Photography within Elite: Dangerous

I’ve come to find out, with some tweaks, you can take some stellar photos in ED. (Pun not intended!!)

Was poking around last night and found a gorgeous blue star. Rukbat A to be precise. Popping to the outside camera, and taking a high def screenshot (which you can only do in Solo mode, mind you) resulted in something pretty awesome. I’m going to have to start doing this more often!

Do be careful if you go poking around this system to see it for yourself however! Rukbat C is an equally impressive greenish-white star, but while on the way to it you might get unexpectedly yanked from supercruise without warning for getting too close to it’s binary partner Rukbat B, a Neutron Star. It never looks bigger than the background stars but it’s there, and Neutrons are serious business with a massive sphere of influence on your ship!

Here it is again on imgur in about 4x the resolution, for those who care: http://imgur.com/gallery/nS0jBKR

 

 

Elite Dangerous


Well, back down the rabbit hole we go! Last year around this time I got pretty hard into Elite: Dangerous, but around March due to work and other things I sorta fell out a bit.. and as most of you know once you get too far out of a game it’s hard to get back in.

Flash forward to now, and they’ve announced a new expansion, Horizons, which allows you to LAND ON FREAKING PLANETS! Between this, and the pending launch of the retail version of an Oculus (which I dabbled with the DK2 with in Elite, HOLY CRAP!) I figured it was time to get back in.

I dusted off my X-55 H.O.T.A.S (literally), patched up, and got back into the awesome. I tend to prefer to spend most of my time exploring deep space (and soon making the 28Kylie trip to Sagittarius A*) and have also contemplated joining up with the Fuel Rats potentially as well. If anyone wants to follow along, I’ve got a CMDR’s log going over at Inara.cz where you can see some of my travel logs, my personal fleet, and some major accomplishments like my first trip ever to a Black Hole system.