Re: [guide-user] 2012 LZ1 mag errros

tom Jun 21, 2012


what you suggested worked. The only issue I found was that GUIDE does not want the semicolon at the end of the path statement.



----- Original Message -----
From: Denis
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 7:48 PM
Subject: Re: [guide-user] 2012 LZ1 mag errros


Try this approach,

delete any reference s to a2_path in guide.dat

use the keys alt-j
and enter the line you used previously.

shut guide off and restart

if you look in guide.dat you should see the references.


the "dlg_3025=" is the last entry using the "alt-j" dialog entry.

Notice the A2 line ends with ";" - also the separation between mag and
file location is also a ";"

Do not forget to shut guide off and restart after these entries.
As for asteroids as above, make sure the "use MPCORB" is checked under
the "asteroid/comet options" and set or not the "show all asteroids".

Hope it solve your problem.


On 19/06/2012 9:37 AM, tom wrote:
> Larry,
> you bring up an interesting point. I have had no luck using guide.dat for placing files in various directories. For example, my GUIDE9 directory is in D:\program files\guide9...I put USNO SA2.0 files into d:\program files\guide9\sa2 directory. I then placed sa2_path=d:\program files\guide9\sa2 into guide.dat but guide does not see these sa2 files.
> I just created a d:\asteroids directory and moved mpcorb.dat there. I added mpcorb_path=d:\asteroids\mpcorb.dat but guide does not see this file either. I have tried capitals, lower case, etc. after someone suggested I try that. I also moved evrything including GUIDE9 to the C drive but that did not solve it either. Any idea where I may be messing up?
> Tom
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Woodchuk
> To:
> Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 4:30 AM
> Subject: Re: [guide-user] 2012 LZ1 mag errros
> Tom
> Alt-J shortcut has many uses initiated by placing a command line in the (Guide.dat)
> file that directs Guide to do your command. But in this instance it is telling
> Guide to select& read a file on my computer that is one of a list of many files,
> and can be in any location on that computer. i.e- I download the three files
> (MPCORB.dat, NEA.dat, and Daily.dat) to the directory C:\Asteroid. This saves
> having to dig into the Guide directory. Then I use the Alt-J command to pick the
> file I want--i.e.
> "MPCORB_PATH=C:\asteroid\" (name of file and extension)
> After using Alt-J to do a selection the Guide program must be closed so the
> Guide.dat file can be re-read thus selecting the new command on start-up.
> Also, to clear the Alt-J command you you have to call up the command and delete
> everything in the Command line *after* the = sign. This would allow you to have a
> file read that is right in the Guide directory.
> Larry Wood
> On 18/06/2012 10:43 AM, tom wrote:
> > Alt-J is not documented in the latest rev 9.0 manual....comes up "number of test flag...". What does this function do?
> >
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