Uranus Meteo Sensor
This pocket-sized device is an all-around astronomer/astro-photographer companion.
Smaller than the size of a cigarette box, and equipped with a variety of digital sensors, can precisely report the ambient temperature, humidity, pressure, cloud height, cloud coverage, astronomical twilight time, and the night sky brightness.
Store all sensor readouts into internal memory banks. Retrieve and keep historic records of your visited sites.
A highly digital sensitive sensor measures the brightness of the night sky at a 30° angle. You can determine the sky’s brightness within seconds. The device displays three different scales on-screen (magnitudes per arc second², visual mags, lux).
Compare the sky brightness at different sites or documentation of progressive light pollution in your area.
Uranus Meteo Station is housed in high quality, blue aluminum anodized shell.
Device “talks” with a network of embedded sensors and reports information on the red screen display.
All sensor readouts can be easily stored into internal memory with a click of a button.
Retrieve these records from our supplied software and keep historic records of the environmental conditions for the places you have visited.
Uranus Meteo Sensor has an internal GPS receiver able to report:
- Accurate GPS Date and Time
- Latitude & Longitude
- Speed & Bearing
- Helps to calculate the exact astronomical dawn and twilight time of your place.
Digital Environmental Sensors
Device “talks” every second (configurable time interval) with a network of embedded sensors and reports all readouts on the display.
A highly digital sensitive sensor measures the brightness of the night sky at a 30° angle. You can determine the sky’s brightness within seconds. Compare the sky brightness at different sites or documentation of progressive light pollution in your area.
A cloud sensor detemines the cloud coverage % of your night sky.
Relative Humidity %
The temperature the air needs to be cooled to form water droplets.
- Station Pressure (absolute)
- Sea Level Pressure (relative)
- Barometric Altitude
- GPS Altitude (accurate)
- Cloud Coverage %
- Sky Temperature
- Cloud Height
- Naked eye Limit Magnitude
- Bortle Scale
- Moon Phase
- Moon Age
- Astronomical Twilight Time
- Accurate Date and Time
- Latitude and Longitude
Other Key Features
The device has an internal memory able to store sensor readouts. Each record includes all sensor data and GPS coordinates. The software allows, via USB, to view and export all of these data to Unity Platform maps, keeping historic records of your visited places.
Handheld or PC
Uranus Meteo Sensor can be used as a handheld device or plugged via a USB2 cable to your PC or Laptop. The enclosure has 2 x 3mm holes at the bottom to securely lock the device on your telescope or in your observatory.
GPS port allows you to output full GPS NMEA messages to a serial RS232 protocol device. The pinout is compatible with 10Micron mounts (extra cable required SKU: PEG-URANUS-10MCORD) which also transmits temperature and pressure readouts .
The device has a NiMH rechargeable (through USB-C port) battery pack.
In the Box
|Size||105.5 x 55 x 24 mm|
|Battery||NiMH 600mA rechargeable|
|Communication||USB type C socket (also for battery charging)|
|GPS Output||NMEA 6C6P socket (10Micron pinout compatible)|
|Buttons||Two push buttons on top|
|Reset Button||On the side of the device|
|Power Consumption||3.3V / 60mA during operation, 10μA during sleep|
|Temperature Sensor||-40 to 85°C, Accuracy +- 0.5° C|
|Humidity Sensor||0 % to 100 % , +-3 % Relative Humidity|
|Cloud Sensor||Infrared 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||-30° to + 60 °C|