17 March, 3303
HIP 62154 1, HIP 62154
Today sees the start of my first proper expedition to the Coalsack Nebula. With my FSD drive now boasting a 40+ ly jump distance, it only took eleven jumps to reach the edge of the nebula. I've taken the advice from Felicity, stopping only to scan selected types of stars and planets.
The nebula is easily distinguishable by eyes. It appeared like a tiny ink spot at first, and eventually grew to cover a huge portion of the Milky Way. It completely blocks the light of stars behind it. The view was quite unusual. I have no idea what caused this nebula to be so dark. Maybe some closer look shall reveal it.
My first stop is HIP 62154. It has a bright refuelable class-A star, which looks even more dazzling due to the pitch black background. Next to the star is a metal-rich planet suitable for landing, which means I shall have enough resources to restock my AFM. This is the nicest kind of system you can get out here, I have to admit. I'll use it as the base of my expedition.
CMDR Li, signing off.