The Helion Transits indicator will plot the times a selected planet(s) are at Aphelion and Perihelion during their orbit. Aphelion is the point on its orbit when a planet is farthest from the Sun/Earth (depending on whether you are using Geocentric, Heliocentric or Sidereal). Perihelion is the point on its orbit when a planet is closest to the Sun/Earth (depending on whether you are using Geocentric, Heliocentric or Sidereal).
To apply the Helion Transits tool to your chart, select the Tools menu located at the top of the Optuma screen.
From the Astro tools, select Helion Transits.
Left-click on the chart area, the Helion Transits tool will display on the chart.
Actions & Properties
Add to Toolbar: Click this action to add the selected custom Helion Transits to your custom toolbar.
Apply Settings to All: When multiple Helion Transits tools have been applied to a chart, page or workbook, this action can be used to apply the settings of the one selected to other instances of the tool. This is a great time saver if an adjustment is made to the tool – such as hiding or adding levels- as this allows all the other Helion Transits tools in the chart, page or entire workbook to be updated instantly.
Copy Tool: Allows you to copy the selected Helion Transits, which can then be pasted onto a different chart window.
Move to Back: If the symbols of the tool are displaying in front of other tools or indicators clicking this action will move the symbols view to the background.
Move to Front: If the symbols of the tool are displaying behind other tools or indicators on the chart, clicking this action will bring the symbols to the forefront.
Restore Default Settings: Click this action if you have adjusted the default settings of the Helion Transits, and wish to return to the standard properties originally installed with Optuma.
Save Settings as Default: If you have adjusted any of the Helion Transits Properties (colour, for example) you can save the adjustments as your new default setting. Each time you apply a new Helion Transits to a chart, the tool will display using the new settings.
Set Time Alert: Sets a time alert for the selected symbol. For more information on Time Alerts, click here.
Delete: Delete the Helion Transits tool from the chart.
Tool Name: Allows you to adjust the name of the tool, as it’s displayed in the Structure Panel.
Planets: Sets which planets will be used for the Helion Transits.
Show Transits: Sets whether Aphelion, Perihelion or both a plotted for the Helion Transits.
Show Lines: When selected a vertical line will be plotted for each Helion Transit position.
Lines Over All Views: When selected the Helion Transit lines will be extended the full length of the chart including any indicators that are displayed in a separate view, e.g. Volume.
Line Style: Expands to display the line properties for the Helion Transit lines. The following properties can be adjusted:
- Line Style - The Line Style property allows you to adjust the type of line displayed. There are 8 options available: Solid, Dots, Dash, Dash Dots, Long Dash, Long Dash Dot, Long Dash Dot Dot, Stippled.
- Line Width - Allows you to adjust the width of the line for the Helion Transits. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the thickness of the line.
- Line Colour - Allows you to adjust the colour of the Helion Transits.
- Transparency - Use this slider bar to adjust the transparency of the Helion Transits. Moving the slider to the left will increase the transparency.
Geo / Helio / Sidereal: This setting allows you to change the Helion Transits setting between GeoCentric, HelioCentric and Sidereal.
GMT Offset: Use this option to adjust the Helion Transits time zone setting for a specific market. Select the required GMT setting and the Helion Transits will automatically update.
Coordinate Type: Select between Ecliptic (Longitude & Latitude) or Equatorial (Right Ascension & Declination).
Position: Use this option to adjust the position of the Helion Transits symbols. The following positions can be selected: High, Low, Top, Bottom or Floating.
Symbol Size: Allows you to adjust the size of the Helion Transits symbols. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the Symbol size.
Symbol Colour: Allows you to adjust the colour of the Helion Transits Symbols colour.
Stack Symbols: When multiple Helion Transit tools are added to a chart, this property allows you to stack them instead of having them appear in front of each other.
Tool Transparency: Use this slider bar to adjust the transparency of the tool. Moving the slider to the left will increase the transparency of the tool.
Visible: Un-tick this checkbox to hide the tool from the chart.