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Helion Transits

Overview


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).

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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


Actions


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.

Properties


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.

 Last updated Sat, Mar 25 2017 5:47am

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