Celebration of Early Astronomy 6

Dates: January 07, 2024 to March 18, 2024

Planned Map (Still subject to alterations to orange line) (click for full size):
Distance: 37,429.80 Ly

“The early 2000s, they were often the speculative setting of early science fiction works. Early imaginings of interstellar travel, first contact with aliens, apocalypses, pandemics, you name it, there was probably a movie or book set in the early 21st century of it. While humanity may not have invented interstellar travel by 2020 as many novels and films purported, they still discovered plenty gems of our galaxy by then.

Lucky for us in 3310 we do have interstellar travel and can visit these gems that humans on Earth in the early 21st century could only dream of visiting. So that is just what we will be setting out to do. This expedition will visit many of the noteworthy celestial objects discovered by the early 21st century, some of which even still are considered noteworthy even today in 3310.

We will be setting off from our faction’s home system Keltim, also known as Gliese 149 to the humans of 2020. From there we will be travelling our route eastward to V429 Carinae visiting old discoveries as well as finding new ones along the way!

— Patron Kezika T. Wylair

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Please fill out a sign-up form if you’re coming along!
Note: even if you’re not sure yet all your details, the form will give you an edit link once you submit so that you can come back and edit your submission in the future with any changes you make. Just make sure to save your link!

Sign-up form: https://theexpedition.info/Register
Roster: https://theexpedition.info/Roster
EDSM Page: https://theexpedition.info/EDSM

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Summary and Information

Dates: January 07, 2024 to March 18, 2024
Waypoint Count: 22
Distance: 37,429.80 Ly
Expedition Discord: https://theexpedition.info/Discord

For Celebration of Early Astronomy 6 we are heading eastward to the furthest known catalog star in the in-game universe, V429 Carinae.

For the last three legs of the expedition we are travelling through sparsely explored regions with few if any POIs recorged in the Galactic Mapping Project or Galactic Exploration Catalog, so there will be a good chance you may be able to find a brand new noteworthy POI to put your name on!

The first three legs of the trip will be one week each and focus on sightseeing points of interest of known real world celestial objects. The final three weeks of the expedition will be two weeks each and focus on finding new and awesome points of interest for submission to the Galactic Exploration Catalog!

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Waypoints

Start: Keltim
End: V429 Carinae

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Current Waypoint List
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Leg 1 – 1/7 – 1-14

  • Keltim (GL 149)
  • Alnitak (Orion’s Belt)
  • Mintaka (Orion’s Belt)
  • Phi Velorum
  • HD 78344
  • GCRV 715 (The Southerner Nebula)
  • NGC 3590 CLA 15 (NGC 3590)

Leg 2 – 1/14 – 2/4

  • Statue of Liberty Sector LC-V c2-12 (Statue of Liberty Nebula)
  • x Carinae
  • V405 Carinae (NGC 3293)
  • Eta Carinae
  • Eta Carina Sector JH-V c2-9
  • GCRV 6493 (NGC 3211)

Leg 3 – 2/4 – 2/11

  • GCRV 6432
  • HD 92023

Leg 4 – 2/11 – 2/18

  • NGC 3199 Sector LC-V c2-5 (NGC 3199)
  • OGLE-TR-211
  • AG Carinae
  • GU Muscae (GRS 1124-683)

Leg 5 – 2/18 – 2/25

  • Prie Aec IX-L d7-6

Leg 6 – 2/25 – 3/4

  • Preou Aip JY-U c2-0 (Paleta Carmes√≠)

Leg 7 – 3/4 – 3/11

  • V429 Carinae (WR 22)

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Each Leg will additionally have an announcement post when they start detailing any optional waypoints they may have added to them. Optional waypoints are subject to be added during the expedition up until the start of the leg.

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