Notes from a noob explorer

As I said on another post I literally decided to take my mission runner cobra out exploring and set the initial destination by calling my stepdaughter in and saying "pick a star".

On the way I've found brain trees high g worlds, mountains (oops) a few Lagrange clouds which I had to look up what they even were and several elw.

I went to Sag A in a pre engineer asp but this currently feels more pioneering as I really have no idea what my ultimate destination will be.
 
As I said on another post I literally decided to take my mission runner cobra out exploring and set the initial destination by calling my stepdaughter in and saying "pick a star".

On the way I've found brain trees high g worlds, mountains (oops) a few Lagrange clouds which I had to look up what they even were and several elw.

I went to Sag A in a pre engineer asp but this currently feels more pioneering as I really have no idea what my ultimate destination will be.
Me too! After Saga A set course for Colonia and make the "Triangle" run get your badge(s) and most likely Elite for it. -I'm not far from you in a almost stock DBX.
 
So, I decided to go for a mini-exploration trip prior to something more substantial. Set off 'east' for the Coal Sack. When I got there, didn't look as interesting as I had hoped, so I decided to go "up". Wanted to see how high I could get off the galactic plane and to see if I could find some unexplored places.

Didn't get to find any of those, they were all taken by other Commanders (with mostly comedy names - kudos ;) ). But I did get to see the galaxy far below me, and see the true Black - there were no stars around me, other than the radiant mass below. Some pictures below of the beautiful emptiness, it was quite amazing.




I reached about 1400LY or so upwards before running out of stars to go vertically with, I had to start going laterally instead. It was interesting as the higher I got, the more restricted the jump options became. The night sky was a totally thick black with very few points of light. Very different to the "standard" sky view from within the bubble. I saw a few very interesting places off in the distance, one particularly looking like a nebula in the throws of pulling itself apart, but I don't know where / what this was.

Gave up after a short while of this as it was not a real goal - I can set a better target for exploration like Sag A or Colonia or even Beagle's.... On the way home went direct, no greedy stop-offs for too many credits.
 
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Gave up after a short while of this as it was not a real goal - I can set a better target for exploration like Sag A or Colonia or even Beagle's....
Au contraire; this is real exploration - you setting your own goals and exploring and area of interest to you or trying to reach a point set by yourself. Shame you didn't manage to find anything unexplored, but too close to the Bubble it's getting a bit difficult. But go a kiley laterally in any direction and then up or down and I'm sure you'll find unexplored systems.

Going to SagA*, Colonia, or Beagle Point isn't exploration anymore. It's sight-seeing. Yes, they're a bleeping long way away, but that's not what exploration is about.

And thanks for sharing your impressions; it really is pretty cool to be on the edge, see all of the Milky Way spread out in one direction and the pure black of intergalactic space in the other.
 
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