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

Woodchuk Apr 2, 2012

On 01/04/2012 4:27 PM, Martin F wrote:
> 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?
Comet files can be downloaded from:

The asteroids are another matter. I use the "MCPORB.dat" file in my Guide program
but it is a large file 28 megs I believe from:

Maybe Clay Sherrod's idea is best.
> Also, I am wrestling with how to have nothing below the horizon display on both Guide8 programs on both laptops.
I don't believe you can turn off the below horizon objects, I find the best thing
to do is to turn on "show ground" in the "background " menu. In the color box make
the ground appear a dark reddish brown color to obscure the objects.
> I had a GUIDE 8 user Manual a long time ago, and now is lost. Is there anywhere I can get a copy?
Go to

find file named "Manual". That is a copy of it.

Hope this helps.

Larry Wood