Basilisk Nebula

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The Basilisk Nebula is an emission nebula located in the heart of Tarchon Sector, within the Where The Stars End region of the Empty Stars.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Basilisk Nebula is a group of bright nebulae and dark clouds measuring around 10 parsecs coreward-rimward by 13 parsecs spinward-trailing. The Basilisk's Eye system lies at its core.

  • It is classified as an emission nebula and is primarily formed of ionized gases, thrown off by the supergiant primary star of the Basilisk's Eye system many millennia ago.
  • The gases consist of about 90% hydrogen (H2), with the remainder made up of helium (He), oxygen (O2), nitrogen (N2), and other elements. The clouds have a mean density of 102–106 particles/cm³.
  • The gases primarily emit red light, though other colors can be seen: the source of ionization is high-energy photons emitted from the Basilisk's Eye supergiant star.

A quaternary star system lies at the heart of the nebula:

Quaternary Solar System[edit]

Basilisk's Eye Quaternary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Basilisk's Eye Primary Primary Yellow-White F7 Ib None
Basilisk's Eye Companion Secondary Orange K1 III orbits primary at 5100 AU
Basilisk's Eye Far Companion Tertiary Orange K8 V orbits secondary at 0.7 AU
Basilisk's Eye Distant Companion Quaternary Brown Dwarf BD orbits seconday at 150 AU

Hex Location: 1723 Tarchon Sector. 3 Gas Giants.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The positions and types of the stars present within the Basilisk Nebula have been cataloged as part of the University of Tal Varisa Deep Sky Program.

Image Repository[edit]


Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

This astrographic feature is primarily found in the following areas:
Charted Space:

World Listing: 1105[edit]

The following systems and worlds are associated with this astrographic feature:

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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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