This guide describes how to sign up for an event using Occult Watcher. Our 5 December 2015 (UT) event involving Bienor will be used as an example.
Click on the small upward arrow on the lower right corner of the task bar to show hidden icons. Select the Occult Watcher icon in the taskbar to open the program.
If there is a message at the bottom of the OW window (possibly highlighted in black) indicating that there is a newer version of OW, click on this message to upgrade to this newer version.
After you have confirmed that you are using the newest version of OW, select Configuration from the top menu bar. A window labeled Configuration should appear. In this window, select the Prediction feeds tab to get to the display shown below. Scroll down to RIO TNO Events (Global) and confirm that this feed is checked.
Next, select the Event filters tab and check the settings to match the screen shown below:
Selecting OK to leave the Configuration window and return to the main OccultWatcher window.
Make sure that you are connected to the internet and then select Synchronise now from the top menu bar. This will use the internet to retrieve event data from all of the selected prediction feeds. After OccultWatcher has completed this synchronisation, you should be able to use the scroll bar to scroll down to RIO TNO Events. Select the event titled Bienor to see details on this event at the bottom of the page as shown below:
At the bottom of the info pane, click the Show online map with stations link. This will bring up a window showing a map for the event. Select Enter station info button at bottom right of screen. This will add boxes at the bottom of the window that will allow you to enter site information:
Notice the telescope icon representing your station; it is slightly larger and darker than the other icons. At the bottom right corner of the window, click the Enter station info button to sign up your station for the event. You should label your site name using the format RECON Location (in the example below, we have listed “RECON San Luis Obispo”). Make sure that you’ve also selected the Video method and GPS timing.
Click Submit as your location to finish signing up. If you need to edit your station info after registering, simply reopen the map and click your telescope icon to show options to edit or delete your station.