MANUALS The documentation is located in the DOCS subdirectory of the SOLEX home folder.
An on-line help can be normally obtained at runtime by right-clicking on each command.
UPDATES Minor updates to the software, for bug fixing and small improvements, will appear from time to time on this page.
These will need only the replacement of the executable files in the SOLEX home folder or, possibly, the replacement of the help
files in the HELP subdirectory, NOT a new full installation. Asteroid libraries are also updated once or twice a year.
Download Solex 12.1 Full installation file, updated March 16, 2018
Solex121.exe Update of the executable, rev. 06, updated September 27, 2019.
Enabled to import all known NEOs from a dedicated library. Enabled graphic display of constellation boundaries.
Compared to rev. 05, one extra digit in text display and optional mean (invariable) plane as ephemeris reference.
file should replace the executable file in the Solex home directory.
Needs the library file COSTBND.BIN, which must be put in the BIN subdirectory of the Solex home directory.
A minor issue, only for Windows 10 users:
If you get a disturbing out-of-center image in the starting screen, you might fix it by editing
the file Solex.cfg (CFG\Solex.cfg), changing the value of the Windows10 flag to 1 (if both 0 and -1 don't work).Exorb81.exe Update of the executable, updated November, 30, 2019.
Rev. 05, Adapted to a new format of Astdys rwo files. This file should replace the executable file in the Solex home directory.
ASTEREL2.BIN MIBODIF2.BIN Updated asteroid libraries
541128 asteroids, updated September 27, 2019. Should replace the two files in the subdirectory BIN of the Solex home directory.
NEODYS.BIN New library of all NEOs (20843 objects), updated September 27, 2019. Must be copied to the subdirectory BIN of the Solex home directory.
When running Solex, can be switched on by repeated clicks on the black box next to the option Asteroid Library. Needs the upgraded version of the executable.
COMETS.BIN Updated comet library, updated September 27, 2019. Should replace the file in the subdirectory BIN of the Solex home directory.
Page latest update: November 30, 2019.