Re: [guide-user] Transfering Quasar database to hard drive

P. Clay Sherrod Apr 27, 2014

Glad you got it working, Pete.
Yep, the MPECsort program is the cat's meow and such a snap to use and customize to every observer's location and observing windows, limiting magnitudes, types of objects, etc....even comets.
The Minor Planet Center updates a special database every morning at the same time the Daily Orbital Update is issued that will automatically update all of the new objects and changes in orbital parameters on a daily basis.
No fuss, not hassle, just instant information....and its FREE!

Dr. P. Clay Sherrod
Arkansas Sky Observatories
MPC H45 - Petit Jean Mountain South
MPC H41 - Petit Jean Mountain
MPC H43 - Conway West
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Subject: Re: [guide-user] Transfering Quasar database to hard drive

Copying QUASARS from disk 1 of the Guide 8 CD into the Guide 9 hard drive file did the trick Clay.  A friend has recently imaged QSO 957 and I don't think I'd ever seen gravitational lensing before.  Wanted to try this one out for myself.

I've been using your lovely MPEC sort program for several weeks now and it's really slick how it automatically puts the most current circular objects into Guide as the MPCORB.dat file  Previously I'd simply been downloading NEAm00.txt, renaming it as MPCORB.dat, and thinking that I was using MPC's critical object list.  I'm so close to Boston that it's amazing I can remain so ignorant on this stuff.

Pete Peterson  I15