CelestialObject.TailLength Property

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Description

The number of historical position points to save and draw in visualizations deriving from the View command. If the View command is "Global" a new point will be added each time the Spacecraft is stepped. Otherwise a new point will be added each time the View command is called. If you use the ViewWindow the tail length set there will override this tail length.

 

Use caution in setting tail lengths longer than 10,000 - 30,000 points. Tail lengths exceeding this range can cause memory problems due to the large amount of relative position data that must be maintained. The maximum tail length that can be used safely depends on the amount of memory in the system and the number of objects managed by the Mission View. The tail length can be overridden for an individual view using ViewWindow.SetObjectTailLength() method.

 

Timing Precision Mode

This page describes functionality in nanosecond timing precision mode.

 

Attributes

Type:

integer

Access:

read/write

Default Value:

100

Valid Range:

0 ≤ CelestialObject.TailLength ≤ 281474976710656

 

Syntax

myVariable1 = myCelestialObject1.TailLength;

 

myCelestialObject1.TailLength = myVariable1;

 

See also

CelestialObject Object

CelestialObjects Guide