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Nightshift 0.15 adds real-time cloud cover images, redesigned dashboard, improved deep-sky database and much more

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#1 Waddensky

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Posted 09 April 2020 - 06:09 AM

I'm proud to announce the next major release of Nightshift for Android. This release builds on the feedback on previous releases, thanks for all suggestions, tips and bug reports!

 

Nightshift provides worldwide stargazing forecast, a celestial event calendar and location-specific observing advice for over 16,000 deep-sky objects. You can download Nightshift for free from Google Play!

 

Nightshift 0.15 has the following new features:

  • Redesigned dashboard, new tabs to quickly switch between current stargazing conditions, forecast and celestial events
  • Real-time, animated infrared cloud cover satellite images to anticipate upcoming clouds both day and night
  • Improved deep-sky database, including the full NGC & IC catalogues from the OpenNGC project, now including over 16,000 deep-sky objects
  • Improved twilight diagram, better distinction between conditions with and without weather forecast available
  • Help texts for all cards on the dashboard
  • A lot of optimisations and background improvements for a smoother user experience

The new release of Nightshift is available for free from Google Play, download here.

 

Suggestions are, as always, much appreciated. Let me know what you think!



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Posted 24 April 2020 - 12:46 PM

A recent Google Maps SDK issue may cause crashes on Nightshift 0.15 and earlier when initialising the observing location map.

 

In anticipation of the patched Play Services from Google, I released a hotfix in version 0.15.1 that corrects the issue. Update is available here.




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