Elite Dangerous: Destination Sol – 006 – Wolf-Rayets In The Black

Elite Dangerous: Destination Sol – 006 – Wolf-Rayets In The Black


Hello and welcome dear viewers, fellow Casuals. You are watching PrimetimeCasual and this
– is Destination Sol. I am nearing the halfway mark of my journey
back – at this point I really feel the loneliness out here and think back fondly of the organized
trip with the frequent meetups with other Commanders. Still, I won’t rush. The bubble will be there when I get home,
and I am looking forward to visiting the Minor Faction of the Buur Pit in a few months time. The region I find myself in is most notable
for rare stellar types and constellations, and so my pictures this week are of the beautiful
and strange colours you can see if you leave the trodden paths of travel. The very first stop I made this week was the
Scutum Outer Beacon, some 45.000 lightyears from Sol. The main star is a cold and red Wolf-Rayet
NC class, which you normally find burning hot and blue – an anomaly, as the nominal
range for Wolf-Rayets starts at 30.000 Kelvin. Fitting in with that is an equally red Herbig
Ae/Be protostar burning even colder at only 3740 Kelvin. A lone planet, not unlike to our Venus, orbits
nearby and offers some comfort. I was a bit disappointed in the Wolf-Rayet
here, but the next waypoint made more than up for it. Dropping in to a primary class O star, you
can already see the colours of a Herbig Ae/Be and a T-Tauri in the distance. Flying through this system and manoeuvring
to get all of them in one picture made me appreciate the name given to this system by
the Galactic Mapping Project: Minerva’s Crown – with the stars lining up like jewels, shining
bright and colourful in the black. It would not be a Distant Worlds log without
the random find of other, non-catalogued sights. I came across this fantastic ammonia world,
not long after leaving the Crown. I have not seen a ringed ammonia world in
a long time, and the dense icy rings of this one are truly a sight to behold. Stay tuned in, and admire the true colours
of a Wolf-Rayet, after the slideshow. This is what I expect of a Wolf-Rayet star. Burning hot and blue, singing my eyebrows
and casting sharp shadows. Where the Outer Beacon star had a surface
of a mere 4.382 Kelvin, giving it a dark reddish glow, the Plae Free Monolith is a proper Wolf-Rayet
of the WC8 spectral classification, with a temperature of 60.458 Kelvin. At just above 42 solar masses and a solar
radius over 5, it is extremely massive for this type of star, but otherwise still on
the cool end of the spectrum. The properties of this one are more akin to
that of a WN7h spectral class Wolf-Rayet, safe for the surface temperature. Astrological anomalies aside, a lone Wolf-Rayet
in the black gives me the opportunity to show off the amazing colours such hot stars produce. Enjoy! If you want to see more wonders of the uncharted
regions of the galaxy, make sure to subscribe to the channel and follow me on Twitter as
well. You have been watching PrimetimeCasual, see
you next time and – fly safe!

3 thoughts on “Elite Dangerous: Destination Sol – 006 – Wolf-Rayets In The Black

  1. amazing again chap .well done fly safe .love the music .looking forward to seeing you in the burr pit when you return o7 fly safe

  2. Great stuff again CMDR…. Well done with the Wolf stars… I’ve yet to discover one… But I can feel it’s coming.. πŸ‘

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