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.
<list-item>Star does not exist in VSX
<list-item>You must supply either the name of a star or RA/Declination
<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.
<star/> STILL NO STAR NAME REPORTED HERE AS IT WAS BEFORE
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.
John Ritzel RIZ
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.
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.