You would be surprised, if you just stay patient, you can get alot of anomaly readings in sector. It is the most efficient way to farm samples, and not even doing the missions if you do not want to.
Yup, just dont accept the missions when you get into the system (no enemy spawns) - rather than flying around the cluster getting one or two anomalies, you now get 2-3 with each scan. Plus, if you have a SSD you get basically nio loading screens = win and lots of profit
First Page updated with results, keep them coming!
TO CLARIFY - PLEASE ONLY RECORD FARMING SESSIONS WHERE ANOMALIES ARE EITHER GATHERED IN SECTOR SPACE OR BY ENTERING EXPLORATION SYSTEMS BUT NOT ACCEPTING MISSIONS (PLEASE NOTE RESULTS ACCORDINGLY)
RobMR3, you use anomalies at Memory Alpha in the Alpha Centauri sector. Please refer to ScouseSandwich' stickied post in the Academy forum for further help. However you can also stick them on the exchange if you so wish.