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harkeppler
2010-May-19, 11:35 PM
Anyone here who has experience with that nice program ChView. It allows 3d-projection of nearby stars, but is a little bit outdated.

I have actual information on the stars here, but it seems to be difficult to get the format of the database to convert the data into the ChViewformat.

Any ideas?

slang
2010-May-20, 12:10 AM
On the bottom of this page (http://chview.nova.org/chview/chv4.htm) in the ChView website, two data formats are offered. One is an ASCII format that seems at first glance to be relatively straight forward. The other, a binary format, seems a bit more complex, and resembles (again at first glance) Pascal binary data. I'm not sure if you need a ChView expert or rather someone with solid knowledge of all variables involved, and how to convert them. In finding someone with required skills: which file format are you using, and why is it difficult to get working? How does your source data look?

harkeppler
2010-May-22, 10:37 AM
Yes.

The data and their conversion is not a problem

The problem was a wrong divider (wrong ascii number), so the data format was not correct.

Thanks a lot!