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    [LIST] HORIZONS' WONDERS

    WARNING : Since FD started bug fixing these, I don't know what is still out there until I visit all of these wonderful locations (I will get to it soon)

    Please point me towards strange and wondrous features on the surface of planets/moons and also interesting planetary bodies because of size or proximity to other bodies/stars. Eventually I would like to have categories like CRATERS , MONOLITHS, PROXIMITY, VALLEYS , MOUNTAINS and MOUNTAIN RANGES, and more !
    I do not mind duplicates, in fact I encourage it . 2 amazing, but similar, CRATERS for example , might be 300LYs and 6000LYs from SOL, and one or the other might be closer to a CMDR for his/her pilgrimage.

    Remember, I want special , extraordinary , challenging or "different" entries
    One stipulation, I need Location or it won't qualify to go here. The whole point of this thread is for our intrepid explorers to go visit these sites !
    thanks

    If your find is purely planetary in weirdness or oddity then post it in Dr Kaii's thread https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=205848

    p.s. The names are Authors, not first discoverer(even if you were first). I want to avoid headaches & disputes like "I posted this first in Reddit"

    LOCAL = Inside the inhabited "bubble"
    TYPE in red = If the type of this wonder is in red then you might have to hurry to see it as it could be fixed soon !!! (like a bad, embarrassing or game breaking glitch/bug )

    UNIQUE(so far)
    TYPE
    AREA/NEBULA
    SYSTEM
    LAT
    LON
    DISTANCE FROM SOL(LYs)
    NICKNAME
    DESCRIPTION
    SCREENSHOT
    VIDEO
    THREAD LINKS
    AUTHOR
    G RATING
    OVERALL RATING(5 Stars)
    CANYON
    LOCAL
    URANUS (ARIEL)
    140.5
    -5.5
    0.0
    10km deep canyon, you've got to fly this !!!
    Rogier Schaaf
    0.03
    CRATER
    LOCAL
    ANURINJUNG (2A)
    27
    142
    ~146
    LESTER'S PLATEAU
    Crater with vertical walls flush with the ground and huge flat mountain in the middle !!!
    VIDEO (thanks GhostRaven)
    Cmdr Khelder (Nickname in honour of his father)
    0.26
    DEEP CRATER
    HIP 38064 (2)
    -4.8
    41.75
    ~1200
    Deep 100km Crater
    VIDEO (Thanks 777Driver)
    Kronek
    0.26
    FAST ORBIT
    LOCAL
    EPSILON INDI (MITTERAND HOLLOW)
    11.8
    Try catching that moon !
    Cmdr Ziljan
    0.09
    ***
    MONOLITH
    LOCAL
    ALTAIS (2B)
    2
    47
    97.43
    HOPPRYNGIL MONOLITH
    It is a MONOLITH !!!
    Cmdr Hoppryngil
    0.05
    ****
    NEBULA
    PLEIADES
    MAIA
    383
    Beautiful, see thread
    Cmdr Ziljan
    PROXIMITY
    HD 49368 (1,2 & 3)
    1615
    LøLWUT HELL
    Try landing there and not frying !
    Cmdr Lølwut
    1.3
    ****
    VERY HIGH G
    HD 148937 (3)
    ~1400
    Very high G, landing possible ?
    Shadmar LANDING TAKEOFF
    lazarhyperion
    9.77
    TYPE
    AREA/NEBULA
    SYSTEM
    LON
    LAT
    DISTANCE FROM SOL(LYs)
    NICKNAME
    DESCRIPTION
    SCREENSHOT
    VIDEO
    THREAD LINKS
    AUTHOR
    G RATING
    OVERALL RATING

    VERY RARE
    TYPE
    AREA/NEBULA
    SYSTEM
    LAT
    LON
    DISTANCE FROM SOL(LYs)
    NICKNAME
    DESCRIPTION
    SCREENSHOT
    VIDEO
    THREAD LINKS
    AUTHOR
    G RATING
    OVERALL RATING(5 Stars)
    FLAT MOUNTAIN(with vertical walls)
    HAT-P-7 (4)
    -57
    -91
    ~1044
    WESTEROS
    Like a jagged Creme Caramel
    Fozz20
    2.25
    FLAT MOUNTAIN(with vertical walls)
    NGC 6357 SECTOR HH-V C2-46 (3)
    -21
    7
    ~8162
    RUPES INSANIA
    starry
    1.31
    GRAPHICAL ANOMALY
    LOCAL
    LFT 65 (2A)
    ~33
    Moon ring clipping moon
    grnbrg
    0.15
    GRAPHICAL ANOMALY
    LOCAL
    HIP 44520 (BRADSHAW VISION)
    -16
    -168
    ~175
    Part of a space station floating in orbit
    Avago Ero
    0.24
    GRAPHICAL ANOMALY
    LOCAL
    RAIDENWITHA (7A)
    ~170
    Planet and Ring clipping
    DakotaTheWolf
    0.18
    HIGH G
    LOCAL
    ACHENAR (3 ,permit required)
    139.45
    Large planet with high G, difficult landing
    GhostRaven LANDING & TAKEOFF
    Cmdr Ziljan
    6.73
    ***
    HIGH G
    28 ETA ORIONIS (3)
    901
    High G, difficult landing
    Cmdr Stulli
    6.59
    ***
    PROXIMITY
    LOCAL
    BETELGEUSE (2)
    497.97
    Look at the size of that !!!
    Cmdr Alex Brentnall
    **
    TYPE
    AREA/NEBULA
    SYSTEM
    LON
    LAT
    DISTANCE FROM SOL(LYs)
    NICKNAME
    DESCRIPTION
    SCREENSHOT
    VIDEO
    THREAD LINKS
    AUTHOR
    G RATING
    OVERALL RATING

    RARE
    TYPE
    AREA/NEBULA
    SYSTEM
    LAT
    LON
    DISTANCE FROM SOL(LYs)
    NICKNAME
    DESCRIPTION
    SCREENSHOT
    VIDEO
    THREAD LINKS
    AUTHOR
    G RATING
    OVERALL RATING(5 Stars)
    CRATER
    PLEIADES
    PLEIADES SECTOR GW-W C1-15 (1)
    60
    6
    400
    Crater with vertical walls above ground
    Cmdr Anuranium & Cmdr Dognosh
    0.08
    ****
    CRATER
    LOCAL
    LHS 1963 (1A)
    32
    37
    28.11
    Crater with vertical walls above ground
    Cmdr Rancid Rance
    0.03
    CRATER
    LOCAL
    JUNGA (1)
    36
    -128
    ~135
    Crater with vertical walls above ground
    Gromit240
    0.07
    CRATER
    LOCAL
    HIP 16650 (3C)
    ~250
    8 shaped (or peanut shaped) crater
    Cmdr Cheese Wedge
    CRATER
    SWOILZ HE-U C5-5 (1A)
    -30
    -9.7
    ~600
    Deep crater
    Cmdr Rainbow Trout
    LANDSCAPE
    SYNUEFE NI-R C21-2 (8B)
    ~350
    DRAGNET
    Canyons galore !
    Cmdr Cheese Wedge
    0.07
    LANDSCAPE
    PRAEA EUQ BA-P C19-22 (1A)
    ~1400
    CLAWS
    Many many canyons !
    HVG
    0.12
    TYPE
    AREA/NEBULA
    SYSTEM
    LON
    LAT
    DISTANCE FROM SOL(LYs)
    NICKNAME
    DESCRIPTION
    SCREENSHOT
    VIDEO
    THREAD LINKS
    AUTHOR
    G RATING
    OVERALL RATING

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    Was thinking of making a list like this myself but don't have time tbh.

    Not a landing feature but I'd have to say Betelgeuse for the epic sunrise/skyscene. Will report any other features as and when I find them :
    https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=205806

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    Originally Posted by Alex Brentnall View Post (Source)
    Was thinking of making a list like this myself but don't have time tbh.

    Not a landing feature but I'd have to say Betelgeuse for the epic sunrise/skyscene. Will report any other features as and when I find them :
    https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=205806
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    I forsee a problem on tuesday alex, when the beta forums go away, I suggest you copy paste your first post in to another thread or here, as my link will be null and void otherwise

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    ZILJAN's first post in his ACHENAR thread(it is in beta forum and will be lost)

    Originally Posted by Ziljan View Post (Source)
    I've noticed that on Achenar 3, the safest and quickest way to land is to pick out a nice flat region, fly down around 3-4 km and then point your ship straight upward, adjusting your rear engine throttle to slow your descent. Because of the extreme gravity, you will still fall Down, but it will be gentle and controlled. If you start to gain altitude, just feather FA off until you are gently falling again. The side thrusters are too weak to use reliably like this, but the rear engines are quite powerful even on slow heavy ship like the Keelback. Once you are at about 15-30 m above the ground, and going ~0 m/s, reduce your throttle to zero, pitch forward until you are level and hovering. Put 4 pips to shields, and gently tap FA off while using your weaker dorsal thrusters slow the remainder of your decent.

    This technique will allow you land in under a minute while taking Zero damage in a any ship. Even in 6.73g.

    I think the Autopilot recall animation should reflect this rear thruster mechanic. Especially since it can land embarrassingly quickly . I have noticed from the third person camera, that even when pointing straight up while hovering, your dorsal thrusters are still animated at a full blue cones, even though they aren't actually pushing you sideways or being manually engaged. And the rear engines don't kick up dust as your back into the planet. Small graphical bugs that ruin an other wise very cool 3rd person screen shot

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    Originally Posted by dognosh View Post (Source)
    I forsee a problem on tuesday alex, when the beta forums go away, I suggest you copy paste your first post in to another thread or here, as my link will be null and void otherwise
    Good point, I've asked if moderators would mind moving it into the exploration sub-forum, if not I have the pictures saved so I'll create a new version and post you a link over here

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    What about 28 ETA ORIONIS [3]?

    6.59 G and a stunning view, does not need permit (like Achenar), 901 LYs from Sol

    I managed to land on it without damage, took me about 20 minutes to find a landable place.

    Rear view

    And did you know what sound a rotating Asp makes near the surface of High-G-Planets? Sounds like it is in a scrap press. Turn up the volume

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    Many thanks for making this, it's great to have all the interesting finds listed in one location. Love your description of the Monolith

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    Originally Posted by Stulli View Post (Source)
    <snip>...
    2 of us where there last night, oh the humanity

    He landed perfectly
    I landed, and was down to 2% hull !!!
    Buggy ride was excellent as the gravity sticks you to the "tarmac" like a Formula 1 car
    He took off to 10k to find a decent mountain/crater for us
    He found a mountain
    Then he tried to land near me and SPLAT, he died

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    Originally Posted by dognosh View Post (Source)
    2 of us where there last night, oh the humanity
    lol, sounds epic. The low gravity allows for some great jumps, although not all end well

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    Ok, now that we're live, keep your eyes peeled and your pencils sharp. I need more wonders to add here

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    Excellent idea for a thread. I'll keep my eyes peeled and report anything noteworthy that I find.

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    Yes, just confirmed they swapped LON and LAT around. On your HUD, the first number is now LAT, 2nd is LON.

    The monolith, 5k vertical drop. You must visit and base jump with your SRV. It is low G and I jumped twice and landed twice safely(you need to practice and learn SRV controls)




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    found a 9.77G planet(already discovered) in the HD148937 system, its 1400ly out from sol.

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    WOW?!?! serious ? anyone landed there yet ?
    going on list as it's worthy

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    Originally Posted by dognosh View Post (Source)
    WOW?!?! serious ? anyone landed there yet ?
    i tried and failed. got 3km from surface and the gravity just pulled me down hard to my doom, boosting did nothing to counter the high G's. good luck to anyone trying to land.

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