liquidIn response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Liquid”. You can find all my photo challenge entries in the Weekly Photo Challenge category.

The Hyades is a V-shaped open cluster in the constellation of Taurus.

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First quarter moon on 24.3.2018

Unfortunately, the weather seems to favour half moons. There have not been many clear nights, and when I was finally able to get out to do some photography, the moon was in the same phase as last time. I missed a crescent moon in between because it was on a work day and I had to get to bed early.

I tried to improve the quality of the shot, but this seems to be the best I can get out with 45 mm lens. Even with 2x cropping factor, it does not have a sufficient magnification. Focusing on the tiny but bright moon is difficult.

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Technical difficulties (severe server connection issues) delayed the third leg of the journey to Colonia, and I arrived at Eagle’s Landing in Eagle Sector IR-W d1-117 system one week behind schedule. There were more brown dwarfs on the plotted route, and I had to perform several corrections to find fuel stars.

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Already late, I abstained from taking a closer look at the systems and only snatched a couple of detailed scans on the fly. Since fast travel is more important for the journey than exploration, I am thinking of getting rid of the so far unused vehicle hangar at the next station with outfitting services to increase the jump range a bit.

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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Rise/Set”. You can find all my photo challenge entries in the Weekly Photo Challenge category.

 

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Orion’s Sword is an asterism in the constellation of Orion.

 

Medieval stone church in Halikko, Finland. The church was constructed in the 15th century and extended in the 19th century. The current bell tower was built in 1773. The view is from the north-west. [Source: Halikon seurakunta – Halikon kirkko]

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I have arrived at Amundsen Terminal in Lagoon Sector NI-S b4-10 system and completed the second leg of the journey on time. The route went through a brown dwarf field, but I got through with minimal course corrections.

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Regardless of the goal to get to Colonia fast, I stopped to perform surface scans in an unexplored system to get some first discovered credits. I am tempted to explore more on the way, but so far the systems have been pretty dull, and I do not want unnecessary delays.

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I recently joined Mobius to be able to fly among other commanders without the risk of being ganked. At first, I planned to get involved in the BGS for the Order of Mobius but decided to move to Colonia to support MCRN instead of staying in the bubble. I have desired to get more into exploration and since the Colonia Connection Highway was constructed the trip to Colonia can be done in reasonably sized 2000 light year pieces.

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I considered purchasing a Diamondback or an Asp for the journey, but in the end, I decided to depart in my old Cobra which was already fitted as a planetary explorer. I have completed the first leg of the journey and landed at Hillary Depot in Blu Thua AI-A c14-10 system. If I keep up the pace, I should reach Colonia in about nine weeks.

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