Re: [guide-user] Re: Not an asteroid!

Bill J Gray Jul 17, 2012

Hi Jari,

> But the mystery deepens. If I change to built-in asteroids,
> then I can't do a Go to with provisional designations (Guide
> returns " Not an asteroid").

(Groan) You're right. The provisional designations file is
completely wrong. Actually, you can "find" some provisional
designations. But usually, it gets you the wrong object, which
is worse than getting the 'not an asteroid' message.

Fortunately, the provisional designations are stored redundantly,
in the discovery data file. I'll have to puzzle out a way to get
them out, though.

-- Bill