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Re: [skymap] Re: mpctocat.exe conversion tool for MPCORB asteroid data

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  • Bo Sandström
    Hi Andrew, Tried the new version. It seems to work OK, got figures that agree fairly simolar (different dates) to my old asteroid.cat made from astorb,dat with
    Message 1 of 4 , Feb 16, 2013
      Hi Andrew,

      Tried the new version. It seems to work OK, got figures that agree
      fairly simolar (different dates) to my old asteroid.cat made from
      astorb,dat with astorb,exe.
      Great that we now can get asteroid files from two internet locations.

      Thanks
      Bo

      ad371@... skrev 2013-02-16 15:46:
      > Hi Bo,
      >
      > Try new version uploaded now. Think it was just the regional text format settings again.
      >
      > Andrew
      >
      > --- In skymap@yahoogroups.com, Bo Sandström <bgsandstrom@...> wrote:
      >> Hi Andrew,
      >>
      >> I have tried mpctocat.exe but cannot make it work. It looks as it works
      >> in the command windows, but the asteroid.cat (82.9 MByte) file doesn't
      >> contain any data.
      >> And the file is much smaller than mpcorb.dat (122.8 Mbyte)
      >>
      >> All lines look like this:
      >>
      >> 1) Ceres 2013 04 18,0 0,0000
      >> 0,000000 0,00000000 0,000000 0,000000 0,000000 99,00 0,00
      >> 2) Pallas 2013 04 18,0 0,0000
      >> 0,000000 0,00000000 0,000000 0,000000 0,000000 99,00 0,00
      >>
      >> with reservation for the e-mail reformatting the lines.
      >>
      >> from: mpcorb.dat (MINOR PLANET CENTER ORBIT DATABASE (MPCORB) File
      >> prepared 2013 Feb. 12 )
      >>
      >> I just put the mpcorb,dat and mpctocat.exe in the same directory and ran
      >> the mpctocat.exe without any command line options.
      >> It took some time to generate the asteroid.cat as the text file says.
      >>
      >> Am I doing something wrong or is there an issue with W7/64?
      >>
      >> I am running W7 64 bits .
      >>
      >> Bo
      >>
      >>
      >> ad371@... skrev 2013-02-11 10:25:
      >>> Hello,
      >>>
      >>> I have uploaded a utility to convert Minor Planet Center .dat/.txt files to SkyMap's .cat format to the Files section, in the 'mpctocat' folder.
      >>>
      >>> There is a readme.txt file in there, and nea.cat ready for use in SkyMap. That includes the 2012 DA14 asteroid passing by close on the 15/16 Feb.
      >>>
      >>> I was having trouble with the mpcorb.exe tool from the SkyMap website, so put this together. Works here on Windows XP SP3. There are a few other command line options for those interested, documented in readme.txt.
      >>>
      >>> Andrew
      >>>
      >>>
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