Expeditions > Celebration of Early Astronomy 4

Expedition summary
Starting date Jan 8, 2022, 12:00:00 PM
Arrival date Mar 12, 2022, 12:00:00 PM
Starting system Keltim
Waypoints 3
Arrival system T Tauri (Hind Mine / Hind Nebula (T Tauri))
Participants 32
  - Abandonment 11
  - Success 21
Estimated distance 22,995.39 ly
Expedition announce

Sign-up form: https://theexpedition.info/Register

Roster: https://theexpedition.info/Roster

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Dates: January 08, 2022 to March 05, 2022

Planned Map (Still subject to alterations):

Expedition Map

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


Full Main Waypoint List Leg 1

  • Keltim (GL 149)
  • 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
  • Hypoe 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)
Expedition timer

This expedition is finished.

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Expedition waypoints
System Distance from start Participants reached Participants visited
#1 Keltim
#2 Crab Pulsar 6,949.14 ly
#3 Bubble Sector LX-T b3-1 (The Dark Fortress & Fumarole in a Bubble) 15,281.53 ly
#4 Veil West Sector DL-Y d68 (Funfair Geysers / Veil Nebula West) 21,316.95 ly
#5 T Tauri (Hind Mine / Hind Nebula (T Tauri)) 22,995.39 ly