Sagittarius A* – 4th Jan 3303 (Day 25)

Nothing particularly interesting on the journey front, other than that I made a rather annoying mistake on the plotting of the last waypoint, which I have reached.

As can be seen from the above, I took one coordinate in the wrong direction, as such Waypoint 14 is going in the wrong direction to Eyes of Riker. Fortunately, I realised this mistake early before another waypoint was plotted, and no further waypoints are needed to make up for this mistake. The upper green line is the route I should have followed, and now a new waypoint has been plotted to account for this mistake, which is the new Waypoint 15.

Statistics

Current locationAthaip JM-C d1041
Next waypointShrogea SG-F c11-1640 (914.01 ly, 52bcj)
Distance from Whambeia PO-Q e5-23213258.44 ly (183 bcj)
Distance from LHS 2819284.07 ly (1081 bcj)
Incident count0
Jumps made31
Jumps remaining (best case)1264
Space madness80 %

Sagittarius A* – 3rd Jan 3303 (Day 24)

Today I decided to pay attention to the minerals on planets, and decided I would try and find some polonium, so I decided to try my luck inside a crater.

However, space madness got the better of me, and I noticed that there were signals on my wave scanner coming from the large, steep mound in the middle of the complex crater. So I decided to see how far my SRV could get up the side.

Turns out the SRV is pretty good on this planet, and it made it up rather far up some very steep slopes.

.. and so I made it right to the top.

At this point, I realised that being so high, I was at serious risk of tumbling down the side leading to almost certain death. Attempts to recall my ship lead to the autopilot picking the most sensible place for it to land in the vicinity – at the bottom of the hill.

With only one thing for it, I began the terrifying decent – with what looked like a solid wall in front of me, the tyre tracks made it obvious that I was staring down at the crater floor.

Rather shockingly, I actually made it down to the bottom in one piece, though it took me quite a while to make the decent.

… and after all that, I actually found some Polonium too!

Statistics

Current locationAthaip GE-K c11-1680
Next waypointAthaip PN-A d1-9072 (444.07 ly, 25bcj)
Distance from Whambeia PO-Q e5-23213714.98 ly (209 bcj)
Distance from LHS 2819284.07 ly (1081 bcj)
Incident count1
Jumps made31
Jumps remaining (best case)1290
Space madness70 %

Incidents

Overheat1

Sagittarius A* – 2nd Jan 3303 (Day 23)

Today I passed Waypoint 13, and made it to the Great Annihilator – a system with 2 black holes, and five T Tauri stars.

Statistics

Current locationAthaip WU-N c23-949
Next waypointAthaip PN-A d1-9072 (982.47 ly, 56bcj)
Distance from Whambeia PO-Q e5-23214184.91 ly (235 bcj)
Distance from LHS 2819284.07 ly (1081 bcj)
Incident count0
Jumps made30
Jumps remaining (best case)1316
Space madness40 %

Sagittarius A* – 1st Jan 3303 (Day 22)

Today I appear to have developed a minor fault in my canopy’s augmented reality display:

While this quickly resolved itself, I’m hoping that my ship is not also suffering the effects of space madness…

I’ve also added four new places to visit on my way back, which extends my trip by three waypoints too. The places I’ve added to visit are:

  • Eyes of Riker (Whambeia PO-Q e5-2321)
  • Gleeson’s Gem (Froarks GM-D d12-355)
  • Gibb’s Bridge (Syralia JT-V b7-0)
  • Blacklight (Schaikaei XJ-H d10-1)

However, I may or may not be able to reach Blacklight, as it does appear to be rather far above the galactic plane. The search for jumponium begins!

I’ve also passed Waypoint 13, so I’m getting pretty close to the Great Annihilator!

Statistics

Current locationZuni CF-R c4-1948
Next waypointGreat Annihilator (487.53 ly, 28bcj)
Distance from Great Annihilator487.53 ly (28 bcj)
Distance from Whambeia PO-Q e5-23214199.99 ly (236 bcj)
Distance from LHS 2819284.07 ly (1081 bcj)
Incident count2
Jumps made81
Jumps remaining (best case)1345
Space madness55 %

Incidents

Unsafe drop from Supercruise (into star causing overheat)1
Overheat1

Technical issues

Computer hardware lock-up while in-game1

Sagittarius A* – 31st Dec 3302 (Day 21)

Another day with not much to report except for another waypoint reached – Waypoint 12.

Statistics

Current locationHypio Pri OU-V d3-3974
Next waypointWepai LM-N a61-24 (964.69 ly, 55bcj)
Distance from Great Annihilator1886.34 ly (106 bcj)
Distance from Whambeia PO-Q e5-23214199.99 ly (236 bcj)
Distance from LHS 2819284.07 ly (1081 bcj)
Incident count1
Jumps made29
Jumps remaining (best case)1423
Space madness35 %

Incidents

Unsafe drop from Supercruise (into star causing overheat)1

Sagittarius A* – 30th Dec 3302 (Day 20)

Last night I stopped one jump short of Six Rings, at Myriesly RY-S e3-5414, to savour the sights of this system for a new day.

On arrival, I was presented with a very pretty class B blue-white star, which takes the total number of stars in this system up to 7, albeit the other six being T Tauri protostars.

e3-5414 9

e3-5414 11

e3-5414 13

e3-5414 14

e3-5414 15, with 14 in the background

e3-5414 16

After that, I continued past Waypoint 11 and onwards to Sagittarius A*.

Statistics

Current locationHypio Pri VP-W c18-3069
Next waypointHypio Pri FA-Q c8-2579 (456.52 ly, 26bcj)
Distance from Great Annihilator2377.98 ly (134 bcj)
Distance from Whambeia PO-Q e5-23214199.99 ly (236 bcj)
Distance from LHS 2819284.07 ly (1081 bcj)
Incident count2
Jumps made103
Jumps remaining (best case)1451
Space madness40 %

Incidents

Unable to jump to intended destination due to insufficient fuel1
Overheat1

Sagittarius A* – 29th Dec 3302 (Day 19)

Having finally fixed my flight controls to use a proper throttle and stick rather than the hacked together controls I was using connected directly to my flight computer bypassing the controls I’ve previously neglected to add to my ship during purchase.

I passed Waypoints 9 and 10, and decided to take a break one jump before my first via – Six Rings.

 

Statistics

Current locationMyriesly VV-U c16-9274
Next waypointMyriesly RY-S e3-5414 (4.1 ly, 1bcj)
Distance from Myriesly RY-S e3-54144.1 ly (1 bcj)
Distance from Sagittarius A*1244.57 ly (70 bcj)
Distance from Great Annihilator2921.48 ly (164 bcj)
Distance from Whambeia PO-Q e5-23214199.99 ly (236 bcj)
Distance from LHS 2819284.07 ly (1081 bcj)
Incident count0
Jumps made116
Jumps remaining (best case)1552
Space madness20 %

Sagittarius A* – 28th Dec 3302 (Day 18)

Not much to report here, other than hearing more Thargoids in Phroi Flyuae SO-T b22-60, as previously mentioned in a previous log, and I reached Waypoint 8!

 

Statistics

Current locationPhroi Flyuae FH-J d10-9045
Next waypointByoomi HC-B d1-3105 (841.82 ly, 48bcj)
Distance from Myriesly RY-S e3-54142003.67 ly (113 bcj)
Distance from Sagittarius A*1244.57 ly (70 bcj)
Distance from Great Annihilator2921.48 ly (164 bcj)
Distance from Whambeia PO-Q e5-23214199.99 ly (236 bcj)
Distance from LHS 2819284.07 ly (1081 bcj)
Incident count0
Jumps made53
Jumps remaining (best case)1664
Space madness30 %

Sagittarius A* – 27th Dec 3302 (Day 17)

Two galaxies in the distance?

Note to self: don’t start moving towards a star before starting opening the system map – it’s not then possible to slow down or stop before… colliding… with said star until the system map has opened.

With Waypoint 7 reached and Waypoint 8 plotted, I spotted a nearby system worth a detour to – a system reporting itself as containing a Wolf-Rayet C star.

On arrival, I found that not only was this system holding a beautifully-purple WR-C, but it was also hiding a Class O star!

Statistics

Current locationPhroi Flyuae BD-N c9-1606
Next waypointPhroi Flyuae AW-I b14-78 (232.43 ly, 14bcj)
Distance from Myriesly RY-S e3-54142929.08 ly (165 bcj)
Distance from Sagittarius A*1244.57 ly (70 bcj)
Distance from Great Annihilator2921.48 ly (164 bcj)
Distance from Whambeia PO-Q e5-23214199.99 ly (236 bcj)
Distance from LHS 2819284.07 ly (1081 bcj)
Incident count1
Jumps made51
Jumps remaining (best case)1716
Space madness40 %

Incidents

Unsafe drop from Supercruise (into star causing overheat)1

Sagittarius A* – 26th Dec 3302 (Day 16)

Statistics

Current locationSchee Flyi WH-D c28-1493
Next waypointPhroi Flyuae AW-I b14-78 (649.08 ly, 37bcj)
Distance from Myriesly RY-S e3-54143810.46 ly (214 bcj)
Distance from Sagittarius A*1244.57 ly (70 bcj)
Distance from Great Annihilator2921.48 ly (164 bcj)
Distance from Whambeia PO-Q e5-23214199.99 ly (236 bcj)
Distance from LHS 2819284.07 ly (1081 bcj)
Incident count0
Jumps made1
Jumps remaining (best case)1765
Space madness35 %