Re: [guide-user] lunar phase window

John Farrell Apr 18, 2012

It was Tables and loading Planet Features solved the problem.  I had left out a few things that didn't interest me to save space and it didn't occur to me that lunar phases might be there.  Thanks

From: Bill J Gray <pluto@...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 7:47 PM
Subject: Re: [guide-user] lunar phase window


Hi John,

Hmmm... do you mean that Tables... Lunar Phases doesn't
list anything? Or that Display... Legend... Lunar Phase
puts an empty box in the legend area? Or something else?

If it's Tables... Lunar Phases that fails, I'd recommend
checking Extras... Install to Hard Drive to see if the
"Planet features (16 MBytes)" option is checked. This should
result in copying over (among other things) the file
'vsop/phases.dat'. Thus, if you installed Guide to the
folder c:/guide9, there should be a file called

If it's _not_ copied over, there are potentially larger
issues going on here; i.e., other files that have mysteriously
not been copied. I've not heard of such a thing, though, so
my guess is that you'll find the "planet features" option isn't

If, on the other hand, it's the Display... Legend...
Lunar Phase option that isn't working, I'd check to make sure
the time you've set isn't for a new moon. Can't think of anything
else that would cause such a thing to happen.

If none of the above fixes the problem, I'd suggest you e-mail
me the file 'startup.mar' from your Guide folder so I can see
what your settings are.

-- Bill

jafarrell2001 wrote:
> I installed Guide onto an SD card in a laptop and installed everything (I thought) to the card. Everything seems to work properly except the lunar phase display, which pops up an empty window.
> If I put the Guide disk into the reader, the phase display works, so it appears that a file or files were not copied to the card. Can you tell me the names of the missing files.
> John
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