The scanner and radar are two separate devices used in ES Online. One is designed for finding loot, the other for finding POIs and ships.
The scanner is a device available on most ships that allows the pilot to scan celestial objects for loot.
- Point your ship towards a celestial object.
- Click the "SCAN" button on the lower left portion of the Hud
The Radar is a device designed for scanning a sector at longer ranges. It's best when trying to hunt down POIs or other ships. The result of the radar sweep appears on the Console room of the chat window. The radar is not available on all ships.