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  1. #61
    Originally Posted by Erimus View Post (Source)
    I think I fixed that one now if you want to check. The others you listed are all screenshots that have been uploaded directly from the posters PCs to the Frontier hosting site, so for some reason they're only showing as links. The ones that are showing correctly and are visible without having to click on a link are hosted on external sites, like TinyPic, etc.
    Yep the thumbnail of mine shows up fine now. This is entirely up to you, but if you want to change the last l to an h then as it's just the thumbnail it will give the bigger version. So 2zXxjCSh instead of 2zXxjCSl.

  2. #62
    Originally Posted by Ozric View Post (Source)
    Yep the thumbnail of mine shows up fine now. This is entirely up to you, but if you want to change the last l to an h then as it's just the thumbnail it will give the bigger version. So 2zXxjCSh instead of 2zXxjCSl.
    Done (I think)

  3. #63
    What would be the best way to approach naming a star?
    As far as I understand, normally the name of a star depended on the constellation it was in and the greek letter designated to it. Now when we as exploreres are out in space constellations somewhat loose their meaning, stars could by hundreds of light years apart and it would be more useful using the Sector name rather than a constellation name for a part of space.
    For example I'm at the moment in HIP 38064 which has a O5 type star in it (somehow it's 364 million years old despite the description saying they won't get older than 10 million years?), my current name for it would be Alpha Gorgon. Alpha because it's rather luminous and because greek letters sound awesome, Gorgon because you will stare at it for a loooong time you could as well be turned to stone.
    So would it be better we use some kind of naming convention (new or old) or just use our imagination and find a fitting and "cool" sounding name?

  4. #64
    Originally Posted by Erimus View Post (Source)
    Done (I think)
    Yep

    Originally Posted by CMDR_empyrean190 View Post (Source)
    What would be the best way to approach naming a star?
    As far as I understand, normally the name of a star depended on the constellation it was in and the greek letter designated to it. Now when we as exploreres are out in space constellations somewhat loose their meaning, stars could by hundreds of light years apart and it would be more useful using the Sector name rather than a constellation name for a part of space.
    For example I'm at the moment in HIP 38064 which has a O5 type star in it (somehow it's 364 million years old despite the description saying they won't get older than 10 million years?), my current name for it would be Alpha Gorgon. Alpha because it's rather luminous and because greek letters sound awesome, Gorgon because you will stare at it for a loooong time you could as well be turned to stone.
    So would it be better we use some kind of naming convention (new or old) or just use our imagination and find a fitting and "cool" sounding name?
    My feeling would be that naming individual stars would be too hard and too long. I would say that naming a system is the smallest you want to get and better for areas and vast regions of space.

  5. #65
    As per my blog I have named the following star OCEANUS COELIS (ocean of heaven, or, heavens ocean) and the 5th planet of that system ATLANTIS STELLARIS (Atlantis of the stars)

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  6. #66
    Originally Posted by Ozric View Post (Source)
    Yep



    My feeling would be that naming individual stars would be too hard and too long. I would say that naming a system is the smallest you want to get and better for areas and vast regions of space.
    Yeah, I agree with this. Unless there is something exceptionally rare or visually stunning about a particular star then its not really a POI people would be interested in knowing about or visiting.

    @ CMDR_empyrean190 I think that description of the star is probably an oversite by FD, the description it has is contradictory so is probably an error to be honest.

  7. #67
    Originally Posted by Maia Posidana View Post (Source)
    As per my blog I have named the following star OCEANUS COELIS (ocean of heaven, or, heavens ocean) and the 5th planet of that system ATLANTIS STELLARIS (Atlantis of the stars)

    Thanks Maia! Although Earth-Like worlds aren't super rare, that one looks interesting due to its location... i.e still relatively close to colonized space, but situated on the far edge of the Perseus arm, it could become a future tourism POI (with planetary landing), as worlds on the far edge of the galaxy can have unique skyboxes. Added it as a possible tourism candidate as map ref. index #8.

  8. #68
    You just single-handedly made this game so much more awesome for me!

    Can't wait till I get some time to do some exploring.

    +rep

  9. #69
    Re: Star Naming
    Naming an interesting system rather than a rare star makes more sense for this project I agree. The example I gave was more or less for my star map of my current voyage, where O type stars aren't something you find very often.
    @Erimus: You mentioned personal star maps from other commanders, would those need to be in line with the guidelines and where and how could those be featured?

  10. #70
    Great idea! Hope FD implement something like this in the future in the game (or even use ones discovered here as a starting point). Some sort of a submission you can make perhaps only while you are in the actual system. Then goes to FD for approvals etc.

    Good as well for us tourists out there that want to see some of the interesting things on our exploration trips (even if we might not be the first to discover).

    I'll be keeping an eye out for such special locations on my current trip. Subbed.

  11. #71
    Originally Posted by CMDR_empyrean190 View Post (Source)
    Re: Star Naming
    Naming an interesting system rather than a rare star makes more sense for this project I agree. The example I gave was more or less for my star map of my current voyage, where O type stars aren't something you find very often.
    @Erimus: You mentioned personal star maps from other commanders, would those need to be in line with the guidelines and where and how could those be featured?
    Personal star maps would be ones created and updated independently by individual explorers.

    Basically just take a screenshot of the part of the galaxy you're exploring and label what you've found out there. So those maps don't need to follow all the guidelines as they're personal to the player. The only one I'd follow would be the stipulation that you have to have been there and have got screenshots or video to prove it, and its not just something they found while playing with the in game map while sat in a station.

    If he/she wants to share them with everyone I'll add them to a section on post #1. The idea would be to centralize all the maps into one thread/post and build up an kind of galactic almanac players can refer to when they're looking for info of a certain part of the galaxy.

  12. #72
    planetary nebula around black hole. "EOK GREE TO-Q E5-3167" - let's call it "Green Crystal"



    with nice color inside




    another very little nebula. "EOK GREE PI-S E4-4843". i like the name "Celestial Rainbow" for this one.



    even more colors )







    edit. change name to "Celestial Rainbow", because there is a real life Rainbow Nebula in the Milky Way.

  13. #73
    Originally Posted by tired_man View Post (Source)
    planetary nebula around black hole
    Some nice shots there Tired_Man.

    You need to come up with an appropriate name for those entries (see the guidelines in post #1), provide their procedural name so I can copy & paste it, and maybe write a line or two of text describing what you saw.

    I'll update the maps on Monday


    EDIT: Thanks for the extra info

  14. #74
    just wow! great idea and thx for the effort! i will see over the weekend what i can contribute.

  15. #75
    Originally Posted by tired_man View Post (Source)
    planetary nebula around black hole. "EOK GREE TO-Q E5-3167" - let's call it "Green Crystal"

    with nice color inside


    another very little nebula. "EOK GREE PI-S E4-4843". i like the name "Rainbow" for this one.

    even more colors )

    Some great finds there dude

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