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

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THE ROAD TO GCRV 6897 - OWL NEBULA
Absolutely exhaustive step-by-step guide on how to reach this previously-unattainable nebula near the bubble.
Entry #191 | Author: Kelanen Alcatraz | Added by Qohen Leth on 27/10/2018

SUPERCRUISE TRAVEL TIMES
Mathematical formula to estimate the supercruise travel time required to reach a certain distance
Entry #192 | Author: MasterLoon | Added by Qohen Leth on 10/27/2018

HIGH RESOLUTION MAP OF BEYOND CHAPTER 4 GALACTIC PARTITION
Entry #193 | Author: Qohen Leth | Added by Qohen Leth on 10/27/2018
 
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NOTABLE PHENOMENA REPOSITORY
Community database of Beyond Chapter 4 notable phenomena (Lagrange Clouds, organic structures, anomalies...).
Entry #192 | Author: Qohen Leth | Added by Qohen Leth on 12/25/2018

EFFICIENT PLANETARY MAPPING
A Visual Guide to DSS probe launcher firing patterns in Beyond Chapter 4
Entry #193 | Author: u/angrmgmt00 | Added by Qohen Leth on 12/25/2018

FREQUENCY ARRAY DIAGRAM
A visual guide to the FSS frequencies and their associated objet(s)
Entry #194 | Author: Qohen Leth | Added by Qohen Leth on 12/25/2018


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EXPLORATION VALUE FORMULA
Math formula to estimate the value of scanned objects. See this post for the Chapter 4 scanned/mapped bonus multipliers
Entry #29 | Author: MattG | Updated by Qohen Leth on 12/25/2018

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
 
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Submitting to Astronomy/App:


APP


Intergalactic Astronomical Union "ATEL-EDMC" Plugin

EDMC plugin which automatically collects "Codex" discovery data, and (optionally) posts public Astronomical Discovery "Telegram" style notices
Entry # | Author:
Intergalactic Astronomical Union [IGAU]
| Added by
Urania Minora
on
01/17/2020

For Astronomy/Database:



Intergalactic Astronomical Union Catalog of Codex Discoveries

A simple, and easy to consume (csv format) catalog of Codex Discoveries collected by the ATEL-EDMC plugin. Includes data from several now defunct catalogs.
Entry # | Author:
Intergalactic Astronomical Union [IGAU]
| Added by
Urania Minora
on
01/17/2020
Also for Astronomy/Database:




Intergalactic Astronomical Union Catalog of Astronomical Telegrams

Astronomical Telegrams are short, public "postcard" style notices announcing "Codex" discoveries, and interesting phenomena in the galaxy.
Entry # | Author:
Intergalactic Astronomical Union [IGAU]
| Added by
Urania Minora
on
01/17/2020


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
LIST OF AMMONIA WORLDS
Community database of Ammonia Worlds in Elite's galaxy
Entry #184 | Author: marx | Added by Qohen Leth on 20/4/2018
GLOWING GREEN GIANTS - THE DEFINITIVE LIST
Community list of those rare glowing green or pink gas giants!
Entry #185 | Author: Sapyx | Added by Qohen Leth on 20/4/2018
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 (/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
EDDN EXPLORER AGGREGATION SERVICE
Online aggregator of all sorts of astronomical data pulled from EDDN: "This site is about statistics for explorers. Come here to seek information about galactic averages and trends for exploration scans in the Elite Dangerous Universe."
Entry #181 | Author: oldmanklc | Added by Qohen Leth on 1/2/2018
ELITE: DANGEROUS ASTROMETRICS
Maps and charts detailing distribution of scanned bodies and visited systems, plus tools for creating travel history videos, and exploration starting tips.
Entry #187 | Author: CMDR Orvidius | Added by CMDR Orvidius on 05/22/2018
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 populating Elite's Galaxy
Entry #15 | Author: | Added by Qohen Leth on 8/3/2017
 
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Woohoo, got in there with 3 articles :D
The Guardians mission guide(In my sig) is in itself a nice bit of exploration.
You need to know how to travel, how to find bearings, how to use SRVs and spend over 8 hours(1st time doing this mission).
 
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So, long overdue: I checked every link, removed all the abandonned and offline stuff, updated a few links, and added some.

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App INTERGALACTIC ASTRONOMICAL UNION "ATEL-EDMC" APP
EDMC plugin which automatically collects "Codex" discovery data, and (optionally) posts public Astronomical Discovery "Telegram" style notices (see here for examples and here for the IGAU database)
Entry #189 | Author: Intergalactic Astronomical Union | Added by Urania Minora on 6/27/2020

THE DEEP SPACE SUPPORT ARRAY (DSSA)
Fixed network of public carriers all over the galaxy to service explorers and travelers. ListMap (tick 'DSSA Carriers' in the top right corner menu)
Entry #190 | Author: Qohen Leth | Added by Qohen Leth on 6/27/2020




Removed:

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
(offline)

EDDN EXPLORER AGGREGATION SERVICE
Online aggregator of all sorts of astronomical data pulled from EDDN: "This site is about statistics for explorers. Come here to seek information about galactic averages and trends for exploration scans in the Elite Dangerous Universe."
Entry #181 | Author: oldmanklc | Added by Qohen Leth on 1/2/2018
(offline)

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

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
(offline)

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
(offline)

App EXTOOL - PLANETARY SURFACE RESEARCH TOOL
ExTool will help you to search planetary surfaces, in order to find bases (INRA, abandoned, ...), thargoid sites and other POI. Involved players will have their location recorder and ExTool will draw points in a 2D or 3D surface map. Help page.
Entry #190 | Author: Sileo + SteFBlood | Added by Qohen Leth on 25/8/2018
(closed)

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
(offline)

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
(offline)

App ED-VOID
Application that features scanned bodies value, POI reporting, surface navigation, and extensive body information.
Entry #189 | Author: Rita Mertens | Added by Qohen Leth on 6/27/2018
(offline)

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
(removed)

NOTABLE PHENOMENA REPOSITORY
Community database of Beyond Chapter 4 notable phenomena (Lagrange Clouds, organic structures, anomalies...).
Entry #192 | Author: Qohen Leth | Added by Qohen Leth on 12/25/2018
(abandonned)

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
(abandonned)

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
(offline)

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
(abandonned)

THE GALACTIC TRAVEL AGENCY V.2
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
(abandonned)

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
(offline)
 
@Qohen Leth : while you removed the DISC pages saying that the site is offline, the DISC wiki is online right now. Perhaps it was a temporary error?

And now that you're updating again, here are some more:


Catalogue of Galactic Nebulae

A community-fueled catalogue aiming to list all of the various nebulae in the galaxy.
Entry # | Author:
marx
| Added by
marx
on
2020/06/27


Marx's Guide to Notable Stellar Phenomena

A guide to Notable Stellar Phenomena, detailed information on spaceborne life.
Entry # | Author:
marx
| Added by
marx
on
2020/06/27


Galactic Regions and Life Types

Listing what kinds of life have been found in each galactic region.
Entry # | Author:
marx
| Added by
marx
on
2020/06/27



Compendium of Codex requirements

A comprehensive list of the requirements for various spaceborne and surface life to spawn.
Entry # | Author:
marx
| Added by
marx
on
2020/06/27



List of Codex bugs

A community-fueled list of the various bugs and errors associated with the Codex.
Entry # | Author:
marx
| Added by
marx
on
2020/06/27
 
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