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Best Resources for Exploration?
MistroDate: Thursday, 07.02.2013, 23:00 | Message # 1
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Are there any useful links shared that aid in exploring this huge universe? When I first bought Flight Simulator, I made a plan to travel the entire world where my last stop on that tour would be back at my home airport. Easy as I already had destinations in mind to visit and planned my tour accordingly. When launching this program, I find myself staring at the countless stars and just clicking on random systems and seeing what's there. I would like to have a more structured experience starting with the known systems closer to our solar system but don't know where to start. I am new to space exploration and I am in the process of learning all the terminology and science. I always loved astronomy but until recently didn't know programs like this existed (this will take my watching of Discovery channel to a new level).

So how do most of you astronauts go about exploring this SE universe? Do you use charts or find data bases? When I here news like the discovery of a carbon based planet likely made partially of diamonds, can I actually go to these discoveries provided they are charted in SE and what is the best way to find them?

Thanks in advance.
 
DoctorOfSpaceDate: Thursday, 07.02.2013, 23:07 | Message # 2
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Randomly clicking stars or hearing about an exoplanet and then seeing if it is in SE and checking it out. Sometimes I fly ships there and see how long it would take at conventional speeds and FTL speeds.

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can I actually go to these discoveries provided they are charted in SE and what is the best way to find them?


Yep you can visit any world that is cataloged and added to the program. You can also add new exoplanets to SE by modifying the catalog files, there are tutorials on how to make custom planets/stars.





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Edited by DoctorOfSpace - Saturday, 09.02.2013, 21:46
 
Joey_PenguinDate: Thursday, 07.02.2013, 23:34 | Message # 3
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I fly my ship manually in free mode.




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TimDate: Friday, 08.02.2013, 18:06 | Message # 4
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You can always open the map with 'f1' or just 'm'. This will allow you to find the closest systems to the system you centered. Even the (nearly) invisible ones, like black holes and brown dwarves.
 
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