After several days of trading, one of my friend's and fellow CMDR, suggested we travelled to Bernard's Loop, agreeing to this I soon fitted my Dolphin - The ISS Hellion, capping almost 30ly with the required scanners and single planetary vehicle hanger. Another of our friends decided to join us, flying out from the heart of Federation space before meeting up with us and after several minor delays, I had left Ray Gateway of Diaguandri.
First off, we journeyed to HIP 23759 in the Witch Head Nebula stopping by the asteroid station of the Witch Head Science Centre. Next, we travelled to the Running Man Nebula, then Trapezium Sector AF-Z C5 in the heart of the Flame Nebula, further on inside the Horsehead Nebula. I then attempted getting as close to the Horsehead Nebula as possible before making my return journey home.
First stop back was the Witch Head Science Centre once more, I then redirected my course to the Pleiades Nebula in need for Meta-Alloys. First I docked at Danielle's Progress in Maia, with enough credits to buy my required cargo. With no stock available however I turned to searching for Barnacles myself, one of the locations I went to for this being Merope, very close to Maia. With very little luck I returned to Danielle's Progress and waited not too long for their stock to replenish. I then bought serval Alloys and began the final stretch for home, first stopping by Diagaundri, then Nut, then Kamadhenu - my Galactic Power's HQ.
The credits I had made from the exploration data helped me greatly in the final preparation of my Python.