Re: [guide-user] UCAC4 Won't Display in Guide 9.1 Window 10

Bill Gray Jul 17, 2017

Hi David,

The main issue that leaps out at me is a bit of weirdness
in 'guide.dat'. It says

DLG_3025=UCAC4_PATH=c:\guide9\ucac4

which is fine; it means that's the text you typed in when
you hit Alt-J. But it should _also_ say

UCAC4_PATH=c:\guide9\ucac4

I think if you go in and add that text, all ought to be well.

It suggests to me that for some reason, you did the "right
thing", hit Alt-J, entered the UCAC4_PATH text, Guide recognized
it... but didn't actually finish the job properly. In other words,
I think it's probably a bug. I'll look into it.

-- Bill

On 2017-07-16 15:07, oesper@... [guide-user] wrote:
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> Since IOTA uses the UCAC4 catalogue and not UCAC3 for asteroid occultation predictions, and since VizieR states that UCAC3 has been superseded by UCAC4, I decided to take the plunge and try to coax Guide into using and displaying the UCAC4 catalog instead of UCAC3.
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> After trying carefully to follow all the instructions given in Grant Blair’s thread on UCAC4 on this forum late last year, I am still not able to get UCAC4 to display.
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> I downloaded the UCAC4 catalog from Vizier (~9 Gb) and copied the contents of the entire UCAC4 directory to c:\guide9\ucac4, as shown here:
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> http://skythisweek.info/ucac4dir.png
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> And, here are my settings and screen shots that should be helpful:
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> http://skythisweek.info/startup.mar
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> http://skythisweek.info/guide.dat
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> http://skythisweek.info/datasetstotoggle.png
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> http://skythisweek.info/ucac4options.png
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> Thanks much for any assistance you can provide.
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> David Oesper
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