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Katsumoto
Caldari
Quam Singulari
Session Changes
Posted - 2011.02.04 17:38:00 - [1]
 

What is the perfect placement for 5 probes when scanning?

Kristan Nvar
Posted - 2011.02.04 18:22:00 - [2]
 

I general put one probe in middle and a probe on each of points overlapping in middle of the middle probe.
Centering anything scanning down in middle of overlap


K'uata Sayus
Posted - 2011.02.04 19:40:00 - [3]
 

I never use 5. Just have the four at each cardinal direction overlap to cover the center. The larger the overlap area, the greater number of sigs will have a single point to focus in on as opposed to a oval ring or large red orb.

If you have a ring or orb, then take your four probes and manipulate their size so that the whole ring/orb is centered in the overlap area. Hit analyze, and you should get a single point to focus on.

Tippia
Caldari
Sunshine and Lollipops
Posted - 2011.02.04 20:42:00 - [4]
 

Depends what you want to do and what you're looking for.

The final result for any one signal only ever uses 4 probes in its calculation anyway, so it won't give you any better hits it will only let you cover a larger area and potentially scan multiple signals at once.

NoNah
Posted - 2011.02.05 06:55:00 - [5]
 

Still not sure on where the probes are strongest though. They're apparently not uniform through out their sphere so how far from the site should I place the probes for optimal strength?

lag kills
Original Sin.
Underworld Excavators
Posted - 2011.02.05 07:43:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: lag kills on 05/02/2011 07:45:42

i use 5, with 1 in the middle of 4 in a + formation, only the one in the middle is usually half, or sometimes a quarter of the range of the outside probes for a little extra strength.

DeMichael Crimson
Minmatar
Republic University
Posted - 2011.02.05 12:19:00 - [7]
 

I use 5 probes set up like how the others have said, 1 probe in the center with the 4 other probes at each arrow point at the same elevation, like a compass. North, South, East and West. I keep all probes at the same scan radius and always place the middle probe on the Signature so as not to lose it.

Every once in a while, the scan radius will get down to 0.25 AU's without 100% signal strength, I'll then deactivate the middle probe and zoom the camera view in and move the 4 outer probes in close to the signature for another scan which usually makes it show at 100%.

Just remember to check both side view and top/bottom view to make sure the probes are lined up with the signature.


 

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