Re: [Unsure] [guide-user] PANSTARRS (C/2011 L4)

tomdemary Mar 14, 2013

I think found the problem. The file "ast_com.dat" had a single number in it: -1. I changed that to 0 (for zero enties as in the usrcomet.txt file), and the PanSTARRS comet entry has disappeared from the asteroid list.

Tom

--- In guide-user@yahoogroups.com, "tomdemary" <demary@...> wrote:
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> I'll add that, using the go to asteriod dialog box, "C/2011 L4" is a valid entry and Guide goes to the comet!
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> Behavior is the same in Quick Info whether I have enabled my [modified] MPCORB file or the built-in asteroid file.
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> (Guide 9 (Feb 26) and Windows 7 (64 bit).
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> Tom
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> --- In guide-user@yahoogroups.com, "alensondivo" <alensondivo@> wrote:
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> > Hello Bill,
> >
> > I tried to download the updated comet data but now just quite many windows popped up displaying download OK and one window saying "The requested procedure is invalid".
> >
> > I am using this Version:
> >
> > You are currently running the 26 Feb 2013 version.
> >
> > In editing Comet/Asteroid Data" it shows just (new asteroid) and (new
> > comet).
> >
> > I have turned Asteroids on. Panstarrs is listen now under comets and asteroids identically.
> >
> > Thomas
> >
> >
> > --- In guide-user@yahoogroups.com, Bill Gray <pluto@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi Thomas,
> > >
> > > Um. This is very weird. Just to confirm: C/2011 L4 is being
> > > listed as an _asteroid_? Are the designations shown identical?
> > >
> > > I'd recommend going to Extras... Asteroid/Comet Options, then
> > > on "Add MPC Comets/Asteroids", then on "click to download updated
> > > comet data."
> > >
> > > I'd also check Help... About Guide and confirm that the version
> > > date really is from 2013 (i.e., that the update was successful).
> > > Prior to that, some peculiar things could happen due to Guide
> > > attempting to mix and match MPC databases. But with any version
> > > from this year, there should be no issue.
> > >
> > > Also: in the Asteroid/Comet Options dialog, click on "Edit
> > > Comet/Asteroid Data". It should show only (new asteroid) and (new
> > > comet).
> > >
> > > You mention that only the comet version appears. In "data shown",
> > > do you have asteroids turned On?
> > >
> > > -- Bill
> > >
> >
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