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 Post subject: MPC Database Update
PostPosted: 14. July 2019, 16:01:18 PM 
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Offenbar wurde die Datei mit den Bahnelemente|n der Kometen für die gängigsten astron. Softwareprogramme seit 6. Juni 2019 nicht mehr von Planet Minor Centre MPC geupdated. Weiß jemand was da los ist und ob der Service weitergeht? Seit Anfang des Jahres ist mir auch aufgefallen, dass die Datei für die Asteroiden, die 2019 in Opposition zur Sonne stehen, ebenfalls nicht geupdatetd wurde.

Heute gabs diesbezüglich eine Mail auf der Yahoo Kometen-Mailingliste
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[comets-ml] Dead Databases from MPC

Does anyone out here have any resource for direct transfer of an UPDATED comet
database for specific planetarium programs (i.e., Guide, etc.) that is current?

I am concerned that the MPC very useful databases of the past are simply not going to
be posted for a long time, if at all; everything seems to be up and running at MPC
except specific databases that should (unless I am seeing this differently than most
computer operational programming). Efforts to obtain a simple time frame and/or
explanation have been virtually brushed over. Believe me, I do understand how
demanding the outage in early June was for MPC and I think that we have all been
patient in awaiting the revival of essential databases.

My concern is that MPC updates of observable comets and confirmed new data for newly
discovered comets is assuming the ill-fated efforts of the ICQ; the agency is a
service organization for all observers and the observers in turn contribute back to
MPC and their affiliates. The comet data is an essential part of that, along with
missing updated daily data for NEOs, etc. for virtually all programmable applications
since June 6.

What are others doing in terms of acquiring and individually loading each and every
comet manually via Horizons, etc.? I do not need any chest thumping about ICQ - I
gave up on that operation a long time ago. What observers need is access to real
data for both comets and asteroids.
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 Post subject: Re: MPC Database Update
PostPosted: 15. July 2019, 06:14:55 AM 
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Wir Kometenfreunde hier hatten das Thema schon und auch auf der comets mailing list wird es diskutiert.

Der beste Ersatz ist die NASA-Seite: https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/?sb_elem
(Auf Comets klicken). Ich warte noch ein, ziwe Wochen, ob sich das MPC wieder rappelt. Dann schriebe ich ein Programm, was die NASA-Daten in das Guide-Format umrechnet.

Es scheint aber so zu sein, dass sich dies in den nächsten Tagen erledigt hat: https://www.minorplanetcenter.net/iau/MPCStatus.html

Ich habe inzwischen "irgendwoher" eine verbesserte Version für Guide. Schreib mich an, wenn ich sie dir schicken soll.

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