CLOUDWATCHER (observatory and pocket versions)

Software & other downloads

CloudWatcher and Pocket CloudWatcher


Current version is 9.2.5 (Jun 2022)

Linux and OSX:


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”.