The "Update Comets/Asteroids/Satellites" option is not working properly.

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    Starry Night updates Comet, Asteroid and Satellite data daily.  To download the latest available data, select Update Comets/Asteroids/Satellites from the LiveSky menu.  An internet connection is required for this feature.

    If you receive an error message when trying to download the update, it is likely due to your internet security settings.  Try the following:

    1.  Configure your Internet Security or Firewall software (such as Norton Security) to allow Starry Night to access the Internet.  In the event this does not work, attempt to disable your Internet Security or Firewall software temporarly while the update is being done.

    2.  (Windows only) Disable the Windows XP Firewall.  The Firewall can be accessed in the Control Panel under Security Centre.

    3.  Starry Night does not support Proxy servers.  

    If all else fails, you can still download and install the files manually.  Click on the links below to download the Comets.txt, Asteroids.txt and Satellites.txt files.  Then place these files in the application's Sky Data folder.  

    On Windows: My Computer/Local Disk/Program Files/Starry Night <name> 6/Sky Data

    On the Mac: Ctrl-click on the Starry Night application icon and select Show Package Contents.  Navigate to Contents/Resources/Sky Data .

    Asteroids.txt: http://www.siennasoft.com/updates/data/Asteroids.txt

    Comets.txt: http://www.siennasoft.com/updates/data/Comets.txt

    Satellites.txt: http://www.siennasoft.com/updates/data/Satellites.txt

    Current SkyCalendar (place in Sky Data/Calendars folder, and rename so that the current month and year are in the filename):

    http://www.siennasoft.com/updates/data/calendar/current.php

     

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      Pratyush Kumar

      my version is 6.4.3 and it says unable to update at this time

       

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      somayeh Hajkhalili

      Hi, I use an proxy.now I start to use your link,but the files could not download,I copied them and pasted in Notepad.bus my Starry Night could not read them,how can I solve it?

      Thanks

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      Keiron Smith

      On Windows make sure to run Starry Night in administrator mode.  Right click and choose Run As Admin.  Updates are often blocked by Windows UAC.

      If you continue to encounter difficulty please submit a ticket for assistance.

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      Jeffrey W. Griffith

      I carefully did all of the above, but had no luck. Putting the new text files in place of the existing ones resulted in the asteroids, comets and satellites ceasing to appear in the night sky display altogether. Now, my Mac is running Sierra, but Starry Nights was installed long before the Sierra upgrade to OS X, so, as you wrote elsewhere on here, it should still be able to run properly. But that appears not to be the case. I was reduced to restoring the last auto-updated text files, but that means that the data files for those items are out of date.

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