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Thread: Sector Mapping - Dumbbell Project

  1. #31
    I don't know if this was intentional, but the Dumbbell sector is very ideal for this sort of project because it is much smaller than, say, the COESTS sector, the BYAA AEH sector, the PLIELE sector and most of the other randomly generated space areas out there. Those are for the most part 1280 ly high, 1280 ly wide, and 1280 ly long. So far it seems the Dumbbell sector is perhaps a circle with a radius of 100 ly (like you said in the first post, I thought you just meant you only wanted the systems that were within 100 ly of the nebula thinking all sectors were the same size and thats why I had some questions about missing systems.)

    With a circle of a 100 ly radius, thats a volume of about 31,000 cubic light years. the 1280x1280x1280 cubes have a volume of roughly 2,100,000,000 light years. The dumbbell sector is about 1/67741 the size of a "regular" sector. That makes the goal of actually scanning everything in it much more obtainable. It would explain the missing system numbers like I mentioned earlier and why there aren't any "H", "G", or "F" systems and almost no "E" systems. If you aren't familiar with what those are, imagine each sector cube divided into smaller cubes. The "H" systems all start with AA-A H and cover the entire 1280x1280x1280 area. The "H" is divided into 8 cubes of equal size, each of those is 640x640x640 and those are the "G" sections. Each of the G's is split into 8 cubes which are 320x320x320 and those are the 64 "F" sections. Each of those "F"s is split into 8 cubes which make up the 512 "E" cubes which are 160x160x160 LY. I mapped out all of these while spending a couple months in the COESTS sector. Anyway, so far I've only seen "E" systems starting with BA-A in the Dumbbell sector, and it seems there are only 4 of those. (there are usually 4,096 "D" cubes, I didn't finish mapping those out, and 32,768 "C"s and so on)

    I have kept track of all the dumbbell systems I've been to, I'll go back and take screenshots of all of them at some point. I did find one system that had a water world listed, I went there and the water world was a CFT and there was also an HMC that was a CFT so I changed those in the "Planets of Interest" tab on the spreadsheet... if that wasn't kosher I can note future changes without modifing the data. I've only found 2 HMC CFTs and 1 water CFT since then and I added those systems under the New Inputs. I'll add the systems with the screenshots for the album in the same place later.

    I'm having fun, scanning everything in theory will help find all the CFT rocky worlds, I just wish there weren't as many icy planets or theyd make it so they scanned quicker and from further away. I wanted to do this in the COESTS sector but it had millions and millions of stars in it, and it was just me. This is a pretty cool idea.

  2. #32
    If you find errors feel free to correct them! Errors were always likely to happen. Doing this as a community event reduces the risk of input errors with multiple people checking the systems.

    Very nice analysis of the size of the various sectors. There are also some very small sectors with only a few hundred systems to scan. The size and distance of Dumbbell makes it an achieveable goal (with enough support) and it's always nice to discover as a group sometimes. With the discoveries so far it's clear that it's a good location for long distance colonisation.

    I've been quite busy in the bubble for a while now but when I get the urge to go exploring again the Dumbbell Sector will be calling me back

  3. #33
    Minor suggestion to the OP; change

    The Dumbbell project is an initiative started within the AEDC during April 3301
    to include your organization's actual name. That way, people that are unfamiliar with it know who you are talking about. Ex: First Great Expedition (FGE)

  4. #34
    Is this still alive? I'm a new explorer and I want to jump in.
    If this is still working, coun't with my Deep Purple!

  5. #35
    Originally Posted by Muadib24 View Post (Source)
    Is this still alive? I'm a new explorer and I want to jump in.
    If this is still working, coun't with my Deep Purple!
    I was reliably informed the a few days back that it was.

    I'll be contributing at some stage in the near future.


  6. #36
    Yes, this project is ongoing, there are thousands of systems to explore and alot of progress has been made so far!

  7. #37
    If anyone is interested in the "August Exodus" the first waypoint is the Dumbbell Nebula

    Feel free to contribute to this project while you're in the sector.

  8. #38

  9. #39
    Originally Posted by Qohen Leth View Post (Source)
    Haha Borderlands Venture

    Your sheet is OPEN? O_O
    Yes, it's open to encourage active participation
    It's also close so that anyone can join, scan a few systems and return to the bubble.

  10. #40
    Originally Posted by Elementical View Post (Source)
    Yes, it's open to encourage active participation
    It's also close so that anyone can join, scan a few systems and return to the bubble.
    My concern was for the safety of your data...

  11. #41
    Originally Posted by Qohen Leth View Post (Source)
    My concern was for the safety of your data...
    I make regular backups just in case, it's always a risk to have it accessible to everyone but that's the decision we took when opening the project to the entire community.

  12. #42
    Originally Posted by Elementical View Post (Source)
    I make regular backups just in case, it's always a risk to have it accessible to everyone but that's the decision we took when opening the project to the entire community.
    Fair enough We're not doing this with our own data! (But we log much more info...)

  13. #43
    Originally Posted by Qohen Leth View Post (Source)
    Fair enough We're not doing this with our own data! (But we log much more info...)
    We considered gathering a lot more system data but decided to keep things as simple as possible to avoid excessive time spent entering data on spreadsheets. More time exploring, less time inputting data!

  14. #44
    For all your exploration needs!






    And also green one for Alliance






    Mabe by AEDC community member Bfiftytwo.


  15. #45
    Hi All.

    Well after a 3/4 month break away from Elite I decided this evening to dust off the HOTAS and log back in and not being sure of what to do I've made my way out to BD+22 3878 to start to help with mapping the sector.

    Not long after approaching the sector I soon started to regret having a moment of madness whilst outfitting my Asp and fitting it just a 16T Fuel Tank (Seriously!!! What was I thinking ). I'll see how it goes, although if I find myself having to make to many diversions to scoop then I might make a quick trip back to swap it over to a 32T.

    My first question is probably a very simple one to which I think I know the answer...

    If I come across system that has been fully mapped by another Commander who is not taking part in the Dumbbell Project do I just go ahead and mark it as Green on the spreadsheet?

    I'll only head off to BD+22 3878 this evening and then head off from there over the next few nights.

    Thanks & Regards o7


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