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Having looked at a number of water stations on the market, I decided to purchase the AAG Cloudwatcher.
tienda.lunatico.es/AAG-CloudWatcher-cloud-detector-1
I didn't bother with the anemometer.
Easy to install and I have it set to output charts via ftp.

Cloud


Brightness


Rain


Temperature
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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Weather Station

FWIW, the unit outputs the charts to the observatory pc.
From there, i use the program Syncback to upload the charts to the ftp folder every 10 mins.
Charts are very small, only 3kb each.
Aside from charts, the unit also includes a relay cable for automatic opening and closing of the observatory.
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Replied by eansbro on topic Re: Weather Station

Hi Michael,

That price gives the Boltwood a run for its money.
I have never been satisfied with the Boltwood One as to it's accuracy.

Do you find the AAG accurate? ie.does it open the slit when it is definitely clear?

Eamonn
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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Weather Station

Eamonn,

At present I don;'t have it connected to the dome fore two reasons,
1. I am still installing the automation system in the dome;
2. I want to see how well this weather unit performs.
For the past few weeks, I have been keeping ma close eye on the weather and the output from the unit.
So far, I am surprised at how accurate it is.
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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Weather Station

Just a follow-up post re the weather sensor.
I've had it over a year now and it''s been working great.
Works well with ACP.
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