Re: [guide-user] Again ucac4-Catalog

P. Clay Sherrod Dec 9, 2013

There should be no spaces....I am, however, curious about the parenthesis "( )" that I am seeing....

P. Clay Sherrod
Arkansas Sky Observatories
MPC H45 - Petit Jean Mountain South
MPC H41 - Petit Jean Mountain
MPC H43 - Conway West
----- Original Message -----
From: Arild Moland
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2013 9:53 AM
Subject: Re: [guide-user] Again ucac4-Catalog

Stupid question:

In Denis' point 2) there's space between the folder names of the path and the '/', while there's no space to be found in the path in point 8). I find spaces in the paths mentioned by Klaus as well.

However, I never trust email clients (or Yahoo) to format stuff correctly, so I wonder if these spaces are there for real, and are in fact causing the trouble?

Arild :)

On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 4:23 PM, Denis <boucherd@...> wrote:


the following procedure works best for me.

1. open guide.dat file
2. delete line - UCAC4_PATH = c: \ program files (x86) \ guide9 \ ucac4
3. make sure you have NO empty line(s) after deleting the above.
4. save the guide.dat file
5. run Guide
6. press keys "Alt + j" to open dialog box
7. delete all characters in the box
8. copy line - UCAC4_PATH=c:\Program Files (x86)\guide9\ucac4
9. paste line in the box and press Ok
10 zoom in to a field of 15 arcmin on M-13
11. right click on faint stars until you get a ucac4 type
12. set "auto" to "on" and display "show at" to "0" to "1.5"
13. press "Ok"

Your ucac4 stars should now display whenever your field is smaller than
1.5 degrees.

Whenever I put the above line directly in guide.dat, it did not display
the stars. Using the dialog("Alt+j") always works.

Hope it helps.


On 08/12/2013 9:36 AM, boehme_rpl@... wrote:
> Perhaps there is someone in this forum who can help me:
> It is possible just do not integrate the UCAC4 catalog in GUIDE9 me. I
> have brought here from the guide-user forum to me the relevant
> information about it. For me, the path is in the guide.dat:
> UCAC4_PATH = c: \ program files (x86) \ guide9 \ ucac4
> DLG_3025 = UCAC4_PATH = c: \ program files (x86) \ guide9 \ ucac4
> In UCAC4 directory are:
> id-tyc.bin, index5.bin, indext.bin, z001.bin to z900.bin and the folder u4i
> Already have a wide variety of places tried C: \ ... etc Also under
> Extras>User datasets UCAC4 is activated. In Vista this did not succeed
> and now in Win8 also not.
> For helpful hints I would be very grateful!
> Greetings Klaus