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Old 21-10-2020, 09:41 PM
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AstroSpots.com international map/database for astronomy viewing sites

Hello, IceInSpace community!

I would like to share information that our small startup AstroSpots.com has been released.

The main purpose of the application is to build an international map/database of viewing spots for astronomy observations and astrophotography under the dark sky.

The project is still in the starting phase. The basic functionalities have been added. Including - adding, rating, commenting spots, map features (a full list is available on the project website).
Each point is described by properties like name, GPS location, information about the shape of the horizon line N, S, W, E, Bortle scale, travel parameters, etc.

But I would like to ask more experienced colleagues from southern hemisphere for opinions and suggestions. What would you like to see/use in this kind of website? What can we improve?

Any feedback is more than welcome and I will be happy to answer all your questions.

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Peter AST
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Old 27-11-2020, 05:49 AM
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Hello there.

We managed to add few new features to astsospots.com Hope this will place it at you favorites astronomy tools list 😊

Astronomical Events
List of upcoming astronomy events, moon phases, conjunctions, comets, meteor showers, etc. If you are aware of interesting events in the coming months, leave info in the comment and we will add them to the list.
https://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/...1&d=1606420145

Weather forecasts
We managed to integrate and implement the weather API for the next 24 hours, including cloud cover, temperature, wind, sunrise/sunset moon, and sun. We still have some data to pull out, like the lunar "noon", the phases of the moon, distance from the earth, etc. So definitely you can expect more 😊
The data seems fairly accurate and more accurate than on some mobile apps - we'll see how it looks like over time.
https://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/...1&d=1606420268

Light Pollution
the first version was implemented previously; in this release, we improve performance and adjust the legend to be more friendly.
https://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/...1&d=1606420268

Plans and Summary
We need you are in application evolving, we want to introduce it to the wide astronomy community around the world. That why we help in adding astronomical points/locations - we strongly encourage you to add them. If you have any questions, difficulties, or doubts, just let us know in the comments

Feedback is extremely important to us. Let us know what you think about existing functionalities.
If you believe that there is functionality or integration that would make astrospot.com more useful also please let us know!

Clear skies friends!
Regards
Peter AST
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