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= Details Screen =
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= Overview =
  
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The Details module presents all of the offline information available for selected object (Figure <span id=fig:details_screen>9</span>).
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An object to show details for could be selected in the [[Object Selection module]], [[Observations Lists module]], [[Star Chart module]] and several other places throughout the DSO Planner user interface. Watch for "Details" context menu items.
  
This module shows information on selected object (Figure [#fig:details_screen 7]).
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The module will automatically search
  
Objects could be selected in [node3.html#dso_selection Object Selection], [node4.html#observation_lists Observations Lists], [node5.html#sky_chart Star Chart] and other places.
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* all databases for objects with the same name;
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* internal databases for the same object even if it's named differently;
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* Steve Gottlieb Notes for extended notes on selected object.
  
The module automatically searches
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If any alternative databases has additional information for the object the "More" button will pop up at the bottom of the module screen. Tap it to show the information found. For each new match found only [[Data formats#Additional_(custom)_object_fields|custom fields]] will be displayed.
  
* other user databases for objects with the same name
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== Useful Hint ==
* internal databases for the same objects named differently
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* Steve Gottlieb Notes for notes on selected object.
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To get this additional information just press '''More''' button that appears after several seconds at the screen bottom. The app shows additional [node15.html#additional_fields (custom fields)] for each match found.
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That is a straightforward way to supplement object data from any existing database with the additional data you want to have available at hands. For example, if you want to supplement the integrated NGCIC database with your own object name (i.e. in your native language) and some colorful images - you could create a standard DSO user database with additional text and images folder path columns and populate it with data using Import functions and USB file transfer. Now, the Details screen for any NGCIC object will show its other name and the gallery of images. See the [[Use cases#Add_additional_information_to_the_integrated_database|corresponding use case]] for more details.  
  
Thus it is easy to supplement object data from some database with additional data. For example, you could create a user database with additional text and image path fields and keep there other designations (text fields) and images (image path fields) for NgcIc objects. When getting information on NgcIc object you would have a chance to see other designations and object images[#foot836 <sup><span class="arabic">8</span></sup>]. Follow the steps:
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For double stars the module provides Information panel with positional angle and separation for each component from Yale Bright Star Catalog, WDS (Washington Double Star Catalog), and the database of Brightest Double Stars. For about 1000 double stars positional angle and separation will be recalculated using known orbital parameters of these double systems.
  
* [node8.html#create_database Create a new user database]<nowiki> called ''myngc'' with a text field called ''myname'' and an image path field called ''photo'' </nowiki>
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= Screen Content =
* [node9.html#view_database_menu_add_object Add a new object to this database]<nowiki>. Set its ''name1'' and ''name2'' fields to ''ngc224''. Set ''myname'' field to ''Andromeda'' and ''photo'' field to NGC224 (M31) image path on SD card. There is no need to set other fields </nowiki>
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* Find NGC224 (M31) in Messier or NgcIc catalog and <span class="textbf">get information</span> on the object
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* Press <span class="textbf">More</span><nowiki> button. At the screen bottom among others you would see ''myngc: ngc224'' object with fields ''myname'' set to ''Andromeda'' and ''photo'' set to some image path. Click on the path to see the image itself </nowiki>
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The module provides Info panel with position angle and separation for each component for double stars from Yale Bright Star Catalog, WDS and database of Brightest Double Stars. For about 1000 double stars position angle and separation are recalculated using known orbital parameters of double systems.
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* '''Other Designations''' &mdash; Object names from database of objects' cross-match names (from other catalogs).
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* '''Double Star Info''' &mdash; Position angle and separation for each component.
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* '''Type''' &mdash; [[Data formats#Object_Types_reference|Object type]].
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* '''Magnitude''' &mdash; Object magnitude.
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* '''Dimension''' &mdash; Object dimension in minutes.
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* '''PA''' &mdash; Object position angle.
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* '''Per EP visibility''' &mdash; An array of object's [[Data formats#Visibility_value_explained|visibility]] ratings for each eyepiece selected.
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* '''Location''' &mdash; Current latitude and longitude of observer location.
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* '''Local time''' &mdash; Device time for which object position is calculated (as set in the [[Star Chart module]]). Android OS timezone will be taken into account for calculations.
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* '''Constellation''' &mdash; Object's constellation.
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* '''Az/Alt''' &mdash; Object azimuth and altitude for the local time.
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* '''Transit''' &mdash; Time of object's transit and its altitude at that moment (maximum altitude).
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* '''Rise''' &mdash; Object's rise time (could be '''n/r''' - never rise or '''n/s''' - never sets).
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* '''Set''' &mdash; Object's set time.
  
Available information:
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= Controls =
  
* <span class="textbf">Other Designations</span>. Object names from database of objects' cross-match names (from other catalogs)
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There are up to 4 conveniently even spaced buttons available at the bottom of the module screen. Depending on the current state some of them might be hidden or have different, context dependent functionality.
* <span class="textbf">Double Star Info</span>. Position angle and separation for each component
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* <span class="textbf">Type</span>. [node15.html#object_types Object type]
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* <span class="textbf">Magnitude</span>. Object magnitude
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* <span class="textbf">Dimension</span>. Object dimension in minutes
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* <span class="textbf">PA</span>. Object position angle
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* <span class="textbf">Per EP visibility</span>. A set of object [node15.html#object_vis visibilities] for different eyepieces
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* <span class="textbf">Location</span>. Current latitude and longitude of observer location
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* <span class="textbf">Local time</span>. Device time for which object position is calculated. It is set in [node5.html#sky_chart_time Star Chart]. Device timezone is taken into account for calculations
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* <span class="textbf">Constellation</span>. Object constellation
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* <span class="textbf">Az/Alt</span>. Object azimuth and altitude at local time
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* <span class="textbf">Transit</span>. Time of object transit and its maximum altitude
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* <span class="textbf">Rise</span>. Object rise time[#foot876 <sup><span class="arabic">9</span></sup>]
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* <span class="textbf">Set</span>. Object set time
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Buttons at the bottom:
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* '''Star Chart/Lock''' &mdash; Switch to the [[Star Chart module]] with the object centered. If Details Screen is called from Star Chart - that button will be replaced with the '''Lock''' button, which allows to set the mode which prevents accidental selection of other objects on the Chart by tapping it. To turn off that mode - return back to Details screen and tap the '''Unlock''' button.
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* '''Image''' &mdash; Show images for both Ngc objects and user database objects containing images. Hidden if no images for the object found.
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* '''Notes''' &mdash; Show all [[Observation Notes|observation notes]] for selected object and allow to take a new observations note.
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* '''Add''' &mdash; Add selected object to the current observation list. The button is hidden if the object is already in the current observation list.
  
* <span class="textbf">Star Chart/Lock</span>. Switch to [node5.html#sky_chart Star Chart]<nowiki> with the object centred. If Details Screen is called from Star Chart button function changes to ''</nowiki><span class="textit">Lock</span><nowiki>''. ''</nowiki><span class="textit">Lock</span><nowiki>'' fixes the object on the Star Chart so that you can not select any other object. Return back to Details screen and press ''</nowiki><span class="textit">Unlock</span><nowiki>'' to unlock it </nowiki>
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The [[Working with telescope#Bluetooth_GoTo|'''GoTo''']] button will appear in the the top right corner when the Bluetooth connection with a telescope is established, and allows to control the telescope (point to the object).
* <span class="textbf">Image</span>. Show images for both Ngc objects and user database objects containing images
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* <span class="textbf">Notes</span>. Show all [node12.html#note_screen observation notes] for selected object
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* <span class="textbf">Add</span>. Add selected object to the current observation list. The button is hidden if the object is already in the current observation list
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[node15.html#bluetooth_go_to <span class="textbf">GoTo</span>] button at the upper right corner appears when bluetooth connection with a telescope is set.
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==== Footnotes ====
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; ... images[node7.html#tex2html15 <sup><span class="arabic">8</span></sup>]
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: Just press on the filename in the photo field
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; ... time[node7.html#tex2html16 <sup><span class="arabic">9</span></sup>]
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: <nowiki>''n/r'' - never rising, ''n/s'' - never setting </nowiki>
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Latest revision as of 18:22, 12 August 2015

Overview

The Details module presents all of the offline information available for selected object (Figure 9).

An object to show details for could be selected in the Object Selection module, Observations Lists module, Star Chart module and several other places throughout the DSO Planner user interface. Watch for "Details" context menu items.

The module will automatically search

  • all databases for objects with the same name;
  • internal databases for the same object even if it's named differently;
  • Steve Gottlieb Notes for extended notes on selected object.

If any alternative databases has additional information for the object the "More" button will pop up at the bottom of the module screen. Tap it to show the information found. For each new match found only custom fields will be displayed.

Useful Hint

That is a straightforward way to supplement object data from any existing database with the additional data you want to have available at hands. For example, if you want to supplement the integrated NGCIC database with your own object name (i.e. in your native language) and some colorful images - you could create a standard DSO user database with additional text and images folder path columns and populate it with data using Import functions and USB file transfer. Now, the Details screen for any NGCIC object will show its other name and the gallery of images. See the corresponding use case for more details.

For double stars the module provides Information panel with positional angle and separation for each component from Yale Bright Star Catalog, WDS (Washington Double Star Catalog), and the database of Brightest Double Stars. For about 1000 double stars positional angle and separation will be recalculated using known orbital parameters of these double systems.

Screen Content

  • Other Designations — Object names from database of objects' cross-match names (from other catalogs).
  • Double Star Info — Position angle and separation for each component.
  • TypeObject type.
  • Magnitude — Object magnitude.
  • Dimension — Object dimension in minutes.
  • PA — Object position angle.
  • Per EP visibility — An array of object's visibility ratings for each eyepiece selected.
  • Location — Current latitude and longitude of observer location.
  • Local time — Device time for which object position is calculated (as set in the Star Chart module). Android OS timezone will be taken into account for calculations.
  • Constellation — Object's constellation.
  • Az/Alt — Object azimuth and altitude for the local time.
  • Transit — Time of object's transit and its altitude at that moment (maximum altitude).
  • Rise — Object's rise time (could be n/r - never rise or n/s - never sets).
  • Set — Object's set time.

Controls

There are up to 4 conveniently even spaced buttons available at the bottom of the module screen. Depending on the current state some of them might be hidden or have different, context dependent functionality.

  • Star Chart/Lock — Switch to the Star Chart module with the object centered. If Details Screen is called from Star Chart - that button will be replaced with the Lock button, which allows to set the mode which prevents accidental selection of other objects on the Chart by tapping it. To turn off that mode - return back to Details screen and tap the Unlock button.
  • Image — Show images for both Ngc objects and user database objects containing images. Hidden if no images for the object found.
  • Notes — Show all observation notes for selected object and allow to take a new observations note.
  • Add — Add selected object to the current observation list. The button is hidden if the object is already in the current observation list.

The GoTo button will appear in the the top right corner when the Bluetooth connection with a telescope is established, and allows to control the telescope (point to the object).