It's been a while now that I chose to make my app iObserve free for all (both on macOS and iPad) and to support it at the basic level (I know iObserve on iPad hasn't received yet the update it deserves). If you don't know why, you should read this.

But of course, it keeps thriving! And a lot of people use it! And one of the best channel I have to get a sense of how often it's being used is the mails I receive to include new builtin observatories. Check this out only for this summer:

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It is really warm feeling to see this. 

But if you follow this blog, you also know that I am developing arcsecond,io and that it has a dedicated observatories page, right?

Of course, the obvious thing to do is to plug into iObserve to make it easier for everyone to contribute! And this is what I planned in the past to do, but in the v2.0 of iObserve... which is stalled, because I develop Arg! 

Enough cheating. This blog post is to announce I will develop an update of iObserve 1.6 to use the observatories in That is, I will not wait for v2 of iObserve. The tricky part is that the ObservatoryManager is something essential of the app, and I can't develop this overnight. But enough said, and back to work!