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Latitude Transits


The Latitude Transits tool will plot the times that selected planets are at maximum North and South latitude during their orbit.


To apply the Latitude Transits tool to your chart, select the Tools menu located at the top of the Optuma screen.

From the Astro tools, select Latitude Transits.

Left-click on the chart area, the Latitude Transits tool will display on the chart.

Actions & Properties


Add to Toolbar: Click this action to add the selected custom Latitude Transits to your custom toolbar.

Apply Settings to All: When multiple Latitude 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 Latitude Transits tools in the chart, page or entire workbook to be updated instantly.

Copy Data to Clipboard: Will copy the tool’s values to the clipboard which can then be inserted into a spreadsheet, for example, allowing for further analysis.

Copy Tool: Allows you to copy the selected Latitude 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 Latitude Transits, and wish to return to the standard properties originally installed with Optuma.

Save Settings as Default: If you have adjusted any of the Latitude Transits Properties (colour, for example) you can save the adjustments as your new default setting. Each time you apply a new Latitude 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 Latitude Transits tool from the chart.


Tool Name: Allows you to adjust the name of the tool, as it’s displayed in the Structure Panel.

Planet: Sets which planet will be used for the Latitude Transits.

Show Transits: Allows you to adjust between All, Maximum North Only and Maximum South Only.

Show Lines: Adds a Vertical Line to the tools symbols.

Lines Over All Views: Check this box to ensure the that the Transit lines extend over all tools or indicators that are placed on the chart. For example, the lines will run through the volume indicator if this box is checked.

Line Style: Expands to display the line properties of the Transit Lines. The following properties can be adjusted:
  • Line Style - The Line Style property allows you to adjust the type of Transit Lines 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 Transit lines. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the thickness of the line.
  • Line Colour - Allows you to adjust the colour of the Transit Lines.
  • Transparency - Use this slider bar to adjust the transparency of the Transit Lines. Moving the slider to the left will increase the transparency.

Geo / Helio / Sidereal: This setting allows you to change the Latitude Transits setting between GeoCentric, HelioCentric, and Sidereal.

GMT Offset: Use this option to adjust the Latitude Transits time zone setting for a specific market. Select the required GMT setting and the
Latitude 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 Latitude Transits symbols. The following positions can be selected: High, Low, Top, Bottom or Floating.

Symbol Size: Allows you to adjust the size of the Latitude Transits symbols. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the Symbol size.

Symbol Colour: Allows you to adjust the colour of the Latitude Symbols colour.

Stack Symbols: When multiple Latitude Transit symbols 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.

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