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Old 23-12-2014, 08:58 PM
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Cool Coming this Dec 2014 - Horizon mask filtering in MODE IDENTIFY/MODE TOUR

Dear Argo Navis owners,

MODE IDENTIFY and MODE TOUR are two of the most powerful
Argo Navis features.

Combined with the 32-bit computing power of Argo Navis, these
features can apply filtering criteria to the entire object
database in real-time.

For example, in MODE IDENTIFY, as one moves the scope around
the sky, Argo Navis can instantaneously display the name of the
object that matches the filtering criteria closest to where the
scope is currently pointing.

Later in December 2014 Wildcard Innovations will be providing
a free license to Argo Navis users to Argo Navis firmware
Version 3.0.0.

Version 3.0.0 brings an additional HORIZON MASK filter to

Once a constellation or WITHIN diameter has been specified,
Argo Navis will now prompt you with a message such as -

where the word 'OFF' might be flashing.

If it is not flashing then you have not specified your
location in SETUP LOCATION.

If it is flashing, by spinning the DIAL you can specify
an angle in the range 0 to 30. This represents an angular
elevation above the computed local horizon. Only objects
that match the other selected criteria that are also at
the specified angular elevation or higher will be
considered in the search.

By leaving the selection to OFF then objects
both above and below the horizon will be considered.

Details on how to download and install Argo Navis Version
3.0.0 will appear on this group later this month.

Best Regards

Gary Kopff
Managing Director
Wildcard Innovations Pty. Ltd.
20 Kilmory Place, Mount Kuring-Gai
NSW. 2080. Australia
Phone +61-2-9457-9049
Fax +61-2-9457-9593
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