I took on a bounty contract, find Danny Lehner in PLY-505. Went to that system, putzed around a while, and at one point I did detect a “Walnut” class ship, which would be the target. However (a) it sailed away calmly through an asteroid field then (b) disappeared from my sensors. Never got a shot off.
I hung about clearing the fog for a while, detected a couple other ships but always Leander class, then returned to a station in Leo so as to be sure to have saved the map knowledge at least.
To my surprise I then found I had an email from Tega congratulating me on neutralizing this noted pirate and crediting me the bounty fee. OK I don’t think it’s supposed to be quite this easy?