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How to find black holes?
nain33Date: Sunday, 18.11.2012, 03:38 | Message # 1
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Is there any easy way to find a black hole or I do I just keep exploring until one comes up? Thanks
 
WatsisnameDate: Sunday, 18.11.2012, 07:27 | Message # 2
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Yes, there are a few easy ways to find them. smile

As far as I know, all spiral and elliptical galaxies in Space Engine will have a supermassive black hole at their center. Globular clusters have them, too. They are a bit difficult to find by flying and using your eyes, since they are very small relative to the distance between stars. If you select the galaxy/cluster and fly towards the center so that the distance reading approaches zero, you'll eventually see it.

Stellar mass black holes are even harder to find just by flying around, but if you are in the disk of a galaxy and use the universe map at the local star scale, they will show up as faint blue dots here and there. This is also an easy way to find white dwarfs and neutron stars.







Edited by Watsisname - Sunday, 18.11.2012, 07:34
 
DoctorOfSpaceDate: Sunday, 18.11.2012, 07:35 | Message # 3
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Keep exploring really or fly very carefully into the center of galaxies or clusters.




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HarbingerDawnDate: Sunday, 18.11.2012, 10:13 | Message # 4
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Use the map [F1]




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SalvoDate: Sunday, 18.11.2012, 11:08 | Message # 5
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To find black holes i usually select a random galaxy, and press Ctrl + C, it take me on the center of the object, so where there is the black hole smile




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KvikiDate: Sunday, 18.11.2012, 19:48 | Message # 6
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In options I set star scale to maximum, then I enter map mode (F1).
The smallest dots you see in map mode are most likely black holes, so click on them -> F2 -> go to.
Your zoom in map mode should be set so that you can see neighboring stars.





 
form_d_kDate: Wednesday, 22.10.2014, 22:26 | Message # 7
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Personally, I think the game should crash with "Unknown Error" if you try to jump to the center of a black hole.

Or maybe Exception : Unable to Render Singularity".


Edited by form_d_k - Wednesday, 22.10.2014, 22:42
 
SpaceEngineerDate: Thursday, 23.10.2014, 20:22 | Message # 8
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LOL. It should be replaced to the message "you are crashed into singularity" and blowing up the computer few seconds later smile




 
form_d_kDate: Friday, 24.10.2014, 18:26 | Message # 9
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Haha.

And if you try to recover your hard drive, you'll find all your data has been compressed to 0 bytes, from which you can obtain no information.
 
Pds314Date: Wednesday, 26.11.2014, 01:43 | Message # 10
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Can't you just go to some random area, do a search for all objects within a few parsecs, sort by class, and the X marks the spot?
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Wednesday, 26.11.2014, 02:34 | Message # 11
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Quote Pds314 ()
Can't you just go to some random area, do a search for all objects within a few parsecs, sort by class, and the X marks the spot?

The star browser didn't exist when this thread was created.





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BlueDracheDate: Friday, 02.01.2015, 08:37 | Message # 12
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I use the star finder ... (F3?) ... and anything X is a black hole ... in fact, I found about a dozen in a search within a globular cluster just outside the Milky Way ... even binary/trinary (1/2 stars +X) systems with the black hole (essentially) as the barycenter. Still looking for one with a Terran planet so I can call it "Phaze/Proton"

Edit: Oops ... didn't see that this was a necropost.


Edited by BlueDrache - Friday, 02.01.2015, 08:40
 
JL8090Date: Thursday, 08.01.2015, 11:54 | Message # 13
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You can find them in the middle of the most galaxies but every time when i find one the game crashes after some secounds
 
letaxDate: Friday, 23.01.2015, 13:19 | Message # 14
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I think falling into the center of a black hole should spit you out in a random place in the universe biggrin
 
WatsisnameDate: Friday, 23.01.2015, 17:33 | Message # 15
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Black holes are not wormholes though. If anything you should get a CTD or a fake error message "ERROR: division by 0" if you fly into one. smile




 
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