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Declination

Overview


Declination is a tool which plots a selected planet’s movement as it travels above and below the Sun (HelioCentric) / Earth (GeoCentric).

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

From the Astro tools, select Declination.

Left-click on the chart and the Declination tool will display on the chart (in a window below the main chart).

Actions & Properties


Actions


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

Apply Settings to All: When multiple Declination 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 Declination 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 Declination, 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 Declination, and wish to return to the standard properties originally installed with Optuma.

Save Settings as Default: If you have adjusted any of the Declination Properties (colour, for example) you can save the adjustments as your new default setting. Each time you apply a new Declination to a chart, the tool will display using the new settings.

Delete: Delete the Declination tool from the chart.

Properties


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

Planet: Select’s the planet/planetary body that will be used in the Declination calculation.

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

GMT Offset: Use this option to adjust the Declination time zone setting for a specific market. Select the required GMT setting and the
Declination will automatically update.

Declination Line Style: Expands to display the plot properties for the Declination Line. The following properties can be adjusted:
  • Plot Style - The plot can be set to display in the following formats: Line, Dot, Histogram, Step, Shaded, Shaded Step.
  • 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 Declination Line. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the thickness of the line.
  • Line Colour - Allows you to adjust the colour of the Declination Line.

Zero Line Style: Expands to display the plot properties for the Zero Line. 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 Zero Line. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the thickness of the line.
  • Line Colour - Allows you to adjust the colour of the Zero Line.
  • Transparency - Use this slider bar to adjust the transparency of the Zero Line. Moving the slider to the left will increase the transparency.
  • Visible - Un-tick this checkbox to hide the Zero Line from the chart.

Offset: Moves the tool forward or backwards in time. The offset is measured in bars, so a value of 2 will push the tool forward 2 bars and -2 will move the tool back 2 bars.

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.

Show In Price Scale: When selected the current Declination value will be displayed in the Price Scale.

 Last updated Fri, Mar 24 2017 2:54am

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