Astro Panel (Astronomy)

Astro Panel (Astronomy)


Astronomy weather forecast. Forecast data is from 7Timer and includes:

- Cloud cover
- Seeing
- Transparency
- Humidity
- Wind
- Temperature
- Lunar Phase
- Lunar Altitude
- ISS Passes (automatically localised)
- Support for GPS-only devices
- Support for devices with no location services (manual long/lat entry)
- NEW overview graphic

Astro Panel is entirely free. If you would like to support me as a developer, please download my game, Finger Shepherd! (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=shibby.fingershepherd)

This lightweight astronomy app detects your location and uses it to instantly give you a forecast that is highly localized and works worldwide.

***Uses 7Timer's Astro Panel to achieve this (see http://7timer.y234.cn). The forecast grid and key are loaded directly from this website***

Please note I am not affiliated with 7Timer in any way.

Please contact me with any bugs/feedback!

About 7Timer
------------
7Timer!, pronounced as "Tri-Timer", means "bell of clear sky" in Chinese. It is a series of meteorological forecast products. Most of the products base on a numeric weather model from NOAA/NCEP, called GFS, and aim on short-term (up to 16 days) weather forecast service for special purpose, for example, astronomical activities, or meteorological condition assessment. 7Timer! was first introduced in mid 2005 and has been revised for better fitting of public service operation in mid 2008. It's first designed as a weather forecast tool for astronomical purpose, as the author himself is a long-term astronomer and is always annoyed by fluky weather conditions.

Recent changes:
2.14
====
-Fixed bug with Lunar Calendar displaying wrong initial month.
-Added setting to force GPS location

2.13
====
-Fixed crash on xlarge screen devices (oops, sorry!)
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About Astro Panel (Astronomy)
Astronomy weather forecast. Forecast data is from 7Timer and includes:

- Cloud cover
- Seeing
- Transparency
- Humidity
- Wind
- Temperature
- Lunar Phase
- Lunar Altitude
- ISS Passes (automatically localised)
- Support for GPS-only devices
- Support for devices with no location services (manual long/lat entry)
- NEW overview graphic

Astro Panel is entirely free. If you would like to support me as a developer, please download my game, Finger Shepherd! (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=shibby.fingershepherd)

This lightweight astronomy app detects your location and uses it to instantly give you a forecast that is highly localized and works worldwide.

***Uses 7Timer's Astro Panel to achieve this (see http://7timer.y234.cn). The forecast grid and key are loaded directly from this website***

Please note I am not affiliated with 7Timer in any way.

Please contact me with any bugs/feedback!

About 7Timer
------------
7Timer!, pronounced as "Tri-Timer", means "bell of clear sky" in Chinese. It is a series of meteorological forecast products. Most of the products base on a numeric weather model from NOAA/NCEP, called GFS, and aim on short-term (up to 16 days) weather forecast service for special purpose, for example, astronomical activities, or meteorological condition assessment. 7Timer! was first introduced in mid 2005 and has been revised for better fitting of public service operation in mid 2008. It's first designed as a weather forecast tool for astronomical purpose, as the author himself is a long-term astronomer and is always annoyed by fluky weather conditions.

Recent changes:
2.14
====
-Fixed bug with Lunar Calendar displaying wrong initial month.
-Added setting to force GPS location

2.13
====
-Fixed crash on xlarge screen devices (oops, sorry!)

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A Google User
Jul 26, 2014
Love this app. This app is really good for stargazing. But please optimize it for tablets. Thanks.
A Google User
Jul 22, 2014
Excellent Works very smoothly on my 2012 nexus 7. The atmospheric and astronomical information it contains is very easy to understand and use, eg ISS passes. Again, excellent.
A Google User
Jul 21, 2014
I like the potential But the developers have obviously forgotten about this, as none of its features actually work!!!
A Google User
Jul 18, 2014
Fix this app! I really needed an app like this, but as many others have stated, it hangs on downloading whatever data it's trying to download. I imagine this to be an easy fix, if the author would only take a minute to look into it. It's probably the forcing of location via GPS when a device without GPS is being used. Why force location via GPS? Please make this optional as Google's location services already use lon/lat specs for location settings.
A Google User
Jun 29, 2014
Great app Works well with Galaxy Gear and Galaxy Note 3. Needs real-time alert ability if all specified conditions met; would give 5 stars for that.