Step 2: Updating target databases (continued)
Updating the fixed object database
If there are new fixed targets of interest to be added to the target database, you may use program addFixedTargets to import them into the database. This process was described in detail in a previous section. Alternatively, you may open file TAO\targets\Fixed.txt with a text editor and type the information about the new targets in the appropriate format. If you use this last method, make sure that you save TAO\targets\Fixed.txt and then close it after making your changes.
Automated ephemeris updates
Script UpdateEph may be used to perform an automated update of the moving
object database by downloading information from the
MPC web site. This will include
Script UpdateEph may be used to perform an automated update of the moving object database by downloading information from the MPC web site. This will include
To run UpdateEph, open a DOS window (Command Prompt), cd to the TAO\targets directory, and type the command
After the script executes you will see a screen message like this:
These log files will contain a detailed record of the update process, including error messages. Both log files will be found in directory TAO\targets.
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