Hamashta (p Eridani)
p Eri
Image from Steve Bowers
The two stars of Hamashta
Hamashta, Gliese 66 (GJ 66), HIP 7751
Distance from Sol 25.5 ly
p Eridani A.
Type: K2V
Visual luminosity: 0.28 x Sol
p Eridani B.
Spectral class: K3V
Visual luminosity: 0.28 x Sol

Period: 483.66 years
Semimajor Axis: 63.7 A.U.s
Eccentricity: 0.534
Periastron distance: 29.7 A.U.s
Apastron distance: 97.7 A.U.

Orange dwarf double system, former member of Eridanus League.

Refugees from the Great Expulsion from Earth departed the Solar System in 692 AT in the Shorelark, a Skylark class ship, assisted by the Goddess of Earth (GAIA). They reached p Eridani in 820 AT, constructed several rotating space habitats and colonised a number of small planetoids. They gave the star and system the name Hamashta.

Hamashta joined the Eridanus League in 850 AT, and sent system control ships to Eunchong to help suppress a rebellion in 1440.

On the breakup of the League, it joined the NoCoZo. Starting in 6509 AT, a program of building Bishop Rings was commenced, and this system now contains forty-two examples of this kind of megastructure.
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Text by Steve Bowers
Initially published on 05 October 2016.