Here is the third leg of the Great Colonia Expedition, from Eagle’s Landing in the Eagle Nebula to Sacaqawea Space Port – the voyage was from the 17th Feb to 11th March 3303! I also found my first Ammonia World here! During the trip I started up my Elite Dangerous Exploration Streams at
https://www.twitch.tv/evildrganymede, so you can see where I took some of these in my streams too!
Eagle Nebula to Skaudai AA-A Nebula
I set off from Eagle Landing towards Sacaqawea Space Port, the next step on the Colonia highway. I found this nice system (PLAA AESCS HK-Y B14-13), which had this double asteroid system close to its star, and also an unclaimed earthlike world further out!
PLAA AESCS HK-Y B14-13 had an (undiscovered) earthlike world as its 14th (!) planet, still located less than 1 AU from its star!
polar view of the ELW. Now ith super-high-res textures!
My first Ammonia world! This is Plaa Aescs HG-O C6-34 2. Totally unexpected! 14 earth masses, 18313 km, cold (183 K), thick atmosphere (1000 atms!) and ringed!
The view from the innermost moon of the Ammonia World – this was an interesting looking icy world with deep canyons with blue floors!
Same as the previous image, but with an Asp in front of it. 🙂
Parked on the hot innermost world of Plaa Aescs HG-O c6-24. One stop left til the first neutron star of this leg!
Looking down the barrel of neutron star Plaa Aescs TD-T D3-190
I found another Ammonia world! No moons or rings for this one. It’s much smaller than the first one – 3700 km radius, 0.2 earth masses, 206 K temperature, thin atmosphere. Still good though 🙂
Craterception – sitting in a crater in a crater in an impact basin on the high G world (1.92G) NyeaJeau FY-P D6-80 3. It’s foggy down here!
Going Polonium mining!
It’s very foggy here in the depths!
And the gravity is so high that I can’t actually drive up steep slopes! (we’ll revisit this later on in the trip…)
a bit of a detour to visit one of the most massive objects in the sector – Nyeajeau AA-A H33, a 43 solar mass Wolf Rayet Carbon star, 5.6 solar radii, under a million years old, but only 1604 K! And it’s red, much to my surprise. No planets though, sadly.
heading back on track. Stopped for the night on the innermost moon of Nyeajeau OE-X D2-7 A, a 4 MJ Class III gas giant. Its 0.8 day orbit was inclined so it was below the giant’s equatorial plane so I could get a nice view of the giant’s rings seemingly extending overhead like a roof over the world! This shot was taken after I managed to find a place to land.
The first screenshot from my first Elite Dangerous Exploration Stream! I found an awesome view on the innermost moon of Nyeajeau WP-X E1-16 A 5 – this large red gas giant has a nice ring system and the moon was orbiting only about 4000 km from the edge of the rings! Looks like I’m parked on a beach :).
Nyeajeau OV-K D9-25 A 1 – parked on a large ice planet at the end of the stream. It’s almost three times the size of Earth, 11.6 times more massive and has a gravity of 1.62G!
Exploration Stream #2: Nyeajeau NO-Q C21-17 1 – found a flattened gas giant, non-spherical because it was rotating so rapidly (10.8 hours). Also, nice colours!
Nyeajeau CL-Y G3 – Herbig Ae/Be star. 17 solar masses with an extensive system, but nothing else exciting.
I found a spacewreck at Nyeajeau DZ-D D13-213 – looks suspiciously like the front of an Asp or maybe a T6/7/9 … hope that’s not an omen of some kind!
Nyeajaae DL-Y G7 – a 5.3 solar mass black hole that I got really close to! This is the view from a little further out as I was flying past it, but I got to about 40 km range
Flyiedgiea TO-X D2-267 A 1 – large HMC orbiting an A V star, where we parked at the end of the 2nd Stream.
I checked in again about 10 hours later at my landing site, and the sun was up (as was the companion planet!).
And after wandering around in the SRV for a bit I even found a crashed condor fighter with some Personal Weapons and Narcotics cargo scattered around. I guess someone was trying to smuggle contraband to Colonia?
night-time on Flyiedgiea TO-X D2-267 A 1
Stream #3: The B Ring of the third planet here was invisible! Maybe it was too big?
Flyiedgiae KD-V C5-40 3 and moon. This is the planet with the invisible ring.
About 160 km from the 35.6 solar mass BH at Flyiedgiae AA-A H47.
Ending the third stream at Flyiedgiae DZ-D D13-339 2, looking at its nearby companion planet D13-339 1.
Ring-rise on Flyiedgiae DZ-D D13-229 2.
I found another wreck (and skimmers?!) here as well! This was a data point with some data packages.
Flyiedgiae IA-C D14-297 A 1 – Superheated (3333 K) Class V Gas Giant only 14 ls from its A V primary, with a nearby K/M V binary only about 200 ls away. The darkside is lit by the densely packed stars on the other side of the sky.
Stream #4: Flyiedge AA-A H43 – a supermassive WNCO star, 105 solar masses!!! Only 3.79 solar radii though, which is weird.
The WNCO star had some asteroids around it, only 28 ls away.
Skaude WY-A e4 4 – One of the GGs in a triple system of two GGs and one ringed landable world.
Skaude WY-A e4 4 – triple system of two GGs and one ringed landable world. looking at the two GGs in eclipse.
Skaude SX-B D20 – 3.4G rocky icy world that I nearly died on! The gravity was so high that here I got stuck on a slope in the SRV – even though the ship was only about 10 metres away, it was up a hill that I couldn’t climb back up! I had to drive down the slope of a nearby crater – though it was more like hurtling and tumbling at ludicrous speed as the gravity pulled me down hill! I somehow managed to survive to reach the bottom and could summon the ship from there and get back on! There’s a video of this on my youtube channel :).
Skaude LG-C C1-8 2 – a nice hot metal world near its star – the inner planet is visible and moved very quickly across the star. (there’s also a video of this on my youtube channel)
Skaude LH-R C6-6 2 – waterworld around a G star.
Skaude ZA-V D3-80 A3 – looking at the colourful nebula around the Skaude AL-X E1-28 neutron star!
Skaude BQ-Y F448 – This black hole had asteroids around it, which were a bit hard to find (and dangerous to approach) given there was no light! The black hole is distorting the nebula on the left, an asteroid is silhouetted against the background on the right.
Skaude CH-T D4-146 A 1 and 2 – double lava world close to the A V primary star. 39 ls from the star.
Skaude CH-T D4-146 A 6 – nice gas giant further out in the system.
Skaude CH-T D4-146 A 7 – looked suspicious from the system map, turned out to be an Ammonia World at the edge of the system with an awesome ring system!
Skaude GN-R D5-118 3 – a ringed HMC world orbiting another A star.
Skaude GN-R D5-118 2 – this ringed HMC world was such a thin crescent from here that the planet itself wasn’t visible in the rings! Its moon is in the foreground.
Skaude GN-R D5-118 6 and 7 – double gas babby – both Class III giants just under 20,000 km radius and 12 earth masses.
canyon landing in Skaude MR-F C13-20 2a (a rocky ice moon of an HMC)
Skaude MR-F C13-20 2a – looking back down the canyon towards the milky way.
nice brown gas giant, first planet of Skaude OX-D C14-26 A, Just under 1 jupiter mass.
Skaude OX-D C14-26 A1 (the same GG as the last picture),rising over its innermost (icy) moon.
View from the surface of the ice moon, looking over an icy canyon.
One more view from Skaude OX-D C14-26 A 1A, landed on the edge of a flat downhill, like a tipped up iceberg on the edge of a really big canyon.
Skaude OX-D C14-26 B – 300,000ls away in the same system, the companion system had a terraformable waterworld with a close-orbiting moon only 57,000 km away. The waterworld was small though, only about the size of Mars.
Skaude OX-D C14-39 1 – blue gas giant from its closest satellite.
Skaudai FT-L C23-25 1 – ring panorama.
Skaudai MF-I C25-15 5 – A big ammonia world near the Skaudai AA-A Nebula!
Skaudai ZL-B D14-50 B3 and B4. companion system to last neutron star before Sacaqawea Space Port.
Skaudai CH-B D14-34 1 a – Touchdown at Sacaqwea Space Port!