Elite: Dangerous achievements

Elite: Dangerous

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Pack Your Camera in Elite: Dangerous

Pack Your Camera117 (15)

Scan 50 tourist spots

  • Unlocked by 449 tracked gamers (6% - TA Ratio = 7.80) 8,062  

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Lurking Lawyer
303,478 (186,237)
Lurking Lawyer
Achievement won on 19 Dec 16
TA Score for this game: 21,181
Posted on 20 December 16 at 13:23, Edited on 30 October 17 at 13:29
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Like a lot of Elite achievements, this one isn't particularly difficult - just time-consuming. It requires you to scan 50 tourist beacons. To do so, drop out of super-cruise in the usual way, target the beacon and it will automatically scan it. A message will appear in your comms in-box with a bit of blurb about the beacon you have just scanned. There's also an audible tone if it's the first time you have scanned the beacon.

You can grind out the achievement by just doing passenger sightseeing missions but it's possible to speed things up by bearing in mind a couple of things.

Firstly, there are a few systems with several beacons. Sol is a good place to start (if you have the system permit) - it has at least 10 of them.

If you're Elite-ranked, Shinrarta Dezhra is also worth a look as there are 4-5 of them there, to do with the Pilots Federation and its history.

There are also 4 beacons in the Lugh system. There are almost certainly others out there with multiple beacons (and I'd guess that some of the systems like Lave that featured in the original versions of Elite will also have them) but those are the ones I came across.

Secondly, it appears that the game "forgets" that you have already scanned beacons if you scan them again after a certain period since the first scan. The same seems to be true of listening posts, for the other similar scanning achievement.

I'm guessing it's month but I haven't been able to verify that. I scanned my first beacons in Shinrarta Dezhra then was able to scan them again (and the achievement counter rose by one) about 6 weeks later.
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Current Future
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Current Future
Achievement won on 31 Jan 17
TA Score for this game: 23,037
Posted on 21 February 17 at 14:10, Edited on 11 April 17 at 00:16
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Here are 75 that I have found. They are ordered by the number on the actual beacon, not by system. Sol System, for instance has around 10 beacons, but their numbers vary. Caution, if you see the word PERMIT, that means you need a permit to enter, however there should still be enough beacons on this list that don't require a permit to acquire the achievement. Some beacons will be apparent the moment you enter the system, some require you to explore in-system a bit.

1. Number: 1 Location: 19 Phi-2 Ceti System Name: Ringed Garden World
2. Number: 8 Location: Apam Napat System Name: Ringed Binaries
3. Number: 21 Location: Col 285 Sector RF-C B14-7 System Name: Hot Jupiter
4. Number: 39 Location: Hecate System Name: Jeweled Rings
5. Number: 80 Location: Ross 1057 System Name: Changing Sky
6. Number: 82 Location: Sagittarius A* System Name: The Centre
7. PERMIT Number: 87 Location: Sol System Name: Cradle of Humanity
8. Number: 99 Location: Traikoa FL-P E5-4 System Name: Black Treasure
9. Number: 132 Location: Ackwada Name: Lanner’s Privateers
10. Number: 133 Location: Ackwada Name: Lanner’s Victory
11. Number: 137 Location: Zeessze Name: The Empire’s Loss
12. Number: 138 Location: Liaedin Name: Olban’s Succession
13. Number: 146 Location: Exioce Name: Atticus Succession
14. PERMIT Number: 152 Location: Beta Hydri Name: Innutu’s Assassination
15. PERMIT Number: 161 Location: Sol System Name: Federal Congress
16. PERMIT Number: 162 Location: Sol System Name: Federal Constitution
17. PERMIT Number: 165 Location: Sol System Name: Ancient History
18. PERMIT Number: 171 Location: Sol System Name: New Leadership
19. PERMIT Number: 175 Location: Sol System Name: Non-Human Relic
20. PERMIT Number: 176 Location: Sol System Name: Second Terraforming Attempt
21. PERMIT Number: 177 Location: Beta Hydri System Name: Logistical Nightmare
22. PERMIT Number: 178 Location: Sol System Name: Relocation
23. PERMIT Number: 179 Location: Sirius System Name: Sirius Corporation Founding
24. PERMIT Number: 180 Location: Sol System Name: Congressional Streamlining
25. PERMIT Number: 181 Location: Sol System Name: The Birthright Wars
26. Number: 183 Location: Anlave System Name: Birthright Final Act
27. Number: 184 Location: Lave System Name: First Thargroid Contact
28. PERMIT Number: 186 Location: Sol System Name: Gellan Scandal
29. PERMIT Number: 193 Location: Sol System Name: Tyrell Biggs’ Election
30. Number: 200 Location: Maia Name: Obsidian Orbital Constructed
31. PERMIT Number: 201 Location: Sol System Name: Notable Presidents
32. PERMIT Number: 202 Location: Sirius System Name: Sirius Colonisation
33. PERMIT Number: 203 Location: Sirius System Name: The Sirius Convention
34. PERMIT Number: 204 Location: Sirius System Name: The Dog Star
35. PERMIT Number: 205 Location: Sirius System Name: New Drive Technology
36. PERMIT Number: 206 Location: Sirius System Name: Sirius Subsidiaries
37. Number: 207 Location: Luyten’s Star System Name: Sirius Industrial
38. Number: 210 Location: Epsilon Eridani Name: WorldCraft History
39. Number: 211 Location: Epsilon Eridani Name: Competition From Sirius
40. Number: 212 Location: Epsilon Eridani Name: More WorldCraft History
41. Number: 213 Location: Epsilon Eridani Name: WorldCraft Theme Park
42. Number: 214 Location: Ackwada Name: Rockforth Corporation Founding
43. Number: 215 Location: Ackwada Name: The Dien W’rit Estate
44. Number: 220 Location: Enayex Name: Mastapolos Family
45. Number: 227 Location: Bedaho Name: Saud Kruger’s Growth
46. Number 235 Location Kuk: Name: What is Interpol?
47. Number 236 Location Lave: Name: History of Lave
48. Number 237 Location Lave: Name: Walden’s Dictatorship
49. Number 238 Location Diso: Name: Diso’s History
50. Number 239 Location Diso: Name: Diso Delines
51. Number 240 Location Riedquat: Name: History of Waterloo
52. Number 241 Location Riedquat: Name: Chaos in Riedquat
53. Number 242 Location Leesti: Name: Leesti’s History
54. Number 253 Location Eor Aug EW-W F1-228 System: Name: Degenerate Trio
55. Number 262 Location 17 Cygni: Name: Hell World
56. Number: 272 Location: Amenili Name: Amenili Visitor Beacon
57. Number: 297 Location: CD-33 8748 Name: CD-33 8748 Visitor Beacon
58. Number: 298 Location: CD-39 4830 Name: CD-39 4830 Visitor Beacon
59. Number: 314 Location: Djuhti Name: Djuhti Visitor Beacon
60. Number: 316 Location: Colonia Name: Jacues Visitor Beacon
61. Number: 454 Location: Exioce System Name: Exioce Visitor Beacon
62. Number: 327 Location: HR 7925 Name: Gliese 3002 Visitor Beacon
63. Number: 363 Location: HIP 77562 Name: HIP 77562 Visitor Beacon
64. Number: 365 Location: HIP 88617 Name: HIP 88617 Visitor Beacon
65. Number: 373 Location: HR 7925 Name: HR 7925 Visitor Beacon
66. Number: 429 Location: Mokusa Name: Mokusa Visitor Beacon
67. Number: 454 Location: Procyon System Name: Procyon Visitor Beacon
68. Number: 537 Location: Alpha Centauri Name: For the Mug!
69. PERMIT Number: 547 Location: Beta Hydri Name: Beta Hydri 7C Gas Vents
70. Number: 564 Location: 61 Cygni Name: 61 Cygni A 1 Rock Fumarole
71. Number: 580 Location: Exioce Name: Boston’s Wreck Gas Vents
72. Number: 581 Location: Exioce Name: Boston’s Wreck Lava Spouts
73. Number: 583 Location: Exioce Name: Exioce 4 A A Rock Fumarole
74. Number: 590 Location: Juipedun Name: Juipedun 4 A 1 Rock Fumarole
75. Number: 594 Location: Vamm Name: Vamm B 3 A Ice Geysers
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