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Thread: The Planetary Circumnavigation Club

  1. #106
    Originally Posted by Mengy View Post (Source)
    I got to be honest, with how awesome the planets have turned out in 3.0 I just might be doing this again fairly soon. Planets look so incredible now, the scenery would be amazing.
    Yup, got to admit that Kris' screenshots just make me really want to be doing that again. I've got a 3.0 todo list a mile long but as soon as I've ticked off a few of the more interesting items I think I'll be headin back out.

  2. #107
    Originally Posted by Kris View Post (Source)
    Circumnavigationing a planet/moon is something i have thought about doing since the release of Horizons, but always been a little scared to actually do it. But this and Nick Sticks thread have been an inspiration, and as of now i have atleast started this journey.

    Target i have choosen is 366km Rocky (with little bit of Metal) moon over 7000 ly from Sol. Marker points my starting location (inside a crater, what is inside a bigger crater), and circular target is my first greater waypoint). Second picture is a flyby shot to give a better overview of the moon (i have left some interesting features offscreen , to be honest system map surface map preview doesnt do a justice to this moon)

    Day 1 is done, here are a few pics:

    Exiting my ASP and a first few meters on the way:
    https://i.imgur.com/ruoH2qd.jpg
    An edge of the crater is on sight. Little way to go:
    https://i.imgur.com/v78cW94.jpg
    End of Day 1, reached a little canyon. Turn left, or turn right?:
    https://i.imgur.com/puQ2b9a.jpg
    Same position from different angle, this time with my ship recalled:
    https://i.imgur.com/vvxrOBA.jpg
    Will probably turn left since i have drifted too much to the right. And will probably follow along the canyon to see where it leads (and keeping an eye on the surface map to not drift too far from waypoint):
    https://i.imgur.com/6YAsb8I.jpg

    First day drove 53km. Might start my own travel log thread on exploration forum - depends how actively i will continue to log it (most active scenario is a pic or two per session).
    Nice looking planet. Good luck in your travels Cmdr.

  3. #108
    Godspeed Cmdr Kris!

    And that moon, beautiful yet barren scenery...looks just like the Moon. These first days, playing 3.0 almost feels like playing ED 2.

    ....aaaand, I'm hearing the call of the void again....

  4. #109
    Cautionary tale: don't go faster than the escape velocity for your planet!

    VERY IMPORTANT EDIT: This wasn't me! This is all CMDR Timmy Brabston. Read about it more here: https://www.reddit.com/r/EliteDanger...ing_away_help/

    In my haste to make sure this amazing video didn't fly under the radar, I didn't include that critical bit of info. Apologies to everyone, especially CMDR Timmy Brabston.



  5. #110
    Originally Posted by SushiCW View Post (Source)
    Cautionary tale: don't go faster than the escape velocity for your planet!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfZK...ature=youtu.be
    Beautiful, just beautiful man!

    P.S. I'll put that down as a FAIL then.

    Edit: now added to the OP.

  6. #111
    Originally Posted by Alec Turner View Post (Source)
    Beautiful, just beautiful man!

    P.S. I'll put that down as a FAIL then.

    Edit: now added to the OP.
    HALT! That wasn't me! That's CMDR Timmy Brabston's video. In my haste to make sure people saw his awesome tale, I neglected to make that clear. I'll edit my post to make that clearer, please edit OP to give the right CMDR credit!

  7. #112
    Originally Posted by SushiCW View Post (Source)
    HALT! That wasn't me! That's CMDR Timmy Brabston's video. In my haste to make sure people saw his awesome tale, I neglected to make that clear. I'll edit my post to make that clearer, please edit OP to give the right CMDR credit!
    Whoops. OK - should now be corrected (and in my Best of Forum thread too). Let me know if I've missed anything.

    In other circumnavigation news ... Nick Sticks has completed his epic circumnavigation of Eol Prou FB-I b25-50 1!

    https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showth...=1#post6477285

  8. #113
    Originally Posted by Alec Turner View Post (Source)
    Beautiful, just beautiful man!

    P.S. I'll put that down as a FAIL then.

    Edit: now added to the OP.
    Fail with intent to succeed! I'll be back there to put a ring around it someday hopefully sooner than later. I won't suffer such humiliation again

  9. #114
    Originally Posted by Alec Turner View Post (Source)
    Keep us posted re: your progress (even if you're only going to post occasional updates I'd recommend starting your own thread - you'll never forget this journey and it's nice to have a permanent record of it).
    Yeah decided to make a travel log thread on exloration forum:
    https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showth...n-(travel-log)

  10. #115
    Originally Posted by Kris View Post (Source)
    Yeah decided to make a travel log thread on exloration forum:
    https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showth...n-(travel-log)
    Excellent! I've created an entry for you in the OP. Do you want to share the name of your chosen planet or would you prefer to keep it secret?

  11. #116
    Originally Posted by Alec Turner View Post (Source)
    Excellent! I've created an entry for you in the OP. Do you want to share the name of your chosen planet or would you prefer to keep it secret?
    Right now i keep it a secret. If i can drive around it (so far day 2 and enjoying it greatly ), i hope i can also get a "discovered by" tag (for moon, don't care for system). But this will probably take 2-3 months, and over 7000 ly (from SOL) is not that far from bubble, so i will not take it as granted and honestly it is not THAT important. But right now keeping name of the moon a secret.

  12. #117
    Originally Posted by Kris View Post (Source)
    Right now i keep it a secret. If i can drive around it (so far day 2 and enjoying it greatly ), i hope i can also get a "discovered by" tag (for moon, don't care for system). But this will probably take 2-3 months, and over 7000 ly (from SOL) is not that far from bubble, so i will not take it as granted and honestly it is not THAT important. But right now keeping name of the moon a secret.
    Were you on your way to Colonia?
    There are several stations now on that route that you should be able to stake your claim with rather than going 7000ly back to the bubble.

  13. #118
    Originally Posted by Nick Sticks View Post (Source)
    Were you on your way to Colonia?
    No, tried to avoid most obvious travel "roads".

    Discovered tag is not that important, so not sweating over that. If it comes, it comes, if not, then not (and big props to those who scan the whole system with all the planets and moons). But atleast now keeping my odds as high as i can

  14. #119
    Food for thought ...

    Originally Posted by Macedonica View Post (Source)
    On my aborted attempt to navigate a pole to pole route at Beagle Pount 2, I brought the Lakon Type 6 down to form a base camp each evening. Seriously tempted to do a route with just the SRV though. Convoy anyone?
    Originally Posted by Alec Turner View Post (Source)
    Actually, if 3 or 4 people were going to do a circumnavigation it would be quite fun to all start on the same day and do the same planet. I wouldn't want it to be a race but having a bunch of SRVs doing it with waypoints and occasional meetups - it could be like a proper expedition! Anyway, we're rather taking over Kris' travelogue thread here. I suggest that any further discussion of a group circumnavigation attempt should be taken over to the Planetary Circumnavigation Club thread.

  15. #120
    Originally Posted by subhouse07 View Post (Source)
    Fail with intent to succeed! I'll be back there to put a ring around it someday hopefully sooner than later. I won't suffer such humiliation again
    Your humiliation is not without merit. The accompanying video and story are epic. Nigh-legendary, so sayeth I.

    A grand attempt, CMDR. 07

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