Finder/Binocular Circles Dialog
This dialog allows you to add finder circles or a binocular field of view circle to the map. Select the required instrument name from the list, select the desired line colour and style, then click the OK button to display the resulting circles on the map. Drag the circles to the desired position, and click the mouse button anywhere outside the circles to add them to the map at the selected position, or press Esc to remove the circles from the map.
This section of the dialog allows you to select the colour and thickness of the line which will be used to display the circles on the map. Separate colours can be chosen for the screen and the printer; the dialog shows the currently selected colours. To edit a colour, click the "..." button to the right of the colour sample field.
The Thickness field controls the thickness of the line; the higher the number, the thicker the line. Entering a thickness of zero will draw the thinnest possible line on the device.
Editing the list of instruments
The buttons underneath the list of instruments allow you to add, edit, or delete items from the list.
- To add a new finder or binocular to the list, click the Add... button. The Finder/Binocular Details Dialog will be displayed, allowing you to enter details of the instrument.
- To edit details of an instrument in the list, select the name by clicking it in the list, then click the Edit... button. Once again, the Finder/Binocular Details Dialog will be displayed, allowing you to edit details of the instrument.
- To delete an item from the list, select the name by clicking it in the list, then click the Delete... button. You will be asked to confirm that the item should be deleted, after which it will be removed from the list.
The list of instruments is stored in a file called "Finder.dat" in the Data subdirectory of the SkyMap installation directory. The file is only updated if the dialog is exited with the OK button. If you make changes to the list, then click the Cancel button, the changes will be lost.