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Print Ephemeris Window

Hardcopy printouts are controlled by this dialog, which is brought up from the Main Window File:Print Ephemeris... menu item. These printouts are independent of the tracking windows - the system can continue to track in real-time while printing various tables for different epochs and satellites. However, the current Observer is always used.
Printing is done using the current Windows default printer, or sent to a file for later use. To change the printer, use the Windows Print Manager or Control Panels. To create a file (for use with a spreadsheet, for instance), check the box "Print to file" (see below).
Satellite Selection - Choose a satellite for printout. The selections are the same as the in the Satellite Dialog Box. Sun and Moon can also be selected for printing, even though there are no keps available for them - just scroll backward past the first satellite selection.
Print to File will cause the program to ask for a filename each time a printout is initiated. The file will be simple ASCII text format (use Windows NotePad to display or print it). If you choose an existing file, the new information will be appended to the end.
Print Options - Turn on or off various features to be included in the printout. If No Header is chosen, the other options are ignored. Margin allows putting a few spaces at the left of a printout for better appearance.
Satellite Position - Choose one of three position reporting methods (mutually exclusive): azimuth/elevation/doppler shift; x/y/z (km) in inertial celestial coordinate system (fixed with respect to the sky); or x/y/z (km) in geocentric coordinate system (fixed with respect to earth - Greenwich meridian = x axis).
Events - Choose the type of printout.
Every Interval : Print position at startime and every N seconds thereafter, where N is specified in the Resolution box.
Above Horizon : As above, but print only positions that are above the Observer's horizon.
AOS/LOS/TCA : Print the positions at AOS, LOS, and TCA.
Equator Crossing : Print only the positions of the ascending nodes, regardless of visibility.
Apogee/Perigee : Print only the positions at apogee/perigee, regardless of visibility.
Timeline : Print a timeline showing whether or not the satellite is visible in each half-hour interval (minimum one day). Useful for tracking long-range trends.
Mutual Visibility : Print a list of Mutual Visibility Windows between the Observer and the DX locations listed in SPECIAL.QTH, during the selected time frame.

Orbital Model - Select the model to use for the calculation.
Geodetic Model - Same, for Geodetic Model.
Comment - Allows entry of text to describe the printout (reason for printing, assumptions, etc.) to be printed in the table heading (if selected under Print options). Note: typing a "return" will close the whole dialog box. To start a new line in this field, type ctrl-"return" instead.
Time Frame - Select the start time, duration, and resolution interval for the table by typing in the fields provided.
Now - Set the start time to now.
Ref - Set the start time to the satellite's reference epoch.
Print Table - Print one table immediately.
Done - Dismiss the dialog box.

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