Planetary Data Display Options

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Planetary Data Display Options

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The Planetary Data Display options are used to specify the text and symbolic elements associated with various planetary events such as rising, setting, transits, perihelion, aphelion, conjunction, opposition, ... Note that the calculations for all these events are also available for the Moon and the Sun, when applicable.


The manner in which the various planetary events are displayed depends on the frequency of the events.


Daily events (rising, setting and transit) are displayed using planetary tokens, as they are the most likely events to be placed at the same positions of every day in GridTemplates.


Non-daily events (perihelion, aphelion, conjunction, opposition, ...) are usually displayed in a complex format which includes each event in a specific order with specific textual formatting. For this reason the occurrence of these events and their display is done through the use of planetary macro functions.


Most of the settings on this page are the text and/or symbols to use for various planetary bodies and events. Additionally, the following settings are described below:


Use Planetary Options

Planetary tokens or macro functions are rarely used. Therefore, to save space on disk and speed up the loading and saving of scripts, this option is set to false by default. Turn it on if your script will need to use planetary tokens or macro functions.


The font to use to display the various planetary symbols of the current tab.

Size (optional)

The size of font to use to display the various planetary symbols of the current tab. This can be useful if the various planet symbols and events symbols need to be displayed in a font size that is different than the surrounding text, which is based on the font of the original planetary token or macro token.


Finally, note that if you are displaying the times of any of the planetary events, the formatting of the times displayed will use the Sun time formatting options of Sunrise for all planetary rising times, of Sunset for all planetary setting times, and that of solar transit for all other planetary events.

Topic 176625 updated on 12-May-2016.
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