The catalogsSE.pak is dated 26/12/2014 is that correct? I tried previously to make a star but SE kept CTD and all the stars in the catalog plus planets (couldnt do a search even for earth kept getting the message OBJECT NOT FOUND) so i reinstalled SE. I may have saved MyStar.sc in my documents so that i would have the details ready-however as you stated the file may have an earlier time - which it does even if it is by a few hours. I may also have corrupted it in the process so I will delete it and try from scratch. when i make my new star do i replace one from the binary catalog and use the tag barrycenter star or can i name a new object with a name of my choice and put in the coordinates RA DEC lum etc from scratch or does the stars position have to fit in a specific place in 3d space - in other words i coulldnt create a star in the "sky" that should not be there without effecting nearby stars.
Added (11.02.2015, 19:58)
SOLUTION: Deleted old file. Recreated the file and saved as MyStar.sc. Made a link to universe.cfg in the stars section. Started SE again and searched for my new star - alas still nothing appeared despite omitting the NO PLANETS TRUE. I have since found my NEW STAR. In the tutorial at the beginning of this thread it says to config the file in UNIVERSE.CFG as
INSTEAD for SE version 0.9.7.2 type
"catalogs/CatalogsSE.pak/stars/MyStar.sc - which works and bingo found my star "ACRAEPHEUS" and 10 planets