The Cauldron

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The Cauldron Nebula is a reflection nebula located within the heart of Cauldron Sector, within the Where The Stars End region of the Empty Stars.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Cauldron nebula is a large group of bright nebulae and dark clouds measuring around 20 parsecs coreward-rimward by 15 parsecs spinward-trailing.

  • It is classified as a reflection nebula and is primarily formed of ionized gases, thrown off by the giant stars at its center many millennia ago.
  • The gases consist of about 90% hydrogen (H2), with the remainder made up of varying concentrations of helium (He), oxygen (O2), nitrogen (N2), and other elements. The clouds have a mean density of 102–106 particles/cm³.

It is considered to contain 32 separate stars of varying ages grouped into twelve separate star systems. These include x2 Bright Giants, x6 Giants, x5 Subgiants, x11 Main Sequence, x1 Subdwarf, and x7 Dwarfs.

Stellar Components[edit]

Hex location: Cauldron Sector 1720, 0 Gas Giants

Trinary Solar System[edit]

Cauldron X-abc Trinary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Cauldron X-abc Primary Primary Yellow G4 IV None
Cauldron X-abc Companion Secondary Red M0 V Orbits primary at 2200 AU
Cauldron X-abc Far Companion Tertiary Red M1 V Orbits secondary at 0.7 AU



Hex location: Cauldron Sector 1721, 0 Gas Giants

Binary Solar System[edit]

Cauldron VI-ab Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Cauldron VI-ab Primary Primary Red M3 III None
Cauldron VI-ab Companion Secondary Orange K0 IV Orbits primary at 4.8 AU



Hex location: Cauldron Sector 1818, 3 Gas Giants

Quaternary Solar System[edit]

Cauldron I-abcd Quaternary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Cauldron I-abcd Primary Primary White A2 II None
Cauldron I-abcd Companion Secondary Orange K1 III Orbits primary at 150 AU
Cauldron I-abcd Far Companion Tertiary Red M8 V Orbits secondary at 3 AU
Cauldron I-abcd Distant Companion Quaternary White Dwarf D Orbits primary at 900 AU



Hex location: Cauldron Sector 1819, 3 Gas Giants

Trinary Solar System[edit]

Cauldron VIII-abc Trinary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Cauldron VIII-abc Primary Primary Yellow-White F7 IV None
Cauldron VIII-abc Companion Secondary Orange K1 V Orbits primary at 2.8 AU
Cauldron VIII-abc Far Companion Tertiary White Dwarf D Orbits secondary at 0.4 AU



Hex location: Cauldron Sector 1822, 4 Gas Giants

Monostellar System[edit]

Cauldron XI-a Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Cauldron XI-a Primary Orange K4 V None



Hex location: Cauldron Sector 1915, 1 Gas Giant

Trinary Solar System[edit]

Cauldron VII-abc Trinary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Cauldron VII-abc Primary Primary Red M6 III None
Cauldron VII-abc Companion Secondary Red M1 V Orbits primary at 10 AU
Cauldron VII-abc Far Companion Tertiary Red M9 VI Orbits primary at 41 AU



Hex location: Cauldron Sector 1920, 4 Gas Giants

Trinary Solar System[edit]

Cauldron IV-abc Trinary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Cauldron IV-abc Primary Primary Orange K1 III None
Cauldron IV-abc Companion Secondary Red M0 V Orbits primary at 1 AU
Cauldron IV-abc Far Companion Tertiary White Dwarf D Orbits secondary at 0.2 AU



Hex location: Cauldron Sector 1922, 1 Gas Giant

Binary Solar System[edit]

Cauldron V-ab Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Cauldron V-ab Primary Primary Red M2 III None
Cauldron V-ab Companion Secondary Red M1 V Orbits primary at 39 AU



Hex location: Cauldron Sector 1923, 3 Gas Giants

Trinary Solar System[edit]

Cauldron IX-abc Trinary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Cauldron IX-abc Primary Primary Yellow-White F0 IV None
Cauldron IX-abc Companion Secondary Yellow G0 IV Orbits primary at 0.7 AU
Cauldron IX-abc Far Companion Tertiary Red M2 V Orbits primary at 950 AU



Hex location: Cauldron Sector 2021, 0 Gas Giants

Monostellar System[edit]

Cauldron XII-a Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Cauldron XII-a Primary White Dwarf D None



Hex location: Cauldron Sector 2122, 2 Gas Giants

Trinary Solar System[edit]

Cauldron III-abc Trinary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Cauldron III-abc Primary Primary White A3 III None
Cauldron III-abc Companion Secondary Yellow-White F7 V Orbits primary at 2000 AU
Cauldron III-abc Far Companion Tertiary White Dwarf D Orbits secondary at 10 AU



Hex location: Cauldron Sector 2320, 0 Gas Giants

Quaternary Solar System[edit]

Cauldron II-abcd Quaternary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Cauldron II-abcd Primary Primary Yellow G3 II
Cauldron II-abcd Companion Secondary White Dwarf D Orbits primary at 1.7 AU
Cauldron II-abcd Far Companion Tertiary Red M0 V Orbits primary at 320 AU
Cauldron II-abcd Distant Companion Quaternary White Dwarf D Orbits secondary at 0.4 AU


History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The positions and types of the stars present within The Cauldron have been cataloged as part of the University of Tal Varisa Deep Sky Program. A note within the Zelig Journal indicates that one or more scout vessels of the Last Armada may have journeyed into The Cauldron as they passed through the Cauldron Cluster.

Image Repository[edit]

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Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

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

World Listing: 1105[edit]

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

No world articles for The Cauldron

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