About this product
This pocket-sized device provides useful real-time environmental data for astronomers and astro-photographers.
Using integrated digital sensors, the Uranus Meteo Station continuously checks ambient temperature, humidity, pressure, cloud height, cloud coverage and night sky brightness, then displays the results via an easy to ready red LCD display.
It also features an internal GPS receiver that provides precise time & date, latitude and longitude, altitude, time of astronomical dawn and twilight at your location. And a CMOS sensor to measure sky brightness.
Digital Environmental Sensors
Uranus Meteo Sensor “talks” every second (configurable time interval) with a network of embedded sensors and reports the following information via the LCD screen.
- Ambient Temperature (°C or °F)
- Relative Humidity %
- Dew Point (°C or °F)
- Absolute Atmospheric Pressure – Sea Level Pressure (hPa)
- Relative Atmospheric Pressure (hPa)
- Barometric and GPS (precise) Altitude (m or ft.)
- Cloud Coverage % (Cloud Index)
- Cloud Temperature
- Cloud Height
Fully digital operation with a red film display makes control of the device quick and simple. A couple of push-buttons on top enable you to slide from screen to screen to read different sensor metrics.
Features an internal GPS receiver able to report:
- Accurate GPS Date and Time
- Latitude & Longitude
- Speed & Bearing
- Helps calculate the exact astronomical dawn and twilight time of your location
Visual Sky Brightness
The Uranus Meteo Sensor can also measure Visual Sky Brightness (MPSAS, NELM and Bortle Scale).
The highly sensitive sensor measures the sky at a 30° angle (simply hold the button for more than a second) and can display the reading as magnitudes per arc second², visual mags or lux.
Can be used to compare sky brightness at different sites or to document light pollution in your area.
- Moon Phases
- Astronomical Sunrise & Twilight Time based on GPS coords
Other Key Features
The device has an internal memory able to store up to 1000 records. Each record includes all sensor data and GPS coordinates. The software enables you, via USB, to view and export all of the data to
Unity Platform maps, keeping historic records of visited places.
Hand Held or PC
It is a handheld device that can also be plugged via a USB2 cable into your PC or Laptop. The enclosure also has 2 x 3 mm holes at the bottom for fitting it your telescope or in your observatory.
GPS port allows you to output full GPS NMEA messages to a serial device. The pinout is compatible with 10Micron mounts.
The device has a NiMH rechargeable (through USB-C port) battery pack.
Uranus Meteo Sensor fully supports ASCOM 6 Observing Conditions. Metrics can be easily displayed to imaging software such as SGPro on NINA.
What's in the box
1 x Uranus 2 Meteo Sensor
1 x USB Type C Cable
|Size/Weight ||93 x 55 x 24mm/120grms |
|Battery ||NiMH 600mA rechargeable |
|Communication ||USB type C socket (also for battery charging) |
|GPS Output ||NMEA 6C6P socket (10Micron pinout compatible) |
|Power Consumption ||3.3V / 60mA during operation, 10μA during sleep |
|Temp Sensor ||-40 to 85°C, Accuracy +- 0.5° C |
|Humidity Sensor ||0 % to 100 % , +-3 % Relative Humidity |
|Cloud Sensor ||IR Sensor 60° wide |
|Light Sensor ||Digital CMOS integrated circuit. Measures visible plus infrared light. 600M:1 Dynamic Range |
|GPS Module ||High sensitivity GNSS Module with 88 Channels, Ultra-Low Consumption Fast Positioning |
|Pressure Sensor ||Pressure: 300 to 1100 hPa |
|Operating Temperature ||-40° to + 60 °C |
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