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.
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.