► Upgraded sharing links with Universal Links. Now tapping a sharing link will open the app directly.
► Other sharing related bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Excellent app for astronomy
Living in a city with moderate light pollution limits observing and astrophotography. Driving to a dark site is great - when the skies are clear and calm when you get there. And that’s the problem - how can weather through the evening be predicted accurately?
I regularly use five apps to help predict the likelihood of a calm, clear night for astronomy. It is great when a majority give similar predictions, but often this does not happen.
Over time, Astrospheric has become my “go to” app. I love the hourly cloud cover predictions and frequent updates. The core of what an observer or astrophotographer needs to make the decision to go or stay is clearly presented and most often correct. Many thanks to the developers!
Good big picture app, but don’t like some things about it.
This is a pretty good app that gives you the big picture for planning astronomical viewing, however I do not like one aspect of it. The app opens with a location that is automatically selected near your current location, but it is off enough that you need to change it to your location by using a map or the forecasts might not be accurate. It does not remember your location when you start the app again and you must again manually select the correct location from a map. It then will tell you that you can save the location, but only if you provide them with your email address which is their way of compelling one to do that and enable the “favorites” to be available. I think that we should not have to provide our email address to set the home location and sort of sounds like blackmail to me.
Developer Response ,
"Favorite" locations automatically sync to any device or browser you access Astrospheric from. Using an email seemed simpler than making folks create a user name and password (which would have also required email verification). Also, don't forget to turn on GPS location for higher accuracy, if you don't then the app will fallback to a simple IP lookup which can be less accurate. Anyways, feel free to use a junk email address and make sure to check out the privacy statement for what and how collected data is used. Thanks for the feedback, feel free to reach out using the in-app feedback if you want to discuss possible bugs!
Must have app
I use this daily and sometimes multiple times a day. It combines several key points of information to make planning when I can observe so easy. I find small windows of viewing opportunity that I otherwise might have missed. It really is a big help and I recommend it as often as I can!
- Daniel Fiordalis
- 17.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Daniel Fiordalis
- In-App Purchases
- Astrospheric Subscription $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.