Re: [guide-user] Download "Critical List" asteroids/comets to Guide 9
P. Clay Sherrod Jan 28
Windows 10 is the worst platform for real "computing" that has ever been
introduced. It is for gaming and social twits.
I highly recommend that you keep a W-7 Pro machine in your observatory
simply to do astro programs, conversions, and the MPECsort program from
ASO. I use a W-7 computer for all Guide applications to drive the domes
and the telescopes, but for astrometric reductions via Bill's Charon, I still
must use Windows XP - yep, XP - for reductions since anything since XP does not
have nor support DOS applications. You can do DOS emulation via Windows 7
Pro and you can also do a "Virtual XP" on the same platform, but Charon will
hang up the machine after each measurement.
So my observatories are full of backup refurbished Windows XP machines and
several Windows 7 for these reasons.
At some point, I will give up entirely on Microsoft and get a "real"
computer and let the gamers have these toys.
I absolutely love Windows XP and so long as I can use them internally (not
for net connections) I will.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2019 8:58
Subject: [guide-user] Download "Critical
List" asteroids/comets to Guide 9
I love Doc Clay's MPEC Sort routine for the download of critical list
objects. But after upgrading from a Win 7Pro PC to a new Win 10Pro
machine I just can't get it running. How does one download critical list
stuff to Guide 9.1 ver. 10 July 2017?
Current comets download using Guide's |Extras | Add Asteroid/Comets |
click to download updated comet data and add it to Guide | And this is
the only link in the Asteroid/Comets menu that does work.
By going to https://minorplanetcenter.net//iau/MPCORB.html
I'm able to download the full asteroid listing into Guide 9.1 on the
observatory computer. But for planning an observing session some way is
needed to load the critical list onto the new Win 10 Pro machine in the
Any suggestions? & nbsp;