Alc3 as seen from one of the moons.
Observations about the planet taken by colonist William Bartlett from the Encyclopedia:
Alc3. Distance from Alchibah: 201,388,000 miles with a 2,443,000 mile eccentricity.
Orbital Period: 923 days.
Axial inclination: 12 degrees. This should have a moderating influence on seasonal temperature variations.
Diameter: 6.960 miles.
Surface Gravity: .98 Earth standard. The planet is slightly, about 11%, denser than Earth so an elevated heavy metal concentration is likely.
Planetary Day: 19.81 (Earth) hours.
Surface Characteristics: 72% water 28% land. Two major Continents and numerous Islands of varying size. Temperature on average about 2 degrees colder than Earth.
Climate: From Tropical to Arctic.
Atmosphere: 23% Oxygen, 72% Nitrogen, 5% various.
Number of Moons: 2
Moon 1 Oliver Dia. 950 miles. Orbital Radius 138,000 miles. Period 13.38 days.
Moon 2 Carter Dia. 185 miles. Orbital Radius 16,926 miles. Period 13.56 hours.
More initial information can be found here.
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