Weather Alerts help you get the most out of Astrospheric by putting its powerful servers to work for you.
When weather meeting your requirements is detected at your favorite locations,
Astrospheric will send you an alert. This way you’ll never miss a night of good weather.
Enable Weather Alerts for your favorite and adjust the settings
A subscription allows Weather Alerts to be enabled for up to 10 of your favorite locations.
A gold bell will appear on favorites which currently have weather alerts enabled.
Once you’ve enabled Weather Alerts for a favorite you’ll get notifications on any iOS or Android device that
you’re currently logged into with the same email address.
Use one of the 3 observing presets to quickly get up and running, then fine tune the weather parameters to your exact needs.
Here are the parameters you’ll be able to define per location. Each one of your favorite locations
can have different parameters set.
Observation Duration - Set how many hours your weather conditions must be met before being alerted
Sun Altitude - What altitude of the sun relative to the horizon is acceptable
Moon illumination - What is the maximum percentage of moon illuminated acceptable
Cloud Cover - What is the maximum percentage of cloud cover acceptable
Transparency - What is the minimum sky transparency acceptable
Seeing - What is the minimum seeing conditions acceptable
Temperature - What is the minimum temperature acceptable
Dew Point - How many degrees below the temperature is acceptable for dew point temperature
Wind Speed - What is the maximum wind speed acceptable
If you find you’re getting too many alerts (or too few), simply open the Weather Alert settings
for the favorite and make the appropriate modifications.
iOS Users: If you did not give Astrospheric permission to show push notifications, you'll need to open the iOS settings app
and manually change the notification settings for Astrospheric.
Once the settings are saved it can take up to 15 minutes for the servers to recompute. Astrospheric
will highlight the hours on your detailed forecast to help see what times are passing your requirements.
Weather Alerts are sent up to 4 times a day after a new weather model is processed, depending on the forecast. At least one of you locations needs to meet your
requirements for a notification to be sent. Adjusting your device's notification quite hours can stop late night notifications from bothering you.
After you get a notification, Astrospheric will show how many of your favorites are meeting your requirements and highlight in blue
the specific favorite locations.
To receive notifications please ensure iOS or Android settings give Astrospheric permission to show
Push Notifications. This can be done in your OS settings app, or by selecting "View Notification Settings"
on your Profile page in Astrospheric.
Please note that this button will not work if you are running an old version of iOS.