Dammit I can't give you rep yet, so +Infinity for you sir.
I like this. Humanising the Galaxy. I think it would be useful for my FGE friends to help out too: they've seen lots of interesting things.
I haven't been to many places, but one place I've mentioned once or twice before that's close to my heart is Nyuena Ro-Z d184, in what I have called the Nyuena Open Cluster Sector, close to the edge of the northern bulge of the Galaxy some 1800LY directly above Sagittarius A*. In my 22LY-limited Cobra I had an amazing view of the Galaxy below. It's not the highest anybody has been, but it's the highest I have been:
Additional videos of this place:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0fJOdeik2M - an Earth-like water world which I'd now like to call "The Reptile Nest"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RPUqvAnDbE - the sole ringed gas giant which has no name so far
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyCGZl2B7RA - I call this place "New Mars."
I don't have a name for the system, though. Unofficially I once named it "Zulu Point" but that's way too self-indulgent. I dunno, I think as it's up in the roof of the Galaxy I'll call the system "Cracked Canopy."
Remember to list the procedural name too so I can pinpoint it on the map.I have screenshots and a location for what I want to call the Annihilator Stellar Nursery, as it is located close to the great annihilator black hole. Will post them when I get home.
Great Work! I'm thrilled I could be a part of this!Maps updated with latest data.
The Norma Expanse
Major feature covering multiple sectors between the far fringe of the Norma arm and near fringe of the 3kpc arm.
The Greae Phio Stellar Forge
GREAE PHIO LS-L C23-221
Expansive dense cluster of mainly young stars covering several hundred LYs - embedded within and around the Greae Phio Nebula.
Dryao Chrea Stellar Remnant
DRYAO CHREA VU-P E5-7481
Neutron Star embedded within a blue glowing ejecta nebula.
Annihilator Stellar Nursery
DRYAA FLYI XR-H D11-991
Approx. 3,000 LYs "south" of the Great Annihilator Black Hole, on the near fringe of the Galactic Core.
Major feature covering at least 11,000 light years wide, and 2,000 light years across.
A region devoid of jumpable stars as to make it extremely difficult to cross with current FSD maximum ranges.
Located between the far fringe of the Scutum-Centaurus arm and the Distant Suns of the galactic outer rim, 65,000 LYs from Sol.
Orion Spur Badlands
Band of Brown Dwarf sectors several thousand LYs wide. Approximately 3,000 LYs "east" of the Frontier, along the Orion Spur.
Band of Brown Dwarf sectors several thousand LYs wide. Situated on the near fringe of the Scutum-Centaurus Arm, approximately 50,000 LYs from Sol. Closest reference; Rendezvous Point.
POIs of Historical Significance
Nyuena Open Cluster
NYUENA RO-Z D184
First visited by Zulu Romeo during the first expedition to Sag-A* (Dec. 3300).
EACTAINDS GN-W C1-6
Point at which two deep space explorers met (Feb. 3301). One of the most distant encounters ever recorded (43,000 LYs from Sol).
Mysterious region of space that no starship can enter. All attempts at a hyperspace lock on to systems within Praei3 have failed.
The Praei3 borders were charted during a deep space expedition (Dec. 3300 - Feb. 3301). Maps pending.
The Ocean Of Rocks
COL 359 SECTOR ZZB B3 1-1
(screenshot & description pending)
Map Ref. Point #1
PYULT QP-V D3-56
Quadruple Water World star system.
Map Ref. Point #2
99% of the places I've seen along the way and explored haven't been planned visits as I was unaware any of it existed. They just happened to be along the route I was taking. The only plan I had was to see if it was possible to reach the most distant stars in the game on the far side of the galaxy, and I only became aware of things like the Greae Phio Nebula and the Dryao Chrea Stellar Remnant when I saw them off in the distance outside my cockpit window, and figured out where they were on the map to detour towards them. I found two open star clusters that way too during the New Horizons video series (haven't added them to the map yet though). They only became distinctive as POIs at around 500 LYS away so it shows you how hit and miss it can be. There could be some really cool stuff being passed by just out of your visual range that you'll never know about. That's just the nature of the game size we haveGeneral question, Erimus. How do you go about figuring out what to explore, or how to decide what can qualify as a "region".
The big problem I have right now is scale. Sure, I can look at a region of space when looking at the disk and see features like "oh, this area is thin in the star department" but once you get closer it always seems to be one big connect the dots.
Right now I'm jumping like crazy to make some distance from Sol, but for every 30LY jump I make I'm missing who knows how many stars along the way. And when looking at the map it's hard to get a sense of scale or try to figure out new targets along the way.
Shame there isn't a way to lay out waypoints easily.
Nice one I'll add it later today.I have found something that may or may not be of small interest.
I would like to call it the Hypio Orb Nebula.
It is a neutron star surrounded by a personal planetary nebula, and it is so far undiscovered. It is a sight to behold as it is a beautiful blue gas surrounded by a stellar forge of beautiful blue stars.
HYPIO PRI JH-U E3-6719
Good luck out thereFirst forum post, very inspiring idea Erimus, it gives purpose to my exploring apart from earning credits.
I'm on my second exploration at the moment, from LHS 1541, a system I formerly traded in, to VY Canis Majoris over the Vela Dark Region, Puppis Dark Region A and B, and back over Barnard's Loop. My new T6 is kitted with everything I need, Chaff and Point Defence in the few cases I get successfully interdicted, an Advanced Scanner and a DSC for maximum profit.
Up until now I didn't find anything worth mentioning, although I hope to further explore and analyse the surrounding areas of both Dark Regions to find habitable and terraformable planets or similar interesting stellar bodies. If everything fails I shall try to put together an analysis of the region, its systems and scoopable stars and places to avoid.
In the future I hope to venture further in the void along the Orion arm, cross over to the Perseus arm and travel on the edge of the galaxy counter clockwise until I reach the very end of the Perseus arm.
Wish me luck, fellow commanders.
I think I know the one - I was out there before I set off on the trek across the galaxy. If its the same one I'm thinking of its a supercluster with over 400 stars stretching over 300 LYs ?There's a section of the Orion Spur in the direction of Cygnus where there are a number of OBA stars and associated neutron stars and black holes. I'm on mobile right now so I can't link images easily, but it is a region a few hundred ly coreward of Sadr Region and stretches in a line between Sol and HDE 226868/Cygni X-1.
I'd like to call it the Cygnus Corridor.
I'll link galactic coordinates, example systems and images layer when I get back home this evening.