MPCOrb objects not showing on Star Atlas

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Wayne Hawley
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MPCOrb objects not showing on Star Atlas

Post by Wayne Hawley » 11 Apr 2020, 22:48

I've downloaded both the Comet.els and MPCORB.DAT into the same folder, comets show up on Star atlas but not asteroids, I have tried several times and shutdown and rebooted the laptop but am not having any success, suggestions would be most welcome..

Dunmunro
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Re: MPCOrb objects not showing on Star Atlas

Post by Dunmunro » 12 Apr 2020, 04:27

Wayne Hawley wrote:
11 Apr 2020, 22:48
I've downloaded both the Comet.els and MPCORB.DAT into the same folder, comets show up on Star atlas but not asteroids, I have tried several times and shutdown and rebooted the laptop but am not having any success, suggestions would be most welcome..

Try using the 32bit executable and then the 64bit. I had a similar problem and that's how I fixed it.

In Preferences->Star Atlas->Show you have to have the Asteroids and Comets boxes checked. In the Star Atlas you must click on the Minor Planets and Labels buttons. Use the More Objects buttons to increase/decrease the number of visible objects.

Remember that you must save CometEls.txt as CometEls.txt.

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