Re: [guide-user] comet 45P -- whats going on ?

Woodchuk Feb 12, 2017

There is a bit of a problem with this procedure - the next time you download the
soft cmt file again the numbers will revert back to the original magnitude.

I instead carefully copy the appropriate line from the "soft02cm.txt" and paste it
into "usrcomet.txt" and change the H and G values and change the name by adding a
letter to distinguish it from the original. You need to add the letter to the end
of the bracketed designation i.e. "P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova (45PB)". You also need
to add one to the number of entries in the file.

Then when the event is over just delete the entry from the "usrcomet.txt" file
using the "edit comet/Asteroid" button in the "Asteroid/Comet option" in the Extra tab.
Bill recommends using this last procedure to enter the orbital elements into the
"usrcomet.txt" file so you have to alter only the name as I did with my method. And
less chance of an error.

Larry Wood



On 2017-02-12 2:59 PM, Denis boucherd@... [guide-user] wrote:
> For P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova magnitude,
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> What you can do is open the "soft02cm.txt" found guide folder and modify the h
> and g mag to 13.5 and 10 or what ever you wish.
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> These are the last 2 entries before the MPC name.
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> Guide calculates the magnitude from these entries.
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> Denis
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> On 12-Feb-17 2:42 PM, Scott s.kranz1@... [guide-user] wrote:
>> Probably because, mathematically, it should be that bright. But comet
>> brightness doesn't always follow mathematics.
>>
>> Scott Kranz
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>> "/I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly
>> cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced./"
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>>
>> -------- Original message --------
>> From: "bobkat19492000@... [guide-user]" <guide- user@yahoogroups.com>
>> Date: 02/12/2017 14:11 (GMT-06:00)
>> To: guide-user@yahoogroups.com
>> Subject: [guide-user] comet 45P -- whats going on ?
>>
>> updated comet info on guide 9.1 comet 45P magnitude is 3.7 why is it wrong
>> and how to fix it ?
>>
>> thanks,
>> bob
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