Alright time for some more ELITE. Previous installments here (1) and here (2) and here (3) After messing around with a new ship, the Adder, I realized it can go about 30LY per jump, and with a fuel scoop can go ANYWHERE. So I asked my brother, being the astrophysicist, where I should go. He suggested the Eagle Nebula. As soon as I googled the above pic I knew I had to go. Then I looked at the Galaxy Map, and realized it was 7000 LY from where I was parked in Mizar (big dipper star) 7000LY divided by ~30LY per jump.....
|100LY out. You can really see the colours from here in distinct coloured areas. Lets hit the blue first.
|Closeup of the Bluezone. At top of screen is star cluster.
|180 degrees from the previous picture, from the center of the Nebula, and you can see the proto-star cluster through the dust.