Hello fellow astronomers,
I’ve completed a set of updates to Astrospheric and it’s worth calling a few of them out.
I’m happy to announce that the cloud forecast has been upgraded with a new
system called “Cloud Sense”. Now when you get a forecast from
Astrospheric, the server will look at the local cloud variability nearby and how
it changes over time to create more holistic 48 hour cloud forecast. The
system is built to mimic what pros look for when they are looking at clouds
on the map, with the ultimate goal being an improved forecast. For more
information, check out my
post on Cloudy Nights
App settings have moved! You’ll find app settings located under the
Astrospheric logo in the top left of the app (or website). This will
keep the UI clean as I add more settings over time. I’ve also moved the
help link and contact form to this new menu as well.
12 hour clock now available. Speaking of new settings, you can now switch
Astrospheric to display times based on a 12 hour clock. Wherever possible
I’ve tried to include “am” and “pm” with the time, but in tight spots like
the forecast hours, I’ve denoted PM with bold numbers.
The moon details now contains a line item for Moon age. This shows
the amount of days since the last new moon and is helpful for those
who plan observations around this number.
Too many bug fixes to list here. If you spot a new one, or have some other change
you’d like to see in the app, please use the feedback form (located in the settings menu)
to get in touch with me. I don’t always respond to each question/comment, but I
do read through each and track the issue or request.
That's it for now, thanks for reading!