Today I jumped Callbase Capricorn to Dryao Ain TI-B d13-3. The stars here are spread out a bit thinner, average of 20 to 50 light years apart.
I am about to jump the carrier to the system where I found the tritium hotspot. The planet with the hotspot is about 6,700 LS from the arrival point as well as being 2 jumps from this system. Mining will go much faster with the carrier over there.
I have found 1 tritium hotspot in Dryao Ain XO-Z d13-4 in the ring of AB 1.
Commander's Log, August 9, 3306.
Having determined that my location for the past week is not going to yield a totally unexplored area, I ordered Callbase Capricorn to make a jump further into Kepler's Crest.
We have arrived at Schadgae QY-S d3-1.
Just explored this system and discovered that planet B5 has three tritium hotspots. The carrier will jump to that planet, which is 43,000+ LS from the arrival point, while I explore neighbouring systems.
In Schadgae YT-R c4-0, this is what I call close friends. The first two planets orbit a point between them, less than 1 ls apart.
Well, I decided to just slack off for a few days and lay about the ship (carrier). Quite the luxury while out in the black. Back to the scouting though.
Commander's Log, August 4, 3306.
As is my habit while on deep space exploration, I have landed the ship for the night.
I am making a trip of 33 jumps from my carrier into Kepler's Crest. Here are the systems/planets where I have found tritium fuel:
The second system listed was my destination. So let's update the statistics:
Conclusion; being closer to the galactic rim certainly reduces the possibility of finding planets with rings.
This corner where three galactic regions meet has been too thoroughly visited. I need to find my own space.
With that goal in mind, I am going to look for a place to explore. I will be leaving Callbase Capricorn in Schadgae RZ-V b29-0 for the time being. I'll be using Nebula Asp to head out to a range of 500 LY, exploring along the route. If I keep running into occupied systems, I'll shift course and explore in a rough circle around the carrier, staying near to 500 LY from it, until I find an unexplored area. Then, while I begin charting that area, I can have Callbase Capricorn jump into the neighbourhood to "catch up" with me.
Before leaving, I wanted to top up the carrier's fuel tank, which only required 80 tons of fuel. I headed out to the hotspot I reported a few days ago. It only took 5 or 6 rocks to mine 80 tons of tritium. The fuel mining is pretty darn good out here, boys and girls!
Here's a shot of where I was mining this morning:
The system Schadgae RZ-V b29-0 has two planets, numbers 1 and 3, with one tritium hotspot each.
Statistics Update: 50 scanned, 11 with hotspots, 22%
I find myself in an area that has been explored. I will quickly refuel Callbase Capricorn then move on to a different area.
We have arrived at Schadgae TE-Y c14-0, which is as close to the centre of the intersection of the three borders as I think I can get. This system is actually in Kepler's Crest.
Not surprising, the system was previously discovered. However, the commander did not map the water world, so I snagged the first to map for it (and 800,000 CR in the process).
Tomorrow, I will examine how thoroughly this area has been explored, then I may decide to relocate. Perhaps I will go up or down to the galactic plane as most commanders seem to stick to the plane.