Nova of Madagon
It is not actually a nova at all, but is a starfield of intense, blinding brightness; this "nova" also causes electronic equipment problems for smaller craft. The Straits of Madagon, a passage within this area of space, were mined by the Cylons, though these are cleared by a group of three Vipers lead by Captain Apollo (TOS: "Saga of a Star World").
- The interior of the nova was created using a one-watt laser reflected from multiple surfaces, in particular Richard Edlund's Saturn Award trophy that he received for his work on 1977's Star Wars.
- Altman, Mark A.; Gross, Edward (2018). So Say We All: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Battlestar Galactica. Tor Books. ISBN 9781250128942, p. 111.
- Damen, Marcel (07 March 2010). Richard Edlund GALACTICA.TV interview (backup available on Archive.org) (in English). Retrieved on 14 November 2019.