1 The 'Oh so important" loadout for the long journey. I asked around in Forums before departing and some claimed I 'needed' the A6 Fuel Scoop, but I disagree. C6 was faaaaar more affordable and still did a decent job. Some say the Shield generator is a waste, but I kind of wanted that extra insurance.
2 I had a general idea in what direction I wanted to go.
3 The Musca Dark region is... Dark
4 So on a long journey, you tend to look at the less ordinary stuff. This was the first of thousands of bodies I examined... Orbits look crazy tight IMO.
5 Double planets are common in ED, here we have a bunch of bodies crammed together.
6 As you can see in the texture detail of each surface, ye we are close to both, its not just an illusion. Crazy tight orbits here...
7 Right about here, I realized they locked up the 'external cam' which I came to use extensively in my screenshots.
8 And more..
9 Whenever you visit a system, look for class 4 ringed giants, theyu are usually worth a visit.
10 Nice view...
11 As I said. Class 4 ringed iants are often spectacular.
16 If you go an a long journey without the advanced scanner, you are crazy. Anyhoo, keep an eye at top right of the screen when you run your scanner. Some systems contain a lot of stuff. 49 bodies is not bad, but I'm sure we'll find more...
19 Behold, a ringed planet and sunlight coming from behind. Enough said..
20 Getting creative with the angles..
21 That ring looks weird, its almost like a giant man made cosmic freeway ;-)
22 That's a lot of ring segments..
23 Looks odd, another tight orbit and the Sun in the back.
24 Ah yes, the good old Milky Way is with you all the way...
25 Crazy orbits create some sort of grid pattern..
26 Waterworld.. No not that crappy Costner flick, a planet covered with water.
27 Lonely Planet (TM)
29 Look, a ringed moon.
30 Impressive ringed gas giant...
31 There's beauty in dem dar rings..
32 Look at the size of that thing..
33 I'm now over 1000 ly from 'home'.
34 "You're here"
35 Lot's of jump options...
36 Look, ALL planets have rings.
37 Another impressive Class 4 giant with a massive ring system.
38 Yea, more rings!
39 A thousand lane freeway..
40 Getting close to the rocks here...
41 It goes on...
42 And on...
44 Ahh, another one in the background (top right).
45 Holy crap, look at that thing..
46 Vertical view..
47 Upside down.. or.. is it?
48 Behold, a brown planet.
49 Let's take a closer look...
50 Funny looking rings..
51 The Milky Way in the background..
53 That's nice variation among the stars..
54 What can I say, they like ringed planets here ;-)
55 Ghostly apparition...
56 Weird orbits, look at the bunch of planets that orbit a common center of gravity, yet stars on each side also have their "own" planets.
58 The region of the galaxy I came to refer to as "Shit-space" bacause of the incredibly boring systems that all looked like this.
59 Are those orbits... staring at me... or have I been in space for too long? ;-)
61 Weee, only 41 mins of exciting space travel at 140c ;-)
62 Another typical "Shit-space (TM)" system. No, you don't waste time on exploring these... At least you can scoop some fuel from those boring stars.
63 Yes, it goes on lie this...
64 Are those planets, or am I watching a game of galactic Pool?
65 Entering the Blu" region...
66 Now I'm approx 1700 ly from home.
67 Seems I've cleared "Shit-space", now this look a bit more interesting..
68 Wonders of the galaxy indeed. This looks wonderfully weird.
69 More rings.
70 Me and my ship.. And the rings... And the star...
71 My trusty old Asp Explorer looking good.
72 The Zebra planet.
73 Rings are fascinating.
76 Nice looking planet.
77 Keep an eye at the Stats Tab (exploration). It keeps track of the number of systems you visited and the types of scans you do. Here I still have a long way to go.
78 Time to zoom out the old galaxy map and see where the hell I am.
79 Never miss a chance to check out a ringed, back-lit planet ;-)
80 Exterior view...
81 Shiny rings..
82 Let's take a closer look at those rings..
83 My eyes! Who color-matched this one?
84 Flaming hot..
85 Floating there quietly in the night..
86 Mostly transparent rings..
87 OMG I know now what that is, it's the ghost of "Clippy".
88 Oh boy....
89 Wow, what a set of interesting planets you got there..
90 I'm going in!
91 Hmm, I wonder if I can fly between them...
92 Let's do this!
93 What's going on there.. Half-assed algorithms out here? Even Moons look the same as the planets.
94 At least exploration will be quick and painless..
95 No, I'm not going there...
97 Maximum Warp. Engage!
98 Looks like an atmosphere around that planet.
99 I see clouds.
100 You better not be in a hurry if you wanna go all in on exploration. Systems lite this will take a lot of time to finish off.
101 Not the most common system type in the galaxy...