AAG CLOUDWATCHER (outdoors and pocket versions)

Software & other downloads

AAG & Pocket CloudWatcher


Current version is 9.1.4.

Complete software package (v 9.1.4) Zip file with examples, installer, docs, etc.

Online help

• Firmware (only required for user-installed sensors):

        • Vers. 5.7.3  – for all units without atm. pressure sensor(*)
        • Vers. 5.8.4  – for units with external Atm. Pressure and RH sensor(*)

Previous (8.1.0b) version, in case you don’t want the new look and sensor information (exe only!)

•  PocketCW USB drivers

    New ASCOM Observing Conditions and Safety Monitor Driver for both the Windows software (version 9+, above) and for the Solo (version 3.x). Recommended!

Linux and OSX:

    Complete INDIGO supportINDIGO astronomy

    INDILib weather driver available

•    MAC OSX (developed by​ Richard Francis,​ GerSpatial, available from the AppStore at a very reasonable cost).


AAG CloudWatcher Android widget (for CW – Solo users)


Older ASCOM Safety Monitor Driver for both the Windows software and for the Solo, still working.

ASCOM observing conditions standard. Chris Rowland’s driver tested to work with both the AAG windows software and the Solo. Download from the ASCOM web site:

AAG CloudWatcher cloud detector
Pocket Cloudwatcher device. Hot Product 2019 - Sky & Telescope.


For all units:

– support for remote reboot (so no need in the future to power cycle to update)

– device constants now hardwired


AAG WeatherCentre (1)

    A free module which combines information from AAG_CloudWatcher with information from a standard weather station controlled by either Virtual Weather StationWeather Display or Cumulus software. For this program to be fully operational, one of these weather station packages must be installed.

•    Complete software package (v2.3)

•    Online help

(1) The program AAG WeatherCentre is no longer needed since 2017 because the AAGCloudWatcher measures wind speed and relative humidity.
It is fully operational but not being updated – offered “as is”.