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|Page||Plate||Class||Object||R.A.||Dec||Start||Obs H.A.||Obs Dec||Stop||Exp||Date||Miscellaneous|
|22||17446||V Sagittarii||19 16||-16.1||18 00||1 16 E||-23.9||19 00||Jul 30-31 1908|
|22||17447||Polaris||1 26||88 8||22 30||22 40||Jul 30-31 1908||x 17447 Regular agreed test no 84 from box 11878 June 08. Image 7 focus 10 exp. 78 beats. 8 12 10 10 12 12 (spoil) shutter did not close. 14 12. x 17447, 17448 The set of exposures were commenced about 22 30 and 22 45 S.T. respectively, and each set extended over about 10m. 17447, 17448 Temp. of exposure = 70°. Both plates developed together in same hay at temp of about 75°. *Polaris is in R.A. 1h 22m not 1h 26m.|
|22||17448||Polaris||1 26||88 8||22 45||22 55||Jul 30-31 1908||x 17448 Regular agreed test no 84 from box 11909 July 08. Image 8 focus 12 exp. 78 beats 10 focus 10 11 focus 12 12 focus 10. x 17447, 17448 The set of exposures were commenced about 22 30 and 22 45 S.T. respectively, and each set extended over about 10m. 17447, 17448 Temp. of exposure = 70°. Both plates developed together in same hay at temp of about 75°. * Polaris is in R.A. 1h 22m not 1h 26m.|
The word "agreed" at the top of each Miscellaneous section of x17447 and 17448 should be changed to "Ayand" (I believe this is the correct word). It is not possible for me to make these corrections due to the length of these Miscellaneous sections, combined with the way this system works (I can only change words in the bottom few lines of each section). Date only gives one day (July 30). Should it be 29-30 or 30-31 and how is one supposed to know? Prefixed "*" and "+" removed for "numeric only" fields. Only prefixed "-" retained. Interface for editing text in a field is terrible. Does not allow insertion of cursor position to edit parts, only allows to replace entire field, requiring retyping all of it even if one just wants to change one single letter. Scratch that. Turns out one has to double click a field to get a decent cursor as one might expect in edit mode. THAT needs to be made a LOT clearer, maybe even with one of those nifty popup floating hints. OR a big red lettered sign somewhere. Seriously. Cursor insertion into multi line field such as these miscellaneous fields only works for the last few lines as mentioned above already. One can use the arrow keys though to scroll left continuously to eventually get to edit the first few lines too if necessary. Terrible way to have to do it though. Not convinced "Ayand" is the word, but no idea what else it might be. The "t"s in "test" don't even have any cross bars. This from people supposedly with an attention to detail? See here for screenshot of cursor moved to first row using arrow keys (mouse click insertion of cursor there not possible in interface) http://i.imgur.com/GVPQwsf.png note also that part of the text field is obscured by the column label. The interface has issues and isn't fully practical/functional. Miscellaneous field contains table data, but the text field just scrunches it all up. Should one insert "----" for blank fields? It's not clear even on zooming, whether the box number is 11878 or 118781. Fairly wild comma if the former. Either way, I can't get to that part of the text in the edit field because it's behind the obscured part (see screenshot above). It says "(spoilt)" not "(spoil)" (the author doesn't like crossing their "t"s for some reason) but I can't get to that part of the text in the edit mode either. This is insane. The interface needs more testing with such large fields and then needs to be fixed for it to be operationally useful.