[Journal] The Aronnax Expedition

The Aronnax Expedition
Expedition Status: expedition completed 29th Jan 3304, all data sold by 30th Jan. No indication of spacefaring activity near any permit-locked region was found.
Ship Status: range 25.03LY; no damage
Latest update: 1st February 3304

Expedition Outline and Objectives
The purpose of this expedition is to visit the borders of those permit-locked sectors that are farther away than Col 70 Sector, Barnard's Loop, or Regor Sector in order to search for signs of spacefaring activity by other civilisations. This especially includes signs of past or present activity by the Thargoids or the Guardians or their descendants as well as any other races that might be out there, potentially including traces of lost human outposts, such as from Generation Ships with FTL capabilities.
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For each restricted region, or group of restricted regions, the borders will be searched for Earth-like worlds, Ammonia Worlds and 'green' systems (those containing all materials used for FSD boosting). In addition, a 'Forward Base' region ~1000LY away from the border of each restricted region will be reconnoitred for Earth-like worlds and 'green' systems, providing a stepping-stone that can potentially be used to house a colony or outpost to monitor the region and for diplomatic and trading purposes, should a presence on the borders prove to be unwelcome or hazardous.
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The expedition will search for planet-side life and other features of interest, such as neutron stars, nebulae, active volcanism and rare star types, not only adjacent to restricted regions but whilst in transit between them.
Expedition Timeline and Itinerary
The expedition is scheduled to begin on 31st July, subject to successful testing of the Pierre Aronnax herself under exploration conditions and also to the completion of a crew training programme. It is important to stress that there are no deadlines: there is no 'completion date' for the expedition. I intend to stay in the vicinity of a restricted region until I am happy that I have found enough there for the expedition to have broken useful ground for those who wish to follow but I might stay longer if exploration proves especially fruitful.
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Outfitting and testing of the Pierre Aronnax is in progress and a fighter pilot of suitable aptitude has been recruited and is undergoing training. This pilot, Haya Franco, has raced to Sagittarius A* and has experience flying from an O'Brian class warship but this will be her first serious exploration mission.
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Field trials of the Pierre Aronnax will take place during the weeks ending 16th and 23rd July 3303. These are likely to be on the Regor Sector border but might also include NGC 2264 Sector.
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The time spent near each restricted region is anticipated to vary depending upon the size of the restricted zone and the abundance of systems of interest but a duration of about one week seems to be a reasonable estimate from my past experience surveying the borders of these regions, most notably during Distant Worlds 3302 when I visited the Bleia borders on the way out to Beagle Point (this region is close to the Magnus nebula, which was waypoint 17) and the Praei borders on the way home.
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Travel times to different regions will also vary but are expected to be longest for Bovomit and Sidgoir, due to the lower star density in the Outer Arm. The jump range of the Pierre Aronnax is currently 25.06 LY, so these two regions present the main challenge in terms of route-finding. The longest journey between permit-locked sectors is from Praei to Dryman, which will involve navigating for well over 40KLY along the Scutum-Centaurus Arm


  • NGC 2286 Sector: distance from Sol: est. 10 KLY; anticipated duration: 1 week; arrived: 5th Aug 3303; departed: 16th Aug 3303
  • Bovomit: distance from NGC 2286 Sector: 24 KLY; anticipated duration: 1 week; arrived: 2nd September 3303; departed: 12th September 3303
  • Sidgoir: distance from Bovomit: 6.8 KLY; anticipated duration: 1 week; arrived: 13th September 3303; departed: 27th September 3303
  • Froadik: distance from Sidgoir: 17.1KLY; anticipated duration: 1 week; arrived: 4th October 3303; departed: 14th October 3303
  • Hyponia: distance from Froadik: 10 KLY; anticipated duration: 1 week; arrived: 26th October 3303; departed: 1st November 3303
  • Bleia: distance from Hyponia: 24.6 KLY; anticipated duration: 2 weeks; arrived: 6th November 3303; departed: 22nd November 3303
  • Praei: distance from Bleia: 16.4 KLY; anticipated duration: 2 weeks; arrived: 29th November 3303; departed: 12th December 3303
  • Dryman: distance from Praei: 37.3 KLY; anticipated duration: 1 week; arrived: 28th December 3303; departed: 5th January 3304
  • NGC 3603 Sector: distance from Dryman: 13 KLY; anticipated duration: 1 week; arrived: 8th January 3304 ; departed: 13th January 3304
  • IC 4673 Sector: distance from NGC 3603 / Sol: 19.5 KLY / 12.7 KLY; anticipated duration: 1 week; arrived: 19th Jan 3304 ; departed: 26th January 3304
Initial estimate of duration of the expedition: 12 weeks + at least 15 weeks travel time.
Actual duration of the expedition: 26 weeks
Initial estimate of distance to travel: 207KLY
Actual distance travelled: 290,443 LY
The Pierre Aronnax
The choice of the Federal Corvette for a long duration exploration and survey mission is down to several factors:

  1. The capability to carry a fighter and all equipment needed to be self-reliant for an extended mission
  2. Able to achieve a jump range of 25LY (anticipated to be the minimum required to reach Bovomit and Sidgoir without FSD boosting)
  3. Comfortable handling in both supercruise and normal flight
It is the first of these three requirements that rules out the Keelback, the Gunship and the Beluga (since the restrictions on the Beluga would mean that carrying both a shield and fighter hangar would require the use of a class 4 fuel scoop).
The third of these requirements rules out the Anaconda, the Lakon Type 9 Heavy and the Imperial Cutter.
In the worst case scenario that a route to Bovomit and Sidgoir is beyong the range of the Pierre Aronnax, then the Anaconda Exelion can be used for that part of the expedition.
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Two fighters will be carried: a F63 Condor armed with lasers and a GU-97 Interceptor armed with plasma weapons. Two SRV Scarabs will also be taken. A mining lance will enable the Pierre Aronnax to gather materials without being dependent upon surface mining.
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A loadout of lightweight weapons is under consideration but both weapons and utility mounts will decrease the jump range and increase the power requirements and heat generation, so must be balanced carefully. Lightweight utilities add little to the mass of the ship, so the focus is likely to be on defensive measures. Hostile encounters are anticipated near the boundaries of occupied regions and the vessel must be able to withstand such encounters long enough to escape, as a minimum.
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Intermissions
Since there are now numerous bases throughout the galaxy, the Pierre Aronnax may well dock and sell exploration data, carry out repairs and restock those supplies that cannot be synthesised in between surveying each restricted region. Critical damage may naturally require a postponement of operations pending station-side repairs. It is intended that docking should not be a requirement at any point until the expedition has reached a conclusion, however, and the Pierre Aronnax will be outfitted for optimum self-sufficiency.

Journal
In addition to summarising the findings about each permit-locked region, occasional journal entries will be written to give more insight into the expedition's activities. This will become important for recording events that take place and some of the sights that are seen; the expedition is a journey, not just an exercise in data collection and presentation. Thoughts, insights and emotions are all important to experience, understand and communicate. Ultimately, I don't know how long I will be out there and if I will make it back. Maybe I will descend into space madness like some of the crews that ventured into the Formidine Rift on the Dynasty Expedition; maybe I will see spectacular sights and meet other explorers or maybe I'll just need to let it all out after a day of non-stop jumping through hyperspace or flying over mundane balls of rock hoping to find some magma vents in a vast system of canyons. The journal will be the detailed record of the expedition.


Journal entries:
Summary of Findings
NGC 2264 Sector (Field Trials)
Forward base: not scouted - already very close to inhabited space
Border: 1 Earth-like World, 3 Ammonia Worlds, 2 landable terraformables, 8 'green' systems
details: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/364376-Journal-The-Aronnax-Expedition?p=5755058&viewfull=1#post5755058
Earth-like World:
Plaa Thua TI-Z c27-1 1
Ammonia Worlds:
Plaa Thua NC-D d12-11 B11
Outotz OS-K c8-1 3
Outotz TU-G d10-13 6 (~420LY from border)
Landable terraformables:
Plaa Thua KC-D d12-19 A4
Outotz VY-S d3-9 B5
Green systems:
Outotch AA-A e0: planet 1; planet 3; moon 3a, planet 8 (Y+3)
Plaa Thua TI-B d13-19: planet A1; planet A2; planet A3
Plaa Thua IW-C c26-0: planet 2; planet 3; moon 6a; moon 6b
Plaa Thua NX-F b52-0: planet A1; planet A2; planet A3; planet AB1
Plaa Thua NC-D d12-7: planet 1; planet 3; planet 4; moon 6a
Plaa Thua NC-D d12-11: moon A1a; moon A1b; moon A2a; moon A3a; moon B12e (distant but not needed, Y+3)
Outotz LS-R b18-0: planet A1 (Po 1.0%); moon AB1a; planet AB2; planet C7; moon ABC1d
Outotz II-H b24-0: moon 1a; moon 1b; moon 1c; moon 1f; moon 2c (Y+3); moon 2e; moon 3e (Y+4)
NGC 2286 Sector
Forward base: Earth-like World Phaa Aed FL-Y c6 AB4
Green systems (distance from centre, LY):
Phaa Aed BK-R b4-3 (70.96): 1 (As 2.2%); 3d (Nb 0.9%, Cd 1.0%, V 3.1%, Ge 3.6%); 3f (As 1.6%, Cd 0.9%); 3g (Po 0.3%, Cd 0.9%, Ge 3.5%); 5a (Y 0.7%, Cd 1.0%)
Phaa Aed FL-Y c10 (10.75): 2b (Y 0.7%, Cd 0.9%, V 2.8%); 2c (Y 0.7%, Nb 0.8%, Cd 0.9%, As 1.6%); 4c (Po 0.5%); 7a (Cd 0.9%, V 3.0%, Ge 3.5%)
Phaa Aed FG-Y d32 (12.54): 5a (Y 1.2%, Nb 1.3%, Cd 1.5%, Ge 5.6%); 6c (Po 0.5%, Cd 1.5%, Ge 5.5 %); 8a (Nb 1.3%, Cd 1.5%, As 2.5%, V 4.8%) also 7b is Y+3 (Y, Cd, V, Ge)
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Border:
Earth-like World: Phroea Hype RA-A c3-8 A9 (this system is also green, see below)
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Ammonia Worlds:
Dryafiae JA-C d14-2 6
Dryafiae XB-C c29-1 A1
Dryafiae VM-H d11-19 B4
Phroea Hype IS-A d1-26 C1
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Green systems:
Phroea Hype WO-L b2: A3 (Y 1.3%, Nb 1.5%, V 5.4%); A4 (As 2.3%); B2 (Cd 1.6%, Ge 4.5%); AB1e (Y 0.7%, Cd 1.0%, As 1.6%); D2 (long supercruise Po 0.6%, V 5.2%); CD3a (long supercruise Po 0.3%, Cd 0.9%, Ge 3.1%)
Phroea Hype XO-L b1: A2 (Y 1.3%, Cd 1.7%); A5 (Y 1.4%, Nb 1.6%, V 5.6%); A7 (Po 0.5%, Nb 1.2%, As 1.6%, Ge 3.5%); A9 (Nb 1.1%, Cd 1.3%, As 1.5%, V 4.0%) also B1 is Y+3
Phroea Hype GP-L b1: 1 (Po 0.7%, Cd 1.9%, Ge 5.2%); 3 (Nb 1.5%, Ge 4.5%); 6a (V 3.5%, Ge 3.8%); 9f (Y 0.7%, As 1.6%, Ge 3.6%)
Dryafiae ZG-N a116-0: 1 (Po 0.6%, Cd 1.7%, Ge 4.7%, V 5.4%); 12b (Y 0.7%, Nb 0.8%, Ge 3.5%); 13b (As 1.6%)
Dryafiae JK-C d14-15: 1 (Po 0.6%, Nb 1.5%, Ge 4.6%, V 5.5%); 2 (Y 1.3%, Cd 1.7%, Ge 4.6%, V 5.4%); 5a (As 2.5%)
Dryafiae RA-E c28-1: A1 (Nb 1.5%, Cd 1.7%, As 2.1%); A2 (Po 0.7%, Ge 5.1%, V 5.9%); A5a (Y 1.2%, Nb 1.4%, V 5.1%)
Phroea Hype RA-A c3-8: A10g (Y 0.7%, Nb 0.8%, As 1.6%, V 3.0%); A12f (Po 0.3%, Nb 0.8%, Cd 0.9%, V 3.0%, Ge 3.6%); also A10d (Cd 1.5%, As 2.5%) and A2 (Y 1.3%, Ge 4.7%, V 5.4%)
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Landable candidate for terraforming: Dryafiae IA-C d14-22 2 (Y 1.3%, Nb 1.4%)
Bovomit
Forward Base:
Earth-like World Phae Phlai XE-H c10-3 A 2
Green systems (distance from centre, LY):
Phae Phlai XJ-R d4-35 (11.33): A2a (Y 1.2%, Nb 1.3%, V 4.8%); A4d (Cd 1.6%, As 2.7%, V 5.1%); A7a (Po 0.5%, Nb 1.3%, Cd 1.4%, Ge 5.4%); A7fa (Cd 1.4%, As 2.8%)
Phae Phlai RD-Q b19-1 (35.59): A4 (V 3.9%, Ge 3.3%); A5 (Po 0.4%, Ge 3.3%); A8 (Y 1.0%, Cd 1.3%, As 1.6%, V 4.1%); A9a (Po 0.3%, Nb 0.8%, As 1.4%)
Phae Phlai WE-H c10-8 (23.98): A1 (Po 0.6%, Nb 1.5%, Ge 4.7%, V 5.5%); A2 (Y 1.3%, Nb 1.5%, Ge 4.6%); A2a (As 2.6%, V 5.3%, Ge 5.7%); A4 (Cd 1.5%, V 4.6%)
Phae Phlai XJ-R d4-20 (25.59): 1b (Y 1.1%, Nb 1.3%, Cd 1.4%, V 4.6%); 1g (Y 1.2%, Cd 1.5%, As 2.5%, Ge 5.7%); 5b (Po 0.5%, Nb 1.3%)
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Border:
Earth-like Worlds:
Myoidu ZF-F d11-9 5 (11.72 LY from Bovomit OD-X b45-0)
Tiefua IR-W D1-4 A 4 (448.32 LY from Bovomit VV-T b46-1)
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Ammonia Worlds:
Myoidu FG-N c20-0 2
Syroidoa YQ-K d9-1 A 4
Syroidoa YB-J d10-13 A 5
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Green systems:
Myoidu TG-F c11-1: 2 (Po 0.6%); 6a (Y 0.7%, Nb 0.8%, Cd 1.0%, As 1.6%, Ge 3.6%); 7d (Nb 0.8%, V 3.0%, Ge 3.5%); 8d (Po 0.3%, Cd 1.0%, As 1.6%, Ge 3.6%)
Syroidoa OR-M b27-2: A5a (Po 0.5%, Cd 1.6%, Ge 5.2%); B5 (Po 0.6%, Nb 1.5%, Ge 4.6%, V 5.4%); AB1c (Y 0.7%, Nb 0.8%, Ge 3.5%); AB1g (As 1.6%, Nb 0.9%, Ge 3.6%)
Syroidoa JN-Q d6-16: B1 (Nb 2.5%, V 9.1%); B2 (Y 1.5%, Cd 1.9%, As 2.3%); B6 (Nb 1.6%, As 2.1%, Ge 4.7%); AB1a?Check? (Po 0.3%, Ge 3.5%); AB1g (Y 0.8%, Nb 0.9%, As 1.7%, Ge 3.7%)
Syroidoa JN-Q d6-1: 2 (Nb 1.5%, Cd 1.7%); 3 (Cd 1.7%, Ge 4.6%, V 5.4%); 8d (Y 0.7%, Cd 1.0%, As 1.8%, V 3.0%); 8e (Po 0.3%, V 3.1%)
Syroidoa LI-Q d6-20: A1 (As 1.8%, Cd 3.0%); B1 (Nb 2.2%, V 8.1%); B2 (Y 1.3%, Ge 4.7%, V 5.4%); AB2b (Po 0.5%, V 4.9%)
Myoidu ZF-F d11-11: AB1 (Po 1.1%, As 1.8%, Nb 2.6%, V 9.2%); AB2 (Y 2.0%, Cd 2.7%, V 8.4%); C4 (Y 1.4%, Ge 4.7%)
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Landable candidate for terraforming:
Myoidu EB-F d11-2 4
Sidgoir
Forward Base​
Forward Base centre: Earth-like World Preou Thoe GF-R d4-10 3 (921.31 LY from Sidgoir HL-X b1-0)
Other Earth-like Worlds: Preou Thoe CZ-S d3-19 C 6 (also a 'green' system, see below)
Green systems (distance from centre, LY):
Preou Thoe FR-N b20-0 (6.23): 1a (Po 0.3%, Nb 0.8%, Cd 1.0%, V 3.0%, Ge 3.6%); 1b (Cd 1.0%, As 1.7%, V 3.2%); 1d (Y 0.8%); 2f (Po 0.3%, Nb 0.9%, As 1.6%, V 3.1%, Ge 3.7%); 2g (Y 0.7%, Ge 3.6%); 2h (Cd 1.0%, As 1.6%)
Preou Thoe LS-L b21-2 (23.51): 4d (Y 0.7%, Cd 1.0%, V 3.0%, Ge 3.5%); 5b (Po 0.3%, Cd 0.9%, V 3.0%); 5e (Y 0.7%, Nb 0.8%, Ge 3.5%, V 3.0%); 5f (Y 0.7%, Cd 0.9%, As 1.6%)
Preou Thoe CZ-S d3-19 (92.19): A5 (Y 1.3%, Nb 1.5%, Cd 1.7%, V 5.3%); B5 (Po 0.7%, Cd 1.9%, As 2.2%, Ge 5.0%); C1 (Y 2.2%, As 1.7%, Nb 2.5%, Cd 2.9%, V 9.1%)
Preou Thoe AE-T d3-14 (100.16): 2b (Po 0.5%, Cd 1.5%, V 4.7%, Ge 5.5%); 3a (Po 0.5%, Nb 1.4%, Ge 5.8%, V 5.0%); 3c (Y 1.1%, Nb 1.3%, Ge 5.3%); 3g (Y 1.2%, 2.6%)
Preou Thoe KE-K c8-2 (89.22): 1d (As 1.6%); 1e (Y 0.7%, Nb 0.8%, V 3.0%); 2c (Po 0.3%, Nb 0.8%, V 3.0%, Ge 3.5%); 2d (Nb 0.8%, Cd 1.0%, V 3.0%, Ge 3.6%)
Preou Thoe DZ-S d3-6 (99.57): 1b (Y 1.2%, Nb 1.4%, As 2.6%); 1d (Po 0.5%, Cd 1.6%, As 2.6%, Ge 5.9%); 1e (Po 0.5%, Nb 1.4%, V 4.9%, Ge 5.8%)
Preou Thoe JJ-K c8-3 (105.63): 2 (Y 1.5%, Nb 1.7%, Cd 1.9%, As 2.3%, Ge 5.2%); 9b (Y 0.7%, Cd 1.0%, As 1.6%, Ge 3.6%); 9c (Po 0.3%, Cd 0.9%, V 3.0%)
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Po-rich planet:
Preou Thoe EK-R d4-10 BC 2: Po 1.1%, Nb 2.6%
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Landable candidate for terraforming:
Preou Thoe DZ-S d3-5 A 5a (96.88LY from Forward Base)
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Border​
Earth-like Worlds:
Preou Thoe YC-I c23-4 A 6 (31.27 LY from Sidgoir ZU-Y c1)
Preou Thoe YV-E d11-27 A 5 (39.79 LY from Sidgoir SD-B b0)
Ootots ID-I c26-1 A 8 (39.28 LY from Sidgoir AQ-P b5-0, system is also green, see below)
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Gold system:
Preou Thoe VZ-R b45-1 (5.71 LY from Preou Thoe YV-E d11-27): 4b (Y 0.7%, Cd 1.0%, Ge 3.5%); 4d (Cd 1.0%, As 1.6%); 4g (Y 0.8%, Nb 0.9%, V 3.2%); 6c (Y 0.7%, Nb 0.8%, Cd 0.9%, Ge 3.4%); 8a (Po 0.3%, As 1.6%, V 3.1%); 9c (Y 0.7%, Nb 0.8%, Cd 0.9%, Ge 3.4%)
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Green systems:
Ootots AY-F d12-13: 1c (Po 0.5%, Nb 1.4%, As 2.6%, V 5.0%); 3c (Po 0.5%, Cd 1.4%, V 4.6%); 4c (Y 1.2%, Ge 5.6%)
Ootots AY-F d12-1: ABC1 (Y 1.3%, Cd 1.7%, Ge 4.6%, V 5.4%); ABC2 (Po 0.6%, Nb 1.5%, Ge 4.5%); ABC3 (Y 1.4%, Cd 1.8%, As 2.2%, Ge 4.8%); ABC5a (Y 1.3%, Nb 1.4%, Cd 1.6%, Ge 5.6%)
Preou Thoe RQ-C c26-2: 2b (Y 1.1%, Cd 1.5%, V 4.7%, Ge 5.5%); 3b (Nb 0.9%, As 1.6%, V 3.1%, Ge 3.7%); 4a (Po 0.3%, As 1.6%)
Preou Thoe SP-Y b55-0: 1a (Y 0.8%, Nb 0.9%, As 1.6%, v 3.1%); 1c (Cd 0.9%, Ge 3.5%); 3a (Po 0.3%, Nb 0.8%, Ge 3.6%)
Preou Thoe ZW-U b57-0: 6a (Po 0.3%, As 1.6%); 6b (Cd 0.9%, V 3.0%, Ge 3.5%); 6c (Y 0.7%, Nb 0.8%, V 3.0%)
Ootots ID-I c26-1: A1 (Y 1.4%, Cd 1.8%, As 2.1%, Ge 4.8%); A2 (Po 0.6%, Nb 1.8%, Cd 1.7%, Ge 4.6%, V 5.4%); A4 (Y 1.4%, Cd 1.8%, As 2.1%, V 5.6%)
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Ammonia Worlds:
Ootots HI-I c26-2 AB 2 (14.05 LY from Sidgoir JM-W d1-18)
Synuedea VO-S b51-1 C 5 (626.32 LY from Sidgoir WQ-T a17-0)
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Landable candidate for terraforming:
Preou Thoe YV-E d11-20 10
Froadik
Forward Base​
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Forward Base centre: Earth-like World Froagh YJ-A d32 4 (625.30 LY from Froadik GW-M b24-0)
Other Earth-like Worlds: Froagh YJ-A d43 3
Ammonia World: Froagh YJ-A d32 5
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Green systems (distance from centre, LY):
Froagh ZE-Z c4 (38.70): ABC1 (Cd 1.6%, V 5.2%); ABC4 (Po 0.5%, Ge 3.4%, V 4.0%); ABC5 (Po 0.5%, Nb 1.2%, As 1.6%); D2 (Y 1.1%, V 4.7% caution: 22 Kls supercruise journey)
Froagh BA-Z c4 (74.18): A1a (As 2.5%, V 4.8%); A1b (Cd 1.4%, Ge 5.3%); A1c (Y 1.2%, Nb 1.3%, Ge 5.6%); C2 (Po 0.7%, Nb 1.7%, As 2.3%); BC3a (Po 0.3%, Nb 0.8%, V 3.0%, Ge 3.5%)
Froagh CA-Y b1-0 (65.23): 1 (Ge 3.4%); 3 (Y 1.1%, Cd 1.4%, As 1.7%); 4 (As 1.8%, V 4.7%); 7 (Y 0.9%, Nb 1.1%); 8 (Po 0.5%, Cd 1.3%)
Froagh WO-Y b1-1 (31.61): 3a (Nb 0.8%, Ge 3.5%); 3b (Po 0.3%, Cd 0.9%); 3c (As 1.6%); 3d (Y 0.7%, Cd 0.9%, Ge 3.5%); 3e (Cd 0.9%, V 2.9%)
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Border​
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Earth-like Worlds (distance from nearest Froadik system, LY, Froadik system identified as closest neighbour):
Byae Phlai PY-Q c18-5 A3
Byae Phlai LC-D d12-49 9 (also 'green', see below)
Ploadaea QR-W d1-12 6 (71.49, Froadik VP-B c15-8)
Ploadaea IE-T c3-13 2 (16.99, Froadik BR-Z c15-10)
Ploadaea RB-O c6-1 A 1 (13.93, Froadik PD-5 e4-7)
Ploadaea OG-Y d11 2 (11.98, Froadik AQ-N d7-13)
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Ammonia Worlds:
Byae Phlai PI-B d13-1 C 4 (350 Kls supercruise journey)
Ploadaea OG-Y d11 4
Ploadaea QR-W d1-45 B 3
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Green systems:
Byae Phlai AR-A b41-0: 1 (Y 1.4%, V 5.6%); 3 (Cd 1.6%); 5 (Po 0.6%, Nb 1.5%, As 2.1%, V 5.5%); 7 (Nb 1.2%, Cd 1.3%, Ge 3.5%, V 4.1%)
Grie Hypooe GO-P a101-2: 1 (Y 1.0%, Nb 1.1%, Cd 1.3%, As 1.5%); 4 (Y 0.9%, Nb 1.1%, V 3.8%); 5 (Y 1.0%, As 1.6%, Ge 3.5%); 8 (Po 0.5%)
Byae Phlai GW-E d11-5: A2 (Po 1.0%, V 8.1%); A5 (Nb 1.6%, As 2.1%, V 5.6%); B5 (Y 1.3%, Cd 1.7%, Ge 4.7%, V 5.4%)
Byae Phlai LC-D d12-49: 4 (Cd 1.6%); 5 (Y 1.4%, Nb 1.6%, Ge 5.0%); 5a (Po 0.6%, Nb 1.4%, As 2.5%, V 5.1%)
Grie Hypooe IV-N c23-3: 2 (Y 2.1%, Nb 2.4%, Cd 2.8%); 3 (Po 0.7%, Cd 1.9%, As 2.2%, Ge 5.0%); 4 (Y 1.3%, Cd 1.7%, V 5.4%)
Ploadaea TV-Y c4: A1 (Cd 1.8%, Ge 4.8%, V 5.6%); A2 (Y 1.3%, Ge 4.6%); BCD1 (Po 0.7%, As 2.2%, Ge 4.9%); BCD2 (Nb 1.5%, V 5.4%)
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Landable candidate for terraforming:
Ploadaea QR-W d1-46 2 (Y 1.3%, Nb 1.5%, Ge 4.5%)
Hyponia
Forward Base​
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Forward Base centre: Earth-like World Wembuia HD-Z d1-39 A 4 (963.73 LY from Hyponia LZ-D b14-151)
Ammonia World: Wembuia UH-W c4-14 4 (30.79 LY from the Forward Base system)
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Green systems (distance from Forward Base system, LY):
Wembuia RB-Y c3-9 (30.39): 1a (Nb 1.3%, Ge 5.6%); 1c (As 2.6%, V 4.9%); 1f (Po 0.5%, Ge 5.4%); 1g (Y 0.9%, Cd 1.2%, V 3.9%)
Wembuia MZ-S b9-3 (2.06): 1 (Nb 1.5%, Cd 1.7%, Ge 4.6%); 3 (V 5.5%); 13a (Y 0.7%, As 1.6%, Ge 3.6%); 15f (Po 0.3%, Ge 3.6%)
Wembuia PG-Y c3-10 (15.15): 2a (Y 0.7%, Nb 0.8%, Ge 3.5%); 6a (Po 0.5%, Nb 1.4%, As 2.6%, V 4.9%); 6b (Y 1.2%, Cd 1.6%, As 2.6%)
Wembuia JY-Y d1-70 (27.50): 1 (Y 2.0%, Nb 2.3%, Cd 2.7%, V 8.4%); 4 (Po 0.7%, Cd 1.9%, As 2.7%); 11f (Y 0.8%, Nb 0.9%, Ge 3.9%); 11h (Cd 1.1%, As 1.8%, V 3.5%, Ge 4.1%)
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Worlds with surface conditions suitable for organics (landable, volcanism and surface temperatures betwen 200K and 500K):
Wembuia SJ-Z e5 6
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Border​
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Earth-like Worlds:
Phrooe Flye SM-D c15-220 B 1 (6.88 LY from Hyponia WG-A b16-2)
Phrooe Flye RX-S c20-78 A 7 (20.92 LY from Hyponia LR-B c14-36)
Pha Flaae QZ-N c20-76 5 (21.63 LY from Hyponia BQ-N d7-173)
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Ammonia World:
Pha Flaae VZ-G d10-7 7 (also green, see below)
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Green systems:
Phrooe Flye SM-D c15-120: 2 (Nb 1.4%, Cd 1.6 %, Ge 4.5%); 4a (Po 0.5%, Nb 1.3%, Cd 1.4%); 4e (Y 1.0%, Nb 1.2%, V 4.2%); 5c (Nd 1.3%, As 2.5%, Ge 5.7%)
Phrooe Flye NR-U c19-13: A1a (Y 1.2 %, Nb 1.3%, Cd 1.5%, V 4.8%); A1c (Y 1.1%, Cd 1.4%, Ge 5.3%); A2b (Nb 0.8%, Cd 0.9%, As 1.5%); A2f (Po 0.3%, Cd 0.9%, V 2.9%)
Phrooe Flye RF-L d9-326: 2a (Po 0.5%, Cd 1.6%, Ge 5.8%); 5aa (Nb 1.3%, As 2.8%, V 4.7%); 5b (Y 1.1%, Nb 1.3%)
Phrooe Flye RX-S c20-108: A1b (Cd 0.9%, As 1.5%, Ge 3.3%); A1c (Y 0.7%, Cd 0.9%); A2a (Nb 0.8%, V 3.0%); A2c (Po 0.3%, Cd 0.9%); A2e (Nb 0.8%, Cd 0.9%, As 1.6%, Ge 3.6%)
Phrooe Flye RX-S c20-92: A2 (Nb 1.6%, Cd 1.8%, As 2.1%, V 5.6%); A2a (Y 1.2%, V 4.9%); A3 (Po 0.6%, As 2.2%, Ge 4.8%)
Pha Flaae VZ-G d10-7: 5a (Nb 1.3%, As 2.5%, V 4.8%); 6b (Po 0.5%, Nb 1.3%, Ge 5.6%); 6e (Y 1.2%, Nb 1.3%, Cd 1.5%, As 2.5%, Ge 5.7%)
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Landable candidate for terraforming:
Pha Flaae SU-N c20-66 B 1
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Worlds with surface conditions suitable for organics (landable, volcanism and surface temperatures betwen 200K and 500K):
Pha Flaae VZ-G d10-7 moons 5a and 5b
Pha Flaae SU-N c20-15 moon 6a
Pha Flaae SU-N c20-103 moon 6a
Phrooe Flye RF-L d9-326 moon 5aa
Phrooe Flye RF-L d9-545 moons 1a, 1d, 3a, 3c, 3d
Phrooe Flye JT-O d7-764 moon 2a
Bleia
Forward Base​
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Forward Base centre: Earth-like World Hyuqau FN-H d11-3454 C 7 (383.05 LY from Bleia3 GB-X d1-8081)
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Ammonia Worlds (distance from Forward Base system):
Hyuqau LO-F d12-6947 5 (24.33 LY, also 'green')
Hyuqau XC-L c24-389 1 (65.60 LY)
Hyuqau II-H d11-1100 B 9 (95.90 LY)
Hyuqau JT-F d12-5653 10 (5.32 LY)
Hyuqau TA-C d14-6642 8 a (172.20LY)
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Green systems (distance from Forward Base system, LY):
Hyuqau HI-H d11-985 (58.49 LY): 1a (Po 0.3%, Nb 0.9%); 1b (As 1.7%, V 3.2%); 1d (Y 0.8%, Nb 0.9%, Ge 3.8%); 1g (Cd 1.0%)
Hyuqau JT-F d12-2394 (16.51 LY): 2 (Po 0.7%, Cd 1.8%, V 5.8%); 6b (As 2.5%, Nb 1.3%, Ge 5.6%); 6c (Y 1.2%, Cd 1.6%, V 5.0%)
Hyuqau PG-N c23-162 (8.70 LY): 2 (Ge 4.7%, V 3.5%); 4 (Y 1.4%, Nb 1.6%, As 2.2%, Ge 4.8%); 5d (Po 0.5%); 7a (Cd 1.0%, Ge 3.6%); 7ca (Y 0.6%, As 1.4%, V 2.3%); 9a (Y 0.7%, Cd 1.0%, V 3.0%, Ge 3.6%)
Hyuqau FN-H d11-1183 (8.91 LY): 1a (Po 0.4%, Cd 1.1%, V 3.6%); 2ea (Nb 1.2%, As 2.7%); 3a (Y 1.2%, Cd 1.5%, Ge 5.6%)
Hyuqau FN-H d11-824 (10.72 LY): 4aa (Y 1.2%, Nb 1.3%, As 2.9%, V 4.7%); 4b (Nb 1.4%, Cd 1.6%, As 2.6%, V 5.0%, Ge 5.8%); 8a (Po 0.5%, Nb 1.3%, Cd 1.5%, V 4.7%)
Hyuqau LO-F d12-6947 (24.33 LY): 2d (Y 1.2%, Cd 1.5%, Ge 5.7%); 3a (Nb 1.4%, As 2.6%, V 5.0%); 3b (Po 0.5%)
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Landable world that is a candidate for terraforming:
Hyuqau LO-F d12-4469 6 (surface conditions compatible with organics)
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Worlds with surface conditions suitable for organics (landable, volcanism and surface temperatures between 200K and 500K):
Hyuqau LO-F d12-5672 planet A1
Hyuqau LO-F d12-3904 planet 1
Hyuqau LO-F d12-4469 planet 6 (also terraformable)
Hyuqau JT-F d12-5383 moons 1ba, 3a
Hyuqau PG-N c23-162 planet 4
Hyuqau FN-H d11-1183 moons 2a, 2b
Hyuqau FN-H d11-824 moons 2a, 2b, 4aa, 4ba, 5a
Hyuqau LO-F d12-6947 moon 2a
Hyuqau II-H d11-2845 planets A2, A3
Hyuqau II-H d11-1903 planets 5a, 5b
Hyuqau HI-H d11-2935 moon 1d
Hyuqau HI-H d11-330 moons 1a, 3a, 3b
Hyuqau JT-F d12-5653 planet 1
Hyuqau TA-C d14-6642 moon 2a
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Neutron Star systems (distance to Forward Base)
Hyuqau LO-F d12-641 65.73 LY
Hyuqau LO-F d12-6094 83.74 LY
Hyuqau LO-F d12-2282 63.89 LY
Hyuqau LO-F d12-3475 67.79 LY
Hyuqau HI-H d11-985 58.49 LY (green system)
Hyuqau LO-F d12-4983 54.81 LY
Hyuqau LO-F d12-4565 44.75 LY
Hyuqau HI-H d11-1777 41.03 LY
Hyuqau LO-F d12-3143 43.95 LY
Hyuqau LO-F d12-5557 23.68 LY (fast spinning)
Hyuqau HI-H d11-2935 74.52 LY
Hyuqau HI-H d11-171 49.53 LY
Hyuqau HI-H d11-2028 35.18 LY
Hyuqau HI-H d11-2701 43.40 LY
Hyuqau HI-H d11-2009 54.74 LY
Hyuqau HI-H d11-825 45.95 LY
Hyuqau HI-H d11-1466 59.32 LY
Hyuqau HI-H d11-1454 73.98 LY
Hyuqau FN-H d11-1687 41.44 LY
Hyuqau PK-C d14-2562 264.43 LY (located closer to the Bleia Border)
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Border​
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Earth-like World: Phroi Byoe RT-P d6-1180 BC 3 (est. 200 LY from nearest Bleia system, also 'green' seen below)
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Ammonia Worlds:
Hyuqau IB-D c29-384 A 4
Phroi Byoe MX-T e3-3420 3
Phroi Byoe UP-D d13-614 9 (also 'green')
Phroi Byoe DI-V c18-715 A 3
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Green systems:
Vegnoae UI-M b7-211: A2 (Y 1.3%, Nb 1.5%); B3 (Po 0.6%, Cd 1.7%, V 5.4%); B7a (Y 0.9%, Cd 1.1%, As 1.7%, V 3.5%); B8a (Y 0.7%, Nb 0.8%, V 3.0%, Ge 3.3%)
Phroi Byoe RT-P d6-1180: A3c (Y 1.1%, Nb 1.3%, Ge 5.3%); A3d (Cd 1.5%, As 2.4%); BC 4c (Cd 1.5%, V 4.9%); BC 5b (Po 0.3%, Nb 0.8%, As 1.6%); C1 (Y 1.9%, Nb 2.2%)
Phroi Byoe UP-D d13-614: 11a (Y 1.2%, Cd 1.5%, Ge 5.7%); 11b (Nb 1.3%, V 4.6%, Ge 5.5%); 11d (Po 0.5%, Cd 1.5%, V 4.8%); 11h (Y 1.0%, Cd 1.3%, As 2.2%)
Phroi Byoe GT-K c24-306: A3 (As 2.0%, Nb 2.9%, Cd 3.3%, V 10.5%); BC3 (Y 1.3%, Ge 4.6%); D2 (Po 0.6%, Cd 1.8%, As 2.1%, V 5.7%)
Phroi Byoe PJ-F d12-489: 1 (Y 1.3%, Cd 1.3%, Ge 4.6%); 2 (Nb 1.5%, V 5.4%); 3 (Po 0.6%, Cd 1.7%, Ge 4.5%); 10f (Po 0.3%, Nb 0.9%, As 1.6%, V 3.1%)
Phroi Byoe GG-X b47-34: A1 (Po 0.9%); A2 (Cd 1.8%, Ge 5.0%, V 5.8%); A5 (Nb 1.6%, Ge 4.8%, V 5.7%); B1 (Po 0.6%, Nb 1.4%); B3 (Y 1.3%); AB 2a (Nb 0.9%, As 1.7%, V 3.3%, Ge 3.8%)
Vegnoae GP-I c9-646: A1a (Po 0.5%, Nb 1.4%); A2a (V 4.9%, Ge 5.3%); A4 (Y 1.3%, Nb 1.5%, Cd 1.7%, As 2.1%)
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Landable candidates for terraforming:
Phroi Byoe YR-E c14-64 A 1 (surface conditions compatible with organics)
Vegnoae BK-R d4-7645 2 b (Rocky!)
Vegnoae GP-I c9-646 A 4 (Y+3, 'green' system)
Phroi Byoe MI-N c9-314 1
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Worlds with surface conditions suitable for organics (landable, volcanism and surface temperatures between 200K and 500K):
Phroi Byoe UP-D d13-614 moon 11a
Phroi Byoe YR-E c14-64 planet A 1 (also a candidate for terraforming)
Vegnoae DF-R d4-8201 moon 1a
Praei
Forward Base​
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Forward Base centre: Earth-like World Smootiae AK-I d9-212 A 3 (748.71 LY from Praei6 AE-F b9)
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Ammonia World (8.99 LY from Forward Base system): Smootiae DF-P c19-11 A 7
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Green systems (distance from Forward Base system, LY):
Smootiae SX-L d7-56 (167.45): A1 (Y 1.3%, Cd 1.8%, As 2.1%); A2 (Po 0.6%, Nb 1.5%, Ge 4.6%, V 5.5%)
Smootiae WD-K d8-57 (113.77): 1a (Nb 1.3%, V 4.7%); 1e (Cd 1.6%, As 2.6%, Ge 5.8%); 1f (Po 0.5%); 2b (Po 0.5%, Ge 5.9%); 2d (Y 1.2%, Nb 1.3%, Ge 5.7%)
Smootiae AK-I d9-211 (50.85): A1 (As 2.1%); A2 (Po 0.6%, V 5.4%); A6 (Y 1.4%, Ge 4.8%, Nb 1.6%); A7 (Nb 1.5%, Cd 1.7%, V 5.3%); B1 (Nb 1.6%, As 2.1%, V 5.6%); B2 (Po 0.7%, Cd 1.8%)
Smootiae EA-P c19-50 (25.31): A1a (Po 0.5%, As 2.6%); A1c (Y 1.2%, Ge 5.9%); A1d (Y 1.2%, Cd 1.5%, As 2.5%, V 4.9%); A2a (Po 0.3%, Nb 0.8%)
Smootiae EA-P c19-59 (24.44): AB2a (Nb 1.3%, Cd 1.5%, V 4.7%, Ge 5.5%); AB3a (Po 0.5%, As 2.5%, Ge 5.7%); AB4a (Y 1.2%, As 2.5%)
Smootiae DF-P c19-56 (9.48): 7a (Cd 1.5%, As 2.5%, V 4.8%); 7b (Nb 1.4%, Cd 1.5%, As 2.6%); 9e (Cd 1.5%, V 4.7%, Ge 5.6%); 9g (Po 0.5%, Nb 1.3%, Cd 1.4%, V 4.6%); 10a (Y 1.1%, Cd 1.5%, V 4.7%)
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Worlds with surface conditions suitable for organics (landable, volcanism and surface temperatures between 200K and 500K):
Smootiae WD-K d8-57 1b, 1c, 2c, 2d, 2e, 2f
Smootiae AK-I d9-126 3
Smootiae DF-P c19-56 3, 10a
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Neutron Star systems
Smootiae MI-B d13-159
Truechoae RS-U d2-210
Truechoae MM-W d1-146
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Border​
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Earth-like Worlds:
Thuechu NY-U c5-11 2 (34.06 LY from Praei6 EP-E b7)
Truechoae ZE-R d4-228 9 (19.14 LY from Praei3 UY-Z d116)
Truechoae HX-K d8-4 2 (previously discovered)
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Ammonia Worlds:
Thuechu RE-T c6-19 A 4
Truechoae ZE-R d4-88 4
Truechoae ZU-P d5-9 10
Truechoae DC-L d8-5 6 a
Truechoae ID-J d9-3 A 7
Truechoae ID-J d9-3 B 1
Truechoae HD-J d9-48 6
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Gold system: Truechoae DC-L d8-5: 3a (Nb 1.3%, Cd 1.5%, Ge 5.5%); 3c (As 2.5%, Ge 5.6%); 5c (Y 1.2%, As 2.5%, V 4.9%); 7ba (Y 1.1%, Cd 1.4%, V 4.9%, Ge 5.9%); 8b (Po 0.5%)
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Green systems:
Thuechu FW-C d90: A1 (Y 2.1%, Cd 2.1%, V 8.5%); A2 (Po 0.6%, As 2.1%); AB 1a (Nb 1.3%, Ge 5.3%); B2 (Y 2.2%, Ge 1.7%, V 9.1%); B3 (Cd 1.7%, Ge 4.6%)
Thuechu SO-X d2-132: 2 (Cd 1.3%, As 2.0%); 3b (Y 1.2%, Nb 1.4%, V 4.9%); 3e (Cd 1.5%, V 4.7%, Ge 5.5%); 4b (Y 1.1%, Cd 1.5%, Ge 5.5%); 7d (Po 0.5%, Cd 1.4%)
Thuechu PJ-T c6-14: 1e (Po 0.5%, Nb 1.3%, V 4.6%); 1f (Nb 1.4%, Cd 1.6%, As 2.6%, Ge 5.9%); 3a (Y 1.0%, Cd 1.3%)
Thuechu PJ-T c6-1: A1b (Nb 0.8%, Cd 0.9%, Ge 3.5%); A1d (Cd 1.0%, V 3.0%, Ge 3.6%); A2b (Y 0.7%, Nb 0.8%, Ge 3.5%); A2c (Po 0.3%, Nb 0.8%, Cd 0.9%, Ge 3.5%); A3b (Po 0.3%, Cd 1.0%, As 1.6%)
Thuechu TO-X d2-144: A1 (Po 1.0%, Cd 2.6%, V 8.1%); BC1 (Nb 1.5%, V 5.4%); BC2 (Cd 1.7%, Ge 4.5%); ABC 1c (As 2.5%); ABC 1d (Y 1.2%, Cd 1.5%, V 4.8%)
Thuechu TO-X d2-154: 3a (As 2.5%, V 4.8%); 3b (Nb 1.3%, Cd 1.5%, V 4.7%); 3c (Po 0.5%, Nb 1.3%); 3d (Y 1.2%, V 5.0%, Ge 5.9%)
Truechoae RS-U d2-210: 2c (Y 1.3%, Nb 1.5%, V 5.4%); 4a (Cd 1.5%, Ge 5.5%); 4b (Y 1.2%, Nb 1.4%, V 5.0%); 4d (Po 0.5%, Cd 1.5%, V 4.6%); 4f (Cd 1.5%, As 2.6%, V 4.9%)
Truechoae XO-I c9-5: 1a (Y 1.2%, Nb 1.4%); 1c (Po 0.5%, Cd 1.6%, As 2.7%, V 5.2%); 1da (Cd 1.4%, Ge 5.8%)
Truechoae XO-I c9-6: A1 (Nb 2.2%, Cd 2.5%, V 8.1%); A6 (Po 0.6%, Nb 1.5%, As 2.1%); B2 (Y 1.3%, V 5.5%); B7 (Nb 1.4%, Ge 4.5%)
Truechoae QF-U c17-4: A2 (As 2.2%, Ge 5.0%, V 5.9%); A5a (Po 0.5%, Nb 1.4%); A7 (Y 1.3%, Ge 4.6%, V 5.5%); A8 (Y 1.4%, Cd 1.9%, As 2.3%)
Truechoae JE-W c16-14: A1 (Po 0.7%, Cd 1.9%, As 2.3%, Ge 5.2%); A4 (Nb 1.5%, V 5.4%); A7 (Y 1.3%, Nb 1.4%, V 5.2%)
Truechoae DC-L d8-43: A1 (high-g)(Y 1.3%, Ge 4.6%, V 5.5%); A2 (high-g)(Po 0.7%, Nb 1.7%, Cd 1.9%, As 2.3%, V 6.1%); A2a (Y 1.2%, Nb 1.3%, Cd 1.5%, Ge 5.6%); A2b (Po 0.5%, Nb 1.3%, Ge 5.3%)
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Landable candidates for terraforming:
Thuechu PJ-T c6-18 2 (Y 1.3%, Nb 1.5%, Cd 1.7%, V 5.3%)
Truechoae ZE-R d4-231 4
Truechoae RM-Q c19-5 1
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Worlds with surface conditions suitable for organics (landable, volcanism and surface temperatures between 200K and 500K):
Thuechu FW-C d90 AB 1a, AB 5aa
Thuechu SO-X d2-132 3c, 3d, 4c, 4d, 6a, 7a
Thuechu PJ-T c6-18 2
Truechoae RS-U d2-210 2a, 2ca
Truechoae ZE-R d4-231 4
Truechoae XO-I c9-29 1a
Truechoae XO-I c9-5 1a, 1da
Truechoae WO-I c9-33 1a
Truechoae ZU-P d5-9 3a, 4a
Truechoae DC-L d8-48 2a
Truechoae DC-L d8-5 4, 5a, 7a, 7ba, 7da
Truechoae ID-J d9-3 A3
Truechoae RM-Q c19-5 1
Dryman
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Forward Base​
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Forward Base centre: Earth-like World Eol Pruae KT-O d7-79 AB 4 (684.67 LY from Dryman UJ-Y c1-7, also a 'green' system, see below)
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Ammonia World (118.13 LY from Forward Base system): Eol Pruae LA-H c13-1 4
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Green systems (distance from Forward Base system, LY):
Eol Pruae KT-O d7-79 (0): A2 (Y 2.4%, Cd 3.1%, Ge 1.9%, V 9.8%); AB1b (Nb 1.3%, Cd 1.4%, V 4.5%); AB1d (Po 0.5%, Ge 5.4%); AB5a (Nb 1.4%, As 2.6%, Ge 5.8%); AB5b (Y 1.1%, Nb 1.3%, Ge 5.3%)
Eol Pruae WM-D c15-17 (45.14): 7a (Po 0.3%, Cd 1.0%, Ge 3.6%); 7c (Y 0.8%, Cd 1.0%, Ge 3.6%); 7e (Nb 0.9%, Cd 1.0%, As 1.6%, V 3.1%, Ge 3.6%)
Eol Pruae KT-O d7-50 (26.71): A3 (*1.19g* Nb 1.5%, Cd 1.7%, As 2.0%); A7 (Y 1.3%, Cd 1.7%, Ge 4.7%, V 5.5%); A8 (Po 0.6%, Cd 1.7%)
Eol Pruae KT-O d7-53 (25.92): 1 (Po 1.1%, V 9.7%); 4 (*1.71g* Nb 1.6%, Ge 4.8%, V 5.7%); 6b (Y 1.2%, Cd 1.5%, As 2.5%, V 4.8%); 8d (Nb 0.8%, V 3.0%, Ge 3.5%)
Eol Pruae KT-O d7-20 (15.82): A4 (*1.38g* Y 1.3%, Nb 1.5%, V 5.5%); A4a (Cd 1.5%, As 2.5%); A4b (Y 1.2%, Nb 1.3%, V 4.8%); A11f (Po 0.5%, Cd 1.5%, Ge 5.6%)
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Polonium-rich worlds:
Eol Pruae LT-O d7-92 A2: Po 1.1%, Nb 2.5%, V 9.1%
Eol Pruae LT-O d7-92 A2a: Po 1.0%, Cd 2.7%
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Landable candidate for terraforming: Eol Pruae QU-V d3-86 11: Y 1.3%, V 5.5% (surface conditions compatible with organics)
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Worlds with surface conditions suitable for organics (landable, volcanism and surface temperatures between 200K and 500K):
Eol Pruae KT-O d7-20 A5a
Eol Pruae KT-O d7-79 AB2a, AB2ea, AB3a, AB3b, AB5a, AB5b
Eol Pruae KT-O d7-44 4a
Eol Pruae AT-T a85-2 1
Eol Pruae QU-V d3-86 11
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Border​
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Earth-like Worlds:
Dryu Aub LR-W d1-26 4 (21.91 LY from Dryman JP-K b11-0)
Dryu Aub LR-W d1-39 4 (31.17 LY from Dryman LK-K b11-3)
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Ammonia Worlds:
Eol Pruae SK-C d14-88 6 (previously discovered)
Dryu Aub ZJ-A d17 11 (also green, see below)
Dryu Aub ZJ-A d10 12
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Green systems:
Eol Pruae BP-G c27-21: 1 (Nb 1.6%, As 2.1%, Ge 4.8%); 3 (Po 0.6%, Nb 1.6%, As 2.1%, V 5.6); 5 (Y 1.4%, Cd 1.8%, As 2.1%, V 5.6%)
Phrautch IW-C d21: A2a (Nb 1.4%, As 2.6%); A2b (Cd 1.4%, V 4.6%); A3b (Y 1.1%, Cd 1.5%, Ge 5.4%); A6a (Po 0.3%, Cd 1.0%, V 3.1%)
Phrautch UY-D c1-10: A2a (As 2.7%, Ge 6.0%); A3e (Nb 0.9%); A3f (Y 0.8%, Cd 1.0%, V 3.1%); A3g (Po 0.3%, As 1.6%)
Eol Pruae UF-C d14-48: A4 (Y 1.3%, V 5.2%); A8 (Po 0.7%, Nb 1.7%, As 2.3%, Ge 5.1%); B1 (Nb 2.5%, V 9.1%); B2 (Y 1.3%, Cd 1.7%, Ge 4.4%)
Dryu Aub ZJ-A d17: 1 (Po 1.1%, Nd 2.5%, V 9.0%); 2 (Cd 1.8%); 6b (As 2.6%); 6e (Nb 1.3%, V 4.7%, Ge 5.5%); 7a (Cd 1.5%, Ge 5.6%); 10c (Y 1.2%, Cd 1.5%, V 4.8%)
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Worlds with surface conditions suitable for organics (landable, volcanism and surface temperatures between 200K and 500K):
Phrautch IW-C d21 A2a, A4a
Dryu Aub ZJ-A d17 4, 6a
Dryua Aub ZJ-A d10 11ba
NGC 3603 Sector
Forward Base​
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Forward Base centre: Earth-like World Flyai Hypa ZW-R d5-24 4 (536.77 LY from NGC 3603 Sector DL-Y d11)
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Ammonia World (in Forward Base system): Flyai Hypa ZW-R d5-24 8 a
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Earth-like Worlds:
Flyai Hypa ZW-R d5-7 A 6 (31.84 LY from Forward Base)
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Green systems (distance from Forward Base system, LY):
Flyai Hypa UQ-T d4-13 (93.84): 4a (Y 1.1%, Nb 1.3%, Cd 1.5%, Ge 5.4%); 4d (Nb 1.4%, V 4.9%); 6a (Y 1.2%, Cd 1.5%, As 2.5%); 7d (Po 0.5%, Nb 1.3%, Cd 1.5%, Ge 5.4%); 7f (Cd 1.5%, As 2.4%)
Flyai Hypa VQ-T d4-5 (93.30): A1 (Y 2.1%, As 1.7%); A2 (Y 1.3%, Ge 4.6%); B3 (Y 1.4%, Nb 1.6%, As 2.1%, V 5.6%); B5 (Po 0.6%, Cd 1.8%, V 5.6%)
Flyai Hypa UQ-T d4-41 (94.06): AB1a (Ge 5.1%); AB2 (*1.06g* Y 1.3%, Nb 1.4%, V 5.2%); AB4a (Y 1.2%, Cd 1.6%); C3a (Po 0.6%); C4 (Y 1.5%, Nb 1.7%, As 2.4%)
Flyai Hypa ZW-R d5-5 (40.47): 5e (Nb 1.3%, Cd 1.5%, V 4.8%, Ge 5.7%); 5f (Y 1.2%, Nb 1.4%, V 4.9%, Ge 5.6%); 5h (Po 0.5%, Cd 1.5%, As 2.5%)
Flyai Hypa CA-I c12-6 (24.34): A6a (Po 0.3%, As 1.7%); A6d (Y 0.7%, Nb 0.8%, Cd 1.0%, Ge 3.6%); A6e (Nb 0.9%, V 3.1%, Ge 3.6%)
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Polonium-rich worlds:
Flyai Hypa ZW-R d5-32 A1: Po 1.0%, Cd 2.6%, V 8.1%
Flyai Hypa ZW-R d5-32 B1: Po 0.9%, Cd 2.6%
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Landable candidate for terraforming: Flyai Hypa UN-L c10-7 1: Cd 1.8%, V 5.6%
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Worlds with surface conditions suitable for organics (landable, volcanism and surface temperatures between 200K and 500K):
Flyai Hypa UQ-T d4-13 5a
Flyai Hypa UQ-T d4-41 C3a
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Border​
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Earth-like Worlds:
Flyai Hypa JD-Q d6-16 6 a (29.16 LY from NGC 3603 Sector EB-X c1-2)
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Ammonia Worlds:
Flyai Hypa VH-D c15-2 A 3 (20.93 LY from NGC 3603 Sector ZK-X c1-3)
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Gold systems:
Flyai Hypa FO-P b39-3: A1 (Nb 1.5%, Cd 1.7%); A3 (Po 0.6%, As 2.0%, Ge 4.5%); A7 (V 4.1%, As 1.6%); B6 (Y 1.0%, Ge 3.3%)
Flyai Hypa NJ-O d7-22: 2a (Nb 1.4%, V 5.0%, Ge 5.8%); 2c (Po 0.5%, Cd 1.5%); 3a (Y 1.1%, Nb 1.3%); 4c (As 2.6%, Nb 1.4%)
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Green systems:
Flyai Hypa EM-F b30-0: 4a (Nb 0.8%, Cd 0.9%, V 2.9%); 4e (Po 0.3%, Nb 0.9%); 4f (As 1.6%); 4g (Y 0.7%, Ge 3.4%)
Flyai Hypa QE-O d7-9: 1 (Cd 2.7%); 3 (Po 0.6%, Nb 1.4%); 9a (Po 0.5%, Cd 1.5%, Ge 5.5%); 9b (Nb 1.3%, V 4.7%, Ge 5.4%); 9d (Cd 1.5%, As 2.4%); 10a (Y 0.7%, Cd 1.0%, As 1.6%)
Flyai Hypa WZ-Q b37-0: 1 (Po 0.5%, Nb 1.2%); 2 (Y 1.0%); 3 (Nb 1.2%, Cd 1.3%, V 4.1%); 9 (Nb 1.1%, As 1.5%, Ge 3.4%)
Flyai Hypa YM-V c18-3: A1 (Nb 1.5%, V 5.2%); A4 (Cd 1.6%); A6 (Ge 4.8%, As 2.1%); B1 (Po 0.7%, V 5.9%); B2 (Y 1.4%, Nb 1.6%, V 5.6%); B4 (Po 0.6%, Cd 1.7%, Ge 4.5%)
Flyai Hypa AC-J d10-6: A1 (Y 1.4%, Cd 1.8%, Ge 4.7%); A1a (Po 0.6%, Nb 1.4%, As 2.4%, Ge 5.5%); A2 (Y 1.3%, Nb 1.5%, Cd 1.7%, V 5.3%)
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Landable candidate for terraforming: Flyai Hypa YQ-K d9-7 A 4 (V 5.4%, surface conditions compatible with organics)
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Worlds with surface conditions suitable for organics (landable, volcanism and surface temperatures between 200K and 500K):
Flyai Hypa QE-O d7-9 4
Flyai Hypa YQ-K d9-7 A4
Flyai Hypa NJ-O d7-22 2a, 2c, 2d, 4a, 4b
IC 4673 Sector
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Forward Base​
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Forward Base centre: Earth-like World Clookeou BX-I d10-133 (681.74 LY from IC 4673 Sector UD-B b9)
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Earth-like Worlds:
Clookeou BX-I d10-53 (13.50 LY from Forward Base)
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Ammonia Worlds:
Clookeou DZ-A c16-14 AB 1 (195.96 LY from Forward Base)
Clookeou BX-I d10-104 A 7 (40.10 LY from Forward Base, also green, see below)
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Gold system:
Clookeou BX-I d10-114 (17.68 LY from Forward Base): 5d (Y 1.1%, Cd 1.5%, V 4.7%); 5e (Nb 1.2%, Ge 4.7%); 6a (As 2.7%, Cd 1.6%, Nb 1.4%); 8e (Po 0.5%, Cd 1.4%, V 4.6%)
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Green systems (distance from Forward Base system, LY):
Clookeou TK-M d8-106 (136.80): 4a (Po 0.5%, Nb 1.3%, Cd 1.5%, As 2.5%); 4c (Po 0.5%, V 5.0%, Ge 5.9%); 7g (Y 1.2%, As 2.6%, Ge 5.8%)
Clookeou TK-M d8-39 (141.20): 2b (Nb 1.3 %); 2c (Y 1.2%, Cd 1.5%, As 2.5%, Ge 5.6%); 2d (Po 0.5%, V 4.6%)
Clookeou TK-M d8-107 (144.75): 2 (Y 1.3%, Cd 1.7%, Ge 4.6%, V 5.5%); 4 (*2.04g* Y 1.4%, Nb 1.6%, Cd 1.8%, Ge 4.8%); 5a (Y 1.2%, Cd 1.6%, As 2.4%); 8a (Po 0.5%, V 4.8%)
Clookeou TK-M d8-23 (116.22): A1 (Po 1.3%, As 2.1%, Ge 2.1%); B2 (Cd 2.8%, V 8.9%); B5 (Y 1.3%, Nb 1.5%, As 2.1%)
Clookeou MV-Y c16-12 (140.57): A1 (As 2.2%, Cd 1.8%); A3c (Po 0.5%, Cd 1.4%); A3f (Y 1.2%, V 5.0%); A4b (Nb 0.9%, Ge 3.6%)
Clookeou QP-M d8-82 (185.87): 5 (*2.10g* Po 0.6%, Cd 1.8%, As 2.1%); 6 (*1.38g* Y 1.4%, Nb 1.6%, V 5.6%); 9b (Ge 5.5%)
Clookeou BX-I d10-104 (40.10): A4b (Po 0.5%, Cd 1.5%, V 4.9%); A6e (Nb 1.3%, Cd 1.5%, Ge 5.6%); A6fa (Y 1.2%, Nb 1.3%, Cd 1.5%, As 2.9%)
Clookeou BX-I d10-130 (9.25): 2 (*1.72g* Po 0.6%, Cd 1.8%, As 2.1%); 5b (Y 1.1%, Nb 1.3%, Ge 5.3%); 7b (Po 0.5%, Cd 1.5%, Ge 5.4%); 7c (Nb 1.4%, As 2.6%, V 5.0%, Ge 5.8%)
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Polonium-rich worlds:
Clookeou XQ-K d9-46 A 1: Po 1.1%, Nb 2.7%, V 9.7%
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Landable candidate for terraforming: Clookeou TK-M d8-8 A 3: Nb 1.4%
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Worlds with surface conditions suitable for organics (landable, volcanism and surface temperatures between 200K and 500K):
Clookeou TK-M d8-106 3a, 3b, 4c, 4d
Clookeou QP-M d8-82 11a
Clookeou BX-I d10-70 2a, 2b, 3a
Clookeou BX-I d10-104 A4b, A4c
Clookeou BX-I d10-68 1a, 1b, 1c, 6a, 7aa
Clookeou BX-I d10-130 3 (*3.03g*)
Clookeou BX-I d10-44 1b, 1c, 2a, 5a
Clookeou BX-I d10-114 4ca, 6a, 8a
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Border​
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Earth-like Worlds:
Graea Hypue FM-U d3-80 B3 and B5 (3.75 LY from IC 4673 Sector EG-Y d78, 101.34 LY from Hen 2-333)
Graea Hypue EX-Q c6-19 B 2 (8.35 LY from IC 4673 Sector DB-X b1-2, 105.07 LY from Hen 2-333)
Graea Hypue DR-U d3-232 5&6 *binary pair* (11.03 LY from IC 4673 Sector GN-S b4-18, 104.98 LY from Hen 2-333)
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Ammonia Worlds:
Graea Hypue AM-R c6-25 3 (11.34 LY from IC 4673 Sector UE-Y b1-14, 106.54 LY from Hen 2-333)
Graea Hypue EU-F b15-7 3 (8.43 LY from IC 4673 Sector CR-U b3-6, 103.79 LY from Hen 2-333, also 'green', see below)
Graea Hypue FM-U d3-53 6 (4.67 LY from IC 4673 Sector SZ-P b5-4, 100.48 LY from Hen 2-333, also 'green', see below)
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Green systems:
Graea Hypue BL-W d2-8: 1 (Cd 1.8%, As 2.2%); 2 (Y 1.3%, Cd 1.7%, V 5.4%); 3 (Nb 1.5%, Cd 1.7%); 4 (Po 0.6%, Cd 1.7%, V 5.4%); 6 (Po 0.6%, Ge 4.8%)
Graea Hypue NK-F b15-10: B2 (Y 1.4%, As 2.2%, Ge 4.9%); B3 (Y 1.4%, Nb 1.6%); B4 (Cd 1.8%, Ge 4.8%, V 5.6%); AB1c (Po 0.4%, Nb 1.1%, V 3.9%, Ge 4.6%)
Graea Hypue TL-D b16-3: 6b (Po 0.3%, Nb 0.8%); 6c (Y 0.7%, Cd 0.9%, Ge 3.4%); 6e (As 1.6%, V 3.0%)
Graea Hypue SU-L c9-14: 2 (Po 0.6%, Ge 4.4%); 3 (Cd 1.7%, V 5.3%); 5 (Y 1.2%, Nb 1.3%, Cd 1.5%, As 1.5%)
Graea Hypue IX-S d4-248: A1 (*1.25g* Y 2.1%, V 8.6%); A2 (*1.18g* Po 0.6%, As 2.1%, V 5.7%); A3a (Nb 1.5%, As 2.5%); A4 (*0.96g* Cd 1.8%, Ge 4.9%)
Graea Hypue DZ-Y b17-9: 1 (*1.28g* Po 0.6%); 2 (*1.69g* Y 1.3%, Cd 1.6%, V 5.2%); 5a (Po 0.3%, V 3.0%, Ge 3.5%); 6a (Y 0.7%, V 3.0%, Ge 3.5%); 6c (Nb 0.8%, Cd 0.9%); 7a (As 1.7%, Ge 3.7%)
Graea Hypue ZV-S c5-15: A1 (Y 2.1%, Nb 2.4%, Cd 2.8%); A3a (Cd 1.7%, As 2.6%, V 5.3%); A6 (Po 0.7%, Nb 1.6%, V 5.9%, Ge 5.0%)
Graea Hypue EU-F b15-7: 4a (Y 0.7%, Nb 0.9%, V 3.1%, Ge 3.6%); 4d (Y 0.8%, Cd 1.0%, As 1.6%, Ge 3.7%); 5a (Po 0.3%, Ge 3.5%)
Graea Hypue FM-U d3-53: 1 (*1.37g* Y 1.3%, Nb 1.5%, As 2.0%); 3ea (Po 0.4%, Cd 1.4%, V 4.4%, Ge 5.9%)
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Polonium-rich worlds:
Graea Hypue HY-N c8-54 1: Po 0.9%, Nb 2.2%
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Landable candidate for terraforming: Graea Hypue SP-L c9-25 A 1 (V 5.2%)
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Worlds with surface conditions suitable for organics (landable, volcanism and surface temperatures between 200K and 500K):
Graea Hypue GS-P c7-29 A1a
Graea Hypue ZV-S c5-15 A5a
Graea Hypue DN-C b16-4 B6
Graea Hypue FM-U d3-53 3ea
Inspiration
As the name of my Federal Corvette implies, the key source of inspiration for this expedition was the fictional adventure of Professor Pierre Aronnax from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne. Professor Aronnax set out originally in a frigate, the Abraham Lincoln, to search for a mythical sea monster said to be responsible for the destruction of many ships. What he found was the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo. There are some parallels with my searching for signs of Thargoid (or other) activity on the borders of permit-locked sectors, not least that my presence might be met with hostility. Much as I would like to find out where the Thargoids are from, this is not something that I can guarantee, so the expedition has multiple objectives intended make it useful to later explorers and adventurers regardless of whether the primary goals are achieved, in particular the prospecting for a suitable location for a 'Forward Base' near each region.
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Another source of inspiration has been the effort of other CMDRs undertaking circumnavigations of the galaxy, especially 'Chasing the Galactic String' by Katejina ( https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=141792 ), which was the first that I remember following. I am also using a journal or chronicle style to tell the story of this expedition, which is not quite a circumnavigation but as close as I am likely to do.
 
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Trials of the Pierre Aronnax are now under way on the Regor Sector border.
I need to get the outfitting crew to clarify just what the jump range of this ship is - I was sure they told me it was 25.02 LY but now I'm out in the field my equipment tells me it's 24.99 LY. That might be a crucial difference. It means I have to shave off more than 1t mass from somewhere. That means getting some more Conductive Ceramics, of which my supplies have been exhausted. I'm running grade 4 lightweight heat sinks, so maybe another 300-400kg can be removed there and the primary sensors could maybe lose another 800kg. If necessary, I could change the point defence turret from grade 1 shielded to lightweight to give me another 400kg but those things are so fragile that I would prefer not to do that. I would also like to keep the long range detailed surface scanner - it's saving me a lot of time and is worth the extra mass. Another trip to Elvira to upgrade the FSD is a last resort - even if I get an improved range (and that won't be easy as it's a very good mod indeed), there's no knowing what the power consumption and thermal efficiency would be. Optimising my lightweight mods on sensors and utilities won't affect the thermal/power balance very much.
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So far the ship is performing well. As anticipated, she runs a bit hot with her overcharged power plant but it's not been a problem so far. Haya Franco, her fighter pilot, has gained her Competent rank thanks mainly to efforts quelling agitators in HIP 17692. This is the minimum requirement for the expedition but there's still time for her to reach Expert before we depart.
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On the Regor Sector border we have visited The Cete, a megaship lost in February after Professor Melville and his crew came into dispute. It will be a reminder to me not to succumb to obsession during the expedition. The Cete seems to be in good condition and I wonder if it will ever be salvaged, or if it will become a memorial to Professor Melville's folly. It seems a shame that such a fine ship cannot still be put to use exploring the frontier.
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I plan to stay nearby Regor Sector for a couple of days and to gather some more materials for FSD boosting and possibly fine-tuning some modules, as well as practising my planetary landings in the Pierre Aronnax. I have been to this region several times before and know of some places with suitable resources.
 
Field Trials Summary

I have now returned to a safe harbour and begun the process of selling the data accrued during the field trials. I docked at both Hell Port and the Sagan Research Centre during the course of this preliminary phase of the expedition, which included the borders of both Regor Sector and NGC 2264 Sector. I now have some fine-tuning of the sensors and utility mounts to undertake before departure and also some additional stress testing in different environments.
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The Pierre Aronnax sustained only very slight damage during the field trials, from a misjudged drop into a planetary ring near the borders of Regor Sector. This is something I will have to be more careful of during the expedition, as it damages both hull and modules. Repairs were undertaken at the Sagan Research Centre, adjacent to the Thor's Helmet nebula.
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During the exploration of the Regor Sector border, seven escape pods were recovered from a crater on one of the moons of the outermost planet of HD 63868, where I landed in search of arsenic. Six of these escape pods came from the wreck of an unidentified ship that was very badly fragmented and unrecognisable, whilst the other came from a SRV about 2km away, that was still smoking when discovered. Some canisters of metals were present next to the SRV wreck along with Goslarite, and I salvaged the latter. The cause of the destruction is uncertain but a system defence force Python was patrolling the crater, although it displayed no hostile intent towards the Pierre Aronnax. The legal salvage and the occupied escape pods were turned over to the authorities at the Sagan Research Centre, after several small data survey caches recovered from signal sources near the border had been delivered to Hell Port. The Pierre Aronnax also took the opportunity to carry out a delivery of palladium from Hell Port to the Sagan Research Centre.
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This first phase of the field trials yielded the discovery of one Earth-like World in the same system as an Ammonia World, Slegeae MF-D c29-1 (planets 1 and 6, respectively), which was on the route from Regor Sector to Thor's Helmet. Another interesting find was in Seagull Sector II-J b9-0, where there was a terraformable water world in a binary configuration with a rocky ice world - a most unusual configuration.
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The second phase of the field trials saw the Pierre Aronnax make her way to the borders of NGC 2264 Sector. This proved to be a particularly bountiful region to explore, in more ways than one:
  • The occurrence of signal sources close to NGC 2264 Sector was remarkably high and a number of large data survey caches were recovered.
  • In addition to making one new discovery of an Earth-like World (Plaa Thua TI-Z c27-1 1), the Pierre Aronnax encountered three Ammonia Worlds and also two rare landable bodies that are candidates for terraforming.
  • Eight 'green' systems were recorded, including a tight-knit cluster in Plaa Thua, on the side of NGC 2264 Sector that faces the Seagull Nebula.

The list of findings will be summarised below and a section added to the main journal OP.
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The trials also revealed some shortcomings to beware of during the expedition.
  • A 25LY jump range makes travelling in regions that are both sparse and full of unscoopables quite risky. There were multiple occasions that required replotting due to encountering sequences of unscoopables on the approach to the Thor's Helmet nebula and it was only luck that meant there was no need of FSD boosting to reach a scoopable star when on low fuel on one occasion.
  • Spotting signs of volcanism or life is going to be extremely difficult, even from a fighter. I visited several planets that the detailed surface scanner declared to be volcanic but saw no sign of activity.
  • High-gravity manoeuvres are difficult for my fighter pilot to handle when I am in a fighter and they are trying to fly in formation in the Pierre Aronnax. Inverted flying is a particular problem for Haya Franco to match. I may have to tell her to hold position whilst I explore some planets, although I shall also see if I can train her to Expert before departure.

I am both excited and apprehensive about the expedition. In many ways it would be much quicker and easier to abandon the requirement to take a fighter and to undertake the expedition in my Python, or one of my Asp Explorers. I do feel that I might regret that, however, as having a fighter available to spend some time in may be very welcome on some days and on such a long expedition a variety of activities may be helpful in the psychological sense. Both fighters performed well, although the Condor did have some trouble docking on the highest gravity world I visited (about 2.3g). The fighter loadout does not seem to be in need of a change, based on current experience. Further testing will nonetheless be undertaken in different scenarios before departure.
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Field Trials Summary:
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Earth-like Worlds:
Slegeae MF-D c29-1 1
Plaa Thua TI-Z c27-1 1 *NGC 2264 Sector border region*

Ammonia Worlds:
Slegeae MF-D c29-1 6
Plaa Thua NC-D d12-11 B11 *NGC 2264 Sector border region*
Outotz OS-K c8-1 3 *NGC 2264 Sector border region*
Outotz TU-G d10-13 6 *~420 LY from NGC 2264 Sector border*

Landable Terraformables:
Plaa Thua KC-D d12-19 A4 *NGC 2264 Sector border region*
Outotz VY-S d3-9 B5 *NGC 2264 Sector border region*

'Green' systems (all NGC 2264 Sector border region):
Outotch AA-A e0: planet 1 (Y 1.3%, Cd 1.7%, As 2.0%); planet 3 (Po 0.6%, Nb 1.6%, V 5.6%); moon 3a (Y 1.1%, Cd 1.5%, Ge 5.1%), planet 8 (Y 1.3%, Cd 1.7%, Ge 4.6%, V 5.4%)
Plaa Thua TI-B d13-19: planet A1 (Po 0.6%, Cd 1.8%, Ge 4.8%, V 5.7%); planet A2 (Y 1.4%, Nb 1.6%); planet A3 (Nb 1.6%, As 2.1%, Ge 4.8%)
Plaa Thua IW-C c26-0: planet 2 (Nb 1.6%, Ge 4.9%); planet 3 (Y 1.3%, Cd 1.7%, V 5.3%); moon 6a (Po 0.3%, Cd 0.9%, Ge 3.5%); moon 6b (Po 0.3%, As 1.6%, V 3.0%)
Plaa Thua NX-F b52-0: planet A1 (Y 1.2%, Nb 1.4%, Cd 1.6%); planet A2 (As 2.1%); planet A3 (V 5.6%); planet AB1 (Po 0.5%, Ge 3.4%)
Plaa Thua NC-D d12-7: planet 1 (Po 0.6%, Cd 1.7%, V 5.4%); planet 3 (Y 1.3%, Ge 4.4%); planet 4 (Nb 1.6%, Ge 4.8%); moon 6a (As 2.4%)
Plaa Thua NC-D d12-11: moon A1a (As 2.6%); moon A1b (Y 1.1%, Cd 1.4%, Ge 5.3%); moon A2a (Po 0.5%, Cd 1.5%); moon A3a (Nb 1.3%, V 4.8%); moon B12e (Y 0.8%, Nb 0.9%, As 1.6%, V 3.1%)
Outotz LS-R b18-0: planet A1 (Po 1.0%, Nb 2.4%, V 8.7%); moon AB1a (Y 1.2%, V 5.0%); planet AB2 (Cd 1.8%, As 2.2%); planet C7 (Y 1.3%, Cd 1.6%, Ge 4.4%); moon ABC1d (Y 0.7%, As 1.6%, V 3.1%)
Outotz II-H b24-0: moon 1a (Nb 0.9%, As 1.6%, V 3.1%); moon 1b (Cd 0.9%, Ge 3.5%); moon 1c (Po 0.3%, Nb 0.8%); moon 1f (Y 0.8%, As 1.6%); moon 2c (Y 0.7%, Cd 1.0%, As 1.6%, Ge 3.6%); moon 2e (Po 0.3%, V 3.0%, Ge 3.5%); moon 3e (Y 0.8%, Nb 0.9%, Cd 1.6%, As 1.6%, Ge 3.6%)
 
Thanks to the efforts of Ram Tah and Bill Turner, the jump range of the Pierre Aronnax has now been increased to just above the 25LY minimum requirement for the expedition. In particular, Bill Turner should be commended for efforts on the ship's primary sensors, not only for further reducing their mass but also for partially restoring their scan angle.
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This concludes the outfitting requirements but the vessel as a whole needs to be stress tested for survivability and the fighter pilot could do with some improvement. Competent is fine but Expert would be more useful if she is ever called upon. A spell at a compromised nav beacon, or perhaps a conflict zone, might accomplish both objectives. This is about being prepared for the worst, however, and is not strictly a requirement: as things stand, the expedition is ready to depart on schedule.
 
The expedition launched from the Orbis station Abraham Lincoln in Sol at 14:03:30 today, 31st July 3303. The jump range of the Pierre Aronnax is 25.06 LY and in a late change to her loadout she has been equipped with a lightweight plasma slug railgun, which works as a means of jettisoning fuel to assist in fuel management should low-fuel jumps be required during the expedition. The fighter pilot, Haya Franco, gained her promotion to Expert yesterday, fighting against an anarchy faction in a conflict zone in the Borovii system. All systems are in pristine condition and the first ~1000LY of the journey has been completed.
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There were no problems leaving the bubble and the Pierre Aronnax stopped briefly to scan an Ammonia World in HIP 28947 and its neighbouring gas giant that harbours Ammonia-based life before continuing on to the first waypoint, where she has paused to rest at the end of the first day, about 1KLY from Sol in Wredguia sector. The density of scoopable stars in the region is low and the next KLY will need 50 jumps to complete.
 
I am now less than 1KLY away from NGC 2286 Sector and will begin the task of looking for Earth-like Worlds and 'Green' systems to provide a suitable 'Forward Base' location, before exploring the borders of this restricted region.
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The journey out here was uneventful. I used the star class filter on the route plotter to avoid problems whilst passing around the Barnard's Loop region: the density of scoopable stars was so low there that at one point I needed 56 jumps to traverse a leg of just under 1KLY. As I approached the Rosette Nebula, the density returned to 'normal'.
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I decided to stop briefly at the New Beginning asteroid base in the Rosette Nebula and sell what exploration data I had gathered up until then. I consider getting allied with the factions that run these bases to be a speculative investment, akin to earning permits back in the bubble. There is no knowing what benefits it might have for me in the future.
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During the journey I encountered little of note as I paused to scan systems only occasionally: I have been keen to get on with the first stage of the expedition. Thus I found only the following that may be of interest:
Wredguia LI-V c2-1 A8 (Earth-like World, previously discovered)
Phoi Aed GQ-U b30-3 AB2 (Ammonia World)
NGC 2244 Sector KY-Q d5-44 ( 'Green' system, between worlds B1 and AB2ba (Po+3), A5 may also be useful with both Ge and V )
 
After some searching, I have located an Earth-like World that might be a suitable central location for a 'Forward Base' a short way away from the borders of NGC 2286 Sector. Due to the distance of NGC 2286 Sector below the Galactic Plane and my initial angle of approach, I was closer than expected to the borders of the restricted zone and this Earth-like World is in a system just over 200LY from the nearest permit-locked system. Since I was also able to find two 'green' systems within 20LY of the system with the Earth-like World, it seems like a suitable location for a possible 'Forward Base' regardless of this relative proximity. I will share the details of the relevant systems once I am en route to the next restricted zone, at which point I will provide a detailed summary of all my findings for the NGC 2286 Sector border region. For now, my next step is to proceed with the search for Thargoid, or other, spacefaring activity, on the NGC 2286 Sector border and to find Earth-like Worlds, Ammonia Worlds and 'green' systems there.
 
I am extending my stay on the border of NGC 2286 Sector, as I have yet to find an Earth-like World here.
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This region is rich in water worlds and terraforming candidates. It is not the objective of the expedition to do a proper survey for prospective colony sites but I have been doing some scanning here and there and on two occasions have encountered a system with six terraforming candidates. Some systems that I have left alone might even have more. The most interesting of those two systems had a group of four co-orbital planets, all of which were high metal content candidates for terraforming!
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Hopefully I'll find an Earth-like World soon but today was Ammonia World day - I encountered three of them. I also encountered a rare landable planet that is also a candidate for terraforming and briefly flew around a couple of locations on the off-chance I might find some signs of life but the terrain was not very promising for the kinds of life found elsewhere and I encountered no POIs at all. Green systems are not hard to find and I am no longer making efforts to find more, after cataloguing six of them, although once I find an Earth-like World I might go looking for the nearest green system to it.
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Sorry for not giving full details of systems names etc. just yet but that will have to wait until I've collected everything for a proper write-up of this sector. I'll try and include a few choice screenshots as well.
 
NGC 2286 Sector border report

Key Findings:
No signs of Thargoids, or other active spacefaring races, were observed anywhere in this region. No signal sources of any kind were detected and no contacts were seen on sensors.
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NGC 2286 Sector is inaccessible and attempting to hyperspace to any system within gives the message: 'Unable to hyperspace to this system'. The closest I was able to get was 1.47 LY: Dryafiae ZB-G b58-2 is that distance away from NGC 2286 Sector QJ-P d6-9.
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Forward Base
A suitable Forward Base location was found at Phaa Aed FL-Y c6. This is just over 200 LY from the nearest NGC 2286 Sector star. The planet AB4 is an Earth-like World and planet AB5 is a water world that is a candidate for terraforming. The Earth-like World has many large continents separated by seas rather than extensive oceans. The atmosphere is relatively thin but the temperature and gravity are comfortable.
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Three 'Green' systems were found nearby, two within 20 LY. Just 10.75 LY away is Phaa Aed FL-Y c10, with the 2c moon being Y+3 and other materials for FSD boosting being found on 4c and 7a (and some elsewhere but between these three bodies the system is green). 12.54 LY away from the Forward Base is Phaa Aed FG-Y d32 which has two Y+3 bodies (5a and 7b) and the system is green between 5a, 6c and 8a. The final green system discovered in the Forward Base region is 70.96 LY away, Phaa Aed BK-R b4-3 and is green between 3d (which has all the materials for J1 and J2 boosts), 3f, 3g and 5a, although planet 1 has the best concentration of As (2.2%, however this planet has no other FSD materials).
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Two minor objects of interest were found: a huge icy landable and a moon orbiting extremely close to its host planet's ring system. The large landable is Phaa Aed QX-U b2-3 B1 and has a radius of 18,118 km and orbits just 0.03 AU from a L dwarf star. The moon Phaa Aed MM-W c1-11 4a orbits only just outside the rocky B ring of its host planet, although the orbital cruise zone and the ring do not actually overlap so it is possible to fly in between the ring and the moon in supercruise.
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Border Zone
There are many water worlds and candidates for terraforming here but finding an Earth-like World was not easy. After spending days focusing on 'mass code D' systems and even attempting to scan many systems within the same sector name (e.g. Phroea Hype IS-A d1-**) I found many systems with water worlds and planets in the habitable zone but no Earth-likes. Eventually I went looking amongst 'mass code C' systems with K stars and there I finally found an Earth-like World: Phroea Hype RA-A c3-8 A9. This turned out to be a very complex system but the benefit of this is that it also has many landable planets and contains all the materials needed for FSD boosting.
The following Ammonia Worlds were found: Dryafiae JA-C d14-2 6; Dryafiae XB-C c29-1, Dryafiae VM-H d11-19 B4 and Phroea Hype IS-A d1-26 C1. No indication of 'city lights' was seen, although the atmosphere could be thick enough to hide any for the first of these.
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Green systems are abundant and after finding a handful I focused more on the search for outdoor worlds. I catalogued the following green systems: Phroea Hype WO-L b2 (green between A3, AB1e and CD3a, although it is a long journey for Po at CD3a or D2); Phroea Hype XO-L b1 (green between A2, A5 and A7, although B1 is also Y+3); Phroea Hype GP-L b1 (green between 1, 3, 6a and 9f); Dryafiae ZG-N a116-0 (green between 1, which is Po+3, 12b and 13b); Dryafiae JK-C d14-15 (green between 1 , which is Po+3, 2, which is Y+3 and 5a) and Dryafiae RA-E c28-1 (green between A1, A2 and A5a). The system with the Earth-like World Phroea Hype RA-A c3-8 is green between A10g (Y+3) and A12f (Po+4).
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One landable planet that is also a candidate for terraforming was also found: Dryafiae IA-C d14-22 2. Surface flybys failed to find any sign of life however the area I searched was tiny, so the body remains worthy of further study.
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A number of minor systems and objects of interest were also found here. Of particular note is a group of four worlds that orbit about each other in Dryafiae RG-J d10-11 which are all candidates for terraforming: planets AB3, AB4, AB5 and AB6 are all high metal content worlds and this system has two other candidates for terraforming as well, making it a high-value system. Another high-value system is Dryafiae AO-F d12-9 which is home to four water worlds, of which the innermost (planet 5) is a candidate for terraforming, along with the high metal content planets 3 and 4. Another large, icy landable world was found close to the border with NGC 2286 Sector: Dryafiae RG-J d10-29 AB1 has a radius of 19,445 km and a semi-major axis of 0.46 AU with surface gravity being 2.37g. Two class I gas giants with large ring systems were discovered, in both cases their outer rings were too faint to be seen and constitute a minor navigation hazard: Phroea Hype TV-Z c2-2 A3 has a B ring that stretches from about 1.4 million km to about 3.3 million km at its outer edge, whilst Phroea Hype CM-C d24 8 has a C ring that stretches from about 2.2 million km out to about 8.8 million km. A system with two close-orbiting class IV gas giants was found at Dryafiae FK-U b49-0: planets A1 and B1 are both in extremely close orbits of their host stars, which are themselves not that far apart - a most unusual (and picturesque) configuration.
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Summary
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Forward Base
Forward Base centre: Earth-like World Phaa Aed FL-Y c6 AB4
Green systems (distance from centre, LY):
Phaa Aed BK-R b4-3 (70.96): 1 (As 2.2%); 3d (Nb 0.9%, Cd 1.0%, V 3.1%, Ge 3.6%); 3f (As 1.6%, Cd 0.9%); 3g (Po 0.3%, Cd 0.9%, Ge 3.5%); 5a (Y 0.7%, Cd 1.0%)
Phaa Aed FL-Y c10 (10.75): 2b (Y 0.7%, Cd 0.9%, V 2.8%); 2c (Y 0.7%, Nb 0.8%, Cd 0.9%, As 1.6%); 4c (Po 0.5%); 7a (Cd 0.9%, V 3.0%, Ge 3.5%)
Phaa Aed FG-Y d32 (12.54): 5a (Y 1.2%, Nb 1.3%, Cd 1.5%, Ge 5.6%); 6c (Po 0.5%, Cd 1.5%, Ge 5.5 %); 8a (Nb 1.3%, Cd 1.5%, As 2.5%, V 4.8%) also 7b is Y+3 (Y, Cd, V, Ge)
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Border
Earth-like World: Phroea Hype RA-A c3-8 A9 (this system is also green, see below)
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Ammonia Worlds:
Dryafiae JA-C d14-2 6
Dryafiae XB-C c29-1 A1
Dryafiae VM-H d11-19 B4
Phroea Hype IS-A d1-26 C1
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Green systems:
Phroea Hype WO-L b2: A3 (Y 1.3%, Nb 1.5%, V 5.4%); A4 (As 2.3%); B2 (Cd 1.6%, Ge 4.5%); AB1e (Y 0.7%, Cd 1.0%, As 1.6%); D2 (long supercruise Po 0.6%, V 5.2%); CD3a (long supercruise Po 0.3%, Cd 0.9%, Ge 3.1%)
Phroea Hype XO-L b1: A2 (Y 1.3%, Cd 1.7%); A5 (Y 1.4%, Nb 1.6%, V 5.6%); A7 (Po 0.5%, Nb 1.2%, As 1.6%, Ge 3.5%); A9 (Nb 1.1%, Cd 1.3%, As 1.5%, V 4.0%) also B1 is Y+3
Phroea Hype GP-L b1: 1 (Po 0.7%, Cd 1.9%, Ge 5.2%); 3 (Nb 1.5%, Ge 4.5%); 6a (V 3.5%, Ge 3.8%); 9f (Y 0.7%, As 1.6%, Ge 3.6%)
Dryafiae ZG-N a116-0: 1 (Po 0.6%, Cd 1.7%, Ge 4.7%, V 5.4%); 12b (Y 0.7%, Nb 0.8%, Ge 3.5%); 13b (As 1.6%)
Dryafiae JK-C d14-15: 1 (Po 0.6%, Nb 1.5%, Ge 4.6%, V 5.5%); 2 (Y 1.3%, Cd 1.7%, Ge 4.6%, V 5.4%); 5a (As 2.5%)
Dryafiae RA-E c28-1: A1 (Nb 1.5%, Cd 1.7%, As 2.1%); A2 (Po 0.7%, Ge 5.1%, V 5.9%); A5a (Y 1.2%, Nb 1.4%, V 5.1%)
Phroea Hype RA-A c3-8: A10g (Y 0.7%, Nb 0.8%, As 1.6%, V 3.0%); A12f (Po 0.3%, Nb 0.8%, Cd 0.9%, V 3.0%, Ge 3.6%); also A10d (Cd 1.5%, As 2.5%) and A2 (Y 1.3%, Ge 4.7%, V 5.4%)
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Landable candidate for terraforming: Dryafiae IA-C d14-22 2 (Y 1.3%, Nb 1.4%)
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General comments
This is a profitable region to explore for anyone interested in habitability surveys, with abundant water worlds and candidates for terraforming. There is also no shortage of gas giants with landable moons, which makes it easier to find green systems. For a region so rich in resources, there was no sign of exploitation by spacefaring civilisations - perhaps humanity will be first if no one else is about! Whoever or whatever is operating in NGC 2286 Sector is certainly keeping quiet but perhaps significant activity on their borders might attract their attention.
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The Pierre Aronnax has been performing well and I am glad that I chose this ship over my Anaconda as the supercruise manoeuvrability is similar to my Python and it makes exploration much more enjoyable. I have only occasionally deployed my GU-97 fighter looking for volcanism (without success) but this will be more useful as the expedition progresses. On the next leg of the expedition I am likely to make use of the SRV to build up supplies of jumponium to help me cross into the Outer Arm and reach the Bovomit border. For now, though, I am happy that I have found some useful sites to provide a suitable foundation for later surveys and possible expansion and colonisation.
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Minor Points of Interest
quaternary terraformable group: Dryafiae RG-J d10-11 planets AB 3, 4, 5 and 6
four water worlds in one system: Dryafiae AO-F d12-9 planets 5, 6, 7 and 8
Po-rich planet: Phroea Hype AS-F c4 B1 (Po 1.0%, As 1.6%, Cd 2.7%)
Large landables:
Phaa Aed QX-U b2-3 B1 (icy, 18,118 km, 2.02g)
Dryafiae RG-J d10-29 AB1 (icy, 19,445 km, 2.37g)
Moon close to ring system: Phaa Aed MM-W c1-11 4a
Large ring systems:
Phroea Hype TV-Z c2-2 A3 (B ring: 1.4 - 3.3 million km)
Phroea Hype CM-C d24 8 (C ring: 2.2 - 8.8 million km)
system with two gas giants in very close orbits of stars in a close orbit: Dryafiae FK-U b49-0 (planets A1 and B1)
Gallery:
Four water worlds in Dryafiae AO-F d12-9
Dryafiae FK-U b49-0 close orbiting gas giants
Phaa Aed FL-Y c6 AB 4 Earth-like World crescent
Dryafiae RG-J d10-11 quaternary high metal content terraformables

Phroea Hype RA-A c3-8 A9 Earth-like World and the Pierre Aronnax
 
Today I departed the borders of NGC 2286 Sector and began the journey to the Bovomit Sector border, which I suspect will take me at least three weeks.
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It has been an interesting first day. Although I have done very little scanning, I encountered an Ammonia World about 800LY into the journey and shortly afterwards had a heart-stopping moment as the Pierre Aronnax ploughed almost clean through a G-type star upon jumping into a system with an A star primary - it was a good job I did not have a cup of coffee in hand! I actually scooped a little fuel from the secondary star before slowing down and hurriedly accelerated away to make the next jump after filling my tank from the primary. Whilst passing through the sector Phrio Hype I encountered on two occasions a USS appearing during the countdown to the next jump - too late to stop and investigate. I do not really want to pick up any salvage, though, until I have completed my investigations near Bovomit and Sidgoir as I'll need every 0.01 LY range for that part of the expedition.
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The real gem of today's travelling was a pure chance encounter: as I arrived in Schee Phio AW-C d82, I was greeted with the sight of what I thought was a gas giant with a clearly visible ring system. To my astonishment, however, this was not a gas giant in close orbit of the star but a Y dwarf about 2500 ls away! This is what the ring system looks like from about 150 ls away:
The ring system is about 17.4 million km across at the outer edge and is just over 10.5 million km wide!
What is more, this was not the only wonder this system had in store: the outermost planet has an Ammonia World moon. A very rare find, I consider myself lucky that this is the third I have encountered (and I have been exploring a very long time) and it is the most massive of the three by a large margin - the surface gravity is even over 1g.
If I had not stopped to investigate the ring system, I would not have found any of this: curiosity has its advantages!
(Also, planet 2 is Po+3 with respectable abundances of Po, As, Ge, V)

 
I have reached the place where I hope to make the crossing into the Outer Arm, which is on the edge of the Via Maris region. It is still the Formidine Rift and my next 1KLY plot will require 56 jumps to complete, as the star density is so low. Beyond that, the Bovomit border is still a few thousand LY away. I will need to be careful about encountering sequences of unscoopable stars out here - there seem to be mostly M dwarf stars for the next KLY, at least.
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The Daedalus Wing mission by Erimus Kamzel first drew my attention to Bovomit, more than two years ago. The 'Bovomit Badlands' he called them - there did not seem to be many scoopable stars within. Who would make such a place home? Perhaps an AI, not needing life to feed on and being away from places life forms might prefer. Perhaps an older race, preferring stable, long-lived red dwarf stars over F and G stars that may provide only a couple of billion years of suitable conditions for life. Or perhaps refugees, seeking somewhere quiet and out of the way from the hostilities that drove them away. Will I be the one to find out, or will I just be another ship passing by the borders, unable to investigate due to the inability of my navigation systems to lock on, and not attracting any attention? I think I may have my work cut out for me just finding Earth-like Worlds; I might have to be prepared to settle for finding a Forward Base with suitable resources and terraformable worlds. It is likely to be another 10+ days before I arrive, however, even if I make it across the Formidine Rift without problems.
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In case there are problems, I stopped off on the way here at asteroid bases in the Jellyfish Nebula and the Soul Nebula and sold some exploration data. At Base Camp in the Soul Nebula I turned in everything I had left at that point, so at least the data on the NGC 2286 Sector border has been returned for posterity. It will be some time before I get the option to stop at another base.
 
With rumours rife that the Thargoids are about to step up their activities, I decided to push on to the Bovomit border with all speed and have now begun scouting out the Forward Base region. I have been very lucky already and after visiting only a handful of systems encountered an Earth-like World in a system roughly 800 LY from the nearest star in Bovomit (I'll check more thoroughly next time I log in).
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The location where I crossed the Formidine Rift proved to be a sensible choice and I had no problems getting across with a 25 LY jump range. I even encountered an Earth-like World shortly before reaching the Outer Arm: Phoo Phlai SU-G d10-14 A 4. It has a tidally-locked moon that has an orbital period of about 32 days, a radius of 1798km and 0.0179 Earth Masses (very Luna-like!) but the planet itself is cold with a thin atmosphere and moderately low gravity. I have encountered a handful of Ammonia Worlds since leaving the NGC 2286 Sector border but this was the only Earth-like World.
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A graphical and terrain generation glitch is currently stopping me from making useful planetary landings in search of surface life and volcanism. I'm hoping that the new update next week will resolve this but I think it is a problem with my driver software. It is intermittent, so it might clear up, else I may have to use the family desktop for surface surveys, which will limit how much time I can devote to them.
 
Bovomit border report

Key Findings
No spacefaring activity was observed anywhere in this region.
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Attempting to hyperspace to any system in Bovomit gives the message: 'Unable to hyperspace to this system.'. The closest I was able to get was 2.73 LY, Syroidoa ZY-G b43-0 being this far away from Bovomit VZ-G d10-7.
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Forward Base
A suitable Forward Base location was quickly found at Phae Phlai XE-H c10-3. This is located 753.10 LY from Bovomit NL-Q b21-0. Emphasising the distance to Bovomit is the fact that this Forward Base is 23,997.93 LY from the Forward Base near NGC 2286 Sector - the Pierre Aronnax has come a long way!
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Four 'Green' systems were found nearby, the closest being Phae Phlai XJ-R d4-35 which is also noteworthy for having twelve airless volcanic moons with surface temperatures between 200K and 500K. This is broadly the temperature range where life forms such as 'brain trees' have been found elsewhere in the galaxy on volcanic worlds, so this would be a good place to host such life. Sadly, driver problems prevented me from making an investigation of my own and I attempted no planetary landings in this region. Another nearby green system, Phae Phlai XJ-R d4-20, has three moons that match these criteria (moons 1a, 5a and 5b).
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Border Zone
As with NGC 2286 Sector, 'Green' systems are plentiful here. There seemed, to me, to be more gas giants in the border region here, however, with fewer terrestrial worlds. Nevertheless, worlds in the habitable zone of their host star are not unusual and there is no shortage of terraformable worlds and water worlds, however it took me some time before I eventually found an Earth-like World, Myoidu ZF-F d11-9 5. In this time I found three Ammonia Worlds and one landable world that is also a candidate for terraforming. Of note amongst the green systems is Myoidu ZF-F d11-11 (which is 20.03 LY away from the system with the Earth-like World) where the planet AB1 has very high abundances of jumponium: Polonium is 1.1% and Niobium and Vanadium are also very high at 2.6% and 9.2%, respectively. The green system Syroidoa OR-M b27-2 is also noteworthy for hosting three adjacent water worlds, two of which are candidates for terraforming.
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There are several other noteworthy systems on the border of Bovomit. Some of this can be anticipated: a large icy landable (Syroidoa EV-D b45-1 B 1, radius 19,083 km) and a large ring system (Myoidu KO-G c24-4 4 B Ring, outer radius almost 4 million km and about 2.4 million km wide, too faint to be seen so be careful on approach) are unusual but not that rare. One unexpected rarity was found, however: a system with many worlds in extremely long-period orbits - Syroidoa JL-G b30-1. This humble M dwarf has 14 planets, the outermost of which is an icy world with an orbital period of 2,604,389.7 days! The thirteenth planet, a gas giant, also has an orbital period exceeding 1 million days. This is not record-breaking (the Universal Cartographics record is over 10 million days for an ice world) but certainly very rare.
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Summary
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Forward Base:
Forward Base centre: Earth-like World Phae Phlai XE-H c10-3 A 2
Green systems (distance from centre, LY):
Phae Phlai XJ-R d4-35 (11.33): A2a (Y 1.2%, Nb 1.3%, V 4.8%); A4d (Cd 1.6%, As 2.7%, V 5.1%); A7a (Po 0.5%, Nb 1.3%, Cd 1.4%, Ge 5.4%); A7fa (Cd 1.4%, As 2.8%)
Phae Phlai RD-Q b19-1 (35.59): A4 (V 3.9%, Ge 3.3%); A5 (Po 0.4%, Ge 3.3%); A8 (Y 1.0%, Cd 1.3%, As 1.6%, V 4.1%); A9a (Po 0.3%, Nb 0.8%, As 1.4%)
Phae Phlai WE-H c10-8 (23.98): A1 (Po 0.6%, Nb 1.5%, Ge 4.7%, V 5.5%); A2 (Y 1.3%, Nb 1.5%, Ge 4.6%); A2a (As 2.6%, V 5.3%, Ge 5.7%); A4 (Cd 1.5%, V 4.6%)
Phae Phlai XJ-R d4-20 (25.59): 1b (Y 1.1%, Nb 1.3%, Cd 1.4%, V 4.6%); 1g (Y 1.2%, Cd 1.5%, As 2.5%, Ge 5.7%); 5b (Po 0.5%, Nb 1.3%)
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Border:
Earth-like World: Myoidu ZF-F d11-9 5 (11.72 LY from Bovomit OD-X b45-0)
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Ammonia Worlds:
Myoidu FG-N c20-0 2
Syroidoa YQ-K d9-1 A 4
Syroidoa YB-J d10-13 A 5

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Green systems:
Myoidu TG-F c11-1: 2 (Po 0.6%); 6a (Y 0.7%, Nb 0.8%, Cd 1.0%, As 1.6%, Ge 3.6%); 7d (Nb 0.8%, V 3.0%, Ge 3.5%); 8d (Po 0.3%, Cd 1.0%, As 1.6%, Ge 3.6%)
Syroidoa OR-M b27-2: A5a (Po 0.5%, Cd 1.6%, Ge 5.2%); B5 (Po 0.6%, Nb 1.5%, Ge 4.6%, V 5.4%); AB1c (Y 0.7%, Nb 0.8%, Ge 3.5%); AB1g (As 1.6%, Nb 0.9%, Ge 3.6%)
Syroidoa JN-Q d6-16: B1 (Nb 2.5%, V 9.1%); B2 (Y 1.5%, Cd 1.9%, As 2.3%); B6 (Nb 1.6%, As 2.1%, Ge 4.7%); AB1a?Check? (Po 0.3%, Ge 3.5%); AB1g (Y 0.8%, Nb 0.9%, As 1.7%, Ge 3.7%)
Syroidoa JN-Q d6-1: 2 (Nb 1.5%, Cd 1.7%); 3 (Cd 1.7%, Ge 4.6%, V 5.4%); 8d (Y 0.7%, Cd 1.0%, As 1.8%, V 3.0%); 8e (Po 0.3%, V 3.1%)
Syroidoa LI-Q d6-20: A1 (As 1.8%, Cd 3.0%); B1 (Nb 2.2%, V 8.1%); B2 (Y 1.3%, Ge 4.7%, V 5.4%); AB2b (Po 0.5%, V 4.9%)
Myoidu ZF-F d11-11: AB1 (Po 1.1%, As 1.8%, Nb 2.6%, V 9.2%); AB2 (Y 2.0%, Cd 2.7%, V 8.4%); C4 (Y 1.4%, Ge 4.7%)
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Landable candidate for terraforming:
Myoidu EB-F d11-2 4
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General comments
The border regions seemed to have a relatively high abundance of gas giants with respect to terrestrial planets. In spite of this, terraforming candidates were not hard to come by and there was no shortage of water worlds, although it took me a while before I began finding outdoor worlds.
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I have read that the star density might be lower in Bovomit than outside but I cannot confirm this - there are certainly some large gaps between the Bovomit stars and those in Myoidu and Syroidoa that might give that impression but this is, I believe, an artefact of the low star density in the region. I see some tight-knit clusters of stars near the border and suspect that there is some non-uniformity in the stellar distribution that also contributes to giving the impression of a lower star density.
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Minor Points of Interest
green system with 12 volcanic moons with temperatures in 200-500K range: Phae Phlai XJ-R d4-35
three adjacent water worlds in a green system: Syroidoa OR-M b27-2
Icy planet with unusually long orbital period: Syroidoa JL-G b30-1 14 with period 2,604,389.7 days
large landable with a very short orbital period: Syroidoa EV-D b45-1 B 1
large ring system: Myoidu KO-G c24-4 4 B Ring from 1,579,891 to 3,965,730km
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Gallery
Sunlight reflecting off the polar cap of Earth-like World Phae Phlai XE-H c10-3 A 2
The very long orbital period of Syroidoa JL-G b30-1 14

A large icy landable world in a very short period orbit: Syroidoa EV-D b45-1 B 1
Dreaming of submarines: the Pierre Aronnax in close orbit of the Earth-like World Myoidu ZF-F d11-9 5
 
Thank you for sharing pics and details. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea was one of my favourite books as a child and Nautilus was something to dream of. I think you're brave or mad (or both) to go all that distance with such a low jump range but you had fun and that's what matters. :)
 
Yesterday I departed the Bovomit borders for Sidgoir but before I had gone very far I encountered an Earth-like World: Tiefua IR-W d1-4 A 4. As this is closer to Bovomit than the Forward Base I had scouted, being 448.32 LY from the nearest system in Bovomit that I could find, I have added this to the summary on the Bovomit border in the OP.
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Today I had a Windows update that cleared up my graphical/terrain generation glitches, for the time being at least. This motivated me to push on to the Sidgoir borders, where I arrived this evening. I am now about 1KLY from Sidgoir and have begun looking for Earth-like Worlds and 'green' systems. In my haste I rushed past many systems with large numbers of planets but did some scanning and found one more Earth-like World (Hedgo CC-D d12-20 2) and two Ammonia Worlds (Phoo Airgh KL-Y d15 8 and Hedgo HL-P d5-11 A 14). I also encountered a gas giant that was a moon of a brown dwarf, which had a small family of moons, one of which also had a moon of its own. Perhaps the system map will better explain! I investigated the innermost moon as this had volcanism and also a temperature potentially within the 'brain tree' range but failed to find anything: it was a relief to fly around in my GU-97 for a little while, though. I was disappointed not to find anything and left quickly - this is one area of the game that really needs some tools for explorers to find things - blue circles show up at such short ranges (and disappear when you get close!) that they are scarcely better than eyeballing for features, and there is too much luck involved. I felt lucky to find such an interesting system but did not have the tools to find any features of interest - I needed to be very lucky a second time, and I wasn't. I shall keep trying in future and I might instead take the SRV out for a spin: the wave scanner might do a better job than the blue circles at finding things for me.
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One thing I do want to check here at Sidgoir is that the 'unable to hyperspace to this system' message remains the same as 2.4 drops. For that reason, I will remain here until 2.4 is released, regardless of my other findings.

 
After some deliberation, I have decided upon a suitable location for a 'Forward Base' system near Sidgoir, located just over 920 LY from the nearest system in that sector. I encountered two systems with Earth-like Worlds just over 90 LY apart and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. The first of these Earth-like Worlds is over 90kls from the jump-in point but has almost everything a prospective outpost could want: it is a 'green' system with good abundances, there are rings for mining and other candidates for terraforming and some bodies also have volcanism (although my search failed to locate any geysers or fumaroles). The second Earth-like that I found is not in a 'green' system but is only 6.23 LY away from one, although the abundances there are mediocre. Nevertheless, the accessibility of this world for trade makes it my first choice and, although most of the 'green' systems that I found are closer to the other Earth-like, it is not a long journey to reach them and there may yet be more locally I have not found - I recorded a total of seven before it seemed that they were so abundant I felt no need to look for more. I shall give the full details and system names with my final report on this region, along with some other notable features worth mentioning in that context. In the meantime, I shall now be proceeding to the Sidgoir border.
 
Sidgoir is much smaller than the other permit-locked regions I have been to - it is a sphere about 200 LY across, whereas the others are about 1000 LY across. There seems to be an abundance of life-bearing gas giants here and I have also located two Earth-like Worlds and an Ammonia World, as well as plenty of green systems, one of which is 'gold' - it contains all the elements currently available from surface mining. I am ready to move on but am waiting for 2.4 to check whether anything changes with its arrival. It will therefore probably be about another week or so before I write up the report. Until then I might either take a break, or just go looking for some good scenery to fly around in one of my fighters.
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I have noticed numerous tags in the region close to the border, most of which are just from one other CMDR - it seems someone else has done some survey work here but the systems with the Earth-like and Ammonia Worlds were all untagged.
 
Outstanding work and dedication, CMDR!

NGC 2286 also intrigued some others and we surveyed as much of the border as we could back in June. Along with the other three locations of abandoned settlements in the Rift, Gap and Conflux one hypothesis was that the permit locked 2286 sector could hold another set of yet undisclosed (and blocked) settlements, as a fourth corner (bottom right) in a rough square, when taking the other locations into account.

However, nothing specific was found there that may indicate any space travel or colonization activities.

Fly safe and may the wind be at your back!
Andrew
 
Sidgoir border report

Sidgoir Sector report

Key Findings
No spacefaring activity was observed anywhere in this region.
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The only surface POI that was successfully traced turned out to be a cluster of metallic meteorites and outcrops, although one larger POI nearby was not traced successfully. These were both seen in a large rayed crater on Preou Thoe AE-T d3-14 3a, co-ordinates approximately 30.45 / 163.12. Later on another large blue circle POI was found on a landable terraformable world, Preou Thoe YV-E d11-20 10 in the centre of a rayed crater at about -11.8155 / 0.8326 but this could not be located visually, even from a low-flying fighter, and connection problems made me decide against a surface investigation on this 1.3g planet.
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Attempting to hyperspace to any system in Sidgoir gives the message: 'Unable to hyperspace to this system.'. This message did not change with the deployment of 2.4. The closest I was able to get was 1.61 LY, which is the distance between Ootots WZ-S A99-1 and Sidgoir WX-T A3-2.
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Sidgoir is smaller than the other distant permit-locked regions I have so far visited. It appears to be a sphere of approximately 200 LY diameter, although the low stellar density makes this an estimate only.
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Forward Base
As at Bovomit, by good fortune a Forward Base location was quickly found but it was complicated by the fact that two Earth-like Worlds were discovered in systems less than 100 LY apart. The favoured location is that of the second of these Earth-like Worlds: Preou Thoe GF-R d4-10, which is located 921.31 LY away from Sidgoir HL-X b1-0 and 6840.44 LY from Phae Phlai XE-H c10-3 (the Forward Base near Bovomit). Planet 3 is an Earth-like World and there is a 'green' system 6.23 LY away: Preou Thoe FR-N b20-0 which has the materials needed fairly close to the jump-in point - planets 1 and 2 are both gas giants and their systems of moons are themselves 'green', including two moons that are Po+4. This was the deciding factor in choosing this location as the Forward Base, over the system Preou Thoe CZ-S d3-19, where planet C6 is an Earth-like World. Preou Thoe CZ-S d3-19 is itself a 'green' system and the materials are located within about 2000 ls of the jump-in point and there are also numerous ring systems and two belt clusters providing plentiful resources but planet C6 is 90,000 ls away from the entry point, which would not be good for trade. In total seven 'green' systems were found nearby, mostly closer to Preou Thoe CZ-S d3-19 and they seemed plentiful enough that I stopped looking for more and began looking for more Earth-likes, to resolve my dilemma of which system would make the best Forward Base.
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I found no Ammonia Worlds in the Forward Base region but I did locate a rare landable world that is also a candidate for terraforming: Preou Thoe DZ-S d3-5 A 5a. The planet it orbits is also a candidate for terraforming. I have been looking out for worlds with suitable conditions for 'brain tree'-like surface life, which I understand to be: the presence of volcanism and a surface temperature of 200-500K (possibly also the presence of a rayed crater). One of the 'green' systems in this region, Preou Thoe AE-T d3-14, has five bodies matching these criteria but my explorations failed to find either life or volcanism (see above note in 'Key Findings'), although I did collect plenty of useful materials for FSD boosting for my efforts.
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One large ring system was discovered that was clearly visible upon approach: Preou Thoe HJ-K c8-4 3 has a single ring and it is almost 4 million km wide, with an outer radius of about 4.36 million km. There is a moon with a ring system of its own that orbits outside this in a highly inclined orbit, providing a vista easily worth travelling 4 Kls from the central star to see. Another large ring system was found that was not visible: Preou Thoe HO-K c8-2 A 2 (B Ring) has an outer radius of over 4.5 million km and is about 1.7 million km wide. A system with four water worlds was found at Preou Thoe EK-R d4-6, three of these being candidates for terraforming along with three of the high-metal-content planets, making this a valuable system. The final feature to report is a Polonium-rich planet: Preou Thoe EK-R d4-10 BC 2 has a Polonium abundance of 1.1%.
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Border Zone
On the approach to the border, several minor points of interest were passed by. The first was a large ring system in Preou Thoe VI-Q b32-2, where the B ring of planet 2 has an outer radius of more than 3 million km and is over 2.5 million km wide, although this ring was too faint to be visible. The second find of interest appears to be a record-breaker: Ootots VH-C a81-0 1 is a class II gas giant with an orbital period of 663,090.9 days - more than 300,000 days longer than the current record for a class II gas giant in either Univeral Cartographics or Elite Galaxy Online! A second large ring system that was particularly detailed and aesthetically pleasing was that of Ootots PI-R c21-0 2, a gas giant with ammonia-based life which has a C Ring with an outer radius of almost 1.9 million km and a width of almost 1.7 million km.
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Exploration of the borders revealed that Sidgoir is a relatively small sector - about 200 LY across. This is tiny on the scale of the Milky Way and it makes me wonder if there remain any other permit-locked regions in the distant parts of the galaxy that are seldom visited - it would be very easy to miss such a small region.
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Three Earth-like Worlds were discovered within 40 LY of Sidgoir: Preou Thoe YC-I c23-4 A6, Preou Thoe YV-E d11-27 A5 and Ootots ID-I c26-1 A8. The second of these is located adjacent to a system that is not only 'green', it is 'gold' and contains all elements that can currently be extracted from surface mining: Preou Thoe VZ-R b45-1. This is the first 'gold' system I have discovered but it also made me realise I had not explicitly been checking for it. There are 35 landable moons in this system which is what made me think to look but there have been many landables in most of the 'green' systems I have reported in this expedition, so there might be others that I have missed. Ootots ID-I c26-1 is also a 'green' system and five other 'green' systems were located close to the border. One Ammonia World was found: Ootots HI-I c26-2 AB2, which is in a system without any landable bodies and is host to the only class V gas giant I found anywhere in the region, which is in a very close orbit of the A star.
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I decided to go looking for signs of volcanism in several locations but without success. Of particular note is the tiny metal-rich moon Preou Thoe WW-J c22-4 A 1a, which has an oddly angular shape. This body has canyons systems with red-coloured deposits that are clearly visible from orbital cruise but flying over these failed to yield any indication of geysers or fumaroles. It did provide pleasing vistas of the nearby planet 1 over the horizon, with its heavily-cratered surface displaying a yellow-ish hue. Another interesting moon I visited is Preou Thoe EC-D d12-15 A 1a, which is also metal-rich and is in an extremely close orbit of a large lava world - so close that I was not able to get a satisfactory screenshot. The scenery more than made up for my failure to find any volcanic features! It is worth mentioning that one of the 'green' systems has five landable moons with volcanism and temperatures in the 200-500K range, although I made no landings there: Ootots AY-F d12-13. A landable world that is a candidate for terraforming was found at Preou Thoe YV-E d11-20 10, which also has volcanism and a surface temperature of 203K, so it might just barely be within the conditions suitable for 'brain trees', but connection glitches discouraged me from making a lengthy investigation. A large landable planet was found: Ootots FP-S b51-1 B1, an ice world in an eccentric 0.2 day orbit that is 20,071km across - this world had already been tagged so record of it might exist elsewhere but landables over 20,000km radius are rare so it is worth mentioning regardless.
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Summary
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Forward Base​
Forward Base centre: Earth-like World Preou Thoe GF-R d4-10 3
Other Earth-like Worlds: Preou Thoe CZ-S d3-19 C 6 (also a 'green' system, see below)
Green systems (distance from centre, LY):
Preou Thoe FR-N b20-0 (6.23): 1a (Po 0.3%, Nb 0.8%, Cd 1.0%, V 3.0%, Ge 3.6%); 1b (Cd 1.0%, As 1.7%, V 3.2%); 1d (Y 0.8%); 2f (Po 0.3%, Nb 0.9%, As 1.6%, V 3.1%, Ge 3.7%); 2g (Y 0.7%, Ge 3.6%); 2h (Cd 1.0%, As 1.6%)
Preou Thoe LS-L b21-2 (23.51): 4d (Y 0.7%, Cd 1.0%, V 3.0%, Ge 3.5%); 5b (Po 0.3%, Cd 0.9%, V 3.0%); 5e (Y 0.7%, Nb 0.8%, Ge 3.5%, V 3.0%); 5f (Y 0.7%, Cd 0.9%, As 1.6%)
Preou Thoe CZ-S d3-19 (92.19): A5 (Y 1.3%, Nb 1.5%, Cd 1.7%, V 5.3%); B5 (Po 0.7%, Cd 1.9%, As 2.2%, Ge 5.0%); C1 (Y 2.2%, As 1.7%, Nb 2.5%, Cd 2.9%, V 9.1%)
Preou Thoe AE-T d3-14 (100.16): 2b (Po 0.5%, Cd 1.5%, V 4.7%, Ge 5.5%); 3a (Po 0.5%, Nb 1.4%, Ge 5.8%, V 5.0%); 3c (Y 1.1%, Nb 1.3%, Ge 5.3%); 3g (Y 1.2%, 2.6%)
Preou Thoe KE-K c8-2 (89.22): 1d (As 1.6%); 1e (Y 0.7%, Nb 0.8%, V 3.0%); 2c (Po 0.3%, Nb 0.8%, V 3.0%, Ge 3.5%); 2d (Nb 0.8%, Cd 1.0%, V 3.0%, Ge 3.6%)
Preou Thoe DZ-S d3-6 (99.57): 1b (Y 1.2%, Nb 1.4%, As 2.6%); 1d (Po 0.5%, Cd 1.6%, As 2.6%, Ge 5.9%); 1e (Po 0.5%, Nb 1.4%, V 4.9%, Ge 5.8%)
Preou Thoe JJ-K c8-3 (105.63): 2 (Y 1.5%, Nb 1.7%, Cd 1.9%, As 2.3%, Ge 5.2%); 9b (Y 0.7%, Cd 1.0%, As 1.6%, Ge 3.6%); 9c (Po 0.3%, Cd 0.9%, V 3.0%)
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Po-rich planet:
Preou Thoe EK-R d4-10 BC 2: Po 1.1%, Nb 2.6%
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Landable candidate for terraforming:
Preou Thoe DZ-S d3-5 A 5a (96.88LY from Forward Base)
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Border​
Earth-like Worlds:
Preou Thoe YC-I c23-4 A 6 (31.27 LY from Sidgoir ZU-Y c1)
Preou Thoe YV-E d11-27 A 5 (39.79 LY from Sidgoir SD-B b0)
Ootots ID-I c26-1 A 8 (39.28 LY from Sidgoir AQ-P b5-0, system is also green, see below)
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Gold system:
Preou Thoe VZ-R b45-1 (5.71 LY from Preou Thoe YV-E d11-27): 4b (Y 0.7%, Cd 1.0%, Ge 3.5%); 4d (Cd 1.0%, As 1.6%); 4g (Y 0.8%, Nb 0.9%, V 3.2%); 6c (Y 0.7%, Nb 0.8%, Cd 0.9%, Ge 3.4%); 8a (Po 0.3%, As 1.6%, V 3.1%); 9c (Y 0.7%, Nb 0.8%, Cd 0.9%, Ge 3.4%)
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Green systems:
Ootots AY-F d12-13: 1c (Po 0.5%, Nb 1.4%, As 2.6%, V 5.0%); 3c (Po 0.5%, Cd 1.4%, V 4.6%); 4c (Y 1.2%, Ge 5.6%)
Ootots AY-F d12-1: ABC1 (Y 1.3%, Cd 1.7%, Ge 4.6%, V 5.4%); ABC2 (Po 0.6%, Nb 1.5%, Ge 4.5%); ABC3 (Y 1.4%, Cd 1.8%, As 2.2%, Ge 4.8%); ABC5a (Y 1.3%, Nb 1.4%, Cd 1.6%, Ge 5.6%)
Preou Thoe RQ-C c26-2: 2b (Y 1.1%, Cd 1.5%, V 4.7%, Ge 5.5%); 3b (Nb 0.9%, As 1.6%, V 3.1%, Ge 3.7%); 4a (Po 0.3%, As 1.6%)
Preou Thoe SP-Y b55-0: 1a (Y 0.8%, Nb 0.9%, As 1.6%, v 3.1%); 1c (Cd 0.9%, Ge 3.5%); 3a (Po 0.3%, Nb 0.8%, Ge 3.6%)
Preou Thoe ZW-U b57-0: 6a (Po 0.3%, As 1.6%); 6b (Cd 0.9%, V 3.0%, Ge 3.5%); 6c (Y 0.7%, Nb 0.8%, V 3.0%)
Ootots ID-I c26-1: A1 (Y 1.4%, Cd 1.8%, As 2.1%, Ge 4.8%); A2 (Po 0.6%, Nb 1.8%, Cd 1.7%, Ge 4.6%, V 5.4%); A4 (Y 1.4%, Cd 1.8%, As 2.1%, V 5.6%)
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Ammonia World:
Ootots HI-I c26-2 AB 2 (14.05 LY from Sidgoir JM-W d1-18)
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Landable candidate for terraforming:
Preou Thoe YV-E d11-20 10
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General Comments
There seems to be an abundance of life-bearing gas giants in the border region. This is only anecdotal evidence but they certainly seem more plentiful here than near Bovomit or NGC 2286 Sector. I was surprised to find so many Earth-like Worlds and yet only the one Ammonia World - small number statistics are not reliable but this is reminiscent of a brief survey of the borders of the Bleia permit zone that I undertook during the Distant Worlds Expedition.
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The stellar density around the Sidgoir border and within it seems to be occasionally patchy and irregular. There are some tight clusters of systems and also voids with no systems that are 30+ LY across. There appears to be a slightly higher concentration of high-mass stars in Sidgoir than just outside (certainly proportionally more systems with mass codes D and E).
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Sidgoir is roughly as far away from Colonia as it is from Sol (~25.5 KLY from Colonia, ~24.5 KLY from Sol). The lack of neutron stars in the Outer Arm means that there is no shortcut - getting here is going to be a trek for everyone.
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Minor Points of Interest
system with four water worlds: Preou Thoe EK-R d4-6
large ring system with moon in inclined orbit: Preou Thoe HJ-K c8-4 3
large invisible rings: Preou Thoe HO-K c8-2 A 2 (B Ring) and Preou Thoe VI-Q b32-2 (B Ring)
gas giant with ammonia-based life with large detailed rings: Ootots PI-R c21-0 2
(record-breaking?) class II gas giant with a long orbital period: Ootots VH-C a81-0 1, with period 663,090.9 days
metal-rich moon in close orbit of a lava world: Preou Thoe EC-D d12-15 A 1a
large icy landable in an eccentric close orbit: Ootots FP-S b51-1 B1, with radius 20,071 km
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Gallery
Preou Thoe HJ-K c8-4 3b seen against it's host planet's rings
A distant, lonely world but a record-breaker(?): Ootots VH-C a81-0 1
The rings of Ootots PI-R c21-0 2
Is this a moon or a d12 die?
Sunrise from low orbit of the Ammonia World Ootots HI-I c26-2 AB 2
Crescent of Earth-like World Ootots ID-I c26-1 A 8, which has an unusually thin atmosphere (0.41 bar)
 
Journey to Froadik​

I have been making quick progress towards Froadik from Sidgoir and am now back in the Perseus Arm. For real-life reasons I am going to have to take a break for a couple of days, at least, possibly a week or more, starting tomorrow, so it is a good time to record my findings from this leg of the journey.
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I had not gone very far on my way towards a suitable crossing point to the Perseus Arm when I encountered an Ammonia World, Synuedea VT-P b25-0 A 3, this being 626.32 LY from Sidgoir WQ-T a17-0. This is just about close enough to be worth adding to the summary of the Sidgoir borders in the OP, however a later encounter with an Ammonia World in the same sector, Synuedea VO-S b51-1 C 5 is too far away from the borders for this.
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My next finding was an unexpected rarity. Even though the route plotter can now manage 20 KLY plots, I have been keeping to 1 KLY as before as this breaks the journey up and allows me to see how the star density is changing. As I was making the crossing to the Perseus Arm, I needed 58 jumps for a 1 KLY leg at one point and on the very first jump of this leg noticed secondary stars with a collection of bright planets in close orbit, so I stopped to take a look - and found the Earth-like World shown below. It is in a circumbinary orbit of the secondary L and T stars and has an orbital period of just 10.1 days. The surface temperature is a warm 308K but the atmosphere is thin, being just 0.43 bar, and surface gravity is 0.68g - and it is tidally locked as well, so a very 'alien' Earth-like World!
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There is another 10 KLY to go before I reach a suitable place to search for a 'Forward Base' near Froadik so I will see how far I can get today. The star density will be increasing but graphical issues are currently interfering with the skybox rendering so I am not able to see the Milky Way, which is a shame. I had been planning to meet up with another CMDR to explore the Froadik border and hopefully this can still happen.
Interesting skies: the Ammonia World Synuedea VO-S b51-1 C 5

An Earth-like World orbiting a L dwarf and T dwarf pair. Their similar size in this image is an illusion: the L dwarf is about twice as far away from the planet as the T dwarf at this point!
 
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