I implemented the change to the stc file parser recommended by chaos_syndrome in this thread:

http://shatters.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11828&start=0

Prior to this change, the OrbitBarycenter property of stars had to use a name. Now, you can use either a catalog number or a name. Fridger, this will be of interest to you because it's now possible to create versions of the binary stc files that maintain original star names.

--Chris