At the bottom of the main screen, HSpot provides information about the currently selected target, as well as information about the status of the network and the total amount of time to execute all, or a selection, of the AORs loaded in HSpot (Figure 7.4, “Information at the bottom of the HSpot screen”). The information provided is:
Figure 7.4. The bottom of the main screen shows current target, network and total current AOR timing estimate. If a question mark is showing it indicates that some or all the AORs in the Observations window have not got current time estimates.
Target: The name and type of the currently selected target are shown at the bottom left of the main screen.
Total Duration: The total amount of time, in decimal hours, for the AORs that have time estimates and are currently loaded (or selected as ON; see Section 188.8.131.52, “ Sum Only Checked AORs ”), is shown in this field in the lower right corner. If you click on this field, the format toggles between decimal hours and hours:minutes:seconds.
Proposal: This will show the proposal/program number of your approved observing programme or the name of the AOR file you have read into HSpot from disk.
Disk Icon: If you have entered AORs into HSpot that have not yet been saved to a file, the diskette icon will appear in the bottom bar of the main window. You may save your AORs by clicking this icon, clicking the disk icon in the upper icon bar, or by selecting "Save AORs and Targets" from the file menu.
Net Icon: The "Net Up" or "Net Down" messages and symbols give you the current status of your connection to the servers at the Herschel Science Centre, if you are connected via the Internet. If the network is down, or you are working offline, you can still enter target and AOT information into HSpot, and display images or catalogues you have cached or have locally on disk. You cannot obtain time estimates, background estimates, visibility windows, orientation information, or load new images or catalogues from the server if the network is down.
Total AORs/Active: If you have AORs loaded, on the far right of the bottom bar HSpot reports how many AORs are currently loaded, and how many are active, i.e., the ON flag is checked.