RE: [guide-user] inport the latest GCVS data in Guide 9.0

Roger Pickard Dec 31, 2017

I have a similar problem in that many, but not all, variable stars that I select take me to the wrong place and I have to use the AAVSO tdf instead.  ZZ Cam is the latest candidate which takes me to an area in Taurus but not a star to 17th mag!


Happy New Year to all.

Roger Pickard


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Sent: 31 December 2017 00:20
Subject: Re: [guide-user] inport the latest GCVS data in Guide 9.0



I just updated my gcvs.tdf file and downloaded the latest gcvs_cat.dat file from the CdS.

Searching for variables using the tdf menu button works with the new file, however, when I try to use the "\" hotkey it takes me to a position far away from the correct one for each variable star.  I tried toggling Guide's built-in GCVS data as well as the tdf file, but this did not fix things.  Only when I renamed the gcvs_cat.dat file to gcvs_cat.dat.bak so Guide couldn't use it did the "\" hotkey work correctly again.

Looking further into this, I noticed that the position that Guide takes me to using the "\" hotkey and the new gcvs_cat.dat has the correct R.A. but an incorrect Dec.  So, perhaps Guide's code for the "\" hotkey is using the format of the old gcvs_cat.dat file.