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Old 08-05-2018, 12:54 PM
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Lightbulb South Pacific Star Party 2018

The high resolution forecast is now available here. Good luck.
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Old 22-05-2018, 07:21 PM
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Lightbulb Additional Meteogram Locations

We've added another 43 meteogram locations taking the total from 170 to 213 locations.

VIC Meteogram locations
Hamilton, Mount Buller, Mount Hotham and Sale.

NSW Meteogram locations
Bathurst, Broken Hill, Cobar, Coolah, Dubbo, Griffith, Norah Head and Tweed Heads.

QLD Meteogram locations
Birdsville, Charleville, Goondiwindi, Hervey Bay, Ipswich, Maleny, Mareeba, Maryborough, Proserpine, Springbrook and Weipa.

NT Meteogram locations
Jabiru, Palmerston, Wadeye and Wurrumiyanga.

WA Meteogram locations
Bunbury, Bussleton, Exmouth, Newman and Port Hedland.
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Old 22-05-2018, 07:23 PM
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Lightbulb Additional Meteogram Locations

We've added another 43 meteogram locations taking the total from 170 to 213 locations.

SA Meteogram locations
Mount Barker, Port Lincoln and Whyalla.

TAS Meteogram locations
Campbell Town, Devonport, New Norfolk, Queenstown, Scottsdale, Smithton, Strahan and Swansea.
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Old 22-05-2018, 07:28 PM
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Lightbulb Guinness World Record for the most people stargazing at multiple venues

High resolution forecasts are freely available at:

NSW/ACT
http://www.liveweather.com.au/canberra/

VIC
http://www.liveweather.com.au/thebriars/
http://www.liveweather.com.au/mtburnett/

QLD
http://www.liveweather.com.au/avocavale/
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Old 23-05-2018, 10:39 AM
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CFN Security

The cloud free night service is now served over https. We've transfered all our feeds and content over to SSL including your browsing experience and personal profiles. Any issues, please let us know.

Thank you for your continued support.
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Old 24-05-2018, 01:21 PM
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Lightbulb Facebook Feed

There is now a toggle in your control panel to display or disable the Facebook feed on the side in myCFN. It is on by default. Although it is a secure feed, some of you might prefer not to be linked to Facebook.
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Old 19-06-2018, 10:25 AM
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Lightbulb More Meteogram Locations

Meteogram locations now number >200 in Australia with 65% freely available to registered members. Please contact us if you have any issues or questions.
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Old 19-06-2018, 10:28 AM
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Lightbulb ... and some More Meteogram Locations

Meteogram locations now number >200 in Australia with 65% freely available to registered members. Please contact us if you have any issues or questions.
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Old 27-06-2018, 08:37 AM
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Lightbulb Different Forecast models

We often get asked why, in the meteogram/darksky, sections the first 36h of ACCESS-C data differ from the ACCESS-R data. Which one is right? Or GFS says it will be overcast but ACCESS says it is going to be clear. Is it going to be clear or cloudy?

The short answer is that they are different models and updated at different times during the day. So as well as looking at different models you also might be looking at different time frames.

There are two small fine prints at the bottom of the graphic tiles. On the bottom left, the date of the bitmap generation and on the bottom right the time. This is your first hint to know if you are looking at new or old data. To see when the data gets updated check our F.A.Q.

GFS and ACCESS are different models. ACCESS seems to get it right more often than not for regional Australian weather. If the two models are in accordance then the odds are better than if they say two opposite things.

You cannot make a decision about a clear night by looking at one product only. For example don't base your decision solely on a clear meteogram or map forecast. Have a look at the satellite and radar maps. Play a short animation. If a storm front is approaching chances are it is not going to be clear whether you like it or not.

So to recap there are many different tools on CFN to help you make an informed decision to plan your night. Have a look around and don't rely on only one source of information.
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Old 28-06-2018, 12:05 PM
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Lightbulb Site Optimisation & Security

Cloud Free night was recently moved to https to increase security. In the process all data and XML feeds were also moved to SSL. We recently optimised a lot of the processes and gained a significant amount of speed in displaying maps and tiles. Give it a go. I'm sure you'll find a net improvement in usability and responsiveness, even more so on mobile platforms. Finally we've halved the questions in our survey making it easier to register for a free trial. Thanks again for you continued support.
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Old 28-06-2018, 12:50 PM
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Lightbulb Three New Weather Cams from Air Services Australia

Three new weather cams were added to myCFN.

Camden Airport & Moss Vale

Handy if your meteogram locations are around Campbeltown, Belanglo, The Oaks, South western Sydney area or Wollongong area.

Murrurundi Gap

Newcastle, Bretti, Lostock, Coolah, Tamworth, Chaffey Dam, Hunter valley area, etc...
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:57 AM
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Lightbulb Two New Weather Cams from Air Services Australia

Two new weather cams were added to myCFN.

Mount Boyce

Handy if your meteogram locations are around Katoomba, Crago or Blue Mountains area.

Mildura Airport

Mildura, Swan Hills area, etc...
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Old 14-07-2018, 04:54 PM
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Lightbulb Weather Cameras now available to all Members

All weather cameras (103) are now accesssible at member level. You can go to your control panel and select which ones you want to plot on your maps.
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Old 14-07-2018, 06:33 PM
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Lightbulb Archives and historical data

We now offer historical data for supporters in the forecast map section. It is currently available for total clouds and pressure/rainfall. We will shortly add Wind and Jetstream.

Here's how to use it:

1_ go to the forecast map section.
2_ select a map type.
3_ a button called "ARCHIVE 00 06 12 18" will appear in the menu if the map type selected has historical data.

Click on 00, 06, 12 or 18 to get the corresponding UTC run in PDF format.
The PDF file will list all the tiles for the model selected (GFS, ACCESS-C, ACCESS-R or ACCESS-G) for the region selected (AUS, SEAUS, CAUS, NQLD, SEQLD, ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, TAS, NZ, SWWA, NWWA, NT) for the map type selected (Total Cloud, Pressure/Rainfall, Wind 10m, Wind 300hPa) for the time range selected (36h, 72h, 96h, 120h, 240h).
You can view/download and save the file to your hard drive.

New files will be generated each time a new run is completed and will overwrite the old files.
Any issues let us know. Thanks.

Surface Wind and Jet stream were added to the historical data section.
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Old 18-07-2018, 05:29 PM
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Lightbulb Cloud Free Night Widgets

You can now embed a variety of CFN products on your own webpage.
ACCESS/GFS maps from +3h out to +120h, any satellite map from any state or region and any meteogram for all public locations.

Click here to get started

Select a product and its settings, a preview image will show you what you can expect on your website.

When done, type in the page you want the image to appear in the following format:

http://www.mywebsite.com.au/mydirectory/

and press "VALIDATE". After checking access to your webpage you'll be presented with a bit of code to copy/paste in your web page HTML and the map will load on your web page.

This service is available publicly. No need to register or login.
Any issues let us know. Thanks.
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Old 20-07-2018, 04:38 PM
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Lightbulb More Weather Cameras

You might want to check your control panel as more cameras were added in the western plains of NSW, around Armidale, Sydney CBD, Canberra/ACT and Northern NSW, Bretti, Lostock etc...
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Old 31-07-2018, 03:57 PM
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Lightbulb Archives and historical data

There was a bug, fixed now, that prevented the PDF generation for the archives. Let us know of any issues.

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We now offer historical data for supporters in the forecast map section. It is currently available for total clouds and pressure/rainfall. We will shortly add Wind and Jetstream.

Here's how to use it:

1_ go to the forecast map section.
2_ select a map type.
3_ a button called "ARCHIVE 00 06 12 18" will appear in the menu if the map type selected has historical data.

Click on 00, 06, 12 or 18 to get the corresponding UTC run in PDF format.
The PDF file will list all the tiles for the model selected (GFS, ACCESS-C, ACCESS-R or ACCESS-G) for the region selected (AUS, SEAUS, CAUS, NQLD, SEQLD, ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, TAS, NZ, SWWA, NWWA, NT) for the map type selected (Total Cloud, Pressure/Rainfall, Wind 10m, Wind 300hPa) for the time range selected (36h, 72h, 96h, 120h, 240h).
You can view/download and save the file to your hard drive.

New files will be generated each time a new run is completed and will overwrite the old files.
Any issues let us know. Thanks.

Surface Wind and Jet stream were added to the historical data section.

Last edited by cfn; 31-07-2018 at 03:57 PM. Reason: Fixed Bug
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Old 31-07-2018, 03:59 PM
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Lightbulb QLD Astrofest Forecast

Avoca Vale High Resolution forecast is now online at: http://www.liveweather.com.au/avocavale/
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Old 30-08-2018, 05:49 AM
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Lightbulb Additional meteogram locations

Additional meteogram locations will be available shortly. Please contact us if you would like a meteogram for your home town or observing site.
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