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    SIMBAD Star Catalog access tool (Re: Any "on line" Star Position Computation)available ?
    From: Antoine Couëtte
    Date: 2011 Jun 28, 22:28 -0700

    RE : http://www.fer3.com/arc/m2.aspx?i=116586&y=201104
    [NavList] Re: Any "on line" Star Position Computation available ?
    From: antoine.m.couette---fr
    Date: 21 Jun 2011 04:19

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    As regards the SIMBAD strange results earlier addressed here, I have received a provisional reply from CDS in Strasbourg. They acknowledge some inaccuracy for their SIMBAD results as a result from their recent shift to the HIPPARCOS 1992.25/2007 database because of a now improper Proper Motion Computation. This is right-on where you had pin-pointed it earlier last week, Paul ! It will nonetheless take some time to correct this situation :-((

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    Hello to all,

    As Paul Hirose just mentioned to me in a private e-mail, it now (Jun 29, 2011) looks like the CDS SIMBAD Star Catalog Access Tool has been corrected and that their results are now computed correctly.

    So, it became corrected just a few days after my conversation with their SIMBAD Software Astronomer last week.

    Best Regards to all,


    Antoine M. "Kermit" Couëtte

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