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Time By Synodic Degrees

Overview


Time by Synodic Degrees is a tool that enables you to apply the Synodic Degrees of two planets onto your charts. The Synodic period is the temporal interval that it takes for an object to reappear at the same point in relation to two other objects (linear nodes), i.e. The Moon relative to the Sun as observed from the Earth returns to the same illumination phase.



To apply the Time by Synodic Degrees tool to your chart, select the Tools menu located at the top of the Optuma screen.

From the Astro tools, select Time by Synodic Degrees.

Left-click on the bar you want to begin the time count from and the Time by Synodic Degrees lines will display from that point.

Actions & Properties


Actions


Add New Level: Click this action to add an additional degree interval to the Time by Synodic Degrees count.

Add to Toolbar: Click this action to add the selected custom Time by Synodic Degrees to your custom toolbar.

Apply Settings to All: When multiple Time by Synodic Degrees 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 Time by Synodic Degrees 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 Time by Synodic Degrees, which can then be pasted onto a different chart window.

Move to Back: If the lines of the tool are displaying in front of other tools or indicators clicking this action will move the lines view to the background.

Move to Front: If the lines of the tool are displaying behind other tools or indicators on the chart, clicking this action will bring the lines to the forefront.

Restore Default Settings: Click this action if you have adjusted the default settings of the Time by Synodic Degrees, and wish to return to the standard properties originally installed with Optuma.

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

Set Time Alert: Sets a time alert for the selected line. For more information on Time Alerts, click here.

Delete: Delete the Time by Synodic Degrees tool from the chart.

Properties


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

Degree Steps: Click on this option to display the different Time by Synodic Degrees levels. To add a new level to the chart, left-click on the blue + button and enter the values as needed.
  • Visible – To hide a level, deselect the check box with the green tick.
  • Name – Allows you to set a name for the degree level.
  • Value – Sets the degree value. To change the value amount, click in the field and enter the new value.
  • Line Style – Sets the line type, thickness, colour and transparency of the Time By Planetary Degrees lines.

Planet 1: Selects the 1st planet and/or planetary body that is to be used in the Time by Synodic Degrees.

Start Date: Sets the starting date for the Time by Synodic Degrees.

Planet 2: Selects the 2nd planet and/or planetary body that is to be used in the Time by Synodic Degrees.

Geo / Helio / Sidereal: This setting allows you to change the Time by Synodic Degrees setting between GeoCentric, HelioCentric, and Sidereal.

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

Coordinate Type: Select between Ecliptic (Longitude & Latitude) or Equatorial (Right Ascension & Declination).

Repeat Style: Select between repeating Every Step, All Exact Steps, or First Step.

Direction: Selects which direction will be displayed, either Forward, Reverse or Both.

Base Line Style: Expands to display the line properties for the Base 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 Time by Synodic Degrees. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the thickness of the line.
  • Line Colour: Allows you to adjust the colour of the Time by Synodic Degrees.

Line Over All Views: Check this box to ensure that the Time by Synodic Degrees 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.

Show Labels: Expands to display the line properties for the Time by Synodic Degrees. The following properties can be adjusted:
  • Show Date: When selected the date for each Time by Synodic Degrees Interval will be displayed.
  • Date Display: Allows you to choose between displaying Date Only, or Date and Time.
  • Show Symbol: When selected the symbol for each Time by Synodic Degrees Interval will be displayed.
  • Symbol Size: When Show Symbol is active, this property allows you to adjust the size of the Astro symbol. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the size of the symbol.
  • Show Values: When selected the value for each Time by Synodic Degrees Interval will be displayed.
  • Label Size: Allows you to adjust the size of the Time by Synodic Degrees Intervals labels. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the thickness of the line.
  • Label Colour: Allows you to adjust the colour of the Time by Synodic Degrees Intervals labels.

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 Wed, Dec 21 2016 2:10am

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