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 daw, twilight time, and the night sky brightness.

Uranus Meteo Station is housed in high quality, blue aluminum anodized shell.

Introductory Price: $380 USD

Digital Environmental
Sensors

Device “talks” every second (configurable time interval) with a network of embedded sensors and reports information on screen display.

Digital
Operation

A fully digital operation in combination with a red film display makes the control of the device quick and simple. A couple of push-buttons on top of the device allows you to slide from screen to screen and read different sensor metrics.

GPS
Location

Uranus Meteo Sensor has an internal GPS receiver able to report:

  • Accurate GPS Date and Time
  • Latitude & Longitude
  • Speed & Bearing
  • Altitude
  • 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 the following information on the display.

  • 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

Measurement of the sky brightness can be achieved if you keep the right button pressed for more than a second.

  • Visual Sky Brightness (MPSAS, NELM and Bortle Scale)

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.

Additional calculations

  • Moon Phases
  • Astronomical Sunrise & Twilight Time based on GPS coords

On Screen Display Menus

Uranus Meteo Sensor displays all sensor readings on different menus that can be accessed by the two buttons on the top of the handheld device

  • Imperial or Metric system display can be configured via the Unity platform software

Other Key Features

Memory Banks

The device has an internal memory able to store up to 1000 records. 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 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

GPS port allows you to output full GPS NMEA messages to a serial device. The pinout is compatible with 10Micron mounts.

Rechargeable battery

The device has a NiMH rechargeable (through USB-C port) battery pack.

Supported By

ASCOM 6

Uranus Meteo Sensor fully supports ASCOM 6 Observing Conditions. Metrics can be easily displayed to imaging software such as SGPro on NINA.

Unity Platform

Unity Platform allows monitoring and keeping a record of sensor data from day or night. Zoomable and exportable graphs keep a historic record of every observing session.

In the Box

1 x Uranus Meteo Sensor

1 x USB type C cable

Technical Specification

Size 93 x 55 x 24 mm
Weight 120 grams
Battery NiMH 600mA rechargeable
Communication USB type C socket (also for battery charging)
GPS Output NMEA 6C6P socket (10Micron pinout compatible)
Buttons 2 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 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
Operation Fully Digital

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