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The Constraint Details can be seen by opening the key next to the Visit Status indicator for each visit. The details show the individual constraints that contribute to the total schedulability of your visits. Some contraints are general ones (e.g. Sun, Moon), others are due to specific requirements you placed on the visit (e.g. ORIENT, AFTER visit BY), and the last is due to the location of your target and the amount of orbital visibility you require (as defined in the Orbit Planner). The Constraint Details are useful in determine which constraints are mutually exclusive for unschedulable visits.
Before initiating the Visit Planner, you need to select the visit or visits you want to process. To do this, select the visit(s) in the Hierarchical (Tree) Editor by either clicking the Visits container, the individual Visit containers, or clicking on any exposure in a Visit. Note that if you select the Visits container, all visits will be selected. For visits that are linked (e.g. with an AFTER visit BY, GROUP WITHIN, etc.), selecting any one visit in the linked set will cause all visits in the set to be selected for processing. '
The symbol indicates the status of the visit.
A indicates the visit needs processing (the display is out of date with the information in the proposal).
A indicates the visit is schedulable as defined.
A indicates the visit is not schedulable as defined.
Placing the cursor on the status marker will bring up a tool-tip indicating the status of the visit, the version of the scheduling software that was run, and the observatory operating mode (Phase I or II) that was assumed for processing.
No longer required for 3-gyro operations.
To process the visit(s), hit the Update Display button. If the visit(s) are out of date (and hence in need of processing), this button will be active. If the visit(s) are all current, this button will be inactive (and greyed out). During processing, the results for each visit is displayed as the visit is completed, the Status Line indicates that processing is on-going, and the spinning flower (upper right) is active.
The Status Line indicates whether the display is out of date ('hit Update to begin processing'), the Visit Planner is processing ('computing schedulability for selecting visits'), or the results when processing is complete.
The Roll Range reports tell you which telescope orientations are available on any day in the cycle on which the target is schedulable. This information is available both in tabular and graphical format.
This button sends a copy of the graphical output to the printer. Note that the Constraint Details will appear in the printout only if they are displayed on the screen.
The black bars indicate times when the visit is schedulable. Placing the cursor on the black bar will bring up a tool-tip providing the exact dates the visit is schedulable.
The white space indicates times when the visit is unschedulable. Placing the cursor on the white space will bring up a tool-tip providing the exact dates the visit is unschedulable.
To change the magnification of the Visit Planner display, move the slider. This function is particularly useful if you have short visibility windows.
Click in the display to bring up the ruler. You can then move it to any place in the display and the date will appear in the date box. Note that when zooming, if the ruler is set, the zooming will focus on the set time rather than zoom to the center of the current display.
This box display the date that the ruler is set to. You can type in this box if you want to put the ruler at a specific time, rather than trying to manually tune it.