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Features

Main Screen Layout

Menus

Initial Setup

Eclipse Preparation

Script File Format

Camera Configuration

Notes

Troubleshooting

Shortcuts and Tips

Credits & Acknowledgments

Menu items are enabled/disabled according to the context. Many features and settings can only be accessed through the numerous contextual menus.

Solar Eclipse Maestro menu:

  • About Solar Eclipse Maestro - Display the application version and other information.
  • Make a Donation… - Allow you to make a PayPal donation for the use of the application and the hard work behing it.
  • Check for Updates… - Look on my Internet website for an updated version of the application.
  • Preferences… - Open the application preferences window.

File menu:

  • Configuration Wizard… - Set the eclipse, observer’s location and photography equipment to generate a basic camera script.
  • New Script (⌘N) - Create a new script.
  • Open Script… (⌘O) - Open a script file so you can modify it.
  • Load Script… (⌘L) - Load a script. When a script is loaded, menu items performing camera actions in the Camera menu are deactivated even if a camera is connected.
  • Load Emergency Script… (⌘K) - Load the emergency script without executing it.
  • Reload Script (⌘R) - Rereads the script file. Use this after you’ve edited the script.
  • Unload Script (⌘U) - Stops execution of a script. Then use Load Script… to resume.
  • Unload Emergency Script (⌘⇪U) - Stops execution of the emergency script if one was active, i.e. being executed, then reload any regular script that was already referenced. When the emergency script is active the menu item is labelled as Stop Emergency Script.
  • Close (⌘W) - Close the frontmost window.

Observer menu:

  • Location… (⌥⌘L) - View or modify latitude, longitude and altitude in the Photographer Location dialog.
  • Update Location from GPS (⌘6) - If a GPS is connected, the observer’s coordinates are updated, then the local circumstances and event times are recalculated, and finally any running script is reloaded to make the event time changes take effect. Enabled only when the GPS is connected and has a position fix.
  • GPS Position Tracking - If a GPS is connected, the position of the moving observer can be tracked and the eclipse circumstances recomputed at a frequency tied to the speed of the mean of transport used (seaship, airplane or spaceship). Enabled only when the GPS is connected and has a position fix.
    The GPS track log file named GPS_Track_Log.txt is created inside the Solar Eclipse Maestro folder located in the current user’s Documents folder.
    • Turned Off - There will be no GPS tracking.
    • Stationary - Track the GPS position every 2 minutes.
    • Shipborne - Track the GPS position every 30 seconds.
    • Airborne (Slow) - Track the GPS position every 5 seconds.
    • Airborne (Fast) - Track the GPS position every 2 seconds.
    • Spaceborne - Track the GPS position every second.
    • Record Position - Continuously save the GPS data to a text file.
  • Locations Timezone Update - Allows you to automatically update the timezone of every observer’s locations (requires an active Internet connection).
  • Eclipse Chasers Database… - Allows you to automatically update your eclipse observations in Bill Kramer’s Eclipse chasers database (requires an active Internet connection).
  • Current Time - The application clock matches the Mac’s clock (except for the optional clock error correction), this is "real time".
  • Simulated Time… (⌥⌘T) - Use this to test your eclipse scripts. It sets the software to an arbitrary date and time without messing up the Mac’s clock.
  • Simulated First Contact - Use this to test your eclipse scripts starting forty seconds before first contact. It sets the software to an arbitrary time without messing up the Mac’s clock.
  • Simulated Second Contact - Use this to test your eclipse scripts starting forty seconds before second contact. It sets the software to an arbitrary time without messing up the Mac’s clock.
  • Simulated Third Contact - Use this to test your eclipse scripts starting forty seconds before third contact. It sets the software to an arbitrary time without messing up the Mac’s clock.
  • Simulated Fourth Contact - Use this to test your eclipse scripts starting forty seconds before fourth contact. It sets the software to an arbitrary time without messing up the Mac’s clock.
  • Simulated Sunrise - Use this to set the time to forty seconds before sunrise on eclipse day. It sets the software to an arbitrary time without messing up the Mac’s clock.
  • Simulated Sunset - Use this to set the time to forty seconds before sunset on eclipse day. It sets the software to an arbitrary time without messing up the Mac’s clock.
  • Adjust Event Times… (⌘7) - View/edit event times for sunrise, sunset, first through fourth contacts, and maximum eclipse in the Event Times Override dialog. When a script is already loaded, it is automatically reloaded to update the script actions. If you wish to automatically override computed times, write down the event times in the script, and then make sure to never select Observer’s Location… or to change Refraction Correction or Lunar Limb Profile Correction as touching any of these will wipe out your override (until you reload the script).
  • Local Circumstances Table… - Opens a window summarizing the local circumstances. Data can easily be copied to an external destination or saved to a text file.
  • Detailed Local Circumstances Table… - Opens a window summarizing the detailed local circumstances at the observer’s location. Data can easily be copied to an external destination or saved to a text file.

Display menu:

  • Eclipse Diagram
    • Show Ecliptic - Display or hide the ecliptic as a yellow dotted line.
    • Show Solar Equator - Display or hide the solar equator as two white tick marks.
    • Show Solar North - Display or hide the solar north as an orange tick mark.
    • Show Celestial North - Display or hide the celestial north as a red tick mark.
    • Show Moon North - Display or hide the lunar north as a green tick mark.
    • Show Solar Limb Darkening - Enable/disable the display of the solar limb darkening.
    • Show Solar Corona During Totality - Enable/disable the display of the solar corona during totality.
    • Show Moon Surface - Display or hide the Moon’s surface.
    • Show Moon Contours - Display or hide the lunar limb profile.
    • Show Baily’s Beads Animation - Display or hide the Baily’s beads animation for total or pearled solar eclipses only.
    • Show Horizon Haze - Display or hide the horizon haze.
    • Atmospheric Rendering
      • Basic - Display only the basic rendering
      • Normal - Display an enhanced rendering showing some effects of the atmospheric refraction and light scattering
      • Best - Not available yet
    • Show Elevation and Azimuth of the Sun - Display or hide the solar elevation and azimuth in degrees
    • Show Horizon Type and Terrain Declivity - Display or hide the type of horizon, visible or apparent, and also the declivity of the local terrain in degrees
    • Show Best Camera Orientation for Streamers - Display or hide the best camera orientation for coronal streamers in orange.
    • Show Parallactic Angle - Display or hide the parallactic angle value at the upper right corner.
  • Eclipse Map
    • Show Color Coded Duration - Display or hide the color coded duration to indicate where to move to increase your eclipse duration.
    • Show Eclipse Duration Info - Display or hide the duration info, either at sea level or observer’s elevation.
    • Sun/Moon Diagram at Maximum Eclipse - Display or hide the maximum eclipse diagram at the mouse-over location.
    • Cursor Tracking - Display or hide the geographic cursor coordinates on the eclipse map.
      • At Sea Level - Display the information at sea level.
      • At Observer Level - Display the information at the observer’s elevation.
      • None - Disable the cursor tracking.
    • Mapping Settings
      • Show Continents Contours - Display or hide the contours of the continents.
      • Show Continents and Countries - Display or hide the contours of the continents and the borders of the countries.
      • Show NASA Blue Marble Earth - Display or hide the NASA Blue Marble image of the Earth’s surface.
      • Show Penumbra Outline - Display only the penumbral outline when the NASA Blue Marble Earth is shown.
      • Show Umbral/Antumbral Path Outline - Display only the umbral or antumbral path outline when the NASA Blue Marble Earth is shown.
      • Show Sea Level Greatest Eclipse Point - Display or hide the greatest eclipse point at sea level.
      • Show Observer Level Eclipse Path - Display or hide the eclipse path and greatest eclipse point at the observer’s elevation.
      • Show Subsolar Point - Display or hide the subsolar point.
      • Show Map Scale - Display or hide the scale on the eclipse map.
    • Animated Solar Terminator - Display or hide the solar terminator animation.
    • Animated Umbral Shadow - Display or hide the umbral/antumbral shadow animation.
    • Update Frequency - How often is the umbral/antumbral shadow animation updated from every 1 second to 10 minutes.
    • Zoom In (⌘+) - Zoom in by a factor of 2.
    • Zoom Out (⌘-) - Zoom out by a factor of 2.
    • Zoom Default (⌘=) - Reset zoom level to the default value.
    • Eclipse Map in Standalone Window - Visualize the eclipse map in a new window that can be moved or resized.
    • Save Observer Orthographic PDF Map… - Lets you create a color high-resolution PDF file containing an orthographic projection map of the eclipse path centered on the observer’s location.
    • Save General Orthographic PDF Map… - Lets you create a color high-resolution PDF file containing an orthographic projection map of the eclipse path centered on the point of greatest eclipse.
    • Save General Stereographic PDF Map… - Lets you create a color high-resolution PDF file containing an stereographic projection map of the eclipse path with the semi-duration contours.
  • Eclipse Compass Rose… - Display the eclipse compass rose in a floating window.
  • Show Major Timers… (⌘⇪T) - Display the major timers in a floating window.
  • Local Time Mode - Used to display the local time using the observer’s location timezone setting.
  • Night Vision Mode (⌘⇪N) - Used to preserve your dark adaptation.
  • Lunar Limb Profile… - Open a window displaying the lunar limb profile during the eclipse.
  • Baily’s Beads Animation… - Open a window displaying an animation of Baily’s beads during the eclipse to help locate their position and shape.
  • Baily’s Beads Close-Up Animation… - Open a window displaying a close-up animation of Baily’s beads at each of the contacts during the eclipse to help locate their position and shape.
  • Baily’s Beads Analysis… - Open a window displaying a graph of the lunar limb profile (LRO) and the Sun which let you study the Baily’s beads at various instants from the current location.
  • Sky Chart… - Open a window displaying the sky chart of the eclipse. No Internet connection required.
  • Eclipse Animation… - Open a dialog displaying the eclipse animation manager used to generate a video showing the eclipse progress from a given location.
  • Solar Observatory… - Open a window displaying the Sun viewed from either the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) or the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO). Internet connection required.
  • Solar and Lunar Elevations Graph… - Open a window displaying the solar and lunar elevations over the course of 24 hours.
  • Meteorology… - Open a window displaying meteorological data with the eclipse path overlaid. 3-day local weather predictions are also available.
  • GFS Weather Predictions… - Open a window displaying world and regional weather predictions up to 96 hours. Internet connection required.
  • Atmospheric Refraction… - Open a window displaying a graph of the corrections applied with the seasonal and latitude dependant atmosphere model used.
  • Eclipse Visibility List from a Location… - Open a window displaying a list of eclipses visible from a given location.
  • Lunar Limb Profiles Comparison… - Open a window displaying a graph of LRO, Kaguya and Watts profiles from the current location.
  • Flash Spectrum Analysis… - To work on a flash spectrum and create the resulting spectra (work in progress).
  • Google Earth File Generator… - Create a kmz Google Earth file of the eclipse path and geometry.
  • GPS File Generator… - Create a gpx GPS file of the eclipse path.
  • Eclipse Path Data… - Opens a window containing the eclipse path data. Data can easily be copied to an external destination or saved to a text file.
  • Gridded Set of Points File Generator… - Create a text file containing a gridded set of points with the local circumstances.
  • Google Map of the Eclipse… - Open an interactive Google Map window of the eclipse. Internet connection required.
  • Eclipse in Google Earth… - Open an interactive Google Earth window of the eclipse. Internet connection required.
  • Eclipse Sky in Google Earth… - Open an interactive Google Earth Planetarium window of the eclipse sky. Internet connection required.

Camera menu:

  • Launch Emergency Script (⌘B) - Start the emergency script execution. Enabled only when the emergency script was already defined.
  • Press Shutter Release (⌘1-⌘4) - Take a photo on the selected camera with the current exposure settings. When a script is loaded, this menu item is deactivated even if a camera is connected.
  • Single Exposure with Settings… (⌥⌘1-⌥⌘4) - Take a photo on the selected camera while letting you choose the exposure settings. When a script is loaded, this menu item is deactivated even if a camera is connected.
  • Live View… (⌃⌘1-⌃⌘4) - Display the live view on the selected camera. When a script is loaded and the general preference setting to allow Live View manual triggering is off, this menu item is deactivated even if a camera is connected.
  • Available Properties… (⌥1-⌥4) - Display the available properties for each connected camera. When a script is loaded, this menu item is deactivated even if a camera is connected.
  • Battery Levels… - Display the battery level of each connected camera.
  • Check Settings… - Display a window into which the settings of each connected camera can be checked.
  • Properties Analysis… (⌥⇪1-⌥⇪4) - Display a detailed report of the camera properties for each connected camera. When a script is loaded, this menu item is deactivated even if a camera is connected.
  • Property events Analysis… (⌥⌘⇪1-⌥⌘⇪4) - Display a detailed report of the camera property events for each connected camera. When a script is loaded, this menu item is deactivated even if a camera is connected.
  • Benchmarks… - Display a window into which the potential of each connected camera can be asserted.
  • Exposure Calculator… - Display in a new window an exposure calculator for eclipse events.
  • Field of View Calculator… - Display in a new window a field of view calculator to visualize the eclipse image scale and maximum exposure without tracking.
  • Sensor Sampling Calculator… - Display in a new window a sensor sampling calculator to visualize the sensor sampling of the camera body and its attached lens.
  • Exposure Sequence Analyzer… - Display in a new window the list of all the exposures with their consecutive time difference.

Setup menu:

  • Hardware Configuration… - Use the Hardware Configuration dialog to tell the application what equipment you are using.
  • SBIG CCD Cameras Configuration… - Use the SBIG CCD Configuration dialog to manage the SBIG CCD cameras connected.
  • Camera References… - Manage the known cameras in the Camera References List dialog.
  • Clock Error Adjustment… - Apply a static correction to the Mac clock to easily cancel out any timing error.
  • Configure Serial GPS Unit… - To set up the parameters of a serial GPS receiver connected through either Bluetooth or a Serial to USB adapter.
  • Use GPS time - If a GPS is connected, constantly update the clock error adjustment based on time readings from the GPS.
  • Use GPS PPS Signal - If a GPS is connected, expect a Pulse-Per-Second signal, and use the rising edge of the pulse to determine the clock error adjustment.
  • GPS Satellite Window… - If a GPS is connected, you can display the satellites being used, their sky position and signal to noise ratio.
  • Atmospheric Refraction Correction - Correct or not for the atmospheric refraction.
  • Apparent Horizon Correction - Take into account or not the apparent horizon correction.
  • Lunar Limb Profile Correction - Enables or not the time correction of the second and third contacts using the lunar limb. The application is able to compute very accurately the lunar limb profile at the observer’s location using Watts data or the more recent JAXA’s Kaguya and NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter lunar missions data. If a lunar limb profile correction data file is present, it is possible to override the application correction.
  • Solar Radius at 1AU - The photospheric solar radius value can be chosen. It is clear that from past solar eclipses observations the photospheric solar radius standard value needs to be increased substantially. 959.63" (IAU 1976) by default.
  • Show Solar Mesosphere with Baily’s Beads - To show the solar mesosphere during the close-up Baily’s beads simulations. This thin layer, just above the photosphere, is often confused with the photosphere which creates the Baily’s beads. Activated by default.
  • Show Events Under Horizon - Display or hide the data of the contact events that happen when the Sun is under the horizon.
  • Lower Refresh Rate for Countdowns - Reduce the CPU load when a script is running. Useful for slower computers or to increase the battery’s autonomy.
  • Show Zenith Angles - Display the Zenith position angle (Z/V) in the local circumstances and detailed local circumstances tables.
  • Choose Solar Eclipse (Total or Annular)
    • Choose one total or annular solar eclipse from a set of up to 80. The Besselian elements are automatically loaded.
    • View or edit the Besselian elements of total and annular solar eclipses using a text editor.
  • Choose Solar Eclipse (Partial Only)
    • Choose one partial solar eclipse from a set of up to 50. The Besselian elements are automatically loaded.
    • View or edit the Besselian elements of partial solar eclipses using a text editor.
  • Choose Historic Solar Eclipse
    • Choose one historic solar eclipse from a set of up to 50. The Besselian elements are automatically loaded.
    • View or edit the Besselian elements of historic solar eclipses using a text editor.
  • Use External Besselian Elements… - Load a text file containing the Besselian elements of only one solar eclipse.
  • Current Besselian Elements… - View the Besselian elements of the current eclipse.

E-Flight menu (only when authorized):

  • Shadow Intercept Manager… - Allow to compute an end-to-end flight plan with a totality run using the E-Flight Intercept Manager dialog. The aircraft can also be guided in real-time for better accuracy.
  • Units Converter… - Use the Units Converter window to convert between various units.

Window menu:

  • Solar Eclipse Maestro Log - Visualize the application’s log from the System Console.
  • User Additional Sounds Folder - Open the folder where the user additional sound files should be located.
  • Domain Additional Sounds Folder - Open the folder where the domain additional sound files should be located.

Help menu:

  • Solar Eclipse Maestro Help - Open the application help.
  • Startup Tips - Open the startup tips window.
  • MMV Project - Display Druckmüller’s Mathematical Method of Visualization of Solar Corona instructions.
  • Generate MMV .cba File - Automated creation of the .cba file for Druckmüller’s Mathematical Method of Visualization of Solar Corona project.
  • International Timezones - Open a PDF file containing all the international timezones.
  • Unlock E-Flight Module… - To be granted access to the E-Flight module in order to plan and execute an eclipse flight.
  • Lock E-Flight Module - To prevent access to the E-Flight module.

Sun/Moon diagram contextual menu:

Used on the Sun/Moon diagram.
  • Show Solar Equator - Enable/disable the display of the solar equator as two white tick marks.
  • Show Celestial North - Enable/disable the display of the celestial north as a red tick mark.
  • Show Moon North - Enable/disable the display of the lunar north as a green tick mark.
  • Show Solar Limb Darkening - Enable/disable the display of the solar limb darkening.
  • Show Solar Corona During Totality - Enable/disable the display of the solar corona during totality.
  • Show Moon Surface - Enable/disable the display of the Moon’s surface.
  • Show Moon Contours - Display or hide the lunar limb profile.
  • Show Baily’s Beads Animation - Display or hide the Baily’s beads animation for total or pearled solar eclipses only.
  • Show Horizon Haze - Display or hide the horizon haze.
  • Atmospheric Rendering
    • Basic - Display only the basic rendering
    • Normal - Display an enhanced rendering showing some effects of the atmospheric refraction and light scattering
    • Best - Not available yet
  • Show Elevation and Azimuth of the Sun - Display or hide the solar elevation and azimuth in degrees
  • Show Horizon Type and Terrain Declivity - Display or hide the type of horizon, visible or apparent, and also the declivity of the local terrain in degrees
  • Show Best Camera Orientation for Streamers - Enable/disable the display of the best camera orientation for coronal streamers in orange

Eclipse map contextual menu:

Used on the eclipse map.
  • Show Color Coded Duration - When activated the color coded duration of the eclipse is shown to indicate where to move to increase your eclipse duration.
  • Eclipse Duration Info - When activated the duration of the eclipse is shown at the mouse-over location.
  • Sun/Moon Diagram at Maximum Eclipse - When activated the maximum eclipse Sun/Moon diagram is shown at the mouse-over location.
  • Cursor Tracking - Display or hide the geographic cursor coordinates on the eclipse map.
  • Mapping Settings
    • Show Continents Contours - Display or hide the contours of the continents.
    • Show Continents and Countries - Display or hide the contours of the continents and the borders of the countries.
    • Show NASA Blue Marble Earth - Display or hide the NASA Blue Marble image of the Earth’s surface.
    • Show Penumbra Outline - Display only the penumbral outline when the NASA Blue Marble Earth is shown.
    • Show Umbral/Antumbral Path Outline - Display only the umbral or antumbral path outline when the NASA Blue Marble Earth is shown.
    • Show Sea Level Greatest Eclipse Point - Display or hide the greatest eclipse point at sea level.
    • Show Observer Level Eclipse Path - Display or hide the eclipse path and greatest eclipse point at the observer’s elevation.
    • Show Subsolar Point - Display or hide the subsolar point.
    • Show Map Scale - Display or hide the scale on the eclipse map.
  • Animated Solar Terminator - Display or hide the solar terminator animation.
  • Animated Umbral Shadow - When activated the umbral/antumbral shadow is animated.
  • Update Frequency - Select the update frequency of the umbral shadow animation from one second to ten minutes.
  • Zoom In - Zoom in on the eclipse (ant-)umbral duration map.
  • Zoom Out - Zoom out on the eclipse (ant-)umbral duration map.
  • Zoom Default - Default zoom on the eclipse (ant-)umbral duration map.
  • Save PDF File… - Lets you create a color high-resolution PDF file containing an orthographic projection map of the eclipse path.

Local circumstances contextual menu:

  • Show Events Under Horizon - Display or hide the data of the contact events that happen when the Sun is under the horizon.
  • Lower Refresh Rate for Countdowns - Reduce the CPU load when a script is running. Useful for slower computers or to increase the battery’s autonomy.
  • Lunar Limb Profile Correction - Enables or not the time correction of the second and third contacts using the lunar limb. The application is able to compute very accurately the lunar limb profile at the observer’s location using Watts data or the more recent JAXA’s Kaguya and NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter lunar missions data. If a lunar limb profile correction data file is present, it is possible to override the application correction.
  • Solar Radius at 1AU - The photospheric solar radius value can be chosen. It is clear that from past solar eclipses observations the photospheric solar radius standard value needs to be increased substantially. 959.63" (IAU 1976) by default.
  • Show Solar Mesosphere with Baily’s Beads - To show the solar mesosphere during the close-up Baily’s beads simulations. This thin layer, just above the photosphere, is often confused with the photosphere which creates the Baily’s beads. Activated by default.

Script actions browser contextual menu:

Used to automatically alter all the exposures from the script actions list in the main window.
  • Display in EV Units - Show the exposures in either EV (Exposure Value) or Q (ISO 1 based) units.
  • Automatic +5EV - Add 5 stops to all the current exposure settings.
  • Automatic +4EV - Add 4 stops to all the current exposure settings.
  • Automatic +3EV - Add 3 stops to all the current exposure settings.
  • Automatic +2⅔EV - Add 2.7 stop to all the current exposure settings.
  • Automatic +2½EV - Add 2.5 stop to all the current exposure settings.
  • Automatic +2⅓EV - Add 2.3 stop to all the current exposure settings.
  • Automatic +2EV - Add 2 stops to all the current exposure settings.
  • Automatic +1⅔EV - Add 1.7 stop to all the current exposure settings.
  • Automatic +1½EV - Add 1.5 stop to all the current exposure settings.
  • Automatic +1⅓EV - Add 1.3 stop to all the current exposure settings.
  • Automatic +1EV - Add 1 stop to all the current exposure settings.
  • Automatic +⅔EV - Add 0.7 stop to all the current exposure settings.
  • Automatic +½EV - Add 0.5 stop to all the current exposure settings.
  • Automatic +⅓EV - Add 0.3 stop to all the current exposure settings.
  • No Exposure Compensation - Reset all the exposure settings to the values in the current script.
  • Automatic -⅓EV - Subtract 0.3 stop to all the current exposure settings.
  • Automatic -½EV - Subtract 0.5 stop to all the current exposure settings.
  • Automatic -⅔EV - Subtract 0.7 stop to all the current exposure settings.
  • Automatic -1EV - Subtract 1 stop to all the current exposure settings.
  • Automatic -1⅓EV - Subtract 1.3 stop to all the current exposure settings.
  • Automatic -1½EV - Subtract 1.5 stop to all the current exposure settings.
  • Automatic -1⅔EV - Subtract 1.7 stop to all the current exposure settings.
  • Automatic -2EV - Subtract 2 stops to all the current exposure settings.
  • Automatic -2⅓EV - Subtract 2.3 stop to all the current exposure settings.
  • Automatic -2½EV - Subtract 2.5 stop to all the current exposure settings.
  • Automatic -2⅔EV - Subtract 2.7 stop to all the current exposure settings.
  • Automatic -3EV - Subtract 3 stops to all the current exposure settings.
  • Automatic -4EV - Subtract 4 stops to all the current exposure settings.
  • Automatic -5EV - Subtract 5 stops to all the current exposure settings.

Lunar limb profile contextual menu:

Used on the lunar limb profile.
  • Height Exaggeration Factor - Select the lunar height exaggeration from ten to one hundred times. Ten times by default.
  • Show Solar Position Outlines - Show or hide the dotted outlines of the position of the Sun at the second and third contacts. Hidden by default.
  • Show Displacement Curves - Show or hide the epicyclic curves used for computing the time offsets at the second and third contacts. Hidden by default.
  • Display Baily’s Beads at - Select the time offset before second contact and after third contact for which you want to visualize the Baily’s beads. Hidden by default.
  • Use for Limb Corrected Contacts - Correct the second and third contact times using the lunar limb profile. On by default.
  • Save PDF File… - Lets you create a color high-resolution PDF file containing the lunar limb profile.

Sky chart contextual menu:

Used on the sky chart.
  • Show Azimuthal Grid - Show or hide the azimuthal grid in white with a selectable spacing. Off by default.
  • Show Equatorial Grid - Show or hide the equatorial grid in gray with a selectable spacing set by default on Fine (every hour). On by default.
  • Show Ecliptic - Show or hide the ecliptic in yellow. Enabled by default.
  • Show Planets Names - Show or hide the names of the planets in yellow. Enabled by default.
  • Show First-Magnitude Stars - Show or hide the first-magnitude stars in white. Enabled by default.
  • Show Stars Names - Show or hide the name of the first-magnitude stars in white. On by default.
  • Show Second-Magnitude Stars Names - Show or hide the name of the second-magnitude stars in white. Disabled by default.
  • Save PDF File… - Lets you create a color high-resolution PDF file containing the sky chart during the eclipse.

Google Maps interactive window contextual menu:

Used on the Google Maps interactive window.
  • Go to Observer Location - Center the view over the current observer’s location.

Google Earth interactive window contextual menu:

Used on the Google Earth interactive window.
  • Show Local Circumstances Tool - Show or hide the local circumstances tool. On by default.
  • Fly to Observer Location - Fly to 10 kilometers over the current observer’s location.
  • Show Grid - Show or hide the grid. Disabled by default.
  • Show Navigation Controls - Show or hide the navigation controls. Enabled by default.
  • Show Scale Legend - Show or hide the scale legend. Enabled by default.
  • Show Status Bar - Show or hide the status bar. Enabled by default.
  • Show Overview Map - Show or hide the overview map. Disabled by default.
  • Show Atmosphere - Show or hide the blue atmosphere that appears around the perimeter of the Earth. On by default.
  • Show Sunlight - Show or hide the sunlight that appears around the perimeter of the Earth. On by default.
  • Show Countries Borders Layer - Show or hide the countries borders. On by default.
  • Show Road Networks Layer - Show or hide the road networks. On by default.