How to find Comet 252P/Linear

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    By default, Starry Night reads in only 600 comets from the Comets.txt file.  In Preferences ---> Startup ---> this can be changed to a higher number.

    Linear 252P comes in as number 733 in the Comets.txt file.  So, increase your Startup number to 734 and you should be able to see it in the Starry Night universal search:
         LINEAR                        17.5    0.0   0.673656    0.996104    190.9819  343.2902   10.4047  2457462.7834    2457386.5  10.0  252P          MPC 95735
    Note, you must restart the app after changing the startup number to make the changes take effect.

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      Richard Grudzien

      I tried this suggestion and three times it failed, even when I increased the comet data file to 740. Frustrating. Easy to find on Stellarium and that's free!

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      Keiron Smith

      HI Richard, 

      What Starry Night product and version number are you using?

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      Richard Grudzien

      Hi Keiron,

      I am using SNP Plus version 7.5.0.951.
       
      Cheers,
      Richard
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      Keiron Smith

      Linear 252P is now listed as the 744th comet in the database.  So, just to stay on top of this for the foreseeable future please increase the default readout significantly, i.e. 1500.  Or, more if the comet ever fails to display.

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