Re: Getting UCAC4 to show up in Guide

pastorgalactico Oct 12 6:52 AM

Hi Bill.
I followed the steps you said and ucac4 not working in my Guide 9.0.
Can you explain step by step how devo acerlo from the 2 dvd ucac4 that I have in my possession.?

Sincerely;

J.Tapioles

Hola Bill.
He seguido los pasos que decias anteriormente y el ucac4 no me funciona en mi Guide 9.0.
┬┐Me puedes explicar paso a paso como devo de hacerlo a partir de los 2 dvd ucac4 que ya tengo en mi poder.?

Atentamente;

J.Tapioles

--- In guide-user@yahoogroups.com, Bill J Gray <pluto@...> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> A few points on this...
>
> To get Guide 8 or 9 to show UCAC4, you definitely need the software
> from http://www.projectpluto.com/new.htm . You should then be able to
> go into Extras... Toggle User Datasets, and select UCAC4, and turn
> it On and adjust labels and the fields of view at which it is shown.
>
> If you don't see UCAC4 in the Toggle User Datasets list, then you're
> probably missing the file 'ucac4.tdf'. Click on it here and save it
> to your Guide folder...
>
> http://www.projectpluto.com/ucac4.tdf
>
> ...and start Guide up again, and it should appear in the list.
>
> Next problem is telling Guide where to find the data. For this,
> you can hit Alt-J and add a line such as
>
> UCAC4_PATH=c:\ucac4
>
> Or you can edit the file 'guide.dat' and add the line that way.
>
> One method you can use for testing: put the UCAC4 DVD in your
> DVD drive, and set
>
> UCAC4_PATH=d:\
>
> (I assume here a drive letter d:; obviously, you may have to change
> that.) Side 1 of the disk has all the data south of declination -14.2;
> side 2 has all the data north of that. I'd suggest that you just zoom
> in to a point at declination -14.2. You should hear the spinning of the
> DVD drive (a good diagnostic that Guide is looking in the right place)
> and about half your screen should be filled with UCAC4 stars.
>
> Note that by default, a screenful of UCAC4 stars won't look all that
> much different from a screenful of UCAC3 stars. If you right-click on
> the UCAC4 star, though, it should say something like "4UC318-081678",
> followed by a 2MASS identifier. (Otherwise, you'll get Guide's UCAC3
> data, with a "3UC" designation.)
>
> Another thing: On the DVDs, the actual data files live in a 'u4b'
> subdirectory, and have names from z001 to z900. If you've set the
> UCAC4_PATH to be, say, c:\ucac4, Guide will check for files in both
> c:\ucac4 and c:\ucac4\u4b.
>
> -- Bill
>