Recent news (May 20, 2013):
The GNS is about to be launched, finally. A lot of factors have conspired to delay the project, but it's finally here. It's going to be really affordable, with 1 year licenses for US$ 15, or 12€.
During this week we'll be posting the free Windows application, as well as links to the Google Play and Apple's appstore as soon as the became available.
New: Good Night System !!
From now on, if you have a smartphone, you'll be able - at last - to really sleep while your imaging session takes place.
No SMS or other weak methods; even if the observatory PC or its software fails, the power goes down... your phone will wake you up.
|Distance sensor support in Firefly
September 27, 2012: our roll-off control system, the Firefly, can read distances from an inexpensive, yet high quality, IR sensor from SHARP. No need to add more wires to the mount.
With a price around US $14, it's the perfect way to make sure the roof won't sever the scope.
Ask as about how to put it to work while the documentation gets up to date!
Easier Firefly programming
Just in case you're a bit scared about programming Firefly's scripts, now it's easier than ever. And don't forget we're here to help - we'll customize scripts for you at no cost. In fact, we'll even help you setup the wiring.
Again, please contact us while we find time to update the documentation!
For non E.U. customers.
Prices shown in US$, no VAT!
Seletek software 4.0 released
Update, March 16/2012: the software and new firmware is already available for all controllers. The users' manual has also been updated to cover some (thought not all yet) of the new features.
The new version of Seletek software has just been released.
New focus motor for Celestron(r) S/C scopes
A new instructional video showing the new coupling and how to install it.
Remotely unplugging a USB device
So you're sitting comfortably at your observatory, or even at your home (maybe far far away from the telescope) and you need to unplug and replug some device... the only way seems to be resetting the computer and that takes quite a long time.
There's a new firmware version of the AAG CloudWatcher for owners of units with serial number from 400 (anemometer-capable units).
It solves some minor timing issues, and it is recommended for setups with or without anemometer. It also adds the possibility of keeping the rain sensor heater on while the PC is not connected to the unit, a good way to avoid condensation problems.
First of all, please check your serial number, just to be sure:
If your serial number is below 400, you don't need the upgrade!
AAG WeatherCenter & Cumulus
Thanks to the effort of David Nicholls, reading weather information from the great and free Cumulus software is very easy for users of AAG Weather Center.
Once you have Cumulus working with your station, download the template file created by David:
and simply configure Cumulus template processing. If you are not using the internet publishing capabilities of Cumulus, just set the refresh time in the Internet configuration window: