
Description: Though it provides more heat than light, an M dwarf supports life in a distant orbit around this ancient pulsar. Lit chiefly by the dim purple hues of the nearby Magnus Nebula, and lying near the borders of the mysterious Bleia sectors, these shadowed worlds call to mind the legends of haunted Innsmouth of old Earth ghost stories. Nevertheless, with three accompanying planets ready for terraforming, there will be plenty of room to expand should humanity ever settle here. The neutron star makes this a convenient transit point for pilots visiting the nebula.
Some additional notes: The various landables provide a variety of resources, including volcanic sites on A1 where Polonium can be found, but they don't quite add up to a green system. The M-class secondary hosts an ELW, a non-terraformable WW (thick toxic ammonia atmosphere, ew), and three THMCs. All of these were scanned by other folks before I got there, but since no bodies were mapped I may be the first to stop for a closer look. Since the system's planets are all very dimly lit and include two rather remote water-bearing worlds, the Lovecraft story Shadow Over Innsmouth popped into my head here.
The Eye of G'Kar (and why not)! Eok Byoe JT-K c11-2004 3 with Complex Crater.
Earth masses: 4.0485 Radius: 9,086 km Gravity: 1.99 G.
The crater is massive with a large and steep central peak uplift. As the gravity is high you will start to slip down the side of the uplift and fall and get stuck.
G'Kar quote: "We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away."
I thought it was time to head for the Morphenniel Nebula the closest visitable nebula in the middle of the mysterios shadow zone of Bleia. But it was not easy to plot a route to the system Bleethuae NI-B D674, where the base camp was. I had to approach little by little, locking in the navigation computer the systems that took me in that direction while avoiding the shadow zones of the Bleia sectors in the way.
The process was tiring, and I had been flying without resting for days, so I decided to make a stop in the way before reaching the basecamp. Anyhow, I was way before schedule. I was looking for a suitable place when I jumped into system Phroi Byoe FE-B c29-23, which contained a class V gas giant orbiting very close to the secondary star of the system. I decided to make an approach to enjoy the views.
The Hyperion approaching the class V gas giant Phroi Byoe FE-B c29-23 B 1
I think I have never seen a gas giant so close to a star. The view was mesmerizing. I flew around the planet before leaving looking for a place to land.
The Hyperion flying around Phroi Byoe FE-B c29-23 B 1
I landed on the third moon of the primary star, and I could enjoy a beautiful binary sunset that reminded me of an iconic scene in an ancient movie from the twentieth century that told a story that happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
The main star is a S-class carbon star, in a close binary with an M-class star. There are a couple of landable planets orbiting the B star. Landing on planet B1 gives us a lovely view of the asymmetric twin suns that light up the sky of this red planet.
The smaller sun here is the M star the planet orbits, about 33 Ls away, while larger is the carbon star, more than 10 times further away (360 Ls), but considerable bigger in diameter.
Found a system with three very bright stars forming a close triangle. The system also contains a couple of other stars and a landable planet (1.3g) that has geo and bio (anenomes) sites, suitable for meet-ups.
System: DRYIQI WO-R E4-3 A.
As a poi, I'd suggest calling it Holy Trinity, or maybe Three's a Crowd.
Region: A new black hole and neutron field in Ryker's Hope
Name: The Plain of Peculiarity
I have found a highly unusual concentration of degenerate stars and black holes in Ryker's Hope, around EORL BRU KM-W F1-1766, nearly all undiscovered! There are hundreds of new neutron stars and more than a hundred new black holes just by looking at the local map. There are more objects here than 1 Commander can handle!
The high number of black holes is visible even by eye!
This shows the non-sequence stars - neutrons and black holes - within a 25 ly jump range:
Unexplored as far as the eye can see. After getting a few heart attacks, and not believing that this has been catalogue before, I hereby christen this area as 'The Plain of Peculiarity'.