SkySafari 5 | Formats

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    The settings in this section let you control how SkySafari displays dates, times, and celestial coordinates throughout the program.

    Time

    These settings let you choose the format which SkySafari uses to display the time of day.

    12 hour displays the time with an AM or PM.

    24 hour displays the time in "military" format.

    HH:MM displays the time to the nearest minute.

    HH:MM:SS displays the time to the nearest second.

    Date

    These settings let you choose the format which SkySafari uses to display the calendar date.

    Mmm DD, YYYY displays the month abbreviation and day, separated by a comma from the year.

    YYYY, Mmm DD displays the year, separated by a comma from the month abbreviation and day.

    MM/DD/YYYY displays the month, day, and year all separated by slashes.

    DD/MM/YYYY displays the day, month, and year all separated by slashes.

    YYYY/MM/DD displays the year, month, and day all separated by slashes.

    YYYY/DD/MM displays the year, day, and month all separated by slashes.

    Geographic Longitude, Latitude

    These settings let you choose the format which SkySafari uses to display geographic longitude and latitude on the Earth's surface.

    DDD MM SS.S, DD MM SS.S displays geographic longitude and latitude to the nearest tenth of an second.

    DDD MM, DD MM displays geographic longitude and latitude to the nearest minute.

    DDD.DDDDDD, DD.DDDDDD displays geographic longitude and latitude in decimal degrees to the nearest millionth.

    Azimuth, Altitude

    These settings let you choose the format which SkySafari uses to display azimuth and altitude, which describe an object's position in the local horizon coordinate system.

    DDD MM SS.S, DD MM SS.S displays azimuth and altitude to the nearest tenth of an arcsecond.

    DDD MM, DD MM displays azimuth and altitude to the nearest arcminute.

    DDD.DDDDDD, DD.DDDDDD displays azimuth and altitude in decimal degrees to the nearest millionth.

    Right Ascension, Declination

    These settings let you choose the format which SkySafari uses to display right ascension and declination. These coordinates describe an object's position in the equatorial coordinate system.

    HH MM SS.SS, DD MM SS.S displays Right Ascension to the nearest hundredth of a second, and Declination to the nearest tenth of an arcsecond.

    HH MM SS.S, DD MM displays Right Ascension to the nearest tenth of a minute, and Declination to the nearest arcminute.

    HH.HHHHHH, DD.DDDDDD displays Right Ascension in decimal hours to the nearest millionth, and Declination in decimal degrees to the nearest millionth.

    Ecliptic Longitude, Latitude

    These settings let you choose the format which SkySafari uses to display longitude and latitude in the ecliptic coordinate system.

    Please Note: Ecliptic coordinates are only available in SkySafari Plus and Pro.

    DDD MM SS.S, DD MM SS.S displays ecliptic longitude and latitude to the nearest tenth of an arcsecond.

    DDD MM, DD MM displays ecliptic longitude and latitude to the nearest arcminute.

    DDD.DDDDDD, DD.DDDDDD displays ecliptic longitude and latitude in decimal degrees to the nearest millionth.

    Galactic Longitude, Latitude

    These settings let you choose the format which SkySafari uses to display longitude and latitude in the galactic coordinate system.

    Please Note: Galactic coordinates are only available in SkySafari Pro.

    DDD MM SS.S, DD MM SS.S displays galactic longitude and latitude to the nearest tenth of an arcsecond.

    DDD MM, DD MM displays galactic longitude and latitude to the nearest arcminute.

    DDD.DDDDDD, DD.DDDDDD displays galactic longitude and latitude in decimal degrees to the nearest millionth.

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