How to find Black Holes In Elite Dangerous (System Names are NOT Random)

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I cannot thank you enough. I've been looking for advanced techniques in exploration but many videos that I find regarding exploration tips are usually targeted towards new players. Please do more of these videos, you explained it really well.

Author — Dovah kiin


We need a whiteboard session on this, I partially get it until the verbal explanation runs past the 3D cube diagram. The methodology for the system classifications past the sector name being tied to the succeeding alphanumeric coding structure, never thought about it until now. Definitely a useful exploration skill. It's the mention of an overlapping factor as opposed to top down grid viewing in the starmap that I'd like to get further into, hit us with the PowerPoint man that part dragged me away from the comfort of Cartesian into the parent Euclidian expanse of comprehension and being a point and go to guy, I want to keep it simple 😅
I'm trying not to count on my fingers in front everybody here, sorry lol

Author — Chip Eggleston


I have been learning about how the proc gen works in Elite for a very long time and have spreadsheets that would make your head spin.

An interesting observation is that the game only populates the largest systems at the upper and lowermost subsectors. For example in central sectors H class systems stretch down to ~3800-3900 LY below the galactic plane, G class to ~3280 LY. You will never see D or A class systems that low.

That then varies depending on where you are in the galaxy, some areas have sectors stacked 6 deep, some only 2 deep. Then you have to think about the non procedural systems too. Really a lot goes into it.

Author — ImBarryScottCSS


Meta-gaming to make gameplay meta - Awesome. I think using the map effectively is the most underused and misunderstood aspect of Elite Dangerous. More of these types of vid please.

Author — Atlantean Wizard


Definitely will love to see that exploration video. My current method basically just involves scanning every system I stop in. If there are terraformable, earth-like, water, or ammonia worlds, I'll go map them. If it's an unmapped system, I'll map a planet & leave the rest for Commanders coming in later

Author — joe jacob


Keep these coming!

In fact, if you could do one for how to find things like wrecks and the like (new discoveries, not just going to a known one) it would be great.

Author — Order of Omphalos


It’s very valuable information, you done such a good job to explain in interesting and simple manner! Thanks

Author — Beekhool


There is a word for people like you and its "legend"

Author — Kevin Hewitt


Awesome, I knew parts of it but not the mass or how the boxes were divided exactly and once I saw it I was like that is so cool! Thank you for the amazing video.

Author — ssjsjb


I always just used the actual star view. The black holes stick out like sore thumbs.

Author — Cmdr Embryo


Wish you would have explained in the galaxy map when you pulled up the name drop down, the first part of the list just had stars next to two sets of the same name, then after 20 or so was the first system that showed a star system icon and just a single name. When I tried looking up the sector I'm running around in when I selected the names where it has a couple stars and double name, it took me to an area with no star system.

Author — CelticArmory


This is really cool, thanks. Great for exploration. I assume that this is an Elite reference, as I can't imagine that all the masses of all the systems are known.

Author — Ger Leahy


Okay how the hell did you read my mind. I was just thinking about how to find black holes and you come out with his video. Thank you!

Author — MaxDenStark


Fab video Astro. I'm planning a deep space trip and this info will be very useful. Already have my FC filled to bursting with 23, 000+ Tritium - just waiting for FC interiors so I can add Vista Genomics, then I'm off. REALLY looking fwd to the tips and tricks for FSSing - hoping you cover how using the data that the FSS reveals (and Orrery view?) to give hints to interesting places.

Author — Quizengine


I went on a exploration tour to the other side of the galaxy recently, I was surprised to see that most insteresting heavier systems are already explored, it's almost impossible to find unexplored wolf rayet stars, blue supergiants and some red supergiants, and I was like 30.000 lys away from the bubble and colonia!

Author — Zywl


I have screen shots on my phone of systems I found interesting. Looking at them after watching this presented one or two surprises. For example there is a system between the bubble and HIP 36601 that has an A type star orbited by a black hole and a neutron star. That system is a B mass system.

Being between the bubble and 36601 the region is well mapped but I still think I'm going to head out there and look around more.

Author — Corrupted Ewok


Definitly a usefull guide. Cheking every sectors AA-A H system probably reveal something interesting.

However you can just simply filter black holes and neutron star in the galaxy map, as non sequence stars. This category only shows the main star. The main star is always the system heaviest, and black holes and neutrons are heavy. So if a star is more heavier, then the star must be a rare WR, O, B (maybe A for neutrons) star. So simply add O, B and Wolf Rayet to the filter too.
After that, the galaxy map also show the ditalied information which type of the stars the system has.

Author — Neo


Very useful. Thanks. I recently joined the game with the express interest in exploring. I'll definitely be using this..

Author — Patraic


been playing elite since it was released and still learning stuff from your vids nice one have a great Christmas and new year

Author — Thebagfather46


I used this technique last year, exactly to find a Wolf Rayet star and get the EDSM badge... I remember I saw it in some forum post, like "Sector name" and then AA-A H* (<- Asterisc is replaced by number) .... it worked as a charm!
Even better in horizon cause when you are in the sector you're looking, continuously pressing the arrow on the search will lead you to next number ^^ over and over....

Author — Fernando Rodriguez