How to read ngc2000.dat?
Note pad don't work, I read only a bunch of wrong characters!
Thank for help.
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In contast to the stellarium_user_guide the actual ngc2000.dat is not an ascii
It is a binary file, so you have to use a binary Editor for changing them
an add-on for this, if you use Windows, for Linux use hexedit).
I've downloaded notepad++ but nothing to do, characters are not readable... :(
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Notepad++ does have an add-on, but it is old, the best way is to get an actual
HEX editor (I frankly use FrHed daily.)
I'm not sure that's what you want though. If I may make a gess, I think what
you want to do is edit or add new stars to it, the best whay is to take a look
at the NGC catalog website.
Quick edit: Try NGC2000names.dat, it sould be in ASCII.