Greetings LS3 CMDRs!
Before I begin I want to give a huge shoutout to CMDR Bonquiqui for doing a fantastic job with these announcements while I was out on my own personal IRL “expedition” the last several weeks. Thank you!
Well, what a lovely view we have out here, right!? Nearly every Star, Living Being and the best drinks in the Galaxy are within view at this point. I’ll never get over how beautiful the Milky Way is and how humbling it is to see all of it. I can guarantee you that the view is going to get much, much better in the coming weeks, but I wanted us to take a short pause and enjoy what we’ve accomplished thus far.
Now, on to this week’s wandering. We’re headed, yet again, further West towards The Place Where There Are No More Stars. As is the theme for the coming weeks, only one POI this week. But it’s probably my favorite of the whole trip. Our Waypoint this week promises to be special. It’s a truly massive star system on the edge of the galaxy, a rare find indeed. I would recommend also bringing your SRVs with you, as this system contains all Jumponium Materials, which may be necessary for the coming weeks’ journeys.
Speaking of which, you may have noticed by now that stars are getting much more sparse out here. Such thin reaches of space are particularly dangerous to Explorers, who may find themselves trapped in a system with nowhere to jump to. Expedition Leadership would caution everyone for the next 4-6 weeks to stick as close to the FCs as you’re comfortable so we can avoid such an unfortunate occurrence. If you run into trouble, please ping @ LS3 Herder in the ls3-lounge and we’ll do our best to help!
As always, Expedition Leadership wishes you safe flights and many findings!
POI 1: 11 In A Row
System: Fojea HG-X d1-1
This system has 11 primary stars orbiting each other in an intricate 6 + 5 configuration. Prior to the discovery of this system, the largest number of such stars were 9. This system is thus a record breaker by some margin and the only one of its kind discovered at this time (source).
Waypoint 8: Bary’s Wonderland
System: Byooe Thio AA-A g1
While there are many exceptional aspects about this system, including its overwhelming size [the secondary star is 356,000ls from entry], the most remarkable are the three Class IV gas giants on the primary star, which are operating in a barycenter orbit. Two of the gas giants are 3 ls from one another, leading to a remarkable view between the planets only visible in such orbital alignment.
The system as a whole contains three B-class stars and an A-class in binary orbit with one of the B-class. The outermost B-class star revolves in a barycenter orbit with the primary and binary stars, making its orbital period a remarkable 1.6million days [4,400 years] at a distance 337,000ls from the primary star. This star contains its own collection of planets, including a Class V gas giant, the closest orbit. There is also a terraformable water world orbiting this distant star. Not for the faint of heart, this system’s complexity offers a magnificent experience for all explorers willing to invest the time to uncover its majesty.
The system is also a green system containing all jumponium materials.
May 15th Meetup
Location: Geo Site 20 on Orbital Body 6A in the Ovomly PD-R d5-3 System.
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