How to?

  • Miriana

    Miriana - 2012-05-11

    How to read ngc2000.dat?

    Note pad don't work, I read only a bunch of wrong characters!

    Thank for help.

  • Alois Hupf

    Alois Hupf - 2012-05-11

    In contast to the stellarium_user_guide the actual ngc2000.dat is not an ascii
    text file.
    It is a binary file, so you have to use a binary Editor for changing them
    (Notepad++ has
    an add-on for this, if you use Windows, for Linux use hexedit).

  • Miriana

    Miriana - 2012-05-12

    I've downloaded notepad++ but nothing to do, characters are not readable... :(

  • Viper OS Team

    Viper OS Team - 2012-05-12

    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.

  • Viper OS Team

    Viper OS Team - 2012-05-12

    Quick edit: Try NGC2000names.dat, it sould be in ASCII.


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