Re: [guide-user] Running Charon on Windows 7

P. Clay Sherrod Feb 26, 2016

I have attempted to use dosbox, but have major issues at random.  How are you exiting the Charon program when finished measuring?  It stalls our computers to get out of the program.
Also, some of the computers do not want to show a full screen Charon, making it impossible to use.
Please share some of your tips.  I am running out of Windows XP machines....and I still fully agree that Charon is the best in the business.
We have dosbox on two W-7 Pro machines and it is working, but having issues.
Dr. Clay
Arkansas Sky Observatories
ASO Petit Jean Mountain /MPC H41
ASO Petit Jean Mountain South /MPC H45
ASO West Conway /MPC H43
.......serving astronomy since 1971
----- Original Message -----
From: mgedawson@... [guide-user]
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2016 5:24 AM
Subject: [guide-user] Running Charon on Windows 7

Charon is definitely not obsolete. I still use it all the time after 26 years. Like paper books there are somethings it just does better than more modern packages. For example it can match fields even when you are way off target. Anyway I was gutted to find out that Widows no longer supports DOS until I installed the DosBox dos emulator. All I did was copy dos4gw from the CD to the guide directory, then drag and drop the Charon icon onto the DosBox icon. Works great, I'm so happy! I'll bet everyone else  knew about this months ago.......


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