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15 years 4 months ago #73421 by albertw
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Unihedron have now produced a sky quality meter. This time with a data out.

Hello all,

Announcing the SQM-LE.

By popular demand and after a long design and testing phase, Unihedron is
proud to announce the SQM-LE. An Ethernet-enabled Sky Quality Meter for
night-time sky brightness monitoring using the same narrow Field-of-View
in the SQM-L model.

At $249.99 USD, the SQM-LE is an affordable meter for continual, connected
measuring of sky brightness for astronomers and dark sky enthusiasts.

The SQM-LE reports the brightness of the night sky in magnitudes per
square arcsecond.

The unit allows access to raw measurement data and calibration settings
as well as in-place firmware updates.

Software is included for obtaining readings from Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Also, full specifications for communications protocol, and example
software interfaces allow for custom uses.

Read more about the SQM-LE here:
unihedron.com/projects/sqm-le/


Best regards,
Anthony Tekatch
Unihedron

Albert White MSc FRAS
Chairperson, International Dark Sky Association - Irish Section
www.darksky.ie/

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15 years 4 months ago #73452 by eansbro
Replied by eansbro on topic Re:Sky Quality Meter
I use the SQM-L to test how clear is the sky before embarking on any observing.

For example, last night I got 21.4 mag/arcsec(2)at 23.00 hrs. It was a good night for imaging.

The upgraded version looks interesting.

Eamonn A

www.kingslandobservatory.com

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