mgedawson2000 Jun 18, 2012
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "P. Clay Sherrod" <drclay@...> wrote:
> It is very odd that the master creator of Charon would undermine it in such a
> way, but I have heard similar.
> Beyond a doubt, Charon is the best astrometric program out there and far easier
> to use and keep maintained/updated than any other.
> I think the obsolescence issue is that it is DOS based and with the advent of
> Windows Vista, DOS is no longer supported by Bill Gates. Bill (Gray) has
> indicated many times his desire to upgrade to a Windows based application for
> Charon, but as yet I have not seen anything on this.
> Frankly, I keep seven computers on Windows XP Pro simply to run Charon and a
> handful of other astro applications that do not like Windows 7. I have no
> desire to change....either to something besides XP PRO or Charon.
> Dr. Clay
> Arkansas Sky Observatories
> MPC H45 - Petit Jean Mountain South
> MPC H41 - Petit Jean Mountain
> MPC H43 - Conway West
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "mgedawson2000" <mdawson@...>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Monday, June 18, 2012 4:11 AM
> Subject: [guide-user] Charon
> >I noticed that Bill describes Charon as 'nearly obsolete'. Actually, when used
> >as a 'digital finder' none of the newer 'better' programs even come close.
> >Charon can identify a field when one is as far as 5 degrees from the object of
> >ones desire. Bills comment is a bit like calling a toaster obsolete! Incidently
> >Charon (recently installed) won't open.I remember this one but its been a few
> >years......There was some fix (deleting some file. May have been a tdf) anyone
> > Matt
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