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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CEA 5 Leg 1

We are setting off with the first leg of the fifth Celebration of Early Astronomy. In this leg we are travelling from the human populated bubble up to our entry basecamp for Caldwell 1, which we will then enter on leg 2 and spend three weeks scouting in depth.

Dates

Start Date: January 07, 2023
End Date: January 14, 2023

Distances

Basecamp Line: 6,461.95 Ly
Main Waypoints: 8,219.67 Ly

Map, (click for full size):

Basecamp: Ploea The YQ-U d3-0

Main Waypoints

  • Map References quick reference list, more details below
    • Keltim
    • 45 Tauri
    • Musca Dark Region HM-V c2-29
    • BrSO 14
    • Veil West Sector DL-Y d68
    • North America Sector LC-V c2-3
    • Ploea The YQ-U d3-0

Main Waypoints Details

  • Map Reference: Keltim
    • POI: GJ 149
    • We will launch our fifth Celebration of Early Astronomy Expedition from this location
    • SIMBAD Link
    • EDSM Link
  • Map Reference: 45 Tauri
    • POI: Caldwell 41
    • Caldwell 41, The Hyades Cluster is the nearest open cluster to our own solar system, and one of the best studied star clusters in existence due to that. From the perspective of Earth, it appears within the constellation Taurus at a similar angle in the sky to Aldebaran, albeit unrelated to Aldebaran otherwise. Four stars of the Hyades, with Tauri constellation Bayer designations Gamma, Delta 1, Epsilon, and Theta form the asterism that is the head of Taurus the Bull. Due to its proximity to our own solar system, the distance to it can be measured using parallax shift of the member stars as we orbit our own sun throughout our year. This leads to the a highly accurate mesaurement of roughly 145 Ly to the center of the cluster. 45 Tauri particularly is on the closer side of the cluster.
    • SIMBAD Link
    • EDSM Link
  • Map Reference: Musca Dark Region HM-V c2-29
    • POI: Caldwell 99 – Coalsack Nebula
    • Caldwell 99, The Coalsack Nebula is a dark nebula easily visible to the naked eye in the sky as a dark patch obscuring part of the Milky Way’s band. Taking up about 7 degrees of arc in the night sky it is multiple times the size of the apparently size of the moon in our night sky from Earth. In Australian Aboriginal astronomy, it forms the head of the “Emu in the Sky” constellation. It was likewise a bird in Incan astronomy as well, representing a Tinamou.
    • SIMBAD Link
    • EDSM Link
  • Map Reference: BrSO 14
    • POI: Caldwell 68 – R Coronae Australis Nebula
    • Caldwell 68, roughly 400 lightyears away from our solar system is one of the nearest star-forming regions to us. It is one part of the larger Corona Australis Molecular Cloud. It was discovered in 1861 by Johann Friedrich Julius Schmidt. It is a variable nebula which shows irregular variations in brightness and shape.
    • SIMBAD Link
    • EDSM Link
  • Map Reference: Veil West Sector DL-Y d68
    • POI: Caldwell 34 – Veil West Nebula
    • Caldwell 34, also designated as NGC 6960, a nebula in the Cygnus constellation and constitutes the visible portions of the Cygnus Loop. It is the remnants of a supernova. It is also sometimes referred to as the Cirrus Nebula or the Filamentary Nebula.

      Additional viewing site suggestion: Veil West Sector PD-S B4-2, puts it nearly in line with Barnard’s Loop for a spectacular view.
  • Map Reference: North America Sector LC-V c2-3
    • POI: Caldwell 20 – North America Nebula
    • Caldwell 20 was discovered by William Herschel in 1786 and located roughly 1800 lightyears from our own solar system it occupies a section of the sky roughly three times the apparent size of a full moon within the constellation Cygnus. It is an emission nebula with the clouds of gas being ionized by a nearby star, causing the gas to glow. The reddish colour is characteristic of hydrogen the dominates Caldwell 20.
    • SIMBAD Link
    • EDSM Link
  • Map Reference: Ploea The YQ-U d3-0
    • POI: Caldwell 1 Pre-Entry Basecamp
    • This is the final star before the carrier jump that will be required to enter Caldwell 1 itself.
    • SIMBAD Link
    • EDSM Link

Extra Waypoints

  • Map References quick reference list, more details below
    • Keltim
    • 45 Tauri
    • Musca Dark Region HM-V c2-29
    • BrSO 14
    • HIP 102082
    • Veil West Sector DL-Y d68
    • North America Sector LC-V c2-3
    • NGC 40 Star
    • HIP 16267
    • Ploea The YQ-U d3-0

Optional Waypoints Details

  • Map Reference: HIP 102082
    • AKA: V Cygni
    • A very large carbon star with only twice the mass of our sun, but nearly 200 times the size of our sun.
    • SIMBAD Link
    • EDSM Link
  • Map Reference: NGC 40 Star
    • POI: Caldwell 2 – Bow-Tie Nebula
    • Caldwell 2 was discovered by William Herschel in 1788 and located roughly 3500 lightyears from our own solar system in the constellation Cepheus. It can be quite difficult to spot due to having only apparently visual magnitude of 12.3, making it the faintest object in the Caldwell catalog.
    • SIMBAD Link
    • EDSM Link
  • Map Reference: HIP 16267
    • HIP 16267 is a binary star system high up from the galactic plane consisting of the stars BD+83 78A and BD+83 78B
    • SIMBAD Link
    • EDSM Link

Celebration of Early Astronomy 5 – Caldwell Edition

Dates: January 07, 2023 to March 11, 2023

Planned Map (Still subject to alterations to orange line) (click for full size):
Distance: 26,100.35 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 3308 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 3308.

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 clockwise. Many of the sights on this expedition revisit those featured on earlier CEA expeditions for those that weren’t on those.

— 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, 2023 to March 11, 2023
Waypoint Count: 20
Distance: 26,100.35 Ly
Expedition Discord: https://theexpedition.info/Discord

For Celebration of Early Astronomy 5 we are focusing on exploring various Caldwell clusters, and in particular, Caldwell 1, a large cluster high up from the galactic plane that can only be entered and exited using a carrier. The Caldwell catalog was created by Sir Patrick Alfred Caldwell-Moore, a British astronomer and influential TV presenter on the topic of astronomy.

All legs will be one week long with the exception of our week in Caldwell 1, which will be three weeks long in duration. During this time there will be a pair of carriers swapping positions daily

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Waypoints

Start: Keltim
End: J Centauri

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

  • Keltim (GL 149)
  • 45 Tauri (Caldwell 41)
  • Musca Dark Region HM-V c2-29 (Caldwell 99 – Coalsack Nebula)
  • BrSO 14 (Caldwell 68 – R Corona Australis Nebula)
  • Veil West Sector DL-Y d68 (Caldwell 34 – Veil West Nebula)
  • North America Sector LC-V c2-3 (Caldwell 20 – North America Nebula)
  • Ploea The YQ-U d3-0 (Caldwell 1’s pre-entry point)

Leg 2 – 1/14 – 2/4

  • V785 Cephei (Caldwell 1)
  • NGC 188 SMV 4385 (Caldwell 1)

Leg 3 – 2/4 – 2/11

  • Bubble Sector PD-S B4-4 (Bubble Nebula)
  • Hypoae Ain MO-I d9-37 (Heart & Soul Nebulae)
  • BD+56 472 (Caldwell 14)

Leg 4 – 2/11 – 2/18

  • HD 15558 (IC 1805 Cluster)
  • BD+60 327 (Caldwell 10)

Leg 5 – 2/18 – 2/25

  • Kappa Cassiopeiae
  • NGC 457 124 (Caldwell 13)
  • S171 1 ([GMM2009] S171)

Leg 6 – 2/25 – 3/4

  • HD2002 Star 137 (Caldwell 19)

Leg 7 – 3/4 – 3/11

  • NGC 752 DLM 167a (Caldwell 28)
  • V518 Carinae (Caldwell 102)
  • J Centauri (Scorpius-Centaurus Association)

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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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At the Eldritch Gate

We will officially be partaking as a squadron in the upcoming “At the Eldritch Gate” expedition starting on July 10, 2022.

We will officially be partaking as a squadron in the upcoming “At the Eldritch Gate” expedition starting on July 10, 2022.

It is a bit different than how CEA was run in that we followed a path. At the Eldritch Gate is more of a large area search, in this case for teh first found green gas giant that was discovered long ago, but the discoverer, not actually knowing what they had didn’t make note of what system it was in.

So Celebration of Early Astronomy, using CMDR NovakDrogo’s carrier will be basecamping and searching in and around waypoint 4: Dehe PP-V d3-22 which is 21,430.63 Ly mostly west and a little bit north-ish from “the bubble”

There is a small selection of real stars as well within 5,000 Ly from the Waypoint 4 system: HD 339279, PSR J2004+3137, PSR J1955+2908, HD 186438, & HD 227959

If you would like to participate, the EDSM page is at:
https://www.edsm.net/en/expeditions/summary/id/177/name/At+the+Eldritch+Gate

Their Discord is at: https://discord.gg/vmKJ73M7Qj

And please also fill out their Roster form at: https://forms.gle/iA7YFvoY2xReQzPR6

Then finally, to get a role here on this server to get you access to a channel for it, please do so in the #events channel in our Discord.

Celebration of Early Astronomy 4

Dates: January 08, 2022 to March 05, 2022

Planned Map (Still subject to alterations) (click for full size):
Distance: 39,335.54 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 3308 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 3308.

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 clockwise. Many of the sights on this expedition revisit those featured on earlier CEA expeditions for those that weren’t on those.

— 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 08, 2022 to March 05, 2022
Waypoint Count: 35
Distance: 39,335.54 Ly
Expedition Discord: https://theexpedition.info/Discord

Odyssey Compatibility Notes: With Horizons and Odyssey at this time currently split and some people not having Odyssey we will do basecamps in Horizons if needed. There is a private question on the registration form regarding if you have Odyssey or not. When we announce basecamps the bot in our server will make a post that you can RSVP to if you plan on coming. We will cross-reference the attendee list with the Roster to make the determination of if the basecamp needs otbe help in Horizons or if only Odyssey compatible players are attending that particular one.

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Waypoints

Start: Keltim
End: T Tauri

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Current Waypoint List (each leg is 2 weeks)
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Leg 1

  • Keltim (GL 149)
  • TRAPPIST-1
  • Betelgeuse
  • Mintaka
  • Alnitak
  • Rigel
  • PMD2009 48 (Orion Nebula)
  • Epsilon Orionis
  • VY Canis Majoris
  • ALS 299 (Thor’s Helmet Nebula)
  • CXOU J061705.3+222127 (Jellyfish Nebula)
  • Crab Pulsar (Crab Nebula)

Leg 2

  • BD+46 1067
  • Hypoae Ain MO-I D9-37 (Heart & Soul Nebulae)
  • RS Persei
  • Bubble Sector LX-T B3-1 (Bubble Nebula)

Leg 3

  • Mu Cephei
  • KY Cygni
  • BD+41 4004 (NGC 7027)
  • S171 43 (NGC 7822)
  • Sadr
  • Veil West Sector DL-Y D68 (Veil West Nebula)

Leg 4

  • HIP 102082
  • CoRoT-9 (CoRoT-9b)
  • 46 Upsilon Sagittarii
  • Snake Sector PD-S B4-1 (Snake Nebula)
  • PSR J1856-3754 (Coronet Pulsar)
  • IC 4604 Sector FB-X c1-17 (Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex)
  • Antares
  • Shapley 1 (Fine Ring Nebula)
  • HIP 62270 (Coalsack Nebula)
  • Alcyone (The Pleiades)
  • GMM2008 22 (NGC 1333)
  • 40 o Persei
  • T Tauri (Hind Nebula)

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Each Leg will additionally have an announcement post when they start detailing any optionals 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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Celebration of Early Astronomy 3!

Dates: July 3, 2021 to October 2, 2021

Map (click for full size):

“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 3307 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 3307.

We will be setting of 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 clockwise. After that we shall proceed northward past Colonia region and the galactic center, and then take a route back home visiting such places as Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the galaxy’s center on the way back.

— 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://expedition.page.link/Register
Rosterhttps://expedition.page.link/Roster
EDSM Pagehttps://expedition.page.link/EDSM

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Summary and Information

Dates: July 3, 2021 to October 2, 2021
Waypoint Count:26 Primary, optionals to be added as expedition progresses
Expedition Discordhttps://expedition.page.link/Discord

Notes: Some of the legs, mainly the ones north of the Galactic Centre have minimal waypoints and are self-guided exploration mainly, due to the lack of real-world objects in those areas. One of the waypoints we are heading to is the furthest north non-procedural star so far found in the in-game galaxy.

Odyssey Compatibility Notes: With the servers split, main events such as mass jumps and parties will be held in Horizons. Some waypoints may additionally have a secondary Odyssey event, but all waypoints will at least have the mass jump event as well as the ending party occurring in Horizons.

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Waypoints

Start: Keltim
End: T Tauri

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Current Waypoint List
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Leg 1

7/3/2021 – 7/17/2021 (2 weeks)

  • Keltim (Gliese 149)
  • BD+06 3756 (NGC 6633 48)
    • Optional: IC 4665 P 351
    • Optional: CoRoT-6
    • Optional: CoRoT-9
    • Optional: CoRoT-16
    • Optional: Y Ophiuchi
    • Optional: CoRoT-17
    • Optional: Nu Aquilae
  • R Scuti
  • CoRoT-27
  • NGC 6755 MMU 3
  • HD 181709
    • Optional: PSR J1901+0716
  • HD 339086
    • Optional: Campbell’s Hydrogen Star
  • Merrill’s Star

Leg 2

7/17/2021 – 7/24/2021 (1 week)

  • PSR J1926+1648
  • PSR J1915+1009
    • Optional: HD 174372
  • PSR J1902+0615

Leg 3

7/24/2021 – 8/7/2021 (2 weeks)

  • XTE J1856+053
  • PSR J1852+0031
  • AXP 1E1841-045
  • 15 Sagittarii

Leg 4

8/7/2021 – 8/21/2021 (2 weeks)

  • 13 Mu Sagittarii
  • HD 158320 — (furthest north known non-procedural in the game)

Leg 5

8/21/2021 – 9/4/2021 (2 weeks)

  • PSR J1740-3052
  • G2 Dust Cloud Sector JH-V C2-7255 – (G2 Dust Cloud)

Leg 6

9/4/2021 – 9/18/2021 (2 weeks)

  • Sagittarius A*
  • Great Annihilator
  • IGR J17285-2922
  • HD 157693

Leg 7

9/18/2021 – 10/2/2021

  • Cl Pismis 24 1
  • Hen 2-215
  • T Tauri

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This post will be edited and replied to in the upcoming weeks with more substantial information regarding the waypoints as well as any tertiary information that would be useful for the expedition, such as navigation tips around permit locked sectors for example in the Barnard’s Loop area.

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