This AAG CloudWatcher is a special version adapted to work with the Hydreon RG-9 Rain sensor (which is sold separately).

(Note that this version has no rain sensor installed – for rain detection, the Hydreon RG-9 is required).

AAG CloudWatcher – Hydreon Rain Sensor version features include:

  • Full information about sky conditions including sky quality measurement
  • Reliable readings
  • Easy interpretation of all information
  • Connectable to the AAG CloudWatcher SOLO for low power, 24×7 remote availability
  • Software available for:
      • Windows (free)
      • INDILib (free) http://indilib.org/devices/weather-stations/aag-cloud-watcher.html,
      • INDIGO
      • MAC OSX (developed by Richard Francis, GerSpatial, available from the AppStore at a very reasonable cost).
      • And autonomously with the SOLO
      • ASCOM safety monitor and observing conditions drivers available
  • Very low maintenance
  • Product in constant review and improvement

Advanced features include:

  • Multiple users in LAN (MASTER mode and REMOTE mode operation);
  • MASTER and REMOTE installations can be independently parameterized;
  • Sky temperature correction model to account for excessive atmospheric longwave radiation during summer;
  • All alerts can be defined as sound alerts, with a specific sound file to be played when the alert condition occurs;
  • Switch control can be disabled and be performed by an external program (suitable to control other equipment);
  • Allows the electrical constants to be changed by the user;
  • A complete set of properties/methods for inter-program communications;
  • Compatible with existing firmware versions 1.xx, 2.xx and future version 3.xx;
  • ACP, Sequence Generator+, CCDCommander, CCDAutopilot, Prism, CCDAutoPilot, and Maxpilote compatible; plus any ASCOM-compliant software.
  • With the program, AAG WeatherCentre (***) can combine information from any standard weather station supported by Virtual Weather Station, Weather Display, or Cumulus software.
  • Several free programs for mobile devices, for example, the one developed by Francisco Jesús Cortés to allow you to receive an alarm on your mobile phone.

The AAG CloudWatcher package includes:

  • Clouds sensor
  • Support for Hydreon Rain Sensor (Sold Separately)
  • Light sensor
  • Temperature sensor
  • (Optional) Relative Humidity and Atmospheric Pressure sensor (RH & AP versions) —  (available from 2021 April).

Optional Cables and Mounting Bracket:

A Range of specially designed Cables and Extension Cables are available for connection to a computer or observatory control system.

CloudWatcher Cables are available in 3m, 5m, 7m, and 10m lengths. (one required)

CloudWatcher Extension Cables are also available in 3m, 5m, 7m, and 10m lengths.  

CloudWatcher and Anemometer mounting bracket is also available.

  • Power 12 or 15V, current < 1 A
  • Standard 5.5 / 2.1mm jack, center positive
  • RS232 Serial port (**)
  • Weight:
    • 160gr. (no RH & AP version)
    • 185gr. (RH & AP version)
  • Size:
    • 130*85*45 mm. (no RH & AP version)
    • 130*85*60 mm. (RH & AP version)
Dichroic UV/IR filter bandwidth
Graphic of the dichroic UV/IR filter included in the CW lid

The AAG CloudWatcher package includes:

  • Clouds sensor
  • Connection to Hydreon Rain sensor (sold separately)
  • Light sensor capable of measuring thesky darkness quality
  • Dichroic UV/IR filter for the correct measurement of the sky darkness quality
  • Optional Relative Humidity, Atmospheric Pressure sensor and Temperature sensor (RH & AP version)

All our products are shippable. In all cases, full payment is required before our products are shipped. Currently Sidereal Trading Pty Ltd only ships to Australia, Australian Territories and New Zealand.

Deliveries are made via Registered Australia Post or TNT Australia. Tracking information and updates will be sent to the email address associated with the order. A link to the courier’s website tracking information may also be provided. All small items will be shipped via Australia Post – Parcel Post or if requested via Express Parcel Post. All large items will be Shipped via TNT Road Express or TNT Economy Express Export. Should you require Express Post for your order, please contact our staff to confirm any additional charges that may apply.

You may be required to sign for the delivery to confirm proof of receipt. If you are not there when the delivery is made, you may incur further charges from Australia Post or TNT Australia (not from Sidereal Trading Pty Ltd) to pick up the parcel from the nearest post office or depot.
Our Flat Rate delivery charges are determined per order depending on the category your products fall into. This will be specified once a postcode is entered at checkout.

Remote delivery destinations or other factors may cause the web-based shopping cart to underquote the shipping charges. Some regional areas of Australia and New Zealand will incur higher charges than specified at checkout. When this occurs, we will first contact you to confirm payment of the difference, or subsequently cancel the order and refund any payments made if this additional cost is prohibitive. At any time if you feel the shipping calculation does not seem correct, please contact us via phone or email so that we can fix the problem and raise the order for you with the correct shipping amount.

In-Store Pick Up is also possible. See Contact Us for Store Location.

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    AAG CloudWatcher – Hydreon Rain Sensor Version

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    $509.00$565.00

    This AAG CloudWatcher is a special version adapted to work with the Hydreon RG-9 Rain sensor (which is sold separately).

    (Note that this version has no rain sensor installed – for rain detection, the Hydreon RG-9 is required).

    AAG CloudWatcher – Hydreon Rain Sensor version features include:

    • Full information about sky conditions including sky quality measurement
    • Reliable readings
    • Easy interpretation of all information
    • Connectable to the AAG CloudWatcher SOLO for low power, 24×7 remote availability
    • Software available for:
        • Windows (free)
        • INDILib (free) http://indilib.org/devices/weather-stations/aag-cloud-watcher.html,
        • INDIGO
        • MAC OSX (developed by Richard Francis, GerSpatial, available from the AppStore at a very reasonable cost).
        • And autonomously with the SOLO
        • ASCOM safety monitor and observing conditions drivers available
    • Very low maintenance
    • Product in constant review and improvement

    Advanced features include:

    • Multiple users in LAN (MASTER mode and REMOTE mode operation);
    • MASTER and REMOTE installations can be independently parameterized;
    • Sky temperature correction model to account for excessive atmospheric longwave radiation during summer;
    • All alerts can be defined as sound alerts, with a specific sound file to be played when the alert condition occurs;
    • Switch control can be disabled and be performed by an external program (suitable to control other equipment);
    • Allows the electrical constants to be changed by the user;
    • A complete set of properties/methods for inter-program communications;
    • Compatible with existing firmware versions 1.xx, 2.xx and future version 3.xx;
    • ACP, Sequence Generator+, CCDCommander, CCDAutopilot, Prism, CCDAutoPilot, and Maxpilote compatible; plus any ASCOM-compliant software.
    • With the program, AAG WeatherCentre (***) can combine information from any standard weather station supported by Virtual Weather Station, Weather Display, or Cumulus software.
    • Several free programs for mobile devices, for example, the one developed by Francisco Jesús Cortés to allow you to receive an alarm on your mobile phone.

    The AAG CloudWatcher package includes:

    • Clouds sensor
    • Support for Hydreon Rain Sensor (Sold Separately)
    • Light sensor
    • Temperature sensor
    • (Optional) Relative Humidity and Atmospheric Pressure sensor (RH & AP versions) —  (available from 2021 April).

    Optional Cables and Mounting Bracket:

    A Range of specially designed Cables and Extension Cables are available for connection to a computer or observatory control system.

    CloudWatcher Cables are available in 3m, 5m, 7m, and 10m lengths. (one required)

    CloudWatcher Extension Cables are also available in 3m, 5m, 7m, and 10m lengths.  

    CloudWatcher and Anemometer mounting bracket is also available.

    • Power 12 or 15V, current < 1 A
    • Standard 5.5 / 2.1mm jack, center positive
    • RS232 Serial port (**)
    • Weight:
      • 160gr. (no RH & AP version)
      • 185gr. (RH & AP version)
    • Size:
      • 130*85*45 mm. (no RH & AP version)
      • 130*85*60 mm. (RH & AP version)
    Dichroic UV/IR filter bandwidth
    Graphic of the dichroic UV/IR filter included in the CW lid

    The AAG CloudWatcher package includes:

    • Clouds sensor
    • Connection to Hydreon Rain sensor (sold separately)
    • Light sensor capable of measuring thesky darkness quality
    • Dichroic UV/IR filter for the correct measurement of the sky darkness quality
    • Optional Relative Humidity, Atmospheric Pressure sensor and Temperature sensor (RH & AP version)

    All our products are shippable. In all cases, full payment is required before our products are shipped. Currently Sidereal Trading Pty Ltd only ships to Australia, Australian Territories and New Zealand.

    Deliveries are made via Registered Australia Post or TNT Australia. Tracking information and updates will be sent to the email address associated with the order. A link to the courier’s website tracking information may also be provided. All small items will be shipped via Australia Post – Parcel Post or if requested via Express Parcel Post. All large items will be Shipped via TNT Road Express or TNT Economy Express Export. Should you require Express Post for your order, please contact our staff to confirm any additional charges that may apply.

    You may be required to sign for the delivery to confirm proof of receipt. If you are not there when the delivery is made, you may incur further charges from Australia Post or TNT Australia (not from Sidereal Trading Pty Ltd) to pick up the parcel from the nearest post office or depot.
    Our Flat Rate delivery charges are determined per order depending on the category your products fall into. This will be specified once a postcode is entered at checkout.

    Remote delivery destinations or other factors may cause the web-based shopping cart to underquote the shipping charges. Some regional areas of Australia and New Zealand will incur higher charges than specified at checkout. When this occurs, we will first contact you to confirm payment of the difference, or subsequently cancel the order and refund any payments made if this additional cost is prohibitive. At any time if you feel the shipping calculation does not seem correct, please contact us via phone or email so that we can fix the problem and raise the order for you with the correct shipping amount.

    In-Store Pick Up is also possible. See Contact Us for Store Location.

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      Need Expert Advice?

      Visual Astronomy, Astrophotography, Microscopy and Macro Photography can be a little complicated sometimes as there are a lot of options. If you'd like to check something before you purchase just let us know and we'd be happy to help!

      Enquire now or call us (03) 9042 2293