Re: [guide-user] How to get GSC numbers in GUide 9

Christian Ambros Feb 11, 2014

Hi Bill,

that may be a bit offtopic to this, but could you publish the complete alt+j code list. There may be some advances through which we could optimize our usage of Guide.

I'm looking for a way to look up and select UCAC4 objects which don't belong to other catalogs, for example. If one gets them from SED, Simbad or Vizier I like to have a mask to fill in their numbers like the other objects.
AltJ+12 to toggle the old view is pretty handy!


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On Tuesday, February 4, 2014 8:03 PM, Bill Gray <pluto@...> wrote:
Hi Josch,

The only way to do this is to hit Alt-J and enter 12. This (undocumented)
"switch" toggles Guide to display stars using GSC instead of UCAC-3. That is
to say, it falls back on the star display system used in Guide 8.

In general, this is not a good idea, as UCAC is a much better catalog
in terms of going fainter, more complete, with more accurate positions and
magnitudes. However, when Guide is drawing using GSC, it'll show GSC
numbers when you right-click on a star. I'd expect one would use this method,
identify stars by GSC number, then hit Alt-J again and enter 12 to return
to UCAC display.

-- Bill

On 02/03/2014 05:52 PM, hambsch@... wrote:
> Hi,
> I am using Guide mainly to find stars or variables to position my telescope to.
> In Guide 8 each time you click on a star you got the GSC number in the pop-up info window. In G9 which I recently installed the UCAC3 number pops up instead.
> How can I get also the GSC number displayed in this info window?
> In the SKy 6 I can nnot work with UCAC3 numbering (as far as I know) for telescope positioning. I can switch on GSC numbers in G9 but that is too much of data on screen and actually only the half the number (4 digits) is displayed and not the full 8 digit number needed to identify the GSC star.
> Thanks for your help,
> Josch