We need constellations.


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As topic says we need constellations. Not much but like one in the north pole and one in the south pole for navigation purposes + some realistic. Example: ursa minor(polaris) in the north pole and crux in the south pole or any other constellations which easy to remember and navigate by stars in those..

P.S. Not english native :/

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There's a band of stars above the equator, I think that's as good as celestial navigation is going to get in the game. You've got that and a compass, happy days.

The devs have hinted that more advanced navigation facilities will be available in the next year. 

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14 hours ago, KuKu43 said:

As topic says we need constellations. Not much but like one in the north pole and one in the south pole for navigation purposes + some realistic. Example: ursa minor(polaris) in the north pole and crux in the south pole or any other constellations which easy to remember and navigate by stars in those..

P.S. Not english native :/

Welcome to the forums btw :) 
Good idea, I would love finding stuff like constellations, like in the Christmas update we had aurora borealis at 
North Poles on all the planets, it was cool.

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21 hours ago, Blind Io said:

There's a band of stars above the equator, I think that's as good as celestial navigation is going to get in the game. You've got that and a compass, happy days.

The devs have hinted that more advanced navigation facilities will be available in the next year. 

The sky is pretty empty behind the equator. It's a lot better to look at up than messing with a mouse.. It can be very usefull at the beginning when u didn't explored nav system. And even beside of that, it's alot faster look around than messing with nav system.(To know on which the pole u are)

This game is about space but somewhy it has horrible skybox and triangle stars, horrible direct interplanet trips via planets, it's not even a fly, it's just a translation.. FACEPALM

TMarcher74 ty

 

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I got so lost one time in early access that I had to die to get back to base. It was mostly because I drove my buggy into a deep hole and was so turned around by the time I got back to the surface that I couldn't find home. I also didn't know about the "band of stars" at that point either, but I still lost a buggy and all the equipment that was on my backpack.. Now I use a bulletproof method for finding my way home. 1. Pick a landing site that is North of the equator [located to the right of your space ship as it orbits the planet] 2. Run a tether line from newly established base to the north pole [Most planets have a Gateway structure located at the pole and for the ones that don't use the compass to locate the pole and build a soil pillar at the pole {beacon optional}] Now if I do happen to get lost I just go North from wherever I am on the planet until I reach the pole and then follow the tether line back to base. Granted, I don't get lost very much anymore, but it gives a lot of peace of mind knowing that I only need to follow the compass North to get back home if do get lost.

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I sometimes do this, but most often, I drill a path from base to core, then, whenever I'm lost, I just go to the core, find the ramp I made from base, and go up that. And this one works on all planets, in every situation, provided you have a canister and a drill mod 1

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