As part of the Dead End's Circumnavigation Expedition, I decided to see just how fast a circumnavigation could take place - how long it could take to reach each of the 38 checkpoints of the expedition, from its start at Witch Head Science Center to its finish at Achrende.

As it turns out, pretty fast. I started at 18:55:00 on May 23, 3304, and finished at 08:11:13 on May 31. Was actually about a minute or so less, but for some reason it didn't take the first time I hit f10.

Total time: 7 days, 13 hours, 16 minutes, 13 seconds.

Here's a map of the route:

A few statistics:

Total number of jumps: 5420

Total number of new systems visited: 5094

Total distance: 407738 ly

Distance/jump: 75.22 ly (not surprising, considering a 70.57ly jump range, neutron star jumping, and the occasional boosted jump). (Had to edit this, as I made an error in the calculations when I first posted. Math after piloting all day every day for a week... not so good.)

In-character "CMDR's Log" entries about each day of the trip can be found in the Collective Log of the Dead End's Circumnavigation Expedition, here:

Launch

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8 (finish)

The various checkpoints of the DECE Expedition, from start to finish:

Start at Witch Head, 18:55:00 on May 23:

Checkpoint 1: Station X

Checkpoint 2: 3 Geminorum

Checkpoint 3: Angosk DL-P D5-0 (Distant Angosk)

Checkpoint 4: Angosk OM-W D1-0 (Sepositus Beacon)

Checkpoint 5: Lyed YJ-I D9-0 (Amundsen's Star)

Checkpoint 6: Hypuae Euq ZK-P D5-0 (Notus - The 'Southern' Meridian)

Checkpoint 7: Aicods KD-K D8-3 (Point Decision)

Checkpoint 8: Syroifoe CL-Y g1 (The Syroifoe Oasis)

Checkpoint 9: HIP 117078 (PZ Cassiopeiae)

Checkpoint 10: Spongou FA-A e2 (Spongou Nebula)

Checkpoint 11: Cyuefai BC-D d12-4 (Westpoint Ormand)

Checkpoint 12: Cyuefoo LC-D d12-0 (Manifest Destiny - The Western Meridian)

Checkpoint 13: Byaa Thoi EW-E d11-0

Checkpoint 14: Byaa Thoi GC-D d12-0 (Star One)

Checkpoint 15: Auzorts NR-N d6-0

Checkpoint 16: Lyruewry BK-R d4-12 (Banded Azane)

Checkpoint 17: Hypou Chreou RS-S c17-6

Checkpoint 18: Hypiae Brue DI-D c12-0

Checkpoint 19: Sphiesi HX-L d7-0 (Erikson's Star)

Checkpoint 20: Flyae Proae IN-S e4-1

Checkpoint 21: Footie AA-A g0 (Blue In The Black)

Checkpoint 22: Oedgaf DL-Y g0 (Rimor Captionem)

Checkpoint 23: Gria Bloae YE-A g0

Checkpoint 24: Exahn AZ-S D3-8

Checkpoint 25: Chua Eop ZC-T C20-0 (Lone Star)

Checkpoint 26: Beagle Point (Beagle Depot)

Checkpoint 27: Cheae Eurl AA-A E0 (The Sublustris Beacon)

Checkpoint 28: Hyphielia QH-K c22-0 (Silentium Shores)

Checkpoint 29: Praei Bre WO-R D4-3

Checkpoint 30: Suvua FG-Y F0 (Alatar and Pallando)

Checkpoint 31: Hypaa Byio ZE-A G1 (The Hypaa Byio Buoy)

Checkpoint 32: Eembaitl DL-Y d13 (Ultima Centauri)

Checkpoint 33: Synookaea MX-L d7-0

Checkpoint 34: Blea Airgh EI-B d13-1

Checkpoint 35: Ood Fleau ZJ-I d9-0 (Magellan's Star)

Checkpoint 36: Plae Eur DW-E d11-0

Checkpoint 37: Haffner 18 LSS 27 (Skull & Crossbones Nebula)

Checkpoint 38 (finish): Vogel Enterprise, Achrende

Overall, this was fun, but an incredible challenge. Imagine an old-school A* run, or a modern Beagle run, every day, for 8 days. It certainly wears on a person. Was certainly fun, and a heck of a challenge, but this one hurt to finish.

As it turns out, pretty fast. I started at 18:55:00 on May 23, 3304, and finished at 08:11:13 on May 31. Was actually about a minute or so less, but for some reason it didn't take the first time I hit f10.

Total time: 7 days, 13 hours, 16 minutes, 13 seconds.

Here's a map of the route:

A few statistics:

Total number of jumps: 5420

Total number of new systems visited: 5094

Total distance: 407738 ly

Distance/jump: 75.22 ly (not surprising, considering a 70.57ly jump range, neutron star jumping, and the occasional boosted jump). (Had to edit this, as I made an error in the calculations when I first posted. Math after piloting all day every day for a week... not so good.)

In-character "CMDR's Log" entries about each day of the trip can be found in the Collective Log of the Dead End's Circumnavigation Expedition, here:

Launch

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8 (finish)

The various checkpoints of the DECE Expedition, from start to finish:

Start at Witch Head, 18:55:00 on May 23:

Checkpoint 1: Station X

Checkpoint 2: 3 Geminorum

Checkpoint 3: Angosk DL-P D5-0 (Distant Angosk)

Checkpoint 4: Angosk OM-W D1-0 (Sepositus Beacon)

Checkpoint 5: Lyed YJ-I D9-0 (Amundsen's Star)

Checkpoint 6: Hypuae Euq ZK-P D5-0 (Notus - The 'Southern' Meridian)

Checkpoint 7: Aicods KD-K D8-3 (Point Decision)

Checkpoint 8: Syroifoe CL-Y g1 (The Syroifoe Oasis)

Checkpoint 9: HIP 117078 (PZ Cassiopeiae)

Checkpoint 10: Spongou FA-A e2 (Spongou Nebula)

Checkpoint 11: Cyuefai BC-D d12-4 (Westpoint Ormand)

Checkpoint 12: Cyuefoo LC-D d12-0 (Manifest Destiny - The Western Meridian)

Checkpoint 13: Byaa Thoi EW-E d11-0

Checkpoint 14: Byaa Thoi GC-D d12-0 (Star One)

Checkpoint 15: Auzorts NR-N d6-0

Checkpoint 16: Lyruewry BK-R d4-12 (Banded Azane)

Checkpoint 17: Hypou Chreou RS-S c17-6

Checkpoint 18: Hypiae Brue DI-D c12-0

Checkpoint 19: Sphiesi HX-L d7-0 (Erikson's Star)

Checkpoint 20: Flyae Proae IN-S e4-1

Checkpoint 21: Footie AA-A g0 (Blue In The Black)

Checkpoint 22: Oedgaf DL-Y g0 (Rimor Captionem)

Checkpoint 23: Gria Bloae YE-A g0

Checkpoint 24: Exahn AZ-S D3-8

Checkpoint 25: Chua Eop ZC-T C20-0 (Lone Star)

Checkpoint 26: Beagle Point (Beagle Depot)

Checkpoint 36: Plae Eur DW-E d11-0

Overall, this was fun, but an incredible challenge. Imagine an old-school A* run, or a modern Beagle run, every day, for 8 days. It certainly wears on a person. Was certainly fun, and a heck of a challenge, but this one hurt to finish.

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