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    Foundation - The Exploration Portal (Guides, Tools, Resources, Databases)


    FOREWORD


    Here you will find a list of Elite Exploration-related resources of all kinds, sorted in categories and subcategories. Entries are up-to-date as much as possible, which means that quite a lot of outdated resources and threads have not been kept from dognosh's and Dr. Kaii's collection threads; as hasn't been material that is not considered knowledge resource or tool, such as non-historical diaries. Were also left aside outdated or abandonned applications.

    We probably missed a lot of other resources, so please farm your bookmarks to find what's not here. Media resources must clearly be above the average, bring something unique and preferably still be regularly updated. Have yet to be added: Expeditions archives (completed expeditions; we have the list), large/open player groups of explorers or exploration-friendly (we only have a few items so far).

    App tags resources that need to be installed on a computer.
    tags premium resources and tools.

    Beginners and newcomers to exploration, you will find at the end of this post a list of beginner-oriented guides to help you getting started. They're all quality resources.

    Here's the previous reference thread, Dognosh's collection thread, which lists, amongst other numerous things, the logs and diaries I decided not to keep here.

    If you're looking for more generic resources, including all aspects of Elite: Dangerous, I invite you to check Alec Turner's epic collection thread (we're on a contest to know who has the biggest).


    SUBMITTING A RESOURCE


    Please fill this code, without the dashes, and post it as a comment. Submissions are not guaranteed to be added; they need to match the criteria.

    Contributors: Alistair Hope, EfilOne, Alex Ringess, Marx, Greent

    FROM NOW ON


    A lot of threads here could benefit from a solid overhaul or update, whereas other could be synthesized (i.e., the three threads on the exploration slang could be mashed up in a single one). If some writers would like to take over shaping some older resources to a better and more up-to-date standard, please make yourself known!


    TABLE OF CONTENTS - INTERNAL LINKS














    If you don't wish to see this post next time, bookmark post #2!





    THE POPULAR GUIDE TO EXPLORATION
    Start guide specifically written for newcomers
    Entry #135 | Author: Lance 'Spacecat' D. | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    THE POPULAR GUIDE TO PLANETARY LANDINGS
    How to not crash your ship and not roll your SRV
    Entry #136 | Author: Lance 'Spacecat' D. | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    TRAVELLING TO SAGITTARIUS A* FOR NEW COMMANDERS
    The basics of setting up for long range travels in a straightforward guide, from the point of view of a new Elite player
    Entry #163 | Author: SQL_VarChar | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/5/2017

    ELITE DANGEROUS - SETTING UP AN EXPLORATION SHIP AND PLANNING AN EXPEDITION - PS4
    Very beginner tutorial for exploration
    Entry #137 | Author: Obsidian Ant | Added by Alistair Hope on 8/1/2017

    THE 1001 NEWBIE TIPS
    Compilation of tips that one usually have to crawl pages of threads to find out about, when one ever does
    Entry #138 | Author: Anopheles | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/2/2017

    DAY 0 - A GUIDE FOR BRAND-NEW COMMANDERS
    Beginners' guide, from setting up your mouse and keyboard to your first steps in space
    Entry #139 | Author: IndigoWyrd | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/2/2017

    ELITE: DANGEROUS EXPLORATION TRAINING
    Video series presenting exploration, outfitting, techniques... for beginners
    Entry #140 | Author: drkaii | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    NEW COMMANDER WELCOME PACK
    Complete visual guide for the ships UI
    Entry #141 | Author: CunningStunt | Added by Alex Ringess on 8/1/2017

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    Database


    ELITE GALAXY ONLINE
    Community website dedicated to logging Elite systems and compiling galactic records
    Entry #1 | Author: Wolzan | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    M67 CLUSTER CHART
    Charting database from the Distant Stars Expedition
    Entry #2 | Author: drkaii | Added by EfilOne on 7/31/2017

    WOLF-RAYET STARS OF THE MILKY WAY
    Community database of known WR in Elite's Galaxy
    Entry #3 | Author: Heavy Johnson | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    LIST OF O-TYPE STARS
    Community database of known O-class stars in Elite's Galaxy
    Entry #4 | Author: Andrew Gaspurr | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    DISTRIBUTION OF STAR TYPES ACROSS THE GALAXY
    Visual charts of star type distribution in the Galaxy, but depending on EDSM data
    Entry #5 | Author: Redfox | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    STAR CATALOGUES - THE VERSIONS FRONTIER USES IN ELITE
    List of real astronomy catalogues used by Frontier to implement stars in the Elite Galaxy

    Full Sky Surveys:

    HD/Henry Draper - (Version ???)
    BD/Bonner Durchmusterung - Full Version (Assumption)
    GSC/Guide Star Catalogue - (Version ???)
    CPD/Cape Photographic Durchmusterung - Full Version (Assumption)
    CD/Cordoba Durchmusterung - Full Version (Assumption)
    2MASS/Two-Micron All Sky Survey - Partial Version (Confirmed)

    Specific Surveys:

    HR/Harvard Revised Photometry Catalogue (BS/YBS) - Full Online version (Assumption)
    HIP/HIPP/Hipparcos Catalogue - (Version ???)
    Gliese Catalogue - (Version ???)
    LHS/Luyten Half-Second catalogue - Full Version (Assumption)
    LTT/Luyten Two-Tenths catalogue - Full Version (Assumption)
    LFT/Luyten Five-Tenths catalogut - Full Version (Assumption)
    LP/Luyten-Palomar Survey - Full Version (Assumption)
    LBN/Lynds Bright Nebula Catalogue - Full Version (Assumption)
    S171/Sharpless Catalogue-171 (NGC 7822 Nebula) - Full Version (Assumption)
    KOI/Kepler Object of Interest (from KIC, Kepler Input Catalogue) - Full Version (Assumption)
    Mel/Melotte Catalogue - Partial, some objects ar enot in the Milky Way
    M/Messier Object Catalogue - Partial, some objects are not in the Milky Way
    NGC/New General Catalogue - Partial, some objects are not in the Milky Way
    GCRV/General Catalogue of stellar Radial Velocities - Partial Version
    StKM/Stephenson, K and M - Full Version (Assumption)

    Compact and Exciting Object catalogues (NS, WD, BH, Pulsars etc)

    XTE/Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer - Partial Version
    GRS/Gamma Ray Sources - Full Version (Assumption)
    OGLE/Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment - Partial Version
    PSR/Pulsar Survey - Almost Full Version, some stars off the galactic pane (above or below) but still searchable in GalMap

    Catalogues not in The Game/GalMap Accessible

    COL/Collinder catalogue - Objects listed in other catalogues

    Contributors

    •saulscmit (OP)
    •Andrew Gaspurr
    •Zenith
    •Bertrand Du Guesclin
    Entry #6 | Author: saulscmit | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    COMPLETE LIST OF (REAL) PLANETARY NEBULAE IN ELITE
    List and in-game references of all real nebulae included in Elite's Galaxy, plus tips to reach them
    Entry #7 | Author: drkaii | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    SIMBAD ASTRONOMICAL DATABASE
    Not exactly Elite, but gives all the names for known stars, thus helping resolving GalMap names
    Entry #8 | Author: | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017



    Neutron Stars


    THE NEUTRON FIELDS - A DEFINITIVE GUIDE
    A guide to farming neutron stars from the Bubble to Sagittarius A*
    Entry #9 | Author: Kancro Vantas | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    MINI NEUTRON FIELD GUIDE
    A guide to farming neutron stars in a rich field near the Bubble

    TL;DR: Go to -2100, -1250, 18600 or DRYAA FLYUAE LM-W E1-2252 in the Galactic map and you will find millions of Neutron stars (and many black holes) within a few 1000 LYs of that system. Pick a region on the map near it and go there to start your surveying. There is also another Neutron field above the galactic plane, around +1200 in the Y-axis

    Galactic map co-ordinate system : X,Y,Z e.g. -500, 200, 6562
    First number is the lateral position(left/right) on the map
    2nd number is height(up/down)
    3rd is depth(from nearest to the civilisation bubble, to the core and beyond)
    0,0,0 is SOL

    How to set your galactic map to only show Neutron/Black hole systems : open map -- view -- show by colour -- star class -- only enable "non-sequence", remove all the other star classes.

    When deep exploring (long range) I tend to decide on a route/place I want to go to and then finish up, before turning back, by going to the neutron fields to make a bit more credits. Not only you get to do what you want (initial exploration route), but you make more credits towards getting your Exploration Elite rank. As of right now Neutron stars pay about 55,000 Cr approx. (Black Holes about 60,000) [2.3 numbers], these values vary slightly. Remember that on most of those you will get a 50% bonus for first discovery!

    The Neutron field is a vast area full of Neutron/Black Hole systems, but importantly, you can go from one neutron star to another in less than the jump range of the Asp. In fact if you make it to the denser parts of this field, you can reach the next neuty in less than 5 LY on most occasions. The ideal distance for a 32 LY jump range Asp is to do jumps that are less than 12 LY, as it is very efficient at those distances and on one tank of fuel, you can visit over 100 systems! The other thing the Neutron field has lots of is scoopable systems, so you will never run out of fuel

    The Top/Right/Front of the Neutron field(i.e. closest to SOL) is at around co-ordinates -900, -1050, 14800. A system around there would be FLOARPS MX-U E2-1530. So this is the front edge of the field that is closest to the civilisation bubble. I am not in the bubble so my best guesstimate is you have to go about 16000-17000 to get there.

    The really dense part of the Neutron Field is quite wide but I will give you one co-ordinate to start with: -2100, -1250, 18600 or DRYAA FLYUAE LM-W E1-2252. The best way to go about this is to make your way eventually to the dense part, but pick and choose a destination first. If you play with the map, around the last co-ordinates I posted above, you will see you have a huge choice of where to go!

    Some stats on the Neutron Field (all values below are approximate):
    To the best of my knowledge of looking around the map :
    Width = 8000 LY ( from -900 to -9000)
    Height = 700 LY (from -1000 to -1700)
    Depth = 14000 LY (from 15000 to 29000) , yes, beyond the core !!!

    My most conservative (and I mean very very conservative) estimate is that we have upwards of 300 Million Neutron/Black hole systems in that region alone.

    Until we get multiple waypoint capability, we have to set every jump manually (we only want neutron systems,except if we need re-fuelling) [As of 2.4, the route plotter can plot through multiple neutron stars]. Don't be dazzled by all the neutron systems around you, just go in a straight line (left to right, front to back or diagonally) and keep to that plan and ignore any system that is not in your path. If you spread your systems, then even if you come back on exactly the same path, you won't have to worry about finding a system you haven't been to.

    One final tip. When you get to the Neutron fields, go to your map and disable the route lines, as it helps immensely. To do that go to your Map, then the Navigation tab, and see if economical or fastest route is chosen. Which ever is chosen, click on it, and now both options are off.
    Entry #10 | Author: dognosh | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    ELITE DANGEROUS SCIENCE - NEUTRON STARS AND WHITE DWARFS
    Short exposé on what are neutron stars/white dwarfs, and their implementation in Elite
    Entry #11 | Author: CMDRvenerian | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/3/2017



    Stellar Forge


    RV SONNENKREIS - DECODING UNIVERSAL CARTOGRAPHICS
    The explanation behind the procedurally-generated system names and what information they deliver
    Entry #12 | Author: Jackie Silver | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    DISC'S SECTOR NAMING WIKI PAGE
    Comprehensive version of the above
    Entry #13 | Author: Alot | Added by EfilOne on 7/31/2017

    DISC'S ID64 WIKI PAGE
    Explanation of the system identifiers, and how they relate to the StellarForge's inner workings
    Entry #14 | Author: Alot | Added by EfilOne on 7/31/2017

    THE FRONTIER GALAXY
    The math principle behind populatiing Elite's Galaxy
    Entry #15 | Author: | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/3/2017

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    DASHBOARD PLANET HOLOGRAM REFERENCE
    Visual chart to understanding the planet holograms in your ship
    Entry #16 | Author: Jantah | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017


    Prospecting


    TOME OF PROSPECTING
    Exhaustive PDF guide to prospecting and understanding planetary materials (last updated 16/07/2016)
    Entry #17 | Authors: Nexolek, Baroness Galaxy, Akira Misakari, LordFedora, Eisen, Myshka | Updated by Qohen Leth on 10/14/2017

    GEYSER AND FUMAROLE LOCATION CATALOG AND DATA COLLECTION
    Community database of planetary features
    Entry #18 | Author: CMDR MadRaptor | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    PROSPECTION FARM LOCATIONS FOR ENGINEERS & JUMPONIUM
    Guide to farming the much-needed materials for modifications and FSD boost
    Entry #19 | Author: Baroness Galaxy | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    ED MATERIALIZER
    Surveys of materials available on Bubble systems, with search function
    Entry #20 | Author: <I'll remember> | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    ELITE DANGEROUS HORIZONS WAVE SCANNER OBJECT IDENTIFIER
    Webapp that decyphers the wave scanner signatures, with sound, to help you know what you're about to discover
    Entry #21 | Author: ShellStröm | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017


    Earth-Like Worlds


    LIST OF EARTH-LIKE WORLDS, V.2
    Community-fueled list of all known ELWs in the Galaxy
    Entry #22 | Author: marx | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    MARX'S GUIDE TO FINDING EARTH-LIKE WORLDS
    How-to find those valuable and pretty ELWs using science
    Entry #23 | Author: marx | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    ELWS IN PROCEDURALLY GENERATED SECTORS
    Map of ELWs distribution in the Galaxy using player data
    Entry #24 | Author: marx | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    App HAB ZONE CALCULATOR, V.2
    App that calculates the habitable zone for a star
    Entry #25 | Author: Jackie Silver | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    App EDJP & EDJPO
    Spreadsheet compiler for the List of Earth-Like Worlds, v.2. More log features to come
    Entry #26 | Author: MattG | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    CIRCUMSTELLAR HABITABLE ZONE SIMULATOR
    A scientifc simulator of habitable zone
    Entry #27 | Author: University of Nebraska-Lincoln | Added by Alistair Hope on 8/1/2017

    LAZY MAN'S GOLDILOCKS ZONE CHART
    Visual chart of the hab zone per star class (O to M)


    Entry #164 | Author: CMDR Digistruct0r | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/5/2017

    ANALYSING THE ELW DATA FROM EDDB/EDSM
    In-depth on-going analysis of all publcly known Earth-Like Worlds, their properties, their distribution, etc.
    Entry #176 | Author: Marx | Added by Qohen Leth on 9/3/2017


    Payouts


    2.3 PAYOUTS + VISUAL GUIDE
    Visual guide of star and planet values, based on body class and scan type
    Entry #28 | Author: CMDR_Fru | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    EXPLORATION VALUE FORMULA
    Math formula to estimate the value of scanned objects
    Entry #29 | Author: MattG | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017


    Sound


    ELITE DANGEROUS PLANET EXPLORER
    Webapp that gives planetary sounds from the System Map, helping you learn what body type they indicate
    Entry #30 | Author: ShellStröm | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    PLANET SOUNDS AND HOW TO KNOW EVERYTHING FROM SYSTEM MAP
    Guide to understanding System Map sounds to spot valuable bodies
    Entry #31 | Author: Akira Masakari | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

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    Cartography


    THE EXPEDITION HUB AND THE GALACTIC MAPPING PROJECT
    The ONE place to learn about galactic cartography, check up on expeditions, learn about the history of exploration in Elite and submit entries for the GMP and the EDSM galactic map of POIs
    Entry #46 | Author: Erimus | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    IMAGES OF THE ENTIRE ED GALAXY
    Various images of the entire ED Galaxy, up to super-poster-size
    Entry #47 | Author: Corbin Moran | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    MAJOR SECTOR SEARCHABLE MAP
    Map of galactic sectors, with colour scale relative to the number of known systems in a sector
    Entry #48 | Author: Ian Doncaster | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    ED-TD 3D MAP
    3D map of Elite's known systems pulled from EDSM
    Entry #49 | Author: | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    JACKIE'S MAP
    Map of hand-placed sectors and POIs
    Entry #50 | Author: Jackie Silver | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    ED-MAP
    3D map of Elite's Galaxy, showing PowerPlay, trade info but also expedition routes
    Entry #51 | Author: | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017


    Galactic Navigation


    PERMITS DATABASE (SYSTEMS + SECTORS)
    Complete list of both system/sector permits

    Permit Name Location Denial Message Type
    4 Sextantis System Permit 4 Sextantis Access to this system is denied. system
    Achenar System Permit Achenar Only clearance with the Emperor's seal permits access to this system. system
    Alioth System Permit Alioth Entry to Alioth is available only to pilots with the correct system access credentials. system
    Alpha Hydri System Permit Alpha Hydri Access to this system is denied. system
    Bellica System Permit Bellica Access to this system is denied. system
    Beta Hydri Permit Beta Hydri A special trader's permit available from Federation authorities is needed to visit this system. system
    CD-44 1695 System Permit CD-44 1695 Access to this system is denied. system
    CQC Home World Permit CD-43 11917 This system has been blocked off by CQC Holdings. system
    Crom System Permit Crom Only the proper permit will allow you to enter this system. system
    Diso 5 C Permit Diso 5 C Access to this world has been blocked by order of the Alliance of Independent systems. body
    Exbeur System Permit Exbeur A Federal authorised system permit is needed to enter this system. system
    Facece System Permit Facece Only pilots with the appropriate Imperial security clearance can enter this system. system
    Founders World Permit Shinrarta Dezhra Access to this system restricted by the Pilots Federation. system
    HIP 10332 System Permit HIP 10332 Access to this system is denied. system
    HIP 104941 System Permit HIP 104941 Access to this system is denied. system
    HIP 22182 System Permit HIP 22182 Access to this system is denied. system
    HIP 39425 System Permit HIP 39425 Access to this system is denied. system
    HIP 48762 System Permit HIP 87621 Access to this system is denied. system
    HIP 51073 System Permit HIP 51073 Access to this system is denied. system
    HIP 54530 System Permit HIP 54530 Access to this system is denied. system
    HIP22460 System Permit HIP 22460 Access to this system is denied. system
    Hodack System Permit Hodack The prison authorities require an authorised security permit before visiting this system. system
    Hors System Permit Hors You cannot enter this system without the appropriate security access permit. system
    HR 4413 System Permit HR 4413 Access to this system is denied. system
    Isinor System Permit Isinor Only those with an access permit from the local authorities may enter this system. system
    Jotun System Permit Jotun The local authority prefers their privacy and only those with a permit may enter. system
    Kamba System Permit Mbooni Access to this system is denied. system
    Lave 2 Permit Lave 2 Landing on this world is not permitted. body
    LFT 509 System Permit LFT 509 Access to this system is denied. system
    LHS 2894 System Permit LHS 2894 Access to this system is denied. system
    LHS 2921 System Permit LHS 2921 Access to this system is denied. system
    LHS 3091 System Permit LHS 3091 Access to this system is denied. system
    LTT 198 Permit LTT 198 The authorities of this system restrict access to this system for the good of their community. system
    Luyten 347-14 System Permit Luyten 347-14 Prison authorities require a current access permit before entering this system. system
    Mingfu System Permit Mingfu Access to this system is denied. system
    Moon Permit Sol Moon A permit to land is required for the Moon. body
    Nastrond System Permit Nastrond The local authority requires an access permit to enter their system. system
    Peregrina System Permit Peregrina The locals prefer their privacy so only ships with a local access permit may enter this system. system
    Phekda System Permit none A permit provided by the system authorities is required to access this system. system
    Pi Mensae System Permit Pi Mensae The system authorities require that only privileged persons with the correct access permit may enter this system. system
    PLX 695 System Permit PLX 695 A system permit authorised by Federal authorities is required to access this system. system
    Polaris System Permit Polaris A jump lock to this system has been denied. system
    Ross 128 System Permit Ross 128 A security permit authorised by Federal authorities is required to travel to this system. system
    Ross 354 System Permit Ross 354 Access to this system is denied. system
    Sirius System Permit Sirius Accessing this system requires an access permit from the Sirius Corporation. system
    Sol System Permit Sol You need an authorised Sol permit from Federation authorities to visit this system. system
    Summerland System Permit Summerland Imperial security clearance for this system is required. system
    System Blocked Permit none This system has been blocked off. system
    Terra Mater System Permit Terra Mater Access to this system is only allowed with the required permit. system
    Tiliala System Permit Tiliala A permit issued by the local authorities is required to enter this system. system
    Triton Permit Sol Triton This world is currently off-limits to visitors. body
    Unknown Permit Bleia1 Unable to hyperspace to this system. region
    Unknown Permit Bleia2 Unable to hyperspace to this system. region
    Unknown Permit Bleia3 Unable to hyperspace to this system. region
    Unknown Permit Bleia4 Unable to hyperspace to this system. region
    Unknown Permit Bleia5 Unable to hyperspace to this system. region
    Unknown Permit Bovomit Unable to hyperspace to this system. region
    Unknown Permit Col 121 Unable to hyperspace to this system. region
    Unknown Permit Col 70 Unable to hyperspace to this system. region
    Unknown Permit Col 97 Unable to hyperspace to this system. region
    Unknown Permit Dryman Unable to hyperspace to this system. region
    Unknown Permit Froadik Unable to hyperspace to this system. region
    Unknown Permit Horsehead Dark Region Unable to hyperspace to this system. region
    Unknown Permit Hyponia Unable to hyperspace to this system. region
    Unknown Permit IC 4673 Unable to hyperspace to this system. region
    Unknown Permit M41 Unable to hyperspace to this system. region
    Unknown Permit NGC 1647 Unable to hyperspace to this system. region
    Unknown Permit NGC 2264 Unable to hyperspace to this system. region
    Unknown Permit NGC 2286 Unable to hyperspace to this system. region
    Unknown Permit NGC 3603 Unable to hyperspace to this system. region
    Unknown Permit Praei1 Unable to hyperspace to this system. region
    Unknown Permit Praei2 Unable to hyperspace to this system. region
    Unknown Permit Praei3 Unable to hyperspace to this system. region
    Unknown Permit Praei4 Unable to hyperspace to this system. region
    Unknown Permit Praei5 Unable to hyperspace to this system. region
    Unknown Permit Praei6 Unable to hyperspace to this system. region
    Unknown Permit Regor Unable to hyperspace to this system. region
    Unknown Permit Sidgoir Unable to hyperspace to this system. region
    van Maanen's Star System Permit van Maanen's Star This system is off limits by Federation authority. Only pilots with an access permit may jump here. system
    Vega System Permit Vega Access to this system is restricted to valid permit holders only. system
    Witch's Reach System Permit Witch's Reach Access to this system has been denied. system
    Wolf 262 System Permit Wolf 262 Access to this system is denied. system
    Entry #52 | Author: Lyrae Cursorius | Added by EfilOne on 7/31/2017

    GALACTIC ROUTES + JUMPONIUM CALCULATOR
    A tool that can estimate how many boosts and of which level one will need to follow known routes (for ex., to Beagle Point), based on one's ship jump ranges
    Entry #53 | Author: Qohen Leth | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    ROUTE PLOTTING IN THE CORE: AN EXPLANATION
    Why plotting is sometimes laggy in the Core, and how to lessen this effect

    [UPDATE: As of 2.4, the plotter lagging issue are supposedly fixed; however, it appears that those symptoms can still happen; this method below could still be useful.]

    If you prefer your guides in video form, check out this excellent summary by Dr. Kaii about how to get around this problem!

    It's widely known that ships with a large jump range (>30Ly especially) often have serious trouble navigating in the core: routes will often take half an hour or more to plot, lagging the game horribly as they do so.
    I believe I've found a solution for this, and I have a reason as to why it works. If you just want to know how to plot, just read the first part: for why I think it works, read further on... Evidence that it works: I recently did a Buckyball A* run where my entire time spent route plotting came to a bit under 18 minutes, for 30 plots. So, first up: you'll need the following; all examples assume a jump range of 35Ly.

    N is the maximum number of full range jumps you can do within 1000Ly - e.g. 1000 / 35 = 28.57..., so N = 28
    M is the distance travelled by that number of jumps - e.g. 35 * 28 = 980
    D is the distance you are from Sgr A*, in 1000Ly - so if you're at about 15k from A*, D = 15

    Plot = M - ((N / 4) + (D * 2))

    Now, you're probably thinking "MATHS?! I didn't come here for maths!", and that's fine. This isn't exact anyway, it's a half-decent approximation I just made up based on what I've experienced. You might need to go a little higher or lower than this suggests to get fast plots. It's just a guide. What it means is that if you have a "max optimal range" of 980Ly, you need to plot much lower than that on the edges of the core if you want to get a good plot. Let's plug some numbers in at various distances:

    15k from A*: 980 - (7 + 30) = 943
    10k from A*: 980 - (7 + 20) = 953
    5k from A*: 980 - (7 + 10) = 963
    0k from A*: 980 - (7 + 0) = 973

    The important thing to remember: if you don't have a route within about 15 seconds, you probably won't have one for a very long time. In this case, exit the Galaxy Map, go back in, and try at a different distance cry in a corner because FD broke all the methods we had to cancel bad route plots.

    UPDATE: CMDR Charizard (Revalationist on Reddit) has helpfully created a C# GUI application to do the maths for you! You can find it here (thread). If you prefer a console version, ratchety6 on Reddit has you covered here.

    Now, for the full explanation...

    The reason for subtracting based on the number of jumps is that, even in the core, you aren't plotting exactly in a straight line (to go 980Ly straight-line distance, you'd actually have to travel nearer 990Ly).
    It's close, though - and it gets closer to a straight line the further in you get, hence the distance component.



    Let's say you're plotting a route to the red star. For most of the route, the planner will use the fastest route it can (the blue segment). However, now it's got to a place where it's sure it will take exactly three jumps to reach the destination. It could now do something like this:



    However, this is pretty inefficient - given the way fuel usage works, it's best to choose jumps as close to equal length as possible. Something like this:



    So that's exactly what the route planner does - once it's sure how many jumps are left (it usually knows this with 2-5 jumps left) it picks the most equidistant jumps it can. You might notice this when plotting long routes normally - the last few jumps are usually significantly shorter than the rest of the route. To do that, however, it needs to evaluate all the viable options:



    Slightly messy, but no big deal - it's got a few options to choose from at each hop, so it takes maybe a second or so, but no problem. No problem, that is, until we get to the core. Because once you're in the core, it looks more like this:



    Now there are a lot of choices for each hop; this is exacerbated by long jump ranges. So trying to pick those last few equidistant hops looks more like this:



    It's not abundantly clear from the picture, but there are orders of magnitude more options for the route planner to take. If the stars are twice as dense, it takes 8x as long to calculate three jumps; in the core the stars are a whole lot more than twice as dense than outside. Now let's take another approach: instead of our original destination, let's stop here instead:



    The route planner still does its check - it knows that it can get there within two jumps, but only just. So, its choices look more like this:



    It has far, far fewer choices to check, because the only valid choices are right on the edge of your jump range. Thus, the route takes a couple of seconds to plot, not half an hour.
    Entry #54 | Author: Esvandiary | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    UPDATED PERMIT LIST
    List of all permit-locked or permit-restricted systems/areas, with, when available, how to obtain access
    Entry #55 | Author: CMDR Swift Arrow | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    COLONIA CONNECTION ROUTE MAP
    Route and waypoints from the Bubble to Colonia, across the inhabited systems



    Hillary Depot – Blu Thua AI-A c14-10, planet A 4A
    Amundsen Terminal – Lagoon Sector NI-S b4-10, planet 1
    Eagle's Landing – Eagle Sector IR-W d1-117, planet 2 A
    Sacaqawea Space Port – Skaudai CH-B d14-34, planet 1 A
    Gagarin Gate – Gru Hypue KS-T d3-31, planet 4
    Polo Harbour – Boewnst KS-S c20-959, planet A 2 A
    Entry #56 | Author: Erimus | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    SMUGGLER'S PATH - CROSSING THE ABYSS WITH A 33LY SHIP
    Walkthrough the Abyss (south of Beagle Point) for 33ly jump range ships
    Entry #57 | Author: Karaya1 | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    ROUTE 33 - A MAPPED ROUTE THROUGH THE ABYSS
    Alternate route through the Abyss for a 33ly ship
    Entry #58 | Author: Stulli | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    ELITE: DANGEROUS LONG RANGE PLANNER & NEUTRON ROUTER
    Webapp that allows you to plot a route using a maximum of neutron stars; the 3D map is awesome; the beta website has new features
    Entry #59 | Author: spansh | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    ED ROUTEMANAGER - AUTOMATIC ROUTE PLOTTING
    Small app that can input the next jump of a preset route using a hotkey
    Entry #60 | Author: AlistairHope | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    App EDTS - COMMAND LINE VERSION
    A suite of routing, fuel and distance tools for Elite: Dangerous
    Entry #61 | Author: Alot | Added by EfilOne on 8/2/2017

    App EDTS - SIMPLIFIED ONLINE API VERSION
    Simplified version of the above (Not usable for route plotting calcs)
    Entry #62 | Author: Alot | Added by EfilOne on 8/2/2017

    App ED PATHFINDER
    Valuable body exploration routing and custom route/mission router
    Entry #172 | Author: neotron | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/13/2017


    Surface Navigation


    E.D.I.S.O.N. ORBITAL AND SURFACE NAVIGATION
    App that gives you heading and pitch to navigate to a given set of coordinates when apparoaching a landable body
    Entry #63 | Author: sutex | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    ELITE DANGEROUS - JUST THE TIP - INTUITIVE WAY TO FIND COORDINATES
    Intuitive Way To Find Coordinates
    Entry #64 | Author: MassiveD | Added by Alistair Hope on 8/1/2017

    ED BEARING
    Gives bearing to lead you to your planetary destination, if you know the coordinates
    Entry #65 | Author: | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017


    Tourism


    HORIZON'S WONDERS
    List of cool galactic features to see
    Entry #66 | Author: dognosh | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    A SCENIC ROUTE TO THE CORE
    Walkthrough across wonders of the Galaxy, from Sol to Sagittarius A*
    Entry #67 | Author: Erimus | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    CHALLENGE TO LAND ON THE WORLD OF DEATH
    Challenge death by attempting to land on the closest landable planet to a white dwarf ever found
    Entry #68 | Author: Leif_Erikson | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    POST YOUR WEIRD SYSTEMS!
    List of out-of-the-ordinary systems
    Entry #69 | Author: Surly_Badger | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    THE GREAT EARTH-LIKE WORLD TOUR
    Walkthrough across 1000 ELWs in and near the Bubble
    Entry #70 | Author: MattG | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    TOURIST GUIDE TO BARNARD'S LOOP
    Things to see in the most nebula-cluttered area of the Milky Way
    Entry #71 | Author: BanzaiZAP | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    THE ICARUS TOUR
    A round trip at the top of the Galaxy, through 40-some waypoints including multiple neutron star/white dwarf systems, binary red giants, blue supergiants, Wolf-Rayets and some ELWs, doable by a 35ly ship
    Entry #72 | Author: Qohen Leth | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    ELITE DANGEROUS UTILITIES - POIS NEAR THE BUBBLE
    List of interesting systems and POIs of all types in and around the Bubble
    Entry #73 | Author: | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    HOW TO FIND VOYAGER 1
    How to find Voyager 1 ingame
    Entry #74 | Author: Ghost Giraffe | Added by Alistair Hope on 8/1/2017

    MAPPING NGC 7822 NEBULA (IT'S BLACK HOLE PARADISE!)
    Tourstic guide to the NGC 7822 Nebula
    Entry #75 | Author: Obsidian Ant | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/3/2017

    TRAVELLING TO THE PLEIADES
    Reference guide for travelling to the Pleiades and enjoying what they have to offer
    Entry #166 | Author: Arkadi | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/5/2017

    TOURIST BEACON DATA
    Comprehensive list of tourist beacons, with locations, info, pictures
    Entry #167 | Author: CookieJarviz | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/5/2017

    SHIP DOCKS, CQC STRUCTURES AND OTHER IN-GAME ASSETS
    Where to find a capital shipyard? On this awesome list
    Entry #168 | Author: Alec Turner | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/5/2017

    CANONN GUIDE TO FIND UNKNOWN PROBES
    A very efficient guide to find unkown probes.
    Entry #174 | Author: Canonn group | Added by Alistair Hope on 8/19/2017

    LIST OF UNKNOWN STRUCTURES
    List of unknown structures and their locations, sortable by distance from any known system.
    Entry #175 | Author: Canonn Group | Added by Qohen Leth on 9/3/2017


    Business Trips


    ROAD TO RICHES
    Online tool to get a list of high value systems to scan near you current position
    Entry #76 | Author: CMDR VicTic/SchmicTic | Added by Alistair Hope on 8/1/2017

    EXPLORATION - ZERO TO HERO IN UNDER 5 DAYS
    Walkthrough to reach Elite Exploration status in a few days, all near or inside the Bubble
    Entry #77 | Author: Becky | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    ROAD TO RICHES WEB-APP
    Web tool to output a highly profitable exploration route near you.
    Entry #178 | Author: VicTic | Added by Qohen Leth on 9/17/2017

  5. #5


    Outfitting


    HOW TO BUILD EXPLORATION SHIPS
    Guide to outfitting an exploration ships
    Entry #32 | Author: newman1702 | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    EDCD'S CORIOLIS
    Updated version of the awesome Coriolis outfitting webapp, now includes Engineers. Must-have
    Entry #33 | Author: | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    ED SHIPYARD
    Great outfitting app, same features as Coriolis, UI works a bit differently
    Entry #34 | Author: taleden | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017


    Engineering


    HOW TO USE EXPLORATION DATA FOR ENGINEERS - A GUIDE FOR THE RETURNING EXPLORER
    Tips on ranking with Engineers with your exploration data
    Entry #35 | Author: goemon | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    A LIST OF LESS OBVIOUS ENGINEER MODIFICATIONS FOR EXPLORATION VESSELS
    Useful engineering mods that we tend to not think about
    Entry #36 | Author: goemon | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    ENGINEERING GUIDE TO EXPLORATION
    Useful engineering mods for exploration
    Entry #37 | Author: HazardousMatt | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    ENGINEERING CAVEATS FOR EXPLORATION BUILDS
    Tips on engineering your exploration ship
    Entry #38 | Author: Major Klutz | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    ELITE: ENGINEERING
    Video series on finding engineering components, including materials used for exploration modules
    Entry #39 | Author: Down to Earth Astronomy | Added by Alistair Hope on 8/1/2017

    DRONE COLLECTOR
    Engineering materials manager
    Entry #40 | Author: | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    EDUARDO, YOUR CRAFT ASSISTANT TOOL
    Engineering materials manager
    Entry #41 | Author: Schimz | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    LIST OF MATERIALS AT DAV'S HOPE (PICTORIAL)
    Walkthrough of the engineering components grocery run at the Dav's Hope settlement
    Entry #42 | Author: dognosh | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/4/2017

    App EDENGINEER
    An overlay to track Elite Dangerous blueprints progress in real time
    Entry # 169| Author: msarilar | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/6/2017


    Database


    ED BOARD'S ENGINEERING DATABASE
    Engineering portal to the Engineers, blueprints, components locations
    Entry #43 | Author: biobob | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/3/2017

    INARA'S ENGINEERING DATABASE
    Engineering portal to the Engineers, blueprints, components locations
    Entry #44 | Author: | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/3/2017

    ELITE: DANGEROUS DATABASE (EDDB)
    Major online database using the Cmdr Journal to keep an accurate market, shipyard, outfitting, mining locations database, and more. Must-have
    Entry #45 | Author: themroc | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    ELITE SCAVENGER 2.4
    Engineering database that includes information on Engineering, components, but also weapon mods effects, volcanic prospecting, USSs, Thargoids and installations. Up-to-date as of August 3303
    Entry #171 | Author: Galenrog | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/13/2017

  6. #6


    Underway / Yet To Start


    THE DEAD END'S CIRCUMNAVIGATION EXPEDITION
    Year-long circumnavigation of the Galaxy
    Entry #78 | Author: MacrosTheBlack | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/2/2017

    BEAGLE POINT EXPEDITION
    7-month circuit from Colonia to Beagle Point and back
    Entry #79 | Author: King_INF3RNO | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    DSN LUXURY TOUR
    Tour of the asteroid bases around the Bubble, with visits of nebulae, planetary nebulae and a mega-ship
    Entry #173 | Author: Alistair Hope | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/16/2017

    THE ELDER SUNS EXPEDITION
    Expedition focused on finding Population II and Population III stars
    Entry #84 | Author: Jaiotu | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    SECTOR MAPPING - DUMBBELL PROJECT
    Comprehensive mapping of the Dumbbell Sector
    Entry #85 | Author: Elementical | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    THE STELLAR FORGE ANALYSIS
    Insane ambition to log an insane amount of data while circumnavigating the Galaxy (1Mly)
    Entry #86 | Author: EfilOne | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/201

    THE HELIUM HUNT: TRACKING THOSE ELUSIVE HELIUM-RICH GAS GIANTS
    Hunting Helium-rich gas giants and uncovering how to find them in the Stellar Forge
    Entry #173 | Author: Redfox | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/14/2017

    Archives



    THE EARLY ADVENTURERS - AN AGE OF PIONEERS
    The early history of exploration in Elite (redirect to the Expedition Hub)
    Entry #170 | Author: Erimus | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/7/2017

    PIONEERING EXPEDITIONS & COMPLETED EXPEDITIONS ARCHIVE
    The history of exploration and mass expeditions in Elite (redirect to the Expedition Hub)
    Entry #171 | Author: Erimus | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/7/2017

    EXPEDITIONS IN ELITE DANGEROUS: A VISUAL HISTORY
    The history of multiplayer expeditions in Elite, on a poster-size picture with info and descriptions.
    Entry #177 | Author: Qohen Leth | Added by Qohen Leth on 9/17/2017

  7. #7


    Commander Logs


    App EDDISCOVERY
    Top Cmdr log application, logs travels, displays routes and maps, records all your discoveries, and more. Must-have
    Entry #87 | Author: Finwen | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    ELITE: DANGEROUS STAR MAP (EDSM)
    Major flight log and galactic cartography web frontend, syncs with EDDiscovery, Captain's Log and a few others, keeps track of your travels and manages expeditions. Must-have
    Entry #88 | Author: AnthorNet | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    App CAPTAIN'S LOG
    Major Cmdr log app, logs an awful lot of stuff, keeps tracks of travels, discoveries and much more. Must-have
    Entry #89 | Author: Genar-Hofoen | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/0217

    INARA
    Major Cmdr log website, lets you manage travels, fleet, groups and interact with social media, galleries and journal
    Entry #90 | Author: | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    ED BOARD
    Major Cmdr log website, lets you manage travels, fleet, groups and interact with social media, galleries, journal; also has a lot general information (locked systems, etc.)
    Entry #91 | Author: biobob | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    App ED: SYSTEM IMPORTER
    Small app that can import your pre-2.2 visited systems to the Cmdr Journal for the game to display using the "Visited" filter on the GalMap
    Entry #92 | Author: drkaii | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    PYTHEAS
    Commander log with plenty of features, news, groups... in french
    Entry #93 | Author: | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017


    Communication


    FLEETCOMM IN-GAME PRIVATE GROUP
    PVP-free in-game private group oriented towards exploration
    Entry #94 | Author: grnbrg | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    PUBLIC ELITE: DANGEROUS RELATED DISCORD SERVERS
    A list of open Discord servers for groups, factions, apps, and all sorts of stuff related to Elite
    Entry #95 | Author: Qohen Leth | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    ROLEPLAYING AID: EXPLORER'S LEXICON
    The explorer's slang and jargon decrypted for you
    Entry #96 | Author: Mossfoot | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/2/2017

    THE ELITE: DANGEROUS ACRONYM GUIDE
    The explorer's slang and jargon decrypted for you
    Entry #97 | Author: Nutter | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/2/2017

    LONELY EXPLORERS FRIEND LIST
    Lonesome explorers that wish to meet other lonesome explorers out of the usual comms hubs
    Entry #98 | Author: mpfj | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    TERMS AND PHRASES FROM THE BLACK
    The explorer's slang and jargon decrypted for you
    Entry #99 | Author: disorganise | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017


    Achievements


    THE ELITE EXPLORERS HALL OF FAME, CONTINUED, AND MYRIAD MANIFEST
    The list of Elite Explorers willing to reach fame
    Entry #100 | Author: marx | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    THE 65,000LY FROM SOL CLUB, V.3
    The list of explorers who went further than 65,000ly from Sol and are willing to reach fame
    Entry #101 | Author: Jermus | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    UNIVERSAL CARTOGRAPHICS GALACTIC RECORD BREAKERS
    List of a multitude of galactic records, discovered by explorers
    Entry #102 | Author: Patau82 | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    SAGITTARIUS A* - VISITOR'S LIST - V.4
    List of visitors of the great Sagittarius A* -- it's a tradition, add your name!
    Entry #103 | Author: GunnerBill | Added by Qohen Leth on 9/26/2017

    ELITE: DANGEROUS CAREER & ACHIEVEMENT BADGES
    Show your achievements with signature badges and ribbons
    Entry #104 | Author: Qohen Leth & Billy Chase | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017


    Records


    ELITE GALAXY ONLINE'S RECORD DATABASE
    List of various records, apparently the (last and) most updated records database to date
    Entry #105 | Author: Wolzan | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/3/2017


    Service


    THE FUEL RATS, EXPLORER RESCUE SERVICE
    Famous team of rescuers that will cross the Galaxy to rescue stranded pilots
    Entry #107 | Author: Surly_Badger | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    THE IRIDIUM WING
    Famous team of fighter pilots that offer escorts to returning explorers
    Entry #108 | Author: FarrSide | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    THE GALACTIC TRAVEL AGENCY
    Tour the Galaxy in Multi-Crew with a guide, or be a guide and show people the wonders of Elite
    Entry #109 | Author: Kola2 | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

  8. #8


    Visual


    App ED PROFILER
    Lets you change Elite's settings out-of-the-game, store profiles, change the HUD colours, and more
    Entry #112 | Author: drkaii | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    NO2O! THE DEFINITIVE LIST OF HUD COLOUR CONFIGS
    List of pretty and usable HUD colour schemes, + how-to
    Entry #113 | Author: Terry Bruge-Hiplo | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    App SWEETFX
    Injectors that vastly modify Elite's looks, for a much higher visual quality or a totaly customizable look and FX
    Entry #114 | Author: ICO_Hr | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    THE COMMANDERS - CAMERA SUITE CONTROLS
    How to configure the camera suite controls to make the most of it
    Entry #115 | Author: Rardain | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    SCREENSHOTS 101
    Guide on taking nice and quality screenshots in Elite
    Entry #111 | Author: Qohen Leth | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    COOL 2D MAP PROJECTIONS OF LANDABLE PLANETS
    How to make 2D map of 3D planets and moon
    Entry #116 | Author: Olivia Vespera | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN EXPEDITION PATCH - A GUIDE
    Step-by-step walkthrough on designing a mission patch for expeditions, up to embroidery and printing
    Entry #117 | Author: Qohen Leth | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    ELITE DANGEROUS COLOUR EDITOR
    User-friendly webapp to tweak your HUD colours any way you like
    Entry #118 | Author: | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    GRAPHIC TWEAKS, DREAMSCAPE FEELING & ALII
    A few tweaks to embellish Elite without using injectors
    Entry #119 | Author: Qohen Leth | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017


    Tool


    App AUTOMATIC SELLING OF EXPLORATION DATA
    Simple macro that moves your cursor and sells your pages of data for you
    Entry #120 | Author: Pilot Mark | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/2/2017

    App SCREENSHOT CHANGER
    Simple app that renames your screenshots on the fly with custom info
    Entry #121 | Author: Voz | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/2/2017

    App OCR READER
    OCR app that can read Elite's System Map screenshots and extract data
    Entry #122 | Author: ThoroughlyLostExplorer | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    ED CODEX
    Most complete web portal for tools, APIs, webradios... maintained by the developers and the community
    Entry #123 | Author: Wolverine | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017


    Sound


    App SOUND PROCESSING - MORE SPACEY SPACE AMBIENCE
    How to equalize your sound output to make Elite sound like the bottom of the ocean
    Entry #124 | Author: Qohen Leth | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

  9. #9


    Pictures


    THE OFFICIAL EXPLORERS PHOTOGRAPHY THREAD
    Title says it all, this is the place to show off
    Entry #125 | Author: Sir T.J. | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    GRATUITOUS SELFIE THREAD
    The one place to post ASPs in front of things
    Entry #126 | Author: Matzov | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    DISTANT WORLDS - CENTRALIZED GALLERY
    Huge (4,000+) collection of screenshots, in HD and 4K, with ultrawide, timelapses, mobile phone wallpapers, sorted by DWE waypoints and more
    Entry #127 | Author: Qohen Leth & Galaxyutii | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017


    Videos


    ED EXPLORATION HEATMAP TIMELAPSE
    Timelapse of the exploration of the Galaxy since nearly the beginning of space travel
    Entry #128 | Author: biobob | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    TURJAN'S TRAVELS
    Fiction serie focused on exploration
    Entry #129 | Author: Turjan Starstone | Added by Alistair Hope on 8/1/2017

    SHABOOKA'S DISTANT WORLDS | ELITE: DANGEROUS EXPLORATION
    Fiction serie focused on exploration
    Entry #130 | Author: Shabooka | Added by Alistair Hope on 8/1/2017

    OBSIDIAN ANT'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL
    Lots of quality exploration videos on different topics
    Entry #131 | Author: Obsidian Ant | Added by Alistair Hope on 8/1/2017

    ELITE: DANGEROUS - EXPLORATION
    Exploration Diary videos series
    Entry #132 | Author: CMDR Plater | Added by Alistair Hope on 8/1/2017

    EXPLORING THE MILKY WAY GALAXY - A FULLY NARRATED SPACE ADVENTURE
    Fiction serie focused on exploration
    Entry #133 | Author: CMDR Josh Hawkins | Added by Alistair Hope on 8/1/2017

    DISTANT STARS VIDEOS
    Expedition videos series
    Entry #134 | Author: drkaii | Added by Alistair Hope on 8/1/2017

  10. #10


    COMMANDER KAT'S COSMIC COMPENDIUM
    Exhaustive guide on all aspects of exploration, from the Galaxy to outfitting, from fuel scooping to video streaming
    Entry #142 | Author: Katejina | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    NUTTER'S EXPLORERS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
    Beginner's guide to outfitting and navigating the Galaxy
    Entry #143 | Author: Nutter | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    PILOT'S GUIDE
    Comprehensive guide to Elite, not just exploration. Very comprehensive. Very great.
    Entry #144 | Author: Aaron Starr | Added by Qohen Leth on 7/31/2017

    BUILDING THE MOST IMMERSIVE ELITE: DANGEROUS SIMULATOR - AN EXTENSIVE GUIDE
    Because exploring with this rig must be quite cool
    Entry #145 | Author: Exigeous | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/1/2017

    D'CELLO'S SCIENCE GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
    General writeup about the science of Elite, including FSD, space stations, weapons, etc
    Entry #146 | Author: DCello | Added by EfilOne on 7/31/2017

    THE GUIDE FOR ALMOST EVERYTHING
    Very recent and thourough guide on Elite on the Steam website
    Entry #165 | Author: daVid | Added by Qohen Lethon 8/5/2017

  11. #11
    Qohen, baby, you are awesome as per usual. That's an amazing collection, very helpful, very usable. Brilliant and amazing work!
    Cmdr Aura Lorell (Active) -- Cmdr Rhea Lorell (Inactive)
    J-Circumnavigation - A Journey at the Edge
    I speak for myself; opinions are my own.

  12. #12
    thank you so much for putting this up @Qohen Leth - this looks absolutely marvellous, and i will dive in to see whether you have missed a ressource i know off

  13. #13
    OK - this is pretty damn awesome. If you haven't already (and actually I can see a lot of cross over so maybe you have) then you'll find a lot of useful reference links over in my sticky "Best of Forum (and elsewhere)" thread that you might want to use. I'll certainly be cribbing some stuff from here and re-posting it over there.

    Click the banner for details.


  14. #14
    Originally Posted by Rhea Lorell View Post (Source)
    Qohen, baby, you are awesome as per usual. That's an amazing collection, very helpful, very usable. Brilliant and amazing work!
    I think this calls for a hug.

    Originally Posted by goemon View Post (Source)
    thank you so much for putting this up @Qohen Leth - this looks absolutely marvellous, and i will dive in to see whether you have missed a ressource i know off
    I thought it needed a serious update. I'll add dognosh's thread as an archive in the first post soon.

    Originally Posted by Alec Turner View Post (Source)
    OK - this is pretty damn awesome. If you haven't already (and actually I can see a lot of cross over so maybe you have) then you'll find a lot of useful reference links over in my sticky "Best of Forum (and elsewhere)" thread that you might want to use. I'll certainly be cribbing some stuff from here and re-posting it over there.

    Click the banner for details.

    http://i.imgur.com/jDQfi4d.png
    Haha, cheers. Actually your post is the last collection post I have to farm, that shall be done soon

  15. #15
    Great job guys ! A good kit for beginner and veteran !
    https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2017/32/1/1502117166-signaturekazahnndrahnngrandformat.png

    Deep Space Network discord : https://discord.gg/Hw6SvH2 « The communication network dedicated to explorers for exploration and expeditions »

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