Re: [guide-user] Guide crashes when mpcorb.lim is corrupt

Ben Hudgens Jan 31, 2012

My experience is that if you just delete the mpcorb.lim and mpcorb.ast files, Guide will generate new ones when restarted. I use the MPSORTER program to make a much smaller version of MPCORB.DAT, limited to 17th mag. When I swap back and forth between the large and small mpcorb files, I just delete the .lim and .ast files and Guide handles the rest when restarted. That works for me.

----- Original Message -----
From: Bernd Brinkmann
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 8:49 AM
Subject: [guide-user] Guide crashes when mpcorb.lim is corrupt

Hello Bill,

I wanted to update minor planet elements via internet download and something went
wrong. I can't even say which button I clicked but the result was that the file
"mpcorb.lim" was corrupt ( 0 bytes) and I couldn't start Guide 9 (copied in Guide
8 folder). Only after copying mpcorb.lim from a parallel Guide 9 installation,
Guide could be started again.

Do you have any thoughts what happened?

Clear skies

PS: I know the facts are rather small, but I can't remember more details because
I was in a hurry.

Bernd Brinkmann

Sternwarte Herne, MPC code A18
Herne, Germany

e-mail: info@...

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