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p1taylor
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HELP WITH UCAC 3 AND 4 new
      #5798076 - 04/14/13 10:42 AM

Hi can any body help so I can use UCAC 3 AND 4, I HAVE CDS but computer dos not recognise them files are in a folder u4b there are z001 to z900 files, do I need a program to open them.

peter


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Re: HELP WITH UCAC 3 AND 4 new [Re: p1taylor]
      #5798109 - 04/14/13 11:16 AM

What is CDS? Do you mean CD's? In which planetarium programme do you want to install these catalogues?

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Cliff Hipsher
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Re: HELP WITH UCAC 3 AND 4 new [Re: p1taylor]
      #5798113 - 04/14/13 11:20 AM

Are you sure the disks are not DVDs? According to the USNO website those catalogs were shipped on DVDs....

http://www.usno.navy.mil/USNO/astrometry/optical-IR-prod/ucac


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p1taylor
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Re: HELP WITH UCAC 3 AND 4 new [Re: Cliff Hipsher]
      #5798186 - 04/14/13 11:59 AM

Yes thy are DVDs sorry for that getting to old for this, MegaStar 5 for a start.

peter


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Re: HELP WITH UCAC 3 AND 4 new [Re: p1taylor]
      #5798314 - 04/14/13 01:33 PM

The DVD's are probably encoded for the wrong region. DVD drives have region settings when they are originally installed and configured to match the region they would be used in. It can be changed but only a limited number of times before you are locked out of anymore changes.

The DVD's(I'm guessing) may be configured to be used in a different region than you are in. The USA is in Region 1. The UK is in Region 2.

Just a thought..


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Gasmansteve
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Re: HELP WITH UCAC 3 AND 4 new [Re: zerro1]
      #5798498 - 04/14/13 02:35 PM

Hi Peter
Sorry can`t help with Megastar but if you give Cartes du Ciel a try all the UCAC4 stuff is on their site and already formatted ready to download and install!.
Steve


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obrazell
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Re: HELP WITH UCAC 3 AND 4 new [Re: Gasmansteve]
      #5803380 - 04/16/13 07:03 PM

Megastar 5 will not read UCAC3 or 4. The can access USNO A2 but little development has happened on this program for almost 8 years.

Owen


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Re: HELP WITH UCAC 3 AND 4 [Re: obrazell]
      #5804269 - 04/17/13 10:24 AM

Yep. Encoding is not a factor with these data disks. Poor old Megastar just can't do it. I keep hoping Will-Bell will decide their property is valuable enough to update, or that Emil will regain interest and buy it back from them. It, along with Deep Space 3D was my most used program all through the 1990s.

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