[amsat-bb] Nova for Windows question
wb4gcs at wb4gcs.org
Tue Feb 15 16:04:36 PST 2011
In preparation for Echoes of Apollo event this spring, I'm resurrecting
Nova and rotors, etc. Interesting anomaly.
Background: My desktop has Nova version 2.1v
My laptop (which will be used for the event)
has Nova version 2.2b
First issue is why are they different; don't remember -- though all was
When I launched Nova on the laptop, I had no "views" configured.
Which I attributed to a new install following a new hard drive a year or
so ago, but now I'm not so sure -- something may be corrupted. Copied
the views file from desktop to laptop and most was well. HOWEVER, could
not find moon or AO-51. Rebuild data base (IAW help file and FAQ) and
found Echo (AO-51), which I can drag into my current view and track.
Moon shows up on list of celestial objects, but I'm not allowed to drag
it into the tracking list -- get an error message about no keplerian
elements available. (Which is no surprise; I think I recall that Nova
uses a different algorithm for moon and sun.)
Question: What do I have to do to be able to track the moon in Nova
for Windows 2.2b?
Thanks and very 73,
wb4gcs at amsat.org
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