Hi, nice post, as have been said, a ship with a LRS doesn't scan the region when moving.
But; if you were stationary and begin to move, the "light" disc around the ship dissapears, but it keeps detecting things for a while.
I tried first the monitoring stations, but there are reasons to not use them
- i tried to upgrade them when the bigger LRS comes available, but unsucesfully, their upgrade priority seems to be far far away in time.
- Sectors priority changes, new colonies expand area of influence and a static station remains behind the lines.
- Static stations are easy targets.
Then i use my obsolete 'science vessels' for nefarious purposes. Barebone explorer with ecollector, LRS, not to fast hyperengine (it will remain stationary) but with the fastest hyper initiation, stealth when it comes available but mainly for roleplay reasons. When necessary i move them, when not they stay there.
I use the LRS in every spaceport, but not in any other station, i tried that but it gets redundant. The monitoring station can seal gaps in the coverage but if you already have a Explorer in their territory, no station is necessary
The posture it must be "evade at enemy sight", when at war i some times get attacked in systems too close to the enemy colonies.