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Nebula Map

Nebula map with approximate locations.

A nebula is an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases.

A nebula that is barely visible to the human eye from Earth would appear larger, albeit not brighter nearby.[1] Photos of nebula by space telescopes are enhanced versions, because most celestial objects emit colours that are too faint for human eyes.

This is a growing list of all the real  (i.e. not procedural) nebulae and galaxies found in game. We have found 141 nebulae and 32 external galaxies as of writing. The first table is the list of all nebulae visible in the sky from the bubble, with several sky charts (taken from Sol) indicating where they are. In the second table, the galaxies are listed, with links to real images, followed by sky charts of their locations in the sky taken from the game. The third table contains all other reachable nebulae, and the last table contains the unreachable ones. At the end is a list of some real Nebulae that are notably not in game. Distances are given, as well as if there is a central star to jump to for the smaller planetary nebulae. Every nebula has a real image and an in-game screen shot as well.[2]

Nebulae Edit

Pleiades Nebula

Maia Nebula around the Pleiades

These nebulae are visible from the bubble.
Name Distance from Sol (ly) Central Star?*
Maia Nebula at the Pleiades 380 -
R Cra Nebula 420 Yes
Taurus Dark Region 460 -
The Lupus Dark Regions 460 -
Pipe Bowl and Stem 480 -
Coalsack Nebula 500 -
Rho Ophiuchi 500 -
The Ophiuchus Dark Regions 500 -
Corona Australis Dark Region 510 -
LBN 623 600 -
Chamaeleon Nebula 600 -
IC 4604 600 -
Snake 600 -
B92 650 -
Vulpecula Dark Region 650 -
Witch Head Nebula 890 -
California Nebula 975 -
Aquila Dark Region 990 -
Barnard's Loop 1,400 -
Blinking Nebula 2,000 Yes
Little Dumbbell Nebula 2,100 Yes

*Only applies to planetary nebulae - emission/reflection/diffuse nebulae generally have many central stars, and dark regions never have a central star

Reachable Nebulae Edit

110 reachable nebulae have been found.

Name Distance from Sol (ly) Central Star?*
Struve's Lost Nebula 500 No
Scorpius Dark Region 500 -
Musca Dark Region 500 -
Hind Nebula 595 Yes
Scutum Dark Region 650 -
Helix Nebula 700 No
Eskimo Nebula 800 Yes
Pencil Nebula 815 No
NGC 1514 860 Yes
Shapley 1 1,000 Yes
IC 1287 1,000 Yes
Parrot's Head 1,000 -
Dumbbell Nebula 1,100 Yes
NGC 1333 1,100 -
Spirograph Nebula 1,100 Yes
NGC 1999 1,140 Yes
NGC 1360 1,145 Yes
Orion Nebula 1,300 -
Running Man Nebula 1,300 -
Messier 78 1,300 No
NGC 3242 - Ghost of Jupiter 1,400 Yes
Horsehead Dark Region 1,400 -
Cepheus Dark Region 1,400 -
Puppis Dark Region B 1,400 -
Flame Nebula 1,410 -
Veil Nebula West 1,470 -
Horsehead Nebula 1,500 -
Orion Dark Region 1,500 -
Iris Nebula 1,500 -
Puppis Dark Region 1,500 -
Flaming Star Nebula 1,700 No
IC 289 1,700 Yes
Spiral Planetary Nebula 1,780 Yes
Sadr Region 1,800 -
North America Nebula 1,900 -
Pelican Nebula 1,900 -
B352 1,900 -
Veil Nebula East 1,970 -
Eight burst Nebula 2,100 Yes
Ring Nebula 2,200 No
Cone Nebula 2,200 -
Cave Nebula 2,400 -
NGC 6884 2,500 Yes
Trifid of the North Nebula 2,600 No
Elephant's Trunk Nebula 2,650 -
NGC 7822 2,790 -
Fetus Nebula 2,900 Yes
Hubble's Variable Star 3,000 Yes
Blue Flash 3,000 Yes
IC 5117 3,000 Yes
Butterfly Nebula 3,000 Yes
Red Spider Nebula 3,000 -
Retina Nebula 3,000 Yes
Cocoon Nebula 3,200 -
NGC 2438 3,200 Yes
NGC 6302 (Bug Nebula, Butterfly Nebula) 3,400 Yes
NGC 7027 3,400 Yes
Thor's Helmet 3,660 Yes
Seagull Nebula 3,770 -
NGC 7354 4,200 Yes
NGC 6188 4,400 -
Lagoon Nebula 4,500 -
NGC 3699 4,500 Yes
Little Ghost Nebula 4,900 Yes
NGC 6337 4,900 Yes
Jellyfish Nebula 4,990 -
Blue Planetary Nebula 5,000 Yes
NGC 6804 5,000 Yes
Crescent Nebula 5,000 -
NGC 6852 5,000 Yes
NGC 6781 5,100 Yes
Trifid Nebula 5,200 -
Rosette Nebula 5,300 -
Cat's Paw Nebula - NGC 6334 5,500 -
Omega Nebula 5,500 -
NGC 6357 5,500 -
NGC 7048 5,600 Yes
NGC 2440 5,700 Yes
NGC 6803 5,700 Yes
NGC 6565 5,900 Yes
Statue of Liberty Nebula 6,000 -
NGC 6842 6,000 Yes
NGC 7026 6,000 Yes
NGC 6751 6,400 Yes
Monkey Head Nebula 6,400 -
NGC 6820 6,500 -
NGC 2899 6,500 Yes
Crab Nebula 7,000 -
NGC 1931 7,000 -
Eagle Nebula 7,000 -
Bubble Nebula 7,100 -
Heart and Soul Nebulae 7,400 -
IC 4634 7,500 Yes
NGC 281 8,000 -
NGC 5307 8,100 Yes
NGC 2792 8,200 Yes
NGC 5315 8,400 Yes
Eta Carinae 9,000 -
NGC 7538 9,000 -
NGC 5979 9,000 Yes
NGC 6886 9,000 Yes
NGC 3211 9,100 Yes
IC 5217 9,400 Yes
NGC 1491 10,000 -
NGC 6326 11,000 Yes
IC 4191 14,400 Yes
NGC 3199 - Wolf-Rayet Nebula 15,000 -
NGC 2467 - Skull and Crossbones 15,000 -
IC 2621 15,500 Yes
G2 dustcloud 27,900 -

*Only applies to planetary nebulae - emission/reflection/diffuse nebulae generally have many central stars, and dark regions never have a central star

Two nebulae are reachable only with increased FSD range.

Name Distance from Sol (ly) Central Star?* Screenshot
Bow-Tie Nebula 3,500 Yes Screenshot
Little Gem Nebula 6,000 Yes Screenshot

*Only applies to planetary nebulae - emission/reflection/diffuse nebulae generally have many central stars, and dark regions never have a central star **exact distance subject to confirmation

Unreachable Nebulae Edit


There are 8 unreachable nebulae.

Name Distance from Sol (ly) Central Star?* Screenshot
Skull Nebula 1,600 No Screenshot
M97, AKA Owl Nebula 2,200 Yes Screenshot
Cat's Eye Nebula 3,270 No Screenshot
Lemon Slice Nebula 4,500 Yes Screenshot
Saturn Nebula 5,200 Yes Screenshot
NGC 6210 5,300 Yes Screenshot
Blue Snowball Nebula 5,500 Yes Screenshot
White Eyed Pea 6,500 Yes Screenshot

Only applies to planetary nebulae - emission/reflection/diffuse nebulae generally have many central stars, and dark regions never have a central star

Videos Edit

References Edit

  1. Nebula - Wikipedia
  2. Complete List of (real) Nebulae and Galaxies in Elite