Re: [guide-user] 2012 LZ1 mag errros

Ben Hudgens Jun 19, 2012

It appears that Bill has a solution to the NEO display problem I was having so I will not comment anymore on that.

I would like to pass along a routine I use that helps speed up display of the thousands of asteroids. I use the utility program "MPCORBSorter.exe" to filter out as an example, only mag 17 and brighter from the large mpcorb.dat file.

I then rename the original file to mpcorb_long.dat and by using the new filtered file, Guide is MUCH quicker to update and display asteroids that are within the limits of my scopes.

I can do a quick rename to the file if I need to use the full mpcorb.dat by changing the filtered file to "mpcorb_short.dat". Just a couple of quick steps in renaming and I have the choice of using the large or smaller file as needed.

And I am also using Clay's quick and easy utility progam for NEOs.

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