Re: [guide-user] Problem with goto for a UCAC2 star

Steve Messner Apr 27, 2018

Hi Ted,
    Sorry this doesn't answer your question but I almost never look for the star. I keep a fairly recent MPCORB file in the Guide root and just look for the asteroid. Set the time of the event and it's always right on the occulted star or extremely close. Hope this helps anyway, Steve M.

On 4/27/2018 2:31 PM, Ted Blank tedblank@... [guide-user] wrote:
Hi, got a problem.  There's an asteroid occultation predicted for star UCAC2 267-18814.

I've tried every combination I can think of to get Guide to go to this object, but it just says 'not a valid object'..

2U267-18814 should be the preferred Guide identifier string, correct?  It does not work for me.

Maybe it's a typo in the prediction and this star really does not exist, but if it does I can't seem to figure out how to enter its identifier in Guide.

Could someone who has success let me know how you did it?


Posted by: Ted Blank <tedblank@...>

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Steve Messner
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