Re: [guide-user] How to update comets & asteroid data

P. Clay Sherrod Apr 1, 2012

You can do all this in ONE step by using the Arkansas Sky Observatories'
MPEC Sort program available for download on our homepage:
This is a free application and you may need to install one or two ancillary
programs that might not be on your computer (i.e., Crystal Reports).

This application will take each day's current new listing for NEOs and
comets and download direct into your Guide folder under the files:
"mpcorb.dat" and "neatod.dat" and replace automatically each time you
Autoload the data.

The result is a computerized list that can be displayed or printed of all
NEOs, and they are also loaded into positional form for Guide to locate and
display their locations on screen.

Dr. Clay
Arkansas Sky Observatories
MPC H45 - Petit Jean Mountain South
MPC H41 - Petit Jean Mountain
MPC H43 - Conway West

----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin F" <canley09@...>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, April 01, 2012 5:27 PM
Subject: [guide-user] How to update comets & asteroid data

> Hello, I need some assistance regarding the procedure to update the
> comets and asteroid files.
> I have 2 laptops, 1 is running Mel Bartels Scope.exe under dos and have
> Guide 8 on that laptop(Laptop 1 has no access to internet or CDrom, only
> A: and USB so I guess it will be a matter of copy and paste the updated
> Comets.dat file into the folder)
> Number 2 laptop is also running Guide 8 but operated on Windows XP SP2 so
> there is no issues with internet. So where and how do I find the magic
> button to send me to a website to uptade the Comets and asteroid data?
> Also, I am wrestling with how to have nothing below the horizon display
> on both Guide8 programs on both laptops.
> I had a GUIDE 8 user Manual a long time ago, and now is lost. Is there
> anywhere I can get a copy?
> Martin
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