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HiTec Astro Weather Deluxe

£269.00✓ 2 year warranty

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About this product

Model:  hitecastro-weather-deluxe
Part Number:  weatherdeluxe

 

Hitec Weather Deluxe

Hitec Weather deluxe is a fully featured cloud sensor with integrated ambient and rain sensor. Utilising an RS232 connection allows a much longer cable run than is possible with USB.  The unit is designed to be located outdoors permanently so you never need to miss a clear sky again. Hitec Weather Deluxe comes with a comprehensive software suite containing advanced features not found on competing products.  Just some of these features are listed below;

  • ·         Sensor parameters are fully adjustable to suit your location and climate.
  • ·         RS232 cable allows unit to be located up to 150ft from the host PC.
  • ·         Power and signal are provided through a single cable.
  • ·         E-Mail alerts are fully configurable so you get the information you need when you need it.
  • ·         Astronomical calculations are done on the fly to allow factors such as twilight and moonlight to be factored into your observing decisions.  This removes the need for a light sensor.
  • ·         Separate and highly accurate ambient temperature sensor is located outside the box so as not to be affected by electronic heat.
  • ·         Rain sensor will alert you at the first drop of rain potentially saving you a lot of money should a sudden rain shower pass over. Rain sensor integrates a controllable inbuilt heater to avoid false alarms caused by dew or frost.

Comparison Table between Weather Deluxe and Weather USB

                                                      Weather Deluxe                              Weather USB

Cloud Sensor

Yes  (100deg FOV)

Yes (10deg FOV)

Ambient Temp. Sensor

Yes

Yes

Cloud Sensor Field of View

100

10

Rain Sensor

Yes

No

Connection

Serial RS232 (USB with adaptor)

USB

Power Relay

Yes

No

Power Requirement

12V

USB self powered

Alerts

 E-Mail, Screen

Screen.

Package

IP66 Rainproof

Not designed to be rainproof.

Max Cable Length

Tested to 150ft

15ft (USB standard) longer with active repeater.

ASCOM Safety Monitor Driver

Yes

No

Astronomical Calculator

Yes

No

 

HitecWeather provides a system in which all of the parameters which define the clarity (or otherwise) of the users sky can be determined using a method which HiTec have spent time learning to understand and develop.  These parameters can be simply set in the software provided and thus allow the user to adapt to different prevailing conditions.  By default Hitec Weather is loaded with parameters which have been found to work well from the United Kingdom.  However overseas customers might need to adjust these to suit local climates.  In short wherever you live and whatever your climate Hitec Weather will work for you with minimal effort.  If desired, users can download recommended parameters automatically.

 

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