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#1 Pleiode

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Posted 10 October 2022 - 01:46 PM

Hi!
Let me introduce myself, my name is Paul and I come from the French astronomy community!

 

For several months we have been working on a specialized weather service for astronomers!

 

And we just launched it: https://www.ouranos-app.com

 

You can test the service now. Feel free to report ideas, bugs, etc. via the site's contact form.

You can also easily install the app on any phone using the "Add to Home Screen" feature in your mobile browser.

 

Some brief information: The weather model is the GFS model with a resolution of 0.25°. Maps are updated four times a day (at 7am, 1am, 5am, 1am) and are based on the GFS run (from 12am, 6am, 12pm and 6am respectively). Hourly forecast are in UTC, we are currently working on converting them to local times.

 

The service will evolve and new features will come!
I am looking forward to your feedback smile.gif .


Edited by Pleiode, 10 October 2022 - 01:54 PM.

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#2 TholianWeb

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Posted 10 October 2022 - 03:01 PM

Paul

   Thank you for the link to the new forecast application.

Is the GFS global 1/4 degree model run by Meteofrance,  NOAA or another party?

 

The transparency calculation includes humidity, temp and ozone and is independent of cloud cover.

I will look forward to trying this application during the week. Today over Maryland USA we have high pressure tonight. Tomorrow night  will be a better test. Some of the local forecasts are calling for clouds tomorrow, but ouranos-app GFS forecast is for clear (hope they are right!).

Ben


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#3 R Botero

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Posted 11 October 2022 - 02:14 AM

Well done! Looks very good. One simple suggestion: change the icons of the cloud cover depending on %. At the moment there’s no difference between 0 and 100%.
Thank you!
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Posted 12 October 2022 - 12:43 PM

Hi Paul,

 

The seeing seems to be giving me better readings then actually I have, comparing to my “Good to Star Gaze” app, which I have been using over the last year. For example, yours has my sky at 1.0 arcsec when it is much closer to 1.5 arcsec which the GSG app shows. If I thought I had 1.0 arcsec skies I would never sleep!

Also will you be adding by the hr readings as conditions can change a lot during 6hrs readings.

 

Jon


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#5 Pleiode

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Posted 12 October 2022 - 02:06 PM

Paul

   Thank you for the link to the new forecast application.

Is the GFS global 1/4 degree model run by Meteofrance,  NOAA or another party?

 

The transparency calculation includes humidity, temp and ozone and is independent of cloud cover.

I will look forward to trying this application during the week. Today over Maryland USA we have high pressure tonight. Tomorrow night  will be a better test. Some of the local forecasts are calling for clouds tomorrow, but ouranos-app GFS forecast is for clear (hope they are right!).

Ben

Hi Ben !

The GFS model is run by MétéoFrance !

Thanks for you feedback smile.gif



#6 Pleiode

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Posted 12 October 2022 - 02:07 PM

Well done! Looks very good. One simple suggestion: change the icons of the cloud cover depending on %. At the moment there’s no difference between 0 and 100%.
Thank you!
Roberto

Hi Roberto !
Thanks for your suggestion ! Precisely, it's for the next update wink.gif 


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#7 Pleiode

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Posted 12 October 2022 - 02:13 PM

Hi Paul,

 

The seeing seems to be giving me better readings then actually I have, comparing to my “Good to Star Gaze” app, which I have been using over the last year. For example, yours has my sky at 1.0 arcsec when it is much closer to 1.5 arcsec which the GSG app shows. If I thought I had 1.0 arcsec skies I would never sleep!

Also will you be adding by the hr readings as conditions can change a lot during 6hrs readings.

 

Jon

Hi Jon !

Currently the seeing is experimental so we will improve it thanks to your feedbaks !
And also for the hourly forecast !
 



#8 Pleiode

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Posted 22 October 2022 - 10:24 AM

Hello !

New update !
- New Moon feature: phase, moonrise, moonset, illumination (local time)
- New planets feature: planets rise and planets set (local time)
- Animation of the cloud cover
Enjoy !


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Posted 27 October 2022 - 07:56 AM

Nice! Simple, easy to read/understand.

 

Moonset and moonrise missing?

 

"La-Costa, CA 9, USA"  What is the 9?

 

For small one-time fee (~$3) remove ads?


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Posted 03 November 2022 - 12:32 AM

That looks a nice application! I will trying it for a while. Thanks and greetings to Nantes!

 

A small suggestion if i may. About the days forcast, i would prefer a resume/forecast in a signal color for a day and then when clicking, the day in details...


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#11 Pleiode

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Posted 07 November 2022 - 08:49 AM

Hello everyone !

 

Ouranos is now available on Android smile.gif

 

here is the link to the PlayStore: https://play.google....nos_app.www.twa


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#12 Pleiode

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Posted 07 November 2022 - 09:03 AM

Nice! Simple, easy to read/understand.

 

Moonset and moonrise missing?

 

"La-Costa, CA 9, USA"  What is the 9?

 

For small one-time fee (~$3) remove ads?

Normally Moonrise and moonset are displayed blush.gif

 

For "La-Costa, CA 9, USA" I use a Google database for location, so I don't know why the 9 lol.gif 

And for One-time fee remove ads, yes, I'm thinking about it !



#13 Pleiode

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Posted 14 November 2022 - 11:47 AM

Hello !
New update !

- You can now bookmark a city by creating an account! smile.gif


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#14 Pleiode

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Posted 29 November 2022 - 08:22 AM

Big update!

 

Here is the list of features:

 

- Tonight's Forecast tab: forecasts focused on tonight's forecast
- 48 Hour Forecast tab: hourly forecasts for next 48 hours
- 6 Day Forecast tab: 3-hourly forecasts for 6 days


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#15 Pleiode

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Posted 27 February 2023 - 11:34 AM

Hello community!

I'm coming back to you after several updates!

 

Don't hesitate to leave reviews on the Play Store but also on the review system of the site (the red box on the right)

https://www.ouranos-app.com/

Thank you very much and good luck



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Posted 13 March 2023 - 08:45 AM

Wind speed in *F came back 142 MPH.  Unlikely.


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#17 Pleiode

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Posted 20 March 2023 - 05:54 AM

Exciting news - Ouranos API is here!

 

With this API, you can quickly access useful information like seeing, transparency, and the "Predict" function, which tells you the best night for observing with a telescope or observatory.

We're sure this API will improve the efficiency of your astronomical observation operations and maximize your available observation time !

 

For more information, visit our dedicated webpage: https://www.ouranos-app.com/?page=api

 

Cheers to clear skies and amazing discoveries! smile.gif



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Posted 22 March 2023 - 07:50 AM

How is "not tonight" determined?



#19 Pleiode

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Posted 05 April 2023 - 07:35 AM

How is "not tonight" determined?

Not Tonight is based on poor seeing, transparency and cloud cover



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Posted 19 April 2023 - 05:05 AM

Hello!
In order to maintain a high quality service and low data usage and server costs. Ouranos has now switched to a subscription system.
The 48 hour forecast and 7 day forecast features are available with a subscription fee of 0,99€/month or 5,99€/year.

 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate smile.gif



#21 Pleiode

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Posted 19 April 2023 - 05:10 AM

also I remind that for android users, there is an application available on the Playstore. Feel free to put a review on the Store!



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Posted 22 April 2023 - 07:01 AM

How is "not tonight" determined?

Not Tonight is based on poor seeing, transparency and cloud cover

 

Obviously, but what values?  Seems to say not tonight even when ok.



#23 Pleiode

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Posted 22 July 2023 - 04:58 PM

Hello to the community!

An important new update has arrived!

New features :
- Sky quality index graph. Allows you to see quickly when conditions are good.
- Reorganized tabs: today's forecast and 7-day forecast.

Application available on the PlayStore: https://play.google....nos_app.www.twa and soon on the app store! 😊

don't hesitate to contact me privately so I can give you a code for a discounted subscription! ☺️

bon ciel à tous !

https://ouranos-app.com

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Posted 24 July 2023 - 12:24 PM

Nice, how about an option to put in a lat lon position?


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#25 Pleiode

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Posted 02 August 2023 - 04:54 AM

Ouranos is finally available on iOS!
 

The free version: https://apps.apple.c...my/id6456041564
 

The Pro version, with all the features: https://apps.apple.c...my/id6453292305
 

On ISO, it's unfortunately not the same business model (Apple constraints...) It's a €6.99 purchase for life!
 

enjoy!




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