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ritzelj
XML data downloads

Hello

I hope this is the correct forum to post this question, if not please let me know where it should be directed.

I was using MPO V10.7 (newest) software to download the XML format for the AUID info for comp stars (Batch Reference File).
I was trying to download info for CD Cas however the website report via the XML output that there was no star in the database, which is false.   I then tried Explorer and got the same message.

I had used this before for CW Cas so I tried that star again and got simular results.

https://www.aavso.org/apps/vsp/api/chart/?star=&title=CW%20Cas&fov=13&ma...

<root>
<errors>
<list-item>Star  does not exist in VSX
</list-item>
<list-item>You must supply either the name of a star or RA/Declination
</list-item>
</errors>
<detail>There are errors in the given parameters</detail></root>

When I tried the RA_DEC info instead of the name I got the info but it did not list the star name as it had before.

https://www.aavso.org/apps/vsp/api/chart/?&ra=119.546000&dec=%2B72.76438...

<root>
<comment/>
<star/>  STILL NO STAR NAME REPORTED HERE AS IT WAS BEFORE
<maglimit>16.0</maglimit>
<special/>
<fov>13.0</fov>
<dec>72:45:51.8</dec>
<title>CW Cas</title>
<dss>False</dss>
<chartid>X15559S</chartid>
<image_uri>https://www.aavso.org/apps/vsp/chart/X15559S.png</image_uri>
<ra>07:58:11.04</ra>
<photometry>
<list-item>
<auid>000-BJW-003</auid>

I think something is wrong or has changed here and if it is something I am doing please let me know.  MPO now generates the web address after filling in a form which is shown above.

See attached png for more info, I also attached the old CW Cas.XML file (in text format) which works.

Thank you

John Ritzel RIZ

 

 

wlp
VSP API

Hi John,

I don't know about MPO, but in the VSP API url you gave the star name is missing (giving a title only is not enough): https://www.aavso.org/apps/vsp/api/chart/?star=CW%20Cas&title=CW%20Cas&fov=13&maglimit=16&north=up&east=left&format=xml.

Patrick

ritzelj
VSP API

HI Patrick

Thanks so much!  Your input helped me find that I had not filled in one of the inputs on the first screen in MPO that includes the Star name.

All is working; I was sure it was something I had forotten to do.

Thanks again

John

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