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glen4cindy wrote:I've done a search on this and cannot find VY Canis Majoris in my Celestia 1.6.0
I have tried Navigation Goto Object: VY Canis Majoris, HIP 35793 with 1 space and with 2 spaces, and with SAO 173591 and it still does not show up.
I have looked for several other stars in the same way and have had no problems finding others that I have looked for.
Am I doing something incorrectly?
I'd love some help on this.
Have you tried pressing the ENTER key, and then typing in HIP 35793?
This works on my system, but I also have the 2.5 million stars DB which is available from the
Hope that helps, Brain-Dead Bob
ajtribick wrote:Bear in mind that the larger star databases use data from an earlier revision of the Hipparcos catalogue and also incorporate code that generated spurious binary systems out of line-of-sight doubles. Getting rid of these fake binaries, which occasionally placed a nearby star at a distance of thousands of light years, was the main motivation for the upgraded database in Celestia 1.6.0.
john Van Vliet wrote:from here
on the left is
and from that menu go to " stars"
the "c" is here
http://celestiamotherlode.net/catalog/s ... on_id=1114
Gojira2006 wrote: Sometimes if I have trouble finding a star, I shuffle over to Wikipedia to find all the other designations that stars frequently have . . .
t00fri wrote:Gojira2006 wrote: Sometimes if I have trouble finding a star, I shuffle over to Wikipedia to find all the other designations that stars frequently have . . .
Wiki is definitely a suboptimal choice in this regard. Here is the (professional) link that you actually want to question for finding alternative names for any deep sky object:
Just enter the object in question into the "by identifier" tab.
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